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514 ‘favors’: Tory councilor showered with gifts & hospitality, incl. 150 from property developers

The Tory deputy leader of Westminster Council is being accused of cronyism after receiving over 500 gifts and hospitality during his time in government, over 150 of which were from property developers. Robert Davis, who was until last year the chairman of Westminster Council’s Planning Committee, was treated to tickets to exclusive venues and gifts a record 514 times. It ...

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Slovenian ice hockey player expelled from PyeongChang after positive doping test

A member of the Slovenian ice hockey squad has been expelled from the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Ziga Jeglic tested positive for the beta-2 stimulant, which is prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Jeglic’s in-competition test revealed the presence of fenoterol, an asthma drug which helps to open the airways to the lungs. READ MORE: Norwegian Olympians found with alarming ...

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From Emperor Qin to Pieta: 5 infamous incidents of art vandalism

Chinese officials are calling for the “exemplary punishment” of an American student who damaged a priceless 2,200-year-old statue. One of the famous terracotta warriors lost a finger in the incident. The statues date back to 200 BC, during the reign of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Several of them were on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

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Tillerson ‘listening’ but won’t deviate from ‘big stick’ strategy with N. Korea

The US approach to North Korea is showing no signs of softening, after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the government is using “big sticks” rather than delicate diplomacy to enable talks. The leaders of the two nations have engaged in a series of bizarre tit-for-tat insults over the last year, with Tillerson previously admitting that military intervention in North ...

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Trader stole $2mn in cryptocurrency from his firm to cover gambling debts

Cryptocurrency thefts have hit the headlines lately, but news about someone actually getting caught is less common. One trader stole $ 2 million in cryptocurrencies and became one of the few to be discovered. Read more As Bloomberg reports, Chicago trader Joseph Kim, 24, working for Consolidated Trading, transferred the money in several transactions from corporate accounts to accounts of ...

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First damages reported from 7.2-magnitude Mexico quake (PHOTOS)

Pictures have started appearing on social media that show material damage caused by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Friday. The tremors were felt in the capital, hundreds of miles away from the epicenter. Images on social media, posted from the state of Oaxaca, where the quake hit near the Pacific coast, show cracked building walls with crumbled plaster, ...

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NASA evicts gold-helmeted robo-astronaut from space

NASA is sending the ISS Robonaut – a sinister-looking humanoid with legs like tentacles – back to Earth for repairs. Robonaut 2 has officially been out of action since 2015 after a hardware upgrade went terribly wrong leaving the dexterous humanoid incapacitated. Following failed attempts to get the gold-helmeted action man back on its feet, it will now be sent ...

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Russian Supreme Court rejects lawsuit demanding Putin be removed from presidential race

The Russian Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit – filed by another candidate in the race – seeking the cancellation of President Vladimir Putin’s registration as a candidate for the 2018 election. The lawsuit requesting Putin be removed from the presidential race was filed in mid-February by presidential candidate, journalist and socialite Ksenia Sobchak, who is running as a candidate for ...

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Earth from 40mn miles away: Asteroid-hunting spacecraft captures striking image

NASA has released an image of the Earth and moon sitting side by side in the vast dark galaxy – captured by a spacecraft as it turns its back on our planet as it makes its way to a massive asteroid. The black and white image was taken 39.5 million miles (63.6 million km) from the Earth and moon. The ...

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Ministers banned from sex with staffers as deputy PM gets adviser pregnant

Australia’s prime minister is imposing a ban on all sexual relationships between ministers and their staff after the deputy PM’s affair with his adviser was exposed when she became pregnant. Malcolm Turnbull announced the ban following the scandal which erupted after the Sydney Daily Telegraph published a front-page photograph, essentially exposing Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s relationship with his former media ...

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