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Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Bid to ease Northern Ireland abortion laws voted down

25 minutes ago - Guardian
Proposal to legalise termination in cases of sex crime or where foetus cannot survive outside womb is rejected by 59 votes to 40Proposals to relax Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws have been rejected.Stormont assembly members voted 59 to 40 against amending legislation to allow terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual cr... by Press Association

Senate votes to tighten sanctions on North Korea after nuclear activity

25 minutes ago - Guardian
Measure would heap additional financial pressure on the hermit regime of leader Kim Jong-un after its provocative recent nuclear test and rocket launchThe US Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea, seeking to punish the reclusive Asian nation for its provocative recent nuclear test and rocket launch.The m... by Agence France-Presse

A bunch of amateurs: Indonesia's homegrown jihadis ridicule Isis after Jakarta attack

55 minutes ago - Guardian
Four weeks after Islamic State claimed killings, veteran extremists scorn its lack of relative success while experts fear local groups are now a growing threat with ‘foreigners’ in their sightsAs Abu Tholut sips on his guava juice, his wispy silver beard brushing against the glass, he mulls the state of global jihad and his not insubstantial ro... by Kate Lamb in Jakarta

Backpacker ‘screaming for help’ after escaping alleged attacker in South Australia

3 hours 32 minutes ago - Guardian
59-year-old charged with rape and attempted murder of two women at campsite in Coorong national park, as local mayor says attack is a reminder people need to be wary of ‘stranger danger’ Two backpackers suffered serious injuries in South Australia when they were allegedly attacked and raped by a man, with one of them managing to escape to get h... by Australian Associated Press

'Blonde, fit, smokin' hot': Hollywood producer shares sexist scripts on Twitter

1 hour 35 minutes ago - Guardian
Ross Putman tweets verbatim introductions to female characters in scripts he reads, from ‘as adorable as she is sexy’ to ‘honey-blonde farmland beauty queen’A Hollywood producer is sharing excerpts of sexist scripts he gets sent, to highlight the grim state of roles for women in film – as well as some equally dire writing.Producer Ross Pu... by Elle Hunt

Oregon militia standoff: FBI surrounds remaining occupiers at wildlife refuge

1 hour 48 minutes ago - Guardian
One of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur wildlife refuge drove outside of police barricades, prompting a dramatic standoff that is being live-streamedThe FBI surrounded the four remaining occupiers in the Oregon militia standoff on Wednesday night, prompting a dramatic standoff that is being live-streamed on YouTube.According to an FBI stateme... by Sam Levin in San Francisco

Robert F Kennedy's killer loses 15th parole bid as witness says: 'It's my fault'

1 hour 46 minutes ago - Guardian
Sirhan Sirhan, convicted of 1968 murder, comes face to face with man who testified at his trial – and who now says someone else shot JFK’s brotherThe convicted killer of Senator Robert F Kennedy has been denied parole for the 15th time after telling a board that he could not remember shooting John F Kennedy’s brother in 1968 and was therefore... by Staff and agencies in San Diego

Oregon standoff escalates as FBI surrounds Malheur wildlife refuge – live updates

1 hour 34 minutes ago - Guardian
Four armed occupants remain inside refugeFBI says it is attempting to negotiate their departureStandoff has lasted 40 daysAmmon Bundy and other militia leaders arrested last week 2.45am GMT Ammon Bundy, the leader of the militia group that seized the refuge on 2 January, told his attorneys last week that the four people maintaining the occupation s... by Sam Levin and Claire Phipps

US government sues Ferguson on policing

1 hour 39 minutes ago - BBC
The US government files a lawsuit against the Missouri town of Ferguson, after it rejects reforms outlined following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager

US Senate backs more N Korea sanctions

2 hours 7 minutes ago - BBC
The US Senate votes unanimously in favour of tougher sanctions against North Korea after its recent nuclear and rocket tests

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