Saturday, August 19, 2017


China launches digital cyber-court

China now has a one-of-a-kind digital cyber-court. According to state media, the new court is in response to the sharp increase in the number of internet-related claims in the country. Legal agents taking part in cases at the Hangzhou Internet Court access proceedings remotely via their computers. Civil cases including ...

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Earthquake reported west of Tonga

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale has struck 500 kilometers west of the Pacific island of Tonga. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been no reports of casualties or damage so far. No tsunami warning has been issued either

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Peru court convicts two former military officers

A court in Peru has found two former military officers guilty of human-rights abuse. They were accused of torturing and murdering civilians in a poverty-stricken highland province in 1983. The abuse happened during a vicious twenty-year long fight between Peruvian insurgents and government forces. The verdict is a welcome outcome ...

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Manhunt continues for Barcelona attack suspects

Police fear that the suspected driver of this weekend’s van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona could still be at large. They’ve launched a fresh manhunt for Younes Abouyaaqoub, the 22-year-old that Spanish have named as the driver of the van. Five men including a 17-year-old who police believe ...

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South Asia flooding displaces millions

More than 16 million people have been affected by flooding across large parts of Asia According to aid officials, floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have already killed 500 people with the death toll expected to rise. In a statement, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ...

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