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Catalonia crisis: Five separatist leaders detained

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Catalan politician Jordi Turull (l) and regional presidential hopeful is one of the five jailed on Friday A Spanish Supreme Court judge has ordered five Catalan separatist leaders, including the latest candidate for regional president, to be detained without bail pending their trials. The leaders are charged with rebellion, […]

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Half of African species 'face extinction'

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Image caption The last male northern white rhino, Sudan, died on Monday The actions of mankind could lead to the extinction of half of African birds and mammals by the end of 2100, a UN-backed study has said. The report conducted by 550 experts from around the world said reduced biodiversity […]

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US sanctions Iranian hackers for 'stealing university data'

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Mabna Institute is accused of hacking at least 320 universities worldwide The United States has imposed sanctions on an Iranian company and 10 individuals for alleged cyber attacks, including on hundreds of universities. The Mabna Institute is accused of stealing 31 terabytes of “valuable intellectual property and data”. […]

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China cracks down on video parodies

[ad_1] Image copyright Weibo Image caption This female journalist appeared to be rolling her eyes at a fellow reporter’s question China’s media regulator has announced a crackdown on video parodies. It says video websites are banned from featuring videos that “distort or spoof” classical literature or art, and videos that re-cut or re-voice radio, TV […]