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‘Completely unlawful’: US accuses Beijing of ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

‘Completely unlawful’: US accuses Beijing of ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

World
China has accused the US of "stirring up tension" after America's secretary of state said it would take a tougher stance on Beijing's "bullying" in the South China Sea.Territorial disputes over small island chains in the region have been going on for years between China and neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Monday: "We are strengthening U.S. policy on South China Sea maritime claims, according to international law, in rejection of Beijing's intimidation, bullying, and claims of maritime empire." Image: Mike Pompeo accused China of trying to build a 'maritime empire' He added: "Beijing's claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are c...
Caroline Flack media ‘bullying’ petition handed in to government

Caroline Flack media ‘bullying’ petition handed in to government

Entertainment
A petition calling for new and stricter laws regarding the British media in the wake of the death of TV presenter Caroline Flack has been handed in to the government.More than 850,000 people have signed the petition calling for "Caroline's Law", which they say should make media harassment a criminal offence "not dissimilar to corporate manslaughter". Flack, 40, was found dead at her home in east London last month. Her family said she had taken her own life. Image: Flack was best known for presenting Love Island, but stood down following her arrest in December At the time of her death, the Love Island presenter had been due to go on trial for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend, and had been subject to much scrutiny in the press and on ...
Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying

Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying

Entertainment
The new James Bond theme No Time to Die only took three days to write, Billie Eilish and her producer and brother Finneas O'Connell have said. In an exclusive interview with BBC Breakfast, they spoke about the song and their experiences with social media.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Entertainment & Arts
Instagram to warn users over ‘bullying’ language in their captions

Instagram to warn users over ‘bullying’ language in their captions

Technology
Instagram will start warning users when it detects potentially bullying language in its captions.The app said it will use artificial intelligence to spot possibly harmful language and give users the opportunity to reconsider it before sharing. A similar feature was introduced earlier this year which warned users if it thought their comments on other people's posts contained bullying or offensive language.If the AI spots something, a message will appear telling the user the caption looks similar to others that have previously been reported and gives them the option to edit it, learn about why it was flagged, or share it anyway.It comes amid criticism that Facebook-owned Instagram has not acted quickly enough to remove abusive and potentially dangerous content from the platform. ...
Robert De Niro sued by ex-aide for ‘bullying and discrimination’

Robert De Niro sued by ex-aide for ‘bullying and discrimination’

Entertainment
Robert De Niro's former assistant has sued the actor for $ 12m (£9.7m), accusing him of "years of gender discrimination and harassment".Graham Chase Robinson claimed the Raging Bull star was verbally abusive and subjected her to unwanted physical contact and sexually-charged comments.In response, his lawyer said the allegations were "beyond absurd".The case comes weeks after De Niro sued Robinson, accusing her of misusing funds and bingeing on Netflix at work.Her legal documents, which were published by US media on Thursday, said he "concocted false allegations" designed to prevent her from taking action and to destroy her career and reputation.She started working as the star's executive assistant in 2008 and said he referred to her as his "assistant" des