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 Vietnam files UN submission to extend continental shelf in central South China Sea  - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Vietnam filed a claim to the UN’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) to extend the limits of its underwater continental shelf in the South China Sea, according to a statement published by the ministry on Thursday. In its statement, the...

 Marcia Thompson Testifies She Was Defending Herself In Husband’s Shooting  - Defendant Marcia Thompson testified about prior incidents of alleged abuse in her marriage and said she was defending herself the night Terry Thompson was fatally shot. (7/18/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV

 Remains identified as Caleb Harris, ‘no obvious signs of homicide’  - CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx — After a months-long search, the remains of Caleb Harris has been found and identified. According to a release from Corpus Christi Police Blotter, forensic analysts with the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI) have determined that the human remains...

 Rachel Morin’s Alleged Killer to Stand Trial  - Rachel Morin's alleged killer, Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez, will stand trial in October as prosecutors plan to seek a life sentence without the possibility of parole. (7/17/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV

 TikTok owner Bytedance loses challenge to gatekeeper status under EU’s DMA  - The General Court of the European Union (GC) on Wednesday ruled that ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, qualifies as a gatekeeper under the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which subjects the company to stricter regulations aimed at ensuring fair competition and user rights. The Commission assigned ByteDance...

 Police: Father Charged in Hot Car Death Distracted by Video Games  - An Arizona father is facing charges after his 2-year-old daughter died after being left in a hot car. (7/17/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV

 Germany bans right-wing Compact Magazine for hate speech  - The German Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser announced Tuesday the ban of Compact Magazine, a German far right-wing online magazine, for their actions inciting hatred against Jewish people and ethnic minorities. The ban will target all the formats Compact will further produce and cease its...

 Black Swan Murder Trial: Doug Benefield’s Former Attorney Joins Court TV  - Doug Benefield's former attorney, Stephanie Murphy, joins Court TV to discuss the status of the family court case that occurred before Ashley Benefield killed her husband, Doug. (7/18/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV

 Mother charged with murder of daughter faces legal battle  - HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Scripps News Nashville) — How could a mother drown her own child? Brandi Elliott will somehow have to explain that to a jury…or she could face the death penalty. Elliott may have no choice but to draw from the tragic case of Lindsey Lowe, another Sumner County mother who killed...

 Ohio Man Sentenced in Cold Case Death of Fiancée  - John Carter pled guilty earlier this year to involuntary manslaughter in the 2011 death of fiancée Katelyn Markham, 22. The case was cold for over a decade. After victim impact statements were read, the judge gave Carter, now 36, the maximum sentence of 36 months. (7/18/24) Fore more crime and trial...

 More than 100 protesters arbitrarily detained in Egypt since July 1  - Since the start of July, Egyptian security forces have detained 119 people, including at least one child, for participating in anti-government protests, human rights advocacy organization Amnesty International reported Thursday. In recent weeks, frustrations about price hikes and power cuts have fueled...

 US Navy exonerates black sailors mutiny convictions following 1944 Port Chicago explosion  - US Navy on Wednesday exonerated 256 black sailors who were convicted of mutiny and disobeying orders following the naval base explosion at Port Chicago, California around 80 years ago. The explosion was the deadliest disaster on US soil during World War II, with 320 dead, 390 injured, and damage forty-eight...

 Black Swan Murder Trial: Court TV Speaks With Doug Benefield’s Cousin  - Court TV speaks with Doug Benefield's cousin, Tommie Benefield. Tommie speaks about the circumstances in which Doug and Ashley were purportedly reconciling and on the verge of withdrawing the divorce petition and move to Maryland together up until he was killed. (7/17/24) Fore more crime and trial news...

 Abused Wife or Murderer Trial: Marcia Thompson Takes the Stand  - Marcia Thompson takes the stand in the Abused Wife or Murderer Trial. Thompson, a U.S. Customs officer is facing trial for the shooting death of her husband, Terry Thompson. (7/17/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV

 MI v. Michael Jackson-Bolanos: Synagogue Leader Murder Trial  - DETROIT (Court TV) — A Michigan jury has still not reached a verdict on day four of deliberations over a Michigan man charged with the murder of a community leader found dead outside of her home. Michael Jackson-Bolanos faces a potential sentence of life in prison if convicted of the first-degree and...

 HRW report reveals El Salvador children subjected to human rights violations amid gang crackdown  - Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report Tuesday claiming that children’s rights in El Salvador have been violated since the country declared its state of emergency in 2022. The report reveals that children in low-income communities have been arbitrarily detained, tortured, and faced severe mistreatment...

 Katrina Baur, mom of missing 3-year-old, has plea date rescheduled  - MANITOWOC, Wisc. (Scripps News Green Bay) — A plea date has been rescheduled for Katrina Baur. She’s the mom of missing three-year-old boy Elijah Vue, who was reported missing from Two Rivers back in February. She has been charged with child neglect, but has not been charged in the disappearance of...

 HRW report: Hamas-led groups committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during October 7 attack  - Palestinian militant groups, led by Hamas’s armed wing, committed “numerous” war crimes and crimes against humanity in their October 7 attack on southern Israel, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a 236-page report released on Wednesday. For the report, titled “I Can’t Erase All the Blood from...

 Vietnam court sentences Facebook user to 7 years in prison for ‘anti-state propaganda’  - A Vietnam court sentenced Facebook user Pham Van Cho to seven years in prison and two years of probation for his allegedly anti-state propaganda posts on Tuesday. The police of the Hung Yen province arrested Phan Van Cho in January and decided to prosecute him on January 29. According to local media,...

 DNA Analysis Confirms Remains Are Caleb Harris  - Remains found in wastewater last month have been identified as missing college student Caleb Harris. (7/18/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV

 New Zealand associate health minister asks pharmaceuticals agency to cease Indigenous considerations  - New Zealand Associate Minister of Health David Seymour on Tuesday delivered a letter of expectation directing the government agency responsible for funding pharmaceuticals, Pharmac, to cease considerations of the country’s founding constitutional document the Treaty of Waitangi/te Tiriti o Waitangi....

 Woman accused of drowning her 7-year-old daughter denied bond  - HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Scripps News Nashville) — A judge denied a woman bond after she was accused of drowning her 7-year-old child in Drakes Creek in Hendersonville. Brandi Elliott told police that her child, Piper, would not “give her what she wanted — time alone — that she would give her what...

 Human rights groups urge Uzbekistan president to veto controversial deportation law  - Multiple international human rights organizations released a statement calling on Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to veto a controversial new law that would allow the deportation or entry ban of foreigners deemed “undesirable.” The human rights groups fear the law could be exploited to...

 Scotland becomes first UK nation to incorporate UN Charter on children’s rights into law  - Scotland has become the first nation in the United Kingdom to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law, by enforcing the bill on Tuesday. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) Act 2024, incorporated the UNCRC into...