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Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

Uzynagash - When Bikamal Kaken's husband vanished during a 2017 visit to Xinjiang in northwestern China, she had good reason to believe he would not be returning home to Kazakhstan anytime soon.

Mexican school owner sentenced to 31 years over quake deaths

Mexico - A Mexican court on Wednesday sentenced the owner of a school where 19 children and seven adults were crushed to death in a 2017 earthquake to 31 years in prison."We achieved justice for the victims!

Prison finale for Greek dictator's disciple and Hitler admirer

Athens - Nikos Michaloliakos, the founder of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn who was handed a 13-year prison sentence on Wednesday, is a dictator's disciple, Hitler admirer, and one of the longest-running party leaders in the country.

Soros college prompts latest spat between Hungary, EU

Budapest - The EU's top court on Tuesday overturned a Hungarian law used to push out a college founded by George Soros, once again putting Budapest at loggerheads with the European Union.

Singapore PM's defamation suit against blogger begins

Fpo - Singapore's prime minister testified in court Tuesday at the start of his defamation suit against a blogger who shared an article on Facebook linking the leader to a corruption scandal.

UK court asks for more clarity on Venezuela presidency recognition

London - The Court of Appeal in London on Monday asked the High Court to re-examine a ruling that said the UK government "unequivocally recognised" Venezuela's opposition leader as president.

Trial to begin of suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy

London - Four men are due to go on trial in Britain on Monday in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in southeast England.

Top Mexican court backs referendum on prosecuting ex-presidents

Mexico - Mexico's Supreme Court on Thursday endorsed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's push for a referendum on whether to prosecute five of his predecessors over allegations including corruption.

Belgian king's hidden daughter wins fight to be princess

Apo - A Belgian artist has won a seven-year legal battle to be confirmed as a princess and the official daughter of former king Albert II, her lawyer said Thursday.

WikiLeaks' Assange faces wait for US extradition ruling

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces several more months in prison after a British judge said she would decide whether to extradite him to the United States next year.

India court acquits Hindu nationalists over deadly mosque demolition

New Delhi - An Indian court Wednesday acquitted top ruling party leaders of conspiracy related to the mob demolition of a flashpoint mosque decades ago that sparked communal riots which left more than 2,000 dead.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate' fraud

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday became the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

Japan 'Twitter killer' victims consented to death, lawyers argue

Apo - A Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" for luring his victims on social media admitted in court Wednesday to murdering nine people, local media said.

Activists face fines for trying to 'return' African art in France

Paris - Five activists went on trial in Paris on Wednesday for trying to seize an African funeral staff from France's pre-eminent indigenous art museum as part of a campaign to pressure the government into restituting items they claim were stolen.

Germany puts first auto boss on trial over 'dieselgate'

Munich - Five years after "dieselgate" emissions cheating revelations rocked the car industry, ex-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first top executive to stand trial in Germany.

Russia jails Gulag historian for 13 years on sex charge

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a respected Gulag historian, Yury Dmitriyev, to 13 years in prison on a controversial child sex charge.

Top Spain court upholds Catalan president's disqualification

Barcelona - Spain's top court on Monday upheld a court ruling disqualifying Catalan separatist president Quim Torra from office for disobedience, triggering protests across the wealthy northeastern region.

Ai Weiwei supports Assange with silent protest

London - Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei held a silent protest on Monday outside a London court to demand the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition to the United States.

China says US 'abusing power' by squeezing TikTok

Bejing - Beijing on Monday accused the Trump administration of abusing "national power" by trying to ban TikTok, as a federal court gave the video app's US operations a stay of execution.

Huawei exec to accuse US of misleading Canada in extradition case

Vancouver - Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers return to a Canadian court on Monday to press for her release, arguing the US misled Canada about her alleged crimes to secure her detention on foreign soil.

TikTok gets reprieve as judge halts Trump download ban

Washington - TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.

US judge suspends Trump ban on TikTok downloads

Washington - A US federal judge late Sunday halted a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app TikTok, hours before it was to go into effect.

Ex-Audi boss to stand trial for 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler on Wednesday becomes the first to stand trial in Germany over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal, five years after parent company VW admitted responsibility.

Trump names 'brilliant' conservative to US Supreme Court

Washington - President Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, setting in motion a rush by Republicans to cement a conservative majority on the court on the eve of a tense and potentially disputed US election.

No decision on Assange extradition before US vote: UK judge

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have to wait until after the US election to find out whether he will be extradited to face espionage charges there, the British judge presiding over his hearing said Friday.

Ethiopia's Jawar Mohammed: From Abiy ally to terror trial

Addis Ababa - Jawar Mohammed, the Ethiopian media mogul-turned-opposition politician facing trial on terror charges, is no stranger to sparring with the government.

TikTok urges US court order to block Trump ban

Washington - A federal judge Thursday urged the Trump administration to consider delaying a ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok and hinted he might block the government's order set to take effect on Sunday.

Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Paris - A Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.

TikTok argues for US court order to block Trump ban

San Francisco - A federal judge Thursday urged the Trump administration to consider delaying a ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok and hinted he might block the government's order set to take effect on Sunday.

Ginsburg to lie in repose as US Republicans eye quick replacement

Washington - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death has opened a crucial Supreme Court seat that Republican President Donald Trump has promised to quickly and controversially fill against the wishes of Democrats, will lie in repose beginning Wednesday at the US h...
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Jodi Arias talks with her defense attorney Jennifer Wilmott (L), during a hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona, July 16, 2013
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Lead attorneys in civil court case against SSA, Gerald McIntyre of National Senior Citizens Law Center of LA, Chris Douglas of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County and Steve Weiss of Alameda County Bay Area Legal Aid among others give testimony at July 27, 2010 press conference at New American Media headquarters in SF, CA about the case to restore lost Social Security benefits due to error or mistaken identity
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The Court of Criminal Appeals is Texas. Judge Lawrence “Larry” Meyers (in red circle) is leaving the Republican Party to run as a Democrat for the Texas Supreme Court
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Alice Uden testifies in her murder trial.
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CASE: American Amanda Knox (left) is driven away from court in Perugia, Italy, during her murder trial in 2011. Knox was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday.
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Spain's "Angel of Death", Joan Vila Dilme, was sentenced to 127 years for killing 11 elderly people in a nursing home.
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Susan Monica, 66, seated next to her lawyer, testifies in court.
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