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Indian girl, 12, ‘raped and killed’ by brothers, uncle

March 21, 2019

That crime shone a spotlight on the rising levels of violence against women in India, and saw the introduction of tough penalties for offenders and accelerated trials through court. By AFP Two brothers have been arrested in India for allegedly raping their 12-year-old sister who was later beheaded with a sickle, police said Wednesday. India […]

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New Zealand bans sale of assault, semi-automatic rifles: PM

March 21, 2019

Weapons ban aims ‘to prevent an act of terror from ever happening again in our country’, prime minister says. New Zealand has banned the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons after the country’s worst-ever attack that killed 50 people in two mosques. “Be assured this is just the beginning of the work we’ll be […]

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New Zealand PM urges global action on social media dangers

March 20, 2019

In the United States, a congressional panel said it was asking top executives from US tech firms to explain the proliferation online of the “horrific” video. A 44-year-old businessman was remanded in custody after a preliminary court appearance in Christchurch Wednesday on charges of distributing footage of one of the mosque shootings New Zealand Prime […]

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Father sells his one-year-old daughter for £6,800 on the internet to pay for his gambling debts

March 20, 2019

A man in south-west China has been arrested for selling his toddler daughter online for £6,800 in order to pay off his gambling debts. The man, identified by his surname Jiang, sold the child to a couple after racking up a debt of more than 60,000 yuan (£6,798) by gambling online, according to Chinese reports. […]

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Myspace apologizes after losing 12 years’ worth of music

March 20, 2019

CNN Social networking company Myspace has apologized for apparently losing 12 years’ worth of music uploaded to its site, following a server migration error — a loss potentially amounting to 50 million songs. The Los Angeles-based company, which was once a leading music-sharing platform, announced that content uploaded to its site from its inception in […]

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Australian family of suspected New Zealand mosque gunman devastated for victims

March 19, 2019

A grandmother of the Australian man suspected of killing 50 people in two New Zealand mosques said she was “just devastated” for the dead and injured. Speaking publicly for the first time in their home town of Grafton in the Australian state of New South Wales after the killings, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant’s grandmother Marie Fitzgerald […]

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