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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.

Iraq PM seeks to speed up death penalty implementation

Baghdad - Iraq's prime minister is seeking to speed up the implementation of death sentences, his office said Saturday, despite persistent concerns over flaws in the judicial system that hands them down.

Death penalty in Turkey: On the way back?

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's suggestion that Turkey might reinstate the death penalty to punish those involved in last week's failed coup bid has alarmed European leaders.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Panamanian ex-dictator set to undergo brain tumor surgery

Panama - Panama's imprisoned former dictator Manuel Noriega will undergo surgery next week for a benign brain tumor, his doctor said.Physician Eduardo Reyes told AFP on Friday the surgery is set for July 21 at the Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City.

U.S. carries out first execution in more than two months

Washington - Georgiaexecuted a prisoner by lethal injection early Friday, the first US execution in more than two months, ending a pause that reflects a decline in capital punishment.

Supreme Court judge sorry for branding Trump a 'faker'

Washington - US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday for publicly disparaging Donald Trump as a phoney with a big ego.

Trump, Supreme Court justice double down in war of words

Washington - It is pretty much unheard of for a US Supreme Court justice to speak openly about politics. But its aging doyenne Ruth Bader Ginsburg sure did, blasting Donald Trump as a phony.

Uruguay wins case against US tobacco firm

Montevideo - Uruguay won an arbitration case against US tobacco giant Philip Morris, which sued the state claiming its strict anti-tobacco law harmed the cigarette maker's business, both sides said.

Chile ex-army chief held over 1973 massacre

Santiago - Police arrested an ex-head of the Chilean army to face charges over a 1973 massacre under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, the courts said.

Comey defends decision on Clinton emails

Washington - FBI chief James Comey vigorously defended his recommendation not to file charges against Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton over her private email use at the State Department, saying she did not break the law.

Venezuela opposition leader's appeal postponed

Caracas - A Venezuelan court postponed a sensitive appeal hearing Thursday for a prominent jailed opposition leader, his lawyer said, sparking accusations of political interference.

US Supreme Court ends eventful term with a bang

Washington - US conservatives were expecting some major wins at the Supreme Court this year, but several dramatic twists -- including the death of a justice -- reconfigured the bench and liberals ended up scoring the most influential victories.

U.S. attorney general says won't interfere in Clinton email probe

Washington - US Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Friday to respect FBI and prosecutors' decisions on whether to charge presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton over her use of personal email while at the State Department.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers get suspended jail sentences

Luxembourg - Two whistleblowers in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal were given suspended jail sentences on Wednesday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.

Supreme Court delivers major victory for US abortion rights

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law restricting access to abortion, handing a major victory to the "pro-choice" camp in the country's most important ruling on the divisive issue in a generation.

Israeli restaurants in kosher food row with Jewish authorities

Jerusalem - Jonathan Vadai just wanted a certificate confirming his Jerusalem restaurant as kosher, but he found himself fed up with the Israeli religious authorities overseeing the process.

Turkish man given suspended jail for 'comparing Erdogan to Gollum'

Istanbul - A court in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya has handed a Turkish man a suspended jail sentence of over one year for comparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum, a report said Thursday.

Turkish prosecutors 'demand over 14 years in jail' for activists

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors have asked for three prominent activists and journalists to be handed jail sentences of over 14 years on charges of publishing terror propaganda for guest editing a pro-Kurdish daily, a report said on Thursday.

Assange lawyer says Sweden should recognize UN opinion

Quito - A former Spanish judge who is defending WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday urged Sweden to recognize a UN working group opinion that his confinement amounts to arbitrary detention.

Convicted journalist guest edits Turkey daily after arrests

Istanbul - A prominent Turkish journalist handed a lengthy jail sentence on charges of revealing state secrets defiantly guest-edited an opposition daily on Tuesday, a day after three activists were arrested and jailed for performing the same role.

Rousseff called as witness in Brazil corruption case

Rio De Janeiro - President Dilma Rousseff, suspended from office pending her impeachment trial, has been called as a defense witness for a key figure in the Petrobras corruption scandal, court documents show.

Post-election Peru tackles forced sterilization trauma

- The doctors told Victoria Vigo her third child must be born by Cesarean. It was safest, they said -- she was seven months pregnant and there were complications.They cut her open -- but they didn't stop there.

U.S. top court rejects Ecuador challenge to $96 mn Chevron award

Washington - The US Supreme Court has rejected Ecuador's appeal against a $96 million award it has been ordered to pay Chevron in a dispute over the development of oil fields in exchange for cheap domestic crude.

Malawi witchdoctors banned following albino killings

Blantyre - A Malawi court has banned witchdoctors from operating in the impoverished southern African country following a spate of albino killings linked to witchcraft, according to a court ruling seen Thursday.

Ivory Coast's ex first lady on trial for poll bloodbath

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's feisty former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial Tuesday for crimes against humanity in what many see as a litmus case for justice in the west African country.

Hamas authorities execute three men in Gaza Strip

Gaza - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip executed three men for murder on Tuesday, the attorney general said, signalling more could follow despite appeals from the United Nations for a halt.They were shot dead behind closed doors, security sources said.
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