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Dishonest Frenchman sues Uber for tipping off spouse about affair

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption The app continued to ship notifications to the person’s spouse’s cellphone A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing firm Uber over his spouse’s discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer stated. The person says he as soon as requested an Uber driver from his spouse’s cellphone. Regardless of logging off, the applying continued to ship notifications to her iPhone afterwards,

Switzerland votes on enjoyable its citizenship guidelines

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Opponents of the proposal say the reform might result in uncontrolled citizenship Voters in Switzerland are going to the polls to determine whether or not the nation’s strict guidelines on citizenship must be relaxed. Being born in Switzerland doesn’t assure citizenship and non-Swiss residents should sometimes wait 12 years earlier than making use of. Exams and authorities interviews are additionally required, which will be costly.

Pope Francis Focused In Pretend Information Assault At The Vatican

Even Pope Francis isn’t immune from faux information. He was mocked final week in a spoof interview printed on a faux entrance web page that seemed prefer it got here from the Vatican’s official publication, L’Osservatore Romano. The ersatz information web page was despatched anonymously to a number of cardinals, bishops and monsignors as a part of a technique within the mounting opposition in opposition to the liberal pontiff by

Rebranding train

Picture copyright AP Picture caption The group’s chief, Abu-Jabir, has known as on different rebels to affix his group and topple the Syrian authorities The Syrian jihadist group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), referred to as al-Nusra Entrance till it broke off formal ties with al-Qaeda final July, has merged with 4 smaller Syrian factions and rebranded itself as “Tahrir al-Sham”. The brand new group’s chief has been named as Hashim

Sweets and smells

Picture caption Nenad Jovanov’s store is evocative of days passed by, however his perfumery is the one one left of 22 that after peppered Belgrade Nenad Jovanov wields his vintage atomiser with a flourish. In a puff of mist, his tiny fragrance store on one in all Belgrade’s oldest streets explodes with the floral aroma of “Belgrade Evening”. “It’s my pleasure to personally spray clients with the scent of their

Caste battle

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption 1000’s protested in help of bullfighting in Tamil Nadu in January Many individuals in India’s Tamil Nadu state have celebrated the return of conventional bull-taming contests after a court docket ban was overturned. However Dalits (previously referred to as untouchables) say they’re nonetheless prevented from collaborating within the sport, typically violently. A temple devoted to a deity stands on the entrance to Jeeva Nagar Dalit

Silent deaths

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Christine Nxumalo needs the folks liable for her sister’s demise to be held accountable The silent deaths of 94 mentally ailing sufferers in South Africa is symptomatic of their place in society, however their households need explanations, writes the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg. Virginia beloved music. She had an infectious laughter. She beloved her household. Even with Alzheimer’s, elements of her had not been

Too huge to fail?

Picture copyright Reuters It is wonderful to suppose that simply 10 years in the past, flat-rate digital music streaming providers have been a mere gleam within the eye of trade executives. It was as recently as September 2007 that Rick Rubin, then co-head of Columbia Data, put ahead the concept as a means of combating on-line music piracy and file-sharing. “You’d pay, say, $19.95 a month, and the music will

Sealed with a kiss

Picture copyright Getty Photos The city of Loveland, Colorado, within the lap of the white-tipped Rocky Mountains, is smitten with Valentine’s Day, writes Andy Jones. Ask properly they usually’ll even ship you a card. Within the Loveland postal room, the thump-thump sound of ink stamp on pad serves as a drum beat to the crooning swoon of a barbershop quartet. The singing foursome, suited in crisp pink and white, are

Bolivia begins fumigation towards locust plague

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption Studies began in January of locusts being present in fields Bolivia has began chemical spraying in its jap grain area to battle a plague of locusts which is endangering 1000’s of hectares of crops. The locusts have been first reported in January and have already taken over 1,000 hectares within the province of Santa Cruz. Bolivian President Evo Morales stated it was the primary time