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Family of whistleblowing Myanmar cop evicted after testimony

Yangon - The family of a Myanmar policeman who testified in court that two Reuters reporters had been set up was evicted from their police housing a day after his evidence, his wife said.

Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

Ho Chi Minh - Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows to one he can scarcely remember.

Myanmar police ordered set up of Reuters journalists: testimony

Yangon - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to set up a Reuters reporter by handing over sensitive documents to him in a sting operation that also ensnared his colleague, a police official told a court Friday.

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.

Indian court acquits Modi ally jailed over deadly Gujarat riots

Ahmedabad - An Indian court Friday acquitted an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the most senior figure convicted over the deadly 2002 Gujarat religious riots.

Liberia ex-warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in US

New York - A Liberian former warlord whose forces committed atrocities including murders and cannibalism during the country's civil war was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in US prison -- for immigration-related fraud and perjury.

Life sentences in Turkey trial over coup death of 'hero' soldier

Ankara - A Turkish court Thursday sentenced 18 people to life in prison over the killing of a soldier who became a national hero for shooting dead one of the suspected leaders of a 2016 failed coup, state media reported.

Spain court confirms 535 years jail for ETA militants

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court confirmed 535-year prison sentences for two ETA militants, it said Wednesday, just weeks before the Basque separatist group is expected to announce its dissolution after decades of violence.

Turkey rules to keep US pastor in jail

Izmir - A Turkish court ruled Monday to keep an American Christian pastor in custody, deeming him to be a flight risk, after his trial opened in a case that has raised tensions with Washington.

Detained American pastor goes on trial in Turkey

Izmir - An American pastor will go on trial in Turkey on Monday on terror-related charges after spending the last one-and-a-half years behind bars, in a case that has raised friction between Ankara and Washington.

Spain gives Germany new Puigdemont info for extradition

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors have handed over new information to Germany they hope will back their demand to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on rebellion charges, the justice minister said Friday.

CEO of shuttered sex classifieds site Backpage pleads guilty

Washington - The recently shuttered classified advertising website Backpage and its CEO have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges, the US Justice Department announced Thursday.

Polish lawmakers amend controversial court reforms

Warsaw - Poland's parliament, dominated by the governing conservatives, on Thursday adopted amendments to controversial court reforms that had led the European Union to launch unprecedented legal action against Warsaw.

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

Yangon - A Myanmar court on Wednesday rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, even as seven soldiers were given lengthy sentences for their role in the killings.

Argentina will not recognize Venezuela vote: Macri

Buenos Aires - Argentina will not recognize the result of next months' Venezuelan presidential election, which is being boycotted by the main opposition parties, President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday.

Holocaust survivors sue publisher over Nazi-era books

Warsaw - Two Holocaust survivors and a Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighter have filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a civil case that the plaintiffs' lawyers said on Monday is the first of its kind in Poland.

Catalonia's Puigdemont may stay in Berlin while on bail

Berlin - Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, who was arrested in Germany on a Spanish extradition request but released on bail last week, was Monday allowed to stay in Berlin while the case is heard.

Brazil's Judge Moro: crusader against corruption... or politics?

Rio De Janeiro - A fearless crusader targeting endemic corruption, or an ambition-driven puritan waging war on Brazil's political elite? Judge Sergio Moro, who issued the shock order to jail ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been portrayed as both.

US court confirms prison deal for two Erdogan backers

Washington - A Washington court has confirmed prison sentences for two supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who assaulted peaceful pro-Kurdish protesters last year.

ABC's 'The Last Defense' shines light on death row

Los Angeles - Julius Jones, an African American former high school honor student and star college athlete, was 21 when he was convicted of murder by a predominantly white jury and sentenced to death.

Russia gulag historian walks free after child porn trial

Petrozavodsk - A Russian gulag historian was on Thursday acquitted of child pornography charges and released in a move supporters hailed as a rare victory for the country's embattled rights activists.

US high court backs police in 'excessive force' case

Washington - A day after Californians protested the latest police shooting of an unarmed black man, the US Supreme Court signalled Monday that law enforcement officers are generally protected against accusations of excessive force.

Romania seeks to prosecute ex-president over revolution bloodshed

Bucharest - Romanian prosecutors on Monday requested to prosecute former president Ion Iliescu and ex-prime minister Petre Roman for "crimes against humanity" during the deadly aftermath of the country's 1989 revolution.

Prisoner or free man? Mystery surrounds Kadhafi's son Seif

Yafran - Nearly a year after a Libyan militia announced it had set free the son and heir apparent of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the fate of Seif al-Islam remains a mystery.

Former Peru president Fujimori leaves hospital

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori was released from hospital on Friday after his latest bout with illness, a local TV news channel reported.

EU's Timmermans to visit Poland over court reforms

Warsaw - European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans will visit Warsaw on April 9, the Polish government said Thursday, amid conflict over Poland's controversial court reforms.

Grief and rage at funeral for police shooting victim in Sacramento

Sacramento - Hundreds of mourners joined an outpouring of grief and rage Thursday at the funeral of an unarmed black man shot dead by police in California's capital Sacramento.

Clooney to defend Reuters journalists held in Myanmar

New York - British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, wife of Hollywood A-lister George, announced Thursday she will represent two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar in a case that has incensed global opinion.

Brazil judge orders Facebook to cut 'fake news' on slain activist

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Facebook to remove fake news posted about slain black rights' activist Marielle Franco.

Greek bishop to be retried under homophobia law

Atenas - A Greek bishop will be retried after being controversially acquitted on charges of inciting violence against homosexuals, a judicial source said Tuesday.
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