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Daughter of Libya's former spy chief Senussi kidnapped

<b>The daughter of Libya's former intelligence chief has been abducted after leaving a prison in Tripoli.</b><p>Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said police had been escorting Anoud Abdullah al-Senussi from al-Rayoumi prison on Monday afternoon when they were ambushed by heavily armed gunmen.<p>The kidnappers …

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Canadian law suits filed against GM in wake of defective ignition switches

A Canadian class-action law firm is going after General Motors for the automaker's handling of defective ignition switches in 1.6 million small cars worldwide, including about 235,000 cars sold in this country.<p>The firm seeks to represent and compensate people across Canada for defects in various …

Outgoing top Vatican official condemns critics as 'crows and vipers'

ROME — Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s outgoing secretary of state, has denounced what he calls the “crows and vipers” at work within the Vatican and appeared to suggest that former Pope<p>Benedictshould share some of the blame for mistakes made on his watch.<p>In his first public remarks since …

Justice Department Tackles Quality Of Defense For The Poor

All over the country, lawyers who defend poor people in criminal cases have been sharing their stories about painful budget cuts. Some federal public defenders have shut their doors to new clients after big layoffs. And in many states, the public defense system has operated in crisis for years.<p>But …

Newlywed Princess Madeleine of Sweden expecting a royal baby

Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the Swedish throne, is expecting her first child, the royal court said on Tuesday.<p>Madeleine, 31, married American-British banker Christopher O'Neill, 39, in Stockholm in June.<p>The New York-based couple's baby is expected in early March, the royal court said in a …

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Is It Legal For Undocumented Immigrant To Practice Law?

On Wednesday, the California Supreme Court holds oral arguments in a case that will determine whether Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant, can become a licensed attorney.<p>The case has drawn attention from legal groups across the country and comes amid the larger national fight over immigration …

James Holmes' Lawyers Want To Throw Out The Death Penalty, Add New Challenges

Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect filed at least six new constitutional challenges to the state's death penalty laws on Monday.<p>In the new motions made public on Tuesday, lawyers for James Holmes argue that the death penalty has been arbitrarily imposed in Colorado, is not a …

Vladimir Putin says Russia could back Syria intervention if UN approves

Russia would not rule out punitive strikes on Syria if it can be proven that government forces used chemical weapons, President Vladimir Putin has said.<p>Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with Russia’s Channel 1 and the Associated Press, Mr Putin reiterated warnings against the West taking one …

Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.<p>On Wednesday the country's nuclear regulation …

Belgium's King Albert will fight paternity court battle over aristocrat 'lovechild'

Belgium's King Albert has signalled for the first time that he will fight a battle in the courts over whether he is the father of an aristocratic artist who claims to be his lovechild.<p>The former Belgian monarch, who abdicated in July in a decision thought to be linked to the case, faces a legal …