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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The former Labour party member says Sharia courts “treat women like absolute dirt” An anti-Islam candidate has been allowed to stand for the UKIP leadership. Anne Marie Waters, a former Labour activist and founder of the Sharia Watch pressure group, has previously called Islam “evil”….

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Image copyright Getty Images Print sales have been declining for several years as readers find their content online – but now, something unusual is happening. When was the last time you bought a magazine? The answer is likely to depend on whether you prefer reading about Theresa May or Taylor…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents are advised to be careful when charging fidget spinners, and to warn children not to put them in their mouths A US government body has released safety guidance for battery-operated fidget spinners, following incidents of the toys catching fire. The US Consumer Product…

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Image copyright Google Google has cancelled an all-staff meeting to discuss a controversial memo about diversity written by former engineer James Damore. It is reported that some staff members were concerned about being singled out online if they were identified while they spoke out during the meeting. The firm said…

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Image copyright PA Image caption James Chapman (left) was David Davis’s top aide The former chief of staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis has said leaving the EU will be a “calamity for our country”. James Chapman claimed two cabinet ministers had expressed interest in a new centre party to…

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Image copyright Getty Images US singer Taylor Swift has described in court the moment she says she was groped by radio DJ David Mueller during a meet and greet. “It was a definite grab. A very long grab,” said the 27-year-old, who is suing Mr Mueller, 55, over the alleged…

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Image copyright EPA China recently launched a crackdown on the use of software which allows users to get around its heavy internet censorship. As the BBC’s Robin Brant in Shanghai found, developers are facing growing pressure. The three plain-clothes policemen tracked him down using a web address. They came to…

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Image copyright Activision Blizzard Image caption Overwatch deliberately contains little gore to aid its appeal to younger audiences The American founder of a leading e-sports business has become the first owner of a European squad in the forthcoming Overwatch League. Jack Etienne, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Cloud9, has bought…

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Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn has called on Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to “ratchet down the rhetoric” and said the situation between their countries was “obviously extremely dangerous”. The Labour leader called for talks and said he hoped one day North Korea would enter the “orbit of the rest…

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