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Online porn websites promote ‘sexually violent’ videos

Online porn websites promote ‘sexually violent’ videos

Technology
Getty ImagesOne in eight porn videos promoted to first-time users of the UK's leading adult sites are labelled with text describing sexually violent acts, according to a study.It analysed titles and descriptions of 131,738 videos on Pornhub, XVideos and XHamster's launch pages.One researcher said the prevalence of descriptions of rape, physical abuse and incest was "shocking".The sites have challenged the study and said they remove illegal content.The findings are published in the latest issue of The British Journal of Criminology.The researchers involved took hourly screenshots of the homepages on the three most popular porn websites, over a six-month period between 2017 and 2018.Descriptions and titles - but not the content of the videos themselves - were searched-for keywords that corre...
Protests in Italy over new virus crackdown turn violent

Protests in Italy over new virus crackdown turn violent

World
Italians have turned out by the hundreds in several cities and towns to vent anger, sometimes violently, over the latest pandemic restrictions that force restaurants and cafes to close early and shutter cinemas, gyms and other leisure venuesBy ANDREA ROSA and FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressOctober 26, 2020, 9:46 PM• 3 min readMILAN -- Protesters turned out by the hundreds in Turin, Milan and other Italian cities and towns Monday to vent their anger, sometimes violently, at the latest pandemic restrictions that force restaurants and cafes to close early and shutter cinemas, gyms and other leisure venues.In the northern city of Turin, some demonstrators broke off from a peaceful protest, smashing store windows on an elegant shopping street, setting smoke bombs and hurling bottles at police...
Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

Violent clashes erupt between left and right-wing protesters in Oregon

World
Violent clashes have erupted between left-wing and right-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon - prompting authorities to force them away from a plaza near a federal building.The area, which has been the site of numerous recent protests, houses both county and federal buildings. Protests against police brutality and racism began several months ago, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Image: Some protesters were seen flushing their eyes clean of pepper spray on the street Demonstrations kicked off around midday near the Multnomah County Justice Center in Oregon's biggest city, according to local media.Fights quickly broke out with demonstrators hurling rocks and other missiles at one another. ...
Ministers quit as violent protests grip Beirut after blast

Ministers quit as violent protests grip Beirut after blast

World
Two Lebanese government ministers have quit following the devastating explosion in Beirut that killed more than 150 people, as violent protests gripped the city for a second straight day. As protesters called for a sustained uprising to topple the country's leaders, police fired tear gas and clashed with hundreds of people attempting to breach the heavily guarded parliament. A fire broke out at an entrance to parliament square as rock-throwing protesters tried to break into the cordoned-off area, Lebanese TV channels showed.In the political fallout of the blast, information minister Manal Abdel-Samad said she was resigning "given the magnitude of the catastrophe" and "in response to the public will for change". ...
Johnny Depp was never violent to me, says ex-partner Winona Ryder

Johnny Depp was never violent to me, says ex-partner Winona Ryder

Entertainment
Johnny Depp's ex-partner Winona Ryder has said it is "impossible to believe" allegations from his former wife Amber Heard that he was violent."I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man," said Ms Ryder.Mr Depp, 57, is suing the publisher of the Sun over an article that referred to him as a "wife beater" - but the newspaper maintains it was accurate.He denies 14 domestic violence allegations which News Group Newspapers is relying on for its defence. Depp and Heard 'rowed like schoolchildren' Heard 'insulted Depp on Bahamas trip' Ms Ryder and Vanessa Paradis, also a former partner of Mr Depp, had been due to give evidence at London's High Court via video link.But on Thursday the actor's barrister David Sherborne told t...