October 2017

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In most major cities in the world, there is an active and highly profitable shadow economy in phony consumer goods that generates (in some estimates) upwards of 500 billion dollars a year. If you have ever been down to “Counterfeit Alley” in midtown Manhattan, you have seen one of the biggest counterfeit marketplaces in the

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Scottish government backs fracking ban

The move was welcomed by environmental groups but has been slammed by Ineos, operators of the huge Grangemouth petrochemical plant, which holds fracking exploration licences across 700 square miles of the country. Scotland and fracking: how did we get here? The Scottish government has previously imposed a similar block on underground coal gasification (UCG) –

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Sanitary towel advert features red 'blood'

With the slogan “no blood should hold us back”, it featured a sanitary towel on a TV advert for the first time. Image Copyright @NylaNylaNyla @NylaNylaNyla Report Report Image Copyright @Sophie_R_Weaver @Sophie_R_Weaver Image copyright Bodyform Essity, the company which makes Bodyform, said it wanted to “challenge the stigma around periods”. Tanja Grubna said: “We believe

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Anger over Trump's UK crime tweet

Report End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Mr Trump’s tweet used data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)’s latest crime update, which reported a 13% increase across all offences in the 12 months to June. Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Of the 664 homicides recorded in the year ending June 2017, 34 resulted from the