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Burundi court cuts journalist prison term over gun attack

* Journalists in Burundi targeted by prosecutors * Reporter convicted after interview with rebel leader * Lawyer says to appeal against new prison term By Patrick Nduwimana GITEGA, Burundi, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A court in Burundi reduced a life sentence handed last year to a reporter accused of complicity in a 2011 gun attack after finding him guilty of a less serious offence, an appeal judge said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Extradited al Qaeda suspect pleads not guilty in US court

* Suspect linked to foiled plots in U.S., Britain * Faces up to life in prison if convicted * European court denied bid to block U.S. extradition By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Pakistani man accused of taking part in an international al Qaeda plot to attack targets in the United States and Europe pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges during his first U.S. court appearance Monday in New York. Abid Naseer, 26, was extradited on Thursday from Britain to Brooklyn, New York.

UPDATE 5-Horror of Colorado theater massacre recalled at hearing

* Former student charged with killing 12 during Batman film * Prosecutors outline evidence against accused gunman * Police describe nightmarish crime scene (Adds testimony about date of movie ticket purchase in seventh paragraph) By Keith Coffman

Kuwait sentences second man to jail for insulting emir -lawyer

DUBAI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison on Monday for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter, his lawyer said, the second to be jailed for the offence in as many days. The U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state has clamped down in recent months on political activists who have been using social media websites to criticise the government and the ruling family.

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