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Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Social media companies have been told to "clean up their platforms" or be prepared to face the "force of the law" by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook.Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid said: "Tech companies must do more to stop his
US & World

Yemen crisis: UK’s Hunt warns Hudaydah deal ‘could die within weeks’

[ad_1] Image copyright ARAB 24 via REUTERS Image caption Forces on both sides are yet to leave Hudaydah A peace deal in Yemen's main port city "could be dead within weeks", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said during a visit to the country.The Yemeni government and the rebel Houthi movement have yet to implement a UN-brokered plan to pull out and redeploy forces around Hudaydah.The port is the principal
Business

Web watchdog warns over knee-jerk regulation of social networks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Government regulation of social media and the internet could have "unintended consequences" for victims of sexual abuse, a charity has warned.The Internet Watch Foundation said that "knee-jerk regulation" in response to a string of data and privacy scandals could come at a "heavy cost".The UK government is expected to publish a White Paper that will lay out how it plans to tackle "online harms".Culture Minister
Education

Forced marriage: Union warns over ‘criminalising’ teachers

[ad_1] Image caption Amanda Brown says a longer-term approach must be taken, rather than mandatory reporting The UK's largest teachers' union has warned government not to introduce measures that would make teaching staff criminally responsible for failing to report the forced marriage of a pupil. A Home Office consultation is exploring such proposals for teachers, health workers and social workers.But the National Education Union (NEU) said it "raises the stakes"
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Downing Street warns MPs not to block Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Attempts by backbench MPs to remove the government's power to deliver Brexit are "extremely concerning", Downing Street has said.On Monday one group of MPs will present a bill that could allow Brexit to be delayed if Parliament does not approve an EU withdrawal agreement. According to the Sunday Times, another group led by Dominic Grieve wishes to pause Brexit by suspending Article 50.But Downing Street said
US & World

Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump announced the troop withdrawal last month A senior member of the Saudi royal family has warned against a US troop withdrawal from Syria.Prince Turki al-Faisal told the BBC the action would have a negative impact, further entrenching Iran, Russia and the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.US President Donald Trump announced in December that it was time to bring US troops home from
Business

Samsung warns of profit drop as chip demand slows

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Samsung Electronics expects to post a 29% drop in quarterly operating profit as demand for smartphones and memory chips slows. The firm forecasts operating earnings of 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.7bn; £7.6bn) for the last three months of 2018. It marks the first quarterly profit drop in two years as strong demand for chips had boosted earnings at the firm.Samsung also faces fierce competition from
Politics

No-deal Brexit could put public at risk, warns Met chief

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK will leave Europol after Brexit and will not be a member of the European Arrest Warrant scheme The public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK's most senior police officer has said.Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said a no-deal exit would threaten access to EU-wide criminal databases and make it harder
UK News

Our Brexit deal is at risk, May warns EU leaders

[ad_1] Image copyright AFPp Theresa May has told EU leaders the withdrawal deal they have negotiated with the UK is "at risk", if MPs' concerns cannot be addressed.The PM, who delayed a Commons vote on the deal in anticipation of a defeat, said the agreement "can be passed".She urged EU leaders to work with her to "change the perception" of the controversial "backstop" plan.But European Council president Donald Tusk said
US & World

Syria war: Turkey warns of fresh anti-Kurd offensive in north

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Turkey will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria "in the next few days", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.The move, which he said would focus on territory to the east of the Euphrates river, risks confrontation with the US.America's support for the Kurdish YPG forces has strained relations with Turkey, which considers the YPG to be part of a terrorist group.Turkey