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Pornography causing backward step in boys' respect for girls, say victims and teachers
Messaging apps like Snapchat see girls sent abusive messages by boys of their age, and they feel unable to report them.
Italian man 'offered €10,000 in Bitcoin' to maim ex-partner
Investigators in Rome have placed under house arrest a man who they say paid an attacker over the dark web to maim his ex-girlfriend.
Incoming asteroid to pass between Earth and the moon, football field-sized space rock to follow
As NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe bids farewell to the asteroid Bennu, closer to home the space agency has issued warnings about two other space rocks set to come a little close for comfort to the Earth.
Mrs World Arrested For Yanking Crown Off Mrs Sri Lanka, Injuring Her
Carolina Jurie was previous year's "Mrs Sri Lanka" and had gone on to win the "Mrs World" competition organised by a California-based company.
Elon Musk Weighs In On Vaccines, Again, Gets Mixed Reactions
Elon Musk said on Twitter that the science behind vaccines was "unequivocal".
Video: A dog stole microphone from a reporter live on the air
A reporter in Moscow had her weather report interrupted when a dog jumped into the frame and stole her microphone live on the air. Not only was Nadezhda Serezhkina able to quickly track down the rogue pooch, she even finished the segment...
UK Prime Minister Confirms Step 2 of COVID-19 Lockdown Easing to Go Ahead in England
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that step 2 of the roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown in England will go ahead as planned from 12 April, adding that he will be among the people that "will be raising a pint of beer t...
UK Has "Significant Concerns" Over Russian Activity On Ukraine Border
In a phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Johnson "reaffirmed his unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," his office said in a statement.
Jordan Says King's Sibling Part Of Plot That Extends Beyond Borders
The crackdown comes as Jordan struggles with a worsening squeeze on its finances and a resurgence of Covid-19 cases that has prompted the government to renew restrictions on movement.
Poland's Largest Airport Evacuated Over Bomb Threat
The evacuation of passengers has started from the Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland's biggest airport, over a bomb threat, Dagmara Bielec-Janas, spokesperson for the Polish Border Guard, told reporters.
The Trump campaign reportedly cheated donors who thought they were making a one-time contribution, collecting recurring donations
The Trump campaign gave refunds in the amount of about $122 million compared to $21 million for the Biden campaign, the New York Times reported.
Digital euro could take four years, says ECB president Christine Lagarde
It could be a while before European Union gets a central bank digital currency, if it gets one at all.
More German Politicians Resign over Face Masks Bribery Scandal
Another German politician joined the list of suspects in a corruption scandal involving the procurement of COVID-19 face masks that has rocked the country’s conservatives and prompted the Bundestag to introduce a lobby register.
Ex-Braskem CEO to Plead Guilty in $250 Million Bribery Case
The former chief executive officer of Braskem SA, Brazil’s largest petrochemicals company, will plead guilty to federal charges tied to a $250 million bribery plot the U.S. said also involved Braskem’s parent company, Odebrecht SA.
Honduran President Involved in Cocaine Plot, Prosecutor Says
The president of Honduras has participated in a violent cocaine trafficking conspiracy, a U.S. prosecutor said at a hearing where the president’s brother was sentenced to life in an American prison.
U.S. Supreme Court weighs TransUnion bid to nix 'terrorist list' lawsuit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled it could narrow the scope of a class action lawsuit against TransUnion in which thousands of people sought damages after the credit reporting company flagged their names as matching those on a g...
Is India's Shadow Banking on the Road to Recovery?
Shadow banking in India has gained increasing popularity over the last 30 years or so, following the financial deregulation of the early 1990s that brought the growth of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) across the country.
Police in the Philippines burn P32-M worth of illegal drugs
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 11 (PDEA-11) on Monday burned about PHP32.5 million worth of illegal drugs seized in the entire Davao Region.
Should the United States Be the Global Financial Policeman? International Extradition of White-Collar Defendants
Extradition agreements date from the early days of formal legal systems. The first known agreement originated as part of a peace treaty between an Egyptian Pharaoh and a Hittite King.
France accused of violating international law in Mali air strike that killed 19 civilians
A UN report has accused France of killing 19 civilians in violation of international humanitarian law when fighter jets launched an airstrike that hit a wedding party in central Mali. Paris has refuted the report’s findings.
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