UK court backs `life means life` prison sentences

Britain`s Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the decade-old policy that judges may sentence people convicted of the most serious crimes to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Iran hangs 12 convicted of serious crimes

Seven of those executed were found guilty of drug
trafficking. The other five were convicted of rape, kidnapping
and armed robbery.

White House notes `serious crimes` of Israeli spy

Israeli PM appeals to US President to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard.