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Today’s News

US orders review into how Boeing 737 Max got license to operate

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft was involved in two fatal accidents within five months.

Disney closes €62 billion deal for 21st Century Fox

The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service Disney Plus.

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Friday 15 March, 2019

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Reputed leader of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York

Frank Cali’s killing is the first of its kind since 1985.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

TV stars including Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman charged in college bribery scheme

Several defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Monday 11 March, 2019

Indonesian woman charged with Kim Jong Nam's killing freed in shock ruling

Siti Aisyah was held for two years on suspicion of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother.

Friday 8 March, 2019

Baby of ISIS bride Shamima Begum dies in Syria

Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry IS fighters in Syria in 2015.

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case

“In solidarity with many activists facing the odds, I will stand by my principles,” Manning said.

Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Fatal Alabama tornado: 7 members of one family and four children among victims

The four children who died in the tornado were aged 6, 8, 9 and 10.

London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus

The patient has not been identified.

Saturday 2 March, 2019

Rare sea creature washes up on California beach thousands of miles from home

The creature was identified as a hoodwinker sunfish, a recently identified rare species.

Tuesday 26 February, 2019

A vote on revoking Trump's emergency US-Mexico wall funds takes place today

If the Democrats’ attempted funding block succeeds, Trump can use a veto to kill the measure.

Monday 25 February, 2019

R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls

Bail for the R&B star has been set at $1 million.

Sunday 24 February, 2019

Huawei unveils new foldable 5G smartphone - it'll cost you €2,300

Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on the eve of MWC Barcelona.

Friday 22 February, 2019

Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest

The show’s producers said they are placing their trust in the legal system.

Thursday 21 February, 2019

Gwyneth Paltrow claims a skier is suing her to exploit her 'fame and wealth'

The incident happened in 2016.

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for best breasts and bum

You just can’t be at that nonsense.

'Suicide is not fashion': Burberry apologises for creating hoodie with noose-shaped strings

The hoodie debuted during London Fashion Week.

Monday 18 February, 2019

Sailor who kissed woman in iconic V-J Day Times Square photo dies at 95

Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States.

Friday 15 February, 2019

New evidence allegedly shows R. Kelly having sex with 14 year-old girl, victims' lawyer claims

The tape is different to one used in a 2008 trial, when Kelly was acquitted on child pornography charges.

Thursday 14 February, 2019

Singer Ryan Adams accused of misconduct by seven women, including one who was underage

The New York Times report says Adams used his position in the music industry as leverage.

Former head of Trump presidential campaign 'intentionally' misled Russia investigation, judge rules

Paul Manafort faces years in prison in two criminal cases following yesterday’s ruling.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

El Chapo expected to go to 'prison of prisons' described as 'high-tech version of hell' Supermax This post contains videos

El Chapo expected to go to 'prison of prisons' described as 'high-tech version of hell'

The facility in Colorado houses some of the United States’ most notorious criminals.

Monday 11 February, 2019

Hungary to give women with 4 or more children lifelong tax exemption

Viktor Orban announced that and other measures during his “state of the nation” address.

Saturday 9 February, 2019

Ten teenagers, aged from 14 to 17, named as victims of Rio football club fire

“These boys suffer so much in pursuing their dreams” of becoming professional players, club fan Caros Eduardo Araujo said.

'Free the nipple' campaigners lose battle to overturn US conviction

“We have found that the ordinance does not violate the defendants’ constitutional rights to equal protection or freedom of speech,” said one judge.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Alabama executed a Muslim inmate and refused his request to have an imam in the chamber

The state had a Christian chaplain present instead.

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Gucci 'deeply' apologises and pulls 'blackface' jumper from stores

The jumper was priced at $890.

Wednesday 6 February, 2019

R Kelly deletes tweet announcing Australia and New Zealand tour amid backlash

An Australian lawmaker wants the country to bar him from performing there if the concert plan goes forward.

Uber driver gets life sentence after killing six people in US shooting spree

Jason Dalton admitted shooting eight people in three locations in between picking up passengers for Uber.

The Oscars has no host for the first time in 30 years but is promising 'phenomenal' presenters

TV network ABC says the hostless show could be a good thing.

Red carpet event for Liam Neeson's latest film cancelled amid racism row

Neeson said he once walked the streets hunting for a black person to kill after his close friend was raped.

Monday 4 February, 2019

Jury in El Chapo trial begins deliberations amid drug smuggling and sex abuse claims

The trial in New York has heard nearly three months of testimony.

Banksy artwork that self-destructed is going on display in German museum

Girl with Balloon will be shown from tomorrow through to 3 March at the Frieder Burda museum.

Plane crashes into California home, killing five people

The two-storey house caught fire after being struck by the main cabin and one engine of the plane.

Pope Francis makes historic visit to United Arab Emirates

His trip culminates tomorrow with the first-ever papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula.

Sunday 3 February, 2019

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page Racism Row This post contains videos

Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page

Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.

Saturday 2 February, 2019

Early spring to relieve US after polar vortex, Groundhog Day's Punxsutawney Phil predicts

The annual event has heralded an early spring.

Friday 1 February, 2019

US polar vortex: Conditions to finally warm up as 'Spring-like' weather expected next week

“I don’t think there’s ever been a case where we’ve seen (such a big) shift in temperatures.”

US pulls out of nuclear treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since Cold War

The withdrawal follows years of unresolved dispute over Russian compliance with the 1987 pact.

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