Hillsborough victims posthumously awarded freedom of Liverpool

Families of the 96 who died in 1989 stadium tragedy are applauded at ceremony in city, which also honours manager Kenny Dalglish The 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster have received the freedom of the city of Liverpool in an emotional ceremony. Families of those who lost their lives in Britains worst sporting tragedy on […]

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Indiana University running back dismissed after child molestation charges

Freshman Indiana running back Kiante Enis was kicked off the team Thursday, less than 24 hours after being charged with two counts of felony child molestation Freshman Indiana running back Kiante Enis was kicked off the team Thursday, less than 24 hours after being charged with two counts of felony child molestation for allegedly having […]

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Hillary Clinton’s problem? We just don’t trust women | Jessica Valenti

Its incredible that voters consider Donald Trump more honest than his opponent. But its sadly in line with societys double standards Blues legend BB King once sang, Never trust a woman, until shes dead and buried. Sadly, its a sentiment that sounds just at home in our current political discourse as it does an old […]

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Airbnb raises at least $500m in new funding at $30bn valuation

Airbnb is worth more than Hilton Hotels, but its controversial business model depends on local authorities allowing it to operate outside of hotel laws Sleeping in other peoples beds has turned out to be a goldmine for rental startup Airbnb. The controversial Silicon Valley company has raised another half a billion dollars from investors at […]

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FBI investigation of leaked NSA hacking tools examines operative’s ‘mistake’

As explanations swirl in Washington for how tools were stolen, sources say an agent, an unsecured computer and Russian hackers are the focus A careless agent. A cache of hacking tools left on a remote and unsecured computer. A shadowy group of Russian hackers. A fire-sale on the deep web. This is the current focus […]

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Loretta Lynch: violence in Charlotte is ‘drowning out the voices of change’

US attorney general responds to second night of unrest in North Carolina as White House spokesman says violence distracts from issue of police killings The US attorney general has warned against escalating violence in North Carolina, as politicians reacted cautiously to the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. But Lynch made clear she that she […]

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Police officer will not be charged in fatal shooting of Korryn Gaines

Following a review, the state says it will not take further action over the shooting of a 23-year-old black woman who barricaded herself inside her home No one will be charged in the shooting death of a woman during a standoff with police that she posted on social media, a Maryland prosecutor said on Wednesday. […]

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Historic England to relist Oscar Wilde’s home and others with gay heritage

Pride of Place project honours LGBTQ men and women whose historical significance has been ignored or underestimated The homes of Oscar Wilde, Benjamin Britten and Anne Lister, a woman considered the first modern lesbian, are being relisted as part of a gay history project undertaken by project called Pride of Place. Duncan Wilson, chief executive […]

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Canadian and US tribes band together to fight Alberta oil sands pipelines

Aboriginal tribes from across North America, including Standing Rock Sioux who opposed North Dakota pipeline, also plan to counter tank and rail projects Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States have signed a treaty to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Albertas oil sands, saying further development would […]

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Women gain ground in Jordan election despite yawning gender gap

Women claim 20 parliamentary seats as move to proportional representation reaps dividends for record number of female candidates Womens rights campaigners in Jordan believe the country is slowly moving towards more progressive political representation after female MPs won 20 of 130 seats in parliamentary elections on Tuesday, compared with 18 out of 150 in the […]

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