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Leaked recording reveals Michael Cohen reneging on some guilty pleas

Thursday 19:06 GMT

Michael Cohen, former attorney for President Donald Trump, apparently reneged on his admissions for some of his alleged crimes, indicating that he only pleaded guilty to avoid dragging his wife through a prolonged legal battle.

I would add the important words used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and others, in describing Michael Cohen’s cooperation and testimony as 'credible' addressing the 'core' issues involved in his investigation.”

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Source: BBC

Round-the-world cyclist appeals after theft

Thursday 02:24 GMT

After losing his father to leukaemia in 2018, and then slipping into depression, Josh made plans to complete a task he had failed five times before - to cycle around the world.

In 2015, after splitting from his long-term girlfriend, Josh was suffering badly with depression, and tried to take his own life.

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Source: The Guradian

Chelsea Manning to remain in jail after appeals court denies bail request

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request by the former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail on bail, and upheld a lower court’s decision to hold Manning in civil contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury.

“The court finds no error in the district court’s rulings and affirms its finding of civil contempt,” they wrote.

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Source: The Guradian

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

The supreme court of Myanmar has denied the appeal of the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for their reporting on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

The earlier failed appeal to the supreme court cited lack of proof of a crime and evidence that the pair were set up by police. The ruling in September sparked widespread condemnation, including from US vice president Mike Pence, who asked leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to intervene.

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Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Wednesday 10:50 GMT

Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country’s transition to democracy.

“They were sentenced for seven years and this decision stands, and the appeal is rejected,” Supreme Court Justice Soe Naing told the court in the capital, Naypyitaw, without elaborating.

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Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Wednesday 04:13 GMT

Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

There has been an upsurge of fighting since late last year involving attacks by the Arakan Army, which is aligned with Rakhine state's Buddhist population and seeks autonomy for the region.

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Source: The Guradian

US supreme court to consider LGBT employment discrimination

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

The supreme court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people.

The issue is whether Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, protects LGBT people from job discrimination. Title VII does not specifically mention sexual orientation or transgender status, but federal appeals courts in Chicago and New York have ruled recently that gay and lesbian employees are entitled to protection from discrimination.


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