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Rapper Nelly files countersuit after being sued for sexual assault

FILE - In this April 18, 2015, file photo, rapper Nelly performs on stage during a Corner Block Party concert at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Prosecutors in Washington state say they cannot proceed with a rape case against Nelly because the accuser is not cooperating. The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour…

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Czech president Miloš Zeman wins second term

Pro-Russian leader receives 51.8% of votes in runoff against political newcomer Jiri Drahos President Milos Zeman during the casting of his ballot at a polling station in Prague. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has been elected to a second five-year term after winning a runoff vote. Results from the Czech Statistics Office…

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Media Madness: book shows Trump’s West Wing is obsessed with press

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz portrays a president who values loyalty above all except the attention of leading papers and networks Donald Trump holds up Swiss newspaper Blick as he arrives at the Congress Centre in Davos on Friday. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA A new book depicts Donald Trump as a media obsessive who measures his staff’s…

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Syria: Ceasefire violations reported in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian activists have accused Bashar al-Assad's regime of violating a fragile ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, the last remaining rebel stronghold near the capital, Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at least five rocket and artillery shells targeted the besieged enclave in the early hours of Saturday, shortly after a Russian-negotiated ceasefire had come into effect. Mohammed Alloush, a senior…

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Transgender inmate of male prison ‘prepared to die’ in hunger strike

Marie Dean sends letter from HMP Preston following Ministry of Justice’s ‘nightmare’ refusal to recognise her gender Ministry of Justice at heart of battle after ‘nightmare’ refusal to recognise Marie Dean as a woman. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images A transgender woman has gone on hunger strike inside an all-male prison and says she is prepared…

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Troubled children at risk from mental health proposals, warn therapists

Fears that green paper on better care in schools will take scarce resources away from young people with the most serious problems The Association of Child Psychotherapists has called the government’s proposals ‘inadequate’. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Young people with the most serious mental health problems will be harmed by flawed government plans to boost services…

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The Amazon Go store – techy-cool or creepy-weird?

Cameras in the ceiling at the Amazon Go convenience store at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. The cameras, along with sensors in the shelves and heavy computing technology, allow Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology to track what items a shopper has taken. (Photo: Elizabeth Weise/USA TODAY) Care to shop at a store where hundreds of cameras in…

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The McClymonts lead the way as women dominate Golden Guitars

Updated January 28, 2018 01:41:09 Photo: The McClymonts said they were "completely blown away" by their success. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) Related Story: Tamworth Country Music Festival in full swing The McClymonts have been the big winners at the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth. The 2018 winners list: Album of the Year: The McClymonts Alternative…

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