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Spartak Moscow face partial stadium closure for monkey chants towards Liverpool youngster

Spartak Moscow have been hit by a partial stadium closure Friday, October 20, 2017 Spartak Moscow have been hit with a partial stadium closure by UEFA for ‘racist behaviour’ towards Liverpool striker Bobby Adekanye during last month’s Youth League match. A section of the Russian club’s fans directed monkey chants at the 18-year-old attacker in the 2-1 defeat suffered by Steven Gerrard’s side at Spartak’s academy on September 26. UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body (CEDB) upheld Liverpool’s subsequent complaint and a section of Spartak’s stadium will be closed for…

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Joshua to face Takam after Pulev pulls out

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury. The bout is scheduled for 28 October at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, with more than 70,000 tickets already sold. It will be Joshua’s first fight since stopping Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April, adding the WBA title to the IBF belt he claimed in 2016. Pulev suffered a shoulder injury in sparring, with Takam the next in line. ‘Police would stamp out fighting among boxing fans’ Podcast: ‘We’ve got a…

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Dozens gravely wounded in Vegas face long road to recovery

The bullets are still there. For the dozens of people who remain hospitalized in Las Vegas from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the onslaught isn’t over. The pain lingers. They remain haunted by the uncertainty of their recovery. “My fear is that I won’t progress, you know. I want to be able to walk again. I want to be able to function normally,” said Michael Caster, who was paralyzed in the shooting. “I’m happy to be alive, that I got out of there, but I want to…

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Young face growing mortgage debt burden

Young first-time buyers are increasing their overall mortgage debt in order to tackle short-term financial pressures. The average mortgage term is lengthening from the traditional 25 years, according to figures from broker L&C Mortgages. Its figures show the proportion of new buyers taking out 31 to 35-year mortgages has doubled in 10 years. That means lower monthly repayments, but a bigger overall bill owing to the extra interest incurred. The extra total cost can be tens of thousands of pounds. Where can I afford to live? Your results – Amount…

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Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse' tax

Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a tax to help fund educational campaigns about internet abuse. It is among ideas suggested by the UK government as it considers its safer internet strategy. It also proposed that social media platforms reveal the true scale of online hate and how much content is removed each year. And it wants a code of practice to ensure providers offer adequate online safety. The measures are intended to address the issues of: cyber-bullying trolling abuse under-age access to pornography Ambitious plans The UK’s…

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Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions

Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and now is when they have to be especially alert. Campus sexual assault reports are so common at the beginning of the fall semester, college administrators call this time of year the “red zone.” Penn State University sends campus-wide text alerts when someone has been sexually assaulted. During the last academic year, there were 29 campus text alerts about sexual assaults at the university’s main campus, and half of them were issued in the first ten…

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Companies face 50m euro fines in Germany for hate speech

A law has come into effect in Germany requiring social media companies to remove “obviously illegal” posts or pay fines of up to 50m euro (£44.3m). Companies with more than two million German users will have 24 hours to remove posts containing hate speech or other criminal material. The law is among the toughest of its kind in the world. Critics have said the law’s tight time limits are unrealistic and may lead to accidental censorship. Theresa May told the United Nations General Assembly last month that tech giants must…

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