February 21, 2011
'Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy' Where: Lifetime When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-14-D-V (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14, with advisories for coarse language and violence)
October 4, 2011 |
Looking shaken and shy, Amanda Knox returned home to Seattle on Tuesday, ending a four-year Italian ordeal that began when her roommate was brutally slain and she was imprisoned for the crime. Appearing before a madhouse of television cameras, jostling reporters and security guards at Seattle-Tacoma airport, the diminutive Knox at first hunched over in a chair, then tearfully spoke to her hometown. "I'm really overwhelmed right now. I was looking down from the airplane, and it seemed like everything wasn't real," she said, her voice quaking.
October 3, 2011 |
The case was a media sensation from the start, with allegations of drug-fueled group sex and a principal suspect whose cherubic face proved to be an irresistible canvas to a world that saw in it images ranging from scheming vamp to innocent ingenue. For four years, that contrast hovered over the fate of Amanda Knox, a 24-year-old American exchange student in Italy, trapped in a foreign legal system and behind bars for the murder of her British roommate. Was she a killer, capable of murdering Meredith Kercher in the pursuit of sexual pleasure?
January 30, 2014 |
MANILA - The Philippines, no stranger to the culture wars over contraception and abortion, will soon learn whether a controversial new law that requires the government to subsidize birth control for the poor is constitutional. The Filipino Supreme Court's decision is expected in March, but could come earlier. The new law makes no mention of abortion, which remains forbidden under almost all circumstances, but the Roman Catholic bishops of the Philippines have sought to frame it as such by arguing that any form of contraception other than church-approved “natural” methods or abstinence is tantamount to abortion.
January 30, 2014 |
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has taken a sick leave amid the nation's political crisis. “Ukraine's president is on a sick leave in connection with an acute respiratory disease accompanied by high fever,” Alexander Orda , the presidential staff's deputy health chief, said in a statement posted on Yanukovich 's official website Thursday morning. The announcement came a day after Yanukovich compelled parliament to sign a conditional amnesty for more than 100 detained participants in protests that started over two months ago when Yanukovich refrained from signing an association and trade deal with the European Union.
February 7, 2009 |
An Italian student accused of sexual violence and murder in the slaying of a British student told a court that he was innocent and the victim of a terrible judicial mistake. "It all seems unreal, I've got nothing to do with it," Raffaele Sollecito told the court in Perugia. Sollecito is on trial along with Amanda Knox, a U.S. student who is his former girlfriend. Both have denied wrongdoing in Meredith Kercher's 2007 slaying.
February 1, 2014 |
NEW DELHI - He was a slight young man, who sported hipster eyeglasses and a wispy moustache. He had dyed his spiky hair blond, but that wasn't the only thing that made college student Nido Tania stand out in the Indian capital. Tania was from northeastern India, a narrow strip of territory wedged between China and Myanmar, whose people say they face discrimination here for having “Asian” facial features. When Tania, 20, stopped in a dairy to ask for directions Tuesday afternoon, a shopkeeper's taunt about his hair color quickly escalated into a violent altercation in which several men thrashed him with sticks and steel rods, friends say. He died in his bed the next day, succumbing to severe injuries to the chest and brain, according to preliminary medical results provided to his family.
December 1, 2007 |
A University of Washington student and her Italian ex-boyfriend, both held in connection with the slaying of a 21-year-old British student, must remain in jail, a court ruled. Amanda Marie Knox of Seattle and Raffaele Sollecito have been jailed in the central Italian city of Perugia since Nov. 6. The decision by the three-judge panel was made shortly after Knox, 20, appeared in court to proclaim her innocence.