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Botswana upholds ruling decriminalising same-sex relationships

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Gay rights campaigners expressed joy at the Botswana court of appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling that decriminalised same-sex relationships, saying the country’s judiciary had set an example for other African countr...

Britney Spears fans react with joy to conservatorship ruling – video

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Crowds of fans launched confetti and erupted in cheers and chants of 'Britney is free!' after a judge approved the termination of Britney Spears's conservatorship. The ruling frees the pop star from a legal arrangemen...

First Nations in Ontario could receive billions in back-rent after court ruling

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Canada could face compensation payments to Indigenous communities worth billions, after a court found it had willfully deprived First Nations of the immense wealth extracted from their lands. The Crown has made paymen...

Oklahoma court overturns $465m opioid ruling against Johnson & Johnson

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The Oklahoma supreme court on Tuesday overturned a $465m opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state’s public nuisance law in the first case of its k...

Tennis star accuses Chinese ruling party official of #MeToo abuse

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The Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has apparently accused a former vice-premier of sexual assault, engulfing the highest echelons of Beijing’s ruling Communist party in a #MeToo scandal for the first time. Authoritie...

Ruling party of Fumio Kishida wins smaller majority in Japanese election

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Japan’s ruling conservative party held on to power in Sunday’s election, but gains by the opposition parties weakened prime minister Fumio Kishida’s authority as he attempts to steer the economy out of the coronavirus...

Hungary: anti-Orbán alliance leads ruling party in 2022 election poll

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A six-party opposition alliance that aims to topple Hungary’s Viktor Orbán in elections next year has pulled four points clear of the authoritarian prime minister’s Fidesz party after electing a common leader, accordi...

Brussels vows swift response to Poland’s ruling against EU law

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The head of the European Commission has vowed a swift response to a ruling from Poland’s top court rejecting the supremacy of EU law, which has thrown relations between Brussels and Warsaw into a crisis. Ursula von de...

New Zealand ruling against deep-sea mining set a global precedent – now Ardern should ban it

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The decision by New Zealand’s Supreme Court last week against a giant seabed mining proposal in the South Taranaki Bight is a wake-up call for the world’s would-be seabed mining industry, both in the deep oceans of in...

Alito hits out at ‘intimidation’ in defence of supreme court’s Texas abortion ruling

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Samuel Alito has become the latest US supreme court justice to defend the panel’s political independence, labeling criticism of recent ultra-conservative decisions including a tacit approval of an abortion ban in Texa...

Fumio Kishida: a ‘safe pair of hands’ for Japan’s ruling party

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Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic party [LDP] has chosen stability and moderation in electing Fumio Kishida as its new leader – a post that all but guarantees that he will become the country’s prime minister on Mon...

Japan’s ruling party to vote for new leader who is likely to become next PM

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Japan’s ruling party will vote for a new leader on Wednesday who will almost certainly become the next prime minister ahead of a general election due in weeks, and with the economy under pressure from the Covid-19 pan...

More public figures expected to turn off Facebook comments after Australian defamation ruling

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The Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein’s decision not to allow comments on some Facebook posts is likely just the beginning of the broader ramifications of a high court decision on liability for third-party comments on s...

‘We feel vindicated’: life by a landfill after vital high court ruling

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When she returned to her home in the village of Knutton, outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, after a trip to London on Thursday, the landfill fumes hit Helen Vincent like a brick wall. “We were saying to each other: ‘Oh how...

Apple: what is Fortnite feud about and what does App Store ruling mean?

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A US district judge has dealt a blow to Apple’s business model by ruling that it cannot prevent app developers from including links that allow users to buy items outside the Apple App Store. The App Store is highly pr...

Mexico activists celebrate abortion ruling as a sign of culture change

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Activists in Mexico have hailed a supreme court decision to decriminalize abortion, saying it would stop the legal prosecution of women who terminate their pregnancies – and those reported to the authorities after suf...

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