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Clearer 'revenge porn' laws urged
Peers have urged clarification of laws surrounding 'revenge porn' on the internet

Clearer 'revenge porn' laws urged

Clarification is needed on the law around "revenge porn" and when it could lead to a prosecution, a committee of peers has said.

World news

Israel escalates Gaza bombardment

Israel escalates Gaza bombardment

Israel has escalated its military campaign against Hamas, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far.

Sport news

Broad wickets boost England

Broad wickets boost England

Stuart Broad took two wickets on the third morning of the third Investec Test as England began their long haul to try to bowl India out twice at the Ageas Bowl.

Business news

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

Technology news

Mothers 'turn to Google before GP'

Mothers 'turn to Google before GP'

Mothers are more likely to turn to "Dr Google" than their family doctor to seek advice if their child is poorly, a poll suggests.

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Cheryl Cole waxwork gets a makeover

Cheryl Cole waxwork gets a makeover

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's Madame Tussauds' waxwork has been given a makeover ahead of her TV return on The X Factor.

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