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Shamima Begum case: How do you deradicalise someone?

Image caption Shamima Begum has said she is willing to return to the UK and “rehabilitate” The case of teenager Shamima Begum has sparked a debate about how to deal with people linked to Islamic State – and how, if at all, to reintegrate them back into British society. When she was tracked down in a Syrian refugee camp, the 19-year-old was described as an “indoctrinated IS bride” by the journalist who found her. And in an interview with the BBC, Ms Begum seemed aware of what might await her…

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EU’s Vestager says not precluding Facebook case in future

FILE PHOTO: The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California, on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook is not currently in EU regulators’ crosshairs but it may well be in future because of the crucial role played by data, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s comments came two weeks after the German cartel office ruled that the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent. Vestager said she…

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Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Image copyright Getty Images Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised that the government will apply tariffs to food imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to provide “specific and robust protections” for farmers. His remarks come as the government is poised to release details of tariffs (taxes on imports) that would apply to thousands of products coming in from around the world, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Many supporters of Brexit argue that tariffs on food and other items should be scrapped in order to…

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U.S. quarterback Kaepernick settles grievance case with NFL

(Reuters) – Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, has resolved a pending grievance with the league, the two sides said on Friday. The attorney for Kaepernick, who filed the grievance in October 2017, and the league said in a joint statement that the resolution was subject to a confidentiality agreement and so there would be no further comment by either party. Kaepernick, 31, filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners in October 2017…

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Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles ‘collusion’ case

Eric Reid (left) was the first player to join then 49ers team-mate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling for the national anthem Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL over his ‘collusion’ case against team owners. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback believed owners were conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice in the USA. Kaepernick started protests by kneeling during the US national anthem. The 30-year-old has been without a team since opting out of his 49ers contract in March 2017. Carolina Panthers safety…

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U.S. fines Cognizant, charges 2 former top execs in India bribery case

(Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Friday announced criminal charges against two former top Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp executives for their roles in a bribery scheme in India, and said the company will pay $25 million to settle a related civil case. The U.S. Department of Justice said the former president, Gordon Coburn, and the former chief legal officer, Steven Schwartz, were charged in a 12-count indictment with violating the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other offenses. According to the indictment, in 2014 Coburn and Schwartz allegedly authorized an unlawful…

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Exeter murder case: Gun ‘found near body’ of victim, 80

Image caption Anthony Payne, 80, was described as a “decent, ordinary bloke” by his friend A friend of one of three men in their 80s found dead in Exeter has described how he found his body – and an antique pistol next to him. Keith Baker, 68, who found Anthony Payne dead at the 80-year-old’s Bonhay Road home on Monday, said he found the gun on the bed nearby. Twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84, were found dead in Cowick Lane the next day. Police previously said a gun was…

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Caster Semenya has Athletics South Africa’s ‘unqualified support’ in case against IAAF

Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games Caster Semenya has the “unqualified support” of Athletics South Africa (ASA) in her court case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF. Olympic 800m champion Semenya, 28, is challenging a proposed rule by the IAAF that would restrict the levels of testosterone in female runners. The IAAF denied a report on Thursday that lawyers would argue athletes like Semenya should be classified as male. The ASA said it had a “constitutional obligation” to contest the rule. “Athletics South…

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Skripal poisoning: Bellingcat names ‘third man’ in Salisbury case

Image copyright Reuters/BBC Image caption Sergei Skripal, 67, and his daughter Yulia survived the attack A third man has been named as a suspect in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury last year. Investigative website Bellingcat claims that he is Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeev, a Russian military intelligence officer. It says he came to the UK at the same time as two suspects alleged to have carried out the March 2018 attack. The website claims the officer travelled internationally under the pseudonym Sergey Fedotov. MI6 double agent Sergei…

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Caster Semenya unquestionably a woman, say her lawyers before court case against IAAF

Caster Semenya won 800m and 1500m gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Caster Semenya’s lawyers say the world and Olympic 800m champion is “unquestionably a woman” before a court case against athletics’ governing body. Semenya is challenging a proposed IAAF rule that aims to restrict the levels of testosterone in female runners. The Times reported that IAAF lawyers will say Semenya, 28, is a “biological male” as well as classified as female. The IAAF denied on Wednesday it will class any athlete with “differences of sexual development” (DSD) as male.…

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