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‘You’ll never work again’: women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

Actors, writers, assistants, comedians and journalists speak out about the toll that sexual assault and harassment in the workplace took on their futures As women come forward with accusations of sexual harassment in politics, media, entertainment and other fields, following the flood of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, it is striking how many of [&hellip

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Priti Patel wanted to send aid money to Israeli army, No 10 confirms

International development secretary failed to inform Theresa May of the plans after secret meetings with Israeli figures including Benjamin Netanyahu Priti Patels position in the cabinet was increasingly precarious after it emerged she had failed to inform Theresa May of departmental plans to send aid money to the Israeli army. The UKs international development secretary [&hellip

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Sky threatens to shut down Sky News

In a submission made to the CMA last month, but published by the regulator on Tuesday, Sky said it “would likely be prompted to review” its position if “the continued provision of Sky News in its current form unduly impeded merger and/or other corporate opportunities available in relation to Sky’s broader business”. This would particularly [&hellip

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It’s the Worst Time Ever To Release The PunisherJust Like Every Other Time

Just days before this year's New York Comic Con, Marvel and Netflix cancelled their panel for The Punisher. The mass shooting in Las Vegas a few days prior had left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured and "it wouldn't be appropriate" for the violent, gun-heavy show to participate in the convention at that [&hellip

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Beijing pressured Australian publisher into canceling book release, author says

Hoping to find a new publisher for this book on issue of vital importance to Australia’s future https://t.co/XldDoMZlXZ — Clive Hamilton (@CliveCHamilton) November 12, 2017 “After extensive legal advice we decided to delay publication of Clive’s book ‘Silent Invasion’ until certain matters currently before the courts have been decided,” the publisher said in a statement. [&hellip

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6 Famous Writers Who Secretly Wrote Insane Pieces Of Trash

Writing is like sex — it’s exhausting, it involves more bodily fluids than anyone is entirely comfortable with, and the only way to get better is with practice. That’s why every writer has one or two dark secrets lurking in a bottom desk drawer somewhere. Some are unfortunate enough to have those secrets housed in [&hellip

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Syrian funeral for Brit killed by IS

More than 2,000 people also turned out at a community centre in north London to pay tribute. “The gathering was so big, it stretched out onto the road.” said Can Atas, a close friend. “Mehmet was such a big presence. He had so much energy.” Image caption The YPG said Mehmet Aksoy had “shown the [&hellip

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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Brand says it missed mark after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later admitted it had missed the [&hellip

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Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into internal biological clock

825,000 prize shared between American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for work on the internal clock of living organismsLive reaction to medicine Nobel prize announcement The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of American scientists for their discoveries on the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian [&hellip

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli sent directly to jail, judge calls him ‘danger to society’

Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli points as he exits the courthouse.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The pharma bro is now the pharma inmate.  Martin Shkreli was called a “danger to society” on Wednesday by a judge, who then canceled his bond release and put him in jail, according to numerous media reports. Shkreli had been out [&hellip

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