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Source: DW

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Today 06:05 GMT

A Nigerian court has released 475 people allegedly affiliated with Boko Haram due to lack of evidence, the justice ministry said on Sunday.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Humanitarian groups have criticized the Nigerian authorities' for holding the Boko Haram suspects for years without trial or even contact with a lawyer. Isah said the freed Boko Haram suspects were accused of either belonging to the terrorist organization or for concealing information about the group.

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Source: The Guradian

Selma Blair: 'I'll lose everything, I'll go to court'

Today 06:05 GMT

It turned out there were 38 other women accusing him, and he called them cunts and cocksuckers and liars, so I thought, OK, I’ll lose everything, I’ll go to court.

A leading voice in exposing Hollywood talks single parenthood, stray dogs and how speaking out helped her. Halfway through our interview, Selma Blair’s one-eyed dog Buster climbs on to the restaurant table at the Chateau Marmont in LA and happily devours an entire plate of leafy greens.

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Source: The Guradian

Canada indigenous leaders divided over Trudeau's pledge to put them first

Today 06:05 GMT

When the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, came to power in 2015, he pledged to mend the broken relationship with indigenous peoples across the country, recognizing that “the rights of First Nations in Canada are not an inconvenience but rather a sacred obligation”.

“Too many feel and fear that our country and its institutions will never deliver the fairness, justice, and real reconciliation that indigenous peoples deserve,” said Trudeau in his address.

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Source: The Guradian

Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Today 06:05 GMT

Only the fear of being unmasked as a collaborator seemed to cloud the businessman’s horizon as he signed up as an informer for communist Czechoslovakia’s secret police in jarringly jovial surroundings.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Czech Communist party, which holds 15 seats in the 200-member parliament and opposes membership of the EU and Nato, is one of the few groupings to express possible willingness to support a Babiš government.

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Source: Washington Post

Exasperated military judge halts USS Cole bombing case

Saturday 08:08 GMT

A military judge indefinitely halted a death-penalty case Friday linked to the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, dealing a significant blow to the already troubled military court system for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

It is not clear whether the Court of Military Commission Review or the D.C. District Court — or possibly another court — might intervene. Stephen Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law, said the suspension was unlikely to affect the commissions’ three other active cases.

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Source: Fox News

Justice Clarence Thomas says he's 'worn down' with victimhood culture

Saturday 07:01 GMT

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said in a rare public appearance Thursday he’s exhausted with how everyone seems to consider themselves a victim these days.

“At some point, we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being the victim,” Thomas, the second African American to serve on the Supreme Court, said during an on-stage interview at the Library of Congress in Washington. Thomas, a conservative appointed to the bench in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, recalled recently being with a young black woman in Kansas who told him, “I’m really tired of having to play the role of being black.

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Source: DW

Ramush Haradinaj: Europe is Kosovo's destiny

Friday 21:53 GMT

Following months of wrangling after snap elections in June 2017, the country's recently appointed prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj, has returned to the job he gave up in 2005 to go to the Hague to face charges of war crimes, allegedly committed during his time as a commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

Haradinaj himself reportedly told the press in January that he opposed the Kosovo Relocated Specialist Judicial Institution (KRSJI) or 'special court', as does the country's president, Hashim Thaci.

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Source: NBC News

A day prior to Parkland, a grandmother foiled grandson's alleged school shooting plans

Friday 21:52 GMT

Just a day before to the horrific school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead, a Washington state high school student’s grandmother handed police her grandson’s journal — which allegedly detailed plans for a mass shooting.

The teen was charged with armed robbery on Monday night, official said: He planned to use the stolen money from the robbery to fund the shooting, the AP reported deputy prosecutor Andrew Alsdorf as saying in court on Wednesday.

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Source: BBC

Justice has been served - Bennell victims

Friday 14:33 GMT

Bennell, who worked at Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, was found guilty of abusing 11 boys aged eight to 15.. Speaking outside Liverpool Crown Court, another victim, Andy Woodward, said "justice has been served".

Speaking outside court after the verdict, the ex-Crewe defender said: "Justice has been served today and people will be able to move on with their lives including myself." Mr Woodward said he believed "the football clubs that were accountable for this... could have stopped this for so many years...

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Source: New York Times

Turkey Frees One Journalist, but Jails Several More for Life

Saturday 16:21 GMT

A Turkish court sentenced three prominent journalists to life in prison on Friday, stepping up the government’s campaign against independent news media, even as it released from prison a German-Turkish journalist whose yearlong detention without being charged had aggravated relations between Berlin and Ankara.

A court at the Silivri Prisons Campus handed down the life sentences against the three high-profile figures and three others linked to the news media who were convicted of involvement in the failed 2016 coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules

Friday 19:07 GMT

Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against people based on their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. In a 9-4 vote, the 4th US circuit court of appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as well as the ban itself, and concluded that it is “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam”.

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Source: DW

Amazon in German court battle over search results

Friday 14:33 GMT

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is up before the German Federal Court of Justice on Thursday with two small firms taking issue over the way in which the tech giant handles online searches.

In the case of Ortlieb, two Munich courts both sided with the bicycle bag manufacturer, agreeing that the nature of Amazon's search results had shown that the retail giant was using the Ortlieb brand, within an Amazon search algorithm, to showcase the products of other companies.

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Source: Washington Post

AT&T demands Trump administration logs in court battle over Time Warner deal

Sunday 00:36 GMT

AT&T is demanding that the Justice Department hand over additional evidence to prove that President Trump did not wield political influence over the agency as its antitrust enforcers reviewed the company's bid to acquire Time Warner.

Some analysts have suggested that by opposing the deal, Trump may be seeking to punish CNN for its coverage of the White House; CNN, which is a Time Warner property, would be controlled by AT&T if the merger were to proceed as proposed.

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Source: NBC News

Mueller airs new bank fraud allegations against Paul Manafort

Sunday 03:23 GMT

Special counsel Robert Mueller is ratcheting up the pressure on former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, saying in a court document that investigators have uncovered new evidence of bank fraud.

Hours before Mueller said his team had found more evidence of fraud by Manafort, he announced a major development in the election probe — the indictment of 13 Russian nationals on charges of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, including supporting Trump's campaign.

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Source: Fox News

Secret surveillance court puts pressure on DOJ over Carter Page warrant records

Saturday 16:21 GMT

The head of a top secret surveillance court, in an unusual letter to GOP lawmakers, seemed to put pressure on the Justice Department to consider releasing documents related to the 2016 surveillance warrant granted against a Trump campaign aide.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was responding to requests from the House Intelligence and House Judiciary committees for transcripts of hearings and other documents related to the applications to spy on Trump aide Carter Page.


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