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'I miscarried and now am serving a 30 year sentence'

Evelyn Hernandez, a Salvadorean teenager, was raped by a gang member and then jailed for 30 years for what her supporters say was a miscarriage. Opponents say she killed her child. El Salvador has some of the harshest abortion laws in the world and cases of miscarriages and still births often being considered abortions. You can watch the full documentary ...

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Why I took my wife's last name

These days many women keep their own name when they marry, and couples are increasingly opting for a double-barrelled or merged name. But men who take their wife’s surname are still quite rare. Kirstie Brewer spoke to three. Rory, a primary school teacher from south-east London, left for the summer holidays in 2016 as Mr Cook and returned to start ...

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Senator Flake: Trump using Stalin's words to attack media

Republican Senator Jeff Flake slammed Donald Trump in a speech on the Senate floor, saying the president was using Joseph Stalin’s words to attack press freedom. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed Mr Flake’s criticism, contending the speech was a retiring politician seeking attention because of bad poll numbers. Click here to Read from the source

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Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Apple will pay about $38bn (£27.3bn) in tax on the roughly $250bn cash pile it holds outside the US following recent changes to American tax rules. The sum is expected to be the biggest payment under the reforms, which slash the US corporate tax rate. The tech giant also plans to build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs ...

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Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in the northern state of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna to the capital Abuja, about two hours away. ...

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Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

A Canadian woman has been convicted of killing her friend after police discovered the murder weapon used in a picture of the pair on social media. Cheyenne Rose Antoine, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Brittney Gargol, then 18, in March 2015. Gargol was found strangled to death near a landfill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with Antoine’s belt near her ...

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Justin Timberlake on Janet Jackson Super Bowl aftermath: 'I stumbled through it'

Pop star Justin Timberlake says he has “made peace” with Janet Jackson, 14 years after his role in her infamous “wardrobe malfunction”. In case you’ve forgotten, Timberlake ripped a panel off Jackson’s bodice during the 2004 Super Bowl, revealing her right breast to 14m TV viewers. Although both artists apologised, it was Jackson who got fined and blacklisted by US ...

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Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

The bestselling exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff is about to hit the small screen. According to Hollywood Reporter, Mr Wolff has sold television rights for seven figures. President Trump has condemned the book, which depicts a chaotic administration and a president unfit for office, as full of made-up stories. It is not ...

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Dylan Farrow: 'Allen's been lying so long'

Dylan Farrow says she wishes Woody Allen had been charged over allegations he sexually abused her as a child. “He’s lying and he’s been lying for so long,” she told CBS’s This Morning, in her first TV interview about her adoptive father. Allen repeated his denial of the claims and issued a new statement on Thursday saying: “I never molested ...

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Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was “uninformed” when he made the promise. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the president’s opinions had evolved since his signature campaign pledge on the US-Mexico wall. “Campaigning is very ...

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