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Amnesty ‘horrified’ at force used against Polish protesters

Amnesty International said it was “horrified” at Polish authorities’ “excessive” force against protesters this week – including the use of tear gas. The human rights...

Johnny Depp loses libel case against The Sun

Actor Johnny Depp has lost his British High Court libel action against The Sun newspaper over an article which labelled him a “wife beater”. Depp...

Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released on Friday, prosecutor says

The release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police will be delayed until Friday, according to the Kentucky attorney general’s...

Meghan Markle wins court ruling to protect friends’ identities

The Duchess of Sussex has won the latest tussle in her legal action against a British newspaper after a UK High Court judge ruled...

Prosecutors consider hate crime charges over Ahmuad Arbery shooting

The US Justice Department has said federal prosecutors are weighing possible hate crime charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man gunned...

Grenfell survivors will ‘not settle for less’ than prosecutions

Grenfell survivors have said they will “not settle for anything less” than criminal prosecutions over the fire, after the UK's Attorney General guaranteed that...

British teenager found guilty of lying about Cyprus gang-rape

A British teenager has been found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus. The 19-year-old was convicted of a single count of public mischief...

Caroline Flack mobbed outside court ahead of assault hearing

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack was mobbed by photographers as she arrived at court accused of assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton. Flack, 40, who has...

Lawyers call for charges against ex-Nissan chief to be dismissed

Lawyers for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, said they have requested that financial misconduct charges against him be...

Julian Assange mumbles and stutters as he appears in court in extradition case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared to struggle to say his own name as he faced court to fight extradition to the US. Assange, 48, is...

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UN says pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

The UN humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of Covid-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million...

Unemployment falls in Germany despite partial coronavirus shutdown

Germany’s unemployment rate dipped in November despite a partial shutdown introduced to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, official data showed. However, estimates suggest...

Arizona certifies Biden’s election victory over Trump

Arizona officials have certified Joe Biden’s narrow victory over Donald Trump in the state. Democratic secretary of state Katie Hobbs and Republican governor Doug Ducey...

Pandemic picked as word of the year

Dictionary.com has declared “pandemic” its 2020 word of the year. Senior research editor John Kelly said that searches for the word spiked more than 13,500%...

Court orders 33 European nations to respond to climate change complaint

The European Court of Human Rights is requiring a prompt response from 33 countries, including the UK, to an ambitious climate change case brought...
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