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Ukraine's ex-PM to sue Russia in European rights court

Kiev - Former Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Monday he would sue Russia in the European Court of Human Rights over allegations that he fought Kremlin forces in Chechnya.

Estranged husband of Clinton aide gets 21 months for sexting teen

New York - Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former US congressman and estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sexting a school girl.

More countries could be listed for harsh US travel restrictions

Washington - More countries could be hit with tough travel restrictions to the United States after the ban on people from six mainly Muslim countries expires from Sunday, Trump administration officials hinted Friday.

Trump's travel ban could be expanded after Sunday

Washington - President Donald Trump's contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America's door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

Germany axe attacker committed to psychiatric ward

Berlin - A German court Friday committed to a psychiatric ward a 37-year-old Kosovo man diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic who wounded nine people in an axe rampage.

Greek court approves first forced Syrian deportations

Atenas - Greece's top administrative court on Friday approved the forced deportation of two Syrian refugees, setting a precedent for hundreds of similar cases, a justice source said.

Suit over border shooting of Mexican teen back in court

Washington - The case of the cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen by a US Border Patrol agent was back in court Wednesday over the question of whether the boy's family can sue the officer.

Brazil court opens door for Congress to vote on Temer trial

Bras - A corruption trial against Brazilian President Michel Temer moved one step closer Wednesday when the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt to have the case suspended.

Holocaust-denying Belgian ex-MP ordered to visit Nazi camps

Brussels - A Belgian ex-MP convicted for Holocaust denial was ordered by a Brussels court on Wednesday to visit former Nazi concentration camps and write about the experience as part of his sentence.

Russia agrees to accept court ruling on Beslan compensation

Moscow - A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights criticising Russia’s handling of the Beslan siege which left hundreds dead will not be contested, the justice ministry said Wednesday.

Kenya court blames polls commission for botched vote

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the election commission for last month's annulled presidential vote, rebuking officials for bungling the transmission of results and basing the outcome on dubious documents.

S.Africa model seeks to strip Mrs Mugabe of immunity

Pretoria - The South African glamour model who accuses Zimbabwe's first lady of battering her with an electrical plug launched a legal bid on Tuesday to have Grace Mugabe stripped of her immunity.

Russia court rejects family bid for files on vanished WWII diplomat

Moscow - A Russian court on Monday rejected a bid by the descendants of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg to force the FSB security service to release details on his presumed death in a Soviet jail.

Iraq supreme court orders suspension of Kurdistan referendum

Baghdad - Iraq's supreme court on Monday ordered the suspension of a September 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, to examine whether such a poll would be constitutional.

India calls Rohingya a security threat to back deportation case

New Delhi - The Indian government told the country's top court on Monday that the Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar are a serious security threat as it sought to justify moves to deport up to 40,000 of the refugees.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli jailed after Clinton threat

New York - Martin Shkreli was sent to jail on Wednesday after a US judge revoked the bail of the former pharmaceutical executive over a threat aimed at Hillary Clinton -- which he insists was a joke.

Life term sought for suspect in Germany neo-Nazi murders

Munich - German prosecutors Tuesday sought life in jail for the surviving female member of a neo-Nazi trio accused of a string of racist murders that targeted mainly Turkish immigrants.

US Supreme Court keeps tight refugee ban in place

Washington - The US Supreme Court kept the Trump administration's strict refugee ban in place Monday, at least temporarily dashing the hopes of some 24,000 already-approved immigrants.

US court deals blow to Trump travel ban

Los Angeles - A federal court in California dealt a new blow on Thursday to the Trump administration's travel ban, ruling that some refugees must be allowed into the country.

India court sentences two to death over deadly Mumbai blasts

Mumbai - An Indian court sentenced two convicts to death Thursday in connection with the country's deadliest bombings, a series of blasts that rocked Mumbai two decades ago and claimed more than 250 lives.

Italian man jailed for sex with minors in Indonesia

An elderly Italian man has been jailed for five years for having sex with four underage boys on the Indonesian resort island of Lombok, a court official said Thursday.

Detained Taiwan activist to stand trial in China

Taipei - A Taiwanese rights activist being held in China will soon face trial after being held incommunicado for more than 170 days, according to his wife, in a case that has deepened cross-strait tensions.

Australia court dismisses challenge to gay marriage postal vote

Sydney - Australia's High Court on Thursday threw out two challenges to a planned same-sex marriage postal vote, paving the way for a national survey on whether such unions should be legalised.

India court allows abortion for 13-year-old rape victim

Mumbai - India's top court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to have a late abortion after lawyers said carrying the baby to full term would cause her trauma and agony.

India's top court tells government to stop cow vigilantes

New Delhi - India's top court proposed measures Wednesday to stem what it called growing violence by vigilantes who claim to be protecting cows, revered as holy by Hindus.

Asylum detainees awarded $56 mn in Australia class action

Sydney - Asylum seekers and refugees held in a remote Pacific camp were Wednesday awarded Aus$70 million ($56 million) for being illegally detained and treated negligently, in Australia's largest human rights class action settlement.

Asylum detainees awarded $56 mn in Australia class action

Sydney - Asylum seekers and refugees held in a remote Pacific camp were Wednesday awarded Aus$70 million ($56 million) for being illegally detained and treated negligently, in Australia's largest human rights class action settlement.

S.Africa opposition in new bid to impeach Zuma

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma endured fresh criticism Tuesday as opposition parties pursued a court case to impeach him and parliament debated early elections.

Europe court backs employee fired over private messages

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court on Tuesday restricted the ability of employers to snoop on their staff's private messages, in a landmark ruling with wide ramifications for privacy in the workplace.

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Sydney - Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia's highest court Tuesday against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue, calling it divisive and harmful.
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