July 2016

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Canada Day bomb plot couple freed after judge rules police entrapped them

In a landmark decision, supreme court justice throws out guilty verdict for John Nuttall and Amanda Korody, calling the plot a police-manufactured crime A Canadian couple found guilty of planting homemade bombs outside a government building will walk free after a court in British Columbia ruled the pair was entrapped by the Royal Canadian Mounted […]

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Tesla considering two theories that may explain fatal Model S crash

Tesla is considering whether the radar failed to detect the truck or detected it but tuned it out as a structure such as a bridge to avoid triggering braking Tesla Motors told the US Senate commerce committee staff it is considering two theories that may explain what led to the 7 May fatal crash that […]

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Why violence against women in film is not the same as violence against men

My blogpost about the treatment of Batgirl in Batman: The Killing Joke had plenty of readers asking why I didnt get upset about depictions of men getting hurt. But theres a crucial difference Whenever you mention that a piece of art shows violence against women, you can be sure that the comments section will reply, […]

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Manchester City reluctant to meet Evertons valuation of John Stones

John Stones could be left in limbo again this summer, with Everton valuing their defender at 50m but Manchester City only wanting to pay around 40m, plus potential add-ons Manchester City are reluctant to match Evertons wanted to buy him but the central defender was not sold as the London club would not raise their […]

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Carl Frampton facing tall order against WBA champion Lo Santa Cruz

Carl Frampton has admitted he is facing a tall order against the WBA featherweight champion Lo Santa Cruz Surely Carl Frampton knew what he was getting into when he surrendered his super-bantamweight titles and immediately targeted the biggest, baddest opponent at 126lb: the undefeated three-division champion Lo Santa Cruz. However, the gravity of the task […]

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Russias weightlifters barred from Rio Olympics over doping offences

The Russian weightlifting team have been barred from the Rio Olympics after a decision by the sports governing body on Friday Russias weightlifting team have been barred from competing at the

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England’s plastic bag usage drops 85% since 5p charge introduced

Number of single-use bags handed out dropped to 500m in first six months since charge, compared with 7bn the previous year The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has plummeted by more than 85% after the this figure plummeted to slightly more than 500m in the first six months after the […]

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Off-duty Swedish police officer catches suspected thief while wearing bikini

A photo of Mikaela Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden this week, after she made an arrest while sunbathing She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didnt stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the […]

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The Exorcist TV remake promises to turn heads

After the Fox show was unveiled at Comic-Con, a poster has been released showing the possessed girl with her head twisted 180 degrees A TV adaptation of The Exorcist moved closer as the producers released new artwork on Thursday. The new poster, July 29, 2016 Fox’s The Exorcist is not a remake; check out the […]

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Defining Moment: a ballerina falls and emerges as a record-setting swimmer [part 1]

In the first of two parts, Kim Chambers talks about the household accident that nearly killed her. The surgeon said, We saved your leg, but we dont know if youll ever have any functionality. Paid for by Principal Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/defining-moment/audio/2016/jun/21/podcast-ballerina-new-zealand-america-kim-chambers

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