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2009-03-06 08:46:20

Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault stemming from an alleged altercation last September, police in London said. People magazine said the 25-year-old Grammy Award winner, who has a history of erratic behavior and substance abuse, has been ordered to appear in court this month to answer for her alleged behavior at the fancy End of Summer Ball in London's Berkeley Square.

2008-09-12 21:00:13

Craig Meehan's lawyer David Orbaum told Dewsbury Magistrates' Court the case against him on charges of possessing indecent images of children was "truly unusual and extremely bizarre".In his closing speech after a five-day trial, the defence solicitor said there was no proof Meehan had viewed the images found on his computer and mobile phone.Mr Orbaum told District Judge Jonathan Bennett: "The case as a whole simply is not proved and the defendant should be acquitted."Meehan, 22, is charged...

2008-08-26 12:00:55

By DEBORAH McALEESE NORTHERN Ireland's bail laws came under further scrutiny today after a career criminal with over 100 previous convictions for robbery, burglaries and thefts, was granted court bail despite objections from police who fear he may reoffend.

2008-08-07 18:00:41

A NORTH East solicitor arrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice has had his bail extended. Paul Donoghue, 35, was due to answer bail yesterday.

2008-07-05 00:00:10

By Asseem Shaikh PUNE: The police on Wednesday received a severe setback as a magistrate's court granted bail to a gang of five burglary suspects because the chargesheets were not filed within the stipulated period of 60 days by the Deccan and Kothrud police stations.

2006-03-09 13:17:18

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges.

2006-03-09 10:17:15

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock singer Pete Doherty spelled out his love for supermodel Kate Moss on Thursday, scribbling a message on the inside of his car windshield after another appearance in a London court on drug possession charges.

2005-10-24 07:25:00

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Haroon Rashid Aswat, wanted by the United States on charges he plotted to set up a militant training camp, is due in the dock. But first there is the matter of one Richard Curtis, of no fixed abode, who pleads guilty to begging.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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