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Thursday 16 August 2018

Richards says sorry to Jagger

Keith Richards has apologised to Rolling Stones bandmate Mick Jagger and admitted some parts of his autobiography Life "really offended" the singer.

The guitarist described the frontman as "unbearable" and revealed his nicknames for Jagger are Brenda and Your Majesty in the candid memoir.

Richards said: "He and I have had conversations over the last year of a kind we have not had for an extremely long time and that has been incredibly important to me.

"As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick, I regret that."



Egyptians rally on 'virgin tests'

Hundreds of Egyptian activists rallied in Cairo lambasting a recent military tribunal ruling that cleared a military doctor of charges he forced a "virginity test" on female activists.

The issue of the virginity tests has become a rallying cry by pro-democracy youth activists who say it is an example of how the revolution they helped bring about has been hijacked by the military generals who took power after the mass uprising last year forced longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak to step down.



Women in care jobs paid more

Women who want to earn more on Wall Street than their male colleagues have one reliable option. They can set up a shoe-shine stand in Lower Manhattan.

Female personal care and service workers, which include butlers, valets, house sitters and shoe shiners, earned $1.02 for every $1 their male counterparts made in 2010, according to census data compiled by Bloomberg.



Man (20) guilty of hate crime

A former student faces up to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of a hate crime for cyber-snooping on his gay roommate who later jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge in New York.

A New Jersey jury yesterday found Dharun Ravi (20) guilty of invading the privacy of his room-mate, Tyler Clementi, at a Rutgers University dormitory in September 2010.

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