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Kansas is ground zero of illegal voting, yet federal judge issues reprieve

United States of America : Hundreds and perhaps thousands of non-citizens are illegally registered to vote in Kansas, a state that is at ground-zero in the conservative effort to police voter rolls and the liberal campaign to protect t..


Ombudsman appeals dismissal of raps vs ex-Southern Leyte governor

Philippines : The Sandiganbayan should reconsider its ruling dismissing the falsification of public documents charges filed against former Southern Leyte governor Damian Mercado, according to the Office of the Ombudsman. ..


Godfrey Chidyausiku's Widow Takes Judicial Service Commission (JSC) To Court Over Terminal Benefits

Zimbabwe : The late Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku's wife Farai, has petitioned the High Court seeking an order compelling the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to facilitate payment of her husband's terminal benefit..


Khaleda Zia's bail plea on behalf of the state prosecution

Bangladesh : In the two cases in Comilla, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been placed in the verdict on Sunday in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for hearing on behalf of the High Court against the bail grante..


Hong Kong's upcoming national anthem law 'unconstitutional' and tougher than China version, says Journalists' Assoc.

Hong kong : The Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) has warned against the legislation of the national anthem law, saying it was unconstitutional and will lead to a chilling effect upon free speech. In a stateme..


Serbia coach calls for referee 'to be tried in the Hague'

Netherlands : Serbia's coach has reacted to his team's World Cup defeat to Switzerland by calling for the referee to be put on trial in the Hague, in a reference to the war crimes tribunal for the ex-Yugoslavia. Serbia ..


CJN swears in 12 Appeal Court judges

Nigeria : The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday swore in 12 justices of the Court of Appeal, charging them not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for selfish ends. He enjoine..



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Lawyers for Good Government launches project to reunite immigrant families

United States of America : The Lawyers for Good Government Foundation is organizing an effort to reunite immigrant families separated by the federal government after they were caught crossing the U.S. border. The group of left-leaning attorneys announced June 21 that it was spearheading Project Corazon, which brings together large l..

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Judge's withdrawal from suit stalls Innoson boss arraignment

Nigeria : Justice Mojisola Dada of a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has been asked to withdraw and return the case file of the suit against Chairman of Innoson Motors Nigeria Ltd., Innocent Chukwuma, to the chief judge. The judge withdrew from the case in response to the recommendation of the National Jud..

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New tax law in 2020

Poland : The Polish government might implement new tax regulations on January 1, 2020, should works on the legislation progress according to the schedule, Finance Minister Teresa Czerwinska told a conference. "The bill [on new tax regulations] might take effect on January 1, 2020 . . . ," Czerwinska said. "It is an..

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Customs officials' bribery case fixed for June 29

Sri Lanka : The Colombo High Court yesterday fixed for June 29, a bribery case filed against four former senior Customs officials in connection with the largest ever recorded bribe nabbed by the Bribery Commission. The Director General of Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption filed indictmen..

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U.S. judge 'stunned' by Giuliani's determination to terminate Zarrab case - analysis

Turkey : The U.S. Judge presiding over the high profile U.S. sanctions busting case involving Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, said he was shocked by the determination former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani displayed in serving as an intermediary between Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. coun..

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Court orders resident to surrender land to S/J thromde

Bhutan : Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag court has ordered a resident, Thinley Dorji, to surrender a 44,072sq. ft land with a Zangdopelri and two double storied buildings to Samdrupjongkhar thromde within two months. The June 19 judgment ordered the thromde to compensate Thinley Dorji with Nu 27,987,842.19 within two ..

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Ngirita family unable to raise Sh5m cash bail

Kenya : The five Ngirita family on Wednesday pleaded with a Nairobi court to reduce their bond terms, saying that they could not raise the Sh5 million cash bail set by the High Court to secure their release. Through their lawyer Cliff Ombeta, told Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti that their accounts and assets had..

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State will pay Zuma's legal fees until court rules otherwise

South Africa : The state will carry on covering former president Jacob Zuma's legal fees until a court decides otherwise, the Presidency confirmed on Wednesday. "You guys have not been listening to us," said Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko, in response to reports that Zuma's legal fees are still being covered by t..

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Draft e-commerce law better protects consumer rights

China : China's draft e-commerce law was submitted to the top legislature for a third reading Tuesday, further regulating online market order and protecting consumer rights. The latest draft will be reviewed at a four-day bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which runs Tu..

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Russian Supreme Court upholds monitoring procedure in two Crimean energy companies

Russia : The Supreme Court of Russia has upheld initiation of monitoring procedure in two Crimean energy producers Alpha Solar and Zeta Solar owned by the Cypriot Ournia Commercial Ltd, the court ruling reads. On June 6, Alpha Solar and Beta Solar were declared bankrupt. Last November-December, the Crimean Com..

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Judge urged to let white nationalists rally in Charlottesville on anniversary of deadly protest

Jason Kessler, the white nationalist who organized last summer‚??s deadly ‚??Unite the Right‚?? demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, asked a federal judge on Friday to grant a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction letting him hold another rally in town on the event's first anniversary..

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Oregon National Guardsman disciplined for saying illegal immigrants 'lucky we aren't executing them'

Gerod Martin, a 21-year-old Oregon Army National Guardsman, is being disciplined for a Facebook post where he discussed ‚??executing‚?? people caught illegally entering the U.S from Mexico, The Oregonian reported Friday. Maj. Stephen Bomar, a spokesman for the Oregon Military Department, told The Oregoni..

