Facebook faces backlash over users’ safety phone numbers
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Facebook faces backlash over users’ safety phone numbers

Facebook has been accused of abusing a security feature in order to weaken user privacy, after the social network was found using phone numbers initially handed over for…

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James Bulger’s father loses bid to overturn Venables’ anonymity
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James Bulger’s father loses bid to overturn Venables’ anonymity

The father and uncle of the murdered toddler James Bulger have lost a legal challenge to overturn the lifelong anonymity protecting one of his killers, Jon Venables. Ralph…

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Royal family issues new social media guidelines to deter trolls
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Royal family issues new social media guidelines to deter trolls

Social media trolls who post offensive or abusive messages on the royal family’s platforms now face being blocked and may be reported to police under new guidelines published…

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Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians after car ramming, military says
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Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians after car ramming, military says

Israeli troops have shot dead two Palestinian attackers after they deliberately drove a car into a group of soldiers, seriously wounding one and injuring another, the military said.…

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‘It is as if I am flying’: Egyptian journalist freed from jail after almost six years
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‘It is as if I am flying’: Egyptian journalist freed from jail after almost six years

The award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid has been released from prison after spending nearly six years behind bars following his arrest while covering a bloody crackdown on…

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Ministers postpone bill debate to avoid likely defeat over tax havens
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Ministers postpone bill debate to avoid likely defeat over tax havens

Ministers have pulled a financial services bill from the House of Commons, fearing the government was almost certain to be defeated on an amendment requiring Jersey, Guernsey and…

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Virgin Atlantic drops mandatory makeup for female cabin crew
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Virgin Atlantic drops mandatory makeup for female cabin crew

Virgin Atlantic has told female cabin crew they will no longer have to wear makeup in the air. The airline will also provide female crew with trousers as…

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Jobs at risk as Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner close restaurants
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Jobs at risk as Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner close restaurants

The owner of the Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chains is planning to close 27 restaurants, putting 340 jobs at risk. Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) said on Monday…

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Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49
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Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49

Keith Flint, vocalist with the Prodigy, has died at the age of 49, it has been reported. The singer was found dead at his home in Essex on…

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Europe’s forests threatened by biodiversity collapse, warn campaigners
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Europe’s forests threatened by biodiversity collapse, warn campaigners

A logging operation at Poland’s spectacular 55-mile-long Vistula lagoon is casting a “dark omen” of deforestation and biodiversity collapse across Europe’s forests, campaigners say. Tree felling around the…

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‘Their birthright is being lost’: New Zealanders fret over polluted rivers
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‘Their birthright is being lost’: New Zealanders fret over polluted rivers

It has been a classic summer in New Zealand: hot days, barbecues on the beach and lazy afternoon games of cricket. But dozens of beaches, rivers and lakes…

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One in five children under supervision orders harmed again within five years
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One in five children under supervision orders harmed again within five years

At least one in five children in England allowed to return to potentially dangerous homes under supervision orders are back in court within five years having been subjected…

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‘Unusual activity’ at Russian embassy before novichok attack
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‘Unusual activity’ at Russian embassy before novichok attack

Intelligence services investigated unusual activity at the Russian embassy in London in the days before and after the novichok poisoning, it has been reported. MI5, MI6 and GCHQ…

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Man charged over egg attack on Jeremy Corbyn
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Man charged over egg attack on Jeremy Corbyn

A man who allegedly hit Jeremy Corbyn while holding an egg has been charged with assault. Scotland Yard said John Murphy, 31, from Barnet, was charged in the…

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Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin quits after ‘forced hugging’ claims
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Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin quits after ‘forced hugging’ claims

The Ted Baker chief executive, Ray Kelvin, has resigned following allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards staff. Kelvin took a voluntary leave of absence from his role in December…

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Monday briefing: Cash for hard-hit towns branded ‘Brexit bribe’
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Monday briefing: Cash for hard-hit towns branded ‘Brexit bribe’

Top story: Brexiters warn PM not to ‘bounce’ them into vote Good morning briefers. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories on the first Monday of…

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