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Morning Headlines 21/1/2015

Morning Headlines 21/1/2015

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  1. Linklaters targets Mandarin speakers for China/London training contract (The Lawyer)
  2. Clifford Chance silent on future of ‘YouTube trainee’ (Law Society Gazette)
  3. Guantanamo detainee: Donald Rumsfeld should be charged with conspiracy to torture, says inmate’s lawyer (The Independent)
  4. Ohio death penalty anonymity law is unconstitutional, inmates say (The Guardian)
  5. Disgraced former chief whip Andrew Mitchell pays £300,000 in legal costs for failed ‘plebgate’ libel trial… but could still be ordered to pay millions more (Daily Mail)
  6. Ugandan rebel leader Dominic Ongwen arrives at Hague court (BBC News)
  7. Paris mayor: We intend to sue Fox News (CNN)
  8. Privatisation of forensic services ‘threat to justice’ and putting the work in police hands would be ‘disastrous,’ warn experts (The Independent)
  9. The Ministry of Justice’s commercial proposal to Saudi Arabia (The FT)
  10. Public access barrister wins appeal after BSB evidence blunder (Law Society Gazette)
  11. Ashurst, Sidley and Freshfields advise on HK$80bn China M&A deal (Legal Week)
  12. UN dismisses North Korea’s claim that damning human rights report is invalid (The Guardian)
  13. Argentina erupts in protest over mystery death of prosecutor investigating bombing of a Jewish community centre in 1994 (The Independent)
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