UK unveils law to fine social media firms which fail to remove online abuse

LONDON (REUTERS) – Britain said on Wednesday (May 12) a planned new law would see social media companies fined up to 10 per cent of turnover or 18 million pounds…

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UK to ban live animal exports for slaughter as part of welfare plan

LONDON (REUTERS) – Britain said on Wednesday (May 12) it would ban the live export of animals for slaughter and fattening, explore prohibiting the sale of foie gras and formally…

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Higher antibiotic doses may make bacteria ‘fitter’: Study

PARIS (AFP) – Using higher doses of antibiotics in a bid to tackle the growing problem of drug resistance may end up strengthening certain bacteria, according to research released on…

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Atlanta Spa shootings were hate crimes, US prosecutor says

FULTON, GEORGIA (NYTIMES) – A prosecutor said on Tuesday (May 11) that the man accused of killing eight people at spas in and around Atlanta had targeted some of the…

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‘Exhilarating’ views from new observation deck 1,200 feet above New York City

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – A new skyscraper in New York’s midtown Manhattan that towers 150 feet above the Empire State Building transports visitors in glass elevators up the sides of…

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Hindu sect accused of using forced labour to build New Jersey temple

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – Federal law enforcement agents descended on a massive temple in New Jersey on Tuesday (May 11) after workers accused a prominent Hindu sect of luring them…

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Colorado shooting suspect killed self, 6 others after he wasn’t invited to party: police

A man who fatally shot six people at a Colorado birthday party before killing himself was upset after not being invited to the weekend gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family,…

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Georgia among first US states to provide Covid-19 shots to kids under 16

ATLANTA (REUTERS) – When the state of Georgia made Covid-19 vaccinations available to children as young as 12 on Tuesday (May 11), Atlanta residents Jenny and Jeffrey Brower rushed to…

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Pipeline outage causes US gasoline supply crunch, panic buying

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Gas stations from Florida to Virginia began running dry and prices at the pump rose on Tuesday (May 11), as the shutdown of the biggest US fuel…

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 12

Dozens dead as Israel and Hamas escalate aerial bombardments Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Tuesday, raising the death toll in two days to 30 Palestinians and three Israelis,…

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