Woman held captive, beaten for weeks in Austria: Police

A Romanian woman was imprisoned, raped and repeatedly beaten in a house in Austria for more than a month before escaping when her attacker got drunk, police said on Tuesday.

Saudi forces free woman imprisoned 3 years by family

Saudi authorities have freed a woman who was held captive for three years by her relatives over a family dispute, an official human rights organisation said on Monday.

150 `jobless` former footballers imprisoned in UK

About 150 former footballers are serving time in prison on charges ranging from crime, addiction to alcohol and gambling.

Carter wins American`s freedom; North Korea to resume N-talks

Jimmy Carter flew out of NKorea after the release of an American & pledegd to resume N-talks.

Imprisoned American tried to kill himself: N Korea

North Korea said Friday an American imprisoned for illegally entering the reclusive country has tried to kill himself.

Iran student gets 8 yrs over post-election protests

An Iranian court on Saturday sentenced a student who took part in protests following Iran`s disputed presidential election this year to eight years in prison, a website reported.