Man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

Man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

A man who has spent 13 years in prison in Sweden charged with murder has been released after new evidence came to light in a true crime podcast. Spar, hosted by journalists Anton Berg and Martin Johnson and released via podcast platform Acast, has been examining the imprisonment of Kaj Linna for the last two years. Mr Linna was initially sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for murder and robbery. Robert Lindberg was killed…

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Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

Media playback is unsupported on your device The rebooted Nokia 3310 has gone on sale, nearly 17 years after the original made its debut. The phone, which has a two megapixel camera and relies on 2.5G connectivity to offer only limited internet access, is being sold for £49.99. The battery is claimed to offer up to 22 hours of talk time, and up to a month in standby mode. One expert said its success depended…

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Cannes Film Festival poster sparks airbrushing row

Cannes Film Festival poster sparks airbrushing row

The Cannes Film Festival has courted controversy more than a month before it has even begun. Its organisers are accused of slimming down an archive image of the Italian actress Claudia Cardinale featured on the event’s official poster. “While the poster is magnificent, the photograph has clearly and deplorably been airbrushed to thin the actress’s thighs,” said Telerama magazine. Similar reaction has come from other papers and users of social media. The picture of Cardinale…

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Donald Trump election win sparks protests in US cities

Donald Trump election win sparks protests in US cities

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump. Many shouted the slogan “Not my president”. Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman. Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton. He is due to meet current White House incumbent Barack Obama for talks aimed at ensuring a smooth transition. Mr Obama – who had branded…

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