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Supreme Court declines to hear death row inmate's 'gay bias' case

On June 18, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear arguments in the case of Charles Rhines, a South Dakota prisoner who claims he was sentenced to death in part because he is gay. Rhines was convicted in 1993 of fatally stabbing 22-year-old Donnivan Schaeffer during a robbery in Rapid City. While jurors w..

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Lawyer who filed 500-plus copyright cases in federal court calls $10K sanction 'judicial error'

A lawyer who was ordered to pay a $10,000 sanction for failing to provide proper notice of a hearing claims the judge who imposed it exceeded her authority in a "clear-cut judicial error."

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Murderer demands $10,000 in compensation - after being banned from sparring in prison

A Canterbury murderer and rapist demanded more than $10,000 in compensation from legal authorities - because he was upset at being banned from sparring in a prison gym. Richard Lyall Genge, 44, is serving a life sentence for raping and killing 22-year-old Christchurch woman Anne-Maree Ellens in the groun..

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Sexual harassment of young doctors 'rife'

Young female doctors say they regularly endure sexual harassment while on the job but hardly anyone is reporting it, out of fear it will hurt or even end their careers. The New Zealand Resident Doctor's Association (NZRDA) believes the problem of sexual harassment is so widespread and under reported that i..

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South Auckland arson attacks: Accused also facing firearm charge, laughs when granted bail

A young man accused of torching 15 properties during a South Auckland arson spree laughed as he walked out of court today on bail. The 21-year-old appeared in Auckland District Court today. The Herald can reveal the accused, whose name and occupation are suppressed, is facing a firearms charge in addi..

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Resource Management Act oversight unit to be established

A new unit will be established to oversee compliance with the Resource Management Act (RMA) and to improve consistency across councils, the Environment Minister David Parker has announced. "At present compliance, monitoring and enforcement actions are somewhat variable across councils," he says."The unit wi..

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Dresden police arrest serial sexual assailant

Authorities in the eastern city have detained a Syrian man believed to have molested at least nine women. The 33-year-old assailant often followed the women as they left their homes early in the morning. Police in Dresden said on Tuesday that they had caught a suspected serial molester. The man is alleged ..

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Germany: Syrian man faces charges for kippah attack

The attack on two men wearing kippahs - also known as yarmulkes - on a street in Berlin caused outrage in Germany. The suspect is in court on charges of hate speech and grievous bodily harm. The trial against a 19-year-old Syrian man who attacked two men wearing kippahs, the traditional male Jewish head co..

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Boris Becker's lawyer refutes fake passport claims, presents new evidence

The fallout over Boris Becker's diplomatic status continues. DW has obtained what appears to be the certificate outlining Becker's appointment as attache for the Central African Republic, signed by the CAR's EU envoy. Deutsche Welle has obtained the certificate that Boris Becker's lawyer says confirms the ..

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Far-right distribute tear gas on streets as tensions in Cottbus remain high

After repeated disputes between locals and refugees in the city centre of Cottbus, a town of 100,000 residents in Brandenburg, police have stopped a far-right group from handing out tear gas in the city centre.

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Nemtsov murder convict's sentence for insulting investigator upheld

The Moscow City Court on Friday upheld the sentence given to Temirlan Eskerkhanov, a convicted defendant in the case on killing Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, for insulting an investigator, RAPSI reports from the courtroom. In February, Eskerkhanov was found guilty of contempt of court expr..

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State Duma approves amendments to 2018 budget in third reading

The State Duma (lower house of parliament) has passed amendments to the law on 2018 federal budget and the planned period of 2019-2020 submitted by the government in the third reading. Priorities According to the document, in 2018 it is proposed to redistribute about 162.8 bln rubles ($2.5 bln) in prior..

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Putin introduced to the State Duma a bill on the goals and objectives of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a bill that clarifies the objectives, tasks, functions and powers of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), according to the website of the Duma.

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Court of St. Petersburg arrested the accused of embezzling more than 4 billion rubles head of Rostekhnadzor for the North-West Federal District

The head of the North-West Department of Rostekhnadzor, Grigory Slabikov, seized 1 billion 9 million rubles during the searches, Fontanka learned . He was sentenced to arrest for two months on charges of embezzling more than 4 billion rubles. During the searches, contracts were found for the lease of 15 ban..

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Italian foreign fighter 9-yr term upheld

A Milan appeal court on Wednesday upheld a nine-year prison term for Italy's alleged first foreign fighter, Maria Giulia 'Fatima' Sergio. The court also confirmed the other sentences by the court of first-instance, including a 10-year term for Sergio's Albanian husband, Aldo Kobuzi. Sergio was tried in abse..

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Man gets damages after kids retract

A Brescia man got 400,000 euros in damages after his children retracted charges he had abused them years after the fact. Saverio De Sario, who was originally sentenced to 11 years in jail, had asked for 1.5 million for spending over 1,000 days in jail.

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Detained in a coma in Naples, exposed to the prosecutor

A complaint was presented today at the Naples prosecutor's office on the case of Roberto Leva, 50, a prisoner of Poggioreale who since 27 April has been admitted to the intensive care unit at the San Paolo hospital in a pharmacological coma. Leva was arrested on 20 April last to expiate a sentence of six mo..

