Kim Dotcom suing New Zealand government for damages

Image copyright Kim Dotcom Image caption Kim Dotcom, pictured here with Elizabeth Dotcom on his wedding day, is suing the New Zealand government for damages over the raid of his mansion in 2012 Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his […]

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Boing Boing blog sued over Playboy centrefolds link

Image copyright BoingBoing Image caption BoingBoing collects eclectic links from around the web Popular blog Boing Boing is being sued by Playboy magazine over a link it shared to an archive of centrefolds. The archive of almost 500 “Playmates” was created by an unknown person from scans of the centrefolds and uploaded to image-sharing site […]

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Venice restaurant bill outrages Japanese tourists

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From mouth-watering steak to eye-watering bill in Venice The mayor of Venice has voiced outrage over the €1,100 (£970; $1,347) bill that four Japanese tourists say they had to pay for four steaks, a plate of fried fish, water and service. The four students complained to police after getting […]

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Ecuador leader calls Julian Assange an ‘inherited problem’

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Moreno (left) and Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa would like to see Mr Assange leave the embassy Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno has described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” in a television interview. Mr Assange has been living inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012, […]

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Syria offensive: Turkish troops ‘capture villages’ in Afrin

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkish tanks have entered northern Syria in an offensive targeting Kurdish fighters Turkey says it has captured a number of villages in northern Syria, on the third day of its offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Turkish troops, accompanied by pro-Turkey rebels, reportedly seized control of several […]

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Three Billboards triumphs at Screen Actors Guild awards

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDormand is expected to get an Oscar nomination on Tuesday Black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scooped the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday. The film about a small town murder picked up the prestigious outstanding cast in a film prize. It also […]

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Spain renews arrest bid as Catalonia’s Puigdemont travels to Denmark

Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont arrives at Copenhagen airport Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont has arrived in Denmark, triggering a new attempt by Spain’s prosecutor to have him arrested. Mr Puigdemont has travelled to host a debate on Catalonia at the University of Copenhagen. He fled to Belgium after […]

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SAG Awards: Shameless star says ‘it’s hard to be a man’

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was dominated by support for the fight against sexual misconduct in Hollywood, with several speeches about female empowerment. This time men got more involved, with Morgan Freeman – winner of won the lifetime achievement award – saying the statue isn’t “gender neutral”. Meanwhile, after picking up his trophy […]

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‘Airline poo’ falls on India village causing confusion

Image copyright GURGAON POLICE Image caption The 10-12kg chunk of ice fell on Fazilpur Badli village in Gurgaon district Indian officials suspect an icy ball which fell on a village in the northern state of Haryana is frozen human waste leaked from a flying airplane. The 10-12kg (22lbs – 26lbs) chunk of ice fell on […]

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