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EU proposals could see news publishers paid by Google and Facebook

Measures are part of a series of planned European commission changes designed to strengthen rights of creators and publishers News publishers would have stronger rights to demand payment from digital giants such as Google and Facebook in exchange for using their content, under proposed European rules that are designed to shore up the collapsing revenues

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Aftermath of Italy's devastating earthquake  in pictures

A day after the 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck in central Italy rescuers sift through collapsed masonry in the search for survivors, but their grim mission is clouded by uncertainty about exactly how many people had been staying in communities closest to the epicentre. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/aug/25/italys-devastating-earthquake-cleanup-in-pictures

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Dancing in the streets: William Claxton's jazz life  in pictures

In 1960, photographer William Claxton and German musicologist Joachim Berendt travelled the United States from Greenwich Village to Chicago and California, hot the heels of a musical phenomenon Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/aug/25/jazzlife-william-claxtons-jazz-life-in-pictures

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Baltimore police confirms aerial surveillance of city residents

No conspiracy to hide privately funded program in which cameras took continuous photographs since January, police spokesman claims Baltimore police on Wednesday acknowledged for the first time that city residents had been subject to aerial surveillance, after a Bloomberg Businessweek story in a blogpost. Persistent Surveillance Systems began working in Baltimore in January, as first