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Thai students to be released from jail, still face sedition charges

Bangkok - A group of Thai students detained over a peaceful anti-coup rally will be released from jail later Tuesday but still face prosecution over sedition charges, their lawyer said, in a case that has sparked international condemnation.

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video walks free after sentencing

Singapore - The Singaporean teenager behind online attacks on former premier Lee Kuan Yew was given a four-week jail term Monday but freed in view of time served since being accused of offending Christians and posting an obscene image.

Singapore activists condemn treatment of anti-Lee teen

Singapore - Prominent Singaporean intellectuals, artists and activists Saturday criticised the government's "harsh" treatment of a teenage boy behind online attacks on the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Young man who stormed Dutch TV gets 2.5 years in jail

Den Haag - A young Dutchman who stormed national television studios armed with a fake gun and demanding airtime early this year was on Friday handed a two-and-a-half year sentence.Identified only as Tarik Z.

Le Pen goes to court to stop FN party scrapping his post

Paris - Veteran far-right French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Friday he is taking legal action in a bid to prevent the National Front (FN), the far-right party he founded, from changing its statutes and scrapping his post.

French court cancels elder Le Pen's suspension from FN

Nterre - A French court on Thursday cancelled the suspension of Jean-Marie Le Pen from the far-right National Front after he was booted out of the party he founded in a bitter spat with his daughter.

Austria court throws out Facebook privacy class action suit

Vienna - An Austrian court has rejected a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches, saying it lacks jurisdiction to decide the matter, court officials said on Wednesday.

US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial sedative in executions by lethal injection, saying it does not violate the Constitution.

Supreme Court makes gay marriage legal throughout US

Washington - The US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation in a much-awaited landmark decision that triggered wild jubilation and tears of joy across the country.

Facebook must hand over 'revenge porn' ID, Dutch court rules

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Facebook to hand over the identity of someone who posted a revenge porn video on the social network, or face having its servers opened up to an outside investigator.

Supreme Court upholds Obama signature health care law

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a bitterly disputed portion of President Barack Obama's landmark health care reform, in a major legacy-building victory for his administration.

Secretive pro-Putin 'troll factory' faces Russian court

Sanktpeterburg - The mysterious Russian agency that hires people to write pro-Kremlin propaganda on the web stepped into the public spotlight for the first time Tuesday as a former employee took it to court.

Singapore teen in anti-Lee video to undergo mental tests

Singapore - A Singapore court on Tuesday ordered psychiatric tests for a teenager who made online attacks on late former leader Lee Kuan Yew as international rights advocates sought his release.

Kosovo ex-guerillas protest against war crimes court

Pristina - Some 1,000 Kosovo Albanians, mostly veterans of the 1990s war with Serbia, protested Wednesday against the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

U.S. policeman who shot dead boy 'feared for his life'

Washington - The Cleveland police officer who shot dead a 12-year-old black boy seen waving around a replica gun was "distraught" and acted out of fear for his life, according to an official report.

France hands Google ultimatum for worldwide right-to-be-forgotten

France has warned Google that it must begin enforcing right-to-be-forgotten requests on its worldwide "google.com" site as well as search results for individual countries within the next 15 days. If it fails to comply then sanctions will be imposed.

'Dodo the Pimp' cleared of providing prostitutes for DSK parties

Lille - A French court acquitted Friday the owner of a string of Belgian bordellos nicknamed "Dodo the Pimp", who was accused of providing prostitutes at sex parties attended by ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Malaysia to deport four Westerners over nude photos on sacred peak

Kota Kinabalu - Four Western tourists were ordered deported from Malaysia on Friday after pleading guilty to obscenity charges for taking nude photos on a popular climbing peak, an act some in the country blamed for causing a deadly earthquake.

Top Spain court rules mock Catalan independence vote illegal

Barcelona - Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that a symbolic independence referendum held last year in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia was illegal.

New 'interaction' video deepens row in French right-to-die case

Reims - A video of severely brain-damaged Frenchman Vincent Lambert was published online on Wednesday by relatives and friends campaigning to stop doctors from withdrawing life support.

Release delayed for U.S. man held 43 years in solitary confinement

Chicago - A US prosecutor has blocked the release of a former Black Panther who spent a record 43 years in solitary confinement in a case that has provoked outrage among rights groups.

Spain drops probe into camaraman killed in Iraq by U.S. shell

Madrid - A Spanish judge on Tuesday shelved a criminal investigation into the killing of a Spanish cameraman by a US tank shell in Iraq in 2003 after Spain placed limits on judicial powers in international cases.

U.S. man ordered freed after four decades in solitary

Washington - A US federal judge ordered the release of the country's longest-serving solitary confinement prisoner, who was imprisoned as such almost 43 years.

Second Lebanese suspect held in Cyprus bomb probe

Larnaca - A second Lebanese man was detained in Cyprus for five days in connection with the seizure of five tonnes of possible bomb-making material, authorities said Sunday.

Second arrest in Cyprus ammonium bomb case

Larnaca - A second Lebanese man has been arrested in connection with the seizure of five tonnes of possible bomb-making material ammonium nitrate, police said Saturday.

Egypt quashes Hamas terror blacklisting

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday quashed a February decision by another tribunal branding the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group, a court official said.

Europe court backs France in quadriplegic right-to-die ruling

Strasbourg - Europe's rights court on Friday backed the decision of a French court to allow a man in a vegetative state to be taken off life support, in a ruling that could become a benchmark on the continent.

Second Argentine judge resigns over disputed child abuse ruling

Buenos Aires - A second Argentine judge resigned Wednesday for co-authoring a ruling that reduced a child abuser's sentence on grounds the victim was a homosexual who had already been abused by his father.

MH370 disappearance suit settled out-of-court in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines have reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a man who was on Flight MH370, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first legal claim linked with the plane's mysterious disappearance.

Three gay activists jailed after Moscow rally

Moscow - The organiser of an unauthorised gay pride rally in Moscow was jailed for 10 days on Monday along with two other activists for disobeying police.
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