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Oxford University Student Who Stabbed Boyfriend 'Could Be Spared Jail'

Oxford University Student Who Stabbed Boyfriend 'Could Be Spared Jail'

According to Judge Ian Pringle , an offence such as this would usually mean a custodial sentence, but he postponed the sentence for four months suggesting that she wouldn't be jailed because of her "extraordinary" talent. Defence QC James Sturman said Woodward's dream of becoming a surgeon was " almost impossible " because her conviction will have to be disclosed. However, he added that to do so would be unfair because it might affect her career.


Britain's inflation, fuelled by Brexit and oil, drives higher ahead of election

Britain's inflation, fuelled by Brexit and oil, drives higher ahead of election

The head of Britain's biggest trade union group said Tuesday's inflation data meant living standards should be front and centre of the election campaign. Figures for April will be published on Thursday. "Inflation is set to rise to around 3% or higher in the months ahead - with prices likely to be rising faster than wages in the months ahead", Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC said.



Federal Budget: $8 billion tax hike won't just hit banks

In response the Treasurer claimed the principles in the budget were "very important to the Liberal party" and pointed out that the decision to raise the Medicare Levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme was "a shared commitment" of every parliamentarian.



Veteran Crime Reporter Javier Valdez Killed In Mexico

The local print weekly and online publication is one of the few news outlets that continues to carry out in-depth investigations in Mexico exposing the deep ties between Mexican politicians and drug cartels. His courage was well-known-in 2011, the Committee to Protect Journalists gave him its International Press Freedom Award-and his impact was widespread.


Trump vs. Hawaii. Will the Travel Ban block Stand?

Trump vs. Hawaii. Will the Travel Ban block Stand?

At a Seattle courtroom on Monday, in the latest battle in the legal war over President Trump's now suspended travel ban, lawyers and judges pushed and pulled on the swirling questions over Trump's intentions and the legal limits on executive power.