Internet regulator considered for UK

Internet regulator considered for UK

The UK government is considering "all options", including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet. It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals. According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, which regulates broadcasters and telecoms companies. The government told the BBC it would publish the White Paper this winter. But a spokesman for the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it had nothing to share at this time.

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Marine Le Pen ordered to submit to psychiatric evaluation over execution tweets

Marine Le Pen ordered to submit to psychiatric evaluation over execution tweets

A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order. The investigation is one of a series that have distracted Le Pen's National Rally, formerly known as the National Front, as it seeks to rebuild after her loss to President Emmanuel Macron in the second round of an election last year.

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Kenyan girls forced into sex in exchange for sanitary products

Kenyan girls forced into sex in exchange for sanitary products

Girls in Kenya are forced to have in sex in exchange for sanitary products due to the prevalence of period poverty and the shame, stigma and public health misinformation which surrounds menstruation. New exclusive research by Unicef found 65 per cent of females in the Kibera slum – an area of the capital of Nairobi which is the largest urban slum in Africa – had traded sex for sanitary pads. The humanitarian charity found 10 per cent of young adolescent girls admitted to having transactional sex for pads in western Kenya.

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Passengers hurt after India pilot ‘blunder’

Passengers hurt after India pilot 'blunder'

More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots "forgot" to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back shortly after take off. Videos tweeted by passengers aboard the plane showed oxygen masks deployed inside the aircraft. The Boeing 737, which was carrying 166 passengers, landed safely.

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Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs

Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs

The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody — including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention.

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North and South Korea commit to ‘era of no war’

North and South Korea commit to 'era of no war'

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korea said it would close a key missile test facility in the presence of "international experts" and potentially destroy its primary nuclear complex if the United States agrees to corresponding measures, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong Un Wednesday. The two leaders made the announcement on the second day of a three-day summit, their third this year, as part of efforts with the United States to contain the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula.

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