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Cesaro, Minister Orlando initiates investigations on Cioffi

The CSM has requested the opening of a case on the judge Giuseppe Cioffi who would have been photographed at a Forza Italia convention

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Man jailed for sexual assault of grandson

A 64-year-old man who showed pornographic videos to his grandson before sexually assaulting the young boy on two occasions was sentenced to 12 years' jail yesterday. The driver and part-time cleaner cannot be named to protect the identity of his grandson, who was seven to eight years old when he was abus..

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Cabby jailed for rash driving

Taxi driver N. Prama Kumar was overtaking a car when its driver honked. Unhappy at that, he cut into the path of the car and jammed his brakes, causing the vehicle to hit his cab. The driver of the car, Benjamin Chua Ding Sheng, 19, and his father Chua Keh Soon, 52, then confronted Prama and assaulted hi..

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Music teacher charged with molesting student

A 33-year-old music teacher has been accused of molesting his then 18-year-old student during two private cello lessons with her in 2016. It so traumatised the alleged victim, the court heard that she cut her wrists with a pair of scissors. In all, Filipino Carl James De La Cruz Casten faces five mole..

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Woman cheated 22 victims of $1.7m in inheritance scam

A woman claimed that she had inherited money from her late father in Pakistan which came from the sale of his land worth $7.4 million. However, Aisha Pari Mohamed Ayub spun tales about having to pay the authorities in Pakistan and Singapore before she could get hold of it. She asked people for money a..

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TRAIN law abuses women - rights group

Like most mothers in a typical Filipino household, Flora Santos is responsible for the budget of the family. She decides what food to buy, how much money each person in the household gets, and does so on top of the daily chores. Santos does not have a regular job, which makes budgeting even trickier. The..

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Duterte wants partial judgment for accused in Maguindanao massacre in 2018

A court decision on Akmad 'Tato' Ampatuan Sr and Anwar Ampatuan Sr is expected to be handed down this year President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the prosecution panel in the Maguindanao massacre case to ensure partial ruling for some of the accused by the end of the year. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roq..

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DOH to sue Sanofi over refusal to give full Dengvaxia refund

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and his staff are now in talks with the Office of the Solicitor General to build a case against the maker of the controversial dengue vaccine

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Sandigan orders arrest of Davao solon for graft

The Sandiganbayan Sixth Division has issued an arrest warrant against Davao del Norte 2nd Dist. Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. for the bailable case of graft.

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Deputy EP head on Warsaw-Brussels conflict

The Polish government is unlikely to make any more concessions in his ongoing strife with the European institutions concerning the judiciary reform in the country, Polish deputy head of the European Parliament and PiS affiliate Zdzislaw Krasnodebski tells the daily Rzeczpospolita in an interview. There is..

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3 months in jail for former GetBack CEO

Former CEO of defunct debt collector GetBack Konrad K. will stay in jail for three months as a Warsaw court approved the prosecutors' motion for his temporary detention. K. faces up to 10 years in prison on charges of grave mismanagement, fraud attempt and misinformation.

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Francis consoles man who spent 18 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit

Pope Francis today embraced a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Tomasz Komenda was exonerated in March by the Supreme Tribunal of Poland. Nearly two decades ago, he had been found guilty of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl. New forensic evidence led to his release. Ko..

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Police bust drug-dealing football hooligans

The suspects were caught just after a marijuana deal was closed by police who had tracked down a crime ring associated with one Kraków club's hooligans. Two of the suspects were caught on a highway with 3.5 kilograms of marijuana in their car while a third was detained in Kraków.

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Kimono firm chief arrested after furor on Coming-of-Age Day

The president of a bankrupt rental kimono firm was arrested Saturday for allegedly falsely obtaining a bank loan before the firm went bust, leaving many young women without formal attire for this year's Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies. The arrest on fraud charges of Yoichiro Shinozaki, president of the Yoko..

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Unlicensed lodgings remain listed on Airbnb after new law takes effect

Airbnb Inc said Thursday that it is still removing "thousands" of listings from its website for unlicensed private lodgings in Japan, as required under a new law that took effect last week to cope with a sharp increase in foreign visitors and a consequent shortage of hotel rooms. The world's leading home..

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Game arcade operator found guilty of fraud by rigging claw machines

The head of an Osaka game arcade operator was found guilty Tuesday of making claw machines unwinnable and defrauding customers of money by encouraging them to play the rigged machines last year. The Osaka District Court sentenced Amusement Trust President Takeshi Odaira, 33, to three years in prison, sus..

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Man arrested for confining ex-girlfriend in apartment

Police in Nagoya said Saturday they have arrested an unemployed 34-year-old man for holding his former girlfriend captive in his apartment for 36 hours.

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Magistrate orders leopard killers' arrest

The Kilinochchi Magistrate has ordered the police to examine the video footage depicting many individuals beating a leopard to death before displaying the carcass of the animal. The court has ordered the arrest of the individuals for this inhumane and illegal act.

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Basil's Malwana house case put off for July 6

The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Thirikumar Nadesan over the purchasing a land in Malwana and building a house by allegedly misappropriating public funds amounting Rs. 250 million was taken up for hearing before the Gampaha High Court yesterday.

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Litigation waged over dispute on overhanging tree

A homeowner who does not object to a neighbour regularly accessing a strip of his or her property should not normally lose any legal rights over that land, an Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled. Justice Paul Perell made the finding in a legal dispute between two neighbours in the Scarborough section ..

