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DOJ won't charge Wilson with civil rights violations in Ferguson shooting
In a widely expected move, the US Justice Department has cleared former Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson of civil rights violations after he shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.

04.03.2015 17:36

London man faces life imprisonment in US for Al-Qaida links
A web designer from London is facing a possible life sentence in the US, following his extradition. He was accused of working as a propagandist for Al-Qaida and training to commit terrorist acts.

04.03.2015 14:48

Boston Marathon bombing trial opening statements underway amid high security
Opening statements in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday morning in federal court. The accused faces 30 charges connected to the bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.

04.03.2015 15:07

Alabama county halts all marriages over same-sex ruling
The probate court of Mobile County in Alabama said Wednesday that it has stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether after being instructed a day earlier to cease giving licenses to same-sex couples.

04.03.2015 15:18

‘Mockery of justice’: British-Egyptian business mustn’t trump human rights, says charity
UK government efforts to bolster trade and political ties with Egypt have come under fire due to the ongoing detention of an Irish teenager. Human rights groups fear the youth could face execution.

04.03.2015 09:59

Health subsidies for millions at risk with Obamacare back before Supreme Court
Three years after it was upheld, President Barack Obama’s healthcare law is back before the US Supreme Court, this time in a dispute over a definition that may threaten federally subsidized coverage for millions of Americans.

04.03.2015 00:39

Homeland Security raids birth tourism industry targeting visa fraud
America’s birth tourism industry is booming: The going rate for wealthy Chinese women to give birth to a US citizen? A mere $80,000 with added visa fraud. However, this fraud has led federal law enforcement to start raiding so-called birthing houses.

03.03.2015 23:50

‘National threat’: Prosecute those who ‘willfully neglect’ sexually abused, says Cameron
Institutions and authorities have failed to tackle “industrial scale” sexual abuse and those who keep it hidden should face prosecution, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.

03.03.2015 16:04

Pillow talk: Ex-CIA head Petraeus pleads guilty to giving classified material to lover
Former CIA director David Petraeus has entered into an agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information the government says he provided to his mistress.

03.03.2015 16:33

Indian man facing death penalty for gang rape says victim ‘should be silent and allow the rape’
An Indian man sentenced to death for his part in a gang rape and killing a woman in New Delhi says they would have let her live if she hadn’t fought back. Mukesh Singh aired his views in a documentary: "She should just be silent and allow the rape."

03.03.2015 15:17

Snowden ready to go to US if he gets fair trial - whistleblower's lawyer
Edward Snowden would go to the US if he was sure that he would face a fair trial there, the former NSA contractor’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena says.

03.03.2015 10:05

Gitmo overseer exerted unlawful influence on tribunals, military judge rules
A military judge attempted to speed up the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals by ordering the justices overseeing them to move to the US naval base in Cuba. Now one of those judges has ruled that the since-rescinded order was unlawful influence.

02.03.2015 22:47