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Wednesday 22 November, 2017

USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to molesting young gymnasts

Dr Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas said they were among his victims.

Toy Story director John Lasseter takes leave from Pixar, citing 'missteps' and 'unwanted hugs'

In a vaguely-worded memo, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable.

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Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys and jokes that Obama's turkeys are also safe from the chop Get Stuffed This post contains videos

Construction workers in Germany found this massive swastika underneath a sports pitch

City officials say they want the swastika, which was buried 40 centimeters below the ground, gone as quickly as possible.

Monday 20 November, 2017

60,000 attend mass in Detroit clearing the way for sainthood of Irish-American priest

Bernard Francis Casey was born in Wisconsin in 1870, the sixth of 16 children born to Irish immigrants.

Friday 17 November, 2017

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson's and will 'fight for a cure'

Jackson vowed to use his voice to help find a cure for the disease.

Jared Kushner fails to hand over emails sent to Trump team about WikiLeaks and Russia

A Senate committee has given Kushner a 27 November deadline to provide the additional documents.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

US senator and former comedian accused of kissing and groping woman without consent

Leeann Tweeden also accused Al Franken of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

Man who spent 45 years in jail for rape finally has conviction overturned

Wilbert Jones was only 19 when he was sentenced to life in prison.

Australian diplomat dies after fall from New York building

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the death of Simpson was a “shocking tragedy”.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Wife of California shooter found dead under floor in home

Kevin Neal shot 14 people in seven different locations yesterday.

New Earth-like planet found where a year lasts just under 10 days

The announcement was made by a team using an observatory in Chile.

An Indian city is rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump

Begging is a criminal offence in India and can be punished by as much as 10 years in prison, although the law is rarely enforced.

Actress sues Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape in 2016

The woman, who has remained anonymous, met with Weinstein to discuss a part in the TV series Marco Polo.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Republicans turn on Roy Moore as several women accuse him of sexual harassment Alabama This post contains videos

Republicans turn on Roy Moore as several women accuse him of sexual harassment

Paul Ryan, Jeff Sessions and John McCain have all called on Moore to drop out of the Senate race in Alabama.

Louis CK's manager denies trying to cover up client's sexual misconduct

It is being reported that stars that are represented by Dave Becky are considering dropping him over the Louis CK scandal.

Trump Jr releases messages with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

The private messages released by Trump Jr on Twitter show him responding to the website three times.

One of Britain's top Scrabble players gets three-year ban for cheating

Allan Simmons was accused of putting his hand back in the bag after already drawing tiles.

Monday 13 November, 2017

George Bush Snr apologises after woman alleges he groped her when she was 16

In a statement on his behalf, it said: “George Bush simply does not have it in his heart to knowingly cause anyone distress.”

'I believe the women': Top US Republican Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore should drop out of race

Moore has been accused of pursuing romantic relationships with teenage girls.

Museum removes 'fun' Hitler display after protests

Visitors had been encouraged to take selfies with the waxwork.

Sunday 12 November, 2017

George Takei and Richard Dreyfuss respond to harassment scandals

“Right now it is a he said/he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago”, Takei said.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

Kevin Spacey is being replaced in a completed film that's due for release next month All The Money In The World This post contains videos

Kevin Spacey is being replaced in a completed film that's due for release next month

It comes following allegations of sexual harassment against Spacey.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

94-year-old Arizona woman frees herself from attempted kidnap after seven hours locked in boot of car

The elderly woman was locked in the boot of her own car by a man, who then drove the car to a nearby shopping complex and parked it there.

'Do not underestimate us,' Trump warns North Korea on his election anniversary

He gave the warning after a trip to the Korean demilitarized zone was cancelled due to bad weather.

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Air Force mistake enabled Texas shooter to buy guns, despite violent past

Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people and injured at least 20 others in Texas’ worst mass shooting.

Monday 6 November, 2017

Disney bans Los Angeles Times from press screenings after critical story

Disney said that LA Times showed “a complete disregard for basic journalistic standards”.

Former US congressman Weiner starts prison sentence for sexting 15-year-old girl

Weiner was sentenced in September by a judge who said the crime resulted from a “very strong compulsion”.

Ben Affleck says he wants to be 'part of the solution' in Hollywood sexual harassment scandal

Affleck has previously apologised for groping an actress on camera in 2003.

From Business ETC Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers Policy

Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers

The Guardian reports U2′s frontman used a company based in Malta to buy a Lithuanian shopping centre.

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Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers

The Guardian reports that Bono used a company based in Malta to buy a Lithuanian shopping centre.

Sunday 5 November, 2017

Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers

The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.

Saturday 4 November, 2017

US government agency certain that climate change is man-made despite Trump's contradictions

A new landmark report came ahead of a meeting of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change today.

'Love will unite us': Friends of Argentinians who died in New York terror attack pay emotional tribute

After a statement read yesterday, the men who’d been friends since secondary school were applauded.

The Mueller probe: Here's what's been happening this week in the Trump-Russia Investigation

It’s been an incredibly busy week – get up to speed here.

Friday 3 November, 2017

NYPD say latest Weinstein assault allegations are 'credible' and could warrant arrest

Actress Paz de la Huerta is the latest woman to claim Weinstein sexually assaulted her.

Thursday 2 November, 2017

Studio cuts ties with director after Olivia Munn and others accuse him of sexual misconduct

Munn claims Brett Ratner masturbated in front of her on a film set.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Japanese serial killer who kept nine bodies in coolers met the victims through Twitter

An arrested man has confessed to the killings, according to reports.

Nurse arrested after refusing to draw blood from unconscious patient settles case for $500,000

Wubbels plans to use part of the money to fund legal help for others trying to get similar body-camera video.

New York terror attack: Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov in custody as police probe note left in truck

Eight people were killed when the truck ploughed down a Manhattan cycle lane.

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