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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 16 September 2017

[JURIST] Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Office of the Attorney General of Indonesia announced [Jakarta Post report] Thursday that it would rescind a policy that banned lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals from becoming employees. [more] On Thursday

JURIST.ORG - 2017-09-16 19:00:00

Without Portland's Aminu, others, Nigeria into African final

Nigeria's African basketball title defense began with eleventh-hour announcements of a new coach and roster, followed by suggestions that players from the 2015 championship-winning team were unpatriotic for not returning. Now, despite missing the 2015 team's stars, including Portland Trail Blazers f

YAHOO! - 2017-09-16 06:25:33

WWII Veteran's Daughter Surprises Him With Bronze Star He Was Promised 70 Years Earlier

George Lung thought he was attending his 97th birthday celebration on September 13, 2017, but his daughter Mary Jo McElhaney had a surprise in store for her veteran dad. George served in WWII in Lybia, Egypt, and Tunisia. After the war, the Army promised him the honor of a Bronze Star, but it never

LITTLETHINGS.COM - 2017-09-16 15:21:45

D'Tigers beat favourites Senegal to qualify for Afrobasket final

Nigeria's D'Tigers have qualifed for the second consecutive final of the Afrobasket championship, beating Senegal in an enthralling semifinal match on Friday in Tunisia. In game marred by the delay in replacing the backboard following a Youssoupa Ndoye's slam dunk, D'Tigers held their own against fa

MAKINGOFCHAMPS.COM - 2017-09-15 22:06:29

Marriage rules reverberate

Some denounce it as a violation of Islamic law, others embrace it as revolutionary: An initiative by Tunisia's president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world, and risks dividing his country. The 90-year-old president, Beji Caid Essebsi, argu

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-15 21:13:22

One Step Forward, One Step Back in Tunisia

A Tunisian woman holds up a flag during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in Tunis March 8, 2014. On September 14, Tunisia took a step forward by abolishing a 1973 Ministry of Justice directive prohibiting marriage between a Tunisian woman and a non-Muslim man. But the news wasn't all

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2017-09-15 20:21:38

Mexicans and Americans bond over a giant baby and his border wall

The US-Mexico border wall as an interactive art museum? That's what French artist JR had in mind when he created a 65-foot-tall image of a baby looking over the wall in Tecate, California. JR is known for pasting larger-than-life photographs of people on large public walls around the world, from Hav

PRI - 2017-09-15 19:00:00

Oil spill forces Greek authorities to close Athens beaches

Workers clean a beach of an oil spillage at Faliro suburb, near Athens, on Thursday,Sept. 14, 2017. Greek authorities insist they are doing everything they can to clean up pollution caused by an oil spill following the sinking of a small oil tanker that has left large sections of the Greek capital's

COEUR D'ALENE PRESS - 2017-09-15 16:03:00

Tunisia grants amnesty to thousands amid protests

[JURIST] The Tunisian parliament, the National Constituent Assembly [official website, in Arabic], on Thursday adopted a law pardoning thousands of people who followed orders from corrupt leaders while hundreds protested the decision. Amnesty will only be granted to those who did not make money off

JURIST.ORG - 2017-09-15 14:12:00

American ballers find their Dream Teams in Africa

Senegal's supporters drum during an AfroBasket match between Senegal against South Africa at Marius Ndiaye stadium in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. The African basketball championship may lack star power, even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2017-09-14 12:48:00

Nigeria, Bafana drop in FIFA rankings, Cape Verde big climbers

Nigeria and South Africa have both dropped in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, while Cape Verde are Africa's big climbers. The Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana enjoyed diverse fortunes during the recent World Cup qualifiers, but both continental heavyweights dropped during the late

ESPNFC.COM - 2017-09-14 10:58:00

Tunisia pardons thousands with corrupt pasts, amid protest

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Tunisia's Parliament has adopted a hotly disputed law giving amnesty to thousands of people linked to corruption under its former authoritarian regime. Hundreds of demonstrators protested outside the legislature saying they fear a return to Tunisia's pre-Arab Spring past. After

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-14 10:40:00

Congo draw costly as Ghana fall on Fifa Ranking

Ghana have fallen by two places in the latest Fifa World Ranking released on Thursday. September's ranking sees Ghana on the 52nd position with an accompanying decrease in total accumulated points from 665 to 646. Placed 43rd in September last year, Ghana now find themselves between Korea Republic (

GOAL.COM - 2017-09-14 09:18:49

Kenya drop six places in FIFA ranking

Magaqa's memorial service overshadowed by chaos as NDZ and CR17 supporters clash Kenya has dropped six positions in the latest FIFA world rankings released on September 14. Harambee Stars who were ranked 82 last month, now sit on position 88 in the world and 17 places below neighbors Uganda in the g

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 08:57:41

Regional Affairs: ‘Second Turkish Republic’ looks east

Turkey this week announced its purchase of the S-400 antiaircraft missile system from Russia. The deal, according to Western media reports, is worth $2.5 billion. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish media that the first deposit on the system has already been paid. The S-400, which h

JERUSALEM POST - 2017-09-14 20:31:00

As Libyan Route Shuts Off, Migrants Turn To Tunisian Coast

We have seen far fewer grim accounts of rescues and drownings of would-be immigrants in the Mediterranean in recent weeks, as the human trafficking route-of-choice between North Africa to Europe shuts down. But another dangerous route appears to be opening up right next door. The recent efforts to c

WORLDCRUNCH.COM - 2017-09-14 07:00:00

D'Tigers defeat Cameroon 106-91 to make Afrobasket semis

Nigeria's D'Tigers have qualified for the semifinals of the 2017 Afrobasket Championships in Tunisia, after producing their best performance to see off Cameroon in their quarterfinal match on Thursday. The defending champions were never in danger of relinquishing their lead as they did in the group

MAKINGOFCHAMPS.COM - 2017-09-14 16:26:40

Tunisia: Why budget flights are the solution to kick-starting tourism

The "Arab Spring" was triggered by the despair of a Tunisian street vendor named Mohamad Bouazizi at the humiliation meted out by officials of a corrupt regime. He doused himself in petrol, set fire to himself, and died on 4 January 2011. His death triggered an uprising that spread quickly across th

YAHOO! - 2017-09-14 16:04:00

Tunisia ends ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims

Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency said Thursday. "Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom to choose one's spouse," presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach wrote on Facebook. The announcement come

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 15:53:37

World War II veteran surprised with honor that has been a long-time coming

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A local World War II veteran received the surprise of a lifetime - one that was more than 70 years in the making. Sgt. George Lung served heroically during WWII in the countries of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. After the war, the Army promised him one of the highest honors they bestow

WHNT-TV - 2017-09-14 02:48:46