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UK taken to court over allowing use of banned pesticides

The UK government's decision to permit the use of two of three banned pesticides linked to declining bee populations is being challenged in high court by the environmental group, Friends of the Earth (FOE).

U.S. Supreme Court upholds health-care law, individual mandate

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the individual mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty, the integral part of President Obama's signature health care law. The mandate is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority.

57-year-old man admits to raping girls 20 years ago

Glasgow - David McCallum, a father of three, has admitted at the High Court in Glasgow that he is guilty of raping three girls when they were aged between 9 and 12, twenty years ago.

Delhi High Court throws out case against Yahoo India

Delhi - The High Court in the Indian capital New Delhi has dismissed a case against Yahoo India which was accused of hosting "objectionable" material on its web pages.

Nigeria to hang a man for stealing car radio

A Nigerian High court on Friday sentenced a car mechanic to death by hanging for stealing a car stereo back in June 2002.

Court allows hospital to give unborn Jehovah's Witness blood

Dublin - An Irish High Court has given permission to a Dublin maternity hospital to give blood transfusion to the child of a Jehovah's Witness couple. The child is 26 weeks gestation age.

TX high court rules Perry’s travel details to remain secret

Austin - The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday Governor Rick Perry’s travel details can remain secret, overturning rulings by two lower courts which declared Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers’ travel vouchers be made public.

Footballer gets High Court order against Twitter after disclosure

A UK footballer who took out a super-injunction preventing the media from mentioning his name in a sex scandal, is to lodge a High Court order against Twitter after his identity was revealed in a tweet on the micro-blogging website.

UK judges moving towards ‘secular state’, says former archbishop

Judges in the United Kingdom have been accused of moving towards a “secular state,” downgrading the rights of religious believers.

Is State Secretary Hillary Clinton Moving to US Supreme Court?

Rumors are circulating that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being considered for appointment as Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice John Paul Steven, who plans on retiring.

Op-Ed: Company alleges ‘your IP downloaded this, give us ₤500'

A new and very dubious phenomenon has struck the UK: A company called ACS:Law has been sending bulk mail to computer users alleging they have illegally downloaded material including pornography and demanding money in settlement. Not so fast, gentlemen.

Israeli Court Rules Deported Student Can't Return

An Israeli high court ruled Wednesday that a college student deported to Gaza will not be allowed to return to the West Bank to finish school.

Great Train Robber Biggs Permitted to Challenge Parole Ban

Ronnie Biggs, one of the Great Train Robbers, has been granted permission to challenge his parole ban, issued by the Justice Secretary, while his doctor advises that he has little chance of recovering from severe pneumonia.

India High Court Decriminalizes Homosexuality

In a verdict described by some as "revolutionary," the Delhi High Court decriminalized homosexuality. The verdict was hailed by the Indian media as a step in the right direction.

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