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Stern action against filling stations misusing kerosene subsidy

The government will cancel permits of filling stations which misuse the kerosene subsidy meant for the poor, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranathunga said yesterday.

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Joint session endorses Audit Bill with landslide vote

The joint sitting of the Parliament adopted the Audit Bill 2017 yesterday. The joint committee with 12 members from the two houses submitted their recommendations for the 17 disputed clauses of the Bill. The Speaker submitted the Bill to His Majesty The King as a disputed Bill after the two houses cou..

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Scan Café's retrenchment as per law, says labour ministry

The labour ministry confirmed that Scan Café has relieved its 67 employees as per the Labour and Employment Act 2007. The ministry had earlier sought clarification from the company for relieving the employees after they submitted a petition to the ministry. Labour officer, Ngawang Norbu, said that th..

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Man gets life imprisonment for choeten vandalism

Trashigang dzongkhag court sentenced a 34-year-old man from Ritshangdung in Kanglung to life imprisonment for vandalising a choeten in the locality.

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Three detained for battering incident near CFM

Thimphu police has detained three suspects for their involvement in the battering incident, which took place near the Centenary Farmer's market on February 20 night.

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China's top legislature defines coastguard powers

China's top legislature has defined the country's coastguard powers, after the unit was placed under oversight of the armed police. A decision was adopted Friday at the bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which began Tuesday. The coastguard will be re..

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Website punished for tasteless parody of national martyrs

China's cultural affairs watchdog announced on Thursday that it had punished an online video channel for violating China's law against maligning revolutionary martyrs. Rage Comic, an online cartoon series turned video channel, uploaded a one-minute clip on Toutiao, a Beijing-based streaming media provider,..

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Weibo falls foul of China's internet watchdog for failing to censor content

Social media platform told to shut down popular services for a week

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China elects 2,980 deputies to national legislature

A total of 2,980 deputies to the 13th National People's Congress (NPC), China's national legislature, have been elected and are awaiting final confirmation.

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Absence of legal representation stalls Evans' trial

The scheduled trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chuckwueme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans, and others before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos High Court, Ikeja yesterday stalled due to inability of two of the defendants to provide legal representation in court. When the matter came up for hearing, th..

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Kaduna arraigns El-Zakzaky for murder amid police, Shiites clash

The Kaduna State government yesterday arraigned leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, for murder, amid clash between his followers and policemen.The pandemonium that ensued forced workers and traders to flee their work places and business premises for safety.Armed secur..

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Demonstrations trail Niger governor's local councils tour

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello's tour of local councils started on a sad note yesterday, as the people of the state protested against power failure, lack of good roads, potable water and other dividends of democracy.

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Nigeria: Lawyers Storm Out of Lagos Land Use Charge Public Hearing

There is confusion at the Lagos State House of Assembly as lawyers are currently demanding the postponement of the public hearing on proposed amendment to the Land Use Charge.

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Luthuli House insists ANC Limpopo conference will go ahead, despite looming court action

Despite looming court action to challenge the ANC Limpopo elective conference scheduled for this weekend, Luthuli House insists the conference will go ahead. Disgruntled party members in the province have slapped the organisation with court papers to put the brakes on the congress. The matter is set t..

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Twist in #M4Cyclists appeal case bid

Family of one of the cyclists killed by Omesh Ramnarain is upset at his latest bid for bail, asking him to "take responsibility for his actions". The Ramnarains announced publicly this week they would offer a reward of R10000 for information that would give them answers as to what happened on February 7, 2..

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Parents suffer heart attack, depression after son's sentencing

A 10-year prison sentence handed down to their only child, for causing the deaths of two cyclists, has led Omesh Ramnarain's family to put up a R10000 reward in the hope of acquiring evidence that could set him free. The incident, the subsequent trial and sentence has left his family "shocked, confused a..

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Billions to be paid to miners with silicosis within months after class-action lawsuit

A class-action suit brought against gold producers in SA is likely to be settled "within months" with R9bn going to miners suffering from the fatal lung disease, the chairperson of an industry group said on Wednesday.

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Numerous political prisoners in Turkey will follow elections in jail

Justice and judiciary reform was one of the central issues in Turkey ahead of the elections to be held on Sunday. That is natural as the government's purge against its opponents after the coup attempt in 2016, starting with those allegedly affiliated to G√ľlen movement, accused of orchestrating the coup att..

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Ex-Zanu-PF leader 'must co-exist with the white farmer'... at least for now - court

The High Court of Zimbabwe has reportedly stopped a provincial minister from evicting an ex-Zanu-PF youth leader from his farm. This came after Zimbabwean authorities reportedly said that they were planning to take Kudzai Chipanga's Wakefield farm and give it back to its previous white owner Andrew Daws..

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Judge orders lawyers' probe

HIGH Court judge Justice Happious Zhou has ordered that the Law Society of Zimbabwe investigates Harare lawyer and political activist Jacob Mafume after an embarrassing incident in which he is accused as having misrepresented facts in court.

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'Tobva Tadii Paya' gang jailed

A Chinhoyi magistrate has jailed three artisanal miners - known as the "Tobva Tadii Paya" gang to seven years in jail each, for rape. The group's video went viral after being recorded while narrating how they gang raped prostitutes. However, a 16-year-old who was among the group will spend the next three ye..

