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Zimbabwe court to hear election challenge on August 22

Harare - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's legal challenge to the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on August 22, the ruling party said on Thursday.

Amnesty says Turkey chair to be released from Izmir jail

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Wednesday ordered the release of Amnesty International's Turkey chair who has spent more than a year in jail over alleged links to the 2016 failed coup, the rights group said.

Iran rights advocate spy sentence unlawful: defence team

Tehran - Lawyers for Iran's award-winning human rights advocate Nasrin Sotoudeh said Wednesday that her five-year sentence on spying charges was unlawful as she was never charged or given the chance to appear in court.

Turkey court rejects new appeal to free detained US pastor: report

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected a new appeal to free US pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention has sparked a major row between Turkey and the United States, local media reported.

'Day of joy' as Greek soldiers fly home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Greece on Wednesday hailed a "day of joy" as two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges were released in a surprise move by Ankara."This is a day of joy...

Two Greek soldiers return home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges landed home early Wednesday, after a court ordered their release.

Tinder founders sue parent co. alleging cheating on stock options

San Francisco - Tinder founders and early employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing parent firm InterActiveCorp of cheating them out of billions of dollars by manipulating the value of stock options for the popular dating app.

Angolan soldier jailed for 18 years over fatal shooting of boy

Luanda - An Angolan army sergeant was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for shooting dead a 14-year-old boy at a protest two years ago, in a sentence welcomed by rights groups.

Turkey court orders release of 2 Greek soldiers held since March

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the release of two Greek soldiers detained since March on espionage charges for illegally crossing the border in a case that has stoked tensions between Athens and Ankara.

US giant Monsanto known for controversial chemicals

San Francisco - From "Agent Orange" and DDT to genetically modified crops, Monsanto has long been associated with controversial chemicals, but a US court order for it to pay damages because one of its herbicides may cause cancer could open the door to thousands more c...

England's Stokes admits to 'memory blackout' on street brawl

Bristol - England cricketer Ben Stokes agreed he had a "significant memory blackout" over a street brawl but told a court on Friday he was "absolutely not" an angry man who had lost all control.

Stokes 'could have killed me': cleared defendant

London - Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer "could have killed me", their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray.

Russia jails IS-linked teen for St Petersburg cathedral bomb plot

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday jailed a teenaged supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group over a plot to carry out a suicide attack at Saint Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, a key tourist attraction.

Top Zimbabwe opponent bailed after Zambia asylum bid

Harare - Western governments and the UN expressed alarm Thursday as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti appeared in court after a dramatic attempt to flee to neighbouring Zambia and claim asylum.

Zambia deports top Zimbabwe opponent Biti, defying court order: lawyer

Lusaka - Zambian authorities on Thursday defied a court order stopping them from deporting top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, handing him to police across the border, his lawyer said.

Zimbabwe opposition confirms court challenge to election results

Harare - Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party on Wednesday confirmed it would launch a legal challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election victory, which it says was due to fraud.

Argentina's former VP Boudou convicted of corruption

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Kirchner.

Argentine ex-vice president Boudou convicted for corruption

Buenos Aires - Argentina's former vice president, Amado Boudou, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of corruption while serving under former president Cristina Kirchner.

England's Stokes mimicked gay men with 'camp gestures': doorman

London - Ben Stokes made "stupid noises" and "camp gestures" to mimic two gay men outside a nightclub, a doorman said Tuesday at the England cricketer's trial for alleged affray.

India's top court demands action against rape at govt homes

New Delhi - India's top court Tuesday ordered the government to explain what it was doing to prevent rape at state-run children's homes as horrific details emerge of sex abuse rings.

Spain's new conservative leader in degree scandal

Madrid - Spain's conservative Popular Party (PP), freshly ousted from power over a series of corruption cases, has been hit by another scandal as new leader Pablo Casado stands accused of getting a Masters degree as a "gift.

Zimbabwe bails opposition backers held over poll clashes

Harare - Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party were released on bail Tuesday over alleged violence at last week's post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.

Zimbabwe opposition fears growing post-election crackdown

Harare - Zimbabwe authorities are abducting opposition activists and launching court cases to suppress protests, the opposition MDC party said Monday, despite the president's boast of introducing new freedoms to criticise his government.

Zimbabwe opposition members in court over election violence

Harare - Twenty-seven members of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition appeared in court Monday on violence charges after post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.

'Corruption notebooks' put heat on Argentina's ex-president Kirchner

Buenos Aires - A web of graft allegations stemming from the period former presidents Cristina Kirchner and her husband ruled Argentina became even stickier this week when "corruption notebooks" detailing secretive cash deliveries came to light.

Kenyan court overturns landmark sentence of ivory kingpin

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Friday overturned a 20-year jail term handed to an ivory trafficking "kingpin", in a case that had been seen as a test of the country's will to take on rampant poaching.

Weinstein seeks to toss sex crimes case over 'warm' emails

New York - Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer on Friday demanded that a New York court dismiss the sex crimes charges against him, explosively disclosing "warm" emails between the disgraced Hollywood tycoon and his alleged rape victim, in which she said "I love yo...

Suit accuses US of 'inhumane' treatment of detained immigrants

Los Angeles - A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses US President Donald Trump and senior administration officials of subjecting more than 1,000 undocumented immigrants to "inhumane" conditions at a federal prison in California.

UK former far-right leader Robinson freed from prison

London - British former far-right leader Tommy Robinson was freed from prison on Wednesday after winning a legal challenge in a case that has galvanised his supporters worldwide.

UK former far-right leader Robinson freed from prison

London - British former far-right leader Tommy Robinson was freed from prison on Wednesday after winning a legal challenge in a case that has galvanised his supporters worldwide.
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