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Online drugstores to be shut down for selling unregistered substances
In a bid to curb the spread of designer drugs the Russian parliament is readying a bill that would allow the police to close websites that sell psychotropic substances, including yet unregistered drugs, without a court warrant.

24.10.2014 08:04

'Fighting effects of tear gas': Amnesty says Ferguson cops violate basic human rights
Law enforcement officers in the US state of Missouri should be investigated by authorities for human rights abuses, according to a recent Amnesty International report. The organization also highlighted intimidation of protesters in the state.

24.10.2014 07:31

Guilty! French widow convicted for keeping husband’s ashes at home
A French 72-year old widow has been convicted by a local court for keeping ashes of her deceased husband at home not knowing it is illegal in her country.

23.10.2014 18:31

California prison system agrees to end racial segregation
An agreement reached this week in California will see that prison officials are no longer allowed to segregate inmates by race in the event of lockdowns at facilities across the state.

23.10.2014 15:37

Gay asylum seekers asked ‘intrusive’ sexual questions
The Home Office must ban unacceptable questions in asylum interviews, which intimately question same-sex relationships and are too intrusive, the chief inspector of borders and immigration said.

23.10.2014 13:59

UKIP cruising towards 2nd parliamentary seat – poll
Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party is being forced to adjust its political sails to the success of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is campaigning for Britain to end its relationship with the European Union.

23.10.2014 15:02

Ebola email viruses go viral with 'healthtips' from hackers
Hackers are trying to capitalize on Ebola hysteria by sending out emails - purportedly from the WHO, among others - urging users to open attachments ridden with malware, promising information and prevention tips on Ebola.

23.10.2014 12:06

Sites for rites – new religious ceremonies law signed
The Russian President has signed into law the bill defining places where religious ceremonies, including mass prayers and marches can be held without prior notification or agreement from local authorities.

23.10.2014 08:17

Prison guard sexually assaults dozens of inmates, strikes deal to avoid jail time
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.

23.10.2014 01:48

Vnukovo Airport chiefs resign over Total CEO plane crash
The head and deputy-head of Vnukovo Airport have resigned, the airport’s press service announced amid the ongoing investigation into the plane crash that killed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie and three crewmembers.

23.10.2014 02:45

Google fails to remove hacked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence
Google has tried but failed to remove two internet links showing Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence in all her beauty weeks after her legal team threatened to sue.

22.10.2014 00:10

‘Mumia Bill’ signed in Pennsylvania lets prisoners be sued over speech
Prisoners serving time in the state of Pennsylvania can now be sued for speaking up from behind bars after Governor Tom Corbett signed into law this week the Revictimization Relief Act that legislatures rushed to approve only days earlier.

22.10.2014 16:35

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