Friday, December 19, 2014 11:32 AM EST


A court is a body, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes and dispense civil, criminal, or administrative justice in accordance with rules of law.In common law and civil law jurisdiction, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, those accused of a crime have the right to present their defense before a court.

Articles About Court

Serena Williams of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd after winning the women's singles match against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
Serena Williams ‘Focussed’ On Winning 19th Slam In Australia

By IBTimes AU

Serena Williams wants to win more Grand Slam titles. (9:35 am)


Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring against Bournemouth during their English League Cup quarter-final soccer match at Goldsands Stadium in Bournemouth, southwest England, December 17, 2014.
Liverpool FC Draw Chelsea FC For The Capital One Cup Semi-Finals

By IBTimes AU

The quarter-final reviews and the semi-final draw of the Capital One Cup. (5:48 pm)

Serena Williams of the U.S. is congratulated by Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark after their WTA Finals singles semi-final tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Serena Williams On Caroline Wozniacki’s Friendship:’I Have Had A Love For Caroline From The Day I Met Her’

By IBTimes AU

There is no secret formula to become really good friends with every people that you meet, but for Serena Williams, she knew that she would become better friends with the Dane tennis star. (3:28 pm)

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York
Beyoncé, Jay-Z Facing Legal Trouble Over 'Drunk In Love'

By IBTimes AU

The singer is sued over lifting up other's music without knowledge. (1:27 pm)


The stock board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is seen in central Sydney November 6, 2008. Australian shares fell 3.8 percent on Thursday, driven down by miners such as BHP Billiton Ltd, after U.S. economic data stoked fears of a prolonged sl
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon December 17, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market has ended a 6 session losing streak on Thursday with a gain of 9.6 points. The ASX 200 trade through a range of 41 points from low to high. The market was down 2 points at its worst levels and up 39 points at its best. (Dec 17)


Nov 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC 167 Welterweight challenger Georges St. Pierre (left) and welterweight champion Johny Hendricks pose for photographs with UFC president Dana White during the official weigh-in of UFC 167 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC Facing ‘Illegal Market Monopolization’ Suit From Former And Current Talents

By IBTimes AU

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is facing a potential class suit claiming that the company is illegally monopolizing the sport and depraving fighters of their chance to earn from endorsement and sponsorship deals. (Dec 17)


Serena Williams of the U.S. (R) poses with the trophy after defeating Simona Halep of Romania in the women's singles final tennis match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 26, 2014.
Serena Williams Trains With Sister Venus Williams For The 2015 Ultimate Run South Beach

By IBTimes AU

World no. 1 Serena Williams start her training for next season and joins the Ultimate Run South Beach. (Dec 17)


Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province June 22, 2013. Picture taken June 22, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily
BC Thumbs Up Controversial Hydroelectric Dam, First Nations Vow To Go To Court

By IBTimes AU

British Columbia has approved the construction of a C$8.78 billion ($7.55 billion) hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. (Dec 17)


Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria returns the ball during his men's quarter-final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Grigor Dimitrov Takes On ATP’s Quickfire Interview Questions

By IBTimes AU

Grigor Dimitrov takes on ATP's quickfire interview questions. Find out who he would bring to his last meal on earth. (Dec 17)


A police officer runs across Martin Place near Lindt cafe, where hostages are being held, in central Sydney December 15, 2014.
New Zealand Steps Up Security After Sydney Siege: PM Says Many People Are Under Observation

By IBTimes AU

Since New Zealand has passed a set of new laws to tighten the security, there cannot be any excuse in applying them. (Dec 17)