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Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

Lagos - It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.

Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.

Three men guilty in Hong Kong explosives plot

Hong Kong - Three men were found guilty of possessing and conspiring to make explosives ahead of a contentious 2015 vote on political reform by a Hong Kong court Friday.

Cambodia hits back at US over opposition party ban

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Friday hit back at critics of its ban on the country's main opposition, calling the United States "ringleaders" of an alleged coup plot by the party and threatening to build closer ties with Russia and China.

US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban

Washington - The United States on Thursday demanded Cambodia reverse its ban on the country's main opposition as it warned the dissolution of the party would strip 2018 elections of legitimacy.

US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban

Washington - The United States Thursday demanded Cambodia reverse its ban on the country's main opposition as it warned the dissolution of the party would strip 2018 elections of legitimacy.

Questions mount over fate of US-detained Turkish mogul

New York - Speculation is mounting over the whereabouts of a Turkish-Iranian gold mogul and whether he will stand trial as scheduled in New York on charges of defying US sanctions on Iran.

US joins calls for Liberia to hold presidential run-off

Monrovia - The US embassy in Liberia on Thursday expressed "confidence in the integrity" of first-round voting in the country's presidential election, urging political leaders to allow a "timely conclusion" of the vote.

UK denies link between £400m debt to Iran and prisoner

London - Britain on Thursday denied any link between a longstanding debt of £400 million ($530 million, 450 million euros) to Iran and the fate of a British woman jailed in Tehran, after a report cited diplomats saying the money could help secure her release.

Cambodia opposition laments 'death of democracy' as party banned

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the country's main opposition party on Thursday and banned more than 100 of its politicians, in a ruling blasted by a rights groups as the "death" of the nation's democracy.

Cambodia court to rule on opposition party's dissolution

Phnom Penh - Cambodian opposition politicians braced for the Supreme Court to dissolve their party on Thursday, as judges weighed a government lawsuit seen as strongman Hun Sen's final bid to eliminate his competition ahead of 2018 polls.

Spain awarded 1.6 bln euros over Prestige oil spill

Madrid - A court awarded the Spanish state 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) in damages on Wednesday over the 2002 Prestige oil spill, one of Europe's worst environmental disasters.

Kosovo court prosecutor vows to protect witnesses

Den Haag - The prosecutor for a special tribunal set up to try crimes committed in the Kosovo conflict in the late 1990s vowed Tuesday to do everything possible to protect witnesses, who could be "at risk from everything from death to intimidation".

Serbian court issues suspended sentences over US embassy fire

Belgrade - A Serbian court handed suspended jail sentences to four men on Tuesday for their involvement in setting fire to the US embassy in Belgrade nearly a decade ago.

Activist can't file class action against Facebook: EU lawyer

Luxembourg - Austrian activist Max Schrems cannot bring a class action against Facebook for privacy breaches, although he is allowed to sue the US social media giant on a personal basis, the adviser to the EU's top court said Tuesday.

Peruvian farmer scores small win in court over German energy giant

Hamm - A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit.

German court hears Peruvian farmer's climate change appeal

Hamm - A German court began hearing an appeal Monday by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to climate change that is threatening his home and livelihood in the Andes.

Four in Zimbabwe court over Grace Mugabe heckles

Harare - Four people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe on charges of undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe after his wife was heckled while addressing a rally, a state-owned newspaper reported Friday.

UN chooses four of five ICJ judges, will vote again Monday

New York - UN General Assembly and Security Council members managed Thursday to award four out of five judges International Court of Justice seats, but the fate of candidates from India and Britain hung in the balance.

Russia seizes top theatre director's assets

Moscow - Russia has seized the assets of acclaimed theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov including his apartment, in a controversial fraud case that has shocked the arts community, a court said Thursday.

Appeal in far-right Dutch MP's discrimination case set for May

Den Haag - Firebrand anti-Islam Dutch political Geert Wilders will return to court in May to appeal against his 2016 conviction for discrimination, judges ruled Thursday.But they rejected the defence request for other witnesses to be called.

Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Chicago - Former US president Barack Obama answered a jury summons Wednesday, but was dismissed soon after arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans.

US judge allows psychologist to evaluate 'El Chapo'

New York - A US judge on Wednesday authorized a psychologist to examine Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals, after his lawyer complained that his mental state is deteriorating in a New York jail.

French man on trial for 'smuggling' Syrian in-laws to Europe

Atenas - A French man will be tried Thursday in Patras in western Greece for attempting to take his Syrian in-laws to Italy, in a bid to avoid a dangerous sea crossing with smugglers.

Catalan parliament speaker appears at Spain's Supreme Court

Madrid - The former speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament Carme Forcadell appeared Thursday at Spain's Supreme Court over her role in the region's controversial independence drive.

French court returns WWII looted Pissarro painting to owner's family

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered the return of a painting by impressionist master Camille Pissarro to the family of a Jewish art collector dispossessed during World War II.

Johnson seeks to clarify remarks over Briton jailed in Iran

London - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday in a bid to clarify remarks which left him accused of jeopardising the case of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran.

PNG court rejects bid to restore Australia refugee camp services

Sydney - A Papua New Guinea court Tuesday rejected a refugee's appeal to restore water, electricity and food supplies to a shuttered Australian detention camp where hundreds of men have barricaded themselves in.

Apple's $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers.
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