Pakistani ex-President Pervez Musharraf has been charged in connection with the 2007 assassination of opposition leader and former PM Benazir Bhutto.
The former military ruler has denied charges of murder, criminal conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder.
It is the first time a current or ex-army chief has been charged with a crime in Pakistan. Mr Musharraf says the charges are politically motivated.
Ms Bhutto was killed at an election rally in Rawalpindi in December 2007.
This indictment had long been expected but was delayed because of threats to the former military ruler from the Pakistani Taliban. When he finally made an appearance in the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi it was amid tight security.
German police have arrested a man who was holding two people hostage at the old town hall in Ingolstadt in Bavaria.
The two captives have been released unharmed following a raid by armed officers. The 24-year-old hostage taker has been injured and taken to hospital.
The building was cordoned off after the siege began at around 09:00 local time (07:00 GMT).
The situation forced German Chancellor Angela Merkel to cancel a planned campaign visit to the town.
A police commando unit stormed the building at 17:50 local time (15:50 GMT), freeing the hostages and shooting their captor.
His injuries are not believed to be severe.
A third hostage – deputy mayor Sepp Misslbeck – had been released earlier, five hours after the siege began.
The assailant, a homeless man with a history of mental health problems, was reported to have been stalking a woman employed at the town hall for the past year, and as a result was banned from the building.