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Death or prison: Jurors to seal Boston bomber's fate

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:45 AM

The sentencing phase of Tsarnaev s high profile trial begins Tuesday April 21 in Boston just days after the parents of a young boy killed in the dual blasts on April 15 2013 asked for the death penalty to be dropped

GUILTY. An artist sketch of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (3L) and his defense team as the guilty verdicts on all charges were read in the John J Moakley Federal Courthouse against Tsamaev in the Boston Marathon bombing trial in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 08 April 2015. Jane Flavell Collins/EPA

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Apr 09, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The Boston bomber is found guilty Former president Arroyo asks for house arrest New HIV cases hit an all time high

US judge denies Boston trial delay over Paris attacks

Jan 14, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev s lawyers say the suspension of jury selection would allow time for extraordinary prejudice flowing from these events in France and the comparison of those events to those at issue in this case to diminish

JURY SELECTION. A file photo dated 15 April 2013 of scene over Boylston Street following two bomb explosions at the finish line area of the 117th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. File Photo by Bllie Weiss/EPA

Boston bombing trial opens Jan 5 as emotions run high

Jan 03, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for the Boston marathon bombing that killed 3 people and wounded 264

Boston suspect makes rare court appearance

Dec 18, 2014 - 11:45 PM

Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for the attacks which were the most serious in the United States since the 9 11 Al Qaeda hijackings

BOSTON BOMBING. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty for the attacks, which were the most serious in the United States since the 9/11 Al-Qaeda hijackings. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account1

Boston bombing suspect's trial postponed to Jan 5 – judge

Sep 25, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Judge George O Toole however rejects requests by defense lawyers for the trial to be moved from Boston on the grounds that the 21 year old would not be able to receive a fair hearing

File photo from @Boston_Police Twitter account

Boston remembers marathon bombing victims

Apr 15, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Boston pays tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings

HEALING AFTER THE BOMBING. Margaret Nelson of Reading (L), Teresa Ramirez of Manchester by the Sea, (C) and Alicia Peaker of Malden, Massachusetts (R) plant daffodil bulbs in the soil on Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 09 November 2013. CJ Gunther/EPA

FBI wanted Boston bombing suspect 'to be informant'

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The defense for the Boston bombing suspect says the FBI wanted him to be an informant on the Chechen community

Rappler Newscast | January 31, 2014

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Storm signals up over 32 areas 3 child soldiers killed in clashes with breakaway rebels US seeks the death penalty for the Boston bombing suspect

Rolling Stone defends Boston bombing suspect cover

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:01 AM

At least two US nationwide chain stores announced they would not be selling the latest issue of the publication

FROM MUG SHOT TO COVER BOY. Boston bombing suspect makes Rolling Stone. File photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Outrage over Rolling Stone 'The Bomber' cover

Jul 17, 2013 - 9:09 PM

Social media in a storm over Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as cover boy

'MONSTER.' Boston bombing suspect as cover boy. Photo from www.rollingstone.com

Rappler Newscast | July 11, 2013

Jul 11, 2013 - 8:58 PM

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Boston bombing suspect pleads not guilty

Jul 11, 2013 - 6:31 AM

19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev repeatedly says not guilty as the 30 counts are read out at his arraignment in Boston

CRITICAL BUT STABLE. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in the hospital. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Accused Boston bomber to face 30 charges: prosecutors

Jun 28, 2013 - 9:03 AM

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been indicted on a total of 30 counts including the use of a weapon of mass destruction faces the death penalty or life imprisonment

Qaeda chief warns attacks on US in 'everyone's reach'

Jun 02, 2013 - 6:42 PM

A military chief of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said making bombs such as the ones used in the twin blasts in Boston in April is within everyone s reach

THREAT. Al-Qaeda's military chief in Yemen warned that making bombs such as the ones used in the twin blasts in Boston in April, is within "everyone's reach". Photos from AFP and Rappler

Chechen killed by FBI in Boston probe was 'unarmed'

May 30, 2013 - 9:37 AM

He was shot by the FBI in Florida after he allegedly stabbed an agent during questioning on his possible involvement with Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Boston suspect wrote note before capture

May 17, 2013 - 12:32 AM

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note before his capture in which he called the victims collateral damage for US action in Afghanistan and Iraq local media reported Thursday

Boston bombers planned July 4 strike

May 03, 2013 - 4:41 PM

The ethnic Chechen brothers had considered striking during Boston s large city celebrations to mark the Fourth of July

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

Tsarnaev carjacking victim tells story

May 01, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The carjacking victim of the Tsarnaev brothers paints a picture of the events between the MIT campus shooting and the Watertown shootout

SHOOTOUT. The Tsarnaev brothers in Watertown, hiding behind their carjacked vehicle. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg of getonhand.com

Obama defends FBI handling of Boston suspect

Apr 30, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Obama defended the FBI from suggestions it might have prevented the Boston marathon bombing by acting on warnings about one of the suspects

Boston bombing suspect had links to slain Islamists: source

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Tamerlan Tsarnaev indeed came to Dagestan to make contact with Islamic militants said a security source

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

More 'persons of interest' in Boston probe

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Lawmakers say the Tsarnaev brothers likely got training from violent extremists

Boston bomb suspect transferred to prison hospital

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:23 PM

The teen Boston Marathon bombing suspect recovering from wounds suffered in a getaway attempt has been moved from a hospital to a prison medical facility

CHARGED. A file photo of 19-year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

'Hannibal' releases episode 4 online

Apr 26, 2013 - 6:40 PM

The pulled Hannibal episode can be watched as a webisode to the delight of fans

HUNGRY FOR MORE. Fans need not worry about missing the feast. Photo from the 'Hannibal' Facebook page

