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America's two most powerful leaders will come face-to-face again today in a twist of a test of wills that has momentous implications for the nation's future
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:27:37 GMT
From rss.cnn
Everything in Washington comes down to this: It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi vs. President Donald Trump.


Constituents react to Amash's call for impeachment
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:28:10 GMT
From rss.cnn
Voters in Rep. Justin Amash's (R-Mich.) district respond after the congressman tweeted out that President Trump has engaged in "impeachable conduct."


Opinion: The White House official who stood up to Trump
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:08:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
The former White House counsel -- and, according to CNBC, the most cited witness in Robert Mueller's report -- Don McGahn may have heeded the President's demand that he not testify before the House Judiciary Committee, but McGahn's background and willingness to defy the President's questionable requests in the past, hints at the notion that he possesses some moral strength. However, until he speaks, we only know that he is less vulnerable than others when it comes to the President's methods.


Analysis: What's Robert Mueller afraid of?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:47:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
The news Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller's team isn't sure whether he should testify in front of Congress about his nearly two-year long investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election is a very big deal.


Six takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's CNN town hall
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:01:05 GMT
From rss.cnn
Beto O'Rourke has taken questions from the crowds at nearly all of his more than 150 events as a presidential candidate -- and in his CNN town hall Tuesday night, it showed.


A 'fool of low IQ': North Korea derides US presidential candidate Joe Biden
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:57:20 GMT
From rss.cnn
North Korean state media has launched a stinging attack on the former United States vice president and current presidential candidate, Joe Biden, mocking him as a "fool of low IQ."


Palestinian businessmen: Trump's economic peace plan for Mideast is doomed
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
The White House's economic workshop, the first step in its much-heralded Mideast peace plan, puts investment in the Palestinian economy front and center.


Flu-related illness stops intake at Texas border patrol center
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:31:52 GMT
From rss.cnn
A Customs and Border Patrol station in south Texas has stopped taking detainees in for processing because some people have displayed signs of flu-related illness.


CNN projects GOP state Rep. Fred Keller wins Pennsylvania congressional special election
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:57:27 GMT
From rss.cnn
Republican state Rep. Fred Keller will beat Democrat Marc Friedenberg to win Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District seat in a special election Tuesday night, CNN projects.


Washington Post: IRS draft memo says it must turn over tax returns if Congress asks unless executive privilege invoked
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:57:55 GMT
From rss.cnn
A draft confidential memo from the Internal Revenue Service last fall determined that tax returns must be surrendered to Congress unless the president opts to invoke executive privilege, The Washington Post reported.


Lemon bewildered by Carson's 'Oreo' testimony
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:37:15 GMT
From rss.cnn
CNN's Don Lemon reacts to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.


Ex-employer: Fired lunchroom worker hadn't charged student for 3 months
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:22:10 GMT
From rss.cnn
A lunchroom worker in New Hampshire who said she was fired for allowing a student to take food without paying hadn't been charging the student for anything for several months, her former employer said.


Ice-T says he almost shot an Amazon delivery driver who was 'creeping up to my crib'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:37:49 GMT
From rss.cnn
Ice-T had some strong suggestions for Amazon Tuesday.


Storm brings flooding and 132 reports of tornadoes in central US
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:35:17 GMT
From rss.cnn
A powerful spring storm unleashed a mix of drenching rain, flash flooding and hail in the central United States -- along with more than 130 reports of tornadoes in five days.


Blaming Brexit, British Steel collapses putting nearly 25,000 jobs at risk
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:05:38 GMT
From rss.cnn
Britain's second biggest steel maker collapsed on Wednesday, putting 4,500 jobs at the company at risk, and threatening another 20,000 at suppliers.


US intercepts Russian bombers off Alaska
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:44:13 GMT
From rss.cnn


Baby fights for life after mother's murder
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:34:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
A baby is in grave condition in a Chicago hospital after police say his mother, Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, was murdered and he was cut from her womb.


Wildfires force nearly 5,000 Canadians out of their homes
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:24:09 GMT
From rss.cnn
Nearly 5,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in northern Alberta, Canada to escape a monstrous blaze that has reached 200,000 acres, the province's government said Tuesday.


A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be euthanized after kid threw a rock at it
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:22:44 GMT
From rss.cnn
A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal's exhibit.


'NCIS' season finale featured a surprise guest star
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:32:16 GMT
From rss.cnn
This article contains spoilers about the season finale of "NCIS."


Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:08:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
Renowned Kenyan author and gay rights activist Binyavanga Wainaina has died, a friend with direct knowledge told CNN. He was 48.


Cancer death rates drop, heart disease deaths on the rise for US adults
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:36:48 GMT
From rss.cnn
As the number of American adults dying of cancer continues to decline, the number who are dying of heart disease is on the rise, according to a new report.


RV driver led police on a wild chase, as dogs tried to leap out of the vehicle
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:07:05 GMT
From rss.cnn
A suspect who led California Highway Patrol officers on a wild high-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley Tuesday evening has been arrested.


NFL team is desperate to escape $84 million trap
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From rss.cnn


Ellen DeGeneres announces the fate of show
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:20:09 GMT
From rss.cnn
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" isn't going away -- at least through 2022.


Police cruiser clobbered by speeding train
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:51:54 GMT
From rss.cnn
A police cruiser was struck by an oncoming train when a Texas sheriff's deputy drove around a lowered crossing arm.


'Incredibly sloppy': Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:45:14 GMT
From rss.cnn
Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.


To many in the West, global tech giant Huawei invokes an air of mystery. We explore three of its sprawling campuses.
Date: 0
From rss.cnn


Women have abortions for many reasons aside from rape and incest. Here are a few
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:30 GMT
From rss.cnn
The reasons why women get abortions are varied and personal. For some, it was because they were victims of rape or incest. Some were in abusive relationships and others weren't ready to be mothers.


TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of abortion law
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:53:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
Executive producers for a new television show have decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the signing of the controversial "heartbeat bill."


Gloria Allred says she had a back-alley abortion after she was raped at gunpoint
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:19:10 GMT
From rss.cnn
Women's rights laywer Gloria Allred is opening up about an abortion she had in the 1960s after she was raped at gunpoint in Mexico.


The most beautiful villages in Italy
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:56:53 GMT
From rss.cnn
These are 20 of Italy's most beautiful villages -- from the isolated hilltop of Civita di Bagnoregio to the Sicilian fishing port of Marzamemi. Check out CNN Travel's list and then start planning your holiday.


5 things to know before the bell
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:18:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.


Forget Your 401k if you Own a Home (Do This)
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From rss.cnn


9 cards charging 0% interest until 2021
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5 Stocks for Building Wealth After 50
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Six dead, 200 injured in protests over Indonesia's election result
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:27:44 GMT
From rss.cnn
Six people were killed and more than 200 injured in Indonesia's capital amid angry protests against the results of the country's recent general election.


Two transgender women have been killed and a third stabbed in the past seven months in Dallas
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:34:55 GMT
From rss.cnn
Dallas police are investigating whether the killing of two transgender woman and the assault of third over the past seven months are related, authorities said Tuesday.


What was Leonardo da Vinci doing at your age?
Date: 0
From rss.cnn


Hungaryas Far-Right Government Has Been Getting a Boost from President Trump Ahead of E.U. Elections
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:22:53 +0000
From feedproxy.google
For months, the European Union's leaders have waged a fierce battle against Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. They have accused him of targeting minorities and opposition media, and threatened to withdraw Hungary's voting rights in the E.U. Parliament, and to eject permanently members of Orban's far-right Fidesz party from the biggest political grouping in the...


A State of Disorientation: Dispatch from Sri Lanka after the Easter Bombings
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:10 +0000
From feedproxy.google
In Colombo, as though there is war once more, the ominous presence of heavily armed soldiers is everywhere. Ever since the Easter Sunday bombings, checkpoints have been posted on all the main roads, as well as outside churches and mosques. There are rumors every day of further possible bombings, of newly discovered perpetrators and accomplices...


An Activist Says Refugees on Manus Island Attempted Suicide After Australiaas Election
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:37:14 +0000
From feedproxy.google
A detainee reported suicide attempts but authorities say they may not be related


Kenyan Author and LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Has Died at 48
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:02:26 +0000
From feedproxy.google
He was a key figure in the artistic community and helped to promote tolerance


Thousands of North Korean Women Are Being Forced Into Chinaas Sex Trade, a Report Says
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:19:53 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Trafficking is fueled by "voracious appetite" in China, a new report says


Protests Over Indonesiaas Election Results Have Turned Deadly
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:15:17 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Protestors set a police building on fire and clashed with security forces


Malaysia to Send Plastic Waste Back to Where It Came From
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:30:28 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The Southeast Asian nation has already sent five containers back to Spain


North Korea Calls Joe Biden a aFool of Low I.Q.a for Criticizing Kim Jong Un
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:21:20 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The U.S. presidential hopeful called Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech


Two Hong Kong Activists Were Granted Asylum in Germany, Calling the Cityas Freedoms Into Question
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:03:07 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Alan Li and Ray Wong are believed to be the first activists from the city to be granted asylum


Essential California: Remembering Harvey Milk in the age of Pete Buttigieg
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:30:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Good morning and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. Itas Wednesday, May 22. Itas also Harvey Milk Day in California, as designated by the state Legislature in 2009.

Milk was Californiaas first openly gay elected official and one of the first openly gay men to hold elected office in...



As tensions rise with Iran, remember the intelligence failures that led to the Iraq war
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:15:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

In recent weeks, the Trump administration raised an alarm about Iran mounting missiles on boats in the gulf and potentially putting U.S. ships in danger. Citing intelligence about an increased threat from Iran, it sent B-52 bombers, an aircraft carrier, and several warships to the gulf. The State...



How Justin Amash could become Trumpas Michigan nemesis
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Who is this guy, Democrats want to know this week. Are there more like him in the Republican Party? Could he help us win back Michigan?

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) threw a turd in the punchbowl of predictable two-party politics Saturday when he became the first of the GOPas 197-member caucus to...



So-called awomenas issues' need a front seat in the 2020 presidential race
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

During a swing through Los Angeles on Sunday, California Sen. Kamala Harris touted a plan to force companies to close the wage gap between their male and female employees a or pay a daily penalty equal to 1% of their profits for every 1% of pay gap. She estimated that companies would owe about...



Chinaas ban on fentanyl drugs won't likely stem Americaas opioid crisis
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:05:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The invention of the hypodermic needle and synthesis of heroin in the 19th century forever changed the opiate landscape. The arrival of cheap, accessible and mass-produced synthetic opioids might do the same.

Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl are driving drug overdose deaths in the United States...



Of course police should kill only when necessary. California law should reflect that
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:05:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Police officers should be able to use deadly force only when necessary to prevent death or serious injury to themselves or to others.

That standard seems so logical and so based in common sense that it may come as a surprise that itas not already the law. It ought to be, and a bill currently before...



Bribe Hollywood to boycott Georgia? Nope
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:05:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Make no mistake: The laws recently passed in Alabama, Georgia and half a dozen other states to ban abortion are a coordinated attack on the constitutional right to abortion and a womanas ability to make decisions about her own body.

But a proposal by a Los Angeles-area lawmaker to offer extra tax...



Can big names and big money make the Grand a great civic place?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

After more than 15 years, the Grand a the final piece of Bunker Hillas transformative Grand Avenue Project a is finally showing signs of life.

According to current plans, the $1-billion-plus development, designed by Frank Gehry and developed by Related Cos. and set directly across the street from...



Four blocks along Grand Avenue offer a sketch of shifting ideas in public art
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

From the Music Center on Bunker Hill to the Central Library at West 5th Street, Grand Avenue runs just over half a mile. But those four city blocks contain an enticing thumbnail sketch of shifting ideas in mostly 20th century public art.

In 1969, a 29-foot-tall bronze sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz...



How Grand Avenue elevated L.A.as music scene
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

To an important degree, Grand Avenue is Music Street.

Not all of it, of course. The bland towers between the Central Library and 3rd Street might appear an affront to music, sitting on land that should have been devoted to the arts. Below 5th Street, Grand Avenue bustles but ceases being grand;...



Bunker Hill once was a neighborhood. Then progress came to town
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

In an early scene from aThe Exiles,a Kent MacKenzieas moody 1961 film about the lives of a group of indigenous people living in Los Angeles midway through the 20th century, a young woman carries a bag of groceries up a hillside street flanked by weathered Victorian houses converted into apartments...



