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Judge restores Uber’s London license for 15 months

LONDON: Uber won a legal bid on Tuesday to restore its operating license in London after a judge overturned an earlier decision and granted the ride-hailing app a 15-month permit. The capital's transport authority stripped the American firm of its license last September amid safety concerns, but Uber appealed the decision and was allowed to continue operating while the case was heard. At a hearing, its lawyers convinced England's chief magistrate that it had mended its ways with a raft of reforms. "It has…

‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood jailed for 15 months

LONDON: Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood has been jailed for 15 months after being found guilty earlier this month of perverting the course of justice in drug trial case. He was accused of tampering with evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos. Mahmood, 53, the self-styled “king of the sting”, and his driver Alan Smith, 67, were found guilty following a two-week Old Bailey trial of conspiring to pervert the course of justice by changing a police statement. Earlier this month, a jury found…