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Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

Twitter is planning to impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery as part of a renewed effort to tackle abuse on its social network. The US company has also said it intends to review user complaints more quickly. The efforts are outlined in a leaked email from the company’s head of safety, which was published by Wired. But one UK charity has already said the company needs to go further than “tinkering” with its existing rules. Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, had said on Friday that he planned to…

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John Salako hails Wilfried Zaha's stunning return to action for Crystal Palace against Chelsea

Wilfried Zaha scored the winner for Crystal Palace against Chelsea Monday, October 16, 2017 Wilfried Zaha has been hailed as ‘phenomenal’ after he inspired Crystal Palace to a shock win over Chelsea on Saturday. The winger, making his first appearance in two months after recovering from a knee injury, scored the decisive goal as Palace finally picked up their first three points of the season. “He was awesome,” said Eagles hero John Salako, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.  “For him to be out for over two months and put in a performance…

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Harvey Weinstein: Prosecutors defend lack of action

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prosecutors have defended their decision not to take action against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after a woman complained about his behaviour in 2015. The Manhattan district attorney’s office says undercover audio of the complainant and Weinstein was “insufficient to prove a crime”. But they said the Oscar winner had a “pattern of mistreating women”. Weinstein says many of the accusations against him are false. In a statement, Chief Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo said: “If we could have prosecuted Harvey Weinstein for the…

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UK must take action on racial disparity, says Theresa May

Theresa May is to challenge society over differences in how public services treat people of different races. On Tuesday, Mrs May will say the government and institutions must “explain or change” the differences. An “unprecedented” audit pulls together data on how people of all ethnicities are treated in areas including health, education, and criminal justice. The PM is expected to say later that there is “nowhere to hide” when it comes to dealing with racial disparity. The public presentation of data brought together from across Whitehall follows on from Mrs…

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Jack Wilshere in line for place in England's World Cup squad despite lack of action at Arsenal

Jack Wilshere Saturday, October 7, 2017 Jack Wilshere is being lined up for a spot in England’s World Cup squad. The Arsenal midfielder – once billed as one of football’s brightest talents – has seen his career stall after a string of injury problems. He has not started a Premier League game for the Gunners since August 2016 and spent a mixed spell on loan at Bournemouth last season.  Wilshere is back at Arsenal and part of Arsene Wenger’s first-team squad but, despite being full fit, his only action has…

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Ryanair threatened with legal action by UK regulator

Ryanair has been threatened with legal action for “persistently misleading” passengers about their rights following thousands of flight cancellations. The Civil Aviation Authority said it had launched “enforcement action” against Ryanair, the first step towards court action. Ryanair was wrong to claim it did not have to re-route passenger on rival airlines, it said. The action comes after Ryanair cancelled a further 18,000 flights. Ryanair cancels another 18,000 flights Ryanair: the 34 routes being suspended The fresh round of flight cancellations will be between November and March and affect the…

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