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Transgender van driver sues for gig economy discrimination

A transgender woman who worked as a van driver in the gig economy is bringing a discrimination claim against courier company Gnewt Cargo. Hayley, formerly Stanley, from London, claims she was discriminated against on the basis of her gender reassignment. The debate around employment rights in the gig economy usually ...

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The cameras that know if you’re happy – or a threat

Image copyright Affectiva Image caption Affectiva says its algorithms can detect hidden emotions in facial expressions Facial recognition tech is becoming more sophisticated, with some firms claiming it can even read our emotions and detect suspicious behaviour. But what implications does this have for privacy and civil liberties? Facial recognition ...

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10 best MLB All-Star Game performances by New York players

Gehrig played in six straight All-Star Games between 1933 and 1938, and his performance in the American League’s 8-3 win at Griffith Stadium in D.C. easily stands out as his best. Gehrig opened the scoring in the third with a two-run homer to right field, driving home teammate Joe DiMaggio. ...

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Justine Greening’s call for new Brexit referendum rejected by No 10

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJustine Greening: “This deal keeps no-one happy” Downing Street has rejected Justine Greening’s call for a fresh referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU, saying it will not happen “in any circumstances”. The former education secretary argued the final Brexit decision ...

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Trump-Putin summit: US seeks better ties with Russia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment President Trump meets counterpart Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump has said getting on with Russia is “a good thing, not a bad thing” at the start of his first summit with Vladimir Putin. Mr Trump said he hoped for ...

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Higher Sunday roadworks speed limit tested

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The speed limit through roadworks on motorways is normally 50mph (80km/h) Drivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks on quiet days like Sundays. Speed limits could be increased from 50mph (80km/h) to 60mph (97km/h) when there is less activity ...

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Boeing ‘concerns’ over US-China trade row

Image copyright Getty Images The head of US aerospace and defence giant Boeing has warned about potential damage of the growing US-China trade row. “Aerospace thrives on free and open trade,” said chief executive Dennis Muilenburg. He said he was concerned tariffs could push up costs for aircraft manufacturers. “The ...

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