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SF bomb possession suspect appears in court

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant — arrested last month after alleged chemical bomb-making materials were found in his residence in the city's tony Nob Hill district — could be released on bail to seek psychological treatment in a hospital.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

India police beat back protesters of alleged child rape

Bangalore - Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Instructor to appear in India court over alleged child rape

Bangalore - A roller-skating instructor was due in court Monday over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student which sparked protests from outraged parents, an official in the Indian city of Bangalore said.
In the Media by AFP

Florida widow wins $23.6 bn in RJ Reynolds tobacco payout

Miami - A Florida jury has ordered RJ Reynolds tobacco to pay $23.6 billion to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in a verdict seen as one of the largest for a single plaintiff in state history.
In the Media by AFP

Rio judge orders 23 anti-World Cup protesters jailed

Rio De Janeiro - A judge in Rio de Janeiro ordered 23 people jailed for "violence" during ant-World Cup protests, including those arrested before the Argentina-Germany final.
In the Media by AFP

Ethiopian bloggers, journalists charged with 'terrorism'

Addis Ababa - A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists detained for nearly three months have been charged with terrorism for having links to an outlawed group and for planning attacks, a judge said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. hijacker sentenced to 20 years in prison

Miami - A former Black Panther who hijacked an airplane in 1984 and diverted it to Cuba was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Miami.William Potts, 57, will be eligible for early release on parole after seven years.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. sentences British men over Taliban support

New York - A U.S. judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.Computer engineer Babar Ahmad was sentenced to 12.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

The Hague - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.
In the Media by Nicolas Delauney (AFP)

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.
In the Media by Martin PARRY (AFP)

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.
In the Media by AFP

Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

Tokyo - Japanese police have arrested a Tokyo artist on obscenity charges for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said was an attack on free expression.
In the Media by AFP

India court convicts teenagers over Mumbai gang-rapes

Mumbai - A Mumbai court convicted two teenage boys Tuesday over separate gang-rapes that shocked the city in a verdict that came days after an Indian minister said juvenile suspects should be treated as adults in rape cases.
In the Media by AFP

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Israel to charge three Jews over Palestinian teen murder

Jerusalem - Israel is to indict three Jewish extremists with murder over the brutal killing of a Palestinian teenager, officials said Monday, as it emerged their initial target was an eight-year-old child.
In the Media by AFP

India court suspends death sentences for Delhi gang-rape

New Delhi - India's top court Monday suspended the death sentences of two of the four men convicted of the deadly gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, an attack that triggered international outrage.
In the Media by AFP

Stock market prankster awaits sentencing

In 2012, Australian environmental activist, Jonathan Moylan, sent out a fake press release which caused the share price of a coal company to crash by A$3 million.
In the Media by Elke Nagy

Australia judge probed for saying incest 'may be accepted'

Sydney - An Australian judge will be investigated for his "appalling" comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Argentine vice president appeals corruption charges

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou filed an appeal against charges of corruption allegedly carried out during his time as finance minister from 2009 to 2011.
In the Media by AFP

FBI details 2007 Blackwater killings

Washington - Blackwater guards fired dozens of shots into cars and people, an FBI expert testified, in an example of the brutality of the 2007 killings that left 14 Iraqis dead in Baghdad.
In the Media by AFP

Argentina readies talks with mediator over debt default

New York - Argentine representatives hold talks with a court-appointed arbiter in New York on Monday hoping to resolve an impasse over debt payments to hedge funds as the country faces possible default.
In the Media by Sonia Avalos (AFP)

Ombudsman: When will action be taken over No Win, No Fee deals?

The Legal Ombudsman in the UK has asked regulators when action will be taken over consumer complaints regarding 'No Win, No Fee' conditional agreements with lawyers.
In the Media by James Walker - 2 comments

Guatemalan ex-guerrilla convicted of indigenous massacre

- A Guatemalan court handed down the country's first conviction of a leftist guerrilla leader for the killings of indigenous farmers during the 1960-1996 civil war.
In the Media by Henry Morales (AFP)

Uganda parliament piglet protest pair freed on bail: lawyer

Kampala - A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

S. African police sacked over videoed immigrant killing

Johannesburg - Eight South African policemen have been sacked over the death of a Mozambican immigrant who was shown in graphic video footage being dragged behind a police vehicle, police said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. dad charged with murder after son bakes to death in car

Miami - A U.S. man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted.
In the Media by AFP - 3 comments

Europe rights court upholds French burqa ban

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld France's controversial burqa ban, rejecting arguments that outlawing full-face veils breaches religious freedom.
In the Media by Arnaud Bouvier (AFP)

Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse

- The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Canada's aboriginals win historic victory for rights

Montreal - Canada's Supreme Court recognized native groups' rights over a large swathe of land for the first time Thursday in western British Columbia province.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

European court tells France to keep paraplegic on life-support

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights has told France not to remove life support from a man in a vegetative state for the past six years, blocking a landmark French court ruling.
In the Media by Cecile Azzaro (AFP)
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