DoJ to investigate Alabama prisons in ‘possibly unprecedented’ move

The federal investigation into physical and sexual assault and living conditions comes after the nationwide strike and a series of riots at Holman prison The federal government is investigating prisons throughout Alabama in an inquiry that is possibly unprecedented. The investigation comes after a series of strikes and riots that have revealed the states prisons […]

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Obama commutes prison sentences for 102 federal inmates

The president has shortened sentences for 774 people total, and almost all of those granted clemency were convicted of drug-related offenses President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 102 federal inmates as part of his

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Snapchat company’s planned IPO could put value at $25bn report

The share sale of Snap Inc, which owns the popular picture and video-sharing app, would be largest on US stock exchange since 2014, if report proves true Snap Inc, the company that owns picture- and video-sharing app Snapchat, is planning an initial public offering that could value the companyat a minimum of $25bn, according to […]

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Michigan to review sexual abuse claims against former USA gymnastics doctor

Larry Nassar, who has not been charged and denies wrongdoing, accused of sexually abusing at least two gymnasts Michigans attorney general is investigating allegations of sexual abuse involving former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who is accused of sexually abusing at least two gymnasts. Bill Schuettes office said Thursday that it was asked by […]

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Wladimir Klitschko accuses Tyson Fury of dragging boxing through the mud

Wladimir Klitschko has strongly criticised Tyson Fury, who has twice called off a rematch against the Ukrainian, briefly retired from the sport and admitted to substance abuse Wladimir Klitschko has accused Tyson Fury of dragging boxing through the mud after the he twice called off a fight against the Ukrainian, briefly retired from the sport […]

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off new wireless Oculus as Facebook plans big for VR

The companys virtual reality wing will spend another $250m to develop new virtual reality content, as CEO says the future of VR will be social Facebook is to invest another $250m in developing content for virtual reality (VR) applications, founder Mark Zuckerberg announced at its Oculus Connect 3 developer conference in San Jose on Thursday. […]

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police apologises for sexual harassment

Police force sets aside C$100m for compensation payouts with hundreds of female officers having joined class action against RCMP The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has formally apologised and earmarked C$100m ($76m) for payouts to hundreds of current and former female officers who were subject to sexual harassment and discrimination, in hopes of turning the page […]

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Tony Blair says his return to British politics is ‘an open question’

Former PM says political centre ground must rise to the challenge of hard Brexit conservatism and an ultra-left Labour party Tony Blair has refused to rule out a return to British politics in an interview in which he predicts that the centre ground will rise again in the Labour party. The former prime minister said […]

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‘Racist’ Gandhi statue banished from Ghana university campus

Accra academics win removal of Mahatma sculpture after petition denouncing Indian leader and saying African heroes come first A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be removed from a university campus in Ghana after professors launched a petition claiming the revered Indian independence leader and thinker was racist. The statue of Gandhi was unveiled in June […]

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Tourist in Myanmar jailed for pulling plug on Buddhist sermon

Dutchman gets three months for interfering with prayers near Mandalay hotel and fine for violating the culture A court in Myanmar has sentenced a Dutch citizen to three months in prison for interfering with a religious observance by unplugging an amplifier broadcasting a late-night Buddhist sermon near his hotel in Mandalay. Klaas Haytema, who wept […]

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