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Trial for Carlos the Jackal starts

Carlos the Jackal, once feared as a leader of international terrorism, goes on trial today for four deadly attacks in France in 1982-1983.

Already convicted in 1997 of a triple murder in Paris, and serving a life sentence, the 62-year-old Venezuelan whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez goes before a special court on terrorism-linked charges.

A panel of anonymous magistrates will be his judges during the six-week trial.



Jackson jurors



resume debate

The seven men and five women who hold the fate of Michael Jackson's doctor in their hands were resuming their deliberations today.

The jurors represent a diverse cross section of Los Angeles. They are white, black and Hispanic, mostly middle-aged. Most have children and some have grandchildren-- after spending their first day in discussions on Friday without reaching a verdict.

Dr Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter after administering a fatal dose of propofol to the King of Pop.


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