Online profile fakers may be charged in UK

Internet trolls who set up fake profiles in the name of their victims to post damaging or embarrassing material can face criminal charges, according to new advice for British prosecutors.Social media guidelines are being updated by the Crown Prosecution Service to cover cases where offenders create false online accounts and websites.The CPS said: "For example, it may be a criminal offence if a profile is created under the name of the victim with fake information uploaded which, if believed, could damage their reputation and humiliate them."In some cases the information could then be shared in such a way that it appears as though the victim has themselves made the statements."Such conduct could amount to an offence such as grossly offensive communication or harassment.Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said: "Offenders…
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Sanctions on North Korea among toughest ever

North Korea has been further isolated after the United Nations voted for harsh new sanctions described as some of the toughest ever imposed by the international body.In a move designed to starve North Korea of nuclear-program funding, all cargo going in and out of the country will now be inspected and fuel imports banned.The new sanctions follow a nuclear test in January and last month's rocket launch that the United States suspects used banned ballistic missile technology.The measures, aimed at curbing North Korea's military ambitions, have received overwhelming support from the United Nations Security Council.Council president Ismael Gaspar Martins announced the historic outcome."The result of the voting is the following: The draft resolution received 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as Resolution 2270, 2016."The resolution…
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Openly gay Liberal MP pleads for end to prejudice

Australia's first openly gay federal Member of Parliament says the country can be proud of how far anti-gay discrimination has been broken down.But he says the journey is not complete.Trent Zimmerman, the New South Wales Liberal Party president, replaced former treasurer Joe Hockey in the seat of North Sydney late last year. Mr Zimmerman has used his first speech in parliament to deliver an emotional plea for Australians to see discrimination over sexuality like discrimination based on race or gender. The speech comes after he won the seat of North Sydney in a by-election in 2015 following former federal treasurer Joe Hockey's departure from politics.Mr Zimmerman says some people had told him this was not the time to reflect on the issue and surely a person's sexuality was irrelevant in…
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Walker a natural at five-eighth: Barrett

Manly coach Trent Barrett has hailed Dylan Walker as a natural five-eighth ahead of the former South Sydney centre's debut in the Sea Eagles' halves.One of the key talking points in the NRL's opening round is how off-season recruit Walker can combine with Daly Cherry-Evans in their first match together at the scrumbase in Friday night's clash with Canterbury at Brookvale Oval.After missing the finals for the first time in 11 years last season, Manly are expected to be one of the NRL's big movers in 2016.Under new mentor Barrett, Manly embarked on an impressive spending spree that included the acquisition of Rabbitohs premiership winner and former Kangaroos centre Walker and Test stars Nate Myles and Martin Taupau.A former Australian and NSW five-eighth, Barrett believes Walker, who played at pivot…
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