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TN floor test: Madras HC adjourns hearing till Oct 3

The Madras High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction for the Tamil Nadu governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to seek a vote of confidence by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. The High Court adjourned the matter till October 3.

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Colombia signs peace agreement with rebel force before Pope’s visit

Colombia’s government signed a peace agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) [] in Ecuador on Monday, two days before Pope Francis’s visit to the country. In a speech on Monday, Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos [, said [press release, in Spanish] that the during the ceasefire agreement, the ELN pledged

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Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason

Kem Sokha, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) [party website] was charged Tuesday with treason after his arrest on Sunday. The arrest of Sokha was first announced [Tweet] by his daughter on social media. Sokha and others were arrested and charged [] with committing acts of treason by colluding

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Guatemala top court sends legislators request to lift president’s immunity

The Guatemalan Supreme Court ruled on Monday that legislators will review a request to lift President Jimmy Morales’s immunity from prosecution amid mounting evidence of illegal political financing. According to prosecutors, Morales’s 2015 presidential campaign secretly received  $825,000 in financing, and certain expenses were paid for by an

Shimla rape-murder case: Accused to undergo polygraph test

A Shimla Court on Tuesday granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct polygraph test on the eight accused, who were arrested in connection to the custodial death of one accused in Shimla gang rape case. All the accused have been sent to police custody till September 7. On

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UN commission calls on Burundi to end ongoing human rights violations

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi reported [materials] on Monday that various crimes against humanity have been committed in the troubled country since investigations began in April 2015. In June the commission released evidence [JURIST report] of human rights violations such as illegal executions, torture, inhumane treatment, sexual and