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Legal news from Sunday, January 20, 2008
by Benjamin Klein

A Turkish court has reordered telecom providers in the country to block access to popular video-sharing website YouTube. Reports surfacing in the Turkish media on Sunday suggest that the ban, originally reimposed Thursday, was a response to video clips insulting the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Users trying to access YouTube from …

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by Eric Firkel

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has approved changes to the country's restrictive Public Order and Security Act ahead of upcoming presidential elections, Zimbabwean state media reported Saturday. The law formerly prohibited public political gatherings without prior police approval and if police turned down a party's application to hold a rally, the party could only appeal its …

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by Eric Firkel

Pakistani police have arrested two suspects in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, officials said on Saturday. Aitzaz Shah and Sher Zaman were detained in the town of Dera Ismail Khan on the Afghan border, and were found in possession of explosives according to local reports. Shah, a teenager, told …

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by Josh Camson

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday cited executive privilege in denying congressional requests for certain documents relating to the agency's decision to deny California a waiver from new auto-emissions standards. The waiver would have allowed California and 16 other states following its lead to impose stricter greenhouse emissions standards on cars and light …

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