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Briton arrested on terrorism charges… because he fought against ISIS

A British man will be charged with terrorism offences for fighting against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in Syria. Merseyside man Aidan James was arrested at Liverpool Airport after returning to the country on February 14. The 27-year-old from Formby is being charged with one count of the preparation of acts of terrorism and two counts of attendance at ...

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Israeli police recommending Netanyahu indictment on corruption charges, including bribery

Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted over allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Police have submitted their recommendations Tuesday evening following a 14-month long investigation into the “gifts affair” in which Netanyahu is alleged to have improperly accepted expensive gifts from businessmen. READ MORE: Israeli court rejects petition to spare Netanyahu from public outcry ...

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Swedish court clears man of fraud charges because he was in love

A lovestruck man who attempted to cash several fraudulent cheques has been cleared of all charges by a Swedish court because he wanted to impress a new lover. On Tuesday, Helsingborg District Court took pity on the man and cleared him of all charges of fraud and attempted gross fraud as the court determined that he was simply unlucky in ...

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4th rape trial collapses as Oxford student cleared of charges before trial

A two-year rape case against an Oxford University student has been dropped just days before his trial, after a “new set of eyes” re-examined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) case against him. Oliver Mears, 19, from Horley, Surrey, was on track to become a successful scientist before being arrested on suspicion of raping and indecently assaulting a woman at a ...

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US Navy brings negligent homicide charges against Fitzgerald, McCain ex-commanders

Both former commanding officers of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain are facing negligent homicide and other criminal charges over the fatal collisions last year that killed a total of 17 service members. Admiral Frank Caldwell decided to file charges Tuesday against Bryce Benson, former commander of the USS Fitzgerald, and Alfredo Sanchez, former commander of the USS ...

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Israel charges cousin of ‘Palestinian Joan of Arc’ Ahed Tamimi over West Bank scuffle with IDF

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 13:42 Israeli authorities have filed charges with a military court against Nour Tamimi, cousin of iconic activist Ahed Tamimi. Both women featured in a viral video in which they accosted two IDF soldiers in their home village. Nour, 20, and Ahed, 16, confronted the two soldiers in the village of Nabi Saleh. Footage of them ...

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Teen girl’s ‘sexting’ prosecuted as felony child porn, ACLU fights charges

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 03:34 A 14-year-old Minnesota girl who sent her boyfriend an explicit photo she took of herself may face up to 10 years in jail and be registered as a sex offender. The ACLU calls this a perversion of the state’s child porn laws. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN) is calling on Rice ...

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Charges of inciting riot dismissed against 6 Trump inauguration protesters

A DC Superior Court judge has dismissed charges of felony rioting against six people arrested protesting during Trump’s inauguration. However, the judge has denied motions to dismiss seven other charges related to property damage. After hearing from prosecutors and defense attorneys, Judge Lynn Leibovitz said on Wednesday there was not enough evidence against four women and two men to prove ...

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WADA informant Rodchenkov faces drug trafficking charges in Russia

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:35 The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, is facing charges of trafficking highly potent illicit drugs in his home country. Rodchenkov’s testimony on alleged state-run doping instigated a wave of sanctions against Russia. Rodchenkov, who fled Russia at the end of 2015, has been charged in absentia for illegally trafficking dangerous ...

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Indecency charges dropped against women caught wearing trousers in Sudan

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 23:02 Women caught wearing trousers at a party in Sudan have had charges of indecency dropped against them. The 24 women were facing up to 40 lashes and fines. Morality police raided a party in El Mamoura, south of the capital of Khartoum Wednesday, where the women were present, the Dabanga reports. “The party took ...

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