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Class action suits against Facebook to proceed

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York  made public and decided that two shareholder class actions against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company hid concerns about its growth, could proceed. The shareholders allege that in 2012, a year before the release of the initial

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Why exempt women, 2-wheelers: HC to AAP Govt.

The Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government to clarify why women and two-wheelers have been exempted from the odd-even number plate scheme coming into effect here from Friday. “Get instruction why such exemption to women and two- wheelers is necessary,” a bench of

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Election results challenged by Venezuela Socialist Party

Members of Venezuela’s Socialist Party who lost legislative seats in elections earlier this month filed challenges disputing the election of eight opposition candidates. The opposition, Democratic Unity Roundtable, won 99 legislative seats on December 6, giving the party legislative power for the first time in 16 years. The win

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Man gets 7-year RI for rape

A special court has sentenced a man to seven-year rigorous imprisonment for raping a girl in Churah tehsil of Chamba district in March this year. Special Judge has convicted accused Des Raj, a resident of village Kathla falling in Churah tehsil of Chamba district, for

Suspected Belgium New Year attack plot, two arrested

Belgian prosecutors said that authorities have taken into custody two people suspected of plotting New Year’s Eve attacks of popular tourist spots in Brussels. According to their statement, police conducted raids around Brussels and the Liege region, ultimately seizing military-style training uniforms, computer hardware and

Student loan can’t be rejected due to low job chance

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High court has ruled that an educational loan cannot be rejected merely on the grounds that the employment opportunity was poor and there was stiff competition during the campus interviews. The ruling was given by Justice K.Ravichandra Babu while

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Prison sentence for former Israel PM, reduced

Israel’s Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from six years to 18 months. The PM was convicted in March 2014 and sentenced to six years imprisonment on several charges dealing with bribery. The ruling by the court overturned

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Saudi Arabia publicly executes murder convict

A man convicted of murder was publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia after he was unable to meet the monetary demand of the victim’s family which would have prevented his death. Joselito Lidasan Zapanta, from the Philippines, was convicted of robbery and murder in 2010 by

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Ohio grand jury declines to indict in police shooting

An Ohio grand jury has decided not to indict two officers involved in a 2014 shooting resulting in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. In November 2014 officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback were dispatched to investigate an emergency call about a “guy with a