Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Image copyright Getty Images Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to prevent illegal and unethical behaviour, including cyber-bullying and extremism. But […]

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French prison guards in nationwide strike after attacks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Guards take part in a protest at Fresnes prison near Paris after an assault on officers A series of attacks against prison guards by inmates at institutions across France has led to a nationwide strike in the country. Unions have vowed a “total blockade” of prisons on Monday as […]

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Iceland’s high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips

Iceland’s high court upholds 76% tax on imported chips By News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Image caption With potatoes selling at 270kr per kilo ($2.60; £1.90) in Iceland, it’s probably cheaper to make your own chips The highest court in Iceland has upheld a ruling that the government can charge a 76% […]

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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress remembered at funeral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJessica played Hope Morrison in Home and Away Hundreds of mourners have attended a funeral for Australian actress Jessica Falkholt, who died following a car crash that also killed her family. The actress, a former star of TV soap Home and Away, was remembered at a church […]

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Vietnam jails most senior Communist Party official in decades

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dinh La Thang is one of the most senior officials to go on trial A court in Vietnam has sentenced a former Politburo member to 13 years in jail, the most senior Communist Party official to go on trial in decades. Dinh La Thang was found guilty of economic mismanagement […]

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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The closure of many federal services and national parks will be felt around the country Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. The shutdown began at midnight on Friday, when lawmakers […]

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