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Anti-abortion activists make final push for Ireland's vote

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Love Both campaign is chasing down the undecideds before Friday’s referendumThey wear bright pink hi-vis jackets and talk passionately about human rights. Many of them are young women; some are students in ripped jeans, others professionals in suits. There’s barely a priest in sight.This is the anti-abortion army out on the streets of Ireland, chasing down every undecided vote in Friday’s referendum on abortion. In the final days of the campaign they were going door-to-door, handing out leaflets at train stations and in shopping centres, touring radio and television studios, and bombarding social media with their anti-abortion message.
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Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/24/anti-abortion-activists-final-push-ireland-vote-referendum-love-both
Author : Harriet Sherwood in Dublin
Publish date : 2018-05-24 13:00:53
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Army sergeant found guilty of trying to kill wife by tampering with parachute

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Emile Cilliers removed vital parts of parachute so he could pocket life insurance and start new life with secret loverAn army sergeant has been found guilty of trying to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute before a skydive so that he could begin a life with a secret lover and use a life insurance payout to clear his debts. Emile Cilliers arranged the jump as a treat for his wife, Victoria, soon after the birth of their second child but removed vital components from her parachute, causing her to plunge 4,000ft (1,200m). Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/24/army-sergeant-found-guilty-of-trying-to-kill-wife-by-tampering-with-parachute
Author : Steven Morris
Publish date : 2018-05-24 12:03:28
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Uber to develop flying taxis in Paris with new €20m research centre

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Firm’s first non-US Advanced Technologies Centre will host Elevate programme and research into electric transportUber is opening a new research centre in Paris to develop the firm’s flying taxis as part of its Elevate programme.The new Advanced Technologies Centre, which will open in the autumn, will be Uber’s first development site outside the US. The taxi firm said that it would be investing €20m (£17.5m) over the next five years and is partnering with École Polytechnique on various research schemes. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/24/uber-develop-flying-taxis-elevate-paris-research-advanced-technologies-centre
Author : Samuel Gibbs
Publish date : 2018-05-24 10:31:45
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Grenfell inquiry: tributes to victims continue for fourth day - live

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Commemorations continue to be paid to the 72 people who lost their lives in the fire last JunePortraits of all those who died in Grenfell Fire
10.44am BST A representative has read out a tribute from Victoria King’s older sister, Penny. She said:After losing touch with my younger sister Vicky I spent many years trying to find her through friends in the UK. Eventually, thanks to the Salvation army family tracing I was able to get in touch with her and my niece Alexandra living in Grenfell Tower.If this had not been the case no family member would have known they had perished… the time we had back being in touch means a great deal. I wish it had been for much longer. They were and are still together, and that is what is important. The fire was a tragedy for all of us. 10.37am BST The inquiry stream is now live: Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2018/may/24/grenfell-inquiry-tributes-to-victims-continue-for-fourth-day-live
Author : Nadia Khomami
Publish date : 2018-05-24 09:47:09
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Sophie Mirabella awarded full costs on top of damages in defamation win

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Former Liberal MP successfully sued Benalla Ensign and its editor over article claiming she pushed Cathy McGowan The former federal MP Sophie Mirabella has been awarded full costs on top of her $175,000 in damages as part of her defamation win against a country Victorian newspaper.

The ex-Liberal MP successfully sued the Benalla Ensign and its editor, Libby Price, over an article claiming she pushed rival politician Cathy McGowan at a photo opportunity during the 2016 federal election.

On Thursday, county court judge Michael Macnamara was told the Ensign and Price had made an early offer of just $5,364 to settle the case but how they came to that figure was never explained to Mirabella.

Mirabella’s legal team then tried to settle for $150,000 plus legal fees but the newspaper and Price never responded to the offer.In his decision, Macnamara rejected that the offer of “$5,000-odd” was reasonable and ruled that “indemnity is justified” in the case.

Indemnity costs are a higher amount than is usually awarded and covers all the costs of her legal action, including fees, charges, disbursements, expenses and remuneration. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/may/24/sophie-mirabella-awarded-full-costs-on-top-of-damages-in-defamation-win
Author : Australian Associated Press
Publish date : 2018-05-24 08:34:41
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Trump ramps up attacks on 'scandal' of Russia inquiry

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President tries to rebrand Mueller investigation as ‘Spygate’ Top DoJ officials to meet Republican congressional leadersDonald Trump said the investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 election “could be one of the biggest political scandals in history” as he dubbed the investigation into election inference “Spygate”.In a series of Twitter messages on Wednesday Trump renewed his offensive against the investigation as a “witch-hunt” by the “criminal deep state”. His statements came only days after he demanded an investigation into any government surveillance of his campaign – something the justice department later agreed to. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/23/donald-trump-russia-collusion-investigation-spygate
Author : Ben Jacobs in Washington
Publish date : 2018-05-24 06:19:54
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Hawaii volcano: blue flames burn in streets as methane escapes – video

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Blue flames from burning methane is the latest natural phenomenon being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The flames can be seen spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighbourhood where the volcano has been gushing lava on the big island of Hawaii for the past three weeks. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/may/24/hawaii-volcano-blue-flames-burn-in-streets-as-methane-escapes-video
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Publish date : 2018-05-24 05:46:35
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'This shows people do care': Georgia jury awards rape victim $1bn in damages

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Victim say her case proves ‘you may not get it immediately, but you will get what you’re worth’A Georgia jury has awarded a $1bn damages verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl.Hope Cheston – who has chosen to be identified – was outside by some picnic tables with her boyfriend during a party in 2012 when an armed security guard approached, attorney L. Chris Stewart told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The guard told the boyfriend not to move and raped Cheston, Stewart said. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/24/this-shows-people-do-care-georgia-jury-awards-victim-1bn-in-damages
Author : Associated Press
Publish date : 2018-05-24 04:34:07
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Linda Burney admits interview transcript left out call for offshore detention time limit

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Peter Dutton says Labor ‘fabricated’ transcript but MP says it was a ‘genuine mistake’ by her staffSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon
The Labor frontbencher Linda Burney has admitted her office made “a mistake” incorrectly transcribing an interview, omitting her call for a “time limit” on how long people were held in offshore immigration detention.The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, has accused Labor of deliberately fabricating the transcript, which was written by the shadow human services minister’s staff and distributed by Bill Shorten’s office. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/may/24/linda-burney-admits-interviewtranscript-left-out-call-for-offshore-detention-time-limit
Author : Paul Karp
Publish date : 2018-05-24 02:06:03
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Trump investigation of auto imports raises fears of new tariffs

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Commerce department to investigate whether imports threaten US industry, as foreign automakers criticize effortThe Trump administration has launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new US tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminum in March. The commerce department said the investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 would investigate whether vehicle and parts imports were threatening the industry’s health and ability to research and develop new, advanced technologies. Continue reading...

Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/23/trump-auto-import-investigation-tariffs
Author : Reuters
Publish date : 2018-05-24 02:28:45
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