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Deaf man claims police laughed at him, denied request for interpreter during arrest

A deaf Oregon man has filed a lawsuit claiming that police violated his civil rights when they laughed at his request for a sign language interpreter during his arrest. Officers arrested David Updike at his Gresham, Ore., home during a Jan. 14 domestic disturbance, according to OregonLive.com. According to the…

Serbia arrests last war crimes fugitive Goran Hadzic

Serbia has arrested Goran Hadzic, the one-time Croatian Serb rebel leader who is the last remaining fugitive wanted by the UN war crimes court in The Hague, government sources said Wednesday. Serbian President Boris Tadic is expected to announce the arrest officially at a press conference at 11:00 am (0900…

U.S., Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. Romanian police carried out 117 raids on Friday, the Justice Department said. They…

WikiLeaks’ Assange wraps up appeal case

Lawyers for WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange wrapped up their arguments on Wednesday against his extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations, as they pursued a new “quiet” approach to his defence strategy. Assange has a new legal team which has abandoned the bombastic statements by his previous lawyers warning that…

Paris prosecutor taking on new Strauss-Kahn allegations

PARIS/NEWYORK (Reuters) – The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday it has opened a preliminary inquiry into a complaint filed by French writer Tristane Banon alleging an attempted rape by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The case throws up a new headache for the Frenchman, who is in New York…

In signing anti-abortion bill, Louisiana gov. compares women to criminals

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) signed a bill into law yesterday that requires women’s health clinics to post signage notifying patients of alternatives to abortion. At the signing ceremony, Jindal said he was proud to help make his state one that supports a “culture of life,” adding that women will…

Hezbollah rules out arrests in ‘void’ UN Hariri case

BEIRUT — Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday ruled out the arrest of four members of his militant group indicted by a UN court for the 2005 assassination of Lebanese former premier Rafiq Hariri. In his first reaction to the charges by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Nasrallah also…

Strauss-Kahn back in New York court Friday

NEW YORK — Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn returns to a Manhattan court Friday for an unexpected appearance in the case on charges he attempted to rape a New York hotel maid, officials said. “No details about this appearance will be available until the defendant appears in court tomorrow,” said the…

War crimes court issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

THE HAGUE (AFP) – International Criminal Court judges on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi for crimes against humanity, committed against opponents of his regime since mid-February, a judge said. “The chamber hereby issue a warrant of arrest against Moamer Kadhafi,”Judge Sanji Mmasenono Monageng said during…

FBI looking to restock its ’10 Most Wanted’ list

With the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, and the arrest of Boston crime figure James “Whitey” Bulger on Wednesday, the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted” list has a couple of vacancies. And it’s not immediately clear who will fill the gap. An FBI spokesman said the…

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