'I only lightly pressed on her neck during sex': U.S. man denies strangling Irish student in Tokyo after Nicki Minaj concert – as her sister says he deserves death sentenceRichard Hinds, 19, is accused of killing Nicola Furlong, 21, in a hotel room The defence suggested she died of an overdose of alcohol and drugsProsecutors claim Hinds strangled Ms Furlong with a towel /06/15/article-2159812-139FB064000005DC-315_306x423.jpg” width=”306″ height=”423″ alt=”asdf” class=”blkBorder” /> Arrested: Richard Hinds, from Memphis, has admitted to strangling Irish student Nicola Furlong in a Tokyo hotel room on May 24, but insisted he did not mean to kill her. Painful journey: Victim Nicola Furlong with her father Andrew The defence suggested she died of an overdose of alcohol and drugs.
Facebook accused of 'dodging tax' by using loophole to channel cash through Cayman Islands havenIt used Irish office to avoid UK tax liability on earnings from British businessLess than 240,000 was paid to the UK taxman Money was routed from Ireland into Cayman Islands subsidiary | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 23 December 2012 Facebook channelled profits through a series of tax havens in order to pay just 2.9m of corporation tax on more than 800m of overseas profits in 2011, it has been reported. Like Google and Apple the social networking site is said to have used its headquarters in Ireland to avoid tax liabilities in the UK before directing earnings to a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands. British companies that buy advertising on Facebook must do so via Facebook Ireland Ltd which entitles the company to sidestep HM Revenue and Customs and authorities in other higher-tax jurisdictions, reported the Sunday Times today.
Ireland to LEGALISE abortion: Terminations will be allowed if a woman feels 'suicidal'Legislation comes after dentist died from septicaemia after her miscarriage | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 18 December 2012 Tragic: Savita Halappanavar died after Irish surgeons refused to remove her miscarrying baby on grounds it is a Catholic country Ireland is to legalise some abortions after the death of a pregnant woman who was refused a termination. It was announced yesterday that the Dublin government would legislate to decriminalise abortion if the mother’s life was at risk