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EU warns Facebook it faces sanctions over 'misleading' T&Cs

Commission gives social media company until end of the year to change its terms of service

Brussels has warned Facebook it will face sanctions unless it changes what the European commission calls its “misleading” terms and conditions.

The EU commissioner in charge of consumer protection, Věra Jourová, said she had run out of patience with the social network after nearly two years of discussions aimed at giving Facebook’s European users more information about how their data is used.

Teenage boys held in Kent over extreme-right terror offences

Two 15-year-olds from Ramsgate arrested under Terrorism Act

Two teenage boys have been arrested in Kent on suspicion of extreme-right terrorism offences, police have said.

The boys, both aged 15 and from Ramsgate, Kent, were arrested at their home addresses on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts, Kent police said.

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Uganda’s pop star politician put in police car after flying home from US

Bobi Wine driven from Entebbe international airport after return from US, where he received medical treatment

Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician whose beating by soldiers last month prompted mass protests, has been detained within minutes of arriving home in the east African country from the US.

French police seize 20 tonnes of mini Eiffel Towers

Nine questioned over tower trinkets as Paris clamps down on illegal souvenir trade

French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers in a crackdown on the illegal souvenir trade in Paris.

Nine people – including vendors, wholesalers and intermediaries – were questioned and could face fast-tracked trials after a long-running investigation into the French capital’s lucrative black-market trade in trinkets.

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Don't walk this way: why Hong Kong reopened a pedestrian street to cars

When residents complained the noise from a pedestrianised street was causing sleeplessness and psychological distress, city authorities reopened it to cars. Was there a better way?

Trying to walking through the pedestrian zone of Sai Yeung Choi Street South, walkers were always shoulder-to-shoulder, bumping into every other passing person. There was simply no way to avoid fellow pedestrians.

Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area – “busy corner” in Cantonese – is a sea of people, shops and chaotic energy in the heart of the city’s most densely populated district.

Pro-coal Coalition MPs schedule private dinner to discuss 'Australia's energy future'

Monash Forum sets up dinner with Trevor St Baker as business tells Labor to stick with national energy guarantee

The pro-coal Monash Forum is attempting to convene a private dinner when federal parliament resumes in mid-October with Trevor St Baker, part-owner of the Vales Point coal generator and founder of the business electricity retailer ERM Power.

Beach rebuilding efforts won't stave off climate change impacts forever

Supplemental sand may have saved a North Carolina beach from Hurricane Florence, but some say the projects aren’t worth it

When the coastal town of Wrightsville Beach, which buffers nearby Wilmington from the open ocean, began to come back to life on Wednesday after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, many people returning home were surprisingly relieved.

Despite Florence roaring ashore in this exact spot last Friday and now causing catastrophic flooding inland, the hurricane had not destroyed the beach, as many had expected.