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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

>> Natalya Vasilyeva, a Russian court employee, has claimed senior government officials pressured a judge into convicting former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on fraud charges in December 2010.

>> On March 25, Yale University returned hundreds of Inca artefacts to Peru nearly a century after they were taken from the famed citadel of Machu Picchu.

>> Facebook has removed a page called “Third Palestinian Intifada” that had called for a new Palestinian uprising against Israel, after more than 350,000 people signed up. The BBC quoted the company’s spokesperson as saying the page was removed for featuring calls for violence.

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