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Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'What's the plan?' Confusion reigns on Syria as Trump sends secretary of state to Russia

The Trump administration has done little to clarify on how it will approach the situation in Syria.

Monday 10 April, 2017

'Serve under our laws - not over them': Donald Trump warns new judge to behave

After his disagreements with court judges over the travel ban, President Trump is asking for obedience from Neil Gorsuch.

Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days

The US state wants to do it before its access to an execution drug is stopped.

Sunday 9 April, 2017

White House ordered to save all of Trump's tweets - even the ones he deleted or changed

The 45th president of the US has been using two different accounts since his inauguration.

Bars and restaurants evacuated after Norwegian police find bomb near subway station

The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralised.

Saturday 8 April, 2017

Construction firms wanting to build Trump's border wall worried about being attacked

Protests are planned on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Friday 7 April, 2017

Norway is about to build the world's first tunnel for ships

Construction of the Stad Ship Tunnel is set to begin in 2019.

Thursday 6 April, 2017

Islam is set to have as many followers as Christianity by 2060

Islam has 1.8 billion followers, but a Muslim baby boom is expected.

Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Illegal crossings at US/Mexico border at 17-year-low and Trump is getting the credit

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says the numbers are “no accident”

Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years

The entertainer was married to his long-time partner in 2014.

Donald Trump takes his advisor Steve Bannon off National Security Council

Bannon was thought to have had significant influence over President Trump’s decisions.

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse

She filed to divorce her husband of nearly 10 years on 20 March, citing irreconcilable differences.

Major companies pull ads from Bill O'Reilly's show over sexual harassment claims

Fox News said that advertisers who pulled their ads would be directed to the network’s other programmes.

Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Harrison Ford won't lose pilot's licence for mistakenly landing on taxiway

The actor landed on a taxiway in February after flying over an American Airlines jet that was waiting to take off.

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit

Miroslav Gronych was three times the legal limit when due to fly a plane to Mexico.

Monday 3 April, 2017

Hollywood star Doris Day finds out she's 95 on her 93rd birthday

There are a couple of theories about how the error occurred.

Sunday 2 April, 2017

Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya

The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.

Judge rejects Trump's defence against claim he incited violence at rally

Two women and a man say they were shoved and punched by audience members at Trump’s command.

Boy arrested in Chicago after sexual assault of girl was streamed live on Facebook

About 40 people watched the video and didn’t report it to authorities.

Large fire breaks out near world's tallest building in Dubai Skyscraper This post contains videos

Large fire breaks out near world's tallest building in Dubai

Luckily, no injuries have been reported.

Saturday 1 April, 2017

'Under the mud I am sure there are more': Mudslides kill 112 people in Colombia

The incident was triggered by intense rains.

'Mortifying': Descendents of 11th President aren't happy about plan to dig him up (again)

Some politicians want to move Polk’s body to what would be its fourth resting place in 170 years.

'Like a three-ring circus': Ivanka Trump's neighbours aren't too happy with her

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace complained about parking problems near the house, at a recent community meeting.

Friday 31 March, 2017

Nobody knows how this cat made a two-year, 4,800km journey from California to Canada Route Kitty Six This post contains videos

Nobody knows how this cat made a two-year, 4,800km journey from California to Canada

BooBoo has turned up 2.5 years after going missing.

'This does not advance peace': Israel announces first new settlement in West Bank for 20 years

The Trump administration said the existence of settlements “was not in itself an impediment to peace”.

Thursday 30 March, 2017

Woman who helped raise $300m for cancer research dies from breast cancer

Noreen Fraser was a TV producer in the US.

Monday 27 March, 2017

Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'

Lorne Grabher had been using his surname on his car for a number of years.

Saturday 25 March, 2017

US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period

Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.

Italian rape case dropped as 'woman didn't scream'

The ruling has triggered an outcry by women’s groups in the country.

Friday 24 March, 2017

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

Six people arrested in relation to the Westminster attack have been released without charge tonight.

Trump forced to withdraw Obamacare replacement in major political defeat

House Republicans indicated the vote would lose.

British police release image of Khalid Masood in appeal for information

The total number of victims who have died has now reached four.

Thursday 23 March, 2017

Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can't undo)

Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users as they require physical access to devices.

Trump's pick for top judge has set US politicians on a collision course

A Supreme Court seat has been open for more than 13 months, since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Pictures: 20,000 people evacuated from area after massive fire at Ukrainian arms depot

Ukrainian authorities said that they suspected Russian involvement.

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery

Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Chinese man arrested for allegedly stealing 80 dinosaur eggs

The fossilized eggs were being held by a collector. .

Kerrygold is banned in the state of Wisconsin but local butter lovers are fighting back

They’ve filed a lawsuit challenging the ban.

Sunday 19 March, 2017

Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle

Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.