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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentences Over 2004 Attack on British Envoy

DHAKA, Dec 7 – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld death sentences on Wednesday for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004. The Islamists, including the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group, were sentenced to death in 2008 for the attack in which

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May’s Brexit Plans Face British Supreme Court Test

By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 5 – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government launches a challenge on Monday against a court ruling that it requires parliamentary approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, a decision that could upset Britain’s Brexit plans. If the Supreme Court, the United Kingdom’s highest judicial body, dismisses the

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U.S. Supreme Court Toughens Gun Ban For Domestic Violence

By David Ingram WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday expanded the types of domestic violence convictions that can trigger the loss of gun ownership rights in a ruling issued amid fierce debate about reducing firearms violence in America. The justices, in a 6-2 ruling, rejected arguments that a gun-ownership prohibition

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Pakistan’s New Military Courts Challenged Over Abuse Claims

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, June 28 – Pakistan’s Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether secret military tribunals set up in early 2015 to try civilians accused of terrorism have violated the constitutional rights of 12 people convicted by these courts. The military tribunals were established after the massacre in December, 2014, by

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U.S. Top Court Rejects Challenge to Assault Weapon Ban

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 7 – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge by gun rights activists to an ordinance enacted by a Chicago suburb that bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The refusal by the nine justices to hear the case, coming at a time of fierce debate over the

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