French man finds picture of his own amputated leg on cigarette packets

Daily Mail - 4 hours 7 min ago
A man in France was shocked to find a picture of his own amputated leg had allegedly been used on cigarette packages without his permission.
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‘Smuggling fuel’: Iran state TV shows VIDEO of seized tanker days after UAE-based vessel vanishes

Russia Today - 4 hours 11 min ago
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has released footage showing the seizure of a ship “smuggling fuel” in the Persian Gulf. The vessel bears the name of the UAE-owned tanker that recently vanished in the Gulf.
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Woman, 29, has enormous 'haggis' ear growths sliced off as Dr Pimple Popper returns 

Daily Mail - 4 hours 17 min ago
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Jennifer, 29, from Philadelphia, who has lived with enormous growths on both her ears for 11 years features on tonight's episode of Dr Pimple Popper.
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Brexit no-deal, no go? British MPs back bid to block shutdown of Parliament

Russia Today - 4 hours 17 min ago
British lawmakers have voted in favor of a bid to stop the future Tory prime minister – hotly tipped to be Boris Johnson – from suspending the UK Parliament to ram through a no-deal Brexit.
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Korean fashion designer builds 'wheelchair' to help his disabled goldfish

Daily Mail - 4 hours 19 min ago
Fashion designer Henry Kim, 32, is an aquarium enthusiast who keeps over 20 goldfish in three different tanks in his house in Seoul, South Korea and who built the remarkable device.
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Two teenagers chased their victim before cornering him and stabbing him six times with a machete  

Daily Mail - 4 hours 20 min ago
CCTV footage showed the two attackers at Westcliff station in Essex on Monday October 22 last year, after they had chased their victim to the platform.
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RSPCA launch hunt for sick yob who ripped off seagull's head

Daily Mail - 4 hours 20 min ago
RSPCA officials are hunting for a thug caught on camera viciously killing a seagull by shaking it around and ripping its head off in front of laughing friends in Kidderminster.
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Michael Sheen, 50, seen with pregnant girlfriend, 25, for the first time

Daily Mail - 4 hours 21 min ago
Michael Sheen stepped out with his pregnant girlfriend Anna Lundberg on Thursday, in the couple's first public outing since announcing their baby joy.
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Jeffrey Epstein denied bail after lying about finances and passport

Daily Mail - 4 hours 22 min ago
Jeffrey Epstein was denied bail on Thursday, and will remain at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan ahead of his criminal trial on federal sex trafficking charges.
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How cutting out sugar affects your body: Dietician explains sugar causes drug-like addiction 

Daily Mail - 4 hours 23 min ago
Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, said giving up sugar causes withdrawal symptoms but, once the body adjusts, it will feel more energised.
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Pregnant woman calls for DEATH PENALTY on husband who pushed her off cliff to 'inherit her fortune'

Daily Mail - 4 hours 25 min ago
Wang Nan, 32, who was three months pregnant, survived the fall in the Pha Taem National Park in Thailand on June 9, but sustained serious injuries. Her unborn child was unharmed.
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Three jihadists who beheaded two female Scandinavian hikers in Morocco are sentenced to death

Daily Mail - 4 hours 25 min ago
Suspected ringleader Abdessamad Ejjoud (right) and two other men - believed to be Rashid Afatti (left) and Jounes Ouzayed (centre) - were sentenced to death in Morocco on Thursday.
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Instagrammers told not to swim in idyllic lake

CNN - 4 hours 26 min ago
Instagrammers have been warned not to dive into an idyllic-looking, turquoise lake in northern Spain, because its toxic waters could lead to health issues.
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Schoolboy, 14, collapses and dies after falling in the mud during end of term trip to an assault ...

Daily Mail - 4 hours 26 min ago
The Surrey teenager is understood to have got bogged down in a quagmire. He is believed to have inhaled mud during the end-of-school trip and stopped breathing.
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'No-deal' Brexit dealt blow by UK parliament

Al Jazeera - 4 hours 26 min ago
MPs defeat the government in vote that should thwart parliament suspension in order to push through a 'no-deal' Brexit.
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82% increase in reports of sexual violence in universities

Channel 4 News - 4 hours 28 min ago

Winning a place at Cambridge University feels like a dream for the lucky few plucked from thousands who apply each year. But it’s a dream which swiftly sours for some female undergraduates both in Cambridge – and across the country.

