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A man linked to the Football Leaks disclosures which prompted investigations into the Manchester City and Paris St-Germain clubs has been charged with 147 offences in Portugal. Rui Pinto, 30, is accused of crimes relating to unauthorised access to data and attempted extortion. He says he acted in the public interest and should not face trial. Football Leaks was set up to...
Two Muslim men in the US have demanded an investigation after they say they were subjected to racial and religious profiling on a flight home to Dallas. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah allege their flight was cancelled because crew members did not feel comfortable flying with the men. "It was the most humiliating day of my life," Mr Abdallah told reporters. An...
She has won awards and accolades, and has been feted internationally for her scientific work, but now a woman hailed as one of Greece's youngest and brightest minds has come under more intense scrutiny than ever before. The rise and possible fall of Eleni Antoniadou, 31, has become the subject of intense discussion among Greeks. For years she has been giving...
Instagram has announced stricter measures on posts related to weight loss products and cosmetic surgery. Some posts will be hidden from under 18s while others promoting "miraculous" weight loss products will be removed. There have been increasing concerns over the impact promoting diet products can have on young people. Actor and body positivity activist Jameela Jamil said the move was a "huge...
Boris Johnson has two weeks to set out his Brexit plans to the EU, according to Finland's prime minister. Antti Rinne said he and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed the UK needed to produce the proposals in writing by the end of September, adding if not, "then it's over". Finland currently holds the EU's rotating presidency. A Downing Street source said: "We...
A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police...
The row over the legality of Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament will return to the Supreme Court later for a second day. The PM suspended - or prorogued - Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying he wanted a Queen's Speech to outline his new policies. But critics say Mr Johnson was instead trying to stop the scrutiny of...
HTC, the Taiwanese company that built the first mobile phones for Android and Windows, has hired a new boss. Yves Maitre, of Orange, takes over from Cher Wang, to become HTC's first chief executive who is not a co-founder. It signalled HTC's desire to "regain a foothold" in the smartphone market, Ben Wood, from CCS Insight, told BBC News. It hit its...
Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent "oversight" board to make decisions over how the network is moderated. The firm insisted the panel, which will hear its first "cases" in 2020, will have power to override decisions it makes over contentious material and influence new policy. The idea, dubbed the Facebook supreme court, will eventually comprise 40 people around...
A 10-year-old French boy poisoned in 2011 by contaminated supermarket beef has died in intensive care. Nolan Moittie fell ill along with 14 other children after eating the beef burgers infected with E. coli bacteria. The frozen meat came from a firm called SEB, based in Saint-Dizier, northern France, and was sold by Lidl. In 2017 ex-SEB boss Guy Lamorlette was...

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