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Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi,  flash the four finger symbol known as "Rabaa", meaning four in Arabic, which is associated with those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo last year, as they demonstrate outside Cairo University, on April 9, 2014. An Egyptian appeals court rejected a request that new judges be appointed for two trials involving ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said.

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Egyptian students, supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, flash the four finger symbol known as “Rabaa”, meaning four in Arabic, which is associated with those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo last year, as they demonstrate outside Cairo University

Supporters of the controversial birth control or Reproductive Health (RH) law celebrate in front of the court's summer residence in Baguio City, Trinidad province, north of Manila on April 8, 2014, after the Philippine supreme court declared it as not unconstitutional. The Philippines' highest court approved on April 8, a controversial birth control law that supporters said would transform the lives of millions of poor Filipinos, in a stunning defeat for the powerful Catholic Church.

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Supporters of a controversial birth control law celebrate in front of the court in Baguio City, north of Manila, on Tuesday, after the Philippines supreme court declared it as not unconstitutional, as church groups had asserted

A policeman yawns as he sits with his colleagues outside a court where the case of the gang-rape of a photojournalist was heard in Mumbai...A policeman (C) yawns as he sits with his colleagues outside a court where the case of the gang-rape of a photojournalist was heard in Mumbai March 20, 2014. Four men were found guilty on Thursday of the gang-rape of a photojournalist last year in Mumbai, an attack that sparked street protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world's largest democracy. The four men convicted of gang-rape are due to be sentenced on Friday, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam told reporters outside the Mumbai court where the case was heard. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW)

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A policeman yawns as he sits with his colleagues outside a court where the case of the gang-rape of a photojournalist was heard in Mumbai. Four men were found guilty on Thursday of the gang-rape of a photojournalist last year in Mumbai, an attack that sparked street protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world’s largest democracy. The four men convicted of gang-rape are due to be sentenced on Friday, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam told reporters outside the Mumbai court where the case was heard. Read more

Andreas Vosskuhle (4th R) President of Germany's Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht ) and his colleagues of the second senate, take of their hats prior to the pronouncement of the verdict on the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) at the constitutional court in Karlsruhe, March 18, 2014. Germany's Constitutional Court confirmed on Tuesday the legality of the euro zone's bailout fund, upholding a preliminary ruling from the height of the debt crisis in 2012 that gave an initial green light to the ESM.  The court in Karlsruhe reiterated that the 700 billion euro ($975 billion) fund did not violate the rights of the Bundestag to decide on budgetary matters as long as the lower house of parliament had sufficient oversight powers over the ESM.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

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Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the eurozone bailout fund by ruling that it was legal, as long as the German parliament had enough supervision rights

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial on March 4, 2014. Lawyers for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will on March 4 resume a searing cross-examination of a key witness at his murder trial who claims to have heard screams, then shots, as his girlfriend was killed. The second day of Pistorius's trial for the Valentine's Day killing of Reeva Steenkamp will begin with lawyer Barry Roux redoubling efforts to pick apart the prosecution's premier witness.

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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial Read more

India's Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy's face is covered in black ink as he arrives at the Supreme Court in New Delhi. Roy was arrested after he failed to respond to the Supreme Court's summons to appear in court in connection with the case in which Sahara owes millions of investors over 22,000 crore Indian rupees (3.5 billion dollars).

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Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy is covered in black ink as he arrives at the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India. Mr Roy was arrested after he failed to appear for a hearing in a long-running legal battle with the securities regulator

Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa.,

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Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. He later entered a plea of not guilty.

Russian punk group Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as she stands outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, on February 24, 2014, during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow's on Bolotnaya square turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president in 2012. A Russian court resumed today the sentencing of the eight anti-Putin protesters found guilty of mass riots as police detained dozens of people protesting against the trial.

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Russian punk group Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as she stands outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow on Monday during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president in 2012.

Cambodian protesters react during a protest outside the appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 11 February 2014. Protesters called on Cambodian authorities to release human rights activists and garment workers arrested during a protest demanding increased wages on 02 and 03 January 2014.

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Cambodian protesters outside the appeals court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Protesters called on authorities to release human rights activists and garment workers arrested during a protest demanding increased wages

Greenpeace International activist Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi of Argentina, left, reacts to a verdict and holds a photo of his daughter in a cage at a court room during a hearing that's considering the investigators request to extend the detention of 30 members of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace International ship in St.Petersburg, Russia,Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi was released on bail of 2 million rubles ($61,500).

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Greenpeace International activist Miguel Hernan Perez Orzi of Argentina cries after he is granted bail by a court in St Petersburg, RussiaRead more