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Plan International charity reveals child sex abuse cases

Plan International charity reveals child sex abuse cases A children’s aid charity has confirmed six cases of sexual abuse and child exploitation by staff or associates. Plan International said five of the cases, which took place between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017, were reported to authorities in the countries involved. On Friday it pledged – alongside 21 other organisations – to do more to protect those they were set up to help. Plan International said it was “truly sorry”, adding that the cases had not involved British staff….

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Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured YANGON (Reuters) – Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was slightly injured and the authorities were still working to determine who was behind the bombings. The blasts come only three days after a large bomb killed two bank employees and injured nearly two dozen other people in the northeastern city of Lashio, where several ethnic insurgent groups are fighting the Myanmar military. Sittwe is the capital of…

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Stokes expected to return for England against New Zealand

Stokes expected to return for England against New Zealand (Reuters) – All-rounder Ben Stokes is expected to make his long-awaited England return in a one-day international against New Zealand on Sunday, ending an absence that stems from an incident in Bristol last September which led to him being charged with affray. Stokes, who had been named in several England squads but subsequently ruled out of due to the ongoing legal process, entered a not guilty plea when he appeared in court on Feb. 13 and then joined the team in…

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Equity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice

Equity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice <input type="hidden" name="fallback" value=" This embed is invalid” /> [embedded content] Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the public beginning of the end of Dropbox’s life as a private company. Dropbox is going public! To mark the occasion, Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm met up in the TechCrunch…

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Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians' Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid unnamed former senior European politicians to lobby for Ukraine’s previous pro-Russia government, a new indictment filed by special counsel Robert Mueller says. Mr Manafort paid over €2m ($2.5m; £1.8m) to the ex-politicians, it says. He has maintained his innocence in the face of Mr Mueller’s investigations. Mr Trump’s ex-deputy campaign manager, Rick Gates, has admitted conspiracy and lying to investigators in a plea deal. Mr Mueller is investigating claims of Russian political meddling in the US. There are…

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Deeply indebted Lisa Marie Presley and manager in duelling lawsuits

Deeply indebted Lisa Marie Presley and manager in duelling lawsuits LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of Elvis Presley, says she is facing financial ruin and has filed a $100 million lawsuit accusing her former business manager of negligence and mismanaging her finances. Her ex-manager has filed his own lawsuit, accusing Presley, 50, of squandering her famous father’s inheritance because of her lavish lifestyle. The lawsuit seeks $800,000 in unpaid bills. The dueling lawsuits, filed earlier this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, follow the collapse…

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Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike? Media playback is unsupported on your device Is smartphone hardware treading water while industrial designers wait for bendy screens and other flexible, futuristic components to make more radical models possible? And will sales continue to decline until they do? Samsung is casting a long shadow over this year’s Mobile World Congress. The technology industry get-together in Barcelona is set to be dominated by the launch of its Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets. The reaction from many rivals – including Huawei, HTC…

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Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)

Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet) According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” – something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power saving option that’s already available in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. News that Android was getting its own dark mode emerged from a post by a Google engineer on the company’s Issue Tracker forums, which was then spotted by a…

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The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband

The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband A big part of the FCC’s mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there’s nothing presenting information visually to get the point across. A new official map of broadband access based on FCC data lets you browse block by block and see just what options are on offer, from gigabit fiber to DSL that would have been inadequate a decade ago. The map…

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All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival RIYADH (Reuters) – Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative image. Locals and foreigners flocked to the festival to watch bands from Riyadh, Beirut and New Orleans. The crowd sang along when Lebanon’s Chady Nashef performed the Eagles’ “Hotel California” – an unusual moment in the Islamic country after the religious police last year condemned concerts that…

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