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Crackdown on the posting of 'revenge porn' by ex-partners

People who post so-called "revenge pornography" images of former lovers on the internet could face up to a year in jail under plans set to be debated later this month in the House of Lords.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said uploading of sexually explicit media to the internet without the consent of the subject – often an ex-partner of the person posting the material – is becoming a bigger problem in the UK.

Two Lib Dem peers have tabled amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill which would make it an offence to publish an intimate or pornographic image without consent.

The amendment is due to be debated in the Lords on July 21.

Jewish settlers are blamed for brutal murder of Arab teenager

Palestinians have accused Israeli settlers of carrying out a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli youths after a Palestinian teenager was abducted and killed.

The accusation sparked clashes with Israeli forces and demands by the Palestinian President that Israel hold the killers accountable.

The latest claim stokes tensions already heightened by the deaths of the three Israeli teenagers, whose bodies were found two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, and a surge in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Just hours after Israel buried the three teenagers, relatives of Mohammed Abu Khdeir said the 17-year-old was forced into a car in a neighbourhood of east Jerusalem before it sped off. A burned body was found shortly after in a Jerusalem forest.

Later, the boy's family said they had identified the body. The teenager's cousin Saed Abu Khdeir said the family believed the youth was killed by Israelis in an act of revenge.

"It's a clear crime by settlers in revenge for the killing of the three," he said, adding that the family witnessed security camera footage of the suspected kidnapping, which purported to show a car nearing Mohammed Abu Khdeir and taking him away.

Israeli police said the body still had not been identified, and they were still investigating.

Police break up partying World Cup fans in Brazil

Police in Brazil's biggest city used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of football fans raucously celebrating Argentina's 1-0 World Cup victory over Switzerland.

The partying by close to 3,000 people – mostly Argentines – began on Tuesday afternoon in Sao Paulo's trendy neighbourhood of Vila Madalena and only ended early on Wednesday morning "when we were called in to disperse the crowd that had gotten too rowdy", said a police department spokesman. No arrests were made.

Transformers star being treated for alcoholism

Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf is being treated for alcoholism, a publicist has said.

The 28-year-old actor has not checked into a rehab facility but is receiving voluntary treatment for alcohol addiction, according to Melissa Kates.

She said in a statement that LaBeouf's recent actions – which include an arrest for disrupting a Broadway play – are symptoms of a larger health problem. LaBeouf is best known for appearing in the first three Transformers films.

Clarifications and corrections

Baby Francis McKee

Due to a production error, a picture of baby Francis Liam McKee was mistakenly used alongside an article about baby Sophia Carnduff which had previously run last year. We apologise for the error.

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