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More than 30 Hong Kong protesters in court over riot

Hong Kong - More than 30 protesters appeared in court in Hong Kong Thursday charged with rioting after the worst clashes the city has seen since mass pro-democracy protests.

French dancer fined for selfie with snoozing far-right Le Pen

Paris - French dancer Brahim Zaibat, a former lover of Madonna, was fined one euro by a Paris court Wednesday for sneaking a selfie with far-right patriarch Jean-Marie Le Pen as he snoozed on an airplane.

Prosecutor demands life in prison for Chadian ex-dictator Habre

Dakar - The prosecution in the landmark trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre on Wednesday demanded he be jailed for life and stripped of all his assets.

Supreme Court deals blow to Obama climate plan

Washington - The US Supreme Court has put on hold a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fueled power plants, dealing a significant blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to rein in climate change.

Zimbabwe activist jailed over Mugabe dairy bomb plot

Harare - A Zimbabwe court on Tuesday jailed the leader of a fringe opposition party for nine years for possessing home-made petrol bombs in a supposed plot to attack a dairy run by President Robert Mugabe's wife.

IS widow charged over U.S. hostage death

Washington - The widow of late Islamic State group financial leader Abu Sayyaf has been charged for her alleged role in the death of US aid worker Kayla Mueller last year.

Captain guilty in Nicaraguan shipwreck that killed 13

Managua - The captain of a tourist boat that overturned in bad weather off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast killing 13 was found guilty of manslaughter Friday, judicial sources said.

Four charged with terror offences over Copenhagen synagogue attack

Copenhagen - Four men, held in connection with twin gun attacks in Copenhagen last year, were on Wednesday charged with a terror offence, the justice ministry said.

Angola rebel chief's children in court to sue 'Call of Duty' maker

Nanterre - The children of slain Angolan rebel chief Jonas Savimbi urged a French court on Wednesday to punish the makers of the wildly popular video game "Call of Duty" for representing their father as a "barbarian".

Lord Lucan declared dead, four decades after murder mystery

London - A British judge declared the infamous Lord Lucan officially dead on Wednesday, four decades after he disappeared following the murder of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that has gripped Britain.

China jails 14 over factory blast that killed 146

Shanghai - Chinese courts have jailed 14 government officials and company executives for up to seven-and-a-half years over a 2014 factory explosion that killed 146 workers, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.

British judge to rule if Lord Lucan is dead

London - The infamous British aristocrat Lord Lucan could be declared dead on Wednesday, more than 40 years after he disappeared following the death of the family's nanny in a lurid tale that has gripped Britain.

India's top court to review ban on gay sex

New Delhi - India's top court agreed Tuesday to review a decision which criminalises gay sex, sparking hope among campaigners that the colonial-era law will eventually be overturned in the world's biggest democracy.

No charges over girl dying after 'choking on Kinder Surprise toy'

Toulouse - French prosecutors say no criminal charges will be brought against Italian confectionery giant Ferrero over allegations a three-year-old girl died after choking on a toy from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.

Canada radio host Ghomeshi's sexual beating trial begins in Toronto

Ottawa - The trial of syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi on charges of beating three women during sex began Monday in a packed Toronto courtroom.

UK mother gets six years for joining IS group in Syria

London - A mother who took her toddler to Syria and joined the Islamic State (IS) group was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday after becoming the first British woman to be convicted after returning home.

Neymar, Barcelona in the dock over murky transfer

Madrid - Barcelona star Neymar and president Josep Maria Bartomeu will be called to give evidence this week in the murky case over the deal which brought the Brazilian to the Catalan giants from Santos in 2013.

Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi's passport on social media

Dubai - A Dubai court sentenced a policeman to one month in prison on Monday for posting a video showing Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi's passport on social media, local media reported.

India sentences three to death for gang-rape, murder in Kolkata

Kolkata - Three men were sentenced to death Saturday by an Indian court for the gang-rape and murder of a student, in a case that sparked outrage over women's safety.A further three defendants were given life sentences for the gang-rape of the victim.

From prison, Carlos the Jackal wins suit against his therapist

Paris - Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most-wanted men for his involvement in international terror in the 1970s and 80s, has won a case against a renowned French psychiatrist for breach of medical confidentiality.

Ble Goude: a 'Street General' who compares himself to Mandela

Abidjan - Charles Ble Goude, right-hand man to disgraced former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, was nicknamed "the General of the Streets" but insists he had no role in the deadly violence that has landed him at the International Criminal Court.

Top French court blocks rights body on state of emergency

Paris - France's highest administrative court on Wednesday refused to lift the state of emergency imposed after the November terror attacks, despite criticism from the country's Human Rights League about the extraordinary powers given to security services.

Uber to pay 1.2 mn euros to French taxi group

Paris - App-based taxi firm Uber has been ordered to pay 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) to a French taxi group by a Paris court, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Bikram yoga founder told to pay $6.5 mn for harassment

Los Angeles - The founder of Bikram yoga, the heated exercise and breathing routine that enjoys worldwide popularity, was ordered in the United States to pay more than $6 million in damages for harassment.

Spain court finds captain, British insurer liable for Prestige oil spill

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court said Tuesday it had found the captain, British insurer and owner of an oil tanker that broke up off northwestern Spain in 2002 liable for one of Europe's worst environmental disasters.

New Yorkers file $11m lawsuit over plane eviction

New York - Three New York Muslims and a Sikh have filed an $11 million federal lawsuit demanding a jury trial for being kicked off a flight home from Canada because of their appearance.

UK prosecutors press ahead with Channel Tunnel case

London - Prosecutors in Britain pressed forward with a case Thursday against a Sudanese man who walked through the Channel Tunnel from France, despite the fact that he has since been granted asylum.

Calais migrants heading to UK after landmark court ruling

London - Four Syrian migrants arrived in Britain from the so-called "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais after a landmark court ruling which could see more crossing the Channel.

Lugovoi says charges he poisoned Litvinenko 'absurd': Interfax

Moscow - Russian lawmaker Andrei Lugovoi said Thursday that a British inquiry's charges that he poisoned former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 were absurd and directed against Moscow.

Turkey arrests two more over Istanbul attack: Report

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday remanded in custody pending trial two more suspects over a suicide bombing blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group that killed 10 German tourists in Istanbul last week, reports said.
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