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China expanded its controversial anti-corruption probe to focus on every official in the country

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images China has created a new anti-corruption agency that can investigate any government employee in the country, including managers who work in schools, hospitals, universities, and state-run companies. The National Supervision Co


New Zealand court rejects Megaupload founder's call for Obama appearance

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court rejected on Wednesday internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's application for former U.S. President Barack Obama to appear in court in relation to a damages claim over his defunct Megaupload streaming website.

United Kingdom

Brave 6-year-old girl is learning to talk again after severe chickenpox infection gave her brain damage

A GIRL of six is having to learn how to talk again after chickenpox gave her brain damage. Lacey Ainley spent Christmas in hospital after suffering a seizure in the early hours of the morning on December 21. She was taken to hospital and put on life suppo


American teen Anisimova stuns Wang in Miami

(Reuters) - American teenager Amanda Anisimova, fresh off an impressive run at Indian Wells, beat China's Wang Qiang 6-3 1-6 6-2 at the Miami Open on Tuesday to set up a second round clash with Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza.


Tennis: Tomic's return to court ends early in France

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic's bid to kick-start his career after slipping to 181st in the world hit a speed bump on Tuesday when the 25-year-old Australian was knocked out in the first round of a second-tier tournament in France.


EU to unveil plan to tax turnover of big U.S. tech firms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose rules on Wednesday designed to make digital companies pay their fair share of tax and set to hit U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook .


France targets sexual harassment with on-the-spot fines

PARIS (Reuters) - France will announce a series of measures against sexual violence on Wednesday, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints.


Ancient woodland protection 'weakened'

Conservationists fear changes to planning rules will "roll back" protection for centuries-old woodland.


Facebook's Lax Data Policies Led to Cambridge Analytica Crisis

Facebook’s loose approach to policing how app creators and others deployed its user data persisted for years, including after a 2015 effort by the social network to restrict access, according to court records and people familiar with the social-media gi

Showbiz & TV

What’s on TV tonight? Shows to watch on Wednesday 21 March from Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home to The Secret Helpers

WHAT can’t you miss on TV tonight? Our guide to the must-see shows… Zoe Ball’s Hardest Road Home, 9pm, BBC One Earlier this month, presenter Zoe Ball (right) cycled from Blackpool (where she was born) to Brighton (where she lives) in five


Nighttime Tornadic Storms Are Dangerous, Not 'Good Sleeping Weather'

Nocturnal tornadoes are particularly dangerous. Why you need to have a plan before you go to sleep.

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