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UK makes 'first' conviction over 3D printed gun

London - A student was convicted on Wednesday of manufacturing a firearm using a 3D printer, in what London's police said they believed was the first such successful prosecution in Britain.

Turkish basketballer's father denies Gulen links in court: report

Istanbul - The father of Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Tuesday denied accusations he had links to the group blamed for a 2016 failed coup aimed at overthrowing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported.

Far-right UK student jailed over Prince Harry online posts

London - A far-right university student who called Prince Harry a race traitor and created an image of him with a pistol to his head was on Tuesday jailed in Britain for more than four years.

Courts, cannabis, corruption: Albania struggles against old demons

Tirana - With an ex-minister on trial for drug trafficking, an opposition leader suspected of money laundering and hundreds of judges probed over graft, Albania is wrestling against a corruption plague threatening its EU membership hopes.

New Zealander jailed for sharing mosque shooting video

Wellington - A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday for distributing gruesome livestream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported.

Russia drops extortion charge against editor after outcry

Sanktpeterburg - A Russian court on Monday released a local newspaper editor and former lawmaker who had been facing extortion charges, following an outcry from supporters and international organisations.

Israel PM's wife asks court to approve plea bargain over 'fund misuse'

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a Jerusalem court Sunday to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraudulently using state funds for meals, an AFP reporter said.

Brazil's president says criminalizing homophobia could 'hurt' gays

Bras - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to criminalize homophobia, saying it could "hurt" gays by deterring companies from hiring them.

World court rejects UAE claims over Qatar row

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice on Friday denied a request by the United Arab Emirates for special measures against Qatar to relieve a bitter two-year-old crisis.

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

Christchurch - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.

Christchurch mosque attack defendant pleads not guilty

Christchurch - The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks pleaded not guilty to multiple murder and terrorism charges Friday and was committed to stand trial next year.

Second Algeria ex-PM detained in graft probe: state media

Alger - Algeria's former prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal was remanded in custody Thursday after appearing before a judge as part of an anti-corruption investigation, state media reported.

Culling of male chicks: A widespread and controversial practice

Paris - The systematic eradication of male chicks is a common practice in the poultry industry, which says it is the only viable option for birds that have no economic value.

German court allows slaughter of male chicks to continue

Berlin - Germany's top administrative court ruled Thursday that the slaughtering of male chicks may continue in the poultry industry until a method is found to determine the sex of an embryo in the egg.

UK minister signs US bid to extradite Assange

London - Britain's interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle.

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

Quito - Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

Quito - Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.

China snubbed Trudeau request for talks about detained Canadians

Ottawa - China ignored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's personal request for dialogue to end a spiralling diplomatic row, his office revealed Wednesday.

Brazil court dodges debate on Lula's release, days after document leak

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday unexpectedly avoided debating a request for the early release of leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as social media fury intensified over leaked documents showing a conspiracy to keep him out of the 2018 election ...

South Sudan court jails economist for two years for espionage

Juba - A South Sudanese court on Tuesday jailed a Harvard-educated economist for two years for spying after he gave interviews to foreign media, in a case that has attracted international criticism.

US charges against Assange to be unveiled on Friday

London - The United States will detail all the charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it seeks his extradition in a London court on Friday, the editor of the whistleblowers' website said on Tuesday.

Brazil court debates Lula's release, days after document leak

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court will debate the early release of leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Tuesday, as social media rage intensified over leaked documents showing a conspiracy to keep him out of the 2018 election race.

Jail sought for ex-UN official convicted of child abuse in Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepali prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek a 13-year jail term for a former United Nations official from Canada found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.

Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality

Gaborone - Botswana's High Court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, on Tuesday ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country's 1965 penal code.

Botswana scraps anti-gay laws in landmark decision

Gaborone - Botswana's High Court ruled Tuesday in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, handing down a landmark verdict greeted with joy by gay rights campaigners.

Six escape death sentence for rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl

Pathankot - Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Gaborone - Botswana could decriminalise gay sex on Tuesday when its high court is due to rule in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya recently upheld its own anti-homosexuality laws.

Russian investigative journalist on drugs charges gets house arrest

Moscow - A Russian investigative journalist facing what supporters call trumped up drugs charges was ordered to be held under house arrest Saturday after appearing before a judge in Moscow.

Boris Johnson wins Brexit case hounding his leadership bid

London - Former UK foreign minister Boris Johnson's bid to succeed Theresa May as prime minister received a big boost Friday when a London court quashed his summons to answer charges that he lied during the Brexit referendum campaign.

Shakira questioned by Spanish judge over alleged tax fraud

Esplugues De Llobregat - Colombian superstar Shakira was questioned by a judge near Barcelona on Thursday over alleged evasion of 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) in taxes.
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