Explore the past, present and future of downtown L.A.as Grand Avenue
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Downtown L.A.'s Grand Avenue is home to cultural institutions ranging from MOCA and the Broad Museum to Walt Disney Concert Hall. But where is it headed?


10 great places to eat and drink around Grand Avenue in downtown L.A.
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The blocks of Grand Avenue that are home to the Broad museum, MOCA, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the rest of the Music Center make up what is arguably the aesthetic center of Los Angeles. And if youare hoping to top off your cultural immersion with some food and drink, youare in luck. Within half...



Welcome to downtown L.A.as vibrant Grand Avenue, where the city of angels becomes the city of culture
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

I had known about Eli Broadas many business accomplishments, having first met and written an article for the Wall Street Journal about him in 1969. A trained accountant, he had already established what would become KB Home Corp., one of the nationas most innovative home builders, and soon after,...



Senior military officers rebel against Trump plan to pardon troops accused of war crimes
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Current and former military officers urged the White House not to pardon service members and security contractors implicated in war crimes, warning that forgiving their offenses would send a dangerous signal to U.S. troops and potential adversaries.

Aides to President Trump have been examining...



Airlines are canceling mistake fares faster but some errors still get through
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Travelers love those insanely cheap fares that airlines sometimes post by mistake, such as when Cathay Pacific Airways in January sold $16,000 business-class tickets from Da Nang in Vietnam to New York for as little as $675 round trip.

But carriers have found a way to more quickly cancel those...



Populists, nationalists again test their strength in pan-European vote
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The last time elections for the European Parliament were held, the vote was dismissed by many as a sleepy, low-stakes affair.

Five years ago, Brexit wasnat even a blip on the horizon. Populist and extreme-right parties were mainly political sideshows. The pillars of the postwar order a NATO, the...



Sex, drugs and bagels: How the MPAA rates movies amidst our radical cultural shifts
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
For 31 of the 51 years that the Motion Picture Assn. of America ratings board has been issuing grades, Joan Graves has been in the screening room.


Timeline: How Bunker Hill transformed Los Angeles and Grand Avenue
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Bunker Hill once bloomed with mansions and services for the wealthy, declined as Angelenos found other places to live - but was eventually rebuilt.


SB 50 opponents are in denial a California will continue to grow
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

To the editor: Itas wonderful that some of the opponents of Senate Bill 50, which was killed last week and would have allowed for denser housing throughout the state, have such a myopic view of the next two decades of life in California.

Even with more people moving out of the state than moving...



Trump wants to cut payments to California for fighting wildfires on federal land
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The relationship between President Trump and California has long been fraught, but in the aftermath of the stateas deadliest wildfire season, the acrimony is burning hotter than ever.

In November, as crews battled the Camp and Woolsey fires, Trump blamed the state for agross mismanagement of the...



We have a wealth tax a itas called a property tax, and it hits the middle class hard
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

To the editor: Michael Hiltzik reminds us that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposes a small-percentage tax on the wealth of the richest 0.1% of Americans.

We already have a wealth tax on the primary asset of the middle class; itas...



Make cities honor the will of California voters on marijuana shops
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

To the editor: First columnist George Skelton and then the L.A. Times editorial board came out against the proposal by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to allow at least one retail marijuana dispensary for every six liquor stores in cities where the voters approved Proposition 64.

The majority...



How Disney Hall has transformed a downtown L.A. neighborhood and the city beyond
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

When the Los Angeles Philharmonic launched its centennial season last September, media artist Refik Anadol projected a series of giddy hallucinations onto the facade of Walt Disney Concert Hall: The stainless-steel skin peeled back to reveal its twisting structure, like an X-ray of a dancer in...



Grand Avenue is on a mission to delight, enrich and educate
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The Grand Avenue arts corridor may be perched on a hill, but the organizations that have come to define it believe their turf extends across Southern California a and beyond. Giving back to the community is key to each institutionas mission, particularly when it comes to youth outreach. Here is...



Homes near Grenfell Tower site infected with potentially toxic chemicals, MPs warn
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:29:22 GMT
From https:
'It is astonishing that, nearly two years after the fire at Grenfell, there are still questions to be asked about a clean-up'


Meals on wheels delivery driver jailed for pensioner's murder 25 years after killing
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:23:09 GMT
From https:
Raymond Kay caught using modern DNA techniques


How much does the popularity of politicians depend on appearing on mainstream media?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:11:24 GMT
From https:
Politics Explained: Nigel Farage is getting too much coverage, say some of his critics a but how much would be the right amount?


UN tears into Tory-led austerity as 'ideological project causing pain and misery' in devastating report on UK poverty crisis
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:47:00 GMT
From https:
In damning indictment of British welfare policies, UN rapporteur on extreme poverty says successive governments continued to inflict austerity 'largely unabated, despite the tragic social consequences'


Teenager arrested after 12-year-old girl raped in Sheffield woodland
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:53:31 GMT
From https:
'The girl and her family continue to receive support from specialist officers,' police say


Brexit news - live: Theresa May on brink after disastrous speech, as Tories slip to 5th in European elections poll
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:40:00 GMT
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Labour peer quits party over Brexit and pledges support for Lib Dems at European elections
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:19:00 GMT
From https:
Former MEP Michael Cashman says he 'can't trust' Jeremy Corbyn and urges people to back second referendum parties


Almost half of millennials in UK exposed to domestic abuse during childhood, poll finds
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:17:00 GMT
From https:
'I was glued to the spot, terrified. Blood was oozing from her face as she lay there helpless. He left for work shortly after as if nothing happened,' says victim who witnessed abuse as a child


Brexit: Michael Gove hints Theresa May will withdraw Commons vote in move expected to trigger her resignation
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:40:00 GMT
From https:
'We will reflect over the course of the next few days,' environment secretary says - adding 'I think the prime minister will be prime minister next Tuesday'


Disadvantaged students risk being left behind by apprenticeships scheme, report finds
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:01:00 GMT
From https:
Government's approach to widening access is 'inadequate', committee says


Minister hits back at vice-chancellors who claim admissions intervention is illegal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:59:00 GMT
From https:
'I make no apology for speaking out as I have done,' says Damian Hinds


Brexiteer Tory MP caught in extraordinary confrontation during BBC interview: 'I'm not a snowflake'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:57:18 GMT
From https:
'I tell you what, people like you make me want to join the EU again,' David Davies tells woman during three-minute spat


Millennials more likely to face working-age poverty than any previous generation, report finds
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:19:23 GMT
From https:
Close to a quarter of people born between 1981 and 2000 are set to be below poverty line in their late twenties


Councils face APS50bn funding black hole over next six years, report claims
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:21 GMT
From https:
Local government could be left in 'untenable' situation due to rising demand for services and escalating costs


Victims of rape and violence being left in dark about attackers' whereabouts by authorities
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:58:03 GMT
From https:
More than a fifth of victims not offered access to scheme ensuring they are updated on attackers' release from prison


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Release date, trailer, reviews and full cast for epic new Quentin Tarantino movie
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:33:00 GMT
From https:
A film exec said the movie has 'the best screenplay that I have had the privilege to read'


RenA(c)e Zellweger on fourth Bridget Jones film: 'If they call me, I'll go running'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:17:00 GMT
From https:
'I know Helen's [Fielding] written the book, and I love this character,' the actor added


Game of Thrones boss joins Amazon's Lord of the Rings series
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:19:00 GMT
From https:
Bryan Cogman wrote the first two episodes of the eighth season


Natalie Portman denies dating Moby after 'creepy' claim in new autobiography
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:45:00 GMT
From https:
Hollywood actor said she had met Moby backstage but described his behaviour as 'inappropriate'


Donnerstag aus Licht at the Royal Festival Hall, review: Few productions have such magnitude and ambition
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:58:00 GMT
From https:
Lea Trommenschlager, Damien Pass, and Hubert Mayer give heroic performances as mother, father, and son


Tonight with Vladimir Putin: BBC chat show to be hosted by CGI version of Russian leader
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:10:00 GMT
From https:
The show will feature a 3D digital cartoon of Putin that walks around, sits behind a desk, and interviews real guests in front of a live studio audience


Cardi B delays show to recover from plastic surgery
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:40:00 GMT
From https:
'She has been given strict doctors' orders to pull out of the rest of her performances in May'


Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel responds to backlash over character death
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:18:00 GMT
From https:
Actor said she was 'overwhelmed' by fan support for Missandei


Game of Thrones sequel with characters from the series not in development at HBO
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:51:00 GMT
From https:
'George [RR Martin] has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in'


Jake Black death: Alabama 3 musician who wrote Sopranos theme tune dies
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:27:00 GMT
From https:
Born in Glasgow, Black formed the Alabama 3 alongside Rob Spragg in Brixton, London in 1995


30 best Disney films ranked: From The Jungle Book to Frozen
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:13:00 GMT
From https:
From the old classics to the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s, plus a few gems from the modern era


Aladdin review: A rip-roaring, matinee-style spectacle that turns out far better than expected
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:05:13 GMT
From https:
What could have been a cynical exercise in repackaging an old hit turns out to be an invigorating ride with lively performances, flamboyant musical numbers and clever special effects


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: What critics are saying about Quentin Tarantino's new film
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:16:00 GMT
From https:
Critics praise Tarantino's rendition of late-sixties Hollywood and his tale on real-life events


World Goth Day: An anatomy of melancholy from Goya and Edgar Allan Poe to Bauhaus and Tim Burton
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:10:00 GMT
From https:
Post-punk subculture still thriving as inclusive movement and traces origins back to Romantic literature, architecture and painting


Apocalypse Now at 40: Why we will never see the likes of Francis Ford Coppola's war epic again
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:12:53 GMT
From https:
While the film was released in the US to mixed reviews, writes Gerard Gilbert, it has since come to define our image of the Vietnam War


Allowing pupils to study grime and hip-hop in class can improve attendance of pupils at risk of exclusion, study finds
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:16:36 GMT
From https:
Schools should swap Mozart for Stormzy in music lessons to boost engagement, charity says


Stranger Things: Secret Cinema to host immersive experience of Netflix show
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:05:13 GMT
From https:
The experience will draw from all three seasons of the Netflix series, with the third outing set to debut on 4 July


Mexico's left-wing leader uses presidential mansion for public auction of 82 seized cars
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:35:00 +0100
From https:
The first auction, set for Sunday, will seek bids for 82 vehicles with a total reserve price of some $1.5 million, Ricardo Rodriguez, head of the newly created Institute to Return Stolen Goods to the People,


Row over UN report which accused Britain of 'bringing back Dickensian workhouses'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:34:51 +0100
From https:
The UN sent Philip Alston, its 'Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty', to the UK last year to draw up a report on government cuts and their impact on the unemployed and low-paid.


British Steel 'is set to go into insolvency process today'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:34:46 +0100
From https:
Despite ministers pledging to do everything they can to save Britain's second-largest steel producer, it is now in liquidation after the government failed to hand it a APS30million bailout.


Heartbreaking moment brain dead baby girl is taken on her final journey to donate her organs
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:34:25 +0100
From https:
Coralynn Sobolik, of Iowa, who was 22 months old, was taken into surgery on April 22. Staff lined the hospital singing Amazing Grace in the viral Facebook video.


School hires 'therapy' greyhound to help stressed teachers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:31:47 +0100
From https:
Ilkley Grammar School in West Yorkshire recruited greyhound charity Betty from Pets As Therapy as part of a 'well-being week' for its staff to coincide with pupils taking their GCSEs.


ISIS posters depict Big Ben on fire and warn of 'London attacks soon'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:31:18 +0100
From https:
ISIS-affiliatedA media have released three posters that incite lone wolf attacks on the west, which were posted on Twitter by the Terror Research and Analysis Consortium - a terrorism watchdog.


European elections polls: Tories slump to just 7 PER CENT on eve of vote
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:30:41 +0100
From https:
As Theresa May's leadership implodes, the Conservatives have dropped another three points over the past week - while Nigel Farage's new outfit have gone up by two.


Lionsgate Entertainment World is first 'vertical theme park', with Hunger Games and Twilight rides
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:30:33 +0100
From https:
Lionsgate Entertainment World in China will offer more than 25 rides and virtual reality experiences in a futuristic-looking bean-shaped building.


