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Clock changes: EU backs ending daylight saving

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The EU Commission is proposing to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn after a survey found most Europeans opposed it.Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said millions "believe that in future, summer time should be year-round, and that's what will happen".The Commission's proposal requires support from the 28 national governments and MEPs to become law.In the EU clocks switch between
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China targets video gaming to tackle myopia in children

[ad_1] Image copyright Tencent Image caption China is the world's biggest gaming market Chinese authorities have announced plans to control video gaming as a response to rising levels of near-sightedness among children.Regulators want to limit the number of new games, restrict playing time and develop an age-restriction system.A report in 2015 found 500 million Chinese suffered visual impairment, nearly half the population over five.China is the world's biggest gaming market
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Man charged over threats against reporters who criticised Trump

[ad_1] Image copyright CBS Image caption Mr Chain was arrested in his California home by a Swat team on Thursday The FBI has charged a man accused of making threatening calls to a newspaper that criticised President Donald Trump's attacks on the media.The FBI says Robert Chain, 68, called the Boston Globe about a dozen times and threatened to shoot reporters.He allegedly called journalists the "enemy of the people", using
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Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

[ad_1] Image copyright ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Image caption Messages from survivors were published by the inquiry last year The Catholic Church in Australia has formally rejected a landmark inquiry's recommendation that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession.The five-year inquiry found tens of thousands of children had suffered abuse in Australian institutions. The Catholic Church had the most cases.On Friday, Church leaders accepted
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Iosif Kobzon: Russians mourn ‘Soviet Sinatra’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kobzon, a staunch supporter of the annexation of Crimea, sang in this 2016 celebration concert The crooner, Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80.The death of the singer, who had long been ill with cancer, has sparked a wave of tributes on state television and social media for a man who provided the soundtrack to
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UN ‘alarmed’ by reports of China’s mass detention of Uighurs

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN commission says China discriminates against its Uighur population The UN says it is alarmed by reports of the mass detention of Uighurs in China and called for the release of those held on a counter terrorism "pretext". It comes after a UN committee heard reports that up to one million Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang were held in re-education camps. Beijing has denied
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Tablet bends ‘like ancient scroll’

[ad_1] A university in Canada has developed a tablet with a flexible screen that can rolled up. "We were inspired by ancient scrolls because their form allows for a more natural, uninterrupted experience of long visual timelines." says Dr Roel Vertegaal. Meanwhile, major technology brands are racing to be the first to bring such flexible technology to the market.Produced by: Cody Melissa Godwin [ad_2] Source link
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Why were there so many serial killers in the 1980s?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A woman views photographs set up as a memorial for victims of the serial killer dubbed the 'Grim Sleeper' Over three decades in the late 20th century, there was a rise in serial homicides in North America. One historian asks whether the ravages of World War Two were a factor. Peter Vronsky's fascination with serial killers began when, at 23, he bumped into
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Why India activist arrests have kicked up a storm

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People in different cities are protesting against the arrests The arrest of five prominent Indian political activists over their alleged Maoist links has sparked a national conversation. Some have called it an attack on freedom of speech, while others have justified the arrests in the name of national security. On Wednesday, a group of scholars challenged the arrests in the Supreme Court, which
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Bobi Wine: Uganda’s pop star MP ‘re-arrested at airport’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUganda's popular musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine appeared in court on Monday with crutchesUgandan pop star and MP Bobi Wine has been prevented from leaving the country to seek medical treatment despite being granted bail, his lawyers say.He was charged with treason last week, following the alleged stoning of President Yoweri Museveni's convoy.On Monday, a judge said he did not constitute a flight
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John McCain: Sarah Palin ‘excluded from his funeral’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Palin was chosen by McCain exactly ten years ago on Thursday Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain's running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral. According to US media, the request to Mrs Palin - who Senator McCain later regretted selecting - was sent through a family intermediary.A Palin "family source" told
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Stéphane Pauwels arrest: Football presenter charged over armed robbery

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Pauwels has hosted football shows for Belgian and French TV One of Belgium's top football TV presenters has been charged with being an accomplice to an armed robbery, prosecutors have said.Stéphane Pauwels, who has hosted shows for Belgian and French TV, was arrested as a part of a major police probe.The 2017 robbery, described by media as a "home invasion", took place in
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Florida sheriff backs Uber driver who killed ‘goofball’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUber driver kills man hunting his girlfriendAn Uber driver shot and killed a motorist who confronted him in a case that police say was legally justified under Florida's stand your ground law.Dashcam video shows Jason Boek, 34, swerving his truck in front of driver Robert Westlake, then jumping out and claiming to have a pistol.Mr Westlake, 38, who had just completed
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Why Australia is talking about a French au pair

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Peter Dutton has defended using his ministerial discretion to grant a visa An Australian minister is facing growing questions over why he personally intervened to grant a visa to a French au pair, in a case that has attracted national attention.Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton denies he acted improperly in halting the deportation of Alexandra Deuwel.The decision helped a wealthy family, and followed a
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Macron: French ‘Gauls’ resistant to change, unlike ‘Lutheran’ Danes

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emmanuel Macron wants to loosen France's employment regulations President Emmanuel Macron has angered opponents by accusing French "Gauls" of being resistant to change.On a visit to Copenhagen, Mr Macron said his attempts to remodel labour laws were impeded because the French were not as open to reform as "Lutheran" Danes.Opposition politicians accused him of showing "contempt" for his own people.Mr Macron later rowed back
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Trump calls for CNN boss to be fired

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US President Trump has attacked CNN again US President Donald Trump has attacked CNN's president Jeff Zucker on Twitter, saying that he should be fired.President Trump said CNN's "hatred and extreme bias" towards him made the media organisation "unable to function"."Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!" he tweeted.Mr Zucker is
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Dutroux murders: Belgian child-killer’s letter angers parents

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dutroux has spent 22 years in jail for abduction, rape and murder An infamous child killer who abducted, raped and murdered girls in Belgium in the 1990s has enraged victims' families with a letter offering to answer their questions.Marc Dutroux was jailed in 1996 and has for years sought release from prison.Now his lawyer has written to the six families in an attempt