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Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

PRETORIA (Reuters) - As Oscar Pistorius spent his first day behind bars this week, a suspected child rapist and murderer went on trial at the same Pretoria court in a case that has also provoked fierce debate about crime and punishment in post-apartheid South Africa.

A bargain for justice

The authorities must always bear in mind that when implementing plea bargaining, the system is open to possible abuses. It is important to ensure the system is more advantageous than disadvantageous for all the stakeholders in our criminal justice system to practise it.

Outcry over India gang rape shames some in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The public outcry in India over the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus has prompted soul-searching in South Africa, where some people are asking:

Outcry over India gang rape shames some in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The public outcry in India over the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus has prompted soul-searching in South Africa, where some people are asking:

Justice must be served on ‘Project IC’ issue

A letter from MOHD GHAZALI OSMAN, Ipoh

Britain struggles with violent teen crime

LONDON (Reuters) - The sight of a family mourning a teenage child, killed by young assailants with no obvious motive, is becoming increasingly familiar in Britain.

Down with public apathy

In huge contradiction of what Malaysians are supposed to be — kind, warm, friendly and helpful — we find ourselves becoming more indifferent to what goes on around us.

Turkey passes anti-terrorism law reform

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament passed a reform of its anti-terrorism laws late on Thursday, narrowing the definition of terrorist propaganda in line with EU demands that it boost freedom of expression.

Gavel-to-gavel Zimmerman trial coverage hints at CNN's new path

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. cable news network CNN came under withering criticism last week as it chose to stick with the George Zimmerman murder trial while Egypt's military ousted the elected president, an event teased in a small box during the network's trial coverage.

FACTBOX - Iraq after U.S. troops end combat operations

REUTERS - The Iraq that U.S. soldiers are leaving behind as they end a 7-1/2-year combat mission and prepare to withdraw fully by end-2011 is far from stable or secure.