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What the Saudi leaks tell us: An interview with Julian Assange

Since June 2015 WikiLeaks has been releasing details of leaked cables and other documents from within the Saudi Foreign Office. <b>Julian Assange</b> …

Julian Assange

Tony Blair finally apologises for war in Iraq

Tony Blair: 'I apologise'<p>Tony Blair has finally apologised for the Iraq War. The former Prime Minister said he accepts that the conflict has been a …

Know your new consumer rights

The new Consumer Rights Act came in to force this week, and for the first time shoppers who buy faulty goods will be entitled to a full refund for up to 30 days after the purchase – something that will particularly help new car buyers. It replaces three big pieces of consumer legislation – the Sale …

Finance

Jeremy Corbyn: 9/11 was 'manipulated'

In comments that will raise questions about his suitability to lead the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn appeared to blame George Bush and Tony Blair for using the September 11 attacks in New York to allow them to go to war<p>Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that 9/11 was "manipulated" to make it look like Osama Bin …

United Kingdom

Quiet rise of Ben Carson is shaking up Republican presidential race

For six undisturbed weeks, Donald Trump held a broadly uncontested lead in the race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency.<p>That was until this week, when a respected pollster released new numbers showing that another candidate had sneaked into a tie with Trump in Iowa, the first state …

Government

The Amount Of Sleep You Should Get At Night To Be Happiest The Next Day

It's no secret that sleep significantly affects our mood and performance the next day. But how many hours of sleep is the sweet spot? Jawbone's study …

Is a six-figure salary bad for your health?

"I haven't had a manicure for three years, but I'm down to a healthy size 12, I book yoga into my schedule three times a week and I see my dad twice …

Oil prices below $39 for first time since 2009

Get ready for even lower oil prices.<p>Futures for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude fell below $39 a barrel Monday -- a level not seen since 2009. Oil settled Monday just above $38, down more than 5%.<p>It was just June of 2014 when oil was at $100 a barrel.<p>Click for the latest: Dow's insane …

Oil

Practising solicitor numbers hit all-time high

The number of practising solicitors has reached an all-time high – 15,000 up on five years ago.<p>Snapshot figures of the profession taken by the …

Who, What, Why: Is it legal to attack a seagull?

<b>Northumbria Police have opened an investigation over images apparently showing a man strangling a seagull. Given that many view them as vermin, what is their legal status, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.</b><p>On 8 August, a fisherman living in Northumberland posted a picture on Facebook appearing to show him …

This ruling shows the absurdity of Europe's 'right to be forgotten' law

Say what?<p>Yes, you read that right.<p>Here's how that's possible. A little over a year ago, the European Union passed its so-called "Right to be forgotten" law, which compels search engines like Google to remove search listings about people if they get the appropriate court orders.<p>The law came about …