New Vauxhall Corsa reviewed: Lighter, sportier and better handling
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:30:21 +0100
From https:
Vauxhall invited Ray Massey, as part of a select group, to put its new sixth-generation Corsa hatchback through its paces before it hits the showrooms. Here's what he found out.


Rogue monkey kills one person and injures nine others in India
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:30:13 +0100
From https:
The wild animal in Badnawar in central India has killed a 60-year-old man and wounded a teenage boy, prompting local anger and protests on a state highway (pictured).


Wildebeest tries to shake off lioness but is no match for the killer
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:29:26 +0100
From https:
The female surprised the other animal at a waterhole, leaping on its back trying to sink her teeth into the beast's flesh and enlisting help from another lioness during the struggle in Botswana.


Moped gang 'armed with knives' attack Amir Jewellery Maida Vale north London caught on video
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:27:45 +0100
From https:
Heroic members of the public flogged a moped thug with a belt in north London and tripped him up in the street as 10 people pinned the suspect down and waited for police to come and arrest him.


Italian designer behind Lady Gabriellaas wedding dress speaks about the design
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:27:08 +0100
From https:
Italian designer Luisa Beccaria created two custom-made dresses - one for the ceremony at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday and another for the evening reception.


Cancel the vote and go NOW: Even Mayas close allies beg her to dump her doomed Brexit plan
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:26:52 +0100
From https:
The Prime Minister faces a three-hour bruising in the Commons this afternoon as the Tories slumped to just seven per centA in a newA European elections opinion poll - 30 points behind the Brexit Party.


Final runner in 4 X 100m relay powers past his rivals to take his team to victory
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:21:53 +0100
From https:
Sebastian Spencer clocked in at 43.89secs at the athletics meeting in West Virginia, US on Saturday despite taking the baton in seventh place.


Refuse staff find 'human' jawbone with teeth and leg bone in bin bag at London recycling centre
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:20:57 +0100
From https:
A jawbone with teeth and a leg bone were said to have been found at the Greenwich Reuse and Recycling Centre in Thamesmead, South East London, at 11am yesterday.


Rihanna casually reveals she's been living in London for A YEAR
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:18:22 +0100
From https:
Rihanna has blithely revealed that she's been residing in London for a year - and no-one seemed to realise.


How Ian Huntley was rumbled by key errors which saw him face justice
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:18:10 +0100
From https:
A new Channel 5 documentary on tomorrow night looks at how Ian Huntley, 45, of Soham, Cambridgeshire, faced justice over the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, in August 2002.


Businessman sues letting agent after breaking back while climbing security gate at flat
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:17:46 +0100
From https:
Carlos Reguero Perez, 49, had been returning home to hisA APS1million flat in Hampstead, north London at around 10.30pm onA February 4, 2015 when he discovered the newly installed gates (pictured).


Thousands of revenge porn images and videos of women across Britain are found online
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:17:34 +0100
From https:
Thousands of women across the UK have fallen victim to a disturbing website which is sharing intimate images of them, it has been revealed today.


Man shoots himself in the heart with a crossbow in Italy - but survives after emergency surgeryA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:17:24 +0100
From https:
The 47-year-old, who has not been identified, was handling the weapon at home on Monday evening when it fired an 11ins bolt which ended up lodged through his left ventricle and lung.


Banks and food supplier will pursue Jamie Oliver personally for debts
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:16:07 +0100
From https:
It is understood Jamie Oliver provided personal guarantees to HSBC and food supplier Brakes during a previous restructuring of his firm, allowing them to pursue him over unpaid bills.


Parents of Muslim convert 'Jihadi Jack' arrive at court to face terror trial
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:15:06 +0100
From https:
John Letts and Sally Lane (pictured), from Oxford, allegedly sent or attempted to send their son Jack Letts a total of APS1,723 between September 2015 and January 2016.


Charity accuses celebrity mothers of promoting unsafe baby sleep
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:12:07 +0100
From https:
British charity The Lullaby Trust has said influential mothers need to be careful what they post to their millions of followers because they may be promoting unsafe sleeping practices for babies.


Country estate with its own farm, tea rooms and posh camping business goes on the market for APS2.25m
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:10:10 +0100
From https:
Perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Beckside Farm on the banks of Ullswater could be the perfect property for those looking to surround themselves in nature.


Mrs Hinch could rack up as much as APS5,000 per sponsored Instagram post
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:09:27 +0100
From https:
Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo and Essex-based cleaning star Mrs Hinch have been named among the top earning 'cleanfluencers' on Instagram, in new research.


Tricks EVERY student can use to tackle their GCSEs (and itas all backed by science!)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:07:34 +0100
From https:
Teachers at Queen Anne'sA School, near Reading, have worked withA neuroscientists at universities across the UK to come up with a scientifically-backed solution to revision stress.


Marks and Spencer announces 10% fall in profitsA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:06:26 +0100
From https:
The UK High Street giant is to shut another 110 stores during its 'difficult turnaround' and added its underlying pre-tax profits were 9.9 down in the year to March.


Carpenter died after mixing alcohol and cocaine with powerful painkiller, inquest hears
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:05:43 +0100
From https:
Jordan Collett, 22, died after attending a house party in Southampton where he took painkillers that are prescribed to patients in their final weeks of life, Winchester Coroner's Court heard.


EE will launch the UK's first 5G network THIS MONTH
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:04:13 +0100
From https:
The first UK-wide 5G mobile network will launch at the end of this month, as EE announces it will go live on May 30.


Junk food should be banned from hospital shops, experts warn
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:02:22 +0100
From https:
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen visited all the hospitals in a major UK city and took note of the types of food and drink shops, cafes and vending machines were selling.


Guy Verhofstadt says Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Putin will destroy EU
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:01:02 +0100
From https:
Guy Verhofstadt has said the rise of populism and the far-right could bring down the Union by 2024 if they cannot be replaced by a 'new vision of the EU'.


The kinky sex moves you should explore with your partner a and the ones you should ALWAYS say no toA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:59:34 +0100
From https:
Sexpert Tracey Cox unveils the 15 kinky sex moves that are safe and saucy to try with your partner, as well as those which are best avoided altogether like breath play and 'extreme' BDSM


European elections: Farage says Brexit Party's success will topple May and Corbyn
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:59:19 +0100
From https:
NigelA Farage told a crowd of about 3,000 at Kensington Olympia, west London, that both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn would face the axe after the European elections.


Furious Leave supporter shouts 'snowflake' and 'traitor' at Tory Brexiteer during TV interview
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:57:59 +0100
From https:
Monmouth MP David TC Davies was trying to do an interview with the BBC when a woman with a microphone and loudspeaker approached the crew and began filming them.


How Judi Dench's new Hollywood blockbuster Red Joan glorifies Russia's most unlikely spy
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:57:47 +0100
From https:
Hollywood blockbuster 'Red Joan tells the life of Melita Norwood, the former KGB spy who betrayed Britain for four decades. Here, her biographer and ex-MI5 agents pick the film apart


SARAH VINE: Boho brides who get married in farmyards arenat cool, theyare just big poseurs
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:57:36 +0100
From https:
Luckily for me, Iam not at that stage in life where I get invited to many weddings. My children are too young and my friends are mostly still on their first marriages.


Welsh estate left to rot where more than 100 derelict homes lie empty
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:57:29 +0100
From https:
The two crumbling streets in Merthyr Vale in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, have been looted by metal thieves, are strewn with litter and scrawled in graffiti that reads 'keep out of hell'.


Insensitive tourists are ruining Easter Island, archaeologist says
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:57:09 +0100
From https:
ArchaeologistA Jo Anne Van Tilburg has been conducting research on Easter Island - or Rapa Nui - for nearly 40 years. She slammed the the disrespectful of selfie-loving visitors to the island.


Saltburn pub CCTV captures prowler staggering around blindly with a cardboard box on his head
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:54:19 +0100
From https:
Pub landladyA Jo Phelps spotted theA box-masked man on the street outside theA Alexandra Vaults in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, at around 3.25am.


Sheep butts a policeman as he tries to stop the fugitive farm animal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:46:01 +0100
From https:
A police dog handler attempted to catch the fugitive sheep as it ran riot through Lancaster city centre, but the surprisingly-fast animal gave him the slip.


Moment police bundle easyJet passenger off flight at Gatwick after he alocked himself in loos'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:40:54 +0100
From https:
EXCLUSIVE: Passengers said the man was 'quiet all the flight' from Faro, Portugal to Gatwick, until the seatbelt signs came on, and he demanded to go to the toilet.


Rare footage of WWII Warsaw Ghetto documents daily life for those locked inside
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:39:55 +0100
From https:
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The film was taken in 1941 by Alfons Ziolkowski, an amateur Polish filmmaker, and is the only known footage of the Warsaw Ghetto not recorded by Nazis.


Holocaust survivors brought to the Lake District as children gather in Prague
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:36:03 +0100
From https:
In 1945, the group of 300 children posed in the Old Town Square in the capital of what was then Czechoslovakia, after they were freed from Theresienstadt concentration camp.


Sir Vince Cable accuses Nigel Farage of being 'precious' for pressing charges over 'milkshaking'A A
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:26 +0100
From https:
The Liberal Democrat leader confronted his Brexit Party counterpart during a fiery live debate ahead of tomorrow's European elections.


Hunt for driver after pensioner left seriously injured
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:32:45 +0100
From https:
The pensioner was walking with his wife in Penge, South East London, when he was assaulted and hit a brick wall as he fell shortly before 8pm on April 21.


Davina McCall 'dating hairdresser pal Michael Douglas... a year after divorce from Matthew Robertson
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:32:41 +0100
From https:
Davina McCall has reportedly found new love with longtime pal, Michael Douglas.A A


Six features that are ultimate garden status symbols
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:27:48 +0100
From https:
As Chelsea Flower Show kicks off this week, we ask what are some of the most en vogue features that will truly set your garden apart.


The APS17 charcoal face mask which sells once every 15 seconds around the world
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:22:36 +0100
From https:
The Body Shopas Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask has been raved about online, withA 96 per cent of UK reviewers saying theyA would recommend it to a friend.


Pub-goers save nurse from APS70 fine by putting ticket on her car
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:21:27 +0100
From https:
Claire Dawes, 40, wanted to spend some time with her children Jack and Ruby in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, before starting a night shift as an intensive care nurse.


Mother-of-two, 33, makes final plea before losing her battle with bowel cancerA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:12:34 +0100
From https:
Single mother Tanya Davies, 32, from Newcastle, died last Thursday, leaving her two sons Ben, 14, and Jack, eight, in the care of family. Her relatives said the request 'crushed' them.


Pound hits lowest level since January as traders fret over possibility of a no-deal Brexit
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:11:41 +0100
From https:
Sterling slipped below $1.27 for the first time in almost five months, following growing speculation that Theresa Mayas Brexit deal will be junked by her replacement as Tory Leader.


Boy, 15, who quit school to become full-time professional gamer
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:11:39 +0100
From https:
Benjy Fish, from Middlesex, is ranked among the best in the world at the popular online arena game - and has guaranteed himself APS50,000 by qualifying for Fortnite's World Cup.


Girl, nine, with severe eczema saves her skin with chemotherapy drug
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:11:13 +0100
From https:
Honor Stanmore was kept awake all night 'scratching until she bled' due to the chronic skin condition. But her skin has cleared up after taking part in a NHS research trial at Oxford's Churchill Hospital.


Biographer insists Meghan 'isn't popular' among in CBS special
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:07:29 +0100
From https:
British royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed Meghan, 37, is not popular among many social circles, as they fear the duchess has 'overtaken' their beloved Prince Harry, 34.


British Steel 'is set to go into insolvency process today'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:43:20 GMT
From https:
Despite ministers pledging to do everything they can to save Britain's second-largest steel producer, it is now in liquidation after the government failed to hand it a APS30million bailout.


School hires 'therapy' greyhound to help stressed teachers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:41:11 GMT
From https:
Ilkley Grammar School in West Yorkshire recruited greyhound charity Betty from Pets As Therapy as part of a 'well-being week' for its staff to coincide with pupils taking their GCSEs.


Italian designer behind Lady Gabriellaas wedding dress speaks about the design
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:39:53 GMT
From https:
Italian designer Luisa Beccaria created two custom-made dresses - one for the ceremony at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday and another for the evening reception.


Banks and food supplier will pursue Jamie Oliver personally for debts
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:39:31 GMT
From https:
It is understood Jamie Oliver provided personal guarantees to HSBC and food supplier Brakes during a previous restructuring of his firm, allowing them to pursue him over unpaid bills.


