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Palestinian shot dead after throwing rock at Israeli soldier: Army

The soldier struck by the rock then fired at the Palestinian who threw it, who was given medical treatment but later died, the military said in a statement. Tamimi's body was later taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Ramallah , from which a funeral procession departed on Wednesday afternoon. One of the residents in the village who witnessed the incident told Haaretz that Tamimi had been wanted by Israeli security forces and they entered the village to arrest him.

United Kingdom court criticizes Northern Ireland abortion law but rejects bid for reform

The appeal judges said the law in Northern Ireland should be left to the Stormont Assembly and not judges, saying the complex moral and religious questions behind the issue should be determined by a legislature rather than a court. Sarah Ewart said: "I'm not only doing this for me, but for every woman who may find themselves in my situation". The Victorian law governing abortion in Northern Ireland, the 1861 Offenses Against the Persons Act, is one of the most restrictive in Europe.

California voters recall judge in Stanford rape case

It was the first recall of a California judge in 86 years. The frenzied atmosphere, with its aggressive fundraising, heated rhetoric and reports of vandalism and threats, resembles the height of a much larger political race. By a 60-40 margin, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled from office Tuesday. "When you step into a courtroom before a judge, you will expect, you will request, you will demand a judge who will follow the rule of law, who will tune out public opinion because they must", ...

Sport

Indian vs Kenya : Fans fill stadium after emotional plea by captain

He was also full of praise for his side's performance, with the win ensuring that the Indian football team have qualified for the final of the tournament. "I could not find ticket for Sunil Chhetri's 100th game. I am so sad I can't be part of the stadium experience for the final", he says. Mumbai : Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a brace on his 100th worldwide game as Jeje Lalpekhlua also got on the scoresheet to help India beat Kenya 3-0 and put on foot in the final of the ...

Sci-tech

Charming Stocks: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., (NASDAQ: FOX), Abbott Laboratories, (NYSE: ABT)

At the time of writing, the stock is trading at $36.79, a change of 0.82% from the previous close after a gap of 0.33%. In recent session, Starbucks Corporation (SBUX ) traded 6.09 million shares at hands. 2,553 Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Baupost Group LLC MA grew its holdings in shares of 21st Century Fox by 1.5% during the third quarter. Its EPS was $1.04 while outstanding shares of the company were 1.82B.

Up to 2.7M Europeans affected by Facebook data breach, EU says

These included limited the retention period for Marks messages in Messenger . And until this feature is ready, we will no longer be deleting any executives' messages. In Canada, we've been testing a new feature called view ads that lets you see the ads a Page is running - even if they are not in your News Feed. Most people understand that when sending a text message, through Messenger or pretty much any other messaging service, it stays out there until when and if the recipient decides to ...

Facebook to shut off third-party data targeting

The decision follows the revelation made by a whistleblower over how Facebook handles personal information, enables other companies to take that data without oversight and then chooses not to alert affected users. News that has an eye-catching headline (even if it is from an unreliable source) is exactly what gets people to click. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has recently responded to public scrutiny by asserting the platform will only promote publishers whose content is "trustworthy, ...