CASE DISMISSED. Against Elif Shafak, 35, best-selling novelist who faced charges of "insulting Turkishness"; due to a lack of evidence; in Istanbul. Shafak, whose book The Bastard of Istanbul deals with the legacy of Turkey's 1915 Armenian genocide, was the first novelist to be prosecuted for allegedly violating a controversial law prohibiting criticism of state institutions.

CASE DISMISSED. Against Jacob Zuma, 64, former Deputy President of South Africa; after a High Court judge threw out corruption charges against him stemming from an arms deal in the 1990s; in Pietermaritzburg. The dismissal clears the way for Zuma, who earlier...

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