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    Australian defence lawyer named as police informant

    The convictions of some of Australia’s most high-profile criminals have been cast into doubt after a lawyer was revealed to be a police informant. The defence barrister, who represented notorious organised crime figures, gave information to Victoria Police between 2005-2009, court documents show. The state government have announced a public inquiry to determine how many […] More

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    Operation Pollino: ‘Ndrangheta mafia struck in Europe-wide sting

    Members of the notorious ‘Ndrangheta Italian mafia have been targeted in a police sting launched simultaneously in several countries on Wednesday. Hundreds of police are understood to be involved in the operation in Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. Italian police said there have been at least 90 arrests – but the operation is still […] More

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    Dutchman, 69, told he cannot legally change his age

    A Dutchman who wanted to change his date of birth to boost dating prospects has lost his legal battle to do so. Emile Ratelband, still aged 69, wanted to change his birth date by 20 years to avoid what he called discrimination. “We live in a time when you can change your name and change […] More

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    Fox and National Geographic are investigating misconduct claims against Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Fox and National Geographic say that they have launched investigations into claims made against astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson after two women came forward with allegations that he made inappropriate sexual advances towards them. deGrasse Tyson hosts the Fox and National Geographic reboot of the classic Carl Sagan documentary series, which first premiered in 2014. Earlier […] More

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    Netflix cancels Daredevil after three seasons

    Netflix and Marvel TV’s Daredevil will officially end after the third season, according to a statement from the streaming service, which was first reported by Deadline. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note,” the company […] More