European elections polls: Tories slump to just 7 PER CENT on eve of vote
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:38:23 GMT
From https:
As Theresa May's leadership implodes, the Conservatives have dropped another three points over the past week - while Nigel Farage's new outfit have gone up by two.


Charity accuses celebrity mothers of promoting unsafe baby sleep
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:37:59 GMT
From https:
British charity The Lullaby Trust has said influential mothers need to be careful what they post to their millions of followers because they may be promoting unsafe sleeping practices for babies.


Davina McCall 'dating hairdresser pal Michael Douglas... a year after divorce from Matthew Robertson
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:40 GMT
From https:
Davina McCall has reportedly found new love with longtime pal, Michael Douglas.A A


Copycats! Two mini-me kittens mimic their mother's every move
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:38 GMT
From https:
The clipA shot in Shenyang City, China, shows a British Shorthair catA sitting on a bedroom floor while licking her paw and using it to wipe her face. Her adorable to kittens then mimic her every move.


Heartbreaking moment brain dead baby girl is taken on her final journey to donate her organs
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:34:25 GMT
From https:
Coralynn Sobolik, of Iowa, who was 22 months old, was taken into surgery on April 22. Staff lined the hospital singing Amazing Grace in the viral Facebook video.


ISIS posters depict Big Ben on fire and warn of 'London attacks soon'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:31:18 GMT
From https:
ISIS-affiliatedA media have released three posters that incite lone wolf attacks on the west, which were posted on Twitter by the Terror Research and Analysis Consortium - a terrorism watchdog.


New Vauxhall Corsa reviewed: Lighter, sportier and better handling
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:30:21 GMT
From https:
Vauxhall invited Ray Massey, as part of a select group, to put its new sixth-generation Corsa hatchback through its paces before it hits the showrooms. Here's what he found out.


Rogue monkey kills one person and injures nine others in India
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:30:13 GMT
From https:
The wild animal in Badnawar in central India has killed a 60-year-old man and wounded a teenage boy, prompting local anger and protests on a state highway (pictured).


Wildebeest tries to shake off lioness but is no match for the killer
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:29:26 GMT
From https:
The female surprised the other animal at a waterhole, leaping on its back trying to sink her teeth into the beast's flesh and enlisting help from another lioness during the struggle in Botswana.


Moped gang 'armed with knives' attack Amir Jewellery Maida Vale north London caught on video
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:27:45 GMT
From https:
Heroic members of the public flogged a moped thug with a belt in north London and tripped him up in the street as 10 people pinned the suspect down and waited for police to come and arrest him.


Cancel the vote and go NOW: Even Mayas close allies beg her to dump her doomed Brexit plan
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:26:52 GMT
From https:
The Prime Minister faces a three-hour bruising in the Commons this afternoon as the Tories slumped to just seven per centA in a newA European elections opinion poll - 30 points behind the Brexit Party.


Final runner in 4 X 100m relay powers past his rivals to take his team to victory
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:21:53 GMT
From https:
Sebastian Spencer clocked in at 43.89secs at the athletics meeting in West Virginia, US on Saturday despite taking the baton in seventh place.


Refuse staff find 'human' jawbone with teeth and leg bone in bin bag at London recycling centre
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:20:57 GMT
From https:
A jawbone with teeth and a leg bone were said to have been found at the Greenwich Reuse and Recycling Centre in Thamesmead, South East London, at 11am yesterday.


Rihanna casually reveals she's been living in London for A YEAR
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:18:22 GMT
From https:
Rihanna has blithely revealed that she's been residing in London for a year - and no-one seemed to realise.


How Ian Huntley was rumbled by key errors which saw him face justice
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:18:10 GMT
From https:
A new Channel 5 documentary on tomorrow night looks at how Ian Huntley, 45, of Soham, Cambridgeshire, faced justice over the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, in August 2002.


Businessman sues letting agent after breaking back while climbing security gate at flat
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:17:46 GMT
From https:
Carlos Reguero Perez, 49, had been returning home to hisA APS1million flat in Hampstead, north London at around 10.30pm onA February 4, 2015 when he discovered the newly installed gates (pictured).


Thousands of revenge porn images and videos of women across Britain are found online
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:17:34 GMT
From https:
Thousands of women across the UK have fallen victim to a disturbing website which is sharing intimate images of them, it has been revealed today.


Man shoots himself in the heart with a crossbow in Italy - but survives after emergency surgeryA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:17:24 GMT
From https:
The 47-year-old, who has not been identified, was handling the weapon at home on Monday evening when it fired an 11ins bolt which ended up lodged through his left ventricle and lung.


Parents of Muslim convert 'Jihadi Jack' arrive at court to face terror trial
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:15:06 GMT
From https:
John Letts and Sally Lane (pictured), from Oxford, allegedly sent or attempted to send their son Jack Letts a total of APS1,723 between September 2015 and January 2016.


Country estate with its own farm, tea rooms and posh camping business goes on the market for APS2.25m
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:10:10 GMT
From https:
Perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Beckside Farm on the banks of Ullswater could be the perfect property for those looking to surround themselves in nature.


Mrs Hinch could rack up as much as APS5,000 per sponsored Instagram post
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:09:27 GMT
From https:
Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo and Essex-based cleaning star Mrs Hinch have been named among the top earning 'cleanfluencers' on Instagram, in new research.


Tricks EVERY student can use to tackle their GCSEs (and itas all backed by science!)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:07:34 GMT
From https:
Teachers at Queen Anne'sA School, near Reading, have worked withA neuroscientists at universities across the UK to come up with a scientifically-backed solution to revision stress.


Marks and Spencer announces 10% fall in profitsA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:06:26 GMT
From https:
The UK High Street giant is to shut another 110 stores during its 'difficult turnaround' and added its underlying pre-tax profits were 9.9 down in the year to March.


Carpenter died after mixing alcohol and cocaine with powerful painkiller, inquest hears
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:05:43 GMT
From https:
Jordan Collett, 22, died after attending a house party in Southampton where he took painkillers that are prescribed to patients in their final weeks of life, Winchester Coroner's Court heard.


Junk food should be banned from hospital shops, experts warn
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:02:22 GMT
From https:
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen visited all the hospitals in a major UK city and took note of the types of food and drink shops, cafes and vending machines were selling.


Guy Verhofstadt says Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Putin will destroy EU
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:01:02 GMT
From https:
Guy Verhofstadt has said the rise of populism and the far-right could bring down the Union by 2024 if they cannot be replaced by a 'new vision of the EU'.


The kinky sex moves you should explore with your partner a and the ones you should ALWAYS say no toA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:59:34 GMT
From https:
Sexpert Tracey Cox unveils the 15 kinky sex moves that are safe and saucy to try with your partner, as well as those which are best avoided altogether like breath play and 'extreme' BDSM


European elections: Farage says Brexit Party's success will topple May and Corbyn
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:59:19 GMT
From https:
NigelA Farage told a crowd of about 3,000 at Kensington Olympia, west London, that both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn would face the axe after the European elections.


How Judi Dench's new Hollywood blockbuster Red Joan glorifies Russia's most unlikely spy
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:57:47 GMT
From https:
Hollywood blockbuster 'Red Joan tells the life of Melita Norwood, the former KGB spy who betrayed Britain for four decades. Here, her biographer and ex-MI5 agents pick the film apart


SARAH VINE: Boho brides who get married in farmyards arenat cool, theyare just big poseurs
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:57:36 GMT
From https:
Luckily for me, Iam not at that stage in life where I get invited to many weddings. My children are too young and my friends are mostly still on their first marriages.


Welsh estate left to rot where more than 100 derelict homes lie empty
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:57:29 GMT
From https:
The two crumbling streets in Merthyr Vale in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, have been looted by metal thieves, are strewn with litter and scrawled in graffiti that reads 'keep out of hell'.


Insensitive tourists are ruining Easter Island, archaeologist says
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:57:09 GMT
From https:
ArchaeologistA Jo Anne Van Tilburg has been conducting research on Easter Island - or Rapa Nui - for nearly 40 years. She slammed the the disrespectful of selfie-loving visitors to the island.


Saltburn pub CCTV captures prowler staggering around blindly with a cardboard box on his head
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:54:19 GMT
From https:
Pub landladyA Jo Phelps spotted theA box-masked man on the street outside theA Alexandra Vaults in Saltburn, North Yorkshire, at around 3.25am.


Sheep butts a policeman as he tries to stop the fugitive farm animal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:01 GMT
From https:
A police dog handler attempted to catch the fugitive sheep as it ran riot through Lancaster city centre, but the surprisingly-fast animal gave him the slip.


Moment police bundle easyJet passenger off flight at Gatwick after he alocked himself in loos'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:40:54 GMT
From https:
EXCLUSIVE: Passengers said the man was 'quiet all the flight' from Faro, Portugal to Gatwick, until the seatbelt signs came on, and he demanded to go to the toilet.


Rare footage of WWII Warsaw Ghetto documents daily life for those locked inside
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:39:55 GMT
From https:
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The film was taken in 1941 by Alfons Ziolkowski, an amateur Polish filmmaker, and is the only known footage of the Warsaw Ghetto not recorded by Nazis.


Holocaust survivors brought to the Lake District as children gather in Prague
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:36:03 GMT
From https:
In 1945, the group of 300 children posed in the Old Town Square in the capital of what was then Czechoslovakia, after they were freed from Theresienstadt concentration camp.


Six features that are ultimate garden status symbols
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:48 GMT
From https:
As Chelsea Flower Show kicks off this week, we ask what are some of the most en vogue features that will truly set your garden apart.


The APS17 charcoal face mask which sells once every 15 seconds around the world
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:22:36 GMT
From https:
The Body Shopas Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask has been raved about online, withA 96 per cent of UK reviewers saying theyA would recommend it to a friend.


Pub-goers save nurse from APS70 fine by putting ticket on her car
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:21:27 GMT
From https:
Claire Dawes, 40, wanted to spend some time with her children Jack and Ruby in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire, before starting a night shift as an intensive care nurse.


Mother-of-two, 33, makes final plea before losing her battle with bowel cancerA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:12:34 GMT
From https:
Single mother Tanya Davies, 32, from Newcastle, died last Thursday, leaving her two sons Ben, 14, and Jack, eight, in the care of family. Her relatives said the request 'crushed' them.


Pound hits lowest level since January as traders fret over possibility of a no-deal Brexit
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:11:41 GMT
From https:
Sterling slipped below $1.27 for the first time in almost five months, following growing speculation that Theresa Mayas Brexit deal will be junked by her replacement as Tory Leader.


Boy, 15, who quit school to become full-time professional gamer
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:11:39 GMT
From https:
Benjy Fish, from Middlesex, is ranked among the best in the world at the popular online arena game - and has guaranteed himself APS50,000 by qualifying for Fortnite's World Cup.


Girl, nine, with severe eczema saves her skin with chemotherapy drug
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:11:13 GMT
From https:
Honor Stanmore was kept awake all night 'scratching until she bled' due to the chronic skin condition. But her skin has cleared up after taking part in a NHS research trial at Oxford's Churchill Hospital.


Biographer insists Meghan 'isn't popular' among in CBS special
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:07:29 GMT
From https:
British royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed Meghan, 37, is not popular among many social circles, as they fear the duchess has 'overtaken' their beloved Prince Harry, 34.


The student debt dilemma: Is it worth paying off your child's loan if you can?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:05:25 GMT
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Earning a degree now lumbers students with an average debt of APS50,000, and high interest rates mean most won't pay it back before it is automatically wiped after three decades.


Female train guard is fired for secretly filming porn movies
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:17 GMT
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The train guard (pictured), named in German media as Teresa W, is said to have filmed the erotic videos on empty trains, including in the driver's cab, but railway bosses said she has left her job.


Aston Martin launches new special edition of itsA DBS Superleggera
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:53:03 GMT
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Aston Martin is producing a special edition of its 211mph DBS Superleggera to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.


Singapore hotel impresses tourist with robot chef that makes the perfect omelette
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:48:13 GMT
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Ankit Vengurlekar, from Mumbai, India, was staying at the Studio M Hotel in Sinagpore when he made the incredible discovery earlier this month.


