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Myanmar men appeal against death sentences over British murders in Thailand

Myanmar men appeal against death sentences over British murders in Thailand

Published 21/08/2017

Two men from Myanmar convicted of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island in 2014 submitted their final appeal on Monday against the death sentence. [more…]

Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

Published 20/08/2017

Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. [more…]

Judge rejects bid by Polanski`s 1977 rape victim to end case

Judge rejects bid by Polanski`s 1977 rape victim to end case

Published 19/08/2017

A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed. [more…]

Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk

Bayer, J&J win third U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risk

Published 18/08/2017

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the third case to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits claiming the drugmakers' blood thinner Xarelto led to severe internal bleeding. [more…]

Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

Published 18/08/2017

Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent herself. [more…]

Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit

Insys agrees to pay $4.45 million to resolve Illinois opioid lawsuit

Published 18/08/2017

Insys Therapeutics Inc has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit by Illinois' attorney general claiming it deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug for off-label uses. [more…]

Nestle defends `Kit Kat` campaign against Atari `Breakout` lawsuit

Nestle defends `Kit Kat` campaign against Atari `Breakout` lawsuit

Published 18/08/2017

Nestle SA (NESN.S) on Friday paddled back claims in a new lawsuit in which Atari SA (ATAR.PA) accused the Swiss food company of pilfering its classic 1970s video game "Breakout" to help sell Kit Kat chocolate-covered wafer bars. [more…]

Deutsche Bank, Bank of America settle agency bond rigging lawsuits

Deutsche Bank, Bank of America settle agency bond rigging lawsuits

Published 17/08/2017

Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp agreed to pay a combined $65.5 million to settle investor litigation accusing large banks of rigging the roughly $9 trillion government agency bond market over a decade. [more…]

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Published 14/08/2017

A human rights activist best known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" who rose to prominence by harnessing social media to mobilize public support admitted in a closed-door trial that his actions "violated the law", a Chinese court said on Monday. [more…]

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

Published 14/08/2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. [more…]