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Anthony Weiner leaves prison for halfway house in Brooklyn

Anthony Weiner leaves prison for halfway house in Brooklyn

Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after serving about 15 months for sending explicit messages to a minor. Weiner has been transferred to a halfway house in Brooklyn where he will remain under supervision for...

yesterday, 05:38 in World News
 
Several Labour MPs about to resign, say party sources

Several Labour MPs about to resign, say party sources

A small group of Labour MPs look set to announce their resignations from the party, senior sources have said. Several backbenchers, who disagree with the Labour leadership over its handling of Brexit and the anti-Semitism row, are expected to break...

yesterday, 05:32 in Regional
 
Niger man deported by Israel marooned in Ethiopian airport

Niger man deported by Israel marooned in Ethiopian airport

A Niger national who was expelled from Israel has been stuck at the international airport in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, since November after his home country refused to take him back. "I have been staying here at the airport under very bad...

yesterday, 03:47 in World News
 
Jailed for stealing grapes: The motives of Japan's elderly inmates

Jailed for stealing grapes: The motives of Japan's elderly inmates

Last month the BBC reported on the increase in the numbers of elderly Japanese being imprisoned. The biggest spike is among elderly women. One 68-year-old serving her fifth jail term - this time for stealing fruit - tells 100 Women why she did it. I...

yesterday, 03:47 in World News
 
Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?

Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?

For many, Burning Man conjures up images of dust-covered attendees, known as "burners", dancing in the desert cut off from society. The annual arts and cultural gathering in the Black Rock desert in Nevada prides itself on "radical...

yesterday, 03:47 in World News
 
Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

Any possible security risk posed to the UK by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have said. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre's decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies to ban the firm from 5G...

yesterday, 03:28 in Regional
 
Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Large retailers have been accused of trying to water down a proposed scheme to improve rates of bottle recycling. Environmentalists say large and small drinks containers alike should carry a catch-all deposit of more than 15p. But retailers say small...

yesterday, 02:35 in Regional
 
Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has signed investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan, as the south Asian country looks to bolster its fragile economy. It comes as part of a high-profile Asian tour by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pakistan...

yesterday, 02:25 in Business
 
Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country's major political parties have been hit by a hack on their computer networks. The activity was carried out by a "sophisticated state actor", Mr Morrison said. It was discovered...

yesterday, 02:12 in Science &Technology
 
Jeanette Kempton 1989 murder: Police hope for new leads

Jeanette Kempton 1989 murder: Police hope for new leads

Cold case detectives hope a review of an unsolved 1989 murder could help explain why a woman was killed and then dumped 118 miles (190km) from her home. Jeanette Kempton, 32, went missing from Brixton in south London, where she lived with her...

yesterday, 01:50 in Regional
 
NatWest worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'

NatWest worker told customer 'vegans should be punched'

A customer who called a bank to apply for a loan and was told "all vegans should be punched in the face" has been offered compensation. The Bristol woman, who did not want to be named, was speaking to the NatWest worker as part of a loan...

yesterday, 01:33 in Regional
 
Greeks squeezed by foreign investors in Athens property boom

Greeks squeezed by foreign investors in Athens property boom

Geraldine Hynes is panicking about the future. The 63-year-old has been been trying to buy an apartment ever since she was evicted from the home she rented for 32 years – when it was bought by Chinese investors two years ago. "I want some...

yesterday, 01:31 in World News
 

Quiz: Are your clothes damaging the environment?

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yesterday, 01:25 in Regional
 
Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

Will universities go bust if fees are cut?

There's a growing expectation that the review of student finance in England, headed by the financier Philip Augar, is going to recommend a cut in tuition fees. The first figure floated, £6,500, seems to have drifted up to £7,500 after complaints from...

yesterday, 01:25 in Regional
 
How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

How sending handwritten letters created a $1bn firm

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Alexander Rinke, co-founder of German technology company Celonis. When Alexander Rinke wanted some of the world's biggest companies to...

yesterday, 00:52 in Business
 


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