APS1M a day lost to scammers! Next week banks launch a new protection scheme
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:48:10 GMT
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Natwest refused to refund university lecturer Rebecca Scott for five months after fraudsters, claiming to be from Natwest's fraud team, stole almost APS8,000 from her bank account


How to invest your way to be an Isa millionaire
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:47:43 GMT
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Retired entrepreneurs Chris and Brenda Gandy have grown their nest-egg to nearly APS1m. They are in good company, with an estimated 1,000 UK savers now part of the so-called Isa millionaire club.


US genealogy website will allow users the option not to let the police have access to their DNA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:47 GMT
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US genealogy website, GEDMatch, has revealed a new change in their user policy that may hinder police from solving cold cases and getting murderers like the Golden State Killer (left) and Benjamin Holmes (right) off the streets.


Married couple, aged 23 and 24, are killed in car crash as 37 tornadoes slam the Midwest
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:55:35 GMT
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MO State Highway Patrol said an SUV skidded across the center of U.S. 160 and struck a tractor-trailer, killing Brandon Beasley, 23, and his 24-year-old wife, Christin, of Willard, Missouri.


The Downton Mutiny: Treason is afoot in the film version of the TV favourite
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:53:28 GMT
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The Downton Abbey movie hits cinemas in September, and on Tuesday fans were finally given their first look at the hugely anticipated big screen spin off from the TV favourite.


Emilia Clarke reveals she studied Hitler for Game of Thrones finale victory speech
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:28:03 GMT
From https:
With fans still processing the epic Game of Thrones finale that aired on HBO Sunday night, Emilia Clarke has shed some light on the epic victory speech she gave.


Amber Heard expressed her love and spoke of reuniting with Johnny Depp in last text
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:04:42 GMT
From https:
In court papers filed in Fairfax County, Virginia and obtained by DailyMail.com, Depp also claims to have spoken with a number of Heard's former partners about her alleged history of abuse.


Star witness in bodega murder trial reveals he will get time served for co-operating
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:45:39 GMT
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Kevin Alvarez went over the details of his four page cooperation agreement with the Office Of the Bronx District Attorney, which was then added into evidence. The news was revealed on Tuesday.


Suspect in custody after police chase RV in Southern California as dog jumps from the vehicle
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:36:35 GMT
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A woman in a stolen RV led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a dog hanging out of the windshield.


RV camp outside Googleas Mountain View HQ because the rent in the Bay Area is too highA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:34:46 GMT
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Mountain View, California city council in March voted to stop mobile homes - some of which release sewage into the roads around the Google Campus - parking overnight.


New York police release brutal video of a man being given a 'heinous' beatdown on a subway train
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:01:04 GMT
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The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying the suspects, the victim and even when and where a brutal attack that was caught on camera happened on a New York City subway train.


Man is sentenced for murdering his wife 26 years ago in case that his son helped solve
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:58:33 GMT
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Michael Haim (left), 52, of Florida, has been sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of his wife - five years after his son (right) discovered her skull in the backyard of his childhood home.


Man run over in Charlottesville sues racist groups for inciting terrorism that led toA injuries
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:50:44 GMT
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Bill Burke filed the lawsuit in Ohio Friday, saying he was severely injured on his left knee and arm, suffered a concussion and his eye swelled shut during their rally in Virginia two years ago.


Three women charged in New York affordable housing bribery scheme
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:46:17 GMT
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Anna Treybich, 71, Irina Zeltser, 66, and Karina Andriyan, 38, were charged on Tuesday for allegedly running the housing bribery scheme in Brooklyn over the past six years.


Homeless Memphis teen became his school's valedictorian and gained $3million in scholarships
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:26:10 GMT
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Tupac Mosley, 17, was awarded more than 50 scholarships for the staggering amount prior to his May graduation from Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis.


Drug dealer weighing 900lbs pleads guilty to cocaine charges lying down in ambulance
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:41:11 GMT
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Kenneth Hicks, 48, of Virginia, who weighs more than 900 pounds pleaded guilty to cocaine charges while lying down inside an ambulance (pictured) on Tuesday.


US investigators 'believe bird strike was factor in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crash'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:41:07 GMT
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Shares for Boeing rose 1.2 per cent around midday on Tuesday after the claim from a person familiar with the matter of the March 10 crash in Ethiopia that came five months after Lion Air Max 8 crash.


Glamorous American girlfriend of Danish PM's son is being kicked out of the country
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:33:50 GMT
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Aran Katarina Kirschenmann, the American girlfriend of Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen's son, Bergur, is being kicked out of the country due to immigration laws.


Ben Carson confuses a term for foreclosed homes with Oreo cookies during a congressional hearing
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:30:28 GMT
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An REO is real estate that a lender owns after foreclosure if it can't sell it at auction. Carson got a question from a lawmaker about the government's REOs and thought he heard 'Oreos.'


Kristen Wig and 'Bridesmaids' writer stop filming new Lionsgate comedy in Georgia after bill
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:04:52 GMT
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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will no longer be working in the state for their new comedy, 'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,' a representative for Wiig explained to Variety .


Aaron Rodgers complains about Game of Thrones finale just one week after having a cameo
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:23:40 GMT
From https:
SPOILERS: The Game of Thrones finale has certainly been divisive among fans, and one famous fan who wasn't too happy about the ending is quarterback Aaron Rodgers.


Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt embrace at Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiere in Cannes
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:51:00 GMT
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie joined directorA Quentin Tarantino at theA at the glitzy premiere for Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood on the red carpet.


BRIAN VINER reviews Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood: Tarantino's finest film since Pulp Fiction
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:48:02 GMT
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Any new movie by Quentin Tarantino is a cinematic event, but when it is as festooned with stars as Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood, no wonder there was such a buzz leading up to its premiere.


Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer wins his 24th straight show and sets a new record
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:38:37 GMT
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James Holzhauer, the Las Vegas gambler, notched his 24th consecutive victory on Jeopardy! - bringing his total winnings from the popular quiz show to a massive $1,867,142.


May's cabinet at war over No Deal: Andrea Leadsom says Britain must leave the EU on October 31
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:10:51 GMT
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Theresa May made an emotional plea for MPs to get on board with her 'bold' package, saying they had 'one last chance' to get the UK's departure from the EU over the line before the chance 'slips away'.


Natalie Portman, 37, DENIES that she ever dated Moby, 53
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:03:57 GMT
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Natalie Portman has rejected Mobyas claims that the pair once dated, saying he was just an aolder man being creepya.


6 dead in Indonesia riots, government restricts social media
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:02:58 -0400
From https:
JAKARTA, Indonesia a Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of former general Prabowo Subianto tried to force their way into...


Jon Gruden defends Antonio Brownas OTA absence
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:11:20 -0400
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The Browns aren't the only team dealing with a high-profile receiver who has attendance issues. Just ask the Oakland Raiders. Wide receiver Antonio Brown was not present for the start of organized team activities on Tuesday. Head coach Jon Gruden did not offer a reason for Brownas absence but did not sound concerned. "Nah, he's...


Man miraculously survives taking an arrow to the heart
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:41:13 -0400
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A man narrowly escaped death after an arrow pierced his heart and doctors in Italy performed emergency surgery to remove it, a report said Tuesday. The 47-year-old man walked into Molinette Hospital in Turin, Italy, with the arrow sicking out of his chest on Tuesday, according to ABC News. Itas not clear how he got...


Legendary ex-Louisville coach Denny Crum hospitalized after having stroke
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:30:00 -0400
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. a An official with Denny Crum's foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke. Jonathan Israel, who is the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the foundation on Tuesday. The post that Crum, 82, who lives...


HBO bigwig brushes off criticism of aGame of Thronesa finale
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:29:07 -0400
From https:
HBO's president of programming said the writers of aGame of Thronesa had the ending of the series ain their heads for a long timea in a wide-ranging interview published after the finale on Sunday. Casey Bloys spoke to Deadline about the divisive reaction to the ending, a number of gaffes in the final season and...


Florida teacher charged with bringing gun, knives to school
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:21:02 -0400
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SEMINOLE, Fla. a Authorities say a Florida teacher was arrested after bringing a handgun and knives to the elementary school where she worked. The Tampa Bay Times reports 49-year-old Betty Jo Soto was arrested and fired Monday. Pinellas County Schools Police say she faces two misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon. A district spokeswoman...


J.D. Davis delivers another clutch moment for Mets
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:18:14 -0400
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J.D. Davis has earned himself a more consistent spot in the Metsa starting lineup of late. But his big-time hits donat stop when he comes off the bench. Davis delivered in the clutch Tuesday, pinch hitting in the seventh inning and crushing a three-run home run to the opposite field. It came immediately after the...


Juan Soto proves Keith Hernandez wrong immediately
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:38:59 -0400
From https:
Swing and a miss for Keith Hernandez. The beloved Mets legend knocked Juan Soto early in Tuesday's game for not being a "home run hitter," so of course the Washington Nationals' wunderkind launched a 410-foot bomb into the right upperdeck of Citi Field during the same at-bat in the second inning of the Amazin's 6-5...


Ex-judge calling for probe of Smollett case files new motions, blasts Kim Foxx
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:07:06 -0400
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A retired judge who is seeking a special prosecutor to investigate the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago filed a number of court motions Tuesday.


Brazilian fatally stabs girlfriend in her home, shoots 3 dead at church
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:58:40 -0400
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RIO DE JANEIRO a A man knifed his girlfriend to death in her home Tuesday, then went to a Baptist church and opened fire with a pistol, killing three more people, authorities said. The gunman was then shot and wounded by military police at the church in Paracatu in Minais Gerais state, officials said. He...


Woman in stolen RV leads cops on wild chase in Los Angeles
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:38:38 -0400
From https:
LOS ANGELES a A woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led authorities on a wild chase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, smashing into cars and a palm tree before finally coming to a halt with a large dog hanging out of the shattered windshield. The half-hour chase began around 7 p.m. in Santa Clarita, just...


6-week-old kitten rescued from Cupertino storm drain
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:30:19 -0400
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CUPERTINO, Calif. a Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area have rescued a 6-week-old kitten from a storm drain. A woman walking in Cupertino heard meowing and looked down to see the tiny ball of fur at the bottom of the drain Tuesday morning. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office says members of the San...


Emilia Clarke studied Hitler for epic aGame of Thronesa finale speech
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:20:03 -0400
From https:
You absolutely can understand what Hitleras faing saying, these single-focus orators speaking a foreign language."


Brandon Nimmo needs MRI exam as asharp paina in neck persists
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:11:08 -0400
From https:
The stiff neck that kept Brandon Nimmo out of two games last month hasnat gone away and it cost him another game Tuesday. The Metsa outfielder said he is getting an MRI exam on Wednesday to get his neck checked out after he was a late scratch in Tuesdayas 6-5 walk-off win over the Nationals...


AI assistants like Siri and Alexa spread sexism, UN study reveals
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:21 -0400
From https:
Voice-activated personal assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri are reinforcing and spreading sexism, according to a recent United Nations study. The feminine-voiced AI helpers, which also include Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana, perpetuate the harmful gender stereotype that women are subservient and tolerate being treated poorly, the report from UNESCO found. "Because the speech...


Technical glitch leaves thousands of telco customers unable to watch Netflix or play FortniteA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:49 GMT
From https:
A national Optus outage has left thousands of customers across the country unable to watch Netflix or use their gaming consoles.


Cancel the vote and go NOW: Even Mayas close allies beg her to dump her doomed Brexit plan
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:26:52 GMT
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The Prime Minister faces a three-hour bruising in the Commons this afternoon as the Tories slumped to just seven per centA in a newA European elections opinion poll - 30 points behind the Brexit Party.


Tricks EVERY student can use to tackle their GCSEs (and itas all backed by science!)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:07:34 GMT
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Teachers at Queen Anne'sA School, near Reading, have worked withA neuroscientists at universities across the UK to come up with a scientifically-backed solution to revision stress.


MAFS' Jessika Power branded a bully and hypocrite by Telv Williams' girlfriend
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:00 GMT
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Jessika Power recently slammed cyber bullies for being 'ugly on the inside'.


The kinky sex moves you should explore with your partner a and the ones you should ALWAYS say no toA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:59:34 GMT
From https:
Sexpert Tracey Cox unveils the 15 kinky sex moves that are safe and saucy to try with your partner, as well as those which are best avoided altogether like breath play and 'extreme' BDSM


Man, 39, accused of bashing a baby girl at a holiday home
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:57:50 GMT
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The 39-year-old was extradited from Queensland and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged withA neglect and causing grievous bodily harm.


