Mel B wins restraining order against estranged husband after abuse claims | Music

Mel B has won sole custody of her youngest daughter and a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte, whom she claims subjected her to years of abuse. The judge’s order was issued on Monday after former Spice Girl Melanie Brown filed a sworn declaration with Los Angeles superior court stating that Belafonte inflicted emotional and physical abuse ...

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Twitter, suspends, American, far-right, activists, accounts

Twitter suspends American far-right activists’ accounts

Twitter has suspended the accounts of a number of American “alt-right” activists hours after announcing a renewed push to crack down on hate speech. Among the accounts removed were those of the self-described white-nationalist National Policy Institute, its magazine, Radix, and its head Richard Spencer, as well as other prominent alt-right figures including Pax Dickinson and Paul Town. Spencer, who ...

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Sudden, infant, death, syndrome, sleep, guidelines

Sudden infant death syndrome: New safe sleep guidelines issued

Sudden infant death syndrome is the leading cause of death for babies under the age of 1 year. In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their recommendations to help parents and caregivers protect infants against unexpected sleep-related death. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) – also referred to as a “cot death” – is defined as ...

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Tyler Perry, Madea, beats, Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher, US box office

Tyler Perry’s Madea beats Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher at US box office

Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film topped the US box office over the weekend, knocking Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher sequel into second place. Boo! A Madea Halloween opened in the top spot with $27.6m (£22.5m), according to studio estimates. It’s the third best opening for a Madea movie, behind Madea Goes to Jail and Madea’s Family Reunion. Reuters attributed the success ...

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Chinese, webcam, recalls, devices, cyberattack, link

Chinese webcam maker recalls devices after cyberattack link

Chinese electronics firm Xiongmai is initiating a product recall after the enormous hacking attack that took down much of the internet on the eastcoast of the US and also affected Europe on Friday. The root of the attack, which took the form of a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), was a network of hacked “Internet of Things” devices, such ...

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Instagram-filtered, images, celebrities, pregnant, women’s health, risk

Instagram-filtered images of celebrities ‘put pregnant women’s health at risk’

Pregnant women are being bombarded on social media with Photoshopped images and dangerous myths about exercising in pregnancy, leaving many feeling fearful and confused, experts will warn at next weekend’s Baby Show in Olympia, west London. The exhibition, billed as the biggest pregnancy and parenting event of the year, will feature speakers and gadgets aimed at helping pregnant women to ...

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Facebook, make, private, photos, public

No, Facebook isn’t going to make all your private photos public tomorrow

A hoax Facebook status threatening that the company is about to reveal all of your private photos and messages has resurfaced again. The status message, and subsequent variations of it, date back to at least June 2012, and periodically gain traction. There’s absolutely no substance to them. Nor, indeed, is there any basis in law that posting a status message ...

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American Crime Story, season, three, tackle, Gianni Versace, murder

American Crime Story season three to tackle Gianni Versace murder

American Crime Story has been renewed for a third season set to focus on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. According to Deadline, it will shoot simultaneously with the second season which will cover the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The first season, which was centered on the trial of OJ Simpson, was a ratings hit and won five Emmys ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7, airlines, ban, exploding, smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: airlines across Asia, the US and Europe ban exploding smartphone

Airlines around the world have now banned Samsung’s troubled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over the fire risks posed by the device’s lithium-ion battery. Following a ban by the US Federal Aviation Authority, Japan’s transport ministry ordered airlines to completely ban the Note 7 from flights, including the country’s largest operators All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. Travellers ignoring the ban ...

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Samsung, Galaxy Note 7, production, ended, battery, explosions

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 production permanently ended following battery explosions

Samsung has confirmed that it is permanently stopping production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after it was involved in dozens of fires and explosions worldwide. In a regulatory filing in South Korea late on Tuesday, the firm said it had made the decision to stop production, for the sake of consumer safety. A day earlier Samsung said it was ...

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