Brazil court convicts Vale for dam rupture that killed 240

Sao Paulo: A Brazilian state judge has convicted mining company Vale SA for damages caused by the deadly rupture of a tailings dam in January that killed at least 240 people. Judge Elton Pupo Nogueira ruled that Vale is responsible for fixing all the damages, although he did not set a monetary value for compensation, the Minas Gerais state court […]

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Viagogo taken to court for 'misleading' music fans with sneaky sales tactics

VIAGOGO is being taken to court for "misleading" music fans over tickets sales, despite multiple warnings from the watchdog. The Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has accused the secondary ticketing site of "dragging its heels" over concerns that it is breaking consumer laws. The site is believed to still be listing more tickets than are actually available, not displaying seat numbers […]

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Spain’s Supreme Court sentences

Spain’s ‘Wolf Pack’ sex attackers are jailed for 15 years each for gang-rape after convictions for lesser charge sparked national protests Spain’s Supreme Court ruled five men to be jailed for 15 years over rape of girl The men, known as the ‘Wolf Pack’, attacked the 18-year-old in Pamplona in 2016 Regional court in Navarre sentenced them on lesser charge […]

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German court lifts city’s ban on the burkini

German court lifts city’s ban on the burkini after Syrian asylum seeker complained it prevented her from swimming  Wearing the burkini in municipal pools in western city of Koblenz was banned  However, a court has now ruled that the ban against the garment should be lifted Rules were challenged by Syrian asylum-seeker who wanted to be able to swim A […]

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Hong Kong’s top court issues landmark ruling for LGBT rights

Hong Kong: The top appeals court in Hong Kong has issued a landmark ruling granting spousal benefits to a married gay couple, the latest rebuke to Chief Executive Carrie Lam's government over the issue of equal rights for LGBT people. In a unanimous ruling, the five justices ruled in favour of a local civil servant who argued that his husband, […]

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Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi authorities handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey on Wednesday at Baghdad airport, where they boarded a plane and prepared to fly home, officials from Iraq’s judiciary and UNICEF said. Representatives of the Iraqi judiciary and the U.N. agency were present until the children got on the plane. UNICEF Regional Chief […]

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UAE court upholds life sentence against Turkish citizen for terrorism

CAIRO (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ Supreme Federal Court upheld a life sentence against a Turkish citizen in a terrorism case, Emirates News agency (WAM) said on Monday. The Turkish national, according to the indictment, was found guilty of “launching an extensive campaign on a Facebook account named ‘Ali Ozturk Mehmet’ without getting an official permit. He used the […]

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