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US Supreme Court declines to hear polygamy case

Washington - The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a man and his four wives -- stars of a reality TV show -- challenging a ban on polygamy in their native state of Utah.

Israel frees Palestinian UN worker jailed for aiding Hamas

Gaza - A Palestinian UN worker sentenced by Israel to seven months for aiding Hamas was released Thursday and returned to Gaza, calling his prosecution "unjust" and hoping to resume his job.

Belgium charges two new suspects over 2015 Paris attacks

Brussels - Belgium has charged two suspects with providing false documents to a man linked to the November 2015 Paris attacks, who later blew himself up on a crowded Brussels metro, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Greek prosecutor argues against Turkish officers' extradition

Atenas - A Greek supreme court prosecutor on Wednesday argued against extraditing two Turkish officers over July's failed coup, in the second of three such hearings this week.Prosecutor Haralambos Vourliotis said the officers "came (to Greece) as supplicants.

Greek supreme court hears Turkish officers' extradition case

Atenas - Greece's supreme court on Tuesday opened a final appeal hearing for two Turkish officers fighting extradition to their homeland over July's failed coup.

Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves office

Washington - A Rastafarian prophet, a former Taliban captive and thousands of minor drug traffickers have one thing in common: Their names have been submitted to President Barack Obama for clemency before he leaves office in two weeks.

Turkish novelist freed but top journalist held over tweets

Istanbul - Asli Erdogan, one of Turkey's most celebrated novelists, was released from jail Thursday, looking exhausted after 132 days of pre-trial detention, declaring that she could barely believe she was free.

Iran opposition leader quits after 6 years' house arrest

Tehran - Mehdi Karroubi, a leading member of the Iranian opposition who has been under house arrest for almost six years, announced he is quitting his party, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.

Bolivia president pardons 1,800 prisoners

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales pardoned around 1,800 prisoners on Saturday, including pregnant women, handicapped people, inmates with minor sentences and those in custody awaiting trial.

Snowden a 'fabricator' in contact with Russian intel: report

Washington - A scathing US Congressional report released Thursday branded intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a "serial exaggerator and fabricator" and said he has had continual contact with Russian intelligence services.

Turkey releases relatives of Russian envoy's assassin

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Thursday released six close relatives of the assassin of the Russian ambassador to Ankara after holding them for almost three days for questioning in the wake of the killing, state media said on Thursday.

Death penalty may be on the way out in US: report

Washington - The days of capital punishment may be numbered in the United States, with sharp reductions in new death sentences and executions carried out amid waning public support, according to a report released Wednesday.

Prosecutors recommend reduced sentences for LuxLeaks whistleblowers

Luxembourg - Prosecutors on Monday recommended reduced sentences for two whistleblowers in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal during closing arguments at an appeal trial in Luxembourg.

Chile judge quizzes Pinochet's widow in graft probe

Santiago - A judge in Chile questioned the 94-year-old widow of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday over charges she embezzled public funds through a women's non-profit group she ran.

Five Catalans who burned photos of Spanish king arrested

Barcelona - Spanish police have arrested five Catalan independence activists for allegedly burning photos of King Felipe VI after refusing to appear before a judge investigating them, police said Tuesday.

LuxLeaks whistleblowers appeal jail sentences

Luxembourg - Two whistleblowers and an investigative reporter in the "LuxLeaks" tax scandal return to court on Monday for leaking thousands of documents that exposed Luxembourg's huge tax breaks for major international companies.

Turkey court drops case against Israelis over ship storming

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Friday dropped a case against four top former Israeli commanders who were being tried in absentia over the 2010 deadly storming of a Turkish ship bound for Gaza that caused an over half-decade crisis in ties.

Greek court rejects extraditing last two Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek appeals court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of two Turkish coup suspects demanded by Ankara, after electing to protect another three and send back three others.

Greek court OKs extradition of 3 Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek court ruled Tuesday that three Turkish officers accused of playing a part in a failed July coup could be extradited to Turkey, in a case that has strained relations between the two neighbours.

Greek court rejects extradition of 3 Turk officers accused of coup

Atenas - A Greek court on Monday rejected the extradition of three military officers demanded by Turkey over their alleged involvement in July's failed coup, a judicial source said.

Snowden does not expect pardon from Obama

Washington - Edward Snowden says he does not expect a pardon from US President Barack Obama which would spare the fugitive whistleblower from a toughened approach when Donald Trump takes power.

France upholds 25-year jail term for Rwanda genocide convict

Bobigny - A French court on Saturday upheld a 25 year prison sentence handed to a former Rwandan intelligence agent jailed in France's first trial over the African country's 1994 genocide.

China court finds man executed 21 years ago innocent

Bejing - China's top court on Friday cleared a man executed 21 years ago for murder -- more than a decade after another man confessed to the killing -- in the latest miscarriage of justice in the Communist-ruled country.

Turkey seeks 30 life sentences for Syrian Kurdish leader

Ankara - Turkey is seeking multiple life sentences for nearly 70 suspects, including the leader of the main Syrian Kurdish political party, over a deadly bombing in Ankara this year blamed on Kurdish militants, state media said Wednesday.

UN suspends job of ex-Peru first lady

Geneva - The UN said Tuesday that its food agency had postponed the start date for a controversial post handed to a former Peruvian first lady who is facing money-laundering charges at home.

UN torture expert starts Turkey visit amid abuse claims

Ankara - The UN's expert on torture was Monday beginning a week-long visit to Turkey following claims prisoners have been ill-treated in the wake of the July failed coup.

UN torture expert starts Turkey visit amid abuse claims

Ankara - The UN's expert on torture was Monday beginning a week-long visit to Turkey following claims prisoners have been ill-treated in the wake of the July failed coup.
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