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Ashley Madison CEO steps down in aftermath of hack

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses during an interview in Hong Kong Credit: Reuters

The CEO of the company that owns 'dating-for-adulterers' website Ashley Madison is stepping down, Avid Life Media have confirmed.

The senior management team will run the company until a replacement for Noel Biderman is found, the company said in a statement.

This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees.

We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base.

– Avid Life Media

Avid Life Media has been rocked follow a huge data breach in which information from some 39 million relationships was released by hackers.

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'There needs to be political will to end migrant crisis'

The CEO of the Refugee Council has said there "needs to be political will" to end the current forced migration crisis after the last two days saw an abandoned van in Austria discovered with 71 bodies inside and another migrant boat capsize off the coast of Libya .

Describing the events as "shocking" but "hardly surprising" Maurice Wren told ITV News it was the responsibility of EU leaders to create "safe and legal routes for people who are fleeing persecution and harm."

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