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Strippers sue Washington State to prevent their identities from being released
Exotic dancers at a Washington strip club are suing to prevent officials from releasing their names and addresses due to a public records request. Because most strippers are required to have an 'entertainer’s license', their identities are on the record.

20.10.2014 18:50

Assange fears Ecuador embassy in London bugged
Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder have filed eavesdropping claims to the Swedish court, as Julian Assange, who has been stuck in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over two years, fears he is being bugged.

19.10.2014 06:07

Four men appear in London court over alleged ISIS-inspired terror plot
Four young men have appeared in a London court in connection with an alleged terror plot to shoot and kill police officers and soldiers in the capital. The defendants allegedly swore allegiance to Islamic State extremists.

18.10.2014 17:22

‘Barely lucid’: Mentally ill UK grandfather on death row, family appeal
The daughter of Mohammad Ashgar, a British-Pakistani man from Edinburgh, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan under the state’s blasphemy laws, is due to discuss her father’s case with the UK Foreign Office on Friday.

17.10.2014 13:38

‘Shocking failure’: Rape, sex offenses spike in England & Wales
The number of recorded rapes and sexual offences has dramatically risen in the past 12 months, despite overall crime levels in the UK falling to their lowest since the 1980s.

16.10.2014 16:06

Yemeni man sues Germany over US drone attack that killed his relatives
​A Yemeni man is suing the German government after two of his relatives were killed by a US drone strike in 2012. He says Germany is liable as they allowed Washington to use the Ramstein airbase, believed to be the nerve center of the operation.

16.10.2014 15:11

Parents may be held liable for children’s Facebook posts – court
The parents of two children who posted defamatory comments about a fellow student in a fake Facebook account are heading to court, which will determine whether parents should be liable for their children’s internet activity.

16.10.2014 07:28

France ‘double standards’: Prison for Mosque offence, fines for Femen church affront
A French prosecutor is demanding three to four months of suspended sentence and around a $2,000 fine for an ex-Femen activist, who imitated abortion in a Paris church. A similar act in a French mosque resulted in harsher sentences for offenders.

15.10.2014 07:51

Saudi Shia leader sentenced to death for role in anti-govt protests
Sheik Nimr al-Nimr, a figurehead of the Shia minority protests that have rumbled in Saudi Arabia since 2011, was sentenced to death on Wednesday, his brother announced on Twitter.

15.10.2014 19:11

NYPD unions appeal stop-and-frisk ban
New York City police unions are arguing that they should have the right to continue the appeal of a federal judge’s 2013 ruling that deemed unconstitutional the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy.

15.10.2014 17:52

Lobbying laws: Charities ordered to monitor employee’s social media
Charities must record when their employees use social media to campaign or comment on political issues, the Electoral Commission has said, adding that it would monitor social media activity to confirm posts comply with lobbying laws.

15.10.2014 08:26

US Supreme Court blocks harsh Texas abortion law
In a surprise intervention, the US Supreme Court has blocked a Texas abortion law that would have left just eight family planning clinics open in the state, rejecting a previous ruling that shut down most facilities overnight.

15.10.2014 02:13

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