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Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after anti-gay law backlash

Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after anti-gay law backlashThe sultan of Brunei has returned an honorary degree awarded to him by Oxford University following a backlash to his proposal of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.

SpaceX launches satellites for global web service

SpaceX launches satellites for global web serviceElon Musk’s private rocket company, SpaceX, has sent 60 small satellites into low orbit as he prepares to launch a new internet service.

Old Mutual suspends boss over ‘breakdown in trust’

Old Mutual suspends boss over ‘breakdown in trust’The financial services firm Old Mutual has suspended its chief executive Peter Moyo, citing a “breakdown in trust”.

Woman who escaped serial killer watches his execution

Woman who escaped serial killer watches his executionA woman who escaped the clutches of a serial killer and helped bring him to justice has watched him being executed in Florida.

Weinstein reaches $44m compensation deal with accusers

Weinstein reaches $44m compensation deal with accusersHarvey Weinstein has reached a tentative compensation deal worth $44m with women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, Sky News understands.

Met Police PC found guilty of raping woman in Antigua

Met Police PC found guilty of raping woman in AntiguaA serving Metropolitan Police officer is facing a lengthy prison term in the Caribbean after he was convicted of raping a woman.

Russia ‘targeted 2014 European Parliament election’

Russia ‘targeted 2014 European Parliament election’Evidence of Kremlin efforts to use social media to target the 2014 European Parliament elections have been uncovered by researchers at Cardiff University.

£10m UK scheme to help stop Russia attacking democracies

£10m UK scheme to help stop Russia attacking democraciesBritain is leading a fightback in Europe against efforts by Russia to attack democracies with fake news and disinformation, Sky News has learnt.

Judge awards Geoffrey Rush record £1.5m in defamation case

Judge awards Geoffrey Rush record £1.5m in defamation caseGeoffrey Rush is set to receive the largest ever damages payout to a single person in Australia’s history following a defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist. 

British deal with US over Chagos Islands not its finest hour

British deal with US over Chagos Islands not its finest hourIt was not Britain’s finest hour.  In the mid-60s Harold Wilson wanted Polaris missiles, the US sought a base in the middle of the Indian Ocean.