FACEBOOK APOLOGISES FOR BANNING 'UNDESIRABLE' PLUS-SIZED MODEL
Facebook has been forced to backtrack after it banned an Australian ad featuring a bikini-clad plus-sized model promoting positive body image, initially saying the photo's depiction was "undesirable”. The social networking giant blocked the ad for Melbourne's "Cherchez La Femme: Feminism and Fat" gathering, saying the image violated its advertising guidelines.
STADIUM SECURITY ‘FAILURES’ CAST SHADOW OVER EURO 2016 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
A French police chief has admitted security “broke down” during a football match at Stade de France on Saturday, the main venue for the forthcoming Euro 2016, raising concerns about France’s ability to protect fans during the month-long tournament. Despite reinforcements, police and security staff were overwhelmed by rowdy hooligans before and during Saturday’s Coupe de France final. It was an embarrassing acknowledgement for organisers who billed the match as a security “dress rehearsal” only three weeks ahead of the continental football cup.
BRAZIL’S NEW GOVERNMENT MINISTER OUSTED AFTER SCANDAL
Brazil’s interim government was rocked on Monday by the loss of one of its key figures. Planning Minister Romero Juca resigned amid accusations he had conspired to obstruct the country’s biggest-ever corruption investigation. Interim President Michel Temer was counting on Juca, a close confidant and experienced senator, to steer a budget bill through Congress to avoid a government shutdown next month.
‘DEBRIS FROM’ MISSING EGYPTAIR FLIGHT FOUND IN MEDITERRANEAN
The Egyptian army said Friday that debris from the missing EgyptAir flight had been recovered from the Mediterranean. Flight MS804 was en route to Cairo from Paris when it vanished from radar early Thursday with 66 people on board. The Egyptian army announced that it had located plane debris and passengers' personal belongings some 190 miles (306 kilometres) north of the city of Alexandria in the Mediterranean Sea.
KEY PARIS ATTACKS SUSPECT REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November's Paris attacks refused to talk during questioning Friday by anti-terror judges, and the session ended abruptly.
Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Frank Berton, said his client invoked his right to silence. Abdeslam, 26, had said last month he wanted to explain all. Berton told reporters that Abdeslam was disturbed by the 24-hour video surveillance in his maximum-security cell, and called the practice illegal.