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Claims 220 Australian child sailors raped, brutalised

Allegations that 220 child sailors at an Australian navy training base were raped or brutalised in the 1980s are so serious they will be raised in a paper to parliament, a report said.

Claims 220 Australian child sailors raped, brutalised
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Subsidiary fined by twice the amount of KMG E&P's profit

The ecology fine of the sub-company of Exploration and Production KazMunaiGa twice more than the profit of the entire Kazakhstan Oil and Gas National Company.

Subsidiary fined by twice the amount of KMG E&P's profit
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Smoking to be banned in English prisons: report

Smoking is set to be prohibited in all prisons in England and Wales over fears of that staff may bring compensation claims.

Smoking to be banned in English prisons: report
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Robin Thicke hits back at Marvin Gaye plagiarism claim

R&B superstar Robin Thicke filed legal papers on Friday challenging claims that a riff from his smash hit "Blurred Lines" had been swiped from Marvin Gaye's 1970s classic "Got to Give it Up."

Robin Thicke hits back at Marvin Gaye plagiarism claim
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Scottish Police probe claims of abuse at Catholic school

Scottish police on Monday confirmed they were investigating claims of physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland's best known Catholic boarding schools.

Scottish Police probe claims of abuse at Catholic school
Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover
Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover

Rolling Stone defended Wednesday a cover story on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which triggered angry claims that it was "glamorizing terrorism" and calls to boycott the US magazine.

Rolling Stone sparks storm with Boston bombing suspect cover
Iran exile group claims evidence of hidden nuclear site
Iran exile group claims evidence of hidden nuclear site

An exiled Iranian opposition group claimed to have evidence of a hidden nuclear site located in tunnels beneath a mountain near the town of Damavand.

Iran exile group claims evidence of hidden nuclear site
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Kyrgyzstan searching for funds to protect itself from Kazakhstan company's $400 million claim

Kazakhstan company Visor Holding filed a $400 million claim against Kyrgyzstan government to the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Kyrgyzstan searching for funds to protect itself from Kazakhstan company's $400 million claim
Britain, Italy, Greece say hostages killed in Nigeria
Britain, Italy, Greece say hostages killed in Nigeria

Britain, Italy and Greece on Sunday said that a claim by a Nigerian Islamist group that it had killed seven foreign hostages appeared to be true, while London denied it had sought to stage a rescue.

Britain, Italy, Greece say hostages killed in Nigeria
Amazon fends off Apple claim to "Appstore" name
Amazon fends off Apple claim to "Appstore" name

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Apple's claim of false advertising for Amazon.com to refer to its online shop for mobile gadget applications as an "app store."

Amazon fends off Apple claim to "Appstore" name
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British comedian Davidson arrested by Savile police: reports

British television presenter Jim Davidson on Wednesday denied claims made against him after becoming the latest celebrity to be arrested by police investigating historic sexual abuse allegations.

British comedian Davidson arrested by Savile police: reports
Apple to drop patent claims against Samsung phone
Apple to drop patent claims against Samsung phone

Apple has agreed to drop its patent claims against Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini after the South Korean rival said it would not sell the gadget in the United States.

Apple to drop patent claims against Samsung phone
British PM under fire over 'pleb' spat
British PM under fire over 'pleb' spat

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron was under fire Saturday from friends of a minister who quit over claims he called police officers 'plebs', saying the PM left Andrew Mitchell 'swinging in the wind'.

British PM under fire over 'pleb' spat
UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks
UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks

The United Nations has protested to the Syrian government for claiming it had UN permission to attack rebel opponents in the Golan Heights demilitarized zone.

UN protests to Syria over Golan Heights attacks
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Scary Spice wins paparazzo order in Australia

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown was Thursday granted a interim restraining order against a well-known Australian paparazzo who she claimed threatened her and put her life at risk.

Scary Spice wins paparazzo order in Australia
France makes billion euro tax claim against Google: report
France makes billion euro tax claim against Google: report

French tax authorities have made a billion-euro ($1.3 billion) claim against Google to pressure it in a dispute over compensation to media websites.

France makes billion euro tax claim against Google: report

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