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The governor of Massachusetts moved to update the state's voyeurism laws yesterday.
The move came just two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took mobile phone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston was not violating the law as written.
The new law, which takes effect immediately, bans so-called "upskirting" by making it illegal to photograph or videotape the "sexual or other intimate parts" of women or children in public. The law also applies to male victims.
Boeing's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner has hit another production problem.
Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The Chicago-based manufacturer said none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world is affected.
"We are confident that the condition does not exist in the in-service fleet," Boeing spokesman Doug Alder said.
"We understand the issue, what must be done to correct it and are completing inspections of potentially affected aeroplanes."
Boeing said that roughly 40 aeroplanes might be affected and that it will take one to two weeks to inspect each plane and fix any cracks found on shear ties on a wing rib.
China has declared a "red line" on the situation in North Korean and will not permit "chaos or war" on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang said today.
"The Korean peninsula is right on China's doorstep. We have a red line, that is, we will not allow war or instability on the Korean peninsula," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters on the sidelines of China's annual largely rubber-stamp parliament.
China is North Korea's most important diplomatic and economic supporter, though Beijing's patience with Pyongyang has been severely tested following three nuclear tests and numerous bouts of sabre rattling, including missile launches.
Today's national roll-out of 'Clare's Law' has been chose by the Home Secretary as it also coincided with International Women's Day and the launch of Domestic Violence Protection Orders.
DVPOs will enable police and magistrates' courts to provide protection to victims in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident.
Mrs May said: "Domestic abuse shatters lives and this Government is working hard to provide police and local authorities with the tools they need to keep women and girls safe.
"Clare's Law and DVPOs are just two of a raft of measures we have introduced to hand control back to the victim by ensuring they can make informed decisions about their relationship and escape if necessary.
"Protection for victims is improving but sadly there are still too many cases where vulnerable people are let down."
A father whose daughter was murdered by an ex-boyfriend with a secret violent past today said he was "absolutely delighted" women across the country have today been given the "right to know" their partner's history.
The scheme, known as Clare's Law is named after Clare Wood, 36, who was strangled and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend George Appleton at her home in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Clare's Law gives women for the first time the right to know if a partner has a history of domestic violence and is being rolled out to police forces across England and Wales following a successful pilot scheme.
Clare Wood's father, Michael Brown, a retired prison officer from Batley, West Yorkshire, who spearheaded the "right to know" campaign after his daughter's murder in 2009, said today: "I'm absolutely delighted."
"I must admit it's tinged with a bit of emotion and a bit of sadness but we have got what we were fighting for - to bring protection into the country for half the population."
A missing Malaysia Airlines flight was carrying 152 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians and seven Australians, the airline said today.
There were also three US citizens, three from France, two passengers each from New Zealand, Ukraine, and Canada, and one each from Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Austria, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement. There were also three infants and twelve crew members on board.
Flight MH 370 left Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 am (1621 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in Beijing at 06:30am (22:30 GMT) the same day.
UK tennis stars have rallied behind former British women's tennis number one Elena Baltacha after she revealed she has liver cancer.
Current British number one Laura Robson and Anne Keothavong who was at the top of British female tennis with Baltacha for many years, took to Twitter to show their support.
Ukrainian-born Baltacha vowed to fight the cancer "with everything I have" after revealing her diagnosis yesterday.
English strawberries have gone on sale in supermarkets after the very wet but mild winter helped them ripen early.
Waitrose confirmed it has native strawberries in selected stores in time for what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year tomorrow, with temperatures reaching 18C in some parts of Britain, a week earlier than last year.
Vietnamese search and rescue operations have not picked up any signal from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Vietnamese rescue official has said.
"We have been seeking but no signal from the plane yet," Pham Hien, director of a Vietnam maritime search and rescue coordination centre in Vung Tau, told Reuters.
Vietnamese and Chinese media had reported that a signal from the plane had been picked up. The reports did not identify what kind of signal.
"The information on local media about the signal near the Cape Ca Mau was inaccurate," Pham said.