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Doctor facing first female genital mutilation case in US has sex charge dropped

By ethan / January 16, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed the most serious charge of ‘criminal sexual activity’ against a Michigan doctor charged in the first female genital mutilation (FGM) case in the US. US District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman dropped the count – the most severe charge Dr Jumana Nagarwala was facing as it carried a sentence of […]

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Apple facing legal battle in Russia over slowing down older iPhones

By ethan / January 15, 2018

A group of plaintiffs in Russia is reportedly planning to take Apple to court after the company admitted it had been reducing the processing speed of aging iPhones. The first lawsuits from Russian consumers are set to be filed this week, according to consulting lawyers at National Legal Finance Group (NLF) and Lex Borealis, as […]

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5 big questions facing the world of sport in 2018

By ethan / January 7, 2018

The sporting world saw an eventful 2017, but there is plenty in store for 2018. We look at some of the big issues facing sport this year. Will the NFL protests subside? The ‘Take a Knee’ anthem protests begun by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick over perceived racial injustice in the US continued […]

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Boris Johnson is going to Iran to seek freedom for woman facing extra jail time… because of him

By ethan / December 8, 2017

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 08:02 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will travel to Iran to attempt to negotiate the release of British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The visit comes after he bungled a speech and likely lengthened her sentence. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a mother-of-one, was jailed over claims she was spying and “spreading propaganda,” and has been […]

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Facing eviction because baby was crying too loudly: Heartless reality for London’s ‘generation rent’

By ethan / November 17, 2017

A young family could find themselves homeless, threatened with eviction from their rental property after neighbors complained to the agency their baby was crying too loudly. The case opens a window on London’s housing crisis. Read more Attila and Ildiko Wurth, of London’s Hammersmith, live in a privately rented top-floor flat in a converted house […]

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Facebook claims it's facing declining profits fighting fake news & Russian ‘propagandists’

By ethan / November 2, 2017

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 10:01 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 10:10 An almost life-and-death struggle with unwanted content, including fake news and hate speech, may seriously hurt Facebooks’ profit margins, according to the company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Read more “We’re serious about preventing abuse on our platforms. We’re investing so much in […]

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