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Feline good: Cats given own cellar space in apartment blocks in Russia

Cats in Russia can breathe a collective sigh of relief: the country’s Ministry of Construction said all apartment blocks will be required to leave space in the basement open for felines to come and go whenever they feel like. “During public discussions, we have decided to adjust the norm on prohibiting access to the basement […]


Facebook blocks Jesus on Good Friday, apologizes for ‘error’

Is an image of a crucified Jesus ‘shocking’? Facebook seemed to think so, and blocked an advertisement by a Franciscan university in the US that featured the image. The social media giant has since apologized for the “error.” The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio published ten Facebook advertisements on Good Friday, ahead of Easter. […]


UK blocks Russia's draft UN Security Council statement on Skripal poisoning case

The UK has blocked a UN Security Council statement drafted by Russia, which called for an “urgent and civilized” investigation into the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. “The Russia-proposed March 14 project of a short and fact-based UNSC press statement calling for an urgent and civilized investigation into a resonant chemical […]


IMDb win: Judge blocks Hollywood age discrimination law

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a California law that would have prevented the website IMDb from publishing the ages of actors. The law violates free speech and does not address causes of age discrimination, he said. IMDb, also known as the Internet Movie Database, is an online database publishing information related to films, television […]


Hilarious VAR gaffe as giant flag blocks replay view in Portuguese league (VIDEO)

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system produced a hilarious gaffe on Tuesday, when an offside goal in a Portuguese Primeira Liga match between Boavista and Aves could not be disallowed due to a giant flag blocking the camera. Boavista were thrashed 3-0 away to bottom side Desportivo Aves, with goals from Paulo Machado, Alexandre Guedes […]


YouTube blocks Navalny’s calls for Russian election boycott

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 11:45 Edited time: 28 Dec, 2017 11:49 Russian anti-corruption activist Aleksey Navalny has said that YouTube has blocked his video with calls for nationwide protests. The opposition figure believes the step was the result of Kremlin pressure on the website. A video in which Navalny personally asks his supporters to […]


Extradition confidentiality: UK tribunal blocks release of Assange files

A UK tribunal has refused to release key details on communications between British and Swedish authorities over Julian Assange, in an effort to protect the Crown Prosecution Service’s relationship with foreign authorities. An Italian investigative journalist’s attempt to pull back the shroud covering the long-running Assange case, which involves four nations and at least two […]

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