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Deferred Prison Sentence for Academic Emre Tansu Keten

Trials of academics, who have been charged with "propagandizing for a terrorist organization" for having signed the declaration entitled "We will not be a party to this crime" prepared by the Academics for Peace, continued in ńįstanbul √?ań?layan Courthouse yesterday (June 21). At his hearing at the 32nd..

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Trial over deadliest mine disaster nears end

The court is expected to issue a verdict today or next week in the trial of eight defendants over Turkey's deadliest mining disaster. In 2014, in the western town of Soma, 301 coal miners were killed after a fire broke out inside a mine shaft and they were trapped with no chance of escaping.Police arrested ..

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10 jailed for links to terrorist group behind 2016 coup attempt

Senior figures and lower-ranking members of the G√ľlenist Terror Group (FET√?) were handed down prison terms yesterday in trials across Turkey. FET√? is accused of carrying out the July 15, 2016 coup attempt that killed 250 people. Prosecutors say the group used its infiltrators in the military to orchestra..

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Erdoń?an warns France against abetting terrorism by supporting YPG

President Recep Tayyip Erdoń?an issued a sharp warning to France on Saturday for "abetting terrorism" after French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a meeting with the terrorist PKK group's Syrian offshoot People's Protection Units (YPG).

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4 judges, 16,000 cases

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been facing an acute shortage of judges as no new judges have been appointed to the court for more than two years despite the retirement, resignation and death of some judges. The crisis of judges has led to a huge backlog of cases in the apex court, causin..

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Rohingya Displacement: ICC asks for Myanmar's observation

In a major development, the International Criminal Court yesterday asked Myanmar to submit its written observations by July 27 on the allegations of deporting over 700,000 Rohingyas to Bangladesh. In a decision published yesterday, ICC judges asked Myanmar to respond before the deadline to a prosecution ..

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HC grants anticipatory bail to BNP leader Helal

The High Court yesterday granted a six-month anticipatory bail to BNP leader Azizul Baree Helal in three criminal cases, clearing his way to walk out of the jail. The bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Md Shohrowardi granted the bail following three bail petitions filed in connection with ..

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Woman arrested in Bangladesh over murder of her alleged rapist

Police have arrested a woman in Keraniganj suspecting her involvement in the murder of her alleged rapist by paying the killers Tk 100,000.

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Murder probe after man dies in Norwich stabbing attack

A man has died after a stabbing in Norwich city centre, triggering a murder probe. Norfolk Constabulary said police were called to the Rose Lane car park just after midnight on Friday to reports that a man in his 40s had been stabbed. The victim, who has not been named, was taken to Norfolk and Norwich Un..

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Records disclosure challenge reaches the Supreme Court

Human rights campaign group Liberty hopes the government will be defeated a third time over what it calls a 'disproportionate' criminal records disclosure regime. The Supreme Court today begins hearing a challenge to rules requiring anyone with multiple convictions, no matter how minor, to disclose them ..

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Cash for crash scam run out of single garage nets 158 prosecutions

Fraud fighters say they have closed the book on more than 150 individuals at the centre of a major insurance ‚??cash for crash‚?? scam. The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) last Friday announced the conclusion of the latest series of trials in which 77 fraudsters either pleaded or were found guilty. Investi..

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Ombudsman refuses to spend lawyers' money on unregulated sector

The legal complaints handler has welcomed the potential for expanding its scheme to unregulated providers - but warned it will take a fresh cash injection to make it possible.

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Corsica: Six nationalists condemned for the plasticization of second homes in 2012, two acquitted acquits

The Assize Court of Paris paid Friday two Corsican nationalists , including the main accused Pierre Paoli, but sentenced 6 others including 3 with warrant for the attacks on second homes on the island in 2012. After ten hours of deliberations , the president of the special assize court, composed only of mag..

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Red mud: Valls followed the advice of Macron, favorable to rejections, against that of the Minister of the Environment Ségolène Royal

The affair had made a great noise, provoking a major controversy. In November 2015, the Prime Minister of the time, Manuel Valls , must make a decision after a videoconference meeting held between Lo√Įc Rocard, his adviser, the Minister of the Environment of the time S√©gol√®ne Royal and his counterpart to ..

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Mulhouse: After an intimate video, the singer telephones his victim at the police station

Bad timing or no luck ... Bad intentions in any case. A man appeared in Mulhouse Thursday Thursday for having, in 2016, demanded a married woman from Riedisheim (Haut-Rhin), with whom he had an illegitimate relationship, to give him 8,000 euros under pain of broadcasting a video their antics, report the Lat..

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Aid groups slam Macron's reform of asylum law

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a backlash over plans to tighten immigration law as the number of asylum seekers soars, with aid and emergency agencies accusing his government of planning mass expulsions.

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Woman charged after car hits Perth group

A woman has been charged after she allegedly used her car to run down a woman and break her ankle during a dispute in Perth's north. The 27-year-old woman is due to face Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday accused of driving towards a group of people standing outside a Padbury home and hitting one 23-yea..

AAP | 23/06/2018

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Two men charged after handing themselves in over alleged Carlton sexual assault

Two Melbourne men who were wanted by police for the alleged sexual assault of a woman last weekend have since been charged with crimes including abduction, rape and theft. The female victim of the alleged attack, which occurred in the same suburb as the rape and murder of Eurydice Dixon just days after h..

9NEWS | 23/06/2018

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Man charged with 1983 Melbourne murder

A man has been charged with murder, six counts of rape and false imprisonment after attacks in Melbourne's southeast dating back almost four decades. Victoria Police on Friday charged a 65-year-old Tocumwal man with the 1983 murder of Rodney Mitchell at Rowville. The accused was also charged with thre..

