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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge fractures ribs in fall

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Ginsburg has been admitted to hospital US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs in a fall on Wednesday, the court says.The fall happened in her office at the Supreme Court in Washington.Ms Ginsburg, 85, went home but was in discomfort and went to George Washington University hospital on Thursday morning, a statement said.Tests showed that she had fractured three
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Spain court sets doctor free in ‘stolen babies’ case

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The protester's T-shirt reads: "I'm looking for my child" A Madrid court has let off a former doctor over stealing newborn babies from their mothers and supplying them to infertile couples.The court found gynaecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, had committed the crimes but the charges were overruled because too much time had elapsed. He is the first person to go on trial for illegal adoptions
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Brett Kavanaugh: Senate set for final vote on Supreme Court nominee

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brett Kavanaugh has faced a controversial nomination process After weeks of controversy, the US Senate is set for a final vote on the confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.If senators do not change their voting intentions, Judge Kavanaugh will be appointed to the top US court.Senators will begin the voting session at about 15:30 local time (19:30 GMT).Mr
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Brett Kavanaugh: Hundreds arrested in Supreme Court protest

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtestors take to Capitol HillHundreds of protesters against US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have been arrested in Washington as the pick inched closer to winning confirmation.Republicans declared that an FBI report had exonerated Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault allegations.But Democrats said the five-day inquiry was "incomplete" because it was limited by the White House.The Senate will hold a procedural
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Brett Kavanaugh: Senators spar over FBI report on top court pick

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDianne Feinstein: The FBI report is a "product of an incomplete investigation"US senators are sparring over an FBI report into sexual misconduct claims against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. One copy of the report exists for all 100 senators to read. Democrats said it was incomplete and Republicans retorted it did not support the accusations.Judge Kavanaugh has vehemently
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Parents head to High Court over special needs cuts

[ad_1] Image copyright Sarah Jones Image caption Sarah Jones: Parents of SEND children already face a fight "This is not about getting extra violin lessons for our kids. This is about the support they need to achieve their full potential in life."It's about how they might be able one day to get a job and live independently. It's that important." Sarah Jones is one of four mothers from Surrey taking
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Brett Kavanaugh: Second allegation made against court nominee

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Judge Kavanaugh, who is awaiting confirmation, has denied both allegations A second woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Deborah Ramirez, a Yale university classmate of the judge, detailed the alleged incident to the New Yorker.She alleges Mr Kavanaugh exposed his genitals at a dormitory party and thrust them in her face,
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South Africa’s highest court legalises cannabis use

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ruling is a victory for pro-marijuana activists South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa's government's had opposed its
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International Criminal Court threatened with US sanctions

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBolton: "The ICC is dead to us"The US has threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it goes ahead with prosecutions against Americans.The court is currently considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan.National Security Adviser John Bolton called the court "illegitimate" and vowed the US would do everything "to protect our citizens". The US is among
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India gay sex ruling: Celebrations after court makes gay sex legal

[ad_1] Members of the LGBTQ community have been reacting to the ruling from India's Supreme Court to make gay sex legal in the country.The court said discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was a fundamental violation of rights.While there's been dancing in the street and loud cheers, some say the next step will be to change the mindset of society as a whole.Others highlight the realities of being gay