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Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Sports
American heavyweight Deontay Wilder has defended himself after again saying he wants to kill an opponent in the ring.Wilder, 33, said he was "trying to get a body on my record" before defending his WBC title against compatriot Dominic Breazeale on Saturday.It is Wilder's first fight since his title defence against Tyson Fury in December ended in a controversial draw. "This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time," said Wilder. "It's legal."Wilder has made similar comments in the past. In March 2018, British heavyweight Tony Bellew called him a "disgrace and senseless idiot".Earlier this year, after Wilder told Breazeale to "make some funeral arrangement...
Turkey’s Erdogan defends Istanbul election re-run amid protests

Turkey’s Erdogan defends Istanbul election re-run amid protests

World
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there was "illegality" in Istanbul's local elections, after the country's electoral body ordered them to be re-held. "We sincerely believe there is... organised corruption and complete illegality," he said on Tuesday.The decision to re-run last month's vote, which returned a slim win for the opposition, sparked protests on Monday.The opposition CHP's victorious mayoral candidate said it was "treacherous".The European Parliament has also said the decision to re-run the election on 23 June would end the credibility of democratic elections in Turkey.What did the president say?Speaking at a parliamentary meeting of his AK Party, Mr Erdogan said that re-doing the vote was the "best step" for...
Apple defends removing parental control apps

Apple defends removing parental control apps

Technology
Apple has defended its decision to remove a number of parental control apps from the App Store, citing security concerns.Several app-makers complained to the New York Times that Apple had taken their products off sale when it launched its own similar tools.But Apple said the apps were removed because they "put users' privacy and security at risk".It said the apps had been given time to make changes to meet Apple's rules.The latest version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system added Screen Time tools, which let people see how much time they spend using their favourite apps.The tools also let parents control how much time their children can spend on apps and websites.Some app-makers claimed Apple had removed their products from the App Store after Screen T...
Blue Planet: Executive producer defends sea turtle hatchling release

Blue Planet: Executive producer defends sea turtle hatchling release

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device If you were watching Blue Planet Live on Sunday night you may have been left a bit deflated as the programme came to an end. In the final few moments, six green sea turtle hatchlings were released onto the beach, before one of them was snapped up by a hungry seagull."What happened and the way it played out was unfortunate", Blue Planet Live's executive producer Roger Webb says."It's not for us to interfere.""With a predator with such quick wits and ability - they're always going have their eyes on the prize." Scientist Janine Ferguson released the hatchlings on Heron Island in Australia, along with presenter Liz Bonnin. The Blue Planet Live team said the green sea turtles had been rescued from their...
Iggy Azalea defends continuing gig after dancer's seizure

Iggy Azalea defends continuing gig after dancer's seizure

Entertainment
Iggy Azalea has defended her decision to continue a concert despite a backing dancer suffering a seizure mid-song. The Australian rapper and pop star, best known for her 2014 hit Fancy, was performing in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday when a dancer collapsed on stage.The 28-year-old continued to perform, apparently unaware of the severity of the dancer's condition, and went on to finish the concert at the Maracana Stadium.She has now defended her decision to do so, writing on her Instagram story to give an update on the performer's condition."Just want to let everyone asking know my dancer is OKAY! The light & heat caused her to have a seizure. She is backstage feeling much better," she wrote.The rapper, who was criticised by some social media users for continuing the performan...