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Instagram has announced stricter measures on posts related to weight loss products and cosmetic surgery. Some posts will be hidden from under 18s while others promoting "miraculous" weight loss products will be removed. There have been increasing concerns over the impact promoting diet products can have on young people.
Boris Johnson has two weeks to set out his Brexit plans to the EU, according to Finland's prime minister. Antti Rinne said he and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed the UK needed to produce the proposals in writing by the end of September, adding if not, "then it's over". Finland currently...
A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and...
The row over the legality of Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament will return to the Supreme Court later for a second day. The PM suspended - or prorogued - Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying he wanted a Queen's Speech to outline his new policies. But critics say...
HTC, the Taiwanese company that built the first mobile phones for Android and Windows, has hired a new boss. Yves Maitre, of Orange, takes over from Cher Wang, to become HTC's first chief executive who is not a co-founder. It signalled HTC's desire to "regain a foothold" in the smartphone market,...
Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent "oversight" board to make decisions over how the network is moderated. The firm insisted the panel, which will hear its first "cases" in 2020, will have power to override decisions it makes over contentious material and influence new policy. The idea, dubbed...
A 10-year-old French boy poisoned in 2011 by contaminated supermarket beef has died in intensive care. Nolan Moittie fell ill along with 14 other children after eating the beef burgers infected with E. coli bacteria. The frozen meat came from a firm called SEB, based in Saint-Dizier, northern France, and was...
Turkey's president has said that up to three million Syrian refugees could return to their country to live in a "safe zone" in the north. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the zone - which is already being set up in co-operation with the US - needed to be extended for the goal to be met.
At least 12 people have died and more than 20 are missing after a tourist boat capsized in the Godavari river in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The boat was carrying around 70 people and was on its way to a popular tourist spot in the southern state on Sunday when it collided...
At least 34 people are feared drowned after a boat sank on the River Congo. Police said 76 passengers were rescued from the whaleboat - a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport people on lakes and rivers. It was travelling to DR Congo's capital Kinshasa from Mai Ndombe province, north of the...

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