9NEWS | 22/06/2018

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Pacific dream made a reality for law student

A young woman from Canberra has blended her interests in law, environmental studies and international development to kick-start her legal career in the Pacific.

Lawyers Weekly | 02 FEBRUARY 2018

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Polygamous leader took 15-year-old girl across border for sex, B.C. Crown says

A special prosecutor has urged British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a polygamous leader who was accused of taking a 15-year-old girl across the border for a sexual purpose. In February 2017, a B.C. Supreme Court judge concluded the Crown failed to prove James Oler arranged the ..

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Lawyer challenges female military officer's story in sex-assault case

A defence lawyer suggested Tuesday that a female military officer who says she was sexually assaulted initially reported just enough to superiors to cover the fact she slept with a subordinate. The woman has accused military police officer Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre of sexually assaulting her in her hotel room..

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B.C. to ask high court to overturn acquittal of polygamous leader

A special prosecutor is set to ask British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of taking a girl across the border for a sexual purpose. Crown-appointed prosecutor Peter Wilson is expected to ask the court at a hearing ..

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Moose Jaw city council approves 5.01% property tax increase, 15% water utility increase

It's looking like Moose Jaw residents are going to have to dig deeper in their pockets this year after city council gave initial approval to a 5.01 per cent property tax increase and a 15 per cent water utility rate hike on Tuesday.

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Maharashtra tribal welfare scam: Govt initiates criminal action, ex-minister's tenure under scanner

IN WHAT could spell trouble for former Maharashtra minister Vijay Kumar Gavit, now a BJP MLA, the state government has initiated criminal action in the alleged multi-crore tribal welfare scam, in which crores meant for the welfare of poor tribal households were reportedly siphoned off when Gavit was the tri..

The Indian Express | 24/06/2018

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Surat: Arrest warrant issued against Nirav Modi in 2014 custom duty evasion case

The Surat District Court has issued an arrest warrant against absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi in a 2014 case of custom duty evasion. Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia issued the warrant as Modi failed to present himself during the court hearings. Nirav Modi had fled the country earlier this ye..

The Indian Express | 24/06/2018

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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli served legal notice by man shamed for littering

Anushka Sharma and husband Virat Kohli have been served a legal notice by Arhhan Singh, who was earlier scolded by the Bollywood actor for littering in public. A post, which showed Anushka scolding Arhhan for throwing plastic out of his car‚??s window, was shared online by Virat and it quickly went viral. ..

The Indian Express | 24/06/2018

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GSMA wants government to focus on 5G in new telecom policy

NEW DELHI: GSM Association (GSMA), which represents the interests of some 800 carriers globally, has asked the Indian government to focus on fifth-generation (5G) technology in the new National Telecom Policy 2018, and start working around globally identified spectrum bands to leverage the full capabilities..

The Economic Times | February 5, 2018

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Batu Kawan MP: Minimum marriage age should be fixed at 18 for all Malaysians, including Muslims

The minimum marrying age for all Malaysians should be set at 18, with no exceptions, says DAP Wanita publicity secretary Kasthuri Patto. "I look forward also to the Pakatan Harapan leadership to include cementing the age of marriage to minimum 18, with no exceptions for boys and girls regardless of race ..

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Three arrested for abducting restaurant worker in Miri

Police have arrested three men here for allegedly staging the abduction of a technician working for a seaside restaurant. Miri police chief Asst Comm Lim Meng Seah today said arrests were made on Friday (June 22). "Three suspects aged 36, 39 and 46 have been arrested for allegedly abducting the techni..

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3 family companies control 75% of country's drug biz, claims Klang MP on medical supplies scandal

Klang MP Charles Santiago has lodged a report with the anti-graft body following allegations that former ministers and elected representatives were among those implicated in the monopoly of prices of medical supplies. Their names and the companies they were linked to were contained in a report submitted ..

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Remand of 3 detained for graft extended to Feb 14

PUTRAJAYA: The remand of three individuals, who were detained for alleged graft involving a landscaping project, has been extended for four days until Feb 14.

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The National Court reduces the sentence of one of the convicted of Alsasua for an error in the calculation

The magistrates of the court corrects the sentence of I√Īaki Abad and reduction of 13 to 10 years in prison The National Court has reduced in three years in prison the penalty imposed on one of the eight convicted of aggression to two civil guards and their respective partners in a bar in Alsasua (Navarra)..

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The judge confiscates Zaplana and her real estate agents for seven million euros

Among the foreclosed properties are its Benidorm villa and 24 luxury watches The investigating judge of the Erial case , in which the ex-president of the Valencian Generalitat Eduardo Zaplana is accused, has confiscated assets of the also former Minister of Labor and several of his presumed figureheads amo..

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The judge dean of Madrid refuses to pursue a request from Belgium to interrogate Llarena

A Belgian court calls for the September 4 separatist instructor for a Puigdemont suit The dean judge of Madrid, Antonio Viejo, will not pursue "as inadmissible" a request from the justice of Belgium to warn reliably the Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena , instructor of the Catalan separatist process, that ..

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The ruling of the Supreme on Urdangarin, latest news live

Hearing the First Section has five days Inaki Urdangarin and his former partner Diego Torres to enter prison after the Supreme his sentence confirmed on Tuesday with some adjustments under the so - called case Noo s . The former president of the Government Jaume Matas has entered directly into the prison of..