Mother of Boston suspects slams US over son's death

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Zubeidat Tsarnaev accuses the US security services of needlessly killing her eldest son

US TO BLAME. The mother of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings on Thursday launched an impassioned attack on the US authorities over the death of one of her sons, as her husband planned to return to the United States find out what happened. The parents of the two suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, spoke to reporters at a news conference in the Russian region of Dagestan. Photo by AFP

Father of Boston suspects to fly to US

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Anzor Tsarnaev the father of the two suspects in the Boston bombing incident Tamerlan and Dzhokhar plans to visit the US and clear his sons names

FATHER'S VISIT. Anzor Tsarnaev plans to travel to the United States to visit his son, Dzhokhar, the 19-year year old suspect in the Boston bombing incident. Photo by AFP

CIA, FBI flagged Boston suspect

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:31 AM

UPDATE The revelations raised fresh questions over why US authorities did not further investigate Tamerlan Tsarnaev and in doing so possibly prevent the attacks

Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Photo by AFP

US team questions Boston suspects' parents in Dagestan

Apr 24, 2013 - 11:48 PM

A US delegation including FBI agents interviewed the parents of the Boston marathon bombing suspects in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan but were told the two brothers had not contacted local Islamist groups officials said Wednesday

Locals reclaim Boston blast zone

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:58 AM

In the downtown Back Bay district of Boston site of the marathon bombing that left three dead on April 15 the focus was on regaining a sense of normalcy after a hellish week

BOYLSTON STREET. People walk past a barricade and makeshift memorial blocking a still closed section of Boylston Street near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Business owners and residents of the closed section were allowed to return to their properties while under escort of city staff. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Bomb suspect's wife helping in probe

Apr 24, 2013 - 6:51 AM

Katherine Russel is doing everything she can to assist in the ongoing investigation

Rappler Newscast | April 23, 2013

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Canadian police foil an Al Qaeda backed attack Boston bombing suspect blames older brother A Pulse Asia survey shows 3 out of 4 Filipinos support gun control

From Chechnya to Boston: How the threat spreads

Apr 23, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Gone are the days of direct links and centralized commands It s a bottom up peer networked world – each small cell coming together under the strategic goal of a global jihad

Lessons from the Boston bombing manhunt

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Boston s story reflects the emerging challenges that continually mirror shape and reshape trends online

Reddit apologizes for bombing 'witch hunts'

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:57 AM

Some of the activity on Reddit fueled online witch hunts and dangerous speculation which spiraled into very negative consequences for innocent parties

Boston bomb suspect arraigned in hospital

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:42 AM

UPDATED Dzhokhar Tsamaev is charged for his alleged role in the Boston marathon attacks which left 3 people dead and 200 wounded

CRITICAL BUT STABLE. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in the hospital. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Playlist of hate

Apr 22, 2013 - 11:35 PM

The brothers Tsarnaev show how the terrorist threat is evolving today

Russian police watched Boston suspect, found 'nothing'

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Tsarnaev travelled to Russia s southern region of Dagestan where he had previously lived in late 2011 staying for a total of five months and 13 days

Rappler Newscast | April 22, 2013

Apr 22, 2013 - 9:00 PM

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Boston suspect not yet questioned

Apr 22, 2013 - 6:41 AM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is still in critical but stable condition according to the police

MANHUNT OVER. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now in their custody. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

'Hannibal' episode pulled in wake of Boston bombing

Apr 21, 2013 - 6:40 PM

The creator says it is insensitive to air the episode after recent violence in US

SENSITIVITY. Even Dr. Hannibal knows when to tone it down. Photo from the 'Hannibal' Facebook page

Zooey Deschanel mistaken as Boston suspect

Apr 21, 2013 - 6:06 PM

Zooey Deschannel is the bomb At least according to Fox News

Trail of blood led to Boston bomber

Apr 20, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Exhausted and wounded the 19 year old staged a final gun battle with his pursuers He s in a serious condition at a Boston hospital

Suspect 2. Photo courtesy of www.fbi.gov

Tweet from suspect: 'Stay safe people'

Apr 20, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev s Twitter followers soared to more than 58 000 in the hours after he was named a prime suspect

MANHUNT OVER. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now in their custody. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

FBI interviewed Boston bomb suspect in 2011: official

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:20 AM

The case was dropped after the FBI found no derogatory information

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

Boston may torpedo Immigration Bill

Apr 20, 2013 - 9:09 AM

The Boston bombings may have moved the needle on the debate toward fear and loathing of immigrants

Boston bomb suspect in police custody

Apr 20, 2013 - 8:53 AM

Police say he s alive and on his way to the hospital

MANHUNT OVER. Police say 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now in their custody. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Rappler Newscast | April 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013 - 8:51 PM

A manhunt for suspect no 2 in the Boston bombings continues after one suspect is killed in a shootout with police | Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna says the Boston bombings is an intelligence failure | President Aquino supports Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes on airtime limits for political ads

Boston shut down in hunt for bomb suspect

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Authorities halt all public bus and train services telling residents to remain in their homes

SUSPECT AT LARGE. A suspect in the Boston bombing. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

U.S. media: Bombing suspect dead

Apr 19, 2013 - 4:07 PM

4th UPDATE Police are chasing a second suspect in a wild deadly manhunt in the city according to local media

SUSPECT AT LARGE. A suspect in the Boston bombing. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

FBI releases photos of 2 bomb suspects

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:17 AM

The FBI asks the public to help identify two men sought as suspects in the Boston bombings