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A protester passionately shouts slogans at riot police during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. The words on the shirt reads, "Freedom or Death." (Reuters)

A protester passionately shouts slogans at riot police during clashes in front of the presidential palace in Cairo. The words on the shirt reads, "Freedom or Death." (Reuters)

Egyptians clash with police on Mubarak anniversary

Egyptian protesters were involved in fresh clashes with police today, on the second anniversary of the overthrow of the autocratic ruler Hosni Mubarak. Crowds gathered outside the Presidential Palace in Cairo demanding the departure of Mohammed Mursi as his opponents believe he has betrayed the values of the revolution. The current unrest started on January 24 when the country marked the second anniversary of the revolution. The violence has left scores dead across the country.

  • Macron demands trade discussion at EU summit
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    AFP

    Macron demands trade discussion at EU summit

    French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for increasing protectionism in Europe

  • Relatives of freed Afghanistan hostage say he and family deeply traumatised
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    The Guardian

    Relatives of freed Afghanistan hostage say he and family deeply traumatised

    Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The family of the Canadian man freed with his wife and three children five years after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan have implored media to consider the trauma suffered by the family, noting that Joshua Boyle – the only member of the family to speak in public since their rescue – has yet to receive medical or psychological clearance. On Wednesday, the family of the 34-year-old said it was a blessing to have the family at home and safe.

  • Ed Sheeran: Abuse 'definitely happening' in music industry as well as Hollywood
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    Sky News

    Ed Sheeran: Abuse 'definitely happening' in music industry as well as Hollywood

    Ed Sheeran has told Sky News he believes sexual abuse and harassment is "definitely happening" in the music industry, as well as in Hollywood. In the wake of allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, the 26-year-old singer said that, while he had not "come across it" himself, he believes the music industry also suffers from the problem. Speaking about the #MeToo social media campaign, Sheeran said: "I think it's dreadful that this stuff wasn't talked about before.

  • Britain's new concessions are not enough, EU leaders tell May
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    Reuters

    Britain's new concessions are not enough, EU leaders tell May

    European Union leaders welcomed a proposal by British Prime Minister Theresa May aimed at unblocking Brexit talks, but said concessions to ease the fears of EU citizens living in Britain were not enough. Arriving at a two-day summit in Brussels on Thursday with other EU leaders, May sought to shift the focus away from a failure to push the talks beyond a discussion of a divorce settlement and onto trade talks just 17 months before Britain is due to leave. Instead the prime minister, weakened after losing her Conservative Party's majority in a June election, put renewed emphasis on settling citizens rights, one of three issues that must be solved to break the deadlock in talks.

  • Hitchcock actress Tippi Hedren urges sexual assault victims to speak out
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    Sky News

    Hitchcock actress Tippi Hedren urges sexual assault victims to speak out

    The actress Tippi Hedren, who famously accused legendary director Alfred Hitchcock of sexual assault, has urged today's stars to continue to speak out about harassment they suffer in Hollywood. The star of Hitchcock classics The Birds and Marnie says educating young people about what is acceptable behaviour is the key to eradicating abuse. Hedren described in her memoirs a catalogue of harassment by Hitchcock along with an assault in a car on the way to her hotel.

  • Croatia court orders arrest of retail giant boss
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    AFP

    Croatia court orders arrest of retail giant boss

    A Croatian court ordered Wednesday that the boss of ailing Balkans food and retial giant Agrokor, who is suspected of financial wrongdoing, be detained as soon as he returns to the country.

  • Grenfell fire: Police block release of key documents on cladding warning
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    The Independent

    Grenfell fire: Police block release of key documents on cladding warning

    The Metropolitan Police has advised Kensington and Chelsea Council (RBKC) to block the release of correspondence that would shed light on what action was taken to mitigate fire risks at Grenfell Tower, The Independent can reveal. Officers are vetting requests for information on the council’s response after it was warned by London Fire Brigade about the potential risks of cladding at Grenfell and other buildings. The fire service wrote to all 33 London councils on 6 April – two months before the devastating fire ripped through Grenfell Tower claiming up to 80 lives – after concluding that cladding had contributed to another fire in Hammersmith, west London.

  • Why Are Companies Telling Black Women to be White? Nivea's Latest Ad Stirs Controversy
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    Newsweek

    Why Are Companies Telling Black Women to be White? Nivea's Latest Ad Stirs Controversy

    Another skincare corporation is under fire for suggesting that black is not beautiful in a campaign advertising a product for “visibly fairer” skin. Nivea's new ad for "Natural Fairness Body Lotion," which is being displayed across Africa, features a black woman looking disappointedly at her own skin. “Now, I have visibly fairer skin making me feel younger,” she says.

  • 'American Horror Story' Season 8 Should be Directed by Vince Staples, According to Vince Staples
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    Newsweek

    'American Horror Story' Season 8 Should be Directed by Vince Staples, According to Vince Staples

    American Horror Story: Cult is nearing its Season 7 finale, but rapper Vince Staples already has some ideas of how the FX series should return next year—starting by letting him direct the show. The 24-year-old California native, a fan of Ryan Murphy’s long-running horror anthology, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share his idea for the next season of AHS, which would have a distinctly more urban tone than the last seven seasons of the series.

