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Legal news from Sunday, May 24, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni

UK Armed Services Minister Bob Ainsworth  said Sunday that the British military is again considering whether to change a policy that prohibits women from serving in "close combat" positions. The review, mandated every eight years by a European Union Equal Treatment Directive barring discrimination in the workplace, last took place in 2002 and resulted in a policy that …

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by Bhargav Katikaneni

A Washington State woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer has become the first person to commit physician-assisted suicide under the state's Death with Dignity Act . Linda Fleming had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and on Thursday took barbiturates prescribed by a doctor, dying approximately half an hour later. In a statement issued through Washington advocacy group Compassion …

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by Ximena Marinero

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday rejected calls for his government to provide full humanitarian access to Tamil displacement camps in the country, saying the camps still needed to be screened for rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) insurgents. On Saturday, Rajapaksa had issued a joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon which said that aid …

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by Ximena Marinero

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday that he will seek to amend a 2008 amnesty law  because its application has allowed too many accused of corruption and terrorism to be released. Speaking before both Shia and Sunni leaders, al-Maliki said the law had been inappropriately changed from the version originally drafted by …

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