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Heathrow passenger charges could rise by up to 56% by 2023

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Heathrow will be allowed to raise significantly its landing charges from next summer, the aviation regulator has announced, although it has ruled out the near-doubling of charges proposed by the airport. Airlines reac...

Argentinian judge indicts Franco-era Spanish minister on homicide charges

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An Argentinian judge investigating cases that happened during the Franco dictatorship in Spain has indicted a former Spanish minister on four counts of homicide. Judge Maria Servini de Cuba, sitting in Buenos Aires, i...

Canada drops charges against man who claimed to be IS executioner

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Canadian prosecutors have dropped charges against a man who claimed to be an Islamic State executioner after he admitted fabricating his tales of violence. In September 2020, Shehroze Chaudhry was charged under Canada...

Prosecutors set to pursue charges against Robert Durst over ex-wife’s death

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A New York prosecutor will seek an indictment against the millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst for the death of his former wife, Kathie Durst, who disappeared in 1982, a person familiar with the matter said. The...

No federal charges against officer who shot and paralyzed Jacob Blake

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Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a white police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man, Jacob Blake, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake during a domestic disturba...

Racial justice advocates hope for pardon of George Floyd’s past drug charges

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Criminal justice reform experts are hopeful that if Texas governor Greg Abbott approves a pardon request for George Floyd’s drug-related charges, which are almost two decades old, it will send a strong message about t...

$11 for ‘brief emotion’? The hidden charges of US healthcare are utterly enraging

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Words are cheap, but emotion will cost you. An American woman recently found that out the hard way when she went in for a routine medical checkup that included a mole removal, and ended up with a hefty invoice that in...

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in closed court on corruption charges

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Aung San Suu Kyi has appeared in a closed court to face allegations of corruption, one of the most serious of a number of legal charges filed against the ousted leader by the military junta. In a hearing at the Naypyi...

Michael Conlan calls for corrupt boxing officials to face criminal charges

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The Irish boxer Michael Conlan, whose hugely controversial quarter-final defeat at the 2016 Olympics is now formally suspected of being fixed, has called for those implicated in manipulating bouts in Rio to face crimi...

BT faces £600m legal case over landline charges

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Almost 2.5 million BT customers could receive up to £500 each after a tribunal approved an attempt to launch a class action against the telecoms company over claims it overcharged them for their landline telephone ser...

R Kelly found guilty on sex trafficking charges

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Good morning. A jury has found the R&B superstar R Kelly guilty of being the ringleader of a decades-long racketeering and sex trafficking scheme that preyed upon Black women and children. The disgraced singer wa...

UFC fighter Jon Jones arrested on domestic violence charges in Las Vegas

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The UFC star Jon Jones was arrested Friday in Las Vegas and charged with two counts, including alleged misdemeanor battery domestic violence. The 34-year-old is being held on $8,000 total bond and was scheduled for a ...

Malka Leifer ordered to stand trial in Melbourne on child sex abuse charges

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Former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer has been ordered to stand trial on 70 child sexual abuse charges. Leifer, 55, pleaded not guilty to the charges at the end of a committal hearing in Melbourne on Thu...

Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels facing corruption charges

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The former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. The charges were laid by the world governing body, the International ...

Rwandan court finds Hotel Rwanda hero guilty of terror-related charges

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A Rwandan court has ruled that Paul Rusesabagina, a former hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, is guilty of terrorism-related charges. “They should be found guilty for being ...

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