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  • In this September, 2013 photo,  a minke whale is unloaded at a port after a whaling for scientific purposes in Kushiro, in the northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The International Court of Justice on Monday, March 31, 2014, ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese had claimed. Australia had sued Japan at the U.N.'s highest court for resolving disputes between nations in hopes of ending whaling in the icy Southern Ocean.  (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    U.N. court orders Japan to halt annual whale hunt

    Japan can no longer continue its annual whale hunt in the name of scientific research, the United Nations said Monday.


  • ** FILE ** In this file photo taken on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, and supplied by Sea Shepherd Australia on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, three dead minke whales lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru, in the Southern Ocean. (AP Photo/Tim Watters, Sea Shepherd Australia)

    World court: Japanese whaling not scientific

    The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese had claimed.


  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Hague Odyssey'

    In 2002, following the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada and its onslaught of terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens, to protect itself Israel began constructing a security and separation barrier — also known as a "terrorism-prevention security fence" — along and within the West Bank. Upon completion, the barrier, most of it built along the 1949 Armistice Lines (or "Green Line") — is expected to be more than 400 miles in length.


  • ** FILE ** Jesus Christ played by Jim Caviezel in "The Passion of the Christ." (Associated Press)

    Kenyan lawyer takes Israel, Pontius Pilate to Hague over Jesus' death

    A Kenyan lawyer has filed a petition in The Hague, asking the International Court of Justice to hold Israel, among others, responsible for the "unlawful" trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, a Kenyan newspaper reported.


  • Briefly: World court rejects Nicaragua’s claim to islands

    The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that a group of tiny islands in the western Caribbean belong to Colombia, rejecting Nicaragua's claim in a long-running territorial dispute between the two Latin American nations.


  • A Cambodian police officer (right) stands near the 11th-century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, near the disputed Cambodia-Thailand border in Preah Vihear province north of Phnom Penh. The U.N.'s highest court on Monday ordered troops from both Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw military forces from disputed areas around the World Heritage temple straddling their border. (Associated Press)

    U.N. court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

    The U.N.'s highest court Monday created a demilitarized zone around a 1,000-year-old temple on the disputed border between Cambodia and Thailand, and ordered the armed forces from both countries to withdraw.


  • Cambodia in court with Thais in dispute on temple

    Thailand and Cambodia traded barbs Monday at the United Nations' highest court, accusing each other of launching illegal cross-border attacks around a historic temple in a disputed border region.


  • Supporters of a Pakistani socio-political group, Pasban, protest against a U.S. consular employee suspected in the shooting deaths of two Pakistani men in Lahore on Thursday, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. A Pakistani court ordered the government Tuesday not to release the American official despite U. S. insistence that he has diplomatic immunity and has been detained illegally. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Pakistani court blocks release of American suspect

    A Pakistani court ordered the government Tuesday not to release an American official arrested in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis despite U.S. insistence that he has diplomatic immunity and has been detained illegally.


  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci shake hands in Pristina, Kosovo, on Wednesday. Mrs. Clinton wrapped up a three-nation tour of the restive, ethnically splintered Balkans with a stop in Kosovo, the world's newest country. (Associated Press)

    Clinton pays visit to support Kosovo

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday wrapped up a two-day visit to the Balkans in Kosovo, where she reaffirmed U.S. support for the one-time Serbian province's independence and territorial integrity.


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