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Hong Kong pastor admits 'inappropriate' behaviour after church-goer calls him 'monster' over sexual harassment claims

A Hong Kong pastor has admitted that he behaved "inappropriately" after a woman accused him on social media of abusing his position as a father figure among church-goers to sexually harass them. Ngai Lap-yin, who was fired two months ago from the Brotherly Love Swatow Baptist Church in Tsz Wan Shan, conf..

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Don't turn prosecution into persecution, head of Hong Kong barrister body warns

The head of Hong Kong's professional regulatory body for barristers warned the government on Friday not to turn "prosecution" into "persecution", even as the city's justice minister said public violence and "rioting" showed a pressing need to educate people on the consequences of flouting the law. Bar As..

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Canada has been 'dragging its feet', Human Rights Watch says as it calls on minister to accept asylum seekers who housed Edward Snowden

An international NGO advocating human rights has accused Canada of 'dragging its feet' in accepting seven asylum seekers who helped American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong and sent a letter to the country's immigration minister. The move from Human Rights Watch came as the hearing for an appe..

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Voter seeks judicial review over victorious pan-democrat's Hong Kong election candidacy

The first legal dispute over the Legislative Council by-election at the weekend has found its way to a Hong Kong court, with a pro-establishment supporter challenging the validity of a newly elected pan-democratic lawmaker accused of burning a copy of the Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution. ..

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Tests ongoing to show if puppy was put in microwave, court hears

Tests are continuing in a bid to establish if a puppy allegedly battered to death with a hammer was also put in a microwave, the High Court was told. Prosecutors confirmed the ongoing investigations as a man accused of inflicting the fatal injuries mounted a bid for renewed bail. Kyle Keegan, 23, is c..

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Women can sleep better with sexual predator Nevin off the streets - and social media dating sites

Detectives who questioned sexual predator Patrick Nevin about the rape of one woman and sexual assault of two others, all within 11 days, say he was "a grand lad to deal with". That may have been so, but grand is not a word that could be used to describe his attitude or behaviour towards his victims, all..

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Girl (10) awarded ‚?¨37,500 for hot chocolate burn

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl from Wexford has been awarded ‚?¨37,500 in damages after being scalded by a takeaway hot chocolate four years ago. Kaya Caulfield, suing through her mother Leann Kelly, of 21 Ard Mhicil, New Ross, brought the civil action against Cillgarman Ltd, trading as O'Brien's Sandwich Bar, South..

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French music teacher used dual identities to claim 175,000 Euros in welfare

A French music teacher who rented a Dublin penthouse apartment with its own private swimming pool had dual identities so he could work and claim social welfare, a court has heard.

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Five women on way to Kuwait sent back from TIA

Five women who were attempting to migrate to Kuwait for 'foreign employment‚?? have been sent back from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), today. According to Foreign Employment Department‚??s information officer, Uddhab Rijal, they were returned due to the mismatch in their visa and labour permit do..

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NIC chief stresses promoting RTI

National Information Commission Chief Krishnahari Baskota today said that information commissions should be set up in all seven provinces. Speaking at an interaction organised by Federation of Nepali Journalists and National Information Commission in Bharatpur, Baskota held that setting up informati..

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Special court to look into conflict-era cases

The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has shared a draft of a new bill that proposes to give jurisdiction to a special court to adjudicate conflict-era cases. A bill related to transitional justice proposes to amend the title of the existing Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act and also..

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Inefficient service delivery forces Pokhara Metropolitan to ban facebook

POKHARA: Pokhara Metropolitan has banned facebook acting on the complaints regarding service delivery. Mayor Man Bahadur GC issued an order to this effect after employees browsed facebook during office hours leading to inefficient service delivery.

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Woman serving 25 for defilement appeals sentence

A woman sentenced to 25 years imprisonment after she was found guilty of defiling a 17-year-old boy has appealed her conviction and sentence claiming to have met the victim in a bar. In her submissions, Alice Nyota told the appellate Judge Jesse Njagi that the sentence handed to her was harsh and excessive...

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CJ on the spot over judicial independence, foreign trips

Chief Justice David Maraga is coming under intense criticism, especially from within his own backyard with accusations of interfering with judicial independence of judges and magistrates. He also seems to have upset many judiciary officials when he recently issued travel guidelines for all judges and oth..

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High Court frees all 43 NYS suspects on bail

The lengthy spell in remand prison that faced all the 43 suspects accused of stealing millions of shillings from the National Youth Service has been cut short. High Court Judge Hedwig Ong'undi on Tuesday June 19 temporarily released all the 43 suspects charged over the multi-billion scandal on bail pending ..

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Four Jamhuri High School students in court over fight

Four students of Jamhuri High School have been charged over a brawl at the institution last week following allegations of religion discrimination.

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Transport: "The legal framework does not allow Uber in Mauritius"

"We have confirmation of a joint venture between the Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) and Uber Transport Ltd. The case is already before the institutions concerned. " Statement by trade unionist Atma Shanto, surrounded by members of the Federation of Taxi Hotels Association (FHTA), at a press conference on T..

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Peroomal Veeren transferred to La Bastille

The transfer was made this Friday, June 22, around 5 o'clock. It is under strong police escort that the Caid Peroomal Veeren , incarcerated so far at the central prison of Beau Bassin, was led to the New High Security Prison of La Bastille, in Phoenix. At this point, few details have filtered out the reason..

