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Use of this site
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Content and functionality of the site
4. News may alter, suspend or discontinue the Site and/or its functionality and/or the content made available through the Site at any time, with or without notice to Users, and, to the full extent permitted by law and subject to the remainder of these Terms and Conditions, News will not be liable to any User or to any third party should it exercise such rights.
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Liability & Indemnity
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Third Party Content & Links
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17. You waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and use by News in accordance with these terms.
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