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Russia slides to 2nd in unofficial Sochi Olympics medal tally after 2 bobsled golds taken away

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 14:27 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 15:28 Russia has lost first place in the overall medal count of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after the country was deprived of two gold medals in bobsled by the International Olympic Committee. Russia topped the overall medal table in Sochi with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 ...

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Danish fan fined, expelled from Russia after throwing flare at Moscow game

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 15:47 A traveling fan of FC Copenhagen has been fined 10,000 rubles (US$ 170) and ordered to leave Russia for throwing a flare at the UEFA Europa League game against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian capital. The Preobrazhensky District Court of Moscow ruled that Danish citizen Elniff Mads should receive the fine and leave the ...

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UK to launch ‘Contest 3.0’ counterterrorism strategy after spate of attacks

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 15:29 British security experts say eight attacks have been thwarted since Khalid Masood killed five and injured more than 50 in the Westminster Bridge attack. Security Minister Ben Wallace said 21 plots have been foiled since 2013, eight of them since last March. “Nearly 600 investigative leads are ongoing, covering about 3,000 people and approximately ...

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Sexual violence expert brought into Westminster after harassment allegations

Westminster has brought in a sexual violence specialist to advise MPs on the creation of an independent grievance procedure. A string of politicians have been suspended or placed under investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct. Dr Helen Mott, a social psychology academic, is offering a cross-party group of politicians specific guidance relating to rape and sexual harassment. They are working ...

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Iceland drafts emergency evacuation plans as volcano rumbles after centuries of inactivity

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 23:08 A long-dormant volcano has begun to show signs of activity in Iceland, with authorities fine-tuning evacuation plans in the event it becomes one of the largest eruptions in the country’s history. Öræfajökull, a volcano that last erupted in 1728, is being closely monitored by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) and and Civil Protection Agency, ...

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YouTube cracks down on disturbing content featuring children after backlash

Video hosting giant YouTube has begun clamping down on content showing children in vulnerable situations as well as disturbing material aimed at children. The move followed a wave of criticism against the video streaming service. YouTube has “expanded its enforcement guidelines” concerning the removal of content featuring minors “that may be endangering a child, even if that was not the ...

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Wrongfully convicted California man pardoned after 39 years behind bars

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 22:39 A 70-year-old man who spent almost 40 years of his life in prison for murders he didn’t commit has been pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown. Craig Coley was granted amnesty by Brown Wednesday after recent investigations proved he was wrongly convicted some 39 years ago. Coley’s case was reopened in October 2016 by Simi ...

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£1bn Royal Navy destroyer aborts Gulf mission after breakdown

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 22:26 One of the most advanced Royal Navy warships, which cost around £1 billion, had to abort its mission in the Persian Gulf and return to the UK. This leaves the country without a seaworthy destroyer as five other vessels are already undergoing maintenance. The HMS Diamond Type 45 destroyer, which was on a 9-month ...

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Escaped 15ft python called Tinkerbell reunited with owners after poo found in neighbor’s yard

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 12:17 The owners of a 15ft python have been reunited with their exotic pet after the reptile went missing. The breeders noticed on Monday that the snake, named Tinkerbell, had slithered out of their home in Stockport. Tinkerbell, owned by breeders Jade Sharmann and John Dean, made it several houses down the road after wriggling ...

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Rappers demand justice after black youth, 15, severely injured during arrest

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 09:03 A 15-year-old boy was left with severe facial injuries and bruising to the brain during his arrest by London’s Metropolitan Police. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating following outcry on social media. Police were responding to a robbery in Bermondsey at around 9pm local time on Tuesday. Met police said a female ...

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