Judge will sentence Boston bomber to death June 24

Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old naturalized American of Chechen descent, will be formally sentenced to death in court on June 24, a US judge said Thursday.

Boston bomber trial: Timeline

On Friday a US jury sitting in a federal court sentenced 21-year-old Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. 

2013 Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death
2013 Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death

A US jury on Friday sentenced 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, one of the worst assaults on American soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Boston bomber's lawyers aim to paint Tsarnaev as teen gone astray
Boston bomber's lawyers aim to paint Tsarnaev as teen gone astray

Attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will call more witnesses on Wednesday as they seek to spare his life by painting him as a normal teen who went astray when he followed his older, domineering brother in carrying out the attack.

Boston bomber's brother talked of ''rage of hatred,'' court hears

Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev`s brother, who decribed feeling a "rage of hatred," frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said on Monday.

Freddie Gray protests spread to major US East Coast cities
Freddie Gray protests spread to major US East Coast cities

Thousands demonstrated in US East Coast cities on Wednesday demanding equal treatment for all by police, after a young African American died of injuries sustained in custody in Baltimore.

Boston bomber trial focuses on older brother

Lawyers seeking to spare Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty will delve deeper into his older brother`s Islamist militant beliefs in court on Wednesday in an effort to cast him as the mastermind of the 2013 attacks.

Cavaliers` Smith suspended two games
Cavaliers` Smith suspended two games

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was suspended for two games by the NBA on Monday for striking a Boston player in the face in game four of their first-round playoff series.

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in the US for a week-long visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.

Boston bombing victims recall day of pain, chaos, grief

Celeste Corcoran was hurled into the air by a bomb at the Boston Marathon finish line two years ago. Gillian Reny saw blood gushing from her legs and wondered if she would survive. William Campbell waited hours for his daughter to emerge from surgery only to learn she had been killed by the blasts.

Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

A pilot Obama administration program to prevent radicalisation from taking root is creating suspicion that it's a plot to profile American Muslims.

Survivors, rescuers reunite 2 years after Boston bombings

The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers today as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness.

Survivors, rescuers reunite 2 years after Boston bombings

The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers today as the city prepared to mark the day with a moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness.

British town feels swamped by East Europe immigration

For centuries the town of Boston in eastern England saw its inhabitants emigrate around the world, notably lending the name of their home town to the city in the US state of Massachusetts.

Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official
Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official

Paris is set to go ahead with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the French capital`s deputy mayor in charge of sports told Reuters.

Jury starts day two of deliberations in Boston trial

 US jurors began a second day of deliberations in the Boston bombings trial Wednesday after asking questions about the need for a unanimous verdict and the nature of conspiracy.

India to submit bid for 2024 Olympics to IOC, claim sources
India to submit bid for 2024 Olympics to IOC, claim sources

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is setting his sight on the right track in order to revive sports in India and Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad could be pitched in for a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Defense wraps up case in Boston bombing trial

Lawyers for alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quickly wrapped up their defense case on Tuesday as the four-week old trial entered its final stages.

Accused Boston bomber's brother researched fireworks, guns: Expert

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev`s older brother, Tamerlan, researched radio transmitters, fireworks and gun stores in the weeks leading up to the 2013 attack that killed three people, a computer expert testified on Tuesday.

Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears.