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Day: April 24, 2018

have not had sex for a decade: Will ever again
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have not had sex for a decade: Will ever again

    Several years ago, interviewed Dale Winton. I liked his naughty charm immediately and we got on well. After the tape recorder was switched off, he asked me if I was single. Always! I laughed. He said he was, too did I know anyone who might be interested in him? Maybe he could find someone for me as well? Of course, we both failed to do what his great friend Cilla Black did on Blind Date and find a bit of romantic fun for one another. I thought about my meeting with Dale when reading about his loneliness, with friends saying that all he was looking for was a loving relationship. In his 2002 autobiography, he’d written: My ideal remains to be in a happy relationship with one person, and my passion is fuelled just by the thought that one day this might happen. I was ...
Mark Zuckerberg is totally a hypocrite: Researcher behind Cambridge Analytica flap
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Mark Zuckerberg is totally a hypocrite: Researcher behind Cambridge Analytica flap

    Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist at the center of the Facebook data scandal, said Mark Zuckerberg is totally a hypocrite. In March, The New York Times and The Guardian reported that political data-research firm Cambridge Analytica improperly got hold of data of as many as 87 million Facebook users on the social media platform. The information was collected through a quiz app created by Aleksander Kogan, a researcher who worked at Cambridge University at the time, then passed to the political research firm. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in testimony before Congress earlier this month, said Kogan's actions were not acceptable. But Kogan said what he did was common. In reality, I think the truth is, we've got tens of thousands of other apps who did the same thing, ...
British woman rescued after being kept as sex slave in Italy
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British woman rescued after being kept as sex slave in Italy

    A British woman has been rescued after being kept as a sex slave in Italy and raped repeatedly. The woman had reportedly met Mamadou Jallow, from Mali, on Facebook while she was living in Germany because of her job. He persuaded her to travel with him to Italy but when they arrived her bank account was emptied and she was kept captive in a room and allegedly raped repeatedly for two weeks by him and two other men. The woman only escaped when she managed to secretly use a mobile phone to call her family, who had informed police after they hadn’t heard from her for two weeks. The signal was traced to an isolated house in Rosarno, southern Italy and police helped the woman to escape.
Official apologises for mistakenly calling famous Sikh temple a mosque
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Official apologises for mistakenly calling famous Sikh temple a mosque

    A top Foreign Office official has been forced to apologise after mistakenly referring to one of the world's most revered Sikh temples as a mosque. Sir Simon McDonald said I was wrong after inadvertently referring to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, as the Golden Mosque. His blunder came as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised he would launch an independent inquiry into Britain's military role in the Indian army's 1984 raid on the Golden Temple if he became prime minister. Sir Simon's embarrassing gaffe was made on Twitter, where the Foreign Office permanent secretary referred to a picture of the Golden Mosque being presented to the UK's deputy high commissioner. Bhai Amrik Singh, chairman of the Sikh Federation, said: "This was a major gaffe by a top civil se...
Three defeats in a single afternoon on May’s Brexit plans
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Three defeats in a single afternoon on May’s Brexit plans

    Theresa May defeated three times in one day on Brexit bill. Peers have inflicted three defeats in a single afternoon on Theresa May's Brexit plans. The most significant will see human rights laws to protect EU citizens maintained after the transition period ends at the end of 2020. Lords voted 316 to 245 on Monday afternoon to amend the Government's flagship Brexit bill so it includes the European Charter of Fundamental Rights (ECFR). The Charter protects political, social and economic rights. And it would continue to give the European Court of Justice some say over UK laws after it has officially quit the bloc. Ten Conservative peers joined forces to back the move, including former universities minister David Willets. All the changes will have to be passed b...