Asia

Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul hotel attack – video report

At least six people have been killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gunmen, who were reportedly wearing suicide vests, entered the hotel on Saturday evening and began shooting before taking a number of staff and guests hostage. The

Business

Company fined for making 75m nuisance calls in four months

Information Commissioner’s Office says company failed to identify itself and used ‘added value’ phone numbersA claims handling company that bombarded consumers with 75m nuisance phone calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by

United States

Debunked: Trump reasons for cancelling London visit

The US president’s claims that he will not visit UK to open new embassy because of ‘bad Obama deal’ fail to add upDonald Trump’s “reason” for cancelling his trip to London to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony of

Music

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor quits over abuse claims

Charles Dutoit’s position described as ‘untenable’ after six women accuse him of sexual assaultCharles Dutoit, the principal conductor and artistic director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, has left his roles with immedia

Technology

France investigates Apple over claims of planned obsolescence

French fraud watchdog opened investigation into technology giant on FridayApple acknowledged reducing power demands in older modelsA French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of US tech giant Apple over alleged deception and planned obsol

Business

Government urged to ban nuisance calls and texts from claims firms

Study finds UK consumers bombarded with 2.2bn calls and texts from pensions, PPI and insurance claims firms in 2017British consumers were bombarded with 2.2bn nuisance phone calls and texts from pensions, PPI and cash-for-crash claims firms last year, acc

Australia

Labor says Treasury document shows negative gearing claims ‘outright lies’

Opposition says document shows Malcolm Turnbull wrong to claim Labor policy a ‘sledgehammer’ to the economyLabor has released a Treasury document that states its negative gearing policies could cut house prices in the short term but, over tim

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