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Italian High Court Overturns Acquittal Of American Student Accused Of Murder

Italy's highest court has overturned the 2011 acquittal of Amanda Knox, the American student who, together with her then boyfriend, was accused of killing her roommate in Perugia in 2007. It raises the possibility that Italy will seek to extradite her from the U.S. to be re-tried. U.S. constitutional protection against double jeopardy would complicate any extradition attempt, however. Knox, now a student at the University of Washington, said it was "painful" to receive the news but said she will face the continuing legal battle "confident in the truth and with our heads held high." The original trial attracted world wide attention.
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China, Vietnam Clash Over Disputed Islands

Vietnam accuses China of firing on one of its fishing boats near the uninhabited Paracel Islands, which both sides claim.
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Knox Or Not: Plenty Of Cases Are Tried Without A Defendant

Amanda Knox may face a retrial for murder in Italy, but it would very likely be conducted without her. The legal mechanisms that allow for in absentia trials are common practice in courts around the world.
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Amanda Knox May Face Retrial After Italian Court Ruling

In a surprise ruling, Italy's highest court ordered a retrial of American student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. The ruling overturned the 2011 acquittal of the two defendants after they had spent four years in jail.

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