Writer sues ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’

LONDON - Italian writer Adriana Pichini has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Oscar nominated movie ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’.

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Egyptian court overturns jail terms for newspaper editors

CAIRO - An Egyptian appeals court has thrown out jail sentences against four editors of opposition newspapers on charges of insulting senior members of the ruling party, lawyers for the editors said Sunday.

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Goa anti-mining activist battles defamation suit

PANAJI - Practically speaking, a cheque for Rs 5,014 stands no chance against a Rs.5 billion defamation suit. But for anti-mining activist Sebastian Rodrigues, it’s a beginning of sorts.

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Satyam saga: Court extends judicial custody of Raju, others, to Feb 7

HYDERABAD - A city court Saturday extended the judicial custody of disgraced founder and former chairman of Satyam Computer Services B. Ramalinga Raju and three other accused in the firm’s massive scam to Feb 7.

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Sudan’s president calls ICC ‘a mosquito in the ear of elephant’

CAIRO - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir likened the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ‘a mosquito in the ear of an elephant’ in an interview published Thursday in London’s pan-Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat.

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Temporary apex court ban on Tamil Nadu bull fight

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Friday banned the Tamil Nadu government from granting permission for the conduct of the popular Jallikattu bull fight in the state till Feb 13.

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Ansal brothers get bail in Uphaar case

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to real estate tycoons Gopal and Sushil Ansal who were undergoing a year-long jail term following their conviction for lapses that led to the June 1997 Uphaar theatre fire tragedy.

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Tiger Memon’s brother warned for violating bail conditions

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Friday issued a stern warning to a 1993 Mumbai serial terror bombing convict Yusuf Abdul Razak Memon for violating the conditions on which he was granted bail last year Feb 29.

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Speedy trial in Chandigarh rape case welcomed by lawyers, activists

NEW DELHI - Welcoming the speedy trial in the rape case of a German tourist in Chandigarh and sentencing the guilty to life terms, activists, lawyers and women from all walks of life said that such judgements should set a precedent for other courts.

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Charges framed against Abu Salem in fake passport case

HYDERABAD - A city court Thursday framed charges against mobster Abu Salem in a fake passport case and adjourned the trial to Feb 27.

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