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Lawmaker 'invited aide to spin the bottle'

Today 03:22 GMT

A state lawmaker who rose to national prominence as a campaigner against sexual assault is accused of firing an aide who refused to play "spin the bottle", according to court papers.

She says she volunteered for an unpaid leave of absence "so as not to serve as a distraction or in any way influence the process of this investigation", adding that she looks forward to returning to work.

Source: CTV

Juror who spent 5 months at murder trial files suit

Today 03:22 GMT

Mark Farrant spent five months as a juror at the 2014 trial in Toronto of Farshad Badakhshan, who was convicted of murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend, Carina Petrache.

After the trial, Farrant was diagnosed with PTSD, which spurred him to become an outspoken advocate for the need to provide counselling for jurors hearing horrific cases. In a statement of claim filed in Toronto on Friday, Farrant seeks damages from the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada "as a result of being subjected to graphic and disturbing evidence during his time as a juror."

Source: BBC

'He took my innocence and my career'

Tuesday 14:33 GMT

Outside court, Micky Fallon, another victim in the case, said the 12 victims Bennell was sentenced for - the 12 "survivors" - had "looked evil in the face and smiled".

On Monday, more than 30 years later, he was among the former youth football coach's victims able to tell Liverpool Crown Court of the devastation the experience has wreaked on their lives. Ex-Manchester City youth player Mr Unsworth said the horrors of his childhood led him to have a vasectomy years later.

Source: New York Times

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

Tuesday 18:14 GMT

Similar Martyrs Institutes and cemeteries have sprung up all over the Kurdish areas in northern Syria, which the Kurds call Rojava, and even in Arabic areas like Manbij under their control.

In the cemetery for war dead in Qamishli, a city in northern Syria, Farhan Ebid, his son and a friend were planting an olive tree this month in front of the grave of another son, Orhan Qamislo, who died fighting with the Syrian Democratic Forces in Manbij at age 21.

Source: DW

Far-right trolls active on social media before German election: research

Today 03:23 GMT

Two new studies have revealed how small groups of far-right activists spread hate speech before Germany's election last year.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The trolls were given guidance to post, comment, retweet about political issues — with strict instructions to bad mouth the main political parties and candidates, talk up the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), and to spread negative remarks about Germany and its refugee policy.

Source: DW

Suspects arrested in theft, slaughter of pregnant Berlin petting zoo goat

Today 03:23 GMT

Two suspects have been taken into custody for stealing and hacking to death a pregnant goat at a petting zoo, authorities in Berlin said Monday, in what may be part of a larger killing spree.

The brutal killing of a pregnant Angora goat comes weeks after a pregnant sheep was found hacked to death in the bushes. Two men have been arrested.

Source: The Guradian

Just how dangerous are Winter Olympic sports?

Today 03:22 GMT

Dramatic crashes, spectacular spills and high-profile injuries – if anything, a week and a half of action in Pyeongchang has proved Winter Olympics events carry with them a fairly high degree of risk.

The Winter Games comes out slightly ahead at 12.6 injuries per 100 athletes, whereas the rate from the past two summer Olympics is 11.3. The only summer sports approaching the higher injury rate snowboarding and skiing events are BMX and taekwondo:. The summer events also generally resulted in less severe injuries.

Source: CBS News

Man accused of lying in Russia probe pleads guilty of lying to investigators

Today 03:23 GMT

WASHINGTON -- A man charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to investigators in the Russia probe.

Zwan had been accused of lying about an email exchange between himself and someone called "Person A" who remains unidentified. But the government found he lied and had encrypted message conversations in Setepmber 2016, including a phrase in Russian that translates to "essentially the tip of the ice berg."

Source: CBS News

Okla. man sentenced to life in prison for hate crime slaying of Lebanese neighbor

Today 03:22 GMT

A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday morning to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In addition to his convictions in Oklahoma, Majors has a 2009 felony conviction in California for threatening a crime with intent to terrorize.

Source: New York Times

Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’

Today 01:33 GMT

Thanks to a relentless news cycle — and a dedicated fan in the Oval Office — Fox News has defied the downward trends in the television business, notching its highest-rated year in 2017 even as audiences dwindled for many networks.

On Tuesday, Fox News is set to announce Fox Nation, a stand-alone subscription service available without a cable package. The streaming service, expected to start by the end of the year, would focus primarily on right-leaning commentary, with original shows and cameos by popular personalities like Sean Hannity.

Source: The Guradian

Could A Very Fatal Murder kill off the true-crime podcast?

Today 03:23 GMT

The only drawback is for the listener, who will struggle to keep a straight face next time they hear a true-crime podcast and remember that Pascall is out there somewhere, searching for his next photogenic subject.

If you’re familiar with the gory juggernaut of a genre that is the true-crime podcast, you will know this scenario is only a slight exaggeration – and that the genre is ripe for a spoof.

Source: Global News

U.S. misses deadline for 1st Guantanamo transfer under Donald Trump

Today 03:22 GMT

The Pentagon missed a deadline Tuesday to send a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center home to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under President Donald Trump.

READ MORE: U.S. defence secretary tells Guantanamo troops, ‘I need you to be at the top of your game’. But the U.S. is still awaiting unspecified “assurances” from the Saudi Arabian government before the Defense Department can move forward with the transfer, said Navy Cmdr.

Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

Four farmers and a 13-year-old boy in Indonesia admitted they stabbed, clubbed, and shot a male orangutan with at least 130 air gun pellets to protect their pineapple crop, police said Monday, in the latest high-profile killing of a critically endangered species.

"All the suspects have told police that they shot, stabbed and clubbed the orangutan," local police chief detective Yuliansyah, who goes by a single name, told the Associated Press. "They did it because they considered the animal to be a pest that ruined the family's pineapple plantation."

Source: DW

Italy warns of 'influence campaigns' ahead of key elections

Today 03:23 GMT

Italy's general election is set to take place on March 4. A right-of-center alliance led by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Forward Italy) party is set to win with 38.6 percent of the vote, according to the latest poll conducted by Euromedia Research.

The Italian government on Tuesday published its annual security report, warning that opinion-shaping campaigns are a major threat to the country's democracy with less than two weeks until the general elections.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
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What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Monday 06:05 GMT
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'Loneliest tree' records human epoch

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Monday 06:05 GMT
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A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT
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How can I become a fossil?

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: DW

Italy warns of 'influence campaigns' ahead of key elections

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Global News

U.S. misses deadline for 1st Guantanamo transfer under Donald Trump

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Could A Very Fatal Murder kill off the true-crime podcast?

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: New York Times

Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: CBS News

Okla. man sentenced to life in prison for hate crime slaying of Lebanese neighbor

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man accused of lying in Russia probe pleads guilty of lying to investigators

Today 03:23 GMT

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