Insensitive tourists are ruining Easter Island, archaeologist says
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:57:09 GMT
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ArchaeologistA Jo Anne Van Tilburg has been conducting research on Easter Island - or Rapa Nui - for nearly 40 years. She slammed the the disrespectful of selfie-loving visitors to the island.


Blind woman is paid $2.30 an hour to untangle Air New Zealand earphones
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:55:14 GMT
From https:
A blind woman who is being paid $2.30 an hour to untangle Air New Zealand earphones said the wage barely covers her transport expenses. She was given the job by Altus Enterprises.


Jejua the South Korean aisland of lovea thatas surging in popularity with Australian touristsA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:53:31 GMT
From https:
A little-known island getaway has started seducing Australian travellers looking for a winter escape with its high temperatures and unusual tourist attractions.


Moment police bundle easyJet passenger off flight at Gatwick after he alocked himself in loos'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:40:54 GMT
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EXCLUSIVE: Passengers said the man was 'quiet all the flight' from Faro, Portugal to Gatwick, until the seatbelt signs came on, and he demanded to go to the toilet.


Stop Adani protestors in mermaid outfits cost Labor the election
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:24:48 GMT
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Labor's election fate may have been sealed from the moment it turned its own voters against it by flooding Queensland with Greens supporters (pictured) yelling: 'Stop Adani!'


Bec Judd looks unrecognisable in throw back snap of the WAG when she was just 17-years-old
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:23:43 GMT
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WAG Rebecca Judd, 36, has certainly come a long way since her days as a curly-haired teenager.A A


The Toyota Tarago will be retired by the end of 2019 after 36 years
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:21:50 GMT
From https:
The Toyota Tarago will be retired by the end of 2019, making way for a new luxury car, the Toyota Granvia.


Biographer insists Meghan 'isn't popular' among in CBS special
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:07:29 GMT
From https:
British royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed Meghan, 37, is not popular among many social circles, as they fear the duchess has 'overtaken' their beloved Prince Harry, 34.


Ex-MAFS star Patrick Miller has sex in the shower in shocking new music video
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:47:55 GMT
From https:
Once you've made it in reality TV, you can do anything.A


Bride-to-be is slammed after BANNING guests from watching Champions League final on her wedding day
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:47:19 GMT
From https:
A wedding invitee took to Mumsnet after a bride-to-be banned guests from watching the Champions League final. Her decision sparked an argument between the guest and her LFC fan husband.


Doctors didn't believe 13-year-old girl had a stroke because she was too young
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:43:33 GMT
From https:
A Perth woman who had a stroke when she was just 13 years old has revealed doctors initially didn't believe her because she was so young.A A


Model Nick Youngquest shares a picture of himself accidentally flashing more than he bargained forA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:35:10 GMT
From https:
Australian model Nick Youngquest has caused a cheeky stir on social media after sharing a picture of himself accidentally flashing more than he intended.


Historic shopfront facade of a converted milk bar hides three bedrooms and spa bath
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:27:38 GMT
From https:
A much-loved milk bar that once sold lollies and other goodies has hit the market after being converted into a three bedroom home.A


Iker Casillas' wife reveals she is battlingA ovarian cancer weeks after his heart attack
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:07:10 GMT
From https:
TheA wife of goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who suffered a heart attack earlier this month, has revealed she is fighting ovarian cancer. Sara Carbonero made the shock announcement on Tuesday.


Mural of Jacinda Ardern embracing muslim woman is completed north of Melbourne
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:03:54 GMT
From https:
The touching, larger than life artwork was finally completed on a silo in Brunswick, northern Melbourne on Wednesday, in honour of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.


Tom Armstrong uses Snapchat filter to set up a fake Tinder profile with pictures of himself as woman
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:26 GMT
From https:
Australian comedian Tom Armstrong has revealed how he used a Snapchat gender-swapping filter to set up his fake dating profile with pictures of himself as a woman.


Extraordinary moment huge shoal of salmon swim in a perfect circle
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:53:52 GMT
From https:
The shoal of fish were captured on camera in full flight in Dunsborough, 254km south of Perth on April 28.


Toy gun sparks Melbourne school alarm
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:50:26 GMT
From https:
Police were called to the Beaconsfield school, southeast of the city, after it activated its emergency management plan sparked by the firearm scare on Wednesday.


Australia goes 5G: Telstra will launch next generation smartphone and service next week
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:49:51 GMT
From https:
Telstra is launching Australia's first 5G-enabled smartphone and modem next week.A A


The 10 worst suburbs for property owners
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:46:58 GMT
From https:
The ten suburbs most at risk from house price falls have been named in new research. Seven of the top ten were in Sydney, two were in Perth and one in Brisbane.


Lucky woman jokes that she's won the lottery - before realising she HAS scooped a massive jackpot
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:42:42 GMT
From https:
The Perth winner and her husband scooped the $1.3 million Division One prize over the weekend.


Mothers are praising this $16.95 product that they say removes stretch marks for GOODA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:41:25 GMT
From https:
Women across the globe are praising a $16.95 product from Australia that they're claiming has completely removed their stretch marks.


Winter forecast to be warmer and drier with temperatures predicted to soar above average
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:39:32 GMT
From https:
Already Sydney recorded its warmest day in 25 years this late into the autumn season, at 27.2C on Tuesday, and warmer weather is forecast on its way with predictions of a drier and warmer winter.


Bikini-clad woman who risked death by taking a dip in croc infested river says she IGNORED signs
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:37:33 GMT
From https:
Lauren French, 25, was spotted relaxing in the East Alligator River at Cahill's Crossing, Northern Territory, on May 11.


Dylan Voller pleads guilty to a bomb hoax at the Commonwealth Games but blames his actions on PTSD
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:34:12 GMT
From https:
Dylan Voller, 21, had his six-month sentence suspended after the court heard he PTSD from abuse he suffered in youth detention at Gold Coast District Court on Wednesday,


NZ drunk driver reveals horrifying moment he woke up in hospital to find he had killed his best mate
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:34:11 GMT
From https:
A Jordan McGrath remains haunted by his decision to get behind the wheel after downing one third of a bottle of whisky to drive to a party in Kumara, on New Zealand's South Island,.


aDelete this immediatelya: Australians warned of email scam targeting ANZ customers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:29:50 GMT
From https:
The ANZ Bank has warned its customers to beware an email scan that is currently circulating.A


Private jet flight attendant spills on her luxurious life spent flying with celebritiesA and the rich
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:29:02 GMT
From https:
Flight attendant Kimberley Benton, 32, who has regularly travelled around Australia, revealed that although her job sounds luxurious, it's about more than rubbing shoulders with pop stars and the rich.


Emilia Clarke reveals she studied Hitler for Game of Thrones finale victory speech
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:28:03 GMT
From https:
With fans still processing the epic Game of Thrones finale that aired on HBO Sunday night, Emilia Clarke has shed some light on the epic victory speech she gave.


Salim Mehajer claims there is a $250,000 bounty on his head
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:24:31 GMT
From https:
SalimA Mehajer, 32, was released on parole from Cooma Correctional Centre on Tuesday after serving 11 months behind bars for electoral fraud, and spent his second day as a free man in court.


Bungling adrug dealersa arrested after MDMA lab catches fire
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:23:03 GMT
From https:
An alleged drug syndicate was uncovered in Kogarah, NSW, when emergency services discovered a clandestine drug lab when they were called out to a suspicious house fire in late 2018.


AFL issues aplease explaina notice to Carlton after its cheer squad called the umpire a aw***era
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:21:05 GMT
From https:
The AFL has issued a 'please explain' notice to Carlton over what has been an Australian sporting tradition for almost four decades.


Greystanes High School lashed by Mark Latham over 'rainbow' mufti day 'punishment'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:19:48 GMT
From https:
A western Sydney high school has come under fire for a rainbow mufti day where children who did not wear multi-coloured clothing were expected to pay more.


IKEA launches massive 50 per cent off sale on selected items
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:17:33 GMT
From https:
IKEA Australia has launched a massive sale of up to 50 per cent off selected items, with prices starting from as little as $3.99.


Vivid Sydney 2019: When is it and where are the best secret spots
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:17:12 GMT
From https:
Whether it's an evening of family fun, a picturesque date night or an excuse to catch up with friends, Sydney's 23-day festival of light, music and ideas has something for everyone.


Barmy Army have dreamt up NINE songs to mock cricket cheats Steve Smith and David Warner
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:15:56 GMT
From https:
The legendary allrounder, Sir Ian Botham, mentioned the new Barmy Army songs and said Warner would find it difficult to handle the English crowd.


Store manager filmed himself having sex with his bull mastiff
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:15:09 GMT
From https:
Craig David Stern, 26, pleaded guilty to forcing the bull mastiff, called Chilly George, to penetrate him at his home in Brisbane on Christmas Eve in 2016.


Catholic priest known as the aMonster of Merewethera is jailed for three more years
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:12:32 GMT
From https:
A former Catholic priest has been spared a lengthier sentence for the historical sexual abuse of two young boys after a Sydney judge said he was rehabilitated and unlikely to re-offend.


Woman stuns customers as she gives birth at a busy McDonald's
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:06:30 GMT
From https:
The couple drove into the car park at McDonald's Croydon, in Melbourne's east, on Tuesday, where they miraculously welcomed their child into the world.


Amber Heard expressed her love and spoke of reuniting with Johnny Depp in last text
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:04:42 GMT
From https:
In court papers filed in Fairfax County, Virginia and obtained by DailyMail.com, Depp also claims to have spoken with a number of Heard's former partners about her alleged history of abuse.


Mum-of-two reveals the pocket money trick she is using to get her kids to help out around the house
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:03:55 GMT
From https:
A savvy Australian mother-of-two has revealed her genius hack for getting her children to do chores. She says her nifty idea is designed to teach her kids the value of money.


Australian Olympic cyclist is found guilty of dealing hundreds of ecstasy tablets
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:03:37 GMT
From https:
South Australian professional cyclist, Jack Bobridge, 29, was found guilty of supplying drugs at Western Australia District Court on Friday.


Mother reveals how she lost 30 kilos in four months after her business made her obese
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:03:36 GMT
From https:
A mother and businesswoman from Brisbane has lost an impressive 30 kilos in only four months after she said her at-home business made her obese.


Shocking moment police punch a man in the head during a violent arrest
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:03:01 GMT
From https:
A man who tried to light a cigarette after refusing to hand over identification was repeatedly punched in the face by police during a violent arrest captured on CCTV in Fremantle.


Penny Wong backs Anthony Albanese in Labor leadership race but ALP heavyweights say SHE should run
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:57:19 GMT
From https:
Penny Wong has ruled herself out of the Labor leadership race, saying Anthony Albanese is 'the best person' for the job. But some heavyweights say she's wrong - and the best pick is actually her.


From the 'permissive Panda' to the latest 'gold standard': The new styles of parenting revealed
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:47:38 GMT
From https:
From 'permissive Panda parenting' to the latest 'gold standard', Australian parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson revealed the new types of parenting - and which he considers to be the best.


New Zealand grandmother pleads guilty to murdering her granddaughter
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:46:25 GMT
From https:
Lorraine Smith, 59, was hauled before the High Court at Whanganui, on New Zealand's North Island, on Wednesday.


Star witness in bodega murder trial reveals he will get time served for co-operating
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:45:39 GMT
From https:
Kevin Alvarez went over the details of his four page cooperation agreement with the Office Of the Bronx District Attorney, which was then added into evidence. The news was revealed on Tuesday.


A Current Affair reporter gets smashed in the face with an umbrella during a heated street interview
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:45:31 GMT
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A reporter from A Current AffairA reporter got hit in the face with an umbrella when he tried to conduct a street interview.


WhatsApp planning big new feature thatall bring it closer to Facebook
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:25:28 +0000
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Sharing between the two apps will become more common


Milkshakes wonat stop the far-right in the EU Elections but voting against them will
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:23:27 +0000
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Stand Up To Racism launched its major campaign on the day Tommy Robinson announced his candidacy a to keep racism out of the elections.


The Conservatives are the only party that can deliver a Brexit that unites the country
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:50:52 +0000
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A vote for the Conservatives is a vote for delivering a deal as soon as possible to get us out of the EU.


The Liberal Democrats will fight for the UK to lead, not leave, the European Union
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:48:51 +0000
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We can turn the tide and stop Brexit.