For six months, Channel 4 News has been investigating sexual violence and misconduct against women on campus, after controversy over the Warwick University “rape chat” scandal. Last week, Warwick’s vice-chancellor apologised to female students who’d been the subject of violent sexual comments online by male undergraduates.

Using Freedom of Information laws, we’ve discovered a startling rise in allegations of sexual misconduct at British universities who provided us with figures – with Cambridge reporting among the highest figures. According to those statistics, there’s been a combined increase of 82 per cent in reports of rape and sexual assault across the UK in the last year alone.

Some 165 allegations of rape or sexual assault have been reported by Cambridge students in the last three years. We spoke to several women who say they were attacked and feel badly let down by the university.

Barrister Charlotte Proudman has been working with female undergraduates who say they have been sexually assaulted on campus, and says: “I have seen many cases not only at university level but across colleges. And colleges have failed to investigate, the University have turned women away when they’ve gone along with either informal or formal complaints. And adding on a further layer to that often the consequence is that these complaints are swept under the carpet and therefore women are not protected. So these victims are not given the support they so desperately require.”

Shockingly, the risk to women at Cambridge is repeated up and down the country. Our research suggests there’s an epidemic of sexual violence.

We asked every university in the UK for the number of reported incidents of rape or sexual assault. Those universities which provided figures to Channel 4 News showed an alarming rise – from 65 in 2014, to 626 in 2018. In the last year alone they show there has been an 82 per cent increase.

In total, over the last five years there have been more than 1,600 reports of rape or sexual assault. And if you include other offences, like harassment, the tally rises to 1,900 – with the highest number of allegations at East Anglia University, followed by the university of Cambridge.

Birmingham pointed out that students were able to report historic cases from life before university, potentially inflating totals. Indeed, Birmingham actively refuted the figure of 87 reported incidents, saying that the “over the last 5 years the number of formal complaints relating to sexual assault or serious sexual harassment was 14.”

All the universities says they’ve recently launched anonymous reporting tools and initiatives to encourage students to report in an effort to better support them.

Cambridge launched a campaign against sexual violence in 2017. That, and the MeToo movement, may have led to an increase in reporting. But Ms Proudman believes our figures are still likely to be a significant under-estimate.

Cambridge University said that cases such as this were “exactly” why they had pushed for change.

Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Graham Virgo said that they have made a number of big changes since the woman featured on our report made her allegations, including an anonymous reporting tool and a campaign to raise awareness.

He said: “I know from listening to students that no matter how well an investigation is handled it can be an extremely difficult experience. We are doing everything we can to make sure students feel supported.

“Sexual harassment is an issue for all universities, and for society – 1 in 4 UK women between the ages of 16 and 24 are subjected to some form of sexual violence. It is one of the most under-reported crimes as a result

of stigma and victim blaming attached to it. We have to continue to address this and we will.”

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UK commandos fail to ‘liberate’ Estonian island during wargame, beaten by locals

Russia Today - 4 hours 34 min ago
Despite having an intricate plan, elite British Royal Marines failed to liberate an Estonian island after it was captured by the enemy during wargames in the Baltic Sea. The invasion was repelled by locals.
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CoA changes rule, BCCI postpones selection meet

Times of India - 4 hours 36 min ago
The selection committee meeting to pick Indian squads for the West Indies tour has been postponed following CoA's directive that the chairman of the panel, instead of secretary, will convene it. The meeting was scheduled for Friday but change in rule as per new constitution of BCCI, required requisite changes in legal paperwork.
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Women 'ashamed' by serial rapist Jason Lawrance

BBC News - 4 hours 40 min ago
Jason Lawrance was convicted in 2016 for attacking seven women he met online, but more women have since come forward.
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