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11/05/2017 10:11

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

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A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence.

08/05/2017 15:02

Brazil's Lula: the five court cases

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's hugely influential leftist president between 2003-2010, faces no fewer than five court cases -- each of which could thwart his dream of a comeback in 2018.

08/05/2017 14:58

Brazil's Lula to face nemesis in corruption court case

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Brazil's firebrand former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will answer corruption charges Wednesday in a court case that could end his storied career.

05/05/2017 10:34

Neymar ordered to stand trial for corruption

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Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents will stand trial over alleged corruption, making the Brazilian the latest football superstar to have to take the stand, a Spanish court ordered on Thursday.

05/05/2017 09:13

India's top court upholds 2012 gang rape death sentences

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India's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentences of four men convicted in the 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi student.

05/05/2017 06:24

Third Turk arrested in Malaysia for security reasons

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A third Turkish national has been arrested in Malaysia, his lawyer said Friday, after two others were taken into custody this week on suspicion of funding the Islamic State group.

05/05/2017 03:31

Spain probes ex-HSBC executives over money laundering

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A Spanish court is probing seven former executives of HSBC's private Swiss bank on suspicion of money laundering following an investigation of documents in the «Swissleaks» scandal on bank-supported tax evasion, legal sources told AFP Thursday.

05/05/2017 03:05

Narcos in southern Spain increasingly brazen

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Attacks on police, unloading drugs in broad daylight... Drug traffickers in southern Spain are operating in an increasingly brazen manner that has authorities worried.

05/05/2017 02:58

US opens criminal investigation into Uber

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The US government has launched a criminal investigation into Uber for the use of secret software that enabled the company to operate in areas where it was banned or restricted, The Washington Post reported.

04/05/2017 16:40

UN expert seeks urgent review of Saudi terrorism law

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Saudi Arabia should urgently review its definition of terrorism under a law used to prosecute non-violent journalists and human rights defenders, a United Nations special rapporteur said on Thursday.

25/04/2017 18:31

US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity

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The US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects like sovereign states that cannot be sued in American courts.

24/04/2017 12:51

Henri van Breda pleads not guilty to slaying his South African family

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In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old son of a wealthy family pleaded not guilty Monday to slaughtering his parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack.

23/04/2017 07:57

US judge orders VW to pay $2.8 bln criminal penalty

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A US judge on Friday sentenced Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the diesel emissions cheating scandal, in line with a deal struck between the automaker and the US government.

22/04/2017 07:43

Arrest of WikiLeaks's Assange a «priority»: US top cop

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The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a US «priority,» Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, as media reports indicated his office was preparing charges against the fugitive anti-hero.

20/04/2017 02:16

Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

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Palestinian leaders on Wednesday denounced Israel's refusal to negotiate with Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails, warning of a «new intifada» if any of them die.

20/04/2017 02:11

South Africa court drops case against penguin thieves

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A court in South Africa Wednesday dropped the case against two students who freed a penguin from a marine park and released it into the sea as protest against animal captivity.

20/04/2017 01:36

India's top court throws out case no one could understand

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Anyone dealing with India's overburdened legal system knows that the wheels of justice move slowly.

20/04/2017 01:13

Iran blocks Telegram app voice calls: state media

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Iran's judiciary has blocked newly introduced voice calls on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in the country, state media reported on Wednesday.

20/04/2017 00:22

Indian court acquits French official of raping daughter

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An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted a French consular official of raping his three-year-old daughter, the embassy in New Delhi told AFP.

19/04/2017 05:41

Britain arrests Indian tycoon Mallya for extradition

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Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London following an extradition request from India where he is accused of fraud, British police said on Tuesday.

19/04/2017 00:25

People's tribunal accuses Monsanto of possible «ecocide»

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An informal people's tribunal headed by five professional international judges Tuesday accused US seeds firm Monsanto of harming the environment and possible «ecocide».

05/02/2017 15:42

Trump appeals but travel ban block remains in place, for now

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A legal showdown was brewing Sunday after the US Justice Department appealed a temporary block on Donald Trump's contentious travel ban but the court rejected any immediate move to reinstate it.

17/01/2017 09:24

In playing Madoff, De Niro finds fraudster «beyond» comprehension

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Robert De Niro may play the role of Bernie Madoff, the man behind the biggest stock-market fraud in history in HBO's «The Wizard of Lies,» but that doesn't mean he understands him.

17/01/2017 07:32

Money and power: Samsung embroiled in South Korea scandal

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Major industrial firms are so intertwined with power in South Korea that citizens joke they live in the «Republic of Samsung». Now the heart of that republic is in the eye of a political storm.

17/12/2016 01:57

US judge «optimistic» for deal in 3.0-liter diesel VW case

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A US federal judge overseeing the Volkswagen emissions scandal said Friday he is optimistic about reaching an agreement for the last 80,000 vehicles affected in the United States.

24/11/2016 10:25

Twelve arrested in India baby trafficking ring

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Twelve people have been arrested in eastern India for trafficking newborn babies, who were smuggled out of clinics in biscuit boxes, police said Thursday.

20/11/2016 06:55

Trump defends settlement in university fraud lawsuits

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President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that he would pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over alleged fraud at Trump University because he is focused on leading the country, dismissing any hint of guilt.

19/10/2016 00:26

Indonesian leader defends chemical castration for paedophiles

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has defended the introduction of chemical castration for paedophiles, saying in an interview published Wednesday there can be «no compromise» when it comes to tackling sex crimes.

26/09/2016 10:05

FIFA bans Qatari official from Asian vote

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World football body FIFA has banned a senior Qatari official from running in elections for a seat on its new-look council over an investigation.

06/07/2016 22:47

Oscar Pistorius: from Olympic glory to six-year sentence

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Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee sprinter who shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison.

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