CLOWNS have barely been out of the news in recent weeks, with seemingly ever-more horrifying incidents involving people dressed as them each day.

In Sweden, a teenager was stabbed by a violent jester in the middle of the street, and Childline has reported a massive surge in calls from kids who’ve been left frightened by the phenomenon.

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In a sometimes nasty second presidential debate, there were again several calls by the candidates for fact-checkers to referee competing statements, which we are happy to oblige. But even when Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton weren’t calling out each other on the facts, we found many of their uncontested claims to be misleading or false.

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The European Commission has released new proposed telecoms rules that aim to extend the same regulations that telcos already face to services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

Europe hopes the new proposed rules will also boost investment in mobile and broadband networks across the continent and lay the groundwork for 1Gbps internet speeds. It is aiming for more public-access Wi-Fi, and 5G in at least one major city in each member state by 2020.

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Tony Blair with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi

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Transcripts of two phone calls between Tony Blair and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi reveal the Libyan dictator forced the former prime minister to confirm he did not support Al-Qaeda, as civil war engulfed the North African state.

On Thursday, the ex-PM submitted a transcript of the calls he made to Gaddafi on February 25, 2011, to MPs as part of their investigation into the UK’s policy on Libya.

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Ever reach for your vibrating smartphone in your pocket, only to find it didn’t buzz at all?

You’re not alone.

It’s called “phantom vibration syndrome” — yes, it’s a real psychological phenomenon — and studies in the past few years have found, when surveying college undergraduates, that the majority experience a “phantom vibration” once every two weeks.

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