World

Turning up the heat: Sharapova into 3rd round, Konta out

Maria Sharapova ticked off more items on her "to do" list at the Australian Open, returning to center court and accounting for the only person who has beaten her at a Grand Slam since her comeback from a doping ban.

Sport

Tennis: Powerful Pera sends ninth seed Konta out

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number 123 Bernarda Pera sent ninth seed Johanna Konta tumbling out of the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday with a 6-4 7-5 upset in blazing sunshine on court two.

Australia

Tasmanian DJ Astro Labe admits he head-butted former prime minister Tony Abbott

Astro Labe, 38, pleads guilty in Hobart court to causing harm to a commonwealth officialA Hobart DJ has admitted to head-butting the former prime minister Tony Abbott at the city’s waterfront.Astro Labe, 38, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Hobart mag

World

Polish Court Jails Men Accused Of Stripping Naked, Killing Lamb At Auschwitz

A Polish court located in Oswiecim has reportedly jailed two organizers accused of dishonoring a memorial site by removing their clothes and killing an animal. The court handed down jail sentences to protestors identified as Adam B. and Mikita V. Wednesda

Sport

Doping: CAS to hear appeals from 39 banned Russians next week

(Reuters) - The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games will be heard next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday.

Health

U.S. court invalidates patent on J&J cancer drug Zytiga

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court on Wednesday invalidated a Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions.

United Kingdom

High Court admits people have been wrongly jailed for not paying council tax

Judge rules up to a fifth of people sent to prison for failure to pay council tax last year were jailed unlawfully

Business

Trump Businesses Could Profit From Supreme Court Case

This report is being co-published with Capital & Main.

United States

Coach tells ex-USA gymnastics doctor Nassar in court to 'go to hell'

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - A coach who sent dozens of young girls for treatment to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting female athletes, told the disgraced physicians on Wednesday to "go to hell" for his crimes.

Top News

Imam performed sex acts on children after buying them sweets and clothes, court told

Noor Alam, 34, has appeared at Swansea Crown Court to deny 14 counts of sexual assault against children under the age of 13, up until the summer of last year.

United States

U.S. justices sympathize with death row inmate's claim against lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled sympathy toward a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of a 2008 triple murder who is seeking a new trial because his lawyer ignored his objections and told jurors the man had killed

Football

Gary Speed one of four men 'coached by Barry Bennell who took their own lives,' court hears

One victim who Bennell admitted to abusing in 1998 told Liverpool Crown Court: 'Four people from teams I have played with, with Bennell, have taken their own lives'

United Kingdom

Gary Speed ‘one of four men coached by accused football paedophile Barry Bennell to kill themselves’

FORMER Wales manager Gary Speed was one of four men who took their own lives after being coached by Barry Bennell, a court heard today. Liverpool Crown Court heard evidence from a victim who Bennell had admitted abusing in 1998, when he was jailed for nin

United Kingdom

Man's bomb hoax to stop wife’s night out in Minehead

Court hears Mo Ahmed was angry his wife was going out while he worked two jobs to make ends meet.

Sport

Former Wales manager Gary Speed 'one of four men coached by Barry Bennell who took their own lives' court hears

Victim tells court he wanted to get in touch with Speed's parents because they 'had not been able to get closure on his death'

United States

Fight over Indonesian immigrants back in U.S. court

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for 51 Indonesians living illegally in New Hampshire are due in court on Wednesday to urge a federal judge to grant an injunction blocking U.S. immigration officials from moving forward with efforts to deport them.

England

Appeal sees Grimsby attacker of boy, 2, detained

The teenager's original sentence was described as "unduly lenient" by the Court of Appeal.

United Kingdom

Celine Dookhran murder accused 'obsessed' with victim

A builder planned for weeks to abduct two women and dump their bodies in a freezer, a court hears.

United Kingdom

Husband and pal jailed for 22 years each for bludgeoning wife to death and burning her body in woodland

A HUSBAND and his pal have been jailed for 22 years each for the murder of Leeds mum Sinead Wooding. Aktahr Ali, 27, and Yasmin Ahmed, also 27, beat and stabbed the 26-year-old to death near Alwoodley, last May. A jury at Leeds crown court, West Yorks,

United Kingdom

Landmark court ruling could decriminalise street prostitution in UK

Women exploited and trafficked as teenagers are fighting laws which force them to declare their past in prostitution, sometimes decades later, saying they are victims of modern slavery

World

US presses Kosovo against amending war crimes court law

The U.S. ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its justice system is not yet capable of handling high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation.

TV & Radio

Celebrity Big Brother star India Willoughby admits she was jealous of Courtney Act

The Celebrity Big Brother star felt she was 'accepted' like Courtney was.

Politics

Gerrymandering case reaches Pennsylvania court with stakes for 2018 election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's high court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn to benefit Republican lawmakers, a case that could have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm ele

Tennis

Laura Robson becomes first player to suggest renaming Margaret Court Arena

• Robson first player at Australian Open to back Billie Jean King • ‘It’s a tough one but people need to have a think’ says 23-year-oldLaura Robson has come out in favour of renaming Margaret Court Arena, becoming the first

United Kingdom

England and Liverpool star Jon Flanagan avoids jail as he is sentenced for attacking girlfriend

ENGLAND footballer Jon Flanagan has avoided jail after kicking his girlfriend in a sickening “prolonged attack”. The Liverpool defender, 25, was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month community for assaulting Rachael Wall.

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