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US top court rules domestic abusers can't own guns

The US Supreme Court upheld a federal law Wednesday barring anyone convicted of even a minor domestic violence charge from ever owning a gun.

US top court rules domestic abusers can't own guns
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US court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film

A US appeals court on Wednesday ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Islamic movie that triggered protests in the Muslim world, after an actress alleged she had been duped into appearing in it.

US court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film
An actor in police costume mock-arrests Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. ©Reuters/Nigel Marple
New Zealand court finds raid on Kim Dotcom was legal

A New Zealand appeals court ruled Wednesday that police acted legally when armed officers raided Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion as part of a US-led online piracy probe.

New Zealand court finds raid on Kim Dotcom was legal
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Court backs Apple e-book monitor, within limits

A US appeals court on Monday shot down Apple's bid to derail a court-ordered monitor in its e-book price-fixing case.

Court backs Apple e-book monitor, within limits
Kazakh tycoon to appeal French extradition order
Kazakh tycoon to appeal French extradition order

A lawyer for exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov had appealed a French decision allowing his extradition.

Kazakh tycoon to appeal French extradition order
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Pacific man bids to become first climate change refugee

A Pacific islander is attempting to become the world's first climate change refugee in New Zealand as rising seas threaten his low-lying homeland.

Pacific man bids to become first climate change refugee
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Canadian railway refuses to pay for disaster clean-up

Canadian Pacific Railway will appeal a government order to pay for the clean-up of a deadly train derailment in Canada's Quebec province in July.

Canadian railway refuses to pay for disaster clean-up
US judge labels anti-whaling group 'pirates'
US judge labels anti-whaling group 'pirates'

A US appeals court has labeled militant conservationist group Sea Shepherd as pirates, and cleared the way for Japanese whalers to pursue legal action against them.

US judge labels anti-whaling group 'pirates'
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Aid workers in DRC appeal for $900 million

Aid workers in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo said Thursday they will need nearly $900 million (673 million euros) to meet the needs of the population this year.

Aid workers in DRC appeal for $900 million
Punk rockers Pussy Riot. ©RIA Novosti
Faint hopes as Moscow court hears Pussy Riot appeal

A Russian court on Monday hears the appeal of jailed punk rockers Pussy Riot against a two-year prison camp sentence for performing an anti-Kremlin song in a cathedral.

Faint hopes as Moscow court hears Pussy Riot appeal
Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches
Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches

The leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority both address the UN on Thursday, one seeking recognition for his state, the other warning of a dire threat to his.

Netanyahu and Abbas make rival UN pitches
Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal
Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said a Beijing court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the internationally acclaimed artist against a $2.4 million fine for tax evasion that he calls politically motivated.

Ai Weiwei says China court rejects tax appeal
Obama administration appeals ruling against anti-terror law
Obama administration appeals ruling against anti-terror law

The Barack Obama administration asked a US appeals court Monday to overturn a recent ruling that struck down part of a controversial anti-terrorism law.

Obama administration appeals ruling against anti-terror law
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EU calls for halting Pennsylvania man's execution

The European Union made an appeal Thursday to stay the execution of a Pennsylvania man subjected to childhood abuse who is due to be put to death next month for killing two of his abusers.

EU calls for halting Pennsylvania man's execution
Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses Ukraine appeal
Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses Ukraine appeal

Ukraine's high court on Wednesday rejected jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal of her abuse of power conviction despite threats of being cut off from Western nations that view the case as political.

Jailed ex-PM Tymoshenko loses Ukraine appeal
Yulia Tymoshenko. ©RIA Novosti
Divided Ukraine awaits Tymoshenko appeal ruling

Ukraine's high court rules Wednesday on former premier Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal against her seven-year jailing on charges the West views as President Viktor Yanukovych's political revenge.

Divided Ukraine awaits Tymoshenko appeal ruling

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