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Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

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Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

- BAGHDAD (AP) — A Swiss journalist died Saturday from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group. Veronique Robert died in a Paris hospital Saturday, Sophie Pommier, a French Embassy spokeswoman, told The Associated Press. State-owned France Television said Robert had covered numerous conflicts and expressed its "sincere condolences

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New mum Cheryl sends love to her fans as she breaks social media silence after a month

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New mum Cheryl sends love to her fans as she breaks social media silence after a month

- NEW mum Cheryl has broken her social media silence to thank her fans for their love. The singer – who gave birth to baby son Bear in March – returned to Twitter briefly to post the sweet update to her legion of adoring fans. She wrote: “Night everyone… Sending love to you all.” Cheryl also denied claims she had taken up private boxing lessons to improve her fitness after giving birth

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Places: Kuwait |  Mideast |  Asia | 

Man United fans are getting very excited about Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's social media activity

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Man United fans are getting very excited about Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's social media activity

- Cristiano Ronaldo has caused quite the stir among Manchester United fans with his latest bit of social media activity. The Real Madrid forward, who helped his side clinch both La Liga and the Champions League crown this season, spent six seasons with the Red Devils. He moved to Los Blancos back in 2009 - breaking a lot of Man United hearts in the process - and went on to enjoy incredible success

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Manchester United fans are getting very excited about Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata's recent social media activity

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Manchester United fans are getting very excited about Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata's recent social media activity

- Manchester United are keen on signing Alvaro Morata, that's no secret. The Red Devils have already attempted to bring the Real Madrid forward to Old Trafford but saw their £52million approach turned down. Jose Mourinho is set to give Los Blancos a £60million ultimatum, as they look to secure a suitable Zlatan Ibrahimovic replacement ahead of next season. And United fans, looking to read between the lines of the potential deal, are getting very excited about the prospect of landing the forward

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Russian hackers are using Britney Spears’ social media to reveal coded instructions

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Russian hackers are using Britney Spears’ social media to reveal coded instructions

- Comments left on Britney Spears’ photos on Instagram and Facebook are secretly announcing the location of command and control servers for Russian hackers when the old servers are shut down. According to a report from Slovakian security firm ESET, hackers at Turla, group believed to have ties to Moscow, are using these public locations to deliver instructions, Vox wrote Thursday. Turla has been reportedly targeting governments, government officials and diplomats online for years

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How social media skewed an election campaign

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How social media skewed an election campaign

- Although I was as stunned as everyone else at the sheer extent of Labour’s win, the indications that the Nationalist Party was out of step with the zeitgeist were always there. Even before the election was called I had already pointed out that, “People will believe whom they want to believe”. But perhaps the biggest red flag was when wrote on 14th May that “It’s never a good idea to insult those whose vote you are after”

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Slain journalists honored as dangers to press highlighted

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Slain journalists honored as dangers to press highlighted

- Washington (AFP) - Fourteen journalists killed in the line of duty in 2016 were honored Monday at a Washington museum ceremony highlighting growing dangers to freedom of information around the world. The Newseum, which promotes freedom of the press, added the 14 names to its memorial wall, while noting these individuals were "representative" of an estimated 48 killed while reporting the news last year

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French Open player banned for reporter kiss attempt

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French Open player banned for reporter kiss attempt

- Paris: A French tennis player who tried to kiss a television reporter against her will during a live broadcast at Roland Garros was banished from the tournament on Tuesday for his “reprehensible behaviour”. Maxime Hamou, 21, grabbed Eurosport journalist Maly Thomas around the neck and shoulders while she interviewed him following his first round defeat on Monday. “It was frankly unpleasant

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French Open player banned in TV reporter kiss storm

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French Open player banned in TV reporter kiss storm

- Paris (AFP) - A French tennis player who tried to kiss a television reporter against her will during a live broadcast at Roland Garros was banished from the tournament on Tuesday for his "reprehensible behaviour". Maxime Hamou, 21, grabbed Eurosport journalist Maly Thomas around the neck and shoulders while she interviewed him following his first round defeat on Monday. "It was frankly unpleasant

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Paul Pogba slammed by former Manchester United star Paul Parker for social media antics

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Paul Pogba slammed by former Manchester United star Paul Parker for social media antics

