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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 22 August, 2019

Florida to execute serial killer who preyed on older, gay men along US east coast

Gary Ray Bowles left six dead over a six-month killing spree.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island Open Arms This post contains videos

Migrants jump off rescue boat in bid to reach Italian island

Some of the people on board have spent months or years in Libyan detention camps, suffering torture and sexual abuse.

Iconic Mexico City monument graffitied with anti-rape slogans by 'glitter protesters'

Phrases like “They don’t take care of us” cover the Angel of Independence, while “rapists” was scrawled on a police station.

Saturday 17 August, 2019

'If we stop now, things will only get worse': More mass protests take place in Hong Kong

Rival pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrations were held in the city today.

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from Messenger users

Facebook said audio snippets reviewed by contractors were masked so as not to reveal anyone’s identity.

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters ask for forgiveness

After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city was dispersed as officers fired tear gas.

Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Police divided on whether gunman in Ohio shooting intentionally killed his sister

Nine people were killed and a further 16 people were injured in a mass shooting on 4 August.

Two prison guards put on leave after Jeffrey Epstein's death

The convicted paedophile was found dead in a prison cell in New York at the weekend.

Monday 12 August, 2019

Autopsy carried out on the body of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein was found dead in his cell in a suspected suicide.

Tuesday 6 August, 2019

R Kelly charged with prostitution and solicitation involving 17-year-old girl

The charges relate to an alleged incident in 2001.

Friday 2 August, 2019

'Significant threat to life': UK town evacuated over fears of dam collapse

A dam wall at the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir above the town was damaged by days of heavy rain.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US gunman posted white supremacist content online minutes before shooting

Three people were killed after Santino William Legan opened fire on a crowd attending a food festival.

Saturday 27 July, 2019

Scottish man who faked own death in US to avoid rape charges has been arrested

He is being held by the US Marshals Service.

Friday 26 July, 2019

Austrian triathlete escapes kidnapping after convincing her captor to let her go

“He was full of hatred,” Nathalie Birli said. “He blindfolded me, forced me to drink wine, and he always held a knife in his hand.”

Thursday 25 July, 2019

Rapper A$AP Rocky charged with assault and will remain in Sweden until trial

Trump said he spoke with Swedish Prime Minister about A$AP Rocky and “offered to personally vouch for his bail”.

Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'A massive and dangerous change': Trump expands fast-track deportations in US Ice

'A massive and dangerous change': Trump expands fast-track deportations in US

Immigration officers will be able to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges.

Sunday 14 July, 2019

Nine people dead as small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

Trump tells liberal congresswomen to go fix the 'crime-infested places from which they came'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the president of wanting to “make America white again”.

Saturday 13 July, 2019

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found

The tombs of two 19th-century princesses were opened in the hope of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi – but they were empty.

Friday 12 July, 2019

'The plane just dropped': Dozens injured in turbulence on Air Canada flight

The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered “un-forecasted and sudden turbulence”.

Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges

The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.

Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Rip Torn, Emmy-winning Larry Sanders Show actor, dies aged 88 RIP

Rip Torn, Emmy-winning Larry Sanders Show actor, dies aged 88

Torn starred in films such as Men in Black, Dodgeball and City Heat.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups

The social media giant now bans posts that liken religious groups to rats, viruses or maggots.

President Trump can't block critics from his Twitter account, US court rules

The US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court judge who said Trump violates the Constitution when he blocks his critics.

Two-time US presidential candidate Ross Perot dies aged 89

The Texas billionaire ran for President in 1992 and 1996.

Saturday 6 July, 2019

Twenty injured after gas explosion at Florida shopping centre

A vacant pizza restaurant was destroyed.

Friday 5 July, 2019

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

Robinson has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist groups.

Thursday 4 July, 2019

'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Stone says Iran was the last country of her world tour.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone

An outage affecting images and other files has been felt since about 1pm.

Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Donald Trump wanted tanks at his 4 July celebration, so he's got tanks at his 4 July celebration

Washington DC’s local government is against the move, fearing the damage they could cause to city streets.

Monday 1 July, 2019

Taylor Swift attacks 'manipulative bully' who's bought her master tapes but Justin Bieber comes out to defend him

Swift and Scooter Braun have history but the latter now owns her back catalogue.

Sunday 30 June, 2019

Cancelled Belgium music festival drawing comparisons to disastrous Fyre Festival

A fraud investigation has been launched into the festival.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please' G20

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'

Trump came face to face with Putin for the first time since extensive evidence was found of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Thursday 27 June, 2019

Kevin Spacey sued over alleged groping incident

The lawsuit filed yesterday seeks unspecified damages for “severe and permanent mental distress and emotional injuries”.

Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas

Californian woman Jordan Lindsay (21) was snorkeling with her family when she was attacked by the predators.

'Healthcare is a basic human right' - Elizabeth Warren to the fore as Democrats hold first presidential debate Road To The White House This post contains videos

'Healthcare is a basic human right' - Elizabeth Warren to the fore as Democrats hold first presidential debate

The senator stood out on a night when economic inequality was the main line of discussion.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Beth Chapman, co-star of bounty hunter reality TV, dies aged 51

Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in September 2017.

Paris region shuts down schools as heatwave hits western Europe - and it's about to get hotter

Forecasters have predicted that it’s going to get even warmer across the continent.

'Horrifying image' of drowned father and daughter crossing Rio Grande increases spotlight on US immigration

The photo is reminiscent of the 2015 image of Syrian child Alan Kurdi who died in the Mediterranean near Turkey.

Monday 24 June, 2019

Bestselling romance novelist Judith Krantz dies aged 91

Krantz’s books have been translated into 52 languages and sold more than 85 million copies worldwide.

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