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Rally at the CNT: 14 employees plead not guilty

It took five years for a formal charge to be laid against 14 employees of the National Transportation Company (CNT). They appeared in the Intermediate Court on Thursday, June 21st. Accused of " refusing to obey an order issued by the Commissioner of Police ", they pleaded not guilty. The facts date bac..

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Terre-Rouge: robbery at the Indian Oil gas station

The oil station Indian Oil Le Hochet Terre-Rouge, was the target of a robbery Thursday February around 11:30. Two hooded robbers came to the petrol station and were stabbed with a stab. One of them threatened one of the employees with handing over the cash. While the person in charge of the gas station c..

Zitto faults proposed amendments to Cashewnuts Act

Currently, 65 per cent of the export levy is supposed to be channeled to the cashew nut board and 35 per cent to the main Treasury fund.

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Tanzania: Sacked Student Loans Board Directors Likely to Face Prosecution

Six directors who were yesterday sacked from the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB) are likely to face prosecution over the loss of Sh7.1 billion. The HESLB authorities have contacted investigative organs of the government over the matter that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the si..

Central Africa: Experts, Lawyers from Africa's Great Lakes Region Take Aim at Legal Impunity

Judicial officials and experts Africa's Great Lakes region are meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process. The officials attending the meeting have called on closer cooperation between states to fight impunity in the region. Judges, lawyers and legal ..

Remote Ololosokwan hamlet goes 'hitech' in health delivery

TUCKED away deep in the remote Loliondo division of Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region, Ololosokwan Village stands out as the first rural hamlet in East Africa to establish a novel initiative doctors call 'tele-medical' services.

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Prosecutor of Paran√° is prosecuted for drug trafficking links

Federal judge Leandro Ríos yesterday prosecuted the intendant of Paraná, the radical macrista Sergio Varisco (Cambiemos), for links with a gang of drug traffickers and ordered him to deposit one million pesos as a real security to maintain his release. In as much, it will be prohibited to leave the cou..

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Final open in the debate on legal abortion in Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies debated last night the legalization of abortion in a marathon session and in the framework of a tense fight vote to vote, which still had a handful of undefined and an open end. According to national media, at the close of this edition, there were 124 votes against legal abortion,..

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They send to trial for 'theft' an individual accused and arrested in the Apaza case

Brian Sa√ļl Ju√°rez, arrested after entering to rob in a house where two girls were alone, was sent to trial. The individual is also charged for the crime of Miguel √?ngel Apaza. The investigative prosecutor No. 9, Alejandro Gober, completed the investigation of the case and sent to trial the accused pers..

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Prosecutor requested that the house arrest to Etchecolatz be revoked

Prosecutor Angeles Ramos, in charge of the Assistance Unit in Causes of Human Rights Violations during State Terrorism, yesterday called for the revocation of the house arrest of the repressor Miguel Etchecolatz, who currently resides in Mar del Plata.

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Suspect sent to prison in Rs11.73bn land scam case in Karachi

The administrative judge of the accountability courts on Friday remanded a man in judicial custody in a case pertaining to alleged corruption of Rs11.733 billion through illegal allotment of land belonging to the Karachi Port Trust Officers Cooperative Housing Society. The man, Mohammad Ismail, was arres..

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Police suspect extortionists behind Charanjeet's murder

The counter terrorism department on Thursday arrested another suspect over the killing of Sikh peace activist Charanjeet Singh here. Prime suspect in the case Shahryar was taken into custody on June 14. Mr Charanjeet was killed by gunmen on May 29 in the Scheme Chowk area, where he‚??d a shop for seve..

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IHC directs ISI to remove blockades from road

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to clear the portion of Khayaban-i-Suharwardy in front of its headquarters in a week. Hearing a petition against the encroachment on public land, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui observed that "neither any resolution has bee..

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Mardan rape case: Accused confesses before the court to have raped, killed minor

PESHAWER: 15-year-old accused Muhmmad Nabi arrested by Mardan police for allegedly raping and killing a four-year old girl, has confessed to raping and killing the minor. Following his confession, the court sent Nabi on judicial remand.

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Suspect of committing qualified homicide will go to trial by the Popular Jury

The First Criminal Court of the Southern District of Cruzeiro pronounced a man suspected of committing qualified homicide on trial by the Jury Court. The crime happened in November of 2017, in the Neighborhood Cruzeirinho. According to the records, the suspect would have lured the victim to the scene and co..

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Acre City Hall and Court of Justice renew cooperation for organic fairs

The mayor of Rio Branco, Socorro Neri and the president of the Court of Justice of Acre (TJAC), Denise Bonfim, signed on Monday (18) Addendum to renew for another 24 months, the project to hold the Organic Fair and of Craft of the Citizen Entrepreneur, an event of solidarity that allows the commercializatio..

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STF today judges valid printed vote and coercive conduct

The Federal Supreme Court (STF) is expected to judge today (6) a request from the Attorney General's Office (PGR) to revoke the use of the printed vote in the October elections. Also on the list of judgments is the validity of the decision of the Minister Gilmar Mendes, who suspended the enforcement order t..

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Judge returns to suspend interrogation of Lula in the Zelotes

Néviton Guedes, of the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region, has filed a petition for the defense of the former president in the context of habeas where lawyers ask that Petista be interrogated only after the testimony of all witnesses