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Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Jakarta's governor has been hit with a lawsuit filed by residents of the sprawling city after torrential rain sparked floods and landslides that killed dozens and left thousands homeless, a lawyer said Tuesday.More than 200 flood victims are seeking a total o

Pub 'lockout laws' eased in Sydney to boost nightlife

Pub 'lockout laws' eased in Sydney to boost nightlife

Controversial laws that forced Sydney bars to close early and limited the drinks they could serve in a bid to curb alcohol-fueled violence ended Tuesday after complaints they had ruined the city's once-vibrant nightlife.The so-called "lockout laws" were int

EU takes aim at ticket bots, data harvesters

EU takes aim at ticket bots, data harvesters

EU countries will from Tuesday begin rolling out tougher laws against online operators who play fast and loose with consumers, including those harvesting personal data or deploying bots to snap up tickets.The consumer protection rules, from an EU directive to

French chef fails in Michelin lawsuit over lost star

French chef fails in Michelin lawsuit over lost star

A French court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit brought by a star chef seeking to force the prestigious Michelin restaurant guide to hand over its reasons for stripping his restaurant of a third star, just a year after he won it.The court in Nanterre, outside Par

Uber sues California over gig-economy labor law

Uber sues California over gig-economy labor law

Ride-hailing giant Uber and delivery company Postmates have filed a lawsuit against the state of California, claiming a new law that would treat gig-economy freelancers as employees is unconstitutional.The legislation, known as Assembly Bill 5 and due to go in