Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is flanked by his lawyers as he arrives at court in Munich, Germany. Mr Ecclestone went on trial accused of bribery in a case that threatens a jail term for the Briton
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial
Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. He later entered a plea of not guilty.
Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, arrives with her husband Charlie for the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey court in London. Eight defendants are on trial in the case, including former News of the World editors Mrs Brooks and Andy Coulson. They all deny the charges, which arise from the scandal that shut the News of the World in July 2011.
Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong, one of China’s most prominent rights advocates, is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters near a court on Wednesday where Xu’s trial is being held in Beijing.
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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi block a street during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Nasr City, Cairo, on Wednesday. An Egyptian court adjourned the murder trial of Mr Morsi to February 1, citing “weather conditions” that prevented the Islamist’s transport to court from prison.
Japan’s Noriaki Kasai soars in front of the Wilten Basilica during his trial ski jump at the third stage of the Four Hills tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.
Greenpeace International activist Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi of Argentina cries after he is granted bail by a court in St Petersburg, Russia.
Jordanian women from Islamic movements hold placards depicting the four-finger salute during a protest against the trial of the ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, in front of the Egyptian embassy in Amman, Jordan.
A supporter of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Monday shouts at police officers outside a police academy compound where the trial of the former president is being held in Cairo, Egypt.
A supporter of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi wears a button with a slogan in Arabic that reads “Morsi for Egyptian presidency 2012″, during a protest in Cairo on Friday.
A protester from Ecuador holds up an oil-covered hand outside a court in New York ahead of Chevron Corp’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations (RICO) trial on Tuesday. Chevron is attempting to convince a US judge that a group of Ecuadorean villagers and their US lawyer used bribery to win an $18bn judgment against Chevron from a court in Ecuador, in the latest chapter in a long-running fight over pollution in the Amazon jungle. The oil company is asking the federal court to prevent the villagers and their Harvard-educated lawyer, Steven Donziger, from using US courts to enforce the Ecuadorean judgment.
Police detain an elderly demonstrator protesting against the Chinese justice system on Wednesday outside the Intermediate People’s Court in Jinan, Shandong Province, where disgraced politician Bo Xilai will go on trial. Once one the top politicians in China, Mr Bo is accused of bribery and abuse of power. The trial, due to begin on Thursday, is the country’s highest-profile prosecution in decades
Turkish riot police clash with protesters following verdicts in the Ergenekon trial in Silivri, near Istanbul, one of the most politically charged trials in the country’s history
Sayeed Abbas, accused of smuggling people to Australia, waits for his extradition trial to begin in Jakarta. An Indonesian court on Thursday rejected a request that the Afghan national be sent for trial in Australia
Captian Francesco Schettino arrives for his trial, in Grosseto, Italy, on Tuesday. The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has begun in a theatre converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims, who want to see justice carried out for the 2012 tragedy. The sole defendant, Capt Schettino, made no comment to reporters as he arrived at court on charges of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing the shipwreck near the island of Giglio. Domenico Pepe, his lawyer, told reporters that the judge was postponing the hearing due to an eight-day nationwide lawyers’ strike. Capt Schettino has denied wrongdoing