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May 18, 2018 4:23 AM Meat theft, illegal driving and more

COURT: A man who sent a grossly offensive message to a woman because he was motivated by hostility towards people of a particular sexual orientation has been ordered to pay compensation. Butch Sosa, also known as Samuel Baker, admitted sending the message on August 16 last year. He also pleaded guilty to sending a similar message to a male victim on the same day. Swindon 1

May 11, 2018 8:33 PM Hong Kong independence activists face THREE years in jail

TWO Hong Kong pro-independence activists have been found guilty of unlawful assembly and face three years in jail. Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus “Baggio” Leung, of the Youngspiration party tried to take their oaths as legislatures after they tried to enter a legislative council that they were supposedly banned from. On November 2, 2016 the group clashed with security 18

May 11, 2018 10:57 AM Boyfriend who proposed to his fiancee with 30ft high letters on beach is convicted of drink driving and punching hole in wall at their home after relationship breaks down

A boyfriend who proposed to his lover in the sand with 30-metre high letters saw the tide turn on their romance - as he was hauled to court after a furious row. Huw Thomas, 35, saw his relationship with Kara Conlon hit the rocks after she accepted his gigantic beach proposal written into the sand. Property manager Thomas argued with Kara, 33, at their 5

May 10, 2018 9:54 PM Russia fails to qualify for Eurovision Song Contest for first time

Russia has failed to qualify for the Eurovision final for the first time. The exclusion is a significant upset for the country, particularly because it withdrew from last year’s contest after the host nation Ukraine banned Russia’s representative from appearing. The same contestant that was due to take part last year, Julia Samoylova, performed in the second 6

May 8, 2018 10:55 AM Saturday Night Takeaway investigated by Ofcom

An investigation has been launched into whether Saturday Night Takeaway broke broadcast competition rules. A viewer complained that they arrived at a “secret sofa” location for a chance to win a prize before the deadline, but the off-camera signing-in process meant they were unable to register for the competition in time. A spokeswoman for broadcasting 13

May 7, 2018 2:54 PM Global warming to wipe out 'many' animals in protected oceans

Fish, mammals, birds and invertebrates living in parts of the oceans will be "devastated" by global warming, say researchers. Projections suggest that by the year 2100, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be 2.8C (37F) warmer than they are today if the levels of emissions carry on as expected. A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change 16

May 3, 2018 6:18 PM Judge upholds ban on protest during Dutch war commemoration

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch judge has upheld a ban on a noisy demonstration that an activist had planned during the country's annual two minutes of silence to commemorate its war dead, ruling that it amounted to a disruption of public order. A judge in Amsterdam ruled Thursday that the city was justified in outlawing the demonstration planned 4

May 3, 2018 6:04 PM Pole vaulter sues high school over competition ban

NORTH CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio high school pole vaulter who says he was banned from competing because he refused to practice in the rain is suing his school district in federal court. Max Stokey, a freshman at Hoover High School in North Canton, says he's been "restricted from participating" after he questioned a track coach's decision to practice 2

April 29, 2018 10:08 PM In first for Tunisia, police and soldiers head to polls

Police and soldiers went to the ballot box for the first time in Tunisia on Sunday, casting votes in municipal elections after the lifting of a longtime ban. Most Tunisians will vote on May 6 in the municipal polls -- the first since the North African country's 2011 revolution -- but members of the security forces cast their ballots a week earlier 7

April 28, 2018 11:12 AM Australia and Canada to send military aircraft to monitor North Korean ships

The move follows the arrival of a British warship helping to police sanctions imposed over North Korea's nuclear programme. The surveillance planes will be based in the US military's Kadena air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa. It comes after North and South Korea pledged at a historic summit to work for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean 22