Voters in New Caledonia, an archipelago in the south Pacific, are preparing to go to the polls on Sunday to decide on whether to break free from French rule. A look at what’s at stake in the independence referendum.
Dutch prosecutors have failed to unravel the mystery of how a Croatian ex-general managed to smuggle a bottle of poison into a United Nations courtroom and take his own life seconds after an appeals judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for crimes during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.
A self-styled preacher who wanted to claim his wife’s life insurance was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for persuading her to kill herself in what a judge described as an Australian-first conviction.
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