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Robinho given nine-year prison sentence for rape

Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison for taking part in the gang rape of a woman in Milan in 2013. An Italian court ruled the 33-year-old and five other Brazilians assaulted the Albanian woman, who was 22, after plying her with alcohol in a nightclub. The forward, who left AC Milan in 2015 after five years, was not in court but pleaded not guilty via his lawyer. The sentence will be put on hold until the appeals process is completed. Robinho, capped 100 times by…

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Sydney paparazzo, 20, given second airline ban

After being banned from flying with Virgin Australia, Qantas has issued 20-year-old paparazzo Jayden Seyfarth with a “no-fly notification until further notice” while he is being investigated by the Australian Federal Police. Seyfarth was reported to the AFP by Virgin after he demonstrated serious security flaws in the airline’s system and posted them to his Instagram. Jayden Seyfarth with Virgin Group owner Richard Branson two years ago after Seyfarth printed Branson’s business class ticket and had the billionaire sign it. Photo: Supplied It all started two weeks ago, when he printed…

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'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations. Hassan, who lives in Germany, has a genetic disease – junctional epidermolysis bullosa – that leaves his skin as fragile as a butterfly’s wings. A piece of his skin was taken, its DNA was repaired in the laboratory and the modified skin grafted back on. After nearly two years, the new skin appears completely normal. The family’s full details have not been released to protect their privacy, but…

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Carl Sargeant not given natural justice, family says

Media playback is unsupported on your device The family of sacked Welsh Labour minister Carl Sargeant has said he was accused of “unwanted attention, inappropriate touching or groping” but was deprived of “natural justice”. He was found dead on Tuesday after being suspended by the party. The family has released correspondence between Mr Sargeant’s solicitor and Labour to highlight their concern. Relatives said he was distressed at being unable to defend himself due to the lack of detail about the claims. It is understood the Alyn and Deeside AM, who…

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England prop Sinckler given seven-week gouging ban

Harlequins forward Kyle Sinckler will miss England’s first two autumn internationals after being given a seven-week ban for gouging. The 24-year-old prop was cited for making contact with Michael Paterson’s eye during Harlequins’ Premiership defeat by Northampton on Saturday. Sinckler will miss England’s matches against Argentina (11 November) and Australia (18 November) at Twickenham. “It was a genuine mistake and an act of recklessness on my part,” he said. Sinckler is free to play from 21 November, four days before England face Samoa. He was previously given a one-week ban…

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Ryanair given deadline to obey compensation rules

Ryanair has been told to correct its compensation policy for hundreds of thousands of passengers whose flights have been cancelled, by 5pm on Friday. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority says the airline must stop misleading passengers about the option to be re-routed with another airline. The regulator has ordered the budget airline to say publicly how it will re-route those passengers. Ryanair must also say how it will reimburse their out-of-pocket expenses. Passengers left ‘furious’ at Ryanair Regulator ‘fury’ over Ryanair law breach Ryanair: the 34 routes being suspended Ryanair…

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News: Norwegian UK given foreign air carrier permit by US department of transport

Norwegian has welcomed news that its British subsidiary has been granted a foreign air carrier permit by the US department of transportation. The permit allows Norwegian UK to operate flights between the UK, Europe and the United States. The subsidiary was set up in 2015 to allow Norwegian to build on its growing long-haul operations by accessing bilateral traffic rights to a series of global markets. Using the new traffic rights, Norwegian has already announced plans for new routes to Singapore launching next week and Argentina starting in February 2018….

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