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Tech companies in spotlight as US abortion ruling sparks privacy threat

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In the wake of the US supreme court’s decision to end women’s constitutional right to abortion, some tech companies are moving to close loopholes that allow personal data brokers to monitor and sell information amid f...

Killing of Hindu tailor sparks protests in India – video

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Protests have erupted in India following the killing of a Hindu tailor in the state of Rajasthan. Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the state banned public gatherings and suspended internet services a...

Killing of Hindu tailor sparks protests in India – video

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Protests have erupted in India following the killing of a Hindu tailor in the state of Rajasthan. Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the state banned public gatherings and suspended internet services a...

Trillion-dollar crypto collapse sparks flurry of US lawsuits – who’s to blame?

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With investors worldwide looking at a collective $1.5tn in recent cryptocurrency losses, a blizzard of class-action lawsuits are being prepared. One big question is: who, if anyone, is to blame – and who could be held...

‘Disgusting’ behaviour at Canadian police undercover training course sparks inquiry

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Policing experts in Canada have called for an overhaul of undercover tactics after reports that officers at a training session participated in “disgusting, appalling” behaviour, including penetrating a colleague using...

Elon Musk’s return-to-office threat to Tesla staff sparks Twitter spat with Australian billionaire

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Elon Musk’s order that Tesla workers return to the office has sparked a Twitter spat with Australian billionaire Scott Farquhar, after the Atlassian CEO suggested he would be happy to poach Musk’s staff for remote wor...

Melbourne’s ‘pause’ on new bike lanes sparks outrage on World Bicycle Day

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Cycling advocates are holding out hope that a halt on new bike lanes in Melbourne CBD announced Friday will be short-lived, warning of the risks posed by gaps in the network. The Melbourne lord mayor, Sally Capp, said...

Tory MP sparks Brexiter backlash with call to rejoin EU single market

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A Tory MP and arch critic of Boris Johnson has sparked a backlash from Brexiters after suggesting Britain rejoin the EU’s single market to help ease the cost of living crisis. Tobias Ellwood’s comments were seized upo...

Top Gun: Maverick sparks joy in Taiwan after its flag features on Tom Cruise jacket

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When the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick was first released online, keen-eyed viewers noticed a key detail from the 1986 original had changed: Taiwanese and Japanese flag patches on the back of a jacket worn by Tom Crui...

Elon Musk tweet sparks debate in Japan on falling birthrate

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Elon Musk has warned that Japan will “cease to exist” unless it addresses its falling birthrate, sparking calls for the country to allow more immigration and improve its work-life balance. “At the risk of stating the ...

Merseyside police commissioner sparks row with force over ‘institutional racism’

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A police and crime commissioner (PCC) has become the first to call her area’s force “institutionally racist”, a statement quickly followed by a categorical rebuttal from the chief constable. In a roundtable discussion...

Miedema sparks rout of Aston Villa as Arsenal maintain WSL title pursuit

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Arsenal breezed their way past Aston Villa, scoring seven unanswered goals at Borehamwood to stay shoulder to shoulder with league leaders Chelsea. Emma Hayes’ team are ahead by a single point, and the onus remains on...

Theranos merchandise on eBay sparks bloodlust among Elizabeth Holmes fans

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Fans and followers of Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes can now take home an expensive original piece of the company. On eBay, more than a dozen allegedly authentic products from the now-defunct Silicon Valley...

China internet censors scramble as lockdown frustration sparks ‘creative’ wave of dissent

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China’s strict system of censorship is struggling against the onslaught of complaints from Shanghai, as residents find creative ways to get around bans on words, hashtags and even lyrics from the national anthem. As t...

UK plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda sparks fierce criticism

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Politicians have described Priti Patel’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda as “evil” and “inhumane”, amid fierce criticism from refugee charities, which have said the move is ill-conceived. The government is on Th...

Deportation of Rohingya woman from India sparks fear of renewed crackdown

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The deportation of a Rohingya woman back to Myanmar has sparked fears that India is preparing to expel many more refugees from the country. Hasina Begum, 37, was deported from Indian-administered Kashmir two weeks ago...

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