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Czech NGO seeks justice for Germans killed under communism

Prague - A Czech non-profit organisation on Friday said it had filed a criminal complaint against dozens of individuals, including two former Czechoslovak communist leaders, for the deaths decades ago of five Germans killed while trying to cross the Iron Curtai...

Biden says US understands 'intense feeling' in Turkey over Gulen after coup

Ankara - US Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he understood the "intense feeling" in Turkey over the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup and wants to see extradited.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Texas halts execution of 'murderer' who killed no one

Washington - A Texas court offered an unexpected stay of the execution of a man convicted of a murder for which he was not even present.

13 anti-slavery activists sentenced in Mauritania

Nouakchott - Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania were sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison, despite criticism of the case against them by international rights groups.

Is Texas about to execute for murder a man who killed no one?

Washington - Jeffery Wood did not fire the gun that killed a Texas store clerk during a robbery gone wrong, nor did he even witness the shooting. But that didn't stop the most active death penalty state in the US from scheduling his execution next week.

Turkish prosecutors demand two life sentences for Gulen

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have demanded two life sentences and an additional 1,900 years in prison for US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for masterminding last month's failed coup, state media reported on Tuesday.

Istanbul police 'raid courts' for coup suspects

Istanbul - Turkish police on Monday raided four major courts in Istanbul in search of 190 suspects wanted over last month's attempted coup, state media said.

Colombia asks Pope, UN to help form post-conflict court

Havana - Colombian leaders and rebels seeking a historic peace accord sought Pope Francis and UN chief Ban Ki-moon's help Friday in setting up a court to prosecute atrocities committed during the conflict.

Ecuador to let Sweden interview Assange at London embassy

Quito - Ecuador says it will let Swedish officials interview Julian Assange at its embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been sheltering for the past four years.

Japan court acquits pair of murder after two decades in jail

Toukyo - A Japanese woman and her former partner were acquitted Wednesday in a retrial for the alleged murder of the woman's 11-year-old daughter after the pair had spent about two decades in jail.

Chile ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

Santiago - Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

Iran to auction property of death row tycoon

Tehran - Iran said on Tuesday it would auction off property owned by billionaire Babak Zanjani, who was sentenced to death for corruption earlier this year.

Parents of Benghazi victims file lawsuit against Clinton

Washington - Relatives of two men killed in the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Libya have filed a lawsuit blaming the deaths on Hillary Clinton's "reckless" handling of classified information in her private email server.

EU court jails Kosovo ex-guerrilla for war crimes

Pristina - A panel of international judges Monday sentenced a former member of Kosovo's ethnic Albanian guerrilla group to eight years in prison for war crimes committed during the 1998-1999 conflict, a court statement said.

Iran says 20 Sunni 'terrorists' executed in single day

Tehran - Iran has executed a group of 20 "terrorist" Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday. "These people had committed murder...

Council of Europe chief backs Turkey 'clean-up' after coup

Istanbul - The head of a top European rights watchdog Wednesday backed a "cleaning up" of Turkish institutions after a failed coup blamed on supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Actress who met 'El Chapo' asks Mexico authorities to close probe

- The actress Kate del Castillo, accused of obstructing justice after meeting Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has asked prosecutors to drop an investigation against her, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Luxembourg appeals verdicts in LuxLeaks tax scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has lodged an appeal against the verdicts handed down to three LuxLeaks whistleblowers who exposed the small duchy's huge tax breaks for giant multinationals, the justice department said Tuesday.

Real-life 'Pianist' family wins defamation appeal

Varsovia - The family of the late Jewish-Polish protagonist of Oscar-winning Holocaust film "The Pianist" said Monday they had won an appeal against defamation over claims in a book that he was a Nazi collaborator.

New Malaysia security law debuts as PM fights critics

Kuala Lumpur - Tough new security legislation came into force in Malaysia Monday, with critics saying the "draconian" law threatens democracy and could be used against opponents of the scandal-tainted premier.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Thai rights activists charged over report on army torture

Bangkok - Three prominent Thai rights defenders were charged Tuesday with criminal defamation over a rare report describing torture suffered by detainees in the restive south, police said.
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