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Celebrations as Taiwan court backs gay marriage

Celebrations as Taiwan court backs gay marriage

Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage after its constitutional court ruled the law must be changed to protect human dignity. Crowds of supporters cheered, hugged, and wept outside the court in Taipei as the decision was announced....
India court reviews 'instant divorce'

India court reviews 'instant divorce'

Triple talaq: India top court reviews Islamic ‘instant divorce’ 11 May 2017 From the section India Image copyright AFP Image caption Activists say thousands of Muslim women have been divorced by their husbands by triple talaq India’s Supreme Court is...

Court orders Facebook to remove hate speech

Facebook must remove abusive posts from its platform worldwide, an Austrian court has ruled in response to a complaint brought by the nation’s Green Party. It followed abuse its leader received from trolls on the site, and was filed against Facebook’s...
Court halts two Arkansas executions

Court halts two Arkansas executions

Court halts two Arkansas executions 18 April 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption The executions of Don Davis and Bruce Ward have been stayed The top court in Arkansas has halted two executions that were due to start a series of...
Egypt court acquits charity worker Aya Hijazi

Egypt court acquits charity worker Aya Hijazi

Egypt court acquits charity worker Aya Hijazi 16 April 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption Aya Hijazi has been in a Cairo prison since 2014 US-Egyptian charity worker Aya Hijazi has been acquitted by a court in Egypt after almost...
Swedish anti-abortion midwife loses court case

Swedish anti-abortion midwife loses court case

Swedish anti-abortion midwife loses court case 13 April 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Tv4 Image caption Ellinor Grimmark’s legal complaint has been repeatedly rejected A Swedish court has ruled against a midwife in a dispute over her refusal to...
European court to rule on 2004 Beslan siege

European court to rule on 2004 Beslan siege

European court to rule on 2004 Beslan siege 13 April 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMother of Beslan siege victims seeks answers The European Court of Human Rights is due to rule on whether the Russian government...
Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules

Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules

Random breath tests illegal, Kenyan court rules 8 April 2017 From the section Africa Image copyright AFP Image caption A court has blocked the use of breathalysers to charge motorists Kenyans can no longer be charged after a breathalyser test, after a bar owner argued...
Venezuelan court backtracks on powers bid

Venezuelan court backtracks on powers bid

Venezuelan court backtracks on powers bid 1 April 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Venezuelan supreme court rows back on move to strip congress of powers This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please...
Clashes in Venezuela over court power grab

Clashes in Venezuela over court power grab

Protesters have clashed with police in Venezuela after the pro-president supreme court took legislative powers away from the opposition-controlled national assembly. The move was condemned by Latin American governments, with the Organisation of American States calling...
Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says

Venezuela's court move breaks law, Maduro ally says

Venezuela’s court move breaks law, Maduro ally says 31 March 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition supporters demonstrated against Mr Maduro in Caracas Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, an ally of...
Venezuela 'coup': Alarm grows as court takes power

Venezuela 'coup': Alarm grows as court takes power

Venezuela ‘coup’: Alarm grows as court takes power 31 March 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption Venezuelan opposition deputy Amelia Belisario argues with national guard outside the Supreme Court in Caracas...
Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case

Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case 24 March 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Chi Chia-wei (centre, wearing rainbow flag) brought on the case with a court petition A panel of judges at Taiwan’s top court has...
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