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Legal news from Wednesday, June 10, 2015
by Matt Belenky

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday upheld some of the strictest parts of a Texas abortion law, which could cause the majority of the state's abortion clinics to close, leaving only seven open. The decision allows the state to require abortion clinics to satisfy hospital-level operating standards, which include minimum …

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by Matt Belenky

Syed Mohammed Hasan Ali, a fugitive commander of Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani troops, was sentenced to death on Tuesday by a Bangladeshi court for torture and massacre committed during Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War. Ali was found guilty on five out of six charges and was sentenced to death by Justice M Enaytur Rahim …

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by Emelina Perez

Leaders of the four major political parties in Nepal reached an agreement Monday on key issues for a new constitution, dividing the country into eight federal states. An assembly elected in 2008 was tasked with completing the new constitution by 2010, but never completed a draft due to fighting within the nation. The boundaries for the states …

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by Emelina Perez

Lawmakers in Romania rejected a request from prosecutors to strip Prime Minister Victor Ponta of immunity on Tuesday, despite him being named as a suspect last week in an anti-corruption probe. Prosecutors questioned Ponta in connection to charges of forgery, tax evasion and money laundering occurring between 2007 to 2011 and have also directed investigations …

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by Taylor Brailey

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced 11 individuals to death for their involvement in a 2012 soccer riot. The riots, which occurred in Port Said, killed more than 70 and injured about 1,000 others crushed by crowds attempting to leave the stadium when fans of Al-Masry violently stormed the stands and attacked Al-Ahly fans after Al-Masry won the …

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by Taylor Brailey

Ireland's abortion law threatens the lives of women who choose to remain in the country, Amnesty International (AI) said on Tuesday. Under the country's abortion law, women are only permitted to undergo abortion proceedings if their lives are at risk. AI contends that the law forces more than 4,000 women and girls to travel outside …

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