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Hungarian midwife asks for clemency over jail term

Budapest - A Hungarian midwife and advocate of women's birthing rights has appealed for a presidential pardon after she was convicted over the deaths of two babies born at home.

UN launches appeal for over 200,000 displaced by Boko Haram

Niamey - The UN refugee agency appealed on Wednesday for $157 million (126 million euros) to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the insurgency led by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Pistorius approaches top court over sentence: lawyer

Johanesburg - Former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has filed papers to South Africa's Constitutional Court appealing against his 13-year jail term for shooting dead his girlfriend, a lawyer for the victim's family said Tuesday.

E.Guinea leader's son to appeal suspended jail term

Paris - The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, Teodorin Obiang, who was given a three-year suspended prison sentence in France for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle, will appeal the landmark ruling, his lawyer said Friday.

Nobel laureates urge Saudi to hold off on execution of 14 Shiites

Dibai - Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have penned an open letter urging Saudi authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shiites convicted of protest-linked crimes.

Daughter of murdered Nemtsov appeals trial verdict

Moscow - The daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has filed an appeal against the verdict in his murder trial, calling for the case to be reexamined, her lawyer said Friday.

Cuban volleyball players' rape sentences cut on appeal

Helsinki - A Finnish court of appeal on Friday cut the prison sentences of five Cuban volleyball players jailed for aggravated rape in the southwestern city of Turku. The five were convicted in September by another court in the southern city of Tampere.

Rwanda ex-minister genocide conviction to be reviewed: UN court

Nairobi - A UN tribunal has agreed to review its appeals judgement against a former Rwandan minister found guilty of genocide crimes, a case blocked for months by the detention of one of the court's top judges.

Norway mass killer Breivik not treated 'inhumanely' in prison: court

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has not been treated "inhumanely" by being held in isolation in prison, an Oslo appeals court ruled on Wednesday, overturning a lower court judgement.

Norway court to decide if Breivik treated inhumanely in jail

Oslo - A Norwegian appeals court will decide Wednesday whether mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is being treated inhumanely in prison by being kept in isolation after a lower court ruled in his favour.

Breivik's isolation harming his mental health: lawyer

Oslo - A lawyer for jailed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said Wednesday the neo-Nazi's isolation was harmful to his mental health, a key point in his legal battle over prison conditions.

Norway says Breivik a VIP inmate with 'cosy' conditions

Oslo - Norway on Tuesday insisted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik enjoyed "cosy" conditions in prison, including cells with a view, an Xbox and a comfy armchair, as it appealed a lower court conviction for "inhumane" treatment.

Norway says Breivik treated 'humanely and respectfully'

Oslo - Norway told judges Tuesday it was treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in prison "humanely and respectfully" in its appeals case against having violated his human rights.

Breivik says prison isolation has radicalised him

Skien - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said Thursday that more than five years of prison isolation has further radicalised him, a key point in his lawsuit against the state over the terms of his incarceration.

Breivik 'trying to spread his ideology from prison'

Skien - The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said Wednesday his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dat...

Breivik 'trying to spread his ideology from prison'

Skien - The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said Wednesday his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dat...

Breivik makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime

Skien - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute at the opening of an appeal case on his prison conditions on Tuesday, repeating the provocative gesture he made in a lower court hearing.

Norway court reviews Breivik's 'inhumane' prison conditions

Oslo - A Norway court on Tuesday begins examining the state's appeal against a ruling that it has treated mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" since he was jailed for killing 77 people in 2011.

Norway court to review Breivik's 'inhumane' treatment ruling

Oslo - A Norwegian court will on Tuesday examine the state's appeal against a ruling that right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been treated inhumanely since being jailed for killing 77 people nearly six years ago.

Ireland launches appeal against EU Apple tax ruling

Dublin - Ireland lodged a formal appeal Wednesday against a European Commission ruling ordering the country to collect billions of euros in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple.

Egypt appeals court upholds Morsi 20-year sentence

Cairo - An Egyptian appeals court upheld on Saturday a 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, the first final ruling in a string of trials for the deposed Islamist leader.

Irish cabinet agrees to appeal EU's Apple tax ruling

Dublin - Ireland's government on Friday agreed to appeal against an EU ruling ordering Apple to pay the country 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes and said parliament would be recalled early to debate the issue.

Oslo appeal over Breivik's 'inhuman' treatment due January

Oslo - Norway's appeal against being found guilty of subjecting mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to "inhuman" treatment by keeping him in solitary confinement, will go to court in January, judicial officials said Friday.

Karadzic appeals 40-year genocide sentence

Den Haag - Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Friday lodged an appeal against his genocide conviction and 40-year jail sentence, accusing UN judges of "subjecting him to a political trial".

Veterans' Agent Orange lawsuits refused — but their war continues

A contractor agency hired by the U.S. government to review thousands of veterans' refund claims for exposure to Agent Orange recently refused them. Whistleblower attorneys decided to appeal the denial, claiming that they defrauded the federal government.

Turkey court overturns scores of 'coup plot' convictions

Istanbul - Turkey's highest appeals court on Thursday overturned scores of convictions over an alleged coup plot against the government of then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Brazil government appeals injunction against Lula post

Bras - Brazil's government Thursday filed an appeal against an injunction blocking President Dilma Rousseff from bringing her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva into her government, after claims she was shielding him from corruption accusations.

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal bid

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui saw their appeal bids against graft convictions rejected on Tuesday as they faced serving out their jail time.

US authorities urge end to 'illegal occupation' at wildlife reserve

Burns - Authorities called Wednesday on anti-government protesters refusing to leave a US federal wildlife reserve in Oregon to "move on," after a member of the group was killed as police tried to arrest him.

Blatter and Platini vow to fight eight-year bans

Zurich - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini remained defiant on Monday despite being banned from football by FIFA.Both men vowed to keep fighting in their own defence after being suspended for eight years over an ethics violation.
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