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Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

Media playback is unsupported on your device Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days. The ruling makes Kenya the first African country to have a presidential poll invalidated by a court. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. But the opposition argued that the commission’s IT system had been hacked to manipulate the results. Latest reactions Eight things about the Kenyan elections Chief Justice David ...

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Lorry driver due in court over M1 crash deaths

A lorry driver is due in court charged with several offences over a crash on the M1 which killed eight people. Two lorries and a minibus were involved in the crash on the motorway near Newport Pagnell on Saturday. Ryszard Masierak, 31, is charged with eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving and four of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He is also charged with causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit. Mr Masierak, of Evesham, Worcestershire, is due to appear at High Wycombe ...

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PKU funding battle: Family wins High Court challenge over drug

The family of a seven-year-old boy whose condition could cause brain damage have won a High Court challenge over an NHS decision not to fund a life-changing drug. The child, “S”, has a rare condition that means too much protein could cause permanent brain injury. He also has autism, which affects his ability to comply with dietary restrictions. A judge quashed the funding decision and remitted it for reconsideration. The parents of the boy, who has phenylketonuria or PKU, want a drug called Kuvan, which would help him metabolise protein. ...

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WannaCry 'hero' headed to court for allegedly creating malware

Ransomware ‘WannaCry’ attack explained A U.K. security researcher who achieved “hero” status after stopping a global internet hack is due in federal court on Tuesday. He’s accused of creating illegal malware. Marcus Hutchins, who also goes by the moniker MalwareTech, was heralded in May for putting a stop to the rampant Wannacry ransomware attack that crippled businesses and government entities, including some British hospitals. On Wednesday, he was arrested in Las Vegas and accused of developing his own piece of malicious software that invaded people’s computers and stole their personal ...

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Moscow court shooting: Three killed as defendants attack officers

Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from security officers, officials say. The incident happened as five suspected gang members attacked the agents who were escorting them in a lift to a court hearing, the Interior Ministry said. Three were killed when trying to escape. The two others suspects and three security officers were wounded. The building was briefly evacuated. The defendants were on trial for “banditry”, the ministry said in a statement without identifying them. But ...

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LaVar called for tech, pulls AAU team off court

2:09 AM ET ESPN.com news services LaVar Ball pulled his Big Ballers AAU team off the court during a game Saturday after he was whistled for a technical foul for arguing a foul call and uttering a profanity toward a referee. The incident occurred during a playoff game at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim, California. The game was ruled a forfeit, giving the victory to the opposing team. Ball’s team, which includes his youngest son, LaMelo, was winning 69-60 at the time of the forfeit, according ...

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Durant to visit India for court donations, clinics

3:10 AM ET Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will visit India next Thursday to further fortify the growing popularity of basketball in the country and also serve as a coach to some of its top players. The first order of business for the NBA champ and 2017 Finals MVP will be stopping in New Delhi to donate two brand-new basketball courts to the Ramjas School as part of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. The eight-time All-Star will then travel to the NBA Academy India in Noida. That’s where he’ll ...

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Charlie Gard: High Court hears dispute over baby's skull size

The judge hearing the case of terminally ill Charlie Gard said it was “absurd” that a dispute over his head size was “undermining” the case. His parents’ lawyer told the High Court Charlie’s mother had regularly measured her son’s head and disagreed with the hospital’s measurements. Doctors have said the baby’s skull has not grown in three months, suggesting a lack of brain function. His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, have walked out of the hearing. Charlie Gard case explained The judge is due to rule on whether the ...

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Gay man wins Supreme Court case on equal pension rights

Media playback is unsupported on your device A gay man has won a landmark ruling which will give his husband the same pension rights as a wife would receive. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that if John Walker, 66, dies, his husband is entitled to a spouse’s pension, provided they remain married. The ex-cavalry officer said it would “drag” the government “into the 21st century”, while human rights group Liberty said “thousands” could benefit. A government spokesman said it would review the implications of the ruling. BBC legal affairs correspondent ...

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Madrid museum must face heirs' claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $ 360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren may sue the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum for the return of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 depiction of a Paris street scene, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie.” Monday’s decision ...

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