Obscene porn rules relaxed in England and Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Guidelines about what constitutes “obscene” pornography have been relaxed in England and Wales. The Crown Prosecution Service had previously listed torture and bondage, among other acts,

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Saving my daughter from Instagram self-harm

Ian’s daughter Libby was using Instagram to post images of her self-harm injuries. He says photographs on the social media platform were more graphic than things he had seen when

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir mocks ‘Facebook protesters’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Omar al-Bashir has ruled Sudan since June 1989 Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents’ use of social media to organise recent protests against

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Brexit: Unilever stockpiles Ben & Jerry’s and Magnum ice creams

Image copyright Getty Images Unilever has said it is stockpiling Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and Magnum bars ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union. Chief executive Alan

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Drones help Galapagos tackle rat infestation

Image copyright Island Conservation Image caption North Seymour’s blue-footed booby birds dig a shallow trench to raise their chicks Drones are helping conservationists rid one Galapagos island of an infestation

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Italy in recession amid stagnant eurozone

Image copyright AFP Italy’s economy tipped into recession at the end of last year, according to latest figures. In the final three months of 2018, the economy shrank by 0.2%,

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Venezuela opposition ‘has met military’, says Juan Guaidó

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJuan Guaidó: “Maduro’s regime is killing young, poor people on the streets” Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he has held secret

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Senator Rand Paul wins damages after neighbour attack

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Paul was attacked over a gardening faux pas Senator Rand Paul has been awarded more than $580,000 (£441,000) after his neighbour attacked him

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China’s factory activity shrinks as slowdown worries rise

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese factory activity contracted for a second straight month in January, the official Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed. The index ticked up to 49.5, but remained

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Haidilao: Robots staff China’s top hotpot chain

China’s biggest hotpot restaurant chain by sales, Haidilao, started almost 25 years ago and has already established more than 360 restaurants around the world, including in Japan, the US and

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