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SC verdict on death sentence commutation patently illegal: Govt

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NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict holding that undue delay by the government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence of a condemned prisoner. The Centre submitted that ...

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Yanukovych insists ‘not overthrown’, will fight on

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ROSTOV-ON-DON (Russia) (AFP) – Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych insisted Friday in his first public appearance since fleeing to Russia that he had not been overthrown and would continue to fight for the future of Ukraine. Yanukovych told reporters in ...

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Corrupt Chinese officials flee overseas, some bound for Australia

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Beijing: Corrupt Chinese officials are fleeing overseas in increasing numbers to countries including Australia as an intensifying crackdown on graft takes hold within the ruling Communist Party, according to a new government think tank report. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ...

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

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A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts, including bribery, marking a stunning fall for the feisty official who gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina. The 57-year-old Democrat, who led ...

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