German federal prosecutors called on Wednesday for a self-confessed cannibal to be sentenced to a life jail term as an appeal against his original verdict began. Armin Meiwes, 43, was sentenced to eight and a half years in jail in January last year after being found guilty of manslaughter in a trial that fascinated and appalled Germany. The trial judges rejected prosecution calls for a murder conviction, which would have carried a life term of 15 years. Germany's highest judicial court is now to decide whether his sentence should be upgraded or whether there should be a retrial.
Three youth team players from Hannover have been suspended by the Bundesliga club over an attempted robbery. The trio, aged between 18 and 19, were planning to steal from a gambling hall.
The pace of India's economic growth has left China eating dust. But the government's official data is raising eyebrows. One analyst says he's "absolutely surprised" by the latest figures out of New Delhi.
Cracked pressure vessels haven't kept Belgium from restarting two nuclear reactors that many experts consider unsafe. Now, a lawsuit contesting that decision is underway.