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Crowd including ‘schoolchildren’ watch as 10 sentenced to death in public trial in China

In a “tragic” trial, residents in Lufeng in southern Guangdong province were invited to see the trial via an official notice on social media to see the sentencing of seven people accused of drug-related crimes and others found guilty of murder and robbery. After the sentencing – which took place in a huge stadium – eight of the accused were taken away and immediately executed. William Nee at Amnesty International said it was “absolutely tragic”. Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Nee said: “The mass sentencing rally that took place — including…

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Have America’s CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?

The outdoor recreation industry responded last week with a unified repudiation of the White House’s announcement to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments, but there is little indication that this — or other controversial positions, ranging from H-1B visa cutbacks to the still-unsettled fate of DACA “Dreamers” — would prompt America’s corporate leaders to sever ties with President Donald Trump. “You’ll see most companies, unless it’s something directly affecting their business, will try to stay out of the fray,” Andrew Ward, an associate professor of management at Lehigh…

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Sport 

Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruña: La Liga – live!

11 min: Depor get a shot on target as the ball falls to Borges on the edge of the box but his shot is very weak and straight at Ter Stegen. 9 min: Guilherme has just shot from about 60 yards. It was rubbish and went wide. Could be a long night for Depor. 8 min: Paulinho flicks the ball into Suarez who plays a superb one-two with Alcacer but Barcelona just can not find a final ball. 6 min: Disallowed! Messi plays in Alcacer in the box, with the…

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Science 

Bali volcano latest: Hiker captures incredible footage from inside erupting Mount Agung

Ikomang Giri, who lives in Karangasem Amlapura – 30km from the Bali volcano Mount Agung, uploaded the incredible footage to his social media page.  The video has been viewed almost 900,000 times and shows large plumes of smoke and ash erupting from the volcano. News website MapalaPTM.com reposted the video and the post said: “One of the citizens with Facebook account Ikomang Giri uploaded video condition of the crater of Mount Agung with gray smoke that continues to billow. “The man climbed on Tuesday night and reached the summit of…

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Science 

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A toxic dump last year from a Formosa steel plant sparked one of Vietnam’s worst environmental catastrophes (AFP Photo/STR) More A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying “harmful” waste, official sources said Sunday. The deadly dump from Formosa’s $11 billion steel plant in Ha Tinh province sparked one of the country’s worst environmental catastrophes, decimating livelihoods along swathes of coastline and prompting months of rare protests in the authoritarian country….

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Technology 

The best comedies on Netflix this January – CNET

‘Tropic Thunder’ (2008). DreamWorks Pictures If you could use a good pick-me-up, why not watch a good comedy? We’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the best comedy movies (and thrown in a couple of stand-up specials to boot) that are available on Netflix right now.  Admit it: You could use a good laugh. ‘Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ (2006) Metacritic score: 66 One of Will Ferrell‘s best comedy movies, “Taladega Nights” follows Ricky Bobby’s (Ferrell) absurd and hilarious rise to the top of the Nascar standings, bringing…

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Technology 

Between ‘Get Out’ and ‘Thor’, originals and sequels can coexist – CNET

“The Last Jedi” rounds out a year of some very good blockbusters (and a lot of mediocre ones). Disney Hollywood, eh? It’s all sequels and remakes! Where’s the imagination? This year at least, it seems a fair bit of the imagination went into those very sequels and remakes. The devastating “Logan“. The heartstopping “War for the Planet of the Apes“. The wondrous “Wonder Woman“. The uproarious “Thor: Ragnarok“. The dazzling “Star Wars: Last Jedi“. You don’t have to be a fan of sci-fi, fantasy and geeky flicks to love these…

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FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT – Make sure you don’t get caught out by THIS Christmas con

GETTY Facebook users have been put on alert at Christmas about a scam being circulated Facebook users have been warned about a Christmas scam that tries to trick people and take advantage of their generosity during the festive period. Christmas is meant to be the time of giving, but con artists are capitalising on that in a cynical scam on Facebook that has reared its ugly head again. Facebook fans have been put on alert about the ‘Secret Sister’ scam, which tries to get people to purchase a gift for…

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Lifestyle 

Alexandra Burke net worth: Strictly Come Dancing star is worth THIS surprising amount

Strictly Come Dancing’s 15th series comes to a close tonight, as four stars battle it out to hold up the winning trophy. Alongside Gemma Atkinson, Joe McFadden and Debbie McGee is Alexandra Burke who has waltzed her way into the finale. What is Strictly Come Dancing’s Alexandra Burke worth? Alexandra Burke, 29, found fame after winning X Factor in 2008, following an iconic duet with Beyonce. Her singing career started earlier than that, as the Islington-born star was one of the youngest contestants on TV talent show Star For a…

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Why parents should think twice before endorsing Facebook’s kid-friendly app

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE These days, parents trying to keep their kids safe must worry not just about bike helmets and cars speeding down streets, but online predators and ads targeting kids. Facebook clearly had these parental worries in mind when they rolled out Messenger Kids, which does not include ads and allows parents to control their kids’ contact list. The press release, with its pictures of kids trying on Snapchat-eque dog filters, implicitly argues that the app is squeaky-clean fun. In terms of ads and contacts, it could…

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