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Morning Headlines 15/12/2014

Morning Headlines 15/12/2014

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  1. LIVE: BBC coverage of Sydney hostage crisis (BBC News)
  2. Top firms enjoy fee income increase in Q2 (Law Society Gazette)
  3. Privacy is not dead: Microsoft lawyer prepares to take on US government (The Guardian)
  4. CIA torture report: David Cameron urged to open judge-led probe into Britain’s role in controversial secret US programme (The Independent)
  5. US Avoids Shutdown After Spending Bill Passed (Sky News)
  6. Lawyer who provided legal basis for CIA torture techniques says agency might have gone too far and broken the law (Daily Mail)
  7. A Supreme Court case about a Spider-Man toy could overturn a 50-year-old patent rule (The Verge)
  8. Police clear final Hong Kong protest site at Causeway Bay (BBC News)
  9. Lee Harvey Oswald coffin at centre of legal row (The Express)
  10. ICC chief prosecutor shelves Darfur war crimes probe (The Guardian)
  11. Petsmart $8.7bn sale marks largest 2014 buyout (The FT)
  12. Sony lawyer tells media to stop reporting on material stolen by hackers (CNN)
  13. Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans to merge in April (The Lawyer)
  14. Baroness Hale says women in veils should remove them when giving evidence in court (The Independent)
  15. Solicitors From Hell founder wins surprise High Court victory (Legal Futures)
  16. MPs to vote on move to make firms publish gender pay gap figures (The Guardian)
  17. Nightclub Owner’s Son Charged With His Murder (Sky News)
  18. UCLA Professor forced to apologize after ‘racially insensitive and divisive’ exam question he set about Ferguson shooting sparked outrage (Daily Mail)
  19. Lawyers limiting ability of soldiers to interrogate detainees (The Express)
  20. Humanist weddings could stay illegal following Coalition row between Tories and Liberal Democrats (The Independent)
  21. Cosby Breaks Silence Over Sex Assault Claims (Sky News)
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