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Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

World
By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is "probable cause" of an offence.Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek his extradition from the UK. Assange was accused of rape and sexual assault against two women in 2010.However, the statute of limitations expired on one of those allegations in 2015, while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and the Swedish prosecutor dropped the rape investigation in 2017. Image: Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson announced the reopening of the c...
Manchester Arena: Peter Kay delivers defiant message at reopening concert

Manchester Arena: Peter Kay delivers defiant message at reopening concert

Entertainment
Comedian Peter Kay has delivered a message of defiance at Manchester Arena's reopening concert, declaring "we can't let terrorists win".Kay appeared at the We Are Manchester show on Saturday alongside other local heroes including Noel Gallagher.More than 14,000 fans were there, four months after a bomb killed 22 people."The victims will never ever be forgotten, but we've got to move forward with love and not hate, and that's how we win," Kay told the crowd.Kay worked as a steward at the venue in the 1990s before going on to perform there more than 40 times."There's been a lot of joy in this room over the years, including the night of 22 May, right up until the terrorist attack," he said - and the crowd booed at the mention of the attack."These last four months have been incredibly painful,...