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Iran ex-prosecutor jailed months after sentence: media A former Iranian prosecutor has finally been taken to prison months after being sentenced over the death in custody of a protestor, the judiciary's news agency said Sunday. The delay in starting Saeed Mortazavi's two-year sentence had caused anger and ridicule in recent weeks, with mocked-up "Wanted" posters appearing for the notorious former prosecutor online and around Tehran. The former chief prosecutor for Tehran was sentenced last year over the death of a protester who had been jailed for taking part in the mass protests over alleged election-rigging in 2009.
Australian dog receives police honours for keeping lost child safe A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old girl safe in Australian bushland overnight was awarded police honours Saturday after leading rescuers to the child. Emergency services began a search on foot and from the air for Aurora Friday after the young girl wandered off into bushland on a rural property in Queensland state. Seventeen-year-old blue heeler Max stayed with the child through a rainy night before leading family and rescuers to her Saturday morning after more than 15 hours in the wild.
Korean Air boss apologises as hot-tempered daughters resign Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho on Sunday apologised for the "immature" behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies. Cho Hyun-min, the younger daughter who is marketing executive at the South Korean flag carrier, is under police investigation for assault after she was accused of throwing water into a man's face at a business meeting. Four years ago her older sister Cho Hyun-ah made global headlines for angrily kicking a cabin crew member off a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl -- an incident quickly dubbed "nut rage".
Martin Lewis to sue Facebook over fake ads which scam people out of thousands ¬† MoneySavingExpert founder¬†Martin¬†Lewis¬†is to sue Facebook over scam adverts using his image.¬† The commentator and financial journalist is claiming defamation over allegations that the site is publishing scam adverts using his image causing vulnerable people to hand over thousands of pounds to criminals. He said the company had hosted more than 50 of the scam ads and that it had failed to act because it was motivated by "greed". Mr¬†Lewis¬†said the legal action, due to be launched on Monday, was the result of months of frustration with scammers who were piggybacking on his reputation and preying on Facebook users with outlandish get-rich-quick scams.¬† Supporters have handed over thousands of pounds in good faith, only to find the advert has nothing to do with Mr¬†Lewis¬†or his company.¬† "Vulnerable people are the ones being scammed and the ones being hurt," he told the Daily Telegraph. "It has to take some responsibility." Financial commentator¬†Martin Lewis Credit: ¬†John Rogers/ITV "It is not worth Facebook's while improving its systems. The company who is the leader in facial recognition, when it's been put on notice by someone that there is a scam and that that person never does adverts, it is not beyond its wit and wisdom to notify me of these adverts, and ask if they are legitimate.¬† "But its processes don't work like that - it wants to make it flexible and easy for anyone to be able to advertise - and it has done, including criminal scammers. "Facebook has become this big agglomerated organisation where no-one seems to take care and responsibility." Any damages won through the lawsuit will be donated to charity, by Mr¬†Lewis¬†said the legal action was not designed to win the case itself, but to force the company to change its policy on advertising, for example by having inbuilt settings notifying well-known people every time their image was used in an advert, requiring their approval. It's distressing, and genuinely makes me feel physically sick when I hear someone has lost money because of this, and because they trusted me, and now they blame me.Martin Lewis He said he has repeatedly reported the adverts, only for new, almost identical ones to appear days later.¬† "I don't do ads, so an ad with me in it, does not have my permission. These are companies warned about by the FCA, warned about by Action Fraud - this is about as clear cut as it gets," he said.¬† "Why do I have to go through the time, cost and stress of doing the work? I have people spending half their week doing this. I'm not being paid by Facebook. It's making the money - if I'm going to have to do that can it pay me a fee to police it?¬† "It sees each advert as discrete, and the next day there's another one. They're not identical but it's the same thing. They say 'it's a new advert, you've got to report it'. "It's distressing, and genuinely makes me feel physically sick when I hear someone has lost money because of this, and because they trusted me, and now they blame me. It is very upsetting, personally - not as upsetting as it is for the people who have lost money." 'I scam the scammers': confessions of an eBay vigilante He said "fake ads" needed to be taken seriously alongside "fake news" as a threat to civil society. "Our democracy is failing to protect vulnerable from scammers by appeasing one of the world's biggest and richest companies. That is a bit of a threat as well. There isn't enough focus on fake ads." Solicitor Mark¬†Lewis¬†of Seddons, leading the lawsuit, said: "Facebook is not above the law - it cannot hide outside the UK and think that it is untouchable. "Exemplary damages are being sought. This means we will ask the court to ensure they are substantial enough that Facebook can't simply see paying out damages as just the 'cost of business' and carry on regardless. "It needs to be shown that the price of causing misery is very high." What happens to victims of fraud A Facebook spokesperson said: ‚ÄúWe do not allow adverts which are misleading or false on Facebook and have explained to Martin Lewis that he should report any adverts that infringe his rights and they will be removed. "We are in direct contact with his team, offering to help and promptly investigating their requests, and only last week confirmed that several adverts and accounts that violated our Advertising Policies had been taken down.‚ÄĚ
Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said two men on a motorcycle fired 10 shots at the 35-year-old victim, killing him on the spot. When contacted later by Reuters, Mazlan declined to comment on reports that the victim was a member of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas or had been targeted by hitmen.
Armenian PM says country needs him as opposition stages ninth day of protests By Hasmik Mkrtchyan YEREVAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Armenian opposition supporters rallied on Saturday for a ninth consecutive day to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan, but he said the country needed his experience to tackle problems such as Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous part of Azerbaijan, is run by ethnic Armenians who declared independence during a conflict that broke out as the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991. The leader of the protests in Yerevan, opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinyan, said Sarksyan had agreed to talks with the opposition at a hotel in the capital on Sunday morning.
Canadian accused of killing Peruvian medicine woman lynched in Amazon A Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after residents of a remote village accused him of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman a day earlier, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Sunday. Olivia Arevalo, a traditional healer of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe, was shot twice and died on Thursday near her home in the Amazonian region of Ucayali, said Ricardo Palma Jimenez, the head of a group of prosecutors in Ucayali. Some villagers had blamed Arevalo's murder on Sebastian Paul Woodroffe, a 41-year-old Canadian citizen who lived in the region and who was believed to have been one of her clients, said Jimenez.