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Lawyer for Fox News accusers says Sky deal must be blocked

Attorney says more Fox lawsuits are coming A lawyer representing women who have accused some of Fox News’ biggest figures of harassment says it would be “irresponsible” of British regulators to allow parent company 21st Century Fox’s acquisition of pay-TV group Sky. Lisa Bloom and her client, the radio and TV personality Wendy Walsh, met Monday with officials from U.K. media regulator Ofcom to discuss allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation at the U.S. cable news channel. “[We] came to London to meet with Ofcom because we want the British ...

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U.K. says Facebook and Google must tackle hate speech

Journalists targeted amid rise of hateful rhetoric Facebook, Twitter and Google have been accused by lawmakers in the U.K. of allowing racist content and hate speech to spread via their platforms. A parliamentary committee report published Monday alleged that the social media firms have prioritized profit over user safety by continuing to host unlawful content. The report also called for “meaningful fines” if the companies do not quickly improve. “The biggest and richest social media companies are shamefully far from taking sufficient action to tackle illegal and dangerous content,” the ...

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France election: Macron says EU must reform or face 'Frexit'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The front-runner in the French presidential election has told the BBC that the EU must reform or face the prospect of “Frexit”. Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron made the comments as he and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen entered the last week of campaigning. French voters go to the polls on Sunday to decide between the pair. Ms Le Pen has capitalised on anti-EU feeling, and has promised a referendum on France’s membership. She won support in rural and former industrial areas by ...

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Jimmy Butler must impose will in order for Bulls to force Game 7

2:26 AM ET BOSTON — Twenty-five minutes after the final buzzer sounded on the Chicago Bulls‘ 108-97 Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, the hits kept coming for Jimmy Butler inside a depressed visitors locker room at TD Garden. “Hey, Jimmy, ain’t no hot water, bro,” Bulls guard Dwyane Wade yelled as he made his way to his locker. “Word?” asked Butler, still dressed in full uniform, with a slim machine attached to his knee sending energy jolts through his tired body. “It’s freezing in there,” Wade ...

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Murdoch must wait extra month to learn fate of Fox-Sky deal

Bill O’Reilly forced out at Fox News Rupert Murdoch will have to wait an additional month to learn the fate of his planned takeover of British pay TV provider Sky. U.K. culture secretary Karen Bradley said Friday that she will give regulators extra time to review the contentious deal because of snap national elections scheduled for early June. The decision from media regulator Ofcom, which had been due by May 16, must now be wrapped up before June 20. The £18.5 billion deal struck by Murdoch in December would give ...

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Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Learner drivers will now have to be able to follow directions from a sat nav and drive into a parking space to pass their test. Ministers have announced four changes to the current test which will come into force on 4 December. Drivers will also be expected to answer vehicle safety questions while on the move and complete 20 minutes of independent driving rather than 10. The RAC Foundation said it would be a “far more realistic assessment”. Changing behaviours The Driving and ...

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Grammar schools must serve 'ordinary families'

Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England’s schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help “ordinary working families”. The school system needs to find ways to support those who are struggling – and not “the privileged few”, she will say in a speech later. New government analysis shows a majority of selective school places go to more affluent families. Recent figures showed that most child poverty is now in working families. These “ordinary working families” are defined as not the poorest, but living on “modest incomes”, and ...

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Surgeon: 'How many more children like Kayden must die?'

Senior surgeons say they tried to warn managers of dangerous delays to emergency surgery ahead of a child’s death at a top children’s hospital. Kayden Bancroft was 20 months old when he died at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), following repeated delays to urgent surgery. Whistleblowers allege the trust’s focus was on “ballooning” waiting lists rather than emergency care. The hospital admitted that failings occasionally occurred. Central Manchester University Hospitals Trust said: “Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital faces huge demands for its services and occasionally failings regrettably do occur.” Kayden’s grandmother, ...

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If Braves want to win, they must trade for Evan Longoria right now

8:01 AM ET When you Google “Evan Longoria” and “trade rumors” you get 44,700 results, which doesn’t quite match the 584,000 results you get by Googling “Evan Longoria” and “wife,” but it does suggest that the Tampa Bay Rays third baseman isn’t exactly immune to trade gossip. During the offseason, he was linked to the Mets as a potential replacement for Yoenis Cespedes and to the Dodgers as a potential replacement for Justin Turner. Instead, both free agents returned to their respective teams, and Longoria remains with the Rays, the ...

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Labour must do better under Corbyn, says Watson

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has said now is “not the time” to change the party’s leadership, but it must “do better” at winning over voters. Speaking at the Scottish Labour conference in Perth, he said the party’s by-election loss in Copeland had been “hugely disappointing”. Jeremy Corbyn has said he will stay on as leader, after Labour held Stoke Central in a separate by-election. David Miliband has said Labour is at its weakest point in half a century. The former foreign secretary, who lost out on the Labour leadership ...

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