Iam a amigranta running for the Green Party in the European elections because this is my home
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:47:51 +0000
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The Green Party's MEPs are already having a huge impact.


Woman may never see properly again after jealous boyfriend fractured eye socket
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:46:15 +0000
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'Your partner should never treat you less than you are, if they do run for the hills - don't make the same mistake I did.'


Which Marks and Spencer stores are closing and how many have closed already?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:40:52 +0000
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Will your local store be effected?


Manchester terror attack survivor says army should go and get suspect from Libya
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:41 +0000
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The brother of suicide bomber Salman Abedi is being held in a jail in Libya but the extradition process has stalled.


British Steel collapses putting 25,000 jobs at risk
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:15:43 +0000
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The UK's second biggest steel makerA has failed to secure APS30,000,000 in emergency funding, sources say.


When was Sainsburyas first opened, and where was the first shop?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:14:13 +0000
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The Queen will be celebrating their trading anniversary.


Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops with new a8-corea processors
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:11:38 +0000
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And a redesigned keyboard


Tory Brexiteer called aliar and traitora by angry Leave voter on live TV
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:05:43 +0000
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'I tell you what people like you make me want to join the EU again to be honest with you.'


Heartbroken dog waits outside classroom every day for teacher who died
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:50:16 +0000
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Faithful dog Buboy was filmed scratching at the door of the classroom waiting to be greeted.


Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds will be banned from 2020
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:39:52 +0000
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More than 80 per cent of the public backed the move.


Scientists may have just figured out where all the water on Mars went
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:36:13 +0000
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Billions of years ago the Red Planet was covered in rivers and oceans


How to find your local polling station for the European elections 2019
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:34:23 +0000
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It's almost time to cast your vote...


M&S to axe another 110 shops after announcing 9.9% profit plunge
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:08:31 +0000
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Fewer people are buying their clothes and food.


Human bodies can legally be turned into compost used to plant trees
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:49 +0000
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Human remains will be mixed with wood chip and straw.


Huawei-owned Honor launches new phones despite ongoing trade troubles
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:30:38 +0000
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The Honor 20 Pro was unveiled in London this week


Theresa May begs Jeremy Corbyn to give her another chance to deliver Brexit
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:56:16 +0000
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The PM's proposal, which opens up the possibility of a second referendum, was described as 'dead on arrival'.A


Teens who stabbed schoolboy then filmed him dying on Snapchat jailed for 71 years
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:54:25 +0000
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Cemeren Yilmaz, 16, was murdered on the street in Bedford by rival young gang members in September, 2018.


The contact lens will become the most important technology gadget of a generation
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:01:19 +0000
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No phones, no tablets, no laptops - just lenses


Siri and Alexa could know what youare thinking as well as what you say
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:59 +0000
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Contextual awareness and device proliferation show that AI assistants have well and truly arrived


Elderly man knocked unconscious in street by scumbag who sprinted from car to attack
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:30:13 +0000
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The suspect almost hit the 80-year-old victim in his car before getting out and attacking him.


Here's How To Change Up Your Skincare Routine For Cheap
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:01:02 -0400
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Do you hear that? It's the sound of scarring, dullness, dryness, acne, and oily t-zones fading away into the distance.


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Here's What Millie Bobby Brown Had To Say About Getting Bullied And The Importance Of Social Media
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:15 -0400
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"I want to combat the negativity on social media a I have experienced it a itas like a disease."


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Just 22 Cute Summer Dresses You Can Get On Amazon
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:01:03 -0400
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Cute, comfy, and lightweight for the summer sun (and fun).


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Kylie Jenner Announced That Travis Scott Is Donating His Profits To Planned Parenthood In Support Of Alabamans
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:02:28 -0400
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"This makes me sick."


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Bartenders, Tell Us Your Biggest Customer Pet Peeves
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:46:03 -0400
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We wanna know what really grinds your gears!


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Even If You Buy Everything On This List, You Still Won't Spend More Than $50
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:01:03 -0400
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(Shipping not included.)


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27 Cute And Stylish Pajamas You'll Want To Wear All The Time
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:01:03 -0400
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Time to host a PJ party!


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British Steel enters insolvency after rescue talks with government fail
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:32:17 GMT
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Steelmaker directly employs 5,000 people and thousands more in the supply chain

British Steel has entered insolvency, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and endangering thousands more in the supply chain after talks with the UK government failed to reach an agreement on emergency funding.

The business secretary, Greg Clark, issued a statement on Wednesday following confirmation that the court has granted an application by the directors of British Steel to enter an insolvency process.

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UN report compares Tory welfare policies to creation of workhouses
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:14 GMT
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Ministers in denial about impact of austerity since 2010, says poverty expert

i>>?A leading United Nations poverty expert has compared Conservative welfare policies to the creation of 19th-century workhouses and warned that unless austerity is ended, the UKas poorest people face lives that are asolitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and shorta.

In his final report on the impact of austerity on human rights in the UK, Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty, accused ministers of being in a state of denial about the impact of policies, including the rollout of universal credit, since 2010. He accused them of the asystematic immiseration of a significant part of the British populationa and warned that worse could be yet to come for the most vulnerable, who face aa major adverse impacta if Brexit proceeds. He said leaving the EU was aa tragic distraction from the social and economic policies shaping a Britain that itas hard to believe any political parties really wanta.

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Michael Gove refuses to confirm Brexit bill vote will go ahead
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:52:38 GMT
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Environment secretary says it is time to reflect on Mayas anew deala and consider all options

Michael Gove has refused to confirm Theresa May will bring forward her withdrawal bill as planned in the first week of June after MPs from across the political spectrum rejected her 10-point anew deala.

The environment secretary, who supports Mayas deal, said it was a time to areflecta and consider the options, raising the prospect that the prime minister would have to pull the vote.

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Far-right Facebook groups 'spreading hate to millions in Europe'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:20 GMT
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Avaaz uncovers 500 accounts using fake news to spread white supremacy message

A web of far-right Facebook accounts spreading fake news and hate speech to millions of people across Europe has been uncovered by the campaign group Avaaz.

Facebook, which is struggling to clean up the platform and salvage its reputation, has already taken down accounts with about 6 million followers before voting in the European elections begins on Thursday. It was still investigating hundreds of other accounts with an additional 26 million followers, Avaaz said.

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Home Office grants father visa to see son collect doctorate
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:50:32 GMT
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Sabir Zazai, Scottish Refugee Council boss, says U-turn shows Home Office ais a messa

The Home Office has overturned its decision to deny a visit visa for the father of the chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council after the Guardian highlighted his plight, a public outcry and repeated questions in parliament.

Sabir Zazai, the 2019 winner of the Lord Provostas award for human rights, wanted his father to see him receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for his services to civil society over the last 20 years in the UK.

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Tory peer suspended from party whip after backing Lib Dems in EU elections
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:25:07 GMT
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Andrew Cooperas endorsement of other partyas candidates anot compatiblea

Another senior Conservative peer has been suspended from the party whip for pledging to vote Liberal Democrat in the European elections, after the punishment was imposed on the former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine.

Andrew Cooper, the founder of pollster Populus who was David Cameronas director of strategy in Downing Street, tweeted: aI have come to the same conclusion as Michael Heseltine, for exactly the same reasons a and will be voting Lib Dem in Thursdayas European parliament elections.a

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22 arrested across Europe in swoop on 'dangerous drug gang'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:40:45 GMT
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Europol says group was involved in drug and cigarette trafficking and assassinations

Police have arrested 22 suspects in an operation across five countries that dismantled one of Europeas top criminal groups behind drug trafficking and assassinations, the EUas police agency has said.

The operation, codenamed Icebreaker, which took place last week, led to the arrest of the 48-year-old Lithuanian alleged ringleader in Spain and other suspects in Poland, Lithuania, Spain and Britain, Europol said.

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Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:04 GMT
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Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion laws

Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground.

Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 and March this year from the charity Aid Access. Between a third and a half of the women who made the requests were then sent abortion pills in the mail. The majority of the recipients live in states with hostile abortion policies.

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US investigating possible Assad chemical attack in Syria
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:07:56 GMT
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State department says it will respond aquickly and appropriatelya if claims proven

The US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may again be using chemical weapons in its attritional offensive to recapture the last rebel-held pocket of the country, warning the use of any such weapons would incur retaliatory measures from Washington and its allies.

The alleged attack occurred on Sunday on the border of Idlib province, where in recent weeks the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has stepped up an air and ground campaign that has killed at least 150 people and displaced more than 200,000 from their homes.

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Marks & Spencer to close another 20 stores as profits plunge
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:23:05 GMT
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M&S annual profits almost wiped out by a APS440m bill for a modernisation programme

Marks & Spencer is accelerating its retreat from the high street by closing a further 20 of its full-line stores, which sell clothing and food under one roof.

The retailer said it planned to close 85 of its big high street stores, on top of the 35 it has already shut. The company is battling the transfer of clothing sales online and it had already told the City to expect about 100 closures.

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Is John Bolton trying to drive Trump to war with Iran? a podcast
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:00:17 GMT
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Donald Trumpas national security adviser, John Bolton, was a key architect of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Now he is stoking tensions with Iran. Julian Borger describes how the standoff could get out of control. Also today: Katharine Viner on how the Guardian is updating its language when reporting on the climate crisis

John Bolton, who has been called athe most dangerous man in the worlda, was not Donald Trumpas first pick for his national security adviser. But after a series of resignations, he was plucked from a life of Fox News appearances to reprise his career as the foremost military hawk in the US. Now he has his sights set on Iran and has pushed for a buildup of US military assets in the Gulf.

The Guardianas world affairs editor, Julian Borger, tells Anushka Asthana that as tensions rise, so do the chances of an accidental a or deliberate a escalation towards war. The echoes of the drumbeat to war in Iraq in 2003 are all too apparent, and it was Boltonas role in that crisis that prompted a Guardian columnist to attempt to make a citizenas arrest of him in the tranquil surroundings of the Hay literary festival in 2008. George Monbiot describes how he came out second best from that encounter.

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Could you give up flying? Meet the no-plane pioneers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:51:43 GMT
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Growing numbers of travellers are abandoning air travel to help save the planet a even if it means spending 14 days on a train

It has taken Roger Tyers four days to reach Moscow by train from Kiev. His destination is Beijing: a trip that will take 14 days, with a couple of overnight stops along the way. Tyers, an environmental sociologist at the University of Southampton, is on his way to China to research attitudes to the environment, the climate emergency and personal responsibility. aGiven that, I thought it would be somewhat hypocritical of me to fly,a he says over Skype from his hostel room.

It has been months in the planning a he had to convince his bosses to give him a month off to travel to and from China. Has it been a pain? aIt definitely has. Itas a matter of getting your train schedule in line with your visa requirements. I didnat realise I needed a visa to travel through Mongolia, even though Iam not stopping there. There have been moments when Iave been close to giving up and either cancelling the whole trip or just booking a flight.a But he is glad he has stuck with it, he says. aI have to prove it is possible.a

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Aladdin review a live-action remake really takes flight
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:09 GMT
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Guy Ritchieas adaptation is lively, colourful and genuinely funny a making only judicious tweaks to the original, itas thankfully not a whole new world

The scimitars are out for Disneyas live-action Aladdin, what with the enduring fondness for the original (not least Robin Williamsa Genie) and the botched unveiling of Will Smith as his successor in an early trailer that presented him as a creepy, half-naked blue guy from the uncanny valley. Director and co-writer Guy Ritchie is hardly a seal of quality these days, either, following flops The Man from UNCLE and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. But sheathe your weapons because this new Aladdin is actually great fun. It is far from perfect, but where many recent fantasias have crumpled under the weight of their special effects (Tim Burtonas Dumbo, for one), this one really takes flight. It is lively, colourful and genuinely funny, and doesnat break what didnat need fixing about the original. As one character remarks of Aladdinas early attempts at romance: itas aclumsy but in a charming sort of waya.

Any Hollywood movie set in a fantasy Arab kingdom is going to have its issues, but Disney has sought to avoid the ethnic stereotyping that marred its 1992 animation. For starters, the cast are brown-skinned actors (all the voice actors in the original were white). Egyptian-Canadian Mena Massoud brings the requisite roguish charm to Aladdin himself, the street rat with a heart of gold, Princess Jasmine is played by Naomi Scott, a British actor of Indian descent, and Dutch-Tunisian Marwan Kenzari is the villain Jafar. Thereas also a European prince, played by Billy Magnussen, whoas treated more like a recurring gag.

