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Hearing set on if US will seize assets of 'Pharma Bro'

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is due back in court Friday for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme. Prosecutors are expected to argue in federal court in Brooklyn that Shkreli is on the hook for more than $ 7 million. Along with the Wu-Tang Clan “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” album that Shkreli has boasted he bought for $ 2 million, prosecutors have said he should give up…

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Stokes to join England in NZ, while next hearing is set for March

Ben Stokes will travel to New Zealand to join the England squad as part of their Twenty20 tri-series. The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder was in court on Tuesday after being charged with affray. Stokes missed the recent Ashes series, which hosts Australia won 4-0. “He will arrive on Friday, 16 February ready to train with his England team-mates in Hamilton,” an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesperson said in a statement. “Any decision to include him in upcoming matches will be made by head coach Trevor Bayliss and the England management…

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London Underground noise could damage hearing, says academic

Media playback is unsupported on your device Parts of London Underground are “loud enough to damage people’s hearing”, the BBC has been told. An academic says the Victoria Line service is on average the loudest while other noisy sections of the Tube equate to “being at a rock concert”. Parts of the Northern and Jubilee lines are so loud they would require hearing protection if they were workplaces. Transport for London (TfL) says the noise is “highly unlikely” to cause long-term damage to hearing. Using noise meters supplied by the…

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Birth-control coverage fight faces key hearing in California

The state of California and the Trump administration will square off Tuesday before a U.S. judge who will decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam was not expected to issue an immediate ruling on the request by California, which says the rules could result in millions of women in the state losing no-cost contraception services. President Barack Obama’s health care law required most companies to cover birth control at no additional cost, though it…

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Hearing relating to Tyson Fury's suspended drugs ban to be held next month

The former heavyweight champion has been inactive for two years Thursday, November 23, 2017 Tyson Fury’s hearing relating to his suspended drugs ban will be held in December. The former heavyweight champion’s promoter, Hennessy Sports, confirmed on Thursday night that the delayed appointment with the National Anti-Doping Panel would go ahead next month. Fury – inactive for two years since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in November 2015 – and cousin Hughie were charged in 2016 after testing positive for a banned substance. But his attempt to clear his name…

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MPs begin Mugabe impeachment hearing

The Zimbabwean parliament has started impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, is accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his successor. The motion to remove him is supported by Mr Mugabe’s own Zanu-PF party. Mr Mugabe has refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover, and days of protests against his rule. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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