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Japan court upholds damages over student tsunami deaths: report

Apo - A Japanese appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling awarding millions of dollars in compensation to families of children swept out to sea by the massive 2011 tsunami, local media said.

Turkey hands jail sentences to journalists

Silivri - A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations but editors remained defiant vowing their "honourable" journalism would not stop.

Turkey hands jail sentences to journalists

Silivri - A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed "terrorist" organisations but editors remained defiant vowing their "honourable" journalism would not stop.

US Supreme Court leans toward backing Trump travel ban

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared closely divided Wednesday over whether President Donald Trump had the power to block travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, in the biggest legal test of the administration's contentious travel ban.

US high court reviews Trump's power to block Muslim immigrants

Washington - President Donald Trump's effort to ban immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries heads to the Supreme Court Wednesday, which will decide if his argument asserting national security interests was tainted by religious bias.

Canada van massacre driver charged with murder, most victims women

Toronto - A Canadian man who apparently had a grudge against women was charged with murder Tuesday after allegedly plowing a rented van onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people -- an incident that shocked the nation.

German court tries Vietnam man over 'Cold War-style' abduction

Berlin - Germany put on trial Tuesday the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral ties, with the defence arguing the accused was an unwitting pawn.

German court tries Vietnam man over 'Cold War-style' abduction

Berlin - Germany put on trial Tuesday the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral ties.The accused -- a Vietnamese-Czech man identified only as 47-year-old Long N.H.

Parents of terminally ill British toddler lose court bid

London - The family of terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans on Monday lost their final court bid to prevent doctors from turning off his life support.

German court tries Vietnam man over 'Cold War-style' abduction

Berlin - Germany will put on trial Tuesday the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral ties.The accused -- a Vietnamese-Czech man identified only as 47-year-old Long N....

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia for alleged conspiracy

Washington - The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Russia, WikiLeaks and top officials from Donald Trump's campaign conspired to tilt the 2016 US presidential election in the Republican's favor.

Indian court acquits Modi ally jailed over deadly Gujarat riots

Ahmedabad - An Indian court Friday acquitted an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the most senior figure convicted over the deadly 2002 Gujarat religious riots.

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

Amsterdam - The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.

Brazil court rejects Lula's latest appeal

S - A Brazilian court on Wednesday turned down ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's latest appeal against his 12-year sentence for corruption, seemingly putting his bid for a political comeback even farther out of reach.

FBI agent pleads guilty of leaking in case linked to The Intercept

Washington - An FBI agent faced up to five years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to providing classified documents to a reporter in the second leak case pursued by the Trump administration linked to The Intercept.

Poland broke EU law by logging in ancient forest: court

Luxembourg - Poland's rightwing government broke the law by logging in one of Europe's last primeval forests, a UNESCO world heritage site, the European Union's top court ruled Tuesday.

Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty

New Delhi - Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India's streets in protest.

'I will arrest you' Philippines' Duterte tells ICC prosecutor

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Friday to arrest the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, who is probing his deadly drug war, telling her to stay away from the Philippines.

Russian court rules to block Telegram messaging app

Moscow - A Moscow court on Friday ruled to block the popular messaging app Telegram in Russia, after it refused to give state security services access to private conversations, an AFP reporter at the court said.

New charge in Canada serial killer probe, cold cases reopened

Ottawa - A Canadian landscape gardener accused of serial killings targeting Toronto's gay community was charged Wednesday with a seventh murder, as police reopened 15 cold homicide cases dating back decades in search of links.

EU hails 'genuine dialogue' with Poland to end court reform row

Apo - Poland and the European Union are now engaged in a "genuine dialogue" toward ending a row over Polish reforms Brussels fears undermine judicial independence, a top EU official said Wednesday.

Brazil's Supreme Court delays debate that could see Lula released

Bras - A justice on Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a delay until next week of a debate on changing a law that could, if passed, lead to the imminent release of recently jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

US prosecutors request to detail 'El Chapo' alleged brutal crimes in court

New York - When Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman learned in 2006 his men had captured two suspected members of the rival Las Zetas cartel, he first wanted to have lunch.

Mexico lets independent 'Bronco' run for president

Mexico - A Mexican court ruled Tuesday that controversial independent candidate Jaime "The Bronco" Rodriguez can run for president, even though electoral authorities found he failed to collect the required signatures.

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Tuesday dealt another blow to US ridesharing giant Uber by backing the right of France and other member states to ban an illegal taxi service without notifying Brussels regulators.

EU court backs France ban of Uber service without notifying Brussels

Luxembourg - The EU's top court on Tuesday backed the right of member states like France to ban a service by ridesharing firm Uber without notifying Brussels, in a fresh setback to the US giant.

Top S.Africa court ends Pistorius's final appeal bid

Johanesburg - South Africa's highest court has rejected Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal against his 13-year jail term, ending the long legal battle over his killing of his girlfriend in 2013.

Indonesia suicide bomb mastermind jailed for nine years

Jakarta - The convicted mastermind of a deadly twin bombing in Jakarta last year claimed by the Islamic State group was sentenced to nine years in prison on Monday.

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must "fast-track" the impeachment of the nation's top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office.

Brazil top court holds key to Lula reprieve

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began a 12-year jail sentence Saturday, could win an early reprieve if the country's top court decides to change a key law.
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