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Former Newcastle striker Nile Ranger dropped from Southend United squad over 'disciplinary procedure'

Nile Ranger Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Southend striker Nile Ranger has found himself in more hot water after being left out of his side’s 1-1 draw at MK Dons due to a “disciplinary procedure”. The 26-year-old, who spent ten weeks in prison over the summer, was not selected at Stadium MK on Tuesday, with boss Phil Brown refusing to divulge the nature of Ranger’s latest misdemeanour. Brown told the Southend Echo: “Nile isn’t involved because of a disciplinary procedure yesterday. “It’s not for public consumption what’s happened but it’s just down…

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Ratko Mladic removed from war crimes court

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been removed from a court in The Hague after he shouted at judges reading his trial verdict over crimes during the 1990s Bosnian war. His expulsion happened after the judge rejected a request by his lawyer to adjourn the session on health grounds. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Gen Mladic faces 11 charges, including genocide and crimes against humanity, at the UN tribunal. Gen Mladic, 74, has denied the charges. The session was resumed shortly after he was expelled. He was sent…

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Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores

Skype’s call and messaging service has been removed from app stores in China, including the Apple app store. Apple says it is one of several apps to have been removed after the government said it does not comply with local law. Skype owner Microsoft told the BBC the app had been “temporarily removed” and the company was “working to reinstate the app as soon as possible”. The app is also no longer available for download on Android app stores in China. Media reports suggest the disruption to Skype started in…

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients…

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Budget 2017: Hammond to 'seize opportunities' from Brexit

The UK must “seize the opportunities” from Brexit while tackling deep-seated economic challenges “head on”, Philip Hammond is to say in his second Budget. The chancellor will promise investment to make Britain “fit for the future” as an “outward looking, free-trading nation” once it leaves the EU in 2019. But he will also commit to supporting hard-pressed families with the cost of living and address housing shortages. Labour say he should call time on austerity and boost public services. In his Commons speech, which will begin at about 12:30 GMT,…

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Charlie Rose fired from CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations

CBS has fired veteran journalist Charlie Rose after more than eight women accused him of sexual misconduct in interviews with the Washington Post and Business Insider. In a statement to staff posted on Twitter, CBS said Rose was terminated “effective immediately.” “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program,” the statement read in part. “Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional…

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Jonathan Lipnicki: The kid from Stuart Little is on Celebs Go Dating

As a child star, Jonathan Lipnicki charmed film fans as the boy in the Stuart Little films and as Renee Zellweger’s son in Jerry Maguire. Now 27, he’s stepping back into the spotlight, in the hope of finding love. Lipnicki will date members of the public on E4’s Celebs Go Dating, where his co-stars will be Muggy Mike from Love Island and Towie’s Gemma Collins. The actor has spoken about suffering from anxiety and being subjected to “gay slurs” while at school. What’s it like to date a celebrity? He’ll…

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