Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse

Now MPs on the Petitions Committee want to give disabled people protection under hate crime laws. The politicians said self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people” and internet giants must also “accept responsibility” over abuse. C4 adverts to feature online abuse Javid threatens tech giants over child abuse Internet laws pledged as firms snub talks When having fun on Twitter went awry for Brent “Harvey’s experience is not unique,” said Labour MP Helen Jones, who chairs the committee. “Social media is rife with horrendous, degrading and dehumanising comments about people with disabilities. “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers …

Search team recover body from Sala plane

Dorset Police said: “The arrival of the body into Dorset has been reported to the coroner for Dorset. “The coroner will investigate the circumstances of this death supported by Dorset Police. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.” No formal identification has taken place, but the force said both families had been updated. Who is David Mearns? Nantes demand Sala fee from Cardiff Cardiff City ‘must move mountains’ – manager Warnock Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A minute’s silence was held for Sala and Mr Ibbotson ahead of Cardiff’s home game against Bournemouth Image copyright AFP Image caption Supporters in Nantes have also been paying tribute to Sala

Qatar stuns Japan to win Asian Cup

(CNN)Qatar produced the most famous moment in its sporting history Friday after defeating Japan 3-1 in the final of the Asian Cup. Qatar’s 4-0 win over the UAE in the semifinal was particularly difficult for the host nation to swallow, but this result is likely to prove even more embarrassing with celebrations likely to last all night in Doha. The boycott of Qatar, the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf Arab states in decades, followed allegations that the state was supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar rejected the accusations, labeling them “unjustified” and “baseless.” READ: Qatar crisis: What you need to know Much of the criticism aimed at Qatar comes from its alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood, …

Argentina president backs Sala search call

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmiliano Sala’s sister made an emotional plea for the search for her brother to resume Argentina’s president has joined calls for the search for missing Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala to resume. Mauricio Macri told his foreign minister to issue formal requests to Britain and France, according to a statement from his office. The search for the Argentine striker, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, was called off on Thursday. The plane disappeared from radar as the pair flew over the English Channel on their way to Cardiff on Monday night. In a statement, the president’s office said: “President Mauricio Macri instructed foreign minister Jorge Faurie to make a formal request to …

Roger Goodell on blown Saints call: ‘Our officials are human’

Atlanta (CNN)While he admitted publicly that NFL game officials — as New Orleans Saints fans would spell it — “bleaux” a major non-call in the NFC championship game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it was not under consideration by him to overturn the game and have it replayed. Instant replay doesn’t cover judgment calls. The focus then became on the NFL rule book, where Rule 17, section 2, article 3 states: “The Commissioner’s powers under this Section 2 include the imposition of monetary fines and draft-choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved in unfair acts, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game’s result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point at which the …

Kylian Mbappe: PSG’s new figurehead?

(CNN)Beforehand all the talk had been of how much Paris Saint-Germain would miss Brazilian superstar Neymar for their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United. When Gianluigi Buffon made his Champions League debut for Parma in 1997, Mbappe was not yet an embryo. When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer — then 26 — scored the last-gasp goal that won Manchester United the 1999 competition, Mbappe was just five months old.

Footballer gives 27,000 to pilot search

World Cup winner and Paris St-Germain forward Mbappe, whose full name is Kylian Mbappe Lottin, donated under the name Elie Lottin. Lineker linked to the page from his Twitter feed, saying: “Here’s the Go Fund Me page should you wish to help this poor family”. Image caption Kylian Mbappe has given £27,000 to the search page for missing pilot David Ibbotson The light aircraft was en route from France to Cardiff when it crashed two days after the Argentine striker’s £15m transfer to the Bluebirds was announced. An official search was called off on 24 January, but Sala’s body was found after an appeal launched by his agent raised £324,000 (371,000 euros) for a private search. Who owned the plane …

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle grievances with NFL

(CNN)Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid — who drew controversy for kneeling during the National Anthem when the two were San Francisco 49ers teammates — have settled their collusion grievance cases against the NFL. Both alleged that teams were keeping them from playing. Kaepernick became a lightning rod in 2016 while with the 49ers when the quarterback refused to stand during the National Anthem, protesting what he believes are racial injustices and ongoing police brutality in the US. He drew fierce criticism from some by kneeling but also inspired other athletes — from elementary schools to professional leagues — to join his movement. Reid, a safety, began kneeling alongside his teammate that season. When he was still playing for San Francisco, …

