Japan has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over South Korea’s restrictions on Japanese imports, enacted after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tokyo calls the measure inappropriate and says it violates the rules of international trade.
The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused an unprecedented number of fatal diseases in roughly 1,300 dolphins over the course of five years, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Two veteran Drug Enforcement Agency employees allegedly lied on government security forms about not having outside work, despite owning a New Jersey strip club. The club employed illegal immigrant dancers from Russia and Brazil.
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bill abolishing the death penalty. The measure now heads to the governor, who has promised to reject the bill, but lawmakers believe they can override any veto.
An Egyptian court has ordered Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to impose a ban on pornographic websites. A similar decision taken two years ago denounced pornographic content as “venomous and vile,” but failed to come into force.
With over 30,000 political prisoners languishing in prison, Saudi Arabia has become the epitome of oppression. Now, newly crowned King Salman is set to paint the Kingdom red with the blood of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric.
Ricky Jackson, who spent 39 years in jail for a murder he did not commit, is suing the police officers who allegedly helped frame him. Jackson was convicted on the testimony of a 12-year-old boy who didn’t see the crime and later retracted his statement.
In a unique case for Sweden, the Stockholm District Court has ruled for the two key domains owned by file-sharing service The Pirate Bay to be seized by the state and thus put out of action over copyright violations.
Russian mixed martial artist Alexander Emelianenko has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for raping his cleaner. However, the fighter’s manager claimed he would continue his carrier in the ring after doing his time.