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George Floyd autopsy doctor stands by homicide ruling | Black Lives Matter News

The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down…

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Asia

Biden forms commission to study US Supreme Court reform | Courts News

Issues the bipartisan commission will study include adding justices to US high court, something critics call ‘court packing’. US President…

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Latin America

Chauvin’s knee was never off Floyd’s neck: Expert | Black Lives Matter News

Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight…

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Middle East

Chauvin’s restraint of George Floyd was ‘unauthorised’: Officer | Black Lives Matter News

The restraint former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin used on George Floyd was unauthorised, an official with the city’s police…

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Middle East

US says ex-Egypt PM had diplomatic immunity from lawsuit: Report | Courts News

Egyptian-American Mohamed Soltan filed a US lawsuit against Hazem el-Beblawi alleging involvement in torture in Egypt. The Biden administration has…

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Asia

Police chief: Chauvin violated policy in arrest of George Floyd | Black Lives Matter News

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo testified on Monday in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial that the former officer did not act…

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Latin America

ByteDance to India court: Freezing local bank accounts is illegal | Business and Economy News

China’s ByteDance has told an Indian court that a government freeze on its bank accounts in a probe of possible…

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Asia

‘Bums’: Chauvin defence questions witness’s anti-cop comments | Black Lives Matter News

A professional in the mixed martial arts (MMA) was cross-examined on the witness stand by Derek Chauvin’s defence lawyers on…

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Middle East

Back in court: Trump’s appeal in defamation case dismissed | Courts News

The New York court said Trump’s argument that he is protected by the United States Constitution is moot, as he…

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Middle East

Prosecutor: Chauvin’s knee on Floyd was ‘grinding and crushing’ | Black Lives Matter News

Opening statements began Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the alleged…

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Latin America

Here’s what to expect as Chauvin’s murder trial begins | Black Lives Matter News

Arguments in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering George Floyd, begin on…

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Latin America

Brazil Supreme Court rules judge who convicted Lula was ‘biased’ | Corruption News

Decision is latest victory for former Brazilian president, who had his corruption convictions annulled this month. The Brazilian Supreme Court…

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Asia

Chauvin trial: Jury set, arguments to begin on March 29 | Black Lives Matter News

Fifteen jurors are chosen for the trial of former policeman Derek Chauvin charged in the killing of George Floyd. A…

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Latin America

Two Chauvin jurors dropped after record $27m Floyd settlement | Black Lives Matter News

A judge has dismissed two jurors who had been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused…

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Asia

National courts lead the way in prosecuting Syrian war crimes | Arab Spring: 10 years on News

A German court last month convicted an alleged former Syrian intelligence officer after he was charged with crimes against humanity…

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Europe

Judge in Chauvin trial mulling impact of Floyd family settlement | Black Lives Matter News

The city of Minneapolis last week agreed to pay $27m in a civil lawsuit filed by George Floyd’s family over…

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Europe

Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe appears in court over new charge | Courts News

Tehran court hears new charge of ‘propaganda against the establishment’ against the British-Iranian aid worker, who was previously given a…

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Latin America

Lawyer defends trial of reporter arrested covering BLM protests | Black Lives Matter News

An Iowa prosecutor defended his unsuccessful pursuit of charges against a journalist who was arrested while covering a Black Lives…

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Europe

Iowa journalist arrested covering BLM protest acquitted | Black Lives Matter News

An Iowa jury has acquitted a journalist who was pepper-sprayed and arrested by police while covering a protest in a…

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Asia

Trial of Wisconsin teen for protest shooting delayed by 7 months | Black Lives Matter News

The trial for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old man accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest…

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Europe

Trial of officer for death of George Floyd delayed temporarily | Black Lives Matter News

Derek Chauvin’s trial is delayed until Tuesday, at least, as an additional murder charge is considered. The trial of former…

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Europe

Kamala Harris tells Netanyahu that US opposes ICC probe of Israel | Courts News

US vice president and Israeli leader say court in The Hague has no jurisdiction over the issue as prosecutor pledges…

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Africa

Toronto van attacker guilty of all charges, judge rules | Courts News

Man who drove van onto busy Toronto sidewalk in 2018 found guilty of 10 counts of murder, 16 counts of…

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Middle East

US Supreme Court justices finish arguments in voting rights case | Courts News

In the wake of Trump’s 2020 election loss, Republican officials are proposing new measures to restrict voting access. US Supreme Court justices on…

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Latin America

Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing enters final round in Canada | Boycott Divest and Sanctions News

The US has accused Huawei founder’s daughter of misleading HSBC bank about the telco’s business dealings in Iran. Huawei Chief…

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Europe

Rwandan court rules it can try Hotel Rwanda hero | Courts News

Judge rules Paul Rusesabagina, a Belgian citizen, can face trial on ‘terrorism’ charges in Rwanda court. The “terrorism” trial of…

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Middle East

Trial of US citizen charged with terrorism in Venezuela to begin | Courts News

US State Department spokesman Ned Price called for a fair hearing for Matthew Heath, who was detained in September. A…

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Europe

UK Supreme Court’s Uber decision is a victory for all gig workers | Business and Economy News

For the past few years, the “gig economy” business model – in which workers are classified as independent contractors and…

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Latin America

Georgia counties sue Trump over failed election challenges | Courts News

Two counties in Georgia ask for over $15k in legal fees related to lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign. Two…

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Latin America

US: Police will not face charges in Daniel Prude’s death | Courts News

Grand jury votes not to indict police officers involved in arrest and suffocation death of 41-year-old man in Rochester, New…

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Latin America

US Supreme Court allows prosecutor to obtain Trump tax returns | Courts News

The US Supreme Court made a slew of decisions on Monday regarding cases already before the court, many of which…

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Europe

Family sues Texas power companies for $100m over death of boy, 11 | Climate News

Cristian Pavon’s family says ‘gross negligence’ caused death by ‘hypothermia’, as Texans receive sky-high energy bills. The family of an…

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Middle East

Top India court halt’s tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s retail deal: Report

  The verdict is a win for Amazon which says Future Group’s sale to Ambani’s Reliance Industries violates its contract.…

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Asia

US Capitol Police investigating 35 officers for roles in riot | Courts News

Law enforcement and military are among more than 100 people charged by federal authorities in relation to January riot. Thirty-five…

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Europe

Top Bhutan general, judges detained in alleged overthrow plot | Courts News

The three are accused of plotting to overthrow country’s top military officer by implicating him in a corruption scandal. A…

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Latin America

European rights court calls on Russia to free Navalny immediately | Courts News

European Court of Human Rights rules that Russia should release the Kremlin critic from jail, citing risks to his life.…

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Europe

Democratic lawmaker sues Trump for violating KKK Act over riot | Civil Rights News

Representative Bennie Thompson is the first to sue Trump for conspiracy to disrupt the US Congress under the 1871 Ku…

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Africa

ECHR backs Germany over probe into lethal Kunduz air attack | Conflict News

Strasbourg-based court rejects complaint by Afghan citizen over Germany’s handling of investigation into 2009 incident. The European Court of Human…

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