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A lawyer at 61: Why it’s never too late to switch careers

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Bolt trains for first time with A-League club Usain Bolt vowed to "prove people wrong" as the champion sprinter trained for the first time with Australian football club Central Coast Mariners.As the eight-time Olympic champion trades his running shoes for football boots, we spoke to other people who have drastically changed jobs. Becoming a lawyer in your fortiesBetsy Finocchi, a
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Defamation case against Christopher Steele dismissed

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Christopher Steele, a former MI6 agent, wrote a series of reports for political opponents of Donald Trump about Trump and Russia. A judge in Washington DC has dismissed a lawsuit against an ex-British spy who compiled a dossier alleging links between Donald Trump and the Kremlin.Christopher Steele was sued by three Russian oligarchs who claimed he defamed them by writing that they tried to
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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen ‘strikes plea deal’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has entered into a plea deal with US federal prosecutors in New York, US media report.Investigators are examining whether Mr Cohen committed bank or tax fraud or violated campaign finance laws. He had previously admitted to arranging hush money for a woman who claimed she had an affair with Mr Trump, which could be a campaign finance
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Venezuela ‘paralysed’ by launch of sovereign bolivar currency

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new sovereign bolivar was introduced in a bid to tackle hyperinflation Venezuela came to a standstill on Tuesday as the country tried to deal with its newly introduced currency.Thousands of businesses closed in order to adapt to the "sovereign bolivar", and many workers stayed at home.President Nicolás Maduro launched the new banknotes on Monday, revaluing and renaming the old bolivar currency.The government say
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Star Wars: Kelly Marie Tran ‘won’t be marginalised’ by abuse

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tran played mechanic-turned-Resistance fighter Rose Tico in The Last Jedi Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran has broken her silence after a barrage of sexist and racist abuse led her to delete her social media in June.The actress is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees and the first lead woman of colour in the franchise. Writing in the New York Times, Ms Tran says
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Spain knifeman shot dead in Barcelona was ‘gay and suicidal’

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Police searched the man's home near the scene of the attack A knife-wielding man, shot dead by Spanish police, had come out as gay and was contemplating suicide, reports quoting his ex-wife's testimony say.Algerian Abdel Wahab Taib, 29, shouted in Arabic as he targeted a police station in a town south of Barcelona.Police are treating the incident as a "terrorist attack" but a source
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Asia Argento: #MeToo figurehead denies sexual assault of minor

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Asia Argento: "No sex with Bennett" Italian actress Asia Argento, a leader of the #MeToo movement, has strongly denied an allegation of sexual assault. Legal documents seen by the New York Times were reported to show she paid former co-star Jimmy Bennett $380,000 (£298,000) after he accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17. In a statement, she says: "I have never
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Italy floods: Girl, 8, rescued after deadly flash flood

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The girl's rescuer told Italian media he would "never forget the eyes" of the child An eight-year-old girl with hypothermia is among 23 people rescued from flash flooding in the Pollino National Park in southern Italy.At least 10 hikers died in the Calabria tourist spot after they were hit by a wall of water on Monday.Rescuers looked for survivors into the night, with helicopters
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Bobi Wine protests: Uganda army sorry over beating journalists

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption On Monday, protesters took to the streets of the capital, Kampala, to call for MP Bobi Wine's release Uganda's army has made a rare apology after soldiers were caught on film beating up a journalist who was covering a demonstration supporting detained MP Bobi Wine on Monday.Other journalists were also beaten as they were reporting on the protests.An army statement described the soldiers' conduct