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    Top 20 finishers in this year's Iditarod

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Here are the top 20 finishers in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Iditarod officials said several dogs on a team tested positive for a prohibited drug, but officials are not identifying the team, saying they likely could not prove legally prove intent on the affected musher's part. Only the first 20 teams are tested in Nome, where the finish line is located.

  • Freak Rashford goal gives Man United 1-0 win at Benfica
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    Reuters

    Freak Rashford goal gives Man United 1-0 win at Benfica

    Manchester United ground out a 1-0 win at Benfica in Champions League Group A on Wednesday after forward Marcus Rashford scored a bizarre goal which embarrassed the home team's 18-year-old goalkeeper Mile Svilar. Belgian Svilar became the youngest keeper to make his Champions League debut and after enjoying a sound opening hour, he gifted United victory with a calamitous error which highlighted his lack of experience. The result flattered United's toothless performance which was almost a carbon copy of Saturday's 0-0 Premier League draw at Liverpool but it extended their unbeaten run in both competitions this season under manager Jose Mourinho.

  • Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets
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    Reuters

    Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets

    Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, the first person to confront gunman Stephen Paddock, gave "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his first public account of how he responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Contradictory statements from police and the hotel about what time Campos arrived at Paddock's room have raised questions about the police response. Campos himself came under increased scrutiny last week after he skipped out on scheduled television interviews.

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    UPDATE 1-U.S. judge says he may reject plea deal with Novelion's Aegerion

    A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's recent $36 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, saying he was not happy with its sentencing terms. U.S. District Judge William Young at a court hearing in Boston held off on definitively not accepting the deal, in which the Novelion Therapeutics Inc unit would plead guilty to two misdemeanors related to its marketing of an expensive cholesterol drug.

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    BRIEF-Crown Castle reports Q3 earnings $0.21/shr (CCI)

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - Crown Castle International Corp

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    ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a consent decree filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

  • Penny Lancaster breaks down on Loose Women after revealing she was sexually assaulted as a teen model
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    Penny Lancaster breaks down on Loose Women after revealing she was sexually assaulted as a teen model

    Penny opened up during a discussion about sexual harassment on the TV show

  • Stabbed, Spat At, Punched: Emergency Workers Tell HuffPost UK Why New Law Is Needed To Protect Them
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    HuffPost UK

    Stabbed, Spat At, Punched: Emergency Workers Tell HuffPost UK Why New Law Is Needed To Protect Them

    A new law to protect emergency workers from assaults has won the personal backing of Theresa May after police, paramedics and nurses lobbied MPs for tougher sentences.

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    Business Insider UK

    Top startup investors see mounting 'backlash' against tech (AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

    Two of the technology industry's top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth. Bill Maris, who founded Alphabet Inc's venture capital arm and now runs venture fund Section 32, and Sam Altman, president of startup accelerator Y Combinator, said widespread discontent over income inequality helped elect U.S. President Donald Trump and had put wealthy technology companies in the crosshairs.

  • EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit
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    Business Insider UK

    EU agrees measure to safeguard carbon market from Brexit

    EU lawmakers and member states agreed on Wednesday a measure to guard the carbon market in case of a breakdown in Brexit talks as well as extending the exemption of international flights from the European Union's charges for carbon emissions until the end of 2023. The Brexit amendment would void all permits to pollute in the EU's Emission Trading System (ETS), which charges power plants and factories for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit, issued by a country leaving the bloc from January 2018 onward.

  • Trafalgar St James: Nick Grimshaw and Jodie Kidd among stars at launch of Trafalgar Square's only hotel
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    Evening Standard

    Trafalgar St James: Nick Grimshaw and Jodie Kidd among stars at launch of Trafalgar Square's only hotel

    A host of celebrities were on hand to celebrate the launch of the only hotel in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday night. Nick Grimshaw, Jodie Kidd and Sadie Frost were among the guests at the Trafalgar St James, previously called the Trafalgar. The panel – which included bloggers, celebrity agents and marketing specialists - advised on everything from furnishings to power points and menus.

  • Queen inspects King's Troop from open-top car
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    Queen inspects King's Troop from open-top car

    The Queen attends the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery parade in Hyde Park. The anniversary parade celebrated 70 years since the Queen's father, King George VI, named the troop after himself.

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    BRIEF-Seaworld Entertainment ‍implements restructuring program

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - Seaworld Entertainment Inc

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    UPDATE 1-Brazil's Odebrecht seeks to stop leaks by ex Venezuelan prosecutor (BRKM5)

    Odebrecht SA asked Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday to threaten fines against Venezuela's former chief prosecutor to stop her from leaking information from the engineering group's confidential plea bargain testimony. In an injunction seen by Reuters, Odebrecht lawyers said leaks by ousted top prosecutor Luisa Ortega were undermining company efforts to cooperate with other governments. In December, Odebrecht and affiliated petrochemical company Braskem SA agreed to pay $3.5 billion in fines to settle a political bribery investigation with U.S., Brazilian and Swiss authorities.

  • Third Apprentice candidate to be fired ‘did not see it coming’
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    PA Entertainment

    Third Apprentice candidate to be fired ‘did not see it coming’

    The dashed hopeful said he did not feel responsible for the boys third round of failings.

  • Feast your eyes on Nugzilla, Europe’s biggest chicken nugget
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    PA Viral News UK

    Feast your eyes on Nugzilla, Europe’s biggest chicken nugget

    Surely this is too big even for a super fan like Usain Bolt?

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