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Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alicia Keys's songs are published by EMI Sony is buying a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing, giving it control over two million songs by artists from Queen and Carole King to Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams.The $2.3bn (£1.7bn) deal will make Sony the world's biggest music publisher.Sony's publishing business already includes 2.3 million tracks, including the Beatles catalogue.Sony chief executive Kenichiro Yoshida
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Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

[ad_1] Image copyright Ana Suda Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their identification.The two US citizens were told they had been stopped because they were speaking Spanish in a "predominantly English-speaking state".In
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Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson outside the city's cathedral in 2002 An Australian court has found a Catholic archbishop guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, becomes the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence.He was found to have covered up the abuse of altar boys by a paedophile priest in New
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US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS vows 'unprecedented pressure on Iran'Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the "strongest sanctions in history" on Iran.In a speech in Washington, America's top diplomat said Iran would be "battling to keep its economy alive" after the sanctions took effect.He said he would work closely with the Pentagon and regional allies "to deter any Iranian aggression".Earlier
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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the epidemic which struck West Africa in 2014-16.At least 26 people
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Janet rails against domestic abuse in awards speech

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Janet is the first black woman to win the Billboard Icon Prize Janet Jackson made her stance on the #MeToo movement clear as she won the Icon prize at the Billboard awards."I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history," she said. "At long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled,
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Gender inequality: Stars tell world leaders poverty is sexist

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters/Getty Image caption Oprah Winfrey (l), Chadwick Boseman (c), Lena Dunham (r) are among the stars who signed the open letter Scores of celebrities are calling on world leaders to take urgent action against global gender inequality. Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep are among the big names putting political leaders "on notice" in an open letter led by international charity ONE.The 140 signatories demand a commitment to
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How we will know if North Korea really ‘denuclearises’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images North Korea has said it will start dismantling its nuclear test site this week, in a ceremony to be attended by foreign journalists. But what would it take for the country to truly "denuclearise"?In the mountainous north-east of North Korea lies Pyongyang's nuclear test facility - the Punggye-ri complex.It has been used for six nuclear tests since 2006, but North Korea says "technical measures" to