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- International: Sudanese teenager risks twenty lashes for ‘indecent dressing’Experts from the United Nations have expressed alarm over the sentencing of a young Sudanese woman who, after being found guilty of ‘indecent dressing’, may be flogged in public and handed a large fine. Ferdous Al Toum, 19, was arrested on 25 June this year along with eleven other students aged between... Read more »
- European law: Google hits out at European CommissionInternet giant, Google, has criticised the European Commission’s actions with regard to the antitrust case it has brought against it. In April this year, the European Commission’s competition policy head, Margrethe Vestager, began legal proceedings against Google over its search results. After a five-year inquiry, the Commission came to the conclusion that Google favoured... Read more »
- Environmental law: WWF threatens legal action against government for failing to protect waterways from farm pollutionThe High Court has granted leading conservationists and angling organisations permission to seek a judicial review of the government’s failure to protect rivers from agricultural pollution, The Telegraph reports. Environmental bodies and angling organisations have joined forces to launch legal action against the government for allegedly failing in its legal duty to... Read more »
- Benefits law: Over 80 people a month died after being declared “fit for work”Data released by the Department for Wok and Pensions (DWP) have shown that, between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,380 people died shortly after the department judged them as “fit for work”. The 2,380 individuals were found ‘fit to work’ after going through the work capability assessment. The information has also shown... Read more »
- International: Twelve detained after Tianjin blastsChinese authorities have brought in twelve people in connection with the Tianjin explosion that killed 139 people earlier this month. The explosion itself occurred at a container storage station at the city’s port on 12 August, which itself is located close to China’s capital, Beijing. The site is owned and run by Ruihai... Read more »
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- Council OK’s hoarding residentSomerset District Council has granted resident Michael Legg permission to use his front garden to store old doors and window frames due to his hoarding tendencies. Legg had originally used the property as a place of business and had been granted planning permission in 2002 to use his bungalow for retail purposes. In... Read more »
- Man arrested after recording himself tampering with traffic camerasStephen Ruth, 42, of Centereach, New York, has been arrested after he posted videos of himself changing the position of red light cameras set up on an intersection in the US. Ruth used a painter’s pole to adjust the cameras so they would look up into the sky and couldn’t record, and... Read more »
- Man charged with attempting to halt planeMarc Rehmar, 58, has been charged with endangering public transportation and hindering transportation after he attempted to stop an airplane from taking off. Rehmar arrived at Denver International Airport intending to get on a flight to his high school reunion in Ohio. However, when in the departure lounge Rehmar saw the airplane leaving... Read more »
- “Quadriplegic” conman get prison sentenceA conman who pretended to be both quadriplegic and in a coma to avoid going to trial has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice. Alan Knight, 47, along with his wife Helen, 34, from Sketty Park in Swansea, have both admitted to pretending Mr Knight was too ill to... Read more »
- Cheese smugglers arrested in RussiaMembers of a cheese smuggling gang have been arrested in Moscow after it was discovered they were importing illegal western cheeses into Russa. Six people have been arrested after 470 tonnes of western cheese were discovered in a office building in Russia’s capital. The cheese is thought to be worth approximately two... Read more »