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New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Health
New measures designed to improve patient safety and protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made, are to be announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.It comes after concerns were raised following the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba, who was struck off after the death of a six-year-old boy.Mr Hunt said staff should be able to learn from their mistakes.Hundreds of medics also signed an open letter in support of Dr Bawa-Garba.She was found guilty of mistakes in the care of six-year-old Jack Adcock, from Leicestershire, who died of sepsis in 2011.Following a government review ordered by Mr Hunt, new measures are being introduced.These include: the investigation of every hospital death by a medical examiner or coroner data on do...
Suspect in case of Russian journalist who faked his own death denies plot

Suspect in case of Russian journalist who faked his own death denies plot

World
The man accused of organizing the assassination of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko -- who faked his own death in order to avoid the alleged plot -- denied the allegations in court in Kiev today and in a strange twist said he was cooperating with the Ukrainian government. Prosecutors at the Shevchensky District court on Tuesday accused Borys Herman of arranging the alleged murder plot on behalf of Russian intelligence, alleging that he had hired a Ukrainian hitman to kill Babchenko in return for $ 40,000. Ukraine’s SBU security service got wind of the alleged plot and then conceived the elaborate sting operation with Babchenko in which they pretended that the assassination had been successful. The hoax was believed around the world, including by Babchenko’s friends a...
The case against the AT&T-Time Warner deal has gone badly

The case against the AT&T-Time Warner deal has gone badly

Finance
NEAR the end of the antitrust trial over AT&T’s $ 109bn acquisition of Time Warner, Richard Leon, the presiding judge, asked Randall Stephenson, chief executive of AT&T, what the pay-television market would look like in seven years’ time. Mr Stephenson mused in his folksy Oklahoma drawl that seven years ago his predictions for today would have missed “so hard” when it came to the decline of pay-TV and the rise of competition from Silicon Valley.The exchange sounds self-deprecating but it highlighted what AT&T argued was a crucial weakness in the government’s case. The Department of Justice, which is seeking to block the deal, has chiefly looked back to the past, not forward to a video and advertising market increasingly shaped by Netflix, Google an...
Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Technology
A businessman fighting for the "right to be forgotten" has won a UK High Court action against Google.The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine.The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in his favour on Friday.But he rejected a separate claim made by another businessman who had committed a more serious crime.The businessman who won his case was convicted 10 years ago of conspiring to intercept communications. He spent six months in jail.The other businessman, who lost his case, was convicted more than 10 years ago of conspiring to account falsely. He spent four years in jail. Both had ordered Google to remove search results about their convictions, including links...
Contamination in ex-spy case ups pressure on UK to act

Contamination in ex-spy case ups pressure on UK to act

World
The health implications of the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his adult daughter broadened Sunday when British officials conceded that limited traces of contamination were found in a restaurant and a pub in Salisbury, a city in England. Public health officials said the risk of others being sickened by the chemicals that put the father and daughter in critical condition a week ago was very low. But they advised people who had patronized the businesses during a two-day period to wash their clothes, double-bag articles for dry cleaning, and to wipe down items like jewelry. "It's really important to understand the general public should not be concerned. There is, on the evidence currently, a very low risk." Dr. Jenny Harries of Public Health England said during a news conference. ...