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India, Pakistan in UN court for death row 'spy' case

Den Haag - India will ask the UN's top court Monday to order Pakistan to take an alleged Indian spy off death row, in a case that could stoke fresh tensions after a deadly attack in Kashmir.

Major US investor in Russian court over fraud charges

Moscow - The US head of a major investment firm appeared in a Moscow court for a detention hearing Friday after Russia opened a fraud investigation into him and several of his colleagues.

Canadian woman jailed for attack in name of IS group

Ottawa - A Canadian woman found guilty of terror crimes for trying to join the Islamic State group and in its name attacking staff at a department store was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.

Philippines journalist and Duterte critic Ressa freed on bail

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was freed on bail on Thursday following an arrest that sparked international censure and allegations she is being targeted over her news site's criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines arrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested at her Manila office on Wednesday in what press freedom advocates branded an act of "persecution".

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Manila - Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday in what rights advocates called an act of "persecution".

'Evil' Canadian jailed for life in gay village killings

Toronto - A Canadian landscaper was jailed for life Friday for the murder and sexual mutilation of eight men from Toronto's gay community whose bodies he dismembered and hid in planters.

Danish Jehovah's Witness gets 6 years for 'extremism' in Russia

Or - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison for "extremism", in the first conviction of its kind since a 2017 law that outlawed the religious group.

Danish Jehovah's Witness gets 6 years for 'extremism' in Russia

Or - A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison for "extremism", in the first conviction of its kind since a 2017 law that outlawed the religious group.

British woman jailed for slapping Bali immigration officer

Denpasar - A British woman was handed a six-month jail term Wednesday for slapping an immigration officer in Bali after she missed her flight because of an expired tourist visa.

Philippines announces libel charge against critical journalist

Manila - Philippine prosecutors said Wednesday they will file a libel charge carrying up to 12 years in prison against journalist Maria Ressa, who leads a news website that has clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

French priest jailed for sexual abuse

Colmar - A French priest was Friday sentenced to five years, two without parole, for sexually assaulting four young female parishioners, one of whom was just nine when the offences started, and embezzling 100,000 euros ($115,000) to pay one of his victims.

Catalan separatists' trial set for February 12: court

Madrid - A dozen Catalan separatists will go on trial on February 12 over their bid to make the region independent from Spain, the Supreme Court said Friday, naming former prime minister Mariano Rajoy among those called to testify.

Catalan separatist trial to start February 12: court

Madrid - The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a bid to secede from Spain will start on February 12 in Madrid, a source at the Supreme Court said Friday.

French court backs doctors in right-to-die case

Lille - A French court on Thursday upheld a decision by doctors to withdraw life support for a man kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade, after the latest legal challenge by the patient's parents in a divisive right-to-die case.

Kurdish deputy, freed from Turkish jail, vows to press on with hunger strike

Diyarbakir - Despite being released from jail, pro-Kurdish deputy Leyla Guven has vowed to maintain a hunger strike she launched over two months ago until Turkish authorities improve prison conditions for Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Ghosn: Bail refusal 'would not be normal in any other democracy'

Apo - Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn slammed his ongoing detention Thursday, telling AFP and a French newspaper the decision to refuse him bail "would not be normal in any other democracy.""Why am I being punished before being found guilty?

US judge won't unseal 'charges' against WikiLeaks' Assange

Washington - A US judge refused Wednesday to unseal charges that the government is believed to have prepared against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Iran state TV journalist held in US returns to Tehran

Tehran - A US-born journalist working for Iran's English-language television station Press TV returned to the Islamic Republic on Wednesday night after 10 days of detention in the US.

'Yellow vest' injuries spark legal challenge to French police

Paris - A rights group and a major trade union went to France's top administrative court Wednesday seeking a ban on riot police using rubber bullets, blamed for injuring dozens of "yellow vest" protesters.

'Yellow vest' injuries spark legal challenge to French police

Paris - A human rights group and a major trade union went to France's top administrative court on Wednesday seeking a ban on riot police use of rubber bullets, which are blamed for injuring dozens of "yellow vest" protesters.

Huawei exec's extradition hearing pushed to March

Vancouver - The extradition hearing for a top Huawei executive at the center of a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing was pushed back to March on Tuesday, after the US unveiled sweeping charges against her and the Chinese tech giant.

Dutchmen jailed over huge Amsterdam airport diamond heist

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Monday jailed three men over a daring $72 million diamond robbery in 2005 at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of the world's biggest ever heists, the court service said.

Egypt 'pardons Briton' jailed for smuggling painkillers

Apo - A British woman convicted in Egypt of smuggling painkillers has been granted early release after spending more than a year in prison, an Egyptian security source said Monday.

'Dictatorship' row in Nigeria after top judge suspended

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday suspended the country's top judge just weeks from elections, triggering condemnation from opposition parties who accused him of "an act of dictatorship" and mounting "a judicial coup".

Turkey court orders release of hunger striking Kurdish MP

Diyarbakir - A hunger striking pro-Kurdish lawmaker was released under supervision from prison by a Turkish court and sent home on Friday, after an 11-week fast that has left her gravely ill.

Murdered Mongolian's family want justice in Malaysia lawsuit

Shah Alam - The family of a Mongolian woman whose killing was allegedly linked to Malaysia's toppled leader are hoping for justice in a civil lawsuit that started this week, their lawyers said Friday.

Turkey court orders release of hunger striking Kurdish MP

Diyarbakir - A Turkish court on Friday ordered the supervised release of a detained lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) who is seriously ill as a result of her 11-week hunger strike.

Israel charges Jewish teen over Palestinian's killing

Jerusalem - Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged a Jewish 16-year-old with manslaughter after he allegedly threw a stone at a car in the occupied West Bank and killed a Palestinian woman.

Pakistan's top court to decide on Bibi appeal Jan 29: lawyer

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court will decide on January 29 whether to allow an appeal against its acquittal of a Christian woman at the centre of a blasphemy row, a lawyer involved in the case said Thursday.
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