UK schoolgirls assaulted in Ghana ‘given specialist support’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British police are assisting their counterparts conducting the investigation in Ghana A group of UK schoolgirls who were sexually assaulted at gunpoint in Ghana are receiving support, police say. They were attacked on a visit to the west African country last Friday and returned to the UK on Sunday. A British police force – ...

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J&J shares nosedive on report company knew of asbestos in baby powder

(Reuters) – Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) tumbled 12 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder. FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January ...

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Priest heads to Rome after serving sentence for child abuse in Chile

(Reuters) – An Irish-born priest, who was convicted of sexually abusing a girl in his care at a religious school in Santiago but served no jail time for the offense, left Chile on Friday for Rome after serving a four-year sentence. FILE PHOTO: Irish-born Chilean priest John O’Reilly (C) of the Legionaries of Christ leaves from a court in Santiago, ...

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Theresa May’s week in charts

A confidence vote, a promise to stand down, and thousands of miles travelled – it’s been a quiet week for the prime minister. Theresa May’s week was governed my numbers, as she calculated she wouldn’t get her Brexit deal through parliament for now. She then had to bank on more than half of Tory MPs’ support in Wednesday’s confidence vote. ...

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Canada slams China detentions; foreign minister to press Pompeo

OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said China’s detention of two men from Canada was unacceptable and expressed concern the economy could suffer as bilateral relations deteriorate. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta ...

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Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over air strikes

CAIRO (Reuters) – Iraq’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad and handed him a letter of protest over “repeated air(space) violations,” it said in a statement on Friday. “The Ministry denounces the actions of Turkish aircraft that violate Iraqi airspace and target several sites …in northern Iraq, which caused loss of life and property,” the statement said. ...

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Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

Image copyright Reuters A major stadium in Los Angeles has confirmed that it uses facial recognition tech during sport and music events, to spot known troublemakers. The Rose Bowl told news site Gizmodo that it used the tech “inside and outside” the stadium gates. It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged that Taylor Swift fans were ...

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China to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars as trade dispute de-escalates

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country’s finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. A worker inspects imported cars at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer The Ministry ...

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