US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

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A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

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177 Ha Noi prisoners get clemency

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The capital announced yesterday a decision to grant amnesty to and reduce the sentences of 177 prisoners.

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Hanoi grants clemency to 177 prisoners

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Ha Noi capital announced yesterday a decision to grant amnesty to and reduce the sentences of 177 prisoners.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls: report

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Nigeria's Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls: report

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fighters, and sometimes killing those who refused to comply, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

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Vietnam plans to remove robbery, drug crimes from death penalty list

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Vietnam plans to remove robbery, drug crimes from death penalty list

The Ministry of Justice has proposed abolishing the death penalty for a number of crimes including robbery and heroin smuggling, reducing it to life sentence at most.

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Saudi executions set 'unprecedented' pace

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Saudi executions set 'unprecedented' pace

Saudi Arabia has beheaded dozens of convicts, including foreign drug traffickers, since the start of the year in what Amnesty International calls an unprecedented pace of executions.

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

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Jury out as Vietnam holds fast to white-collar noose

Policemen (center row) keep watch as inmates wait before being released from Hoang Tien prison, about 100 km (62 miles) outside Hanoi August 30, 2013. Despite the official enthusiasm, few outsiders believe that executions offer an effective means of deterring corruption. Photo credit: Reuters

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

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Fighting rages in run-up to Ukraine ceasefire

Ukraine and separatists fought fiercely across the east of the country on Friday despite a new peace deal brokered by Germany and France.

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Hanoi: Prisoners granted clemency on Tet

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Hanoi: Prisoners granted clemency on Tet

Hanoi granted amnesty to 305 inmates, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the largest holiday of the country.

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Spying program leaked by Snowden is tied to campaign in many countries

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Spying program leaked by Snowden is tied to campaign in many countries

A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program.

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Vietnam should get softer on crime, experts

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Vietnam should get softer on crime, experts

Experts advised the government of Vietnam to reduce the number of crimes punishable by death during a conference held on amending the Penal Code in Quang Binh Province on Monday.

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Amnesty International collects signatures for justice

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Signatures amassed from around the world to call for justice in the disappearance of 43 student teachers in Mexico.

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Thailand to hold election in early 2016

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The Thai Deputy Premier in charge of legal affairs said that the next general election is likely to take place in February and March 2016.

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Thailand to hold election early next year

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VietnamPlus English 6 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Thai Deputy Premier in charge of legal affairs said that the next general election is likely to take place in February and March 2016.

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Obama: US will make immigration policy 'more fair and just'

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Obama: US will make immigration policy 'more fair and just'

President Barack Obama unveiled his highly anticipated immigration plan on Thursday (Nov 20), saying lifting the threat of expulsion from 5 million undocumented migrants would make the system "more fair and just".

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