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One Direction say they’re not breaking up after Zayn Malik leaves

One Direction is not on the verge of splitting up, despite rumours started on social media. The members say they’ll continue as a four-piece after Zayn Malik announced he was leaving the group last week to “live like a normal 22-year-old”. His departure was followed by rumours on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook that One Direction […]

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Interstellar triumphs at Empire film awards

Deep space epic Interstellar left the competition earthbound at this year’s Empire awards, taking off with three prizes including best film. Christopher Nolan won best director, and also received the film magazine’s “inspiration” award. Andy Serkis won best actor for his motion-capture performance in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Ralph Fiennes, meanwhile, was […]

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Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the New York Times reports. The 31-year-old made his debut as a contributor to the nightly satirical show last December. His first appearance took aim at racial tensions in the US, saying: “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police […]

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Export ban on £15m Egyptian Sekhemka statue sold by Northampton council

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue that was controversially sold by a council for £15.76m will not be allowed to leave the country, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has said. Northampton Borough Council sold the Sekhemka statue to an overseas buyer. But Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export ban on the statue, and Arts Council England says […]

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Musicians unite behind Jay Z streaming service

Musicians including Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna, Madonna and Coldplay are uniting behind Jay Z’s “artist-friendly” streaming site, Tidal. They all turned their Twitter profiles teal blue, to reflect Tidal’s branding, on Sunday night. The site launches on Monday, promising CD-quality streaming and thousands of music videos, for a subscription fee. Taylor Swift, who pulled […]

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Europol chief warns on computer encryption

A European police chief says the sophisticated online communications are the biggest problem for security agencies tackling terrorism. Hidden areas of the internet and encrypted communications make it harder to monitor terror suspects, warns Europol’s Rob Wainwright. Tech firms should consider the impact sophisticated encryption software has on law enforcement, he said. Mr Wainwright was […]

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G20 world leaders’ data emailed to football organisers

The passport numbers and Visa details of 31 world leaders were accidentally emailed to the organisers of the Asian Cup in Australia before the G20 summit in Brisbane in November 2014. Those affected included US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A worker at the Australian Department of Immigration sent the list by […]

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Cyber-attacks hit British Airways, GitHub and Slack

British Airways’ air-miles accounts, the coding site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit in the latest wave of cyber-attacks. The firms have all notified their users of the incidents, which varied in approach and do not appear to be connected. In addition, several Uber users have complained of their accounts […]

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Nigeria election: First results expected

Nigeria’s election body says it expects to announce the first results of Saturday’s keenly contested presidential poll on Tuesday. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is facing a strong challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. The US and UK in a joint statement expressed concern over possible “political interference” in the count. Voting over the weekend was […]

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Raffaele Sollecito ‘born again’ after Kercher acquittal

Raffaele Sollecito has said being acquitted of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher by Italy’s highest court was like “being born again”. Speaking for the first time since a final ruling exonerated him and former girlfriend Amanda Knox, Mr Sollecito said he had been “branded a killer”. Ms Kercher, 21, was stabbed to death […]

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