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Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Turkey takes action in bid to curb currency crisis

Business
Turkey's central bank has said it is ready to take "all necessary measures" to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira.It has vowed to provide banks with "all the liquidity the banks need".The comments came after a widening diplomatic spat with the US prompted market turmoil in the country.Investors were not reassured. Although the lira rose slightly, it still hit a new record low against the dollar and stock markets in Europe and Asia fell.Before the announcement the lira was down 9% before recovering slightly to be 6% lower in late morning trading in Turkey.Turkey's interior ministry said it was taking legal action against 346 social media accounts it claimed had posted comments about the weakening lira "in a provocative way". Time to ...
BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

BBC court action over Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who leak

Entertainment
The BBC has asked a US court to compel a California-based website to produce records which could identify who leaked footage of the next Doctor Who series.A 53-second clip featuring the new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two still images of the actor were shared via Tapatalk a week ago.BBC Studios said it takes "theft and illegal distribution of our content extremely seriously". The BBC has filed an application with the California Federal Court.Tapatalk is not accused of any wrongdoing, and users who upload copyrighted materials violate its terms and conditions.A spokesman added that BBC Studios "will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security - ensuring Doctor Who fans enjo...
Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Carabao Cup first round draw: Championship, League One and League Two clubs in action as fixtures are revealed

Sports
UP FOR THE CUP The EFL Cup draw was broadcast EXCLUSIVELY on talkSPORT 2 live from Vietnam on Friday morning The fixtures for the first round if this season’s Carabao Cup have been revealed after the draw live from Vietnam on Friday morning. See EFL Cup first round draw IN FULL below! The pick of the ties include an all-championship clash between Leeds United v Bolton, League One newcomers Sunderland against Sheffield Wednesday and Frank Lampard’s Derby County against League Two Oldham Athletic. The draw was conducted by Premier League greats Louis Saha, Steve McManaman and Dennis Wise in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was split into two categories – the north and the south – to keep travel down ...
Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Science
Pope Francis has said climate change is a challenge of "epochal proportions" and that the world must convert to clean fuel. "Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation," he said.He was speaking to a group of oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican.Firms present included ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Norway's Equinor and Pemex of Mexico. Modern society with its "massive movement of information, persons and things requires an immense supply of energy", he told the gathering."But that energy should also be clean, by a reduction in the systematic use of fossil fuels," he said. "Our desire to ensure energy for all must not lead to the undesired effect of a spiral of...
Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Apple Powerbeats headphones in 'sweat-proof' legal action

Technology
A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead "in part".Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long as Apple advertises and they are not as water- or sweat-proof as claimed.The judge said the sweat-proof claims "require amendment" but the challenge regarding battery life could proceed.Apple had asked for all claims to be dismissed.District judge Richard Seeborg said the case could go ahead but some amendments were required to the allegations the headphone failed when in contact with sweat despite being marketed as activity wear.He wrote that while the customers had not explicitly specified whether they had sweated while wearing the ...