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Courtroom brawl as Mexican judge punches fellow justices

Miguel Angel Falcon jumps out of his chair and storms across the courtroom to attack other judges hearing a case in the state of Morelos.<p>The head of the Morelos state appeals court said Justice Miguel Angel Falcon had brought shame upon the court and faces possible impeachment, though he couldn't …

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Saudi Arabia Passes Domestic Abuse Ban For First Time

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia banned domestic abuse this week, outlawing any form of abuse at home or in the workplace.<p>The Council of Ministers' approval of the law Monday marks the first time the country has officially recognized domestic violence as a punishable crime. Offenders may face up to …

US government reaffirms plan to sell animal research site Plum Island

Three-mile long island 100 miles east of New York City, has been used as an animal disease research site since 1954<p>The federal government has reaffirmed it plans to sell Plum Island, finalizing the environmental review of the animal disease research site off Long Island, even though environmental …

Rwanda accuses Congo of rocket attacks over border

M23 rebels declare ceasefire and say they have withdrawn from frontline but fears of conflict escalating remain<p>Rwanda has accused the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of firing bombs and rockets into its territory, warning that "provocation can no longer be tolerated" and raising the prospect …