Patriots-Chiefs AFC championship game will have an arctic feel

(CNN)For the first time in franchise history, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the AFC title game at Arrowhead Stadium, facing the New England Patriots, with a spot in Super Bowl LIII on the line. The Chiefs announced Thursday that fans can bring in blankets through stadium gates by carrying them over their shoulders and that warming stations will be located throughout the stadium for fans. Still, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday he doesn’t think the weather will chill fans’ enthusiasm. “I know the stadium is going to be rocking, and I know these fans are going to enjoy this as much as we are, trying to go out and win the AFC and bring that Lamar Hunt Trophy …

Four things to expect this week

It’s Monday, it’s a new week, and while we won’t pretend to know everything that’s going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what’s coming up. Here’s your briefing on some of the most important and interesting stories happening in the week ahead. 1) Where next for Brexit? What’s happening? On Tuesday, British MPs will hold a day-long debate and then a vote on the prime minister’s amended deal on how to leave the European Union in late March. Why does it matter? None of these amendments have to be adopted, but it would be very uncomfortable indeed for the prime minister if one of them got significant support. A reminder: on Tuesday, there will …

The English Channel’s ‘abandoned shipwreck’

Image copyright Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. Image caption Artist John Batchelor’s depiction of HMS Victory The 100-gun ship was launched in 1737, and seven years later it was the flagship of Admiral Sir John Balchin as he successfully led a force to relieve a British convoy trapped by a French blockade of the River Tagus, in Portugal. Image copyright Chris Stephens Image caption The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth welcomed two of Victory’s guns in September “It was a time when the Royal Navy’s power was absolutely central to British power, the growth of its maritime empire, and its prosperity,” says Matthew Sheldon, executive director of heritage at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. “It would …

Serena Williams loses at Australian Open, so no Osaka rematch

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)Serena Williams’ hunt for a 24th grand slam title goes on. There was no umpire controversy this time, rather a left ankle injury to Williams that surely contributed to squandering a massive 5-1 advantage and four match points to Karolina Pliskova — even if the 37-year-old played down the problem and its effect on the outcome. “I don’t think it had anything to do with my ankle per se,” said Williams. “I just think she was just nailing and hitting shots. Obviously I made some mistakes but she played really well after that.” The Czech, who also beat Williams at the 2016 US Open, prevailed 6-4 4-6 7-5 in a shade past two hours in Melbourne. Williams will …

Sala’s family ‘planning underwater search’

Sala’s sister Romina and mother Mercedes arrived on the island on Sunday and a family spokesman said they were struggling for answers. The family travelled on a twin-engine Dornier 228-212 plane which flew from Guernsey and circled the island of Alderney. Image caption The family was shown the search area which included Burhou Island near Alderney An official search for 28-year-old Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, of Crowle, Lincolnshire, was called off on Thursday, with Mr Barker saying the chance of them being alive was “extremely remote”. But, after a plea from his sister not to give up, more than £290,000 was raised for a private search to continue – which is being led by Mr Mearns, said to …

Is age a factor behind the wheel?

“Older drivers often self-restrict their driving by not driving at night and only driving on familiar roads.” Car accidents: Younger v older drivers What does the law say? Once you reach 70, your driving licence automatically expires. To renew it, you must fill in a self-assessment declaring you are medically fit to continue driving – but you do not actually have to pass a test. You have to reapply every three years. To drive legally, you must also be able to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away. The Association of Optometrists has previously called for those behind the wheel to have compulsory eye tests every 10 years. You also need to tell the DVLA if you develop any …

Ex-minister criticises sports sex law delay

The law currently covers teachers, hospital workers and carers, but not sports coaches. ‘No brainer’ Ms Crouch – a Conservative MP who resigned as sports minister in November 2018 – told BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire programme that if the law was not brought in soon she would look to change the legislation herself, perhaps through a backbench private members’ bill. She described the law as a “no-brainer”. “It is about protecting vulnerable people from an abuse of power,” she said. “Frustratingly it seems to have got bogged down in bureaucracy at the Ministry of Justice, the department that owns the legislation.” The chief executive of the children’s charity NSPCC, Peter Wanless, said it was “absolutely outrageous” the law had not …