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US preacher Billy Graham dies at age 99 RIP

US preacher Billy Graham dies at age 99

He was the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.

Yesterday’s News

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

Monday 19 February, 2018

KFC stores across the UK were closed today because of a chicken shortage

The company blamed ‘teething problems’ with a new distributor.

Florida shooting suspect appears in court as his lawyers seek to avoid the death penalty

His lawyers have said he will plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty.

Sunday 18 February, 2018

Trump blames Democrats and Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling

Trump sent out a rapid-fire series of tweets earlier today venting his frustration.

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

Plane crashes in Iran, with all 66 people on board feared dead

The plane was flying from Tehran to the southern city of Yasuj.

Seattle's housing crisis is making it look to taller and denser homes

The city’s average house price is above €700,000.

Friday 16 February, 2018

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

'Died a hero', 'smiled all the time', 'brilliant and witty': The 17 victims of the Florida shooting

Tributes have been paid to each of the 17 victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting.

Steve Bannon 'answered every question' in 20-hour interrogation on Trump-Russia links

Bannon, meanwhile, risked contempt by not answering questions from a House intelligence committee.

Ex-teacher accused of paying students to help make bombs

His brother has also been accused of stockpiling explosive materials.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu

Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Man arrested after shooting incident outside NSA headquarters

At least one person has been taken to hospital.

Family of actor Bill Paxton suing hospital and doctor over his death

The lawsuit comes just before the first anniversary of the death of Paxton.

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger

Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech.

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

It is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies.

'Vanessa & my children are safe': Trump Jr's wife unhurt after opening letter containing white powder

The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Powerful storm levels Tonga's parliament house and heads towards Fiji

Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island nation just south of the capital.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Heir donates estate of Hitler's filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, to cultural museum

Leni Riefenstahl always defended her work, saying she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities.

Donald Trump Jr's wife hospitalised after opening letter containing white powder

She has been brought to hospital.

Filmmakers apologise after complaints over allergy scene in Peter Rabbit movie

The scene involved a character who has fruit thrown at him and has to use an EpiPen.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

Two police officers shot dead responding to 'domestic situation' at home in Ohio

The local police chief called the men “true American heroes”.

Israel's PM vows further action after 'serious blows' to Iran and Syria following airstrikes

Russia has condemned, but the US has backed, Israel’s actions.

Three dead after tour helicopter crashes in the Grand Canyon

Another four people were injured in the crash.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

This Bollywood film is tackling the period taboo

The film is loosely based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a new type of sanitary towel.

Friday 9 February, 2018

US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown

The government shutdown did not last too long.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

Wall Street, we have a correction: The Dow Jones is plummeting again

The market has fallen 10% since its all-time high two weeks ago.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person

Archbishop Charles Scicluna called Juan Carlos Cruz yesterday “on behalf of the pope” to arrange a face-to-face interview.

Monday 5 February, 2018

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm MARKET MELTDOWN This post contains videos

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm

The Dow Jones suffered its worst day in six years.

Larry Nassar sentenced to another 40 to 125 years for abusing young gymnasts

He pleaded guilty to penetrating young athletes with ungloved hands when treating their injuries at a gymnastics club.

Hugh Grant settles phone-hacking damages against UK newspapers

It’s been reported that the case was settled for a six-figure sum.

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

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'It struck people as crass': Truck company criticised for use of Martin Luther King speech in Super Bowl ad

The ad for Ram trucks left some viewers feeling a little manipulated.

Train crash killing two in South Carolina 'could have been prevented'

Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

A climate change sceptic proposed as Trump's top environmental adviser has been dropped

The White House has confirmed that Kathleen Hartnett White will not be taking on the role.

Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I'm no hero' - Father apologises for trying to attack sex abuser Larry Nassar in court Lunged This post contains videos

'I'm no hero' - Father apologises for trying to attack sex abuser Larry Nassar in court

Randall Margraves said his daughters are the heroes.

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