The alleged rape and murder of a comedian has sparked anger about attitudes to womenWhen Eurydice Dixon finished her comedy gig at a Melbourne bar last Tuesday she was reportedly in high spirits, sharing a drink with her boyfriend before heading home.She bought some food and walked through an area she knew well: Princes Park in an affluent northern suburb of the city. Just before midnight, she sent her boyfriend a message: “I'm almost home [...]
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Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has shelved a plan to sell shares in China in conjunction with its imminent Hong Kong IPO. The company will instead go public in Hong Kong first and consider the potential for a Chinese offering at a later date. The change in strategy was confirmed in a message posted to Xiaomi's Weibo account without specific explanation. Reuters reported that the move was down to a dispute over valuation. Xiaomi declined to [...]
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Apple has been fined AUS$9M (~$6.6M) by a court in Australia following a legal challenge by a consumer rights group related to the company's response after iOS updates bricked devices that had been repaired by third parties. The Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invested a series of complaints relating to an error (‘error 53') which disabled some iPhones and iPads after owners downloaded an update to Apple's iOS operating system. The ACCC says Apple admitted [...]
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Exclusive: Jens Stoltenberg says US and Europe must work to avoid breakdown in western unity• Europe and North America need to stay united – now more than everThe head of Nato has warned that the deep divisions between the US under Donald Trump and its European allies are not going away and there is no certainty that the transatlantic relationship and its military alliance will survive.Against a backdrop of Trump's open baiting of the German [...]
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RMT members stage 24-hour walkout with further stoppages planned for Thursday and SaturdayPassengers on Northern rail services are facing further travel misery on Tuesday with a fresh strike in a long-running dispute over guards on trains.Members of the RMT union are staging a 24-hour walkout, with further stoppages planned for Thursday and Saturday. Continue reading... [...]
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Dominic Grieve says ‘meaningful vote' may prevent crisis of no-deal exit from EUConservative rebels are not trying to “collapse the government” but a “meaningful vote” before leaving the EU may help to avoid a crisis moment, the leading pro-European backbencher Dominic Grieve has said. Related: May double-crossed Grieve over Brexit – this is a constitutional crisis | Andrew Adonis Continue reading... [...]
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