- Former Manchester United ace Paul Parker has hit out at Paul Pogba for his social media antics. France international Pogba joined United in a world record £90m last summer but largely disappointed in his debut season, as reported by the Manchester Evening News . Pogba was directly involved in 15 goals for United including the Europa League final opener last week, and has hit the woodwork nine times

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Maxime Hamou out of French Open after repeatedly kissing journalist live on air

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Maxime Hamou out of French Open after repeatedly kissing journalist live on air

- French tennis player Maxime Hamou has been banished from the French Open after he kissed and cuddled a TV journalist during a live television cross following his first-round exit, the French tennis federation (FFT) says. "The management of the tournament has decided to revoke Maxime Hamou's accreditation following his reprehensible behaviour with a journalist yesterday," the FFT said in statement. Footage of the interview showed Hamou pulling Maly Thomas, the female journalist, close before kissing her on the side of the head

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Boy due in court after musician 'threatened' on social media

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Boy due in court after musician 'threatened' on social media

- A teenager is due in court after threats were made on social media to an American singer who is due to perform in Sheffield. The 15-year-old boy was issued with a summons after police were alerted to activity on Twitter over the weekend. South Yorkshire Police said the youngster, from West Yorkshire, was due in court at a later date over an offence of malicious communications

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Macron stands ground with Putin, hits Russia media’s ‘lying propaganda’

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Macron stands ground with Putin, hits Russia media’s ‘lying propaganda’

- VERSAILLES, FRANCE – Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had “extremely frank” and “direct” talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading “lying propaganda” during France’s presidential campaign. Macron’s full-on blast at the state news agency Sputnik and broadcaster Russia Today came at a news conference with Putin standing at his side

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French President Macron blasts Russian state-run media as ‘propaganda’

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French President Macron blasts Russian state-run media as ‘propaganda’

- PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a blunt greeting to Vladimir Putin on Monday, criticizing the use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Russian-backed government and blasting Russia’s state-run news media as “organs of influence and propaganda.” Macron had invited the Russian leader to France to reset a relationship that has turned increasingly sour. Putin did more than any other foreign leader to undermine Macron’s legitimacy in this country’s recent presidential election, meeting with his far-right opponent during the campaign

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Russian Social Media Seen as Threat to Ukraine and to Cybersecurity

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Russian Social Media Seen as Threat to Ukraine and to Cybersecurity

- Ukraine has shut down Russia’s homegrown versions of Facebook, citing concerns over pro-Russia propaganda, but cybersecurity experts say the social-media platforms pose a greater danger as launchpads for hacking attacks.

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Turkey grants consular access to detained German journalist - German spokesman

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Turkey grants consular access to detained German journalist - German spokesman

- BERLIN: Turkey has given German consular officials permission to visit journalist Mesale Tolu, a German citizen who has been detained on charges of advancing "terrorist propaganda", a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday. German-Turkish relations have come under growing strain in recent months, after Ankara denied German parliamentarians permission to visit German soldiers serving on Turkish soil in the anti-Islamic State coalition and the detention of Tolu and fellow journalist Deniz Yucel on similar charges

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Everyone’s going mad for these pizza lilos on social media… and Primark are selling a version for £10

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Everyone’s going mad for these pizza lilos on social media… and Primark are selling a version for £10

- HUNGRY shoppers are going mad for these pizza lilos on social media – which you can pick up in Primark for a tenner. As Britain sizzles during the warmest May bank holiday on record, many are heading to the beach or the pool – and adult floats are the new hottest summer accessory. Primark are already stocking bright pink flamingo inflatables for £9, and now the they’ve added some foodie fun into the mix

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    Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

    , yahoo.com

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A Swiss journalist died Saturday from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast earlier this week while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group. Veronique Robert died in a Paris hospital Saturday, Sophie Pommier, a French Embassy spokeswoman, told The Associated Press. State-owned France Television said Robert had covered numerous conflicts and expressed its "sincere condolences

     

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  • STV sees rise in non-broadcast earnings
    STV sees rise in non-broadcast earnings

    , bbc.co.uk

    STV, the Glasgow-based media firm, has announced its annual financial results, with a continuing shift away from dependence on broadcast. In six years, the share of non-broadcast earnings has risen from 11% to 23% of the total. Advertising revenue from its broadcast channels is expected to fall this year - national advertising by 7% and regional by 9%. That follows a slowing of advertising since the first half of last

     

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