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'Daesh landlord' in the dock in first Paris attacks trial

Paris - The first trial stemming from the November 2015 Paris terror attacks opens Wednesday when Jawad Bendaoud appears in court, charged with harbouring two of the jihadists in the aftermath of the carnage.

India's top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

New Delhi - India's top court Tuesday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS

Baghdad - An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq condemns German woman to death for belonging to IS

Baghdad - An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.

UK teen gained access to CIA chief's accounts: court

London - A British teenager managed to access the communications accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the then CIA chief John Brennan, a London court heard Friday.

US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump's latest travel ban

Washington - The US Supreme Court said Friday it will review President Donald Trump's latest travel ban affecting citizens from six Muslim majority countries plus North Korea and Venezuela.

Trio acquitted of negligence in Canada railway disaster

Montr - A Canadian jury on Friday cleared three railway workers of criminal negligence in one of the nation's worst train disasters, which killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, Quebec in 2013.

Brazil 'ungovernable' if court blocks Lula bid: Rousseff

Bras - Former president Dilma Rousseff said Friday Brazil will be ungovernable if a court decision due next week blocks Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva from running in October polls, and upholds his corruption conviction.

Winnie loses battle for Mandela's rural home

Johanesburg - A South African court on Friday struck down a long-running effort by late president Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of his former rural home.

Iraqi teen denies attempted bombing of London train

London - An Iraqi teenager on Friday pleaded not guilty to allegations he was behind the attempted bombing of a London underground train last year which left 30 people injured.

India's top court acquits Bollywood director of rape

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday upheld the acquittal of a Bollywood director accused of raping an American research scholar in a case that has sparked intense debate about consent in a country with high levels of sexual violence.

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

Riverside - A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

Britons go to Dutch court over EU rights after Brexit

Den Haag - A group of British citizens living in the Netherlands launched a potentially far-reaching court challenge Wednesday over their rights as European citizens, currently being negotiated between Brussels and London in Brexit talks.

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen in 'slap video' held through trial

Palestinian - An Israeli military judge Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager who was arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody through her trial, possibly for months, despite calls from rights groups for her release.

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen in 'slap video' held through trial

Palestinian - An Israeli military judge on Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody through her trial.

Canadian ex-Afghan captive remains jailed awaiting hearing

Ottawa - A Canadian who was charged with sexual assault and making death threats after returning to Canada from captivity in Afghanistan will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed Monday.

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader appears in court for first time

Istanbul - The jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Friday appeared in court for the first time since his arrest in late 2016, insisting that his detention was unlawful.

Turkey government at odds with top court on writers' release

Istanbul - The Turkish government on Friday bitterly criticised an order by a top court to release two senior journalists arrested in the post-coup crackdown, accusing the court of exceeding its legal jurisdiction.

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader appears in court for first time

Istanbul - The jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Friday appeared in court for the first time since his arrest in late 2016, insisting that his detention was unlawful.

Turkey slams top court for 'wrong decision' on journalists

Istanbul - Turkey's deputy prime minister on Friday slammed as "wrong" a ruling by the Constitutional Court that two veteran writers arrested in the wake of the failed coup should walk free as their rights had been violated.

King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed over same-sex uproar

Melbourne - American tennis star Billie Jean King has called for Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena to be renamed as controversy rages over the Australian tennis great's divisive views on sexuality.

Guantanamo prisoners sue Trump alleging anti-Muslim bias

Washington - Eleven detainees at the US military's Guantanamo Bay prison sued President Donald Trump Thursday saying they were being illegally held on the basis of being Muslims.

German court overturns acquittal of 'sharia police' Islamists

Berlin - A group of Islamists in Germany who formed a "sharia police" vigilante street patrol will face trial again after a court on Thursday overturned an earlier acquittal.

Luxembourg court overturns verdict against Luxleaks whistleblower

Luxembourg - A Luxembourg court on Thursday overturned the verdict against a "Luxleaks" whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms.

US judge postpones 'El Chapo' trial until September

New York - A US judge on Wednesday postponed until September the trial in New York of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

Madrid - For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting the treacherous crossing to Europe.

French cop cleared over death of anti-dam protester

Toulouse - A French policeman on Tuesday was cleared of responsibility over the death of an environmental activist killed by a stun grenade during a 2014 protest over a contested dam.The shocking death of Remi Fraisse triggered riots in several French cities.

Ukrainian court arrests suspect over lawyer murder

Vyshgorod - A Ukrainian court on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of murdering an activist lawyer who helped convict a Kiev judge's nephew for killing her sister in September 2015.

NY judge delays 'El Chapo' hearing

New York - A New York judge has delayed for almost a month the hearing of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals.

Court refuses to free jailed Catalan ex-vice president

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Friday decided not to release former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, jailed while he is investigated for rebellion and sedition over the region's independence drive.
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