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Legal news from Wednesday, May 6, 2015
by Emelina Perez

Afghanistan's Primary Court in Kabul sentenced four men to death on Tuesday for the mob killing of a 27-year-old Afghan woman in March. Farkhunda was killed March 19 after being accused of burning a copy of the Koran, although an investigation later determined she never did. The attack was captured on cell phone cameras as Farkhunda was beaten, thrown …

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by Emelina Perez

France's National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, approved Bill relating to Intelligence (No. 2669) on Tuesday, which would allow authorities to increase surveillance of anyone linked to terrorism investigations without permission from a judge. The bill authorizes intelligence agencies to tap e-mails and phone calls, place recording cameras inside …

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by Matt Belenky

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched a website on Tuesday aimed at disproving the myths of albinism, the rare condition which is still misunderstood both socially and medically. Albinism affects from one in 5,000 to one in 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Health Organization [official …

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by Matt Belenky

California's State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday approved rules that will limit how people, governments and businesses can use water during the state's drought, promoting deep conservation efforts in the process. The rules include forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. California Governor …

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