News Headlines - 20 October 2015

First case of cancer linked to Fukushima nuclear disaster confirmed by Japan | The Independent

Japan has confirmed the first case of cancer linked to the Fukushima nuclear reactor leak, more than four years after the disaster.
A former employee at the facility, which was damaged in the magnitude nine earthquake that devastated parts of the country in March 2011, has been diagnosed with radiation-linked leukaemia.

IRA report to be unveiled as coalition rivals square up | The Guardian

A “make or break” report on allegations of continued IRA activity is due that could be decisive in the survival of the power-sharing government in Northern Ireland.
Ahead of its publication on Tuesday, the two main parties in the region – the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin – have been trading warnings about its possible implications.

Oscar Pistorius released a day early to finish sentence under house arrest | The Guardian

Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison and will serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s house, less than one year into a five-year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius’s family had been expecting his release on Tuesday morning, but late on Monday night his lawyer said the former Paralympian was already at his uncle’s house.

Apple pulls 250 privacy-infringing apps from store | The Guardian

Apple has removed 250 apps from its store after discovering a widely-used advertising network was siphoning off private information such as email addresses in breach of the company’s policies.

Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens ticket rush brings down Odeon website on its busiest day ever | The Independent

Jedi fans expressed their disappointment on social media after the huge demand for the first UK screening of the new Star Wars franchise The Force Awakens caused online cinema booking websites to crash on Monday morning.








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