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Morning Briefing 21/8/2014

Morning Briefing 21/8/2014

Good morning. Here’s todays legal news roundup. We’re asking for your input on how to improve TSL. Take 5 minutes to fill out our survey and you could win one of three Amazon gift vouchers. Click here to take the survey.

  1. Islamic State: British fighters make up a quarter of foreign jihadists (via The Independent)
  2. New York man wins $125,000 settlement after being arrested for photographing police (via The Verge)
  3. Barcelona to turn to CAS after Fifa rejects transfer ban appeal (via Goal.com)
  4. Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty (via The FT – requires free registration)
  5. Government approves apprenticeship scheme (via Law Society Gazette)
  6. One in five visitors to Swiss assisted-dying clinics from Britain (via The Guardian)
  7. Chinese cult murder trial opens in Shandong (via BBC News)
  8. Column defending cops in Ferguson sparks online fury (via CNN)
  9. California students arrested over plot to massacre staff and classmates at Pasadena high school (via The Independent)
  10. Holder: I See Why People Don’t Trust Police (via Sky News)
  11. Thailand coup General Prayuth Chan-ocha named PM (via BBC News)
  12. Who to blame for Argentina’s disastrous default? Its lawyers, of course (via The Guardian)
  13. Anna Nicole Smith’s family lose $44m claim from the estate of her late billionaire husband J Howard Marshall II (via The Independent)

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