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One more crew member detained over sunken ferry

JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- One more sailor of the sunken ferry Sewol was put under arrest Tuesday, bringing to five the total number of the ill-fated vessel's staffers charged with not fulfilling their duty to safely evacuate passengers, officials said. A joint investigation team of police and prosecutors alleged that a 58-year-old first mate surnamed Sohn, who attempted to kill himself a day earlier amid the ongoing investigation, had neglected his duty.

Arrest warrants issued for 4 crew members over sunken ferry

JINDO, South Korea, April 22 (Yonhap) -- A court issued warrants to formally arrest four crew members of a doomed ferry, a court official said Tuesday, as prosecutors and police widened their probe into one of South Korea's worst maritime disasters. Park Jong-hwan, a judge at the Mokpo branch of Gwangju District Court, said the four -- two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer of the sunken ferry Sewol -- should be held in custody, citing the possibility that they could be a flight risk or destroy evidence.

Legalities of Amanda Todd's extradition case keep law experts in a muddle

VANCOUVER - Authorities in British Columbia are anxious to bring a Netherlands resident to a Canadian courtroom on cyberbullying charges in a teen suicide case, but legal experts say it's unclear when or even if they might get the chance. The suspect faces Canadian charges including child pornography, extortion, criminal harassment and Internet luring in the case of Amanda Todd. The 15-year-old killed herself in 2012 after posting a video online telling a story of being harassed relentlessly.

S. Korean prosecutors seek arrest of sunken ferry's skipper

Seoul, Apr 18 (EFE).- South Korean prosecutors requested arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two other crew members of a ferry carrying 475 passengers that sunk two days ago in the Yellow Sea. Most of those aboard the Sewol when it went down Wednesday some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the southwestern island of Byeongpyung were high school students on a field trip. Search teams have found 28 bodies and 179 people were rescued alive, while 268 others remain missing.

S. Korean prosecutors seek arrest of sunken ferry's skipper

Seoul, Apr 18 (EFE).- South Korean prosecutors requested arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two other crew members of a ferry carrying 475 passengers that sunk two days ago in the Yellow Sea. Most of those aboard the Sewol when it went down Wednesday some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the southwestern island of Byeongpyung were high school students on a field trip. Search teams have found 28 bodies and 179 people were rescued alive, while 268 others remain missing.

Three Britons in custody over hammer attack on UAE women

Three men were remanded in custody by a British court Thursday in connection with a hammer attack at a London hotel on three wealthy tourists from the United Arab Emirates. The attack happened in the early hours of April 6 in a room on the seventh floor of the four-star Cumberland Hotel, next to Hyde Park and the main Oxford Street shopping area. Philip Spence, 32, of no fixed abode, appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London charged with three counts of attempted murder and one of aggravated burglary, Scotland Yard said.

Nebraska man could face execution after conviction in 4 killings

By Katie Knapp Schubert OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - A Nebraska man was convicted on Wednesday of killing four people during a 10-day murder spree last summer within days of his release from prison and could face the death penalty in a state that has not carried out an execution since 1997. Nikko Jenkins, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and felon in possession of a weapon in each of the four killings by Douglas County District Court Judge Peter Bataillon, court officials said.

Saudi court detains rights lawyer

A Saudi court has ordered the arrest of a prominent rights lawyer who was standing trial for insulting the authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom and defying its ruler, the man's wife said Wednesday. Lawyer Waleed Abulkhair was already on bail for holding unauthorised meetings for reformists when he went to fifth hearing of his trial at a Riyadh court on Tuesday. His wife Samar Badawi had not heard from him since he told her he was switching his phone off to enter the closed-hearing courtroom, and was told on Wednesday that he was in jail, she said.

Croatia court backs ex-top spy's extradition to Germany

Croatia's Supreme Court has approved the extradition to Germany of a former Yugoslav spy chief wanted for the 1983 murder of a dissident on German soil, his lawyer said Wednesday. Zdravko Mustac's lawyer told AFP it was a "political extradition" and she would appeal to the European Court of Human Rights for a postponement on the grounds her client's rights were being violated. Germany had sought to extradite Mustac under the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), which regulates extradition between European Union member states.

Spain judge defies pressure to scrap Guantanamo case

A Spanish judge on Tuesday defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former US president George W. Bush. Judge Pablo Ruz at the National Court, in a written decision, refused to scrap the case despite a recent reform to restrict such human rights probes in Spain. He also vowed to press on with two other investigations into alleged genocide in the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara from the 1970s.
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