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International court calls for Sudan's Bashir to face justice

New York - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday demanded that deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir stand trial for the mass killings perpetrated in Darfur.

Back in Italy, Knox voices fears of "new accusations"

Modena - Amanda Knox said Saturday she feared "harassment" and "new accusations" on her return to Italy years after she was acquitted of the gruesome killing of her British housemate.

Huge security operation as Indonesia court hears poll rigging claims

Jakarta - Tens of thousands of security personnel fanned out across Jakarta Friday as a court heard a defeated presidential challenger's claim that Indonesia's 2019 election was rigged -- allegations that spawned deadly rioting last month.

Amanda Knox returns to Italy for 'trial by media' talk

Modena - Amanda Knox on Thursday returned to Italy for the first time since the US student was acquitted in 2015 of the gruesome killing of her British housemate after spending four years behind bars.

Amanda Knox: an advocate for the wrongfully convicted

Washington - Amanda Knox describes herself on her website as a journalist, public speaker and author.But the 31-year-old woman from Seattle, Washington, lists one description before the others: "exoneree.

Amanda Knox back in Italy where she was acquitted of murder

Modena - Amanda Knox, the US exchange student jailed for four years then acquitted for the 2007 murder of her roommate in the Italian town of Perugia, returned to Italy on Thursday to address a conference on wrongful convictions.

Greek labour icon fears for worker rights after July vote

Athens - Constantina Kuneva was a little-known cleaner and union activist from Bulgaria struggling to get by in Greece when she suffered a horrific acid attack near her home just before Christmas 2008.

Top US court upholds indefinite detention of Yemeni at Guantanamo

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the detention of a Yemeni prisoner held without charge or trial for 17 years at an American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Freed Turkish-American scientist vows to clear name

Antakya - A former Turkish-American NASA scientist, detained in Turkey for nearly three years until his release last week, told AFP in an interview that he would do everything he couldThe arrest of Serkan Golge -- who took US citizenship in 2010 and has worked f...

US preparing antitrust probe of Google: report

San Francisco - The US Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust investigation of Internet titan Google, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri -- for now

Saint Louis - Abortion services can continue in Missouri for now, a court ruled Friday, granting a temporary restraining order to keep open the sole clinic that performs the procedure in the US state.The St.

Colombia releases former FARC leader sought by US

Apo - A former FARC guerrilla leader was freed Thursday on orders of the Colombian Supreme Court, drawing an expression of regret from the United States, which wanted him for alleged drug trafficking.

Protests as court weighs fate of Missouri's sole abortion clinic

Saint Louis - A US court on Thursday weighed the fate of the last abortion clinic in Missouri, which risks becoming the first state in 45 years without access to the procedure amid a nationwide push to curtail reproductive rights.

Myanmar frees soldiers jailed for Rohingya massacre

Yangon - Seven soldiers jailed for killing a group of Rohingya Muslims have been freed from a Myanmar jail despite serving less time than two reporters imprisoned for exposing the massacre.

US judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Washington - A US federal judge Friday blocked Mississippi's strict abortion law which would have banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.

US judge deals blow to Trump's border wall plans

Washington - A US federal judge dealt a blow Friday to President Donald Trump's signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico.

Japan appeals court upholds 'Black Widow' death sentence

Apo - A Japanese court on Friday upheld the death sentence for a woman dubbed the "Black Widow", who used cyanide to kill a string of elderly and rich lovers and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.

Myanmar filmmaker in court amid freedom of expression clampdown

A Myanmar filmmaker appeared in a Yangon court Thursday on charges of defaming the powerful military, one of a number of activists arrested in recent weeks as rights groups slam mounting assaults on free expression.

US abortion rights activists to protest 'attack' on access

Washington - Demonstrations were planned across the United States on Tuesday in defense of the right to abortion, which activists see as increasingly under attack.

Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?

Washington - American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be tempted to chip away at its historic decision to legalize abortion.

Republicans bid for US Supreme Court showdown over abortion

Washington - Republican-led legislatures in state after state are passing bills restricting abortion access in a bid to eventually challenge the 1973 US Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to terminate a pregnancy.

Venezuelan opposition lawmakers allowed into congress

Caracas - Lawmakers entered congress on Wednesday, a day after opposition leader Juan Guaido accused Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's government of trying to "gag" the legislature after it was blocked by security forces.

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

Miami - The Alabama senate has passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy -- even in cases of rape and incest -- and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in ...

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

Miami - The Alabama senate on Tuesday passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy -- even in cases of rape and incest -- and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with l...

Venezuela's Guaido rallies his supporters as Maduro clamps down

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday urged his supporters once again to protest nationwide against President Nicolas Maduro, who has slowly ratcheted up the pressure on the lawmaker since a failed military uprising.

Dramatic tow-truck arrest of Guaido's right-hand man

Caracas - Sirens in the night, armed and balaclava-clad policemen surrounding an imposing four-wheel drive vehicle as its occupier refused to get out.

More than 1,000 guns seized at posh LA mansion

Los Angeles - A weapons cache of more than 1,000 firearms and ammunition was seized in a raid on a multi-million dollar mansion in an upmarket neighborhood of Los Angeles, law enforcement authorities said Thursday.

Venezuela's Guaido blasts Maduro over opposition crackdown

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido accused President Nicolas Maduro's regime on Thursday of "dismantling" parliament after three lawmakers sought diplomatic refuge while another was arrested for treason.

Guaido's deputy arrested in Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuelan intelligence agents Wednesday detained a senior leader of the opposition-dominated National Assembly, the first arrest of a lawmaker since the failed uprising against President Nicolas Maduro last week.

Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters' release

After relentless diplomatic pressure and global outrage, fallen democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi finally decided that a pardon for two Myanmar journalists jailed for reporting on a Rohingya massacre was the only way to resolve an issue that has dogged h...
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