Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti jailed for extortion
13 July 2021 | 4:00 pm
Michael Avenatti, who rose to prominence as the attorney representing Stormy Daniels in her defamation case against Donald Trump, has been jailed for 30 months for trying to extort money from sports giant Nike.
3 Aug 2021
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13 Aug 2021
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hit with a new charge. The jailed critic must now answer to starting an organization that allegedly incites breaking laws.
13 Aug 2021
Seungri, once part of South Korea's K-pop 'royalty,' was convicted on charges related to arranging sex workers for potential investors in his entertainment firm.
13 Aug 2021
The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group walks free on parole Friday, the latest instance of South Korea's long tradition of freeing business leaders imprisoned for corruption or tax evasion on economic grounds.
27 Aug 2021
Drivers of commercial buses, popularly called ‘Danfo', along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, are protesting over the incessant extortion they face from state officials. They are accusing the men of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) of extortion.
6 Sep 2021
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8 Sep 2021
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3 Oct 2021
The fresh probe comes after Navalny's allies were already banned as "extremist" earlier this year ahead of Russia's elections.
13 Nov 2021
Mikheil Saakashvili's partner said he has been transferred to "the most dangerous place for his life." He has been on hunger strike since his arrest upon returning from exile on October 1.
11 Nov 2021
The new charges levied by Myanmar’s military junta mean that Danny Fenster, who has been detained since May, could now face a life sentence.
10 Nov 2021
A Nigerian judge on Wednesday adjourned the treason trial of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu until January after his lead lawyer walked out of court because security agents refused other defence lawyers into the courtroom. Bruce Fein, the American lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu, also threatened to drag Nigeria before the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged gross violation of his client’s rights. At his last court appearance last month, Kanu, a British citizen, pleaded not guilty to seven charges, which included terrorism, calling for secession and knowingly falsehoods about President Muhammadu Buhari, and membership of an outlawed group. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu's lead lawyer had planned to ask the court to dismiss the charges, saying they were incompetent.
6 Dec 2021
Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is in a Chinese prison for reporting from Wuhan during the height of the city's coronavirus outbreak in 2020. Her family says she is on hunger strike and could be near death. All calls for her release have gone unheeded.
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Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard has retired from international football at the age of 31. Hazard made his Belgium debut in 2008 at the age of 17, and went on to win 126 caps, scoring 33 goals. Credit: @ujuochulo for The Guardian
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Since at least 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
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China has said it will allow COVID patients with mild symptoms to isolate at home, it has also reduced the scope of lockdowns where cases are noticed and made regional travel easier. This follows widespread protests.
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The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, giving rise to Russia and 14 independent states. Now it seems Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer respects the sovereignty of those other nations. That’s led to a new patriotism in the ex-Soviet states.
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The M23 rebel group has said in a statement that they are ready to withdraw from occupied areas in eastern Congo. However, this comes amid reports of renewed fighting and as the DRC accuses M23 of killing 272 civilians.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino heaped praise on the Qatar 2022 World Cup thus far, saying teams from across the world are competitively closer than ever before with all six geographical permanently inhabited continents having representatives in the knockout stages for the first time in history.