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BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

Bangkok - A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.

Record damages awarded over US army base noise in Japan

Toukyo - A Japanese court on Thursday awarded record compensation for thousands of residents near a US military base over aircraft noise, but rejected their demand to suspend flights at odd hours.An Okinawa court ordered the Japanese government to pay 30.

Brazil names president's ally to top court post

Bras - Brazil's Senate on Wednesday appointed an ally of President Michel Temer to the post of Supreme Court judge to replace one who died in a plane crash while investigating corruption.

Russia court orders release of opposition activist

Moscow - Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of an opposition activist who was the only person in the country jailed under a tough law against public protests.

S. Korea court 'sets date for president's final impeachment hearing'

Seoul - South Korea's Constitutional Court will hold its final impeachment hearing to rule on the fate of President Park Geun-Hye at the end of the month, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.

Russia court orders release of opposition activist

Moscow - Russia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that an opposition activist jailed for staging peaceful protests in an unprecedented case should have his conviction quashed and be released.

Mexican mom seeks justice for son killed by US border guard

Juarez - Guadalupe Guereca wants just one thing: "Justice."In a choked voice, the 59-year-old woman recounts the death of her teenage son, fatally shot on Mexican soil by an American policeman standing on the US side of the border.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

Wellington - New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

Wellington - New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

Wellington - New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Kuwait jails senior official for joining IS jihadists

Kuwait City - Kuwait's supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.

Kuwait jails senior official for joining IS jihadists

Kuwait City - Kuwait's supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.

Kuwait jails senior official for joining IS jihadists

Kuwait City - Kuwait's supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.

Zimbabwe protest pastor Mawarire says may stand against Mugabe

Harare - A Zimbabwean pastor who led a popular protest movement last year against strongman President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he might stand in the 2018 general election.

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch hearing set for March 20

Washington - The confirmation hearing for US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been set to begin on March 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Thursday.

Brazil judge overturns 'censorship' of newspaper

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday overturned a ruling that barred leading newspapers from publishing reports on an extortion attempt against President Michel Temer's wife.

IS kickboxer jailed in Italy

Milan - A Milan judge on Tuesday sentenced a Moroccan kickboxer and his wife to jail terms over their links to the Islamic State group and placed their two children in care.

Incoming leader of India's Tamil Nadu state jailed

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court jailed the anointed next leader of Tamil Nadu for four years for corruption Tuesday, heightening the turmoil in a state still reeling from the death of its long-time matriarch.

Incoming leader of India's Tamil Nadu state jailed

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court jailed the anointed next leader of Tamil Nadu for four years for corruption Tuesday, heightening the turmoil in a state still reeling from the death of its long-time matriarch.

Incoming leader of India's Tamil Nadu state jailed

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court jailed the anointed next leader of Tamil Nadu for four years for corruption Tuesday, heightening the turmoil in a state still reeling from the death of its long-time matriarch.

Hammer murder surgeon jailed for life in Australia

Sydney - A former surgeon who bludgeoned to death five relatives with a "hammer-like object" was jailed for life on Monday for one of Australia's most ferocious killings.

Serbians seek justice for Kosovo's forgotten victims

Belgrade - Calling their dead "second-class victims", Serbian families of civilians killed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels in the late 1990s hope a new court at The Hague will finally bring them justice.

Serbians seek justice for Kosovo's forgotten victims

Belgrade - Calling their dead "second-class victims", Serbian families of civilians killed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels in the late 1990s hope a new court at The Hague will finally bring them justice.

Serbians seek justice for Kosovo's forgotten victims

Belgrade - Calling their dead "second-class victims", Serbian families of civilians killed by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian rebels in the late 1990s hope a new court at The Hague will finally bring them justice.

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.

Trump says considering 'brand new' immigration order

Washington - US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law.

Russian court orders review of activist's jailing for peaceful protests

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's highest court ordered a review of the precedent-setting case of an opposition activist jailed for two-and-a-half years for peaceful protests.

German court bans large parts of poem insulting Erdogan

Hamburg - A German court Friday barred a TV comedian from reciting in full his so-called "defamatory poem" against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan which sparked a diplomatic row last year.

US appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

Los Angeles - A US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump's ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.
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