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US top court to consider use of gas on deathrow inmate

The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to rule on whether the state of Missouri should use gas as an alternative to a lethal injection to execute a convicted murderer-rapist with a rare congenital disease.

Linda Brown who ended US school segregation dies

Linda Brown, who was at the center of the 1950s court battle leading to the desegregation of US public schools, died Monday, the organisation that spearheaded the landmark legal effort said.

Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US

A legal challenge has been launched in Mississippi after the US state passed the country's toughest abortion law, which bans the procedure after 15 weeks of gestation.

Lawmaker wants chemical castration for sex offenders

Convicted sex offenders in Oklahoma, U.S., have every cause to worry as a Republican State Rep. Rick West is pushing to add the state to seven other states where the chemical castration is practiced.

State of the Union: Donald Trump vows to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would keep Guantanamo Bay open, breaking from his predecessor Barack Obama’s lengthy and ultimately failed efforts to shutter the maligned detention facility.

Captured American IS fighter must have access to lawyer – judge

A federal judge has ruled that the Pentagon must allow an American Islamic State fighter captured in Iraq access to a lawyer, following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Two migrants in US win permission to have abortions

Two young undocumented migrant women have won a court battle to be able to have abortions in the United States.

Deported ex-Marine wins case to return to US from Mexico

A former Marine deported to Mexico 15 years ago after he was convicted of a minor offense has won his fight to return to the United States and regain his permanent U.S. residency.

US Supreme Court backs Donald Trump’s travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

Donald Trump attacks Theresa May, defends far-right tweets

US President Donald Trump has brushed off British Prime Minister Theresa May's criticism of his online support of a far right group, suggesting she defends the United Kingdom from "Radical Islamic Terrorism" instead.

American state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

The death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs.

Donald Trump gets a win in court on travel ban

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed an appeal that had blocked a now-expired version of Donald Trump’s anti-immigration decree.

Donald Trump rolls back access to free birth control introduced in Obamacare

Donald Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women on religious or moral grounds - rolling back an Obamacare provision.

Trump policies at stake in US Supreme Court session

The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and limits on gathering private information.

Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

The United States President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.

Trump administration sued over ‘unconstitutional’ phone and laptop searches at US borders

The Trump administration has engaged in an unconstitutional practice of searching without a warrant the phones and laptops of Americans who are stopped at the border, a lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged.

CIA ‘torture’ psychologists to stand trial

Two psychologists who helped design the CIA's post-9/11 detainee interrogation program will stand trial in September for promoting the use of torture methods like water-boarding, starvation and chaining prisoners in extreme stress positions.

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President Buhari pledges to restore devastated communities in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country that his administration will leave no stone unturned in restoring their devastated communities for their immediate and safe return.
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Ante Rebic: Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Lionel Messi’s jersey

Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.
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UN: Rule of law ‘virtually absent’ in Venezuela

Security forces in Venezuela have carried out hundreds of unjustified killings without any apparent consequences, the United Nations has said in a new report, drawing a rejection from government officials in Caracas.
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Gernot Rohr: Shake up in Super Eagles paid dividends

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has claimed that tactical shake-up paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.

APC rules out crisis in national convention

The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.