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Stoner voters targeted in Dutch election campaign

Owners of cafes, where bags of hashish are sold alongside cups of coffee, are mounting a get-out-the-stoner-vote campaign ahead of the Dutch election.

Usain Bolt gets ready to strike again

Usain Bolt will attempt to defend the 200m title he won in Beijing four years ago in the same way he has already repeated in the 100m in London.

Charles Taylor’s last bid to fight war crimes charges

Lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor have asked a UN-backed war crimes court for permission to reopen their defence case.

Charles Taylor takes stand for war crimes defence

Charles Taylor begins his defence on Monday against charges he led rebels in Sierra Leone who murdered, raped and mutilated villagers.

Nations look to Kenya to try pirates

Dutch prosecutors are dusting off the oldest international felony in their country's books to tackle the 21st-century wave of piracy.

Sudan tense ahead of ICC ruling on al-Bashir

Tension mounted in Sudan on Wednesday ahead of a decision by the ICC on whether to issue an arrest warrant for President Omar al-Bashir.

Former Macedonian minister not guilty of war crimes

A United Nations tribunal on Thursday acquitted Macedonia's former interior minister of murder, cruel treatment and other war crimes.

Hiddink says improved Russia will play Spain

If Spain expects the same generosity from Russia in the semifinals that it received in the teams' first match of the tournament, it must think again.

Frenchman shatters world swimming record

Three days, three records. Alain Bernard set a world record in the 50m freestyle on Sunday after twice lowering the 100m freestyle mark in the previous two days at the European swimming championships. The muscular Frenchman swam 21,5 seconds to beat the time of 21,56 set last month by Eamon Sullivan of Australia.

Trouble brewing over anti-Qur’an film

A Dutch conservative lawmaker said on Wednesday he is making a film to highlight what he describes as ''fascist'' passages in the Qur'an, his latest high profile criticism of Islam. Wilders plans to depict parts of the Qur'an he says are used as inspiration ''by bad people to do bad things''.

World Cup underdogs lose matches, win support

If outspoken former Wallaby winger David Campese had his way, the likes of Georgia, Namibia and Portugal wouldn't be at the Rugby World Cup. Yet the underdogs have shamed their critics by scaring some of the fancied teams and proving they do deserve places at the game's biggest event.

Charles Taylor expected to appear for pre-trial hearing

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was expected to make his first appearance in a Hague courtroom on Friday for a hearing aimed at paving the way for his war-crimes trial. The former warlord faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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