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The bogs are alive: how art is healing Scottish peatlands
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:20:08 GMT
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An ambitious project is restoring areas of blanket bog in the heart of the Flow Country in northern Scotland that have been damaged by forestry planting

A new commission to produce a series of visual, sonic and kinetic installations has been awarded to Cryptic, the Glasgow-based arthouse, As part of the Peatland Partnershipas Flows to the Future Project in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The work will be shown in the gardens during the Edinburgh Festival in August.

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Chelsea flower show 2019: this year's top garden trends
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:59:08 GMT
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From embracing buttercups to candy-coloured planting, these are the highlights of this yearas show

Green was the dominant theme at Chelsea, literally and metaphorically. Main Avenue, home to the major show gardens, was awash with broad-leaved trees among a calming palette of green, pale yellow and white flowers, including swathes of cow parsley, euphorbias and meadowsweet. Andy Sturgeonas M&G garden was a masterclass in the green sanctuary: echo the look in your own garden by underplanting a hornbeam, elder or field maple with the green-flowered Mathiasella bupleuroides, marsh spurge (Euphorbia palustris), Californian poppy aIvory Castlea and airy grass Melica altissima aAlbaa. For shadier spots, try an angelica (A. archangelica) underplanted with pachysandra and rodgersias.

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Is modern life poisoning me? I took the tests to find out
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:07 GMT
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We are exposed to synthetic chemicals in plastics, cosmetics and food every day. Could it be making us toxic? Our environment reporter was tested for over 1,530 chemicals to find out

aC/ Help us reach our $150,000 goal to fund this series. Make a contribution

Sitting on a plastic chair in a small office, Iam wearing medical scrubs rolled up to my knees and I have an X-ray machine strapped to my shin.

The machine is scanning my bones for lead as an expert monitors readings streaming on to a screen.

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Queen Victoria's risquA(c) side revealed with nude-filled collection
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:05 GMT
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Romantic gifts exchanged between Victoria and Prince Albert will be displayed at Isle of Wightas Osborne House

Queen Victoria is sometimes remembered as prudish, buttoned-up and disapproving, but a new display reveals a woman well in touch with the more sensuous side of her nature.

Romantic and risquA(c) gifts exchanged between Victoria and Prince Albert are to go on display at Osborne House, the coupleas grand seaside retreat on the Isle of Wight, which is stuffed with art and fabulous objects that the couple bought for each other.

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aI am not confuseda: remainer Adonis tries to win over Labour doubters
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:03 GMT
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On campaign trail in Bristol, peer hopes end of cross-party Brexit talks will make partyas policy clear

Just as Andrew Adonis was getting ready to begin another round of canvassing in west Bristol, Dee Ryding invited the Labour candidate into her soon-to-open funeral home and proceeded to lambast his partyas policy on Brexit.

It was not quite the photo opportunity his aides had in mind for a man who may have sealed his political fate when last month he backed Labouras asensible alternative plana to deliver a Brexit deal. But Ryding turned out to be a fan of his efforts to make the case for a second referendum.

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A Game of Thrones outsider reviews the finale: 'It's just a bunch of faces looking sad'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:12 GMT
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As far as I could tell, thereas only one throne, which raises the question of why the show is called Game of Thrones and not just Game of Throne

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS WHAT I ASSUME ARE SPOILERS.

I am not a Game of Thrones fan.

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European elections: sex and religion dominate campaigning in Poland
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:20 GMT
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War of words over LGBT rights, perceived threats to traditional values and clerical child abuse

Campaigning in Poland for the European elections has descended into a war of words over religion, sex and morality after a documentary on clerical abuse raised questions about the governmentas ties to the Catholic church and the ruling party campaign sought to portray LGBT rights supporters as a threat to children.

Related: Poland raises jail terms for child abuse after church documentary

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What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of World War II? | Bill Moyers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:08 GMT
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In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same way

Today marks the official launch of Covering Climate Now, a project co-sponsored by The Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation. Joined by The Guardian and others partners to be announced, Covering Climate Now will bring journalists and news outlets together to dramatically improve how the media as a whole covers the climate crisis and its solutions.

The following is an abridged version of the conference keynote speech by iconic TV newsman Bill Moyers, as prepared for delivery. A video version of the speech is available here. See here for more about the Covering Climate Now project.

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Capitalism used to promise a better future. Can it still do that? | Richard Reeves
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:09 GMT
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The greatest challenges to capitalism come when that promise begins to be questioned

Capitalism is intrinsically futuristic. The ideas that underpin market economies a growth, accumulation, investment a express an unspoken assumption, that tomorrow will be different, and probably better, than today. The question that murmurs through markets is not aWhat is good?a or aWhat is faira, but: aWhatas new?a

This future orientation is one of the most striking hallmarks of modernity. Pre-capitalist societies looked to the past a to founding myths, old religions and ancestral lines. Capitalist societies look to the future a to new inventions, broader horizons and greater abundance. aOh, the places youall go!a is an urtext of market capitalism.

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White teachers like me should not be policing black pupilsa hair | Holly Rigby
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:59:18 GMT
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New research confirms what Iave seen as a teacher a many children with afro-textured hair face prejudice in UK schools

Last year, a 12-year-old student was forced to take legal action after he was threatened with suspension by his London school for wearing his hair in dreadlocks. More recently, a six-year-old was sent home from school for having a askin fadea, a common black hairstyle, because his primary school claimed it would adetract from learninga. Now, new research released by De Montfort University Leiceister has revealed that one in six children with afro-textured hair in the UK are having a bad experience with school hair policies.

Related: London school that told boy to cut off dreadlocks backs down

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I served in Northern Ireland. Itas clear that there should be no amnesty for veterans | David Benest
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:07 GMT
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Legal responsibility underpins everything our armed forces do. To depart from this is to forget Amritsar and Bloody Sunday

I had very little understanding of events in Northern Ireland while studying for my A-levels at a state grammar school in Guildford in 1972. My subsequent time at Sandhurst left me none the wiser. Entering military academy later that year, I assumed that I was embarking on a well-worn trail in the relationship between ethics and military duty. Of this I was quickly disabused.

A young atom' was a witness, a prosecutor, jury, judge, and if required, executioner, all in a matter of a split second

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Expecting me to explain racism is exploitative a thatas not my job | Afua Hirsch
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:09 GMT
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Participating in a recent TV debate left me angry, depressed and determined not to put up with this any more

I am a person who debates in public. Debate is good, debate is healthy. We can disagree. We can disagree and still love each other. Unless, as James Baldwin once said, your disagreement is rooted in my oppression, your denial of my humanity, my right to exist.

A reminder of this most salient of Baldwin quotes is one of almost 100,000 responses I received to a video I shared on social media a few days ago, which has subsequently been viewed 3 million times. The very public and communal way it has been consumed online is in perfect contrast to the very private and lonely way it was created. By me, sitting in a room, with colleagues on a Sky News debate show, who wanted to argue about an image that compared the newborn child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to a chimp, and the consequences for the person who posted it.

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John Dalyas buggy gives us a joyride in front of po-faced golf authorities
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:09 GMT
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Itas hard to escape the sense that the powers-that-be just feel someone like Daly makes the place untidy

News that the R&A is considering John Dalyas request for permission to use a buggy for Julyas Open at Royal Portrush has been met by a growing chorus of people saying that it shouldnat be. The argument seems to be that golf has worked hard not to be seen as something that fat middle-aged guys can win a I paraphrase slightly a and that Daly using a buggy would make a mockery of all that valuable progress, even though no one else would probably ever seek to do it. And even though that was one of the fun things about golf a which is, letas face it, still not the 100 metres final.

If you missed the background to all this, Daly went round last weekas US PGA Championship in a buggy, in which he had stashed the usual pack of fags and a McDonaldas cup. Owing to the osteoarthritis in a knee, he successfully applied under disability legislation. Alas, the decision was frowned upon by various bores, including Tiger Woods, who sniffed: aI walked with a broken leg a|a Which, for me, served as one of those bi-weekly reminders of how itas possible to love Woods and absolutely hate pretty much everything about him. I guess each man has his appetites to master, so it did make me wonder if Woods ever had sex with any of his cocktail waitresses with a broken leg. If so: well done, champ. Youare a real hero.

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Sloane Stephens: 'You should be scared of the living, not the dead'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:30:06 GMT
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Last yearas French Open finalist talks to Tumaini Carayol about death, illness, maturity and discovering the focus that has often eluded her

Sloane Stephens grew up surrounded by dead bodies. Her extended family owns a funeral home, so her formative years were spent in freezers filled with corpses, dressing bodies for funerals and driving the family hearses. She is banned from greeting mourners because she once cried in front of a group of them. She gleefully lists cremation and embalming as her interests. And, yes, she knows that she is strange.

When I asked the 2017 US Open champion earlier this year about living with death, her answer reflected her tendency to tackle serious subjects with irreverence: aA lot of people are scared of dead bodies but you canat be scared!a she said. aTheyare like the only thing you shouldnat be scared of because they canat do anything to you. You should be scared of the people walking around because you donat know whatas gonna happen, right?a

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England Cricket World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:45:19 GMT
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The hosts are, whisper it, among the favourites to lift the Cricket World Cup for the first time after a remarkable transformation but the burden of pressure is enormous

It has been a transformation akin to one of those TV architecture shows, where some utter carbuncle of a 1950s bungalow is dramatically turned into a modern family home that suddenly sits as the envy of the entire street.

Related: Bangladesh World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction

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Women's World Cup 2019: the complete guide to all the stadiums
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:04 GMT
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All you need to know about the nine venues for the tournament in France, including history lessons and the hitches along the way

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County Championship: Somerset v Warks, Lancs v Worcs and more a live!
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:40:09 GMT
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If, IF, Lancashire win this - they will have won their first three matches of the season for the first time this century. Also, the sun has gone in.

It is a bit insipid?

England's #CWC19 kit - it's a 1992 throwback! pic.twitter.com/kiQ1NNDXEm

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The English manager in charge of Taiwan's football team
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:38:24 GMT
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Three years ago Louis Lancaster was coaching youth players at Watford. Now he is taking Taiwan up the Fifa world rankings

By Chris Evans for The Set Pieces

It was the hardest decision of Louis Lancasteras life. The ambitious coach was on the cusp of starting an exciting new chapter of his career in Asia, but it would come at a price. For Lancaster to take up his new post as assistant manager at Chinese side Shanghai Shenxin, he would need to leave behind his seriously ill father. By jetting off to start his job, he knew he might never see his dad again.

aMy dad wasnat well when I left and I potentially wasnat going to see him again. So, I asked him: aWhat do you want me to do a do you want me to go?a He knew how passionate I am about football; he had introduced me to it. He said ayouave got to goa but I knew I might not see him again. I left on 12 July and my dad passed away on 2 August. I didnat even come back for my dadas funeral.a

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What is the longest gap between a league title win and European glory? | The Knowledge
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:21 GMT
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Plus: long-serving kit manufacturers, football on the big screen (part IIII) and clubs that compete in the most different sports

aThis seasonas Champions League final will be contested by two teams who have gone a combined 87 years without a domestic league trophy,a notes Paul Hawkins. aWhatas the longest ever gap between a team winning a domestic and a European title?a

Asgeir IngA3lfsson has very helpfully crunched the numbers and scoured the internet to bring us what we think is the definite answer on this one. aIn the European Cup/Champions League, Liverpool won it in 2005, 15 years after their last domestic championship a a record either they themselves (29 years and counting) or Tottenham (58 years and counting) will smash in Madrid. Although we did come really close to a team who had never won a league title claiming it with Leverkusen in the 2002 final.

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Floods in 2009 and 2015 were worst in Cumbria for centuries a study
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:06 GMT
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Analysis in north-west England linked to evidence of UKas vulnerability to climate crisis

The floods of 2009 and 2015 in north-west England were the worst for more than 550 years, according to groundbreaking analysis of lake sediment in the region.

Residents have long suspected that the devastating floods were the worst in living memory, but this confirmation a from an analysis of lake sediment layers a provides a unique window on to the history of flooding in one of the wettest parts of England, and reveals the global climate crisis.

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Three-quarters of food bought in UK hospitals is unhealthy, audit shows
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:14 GMT
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NHS staff, patients and visitors shun nutritious snacks in favour of crisps, sweets and cakes

Researchers have called for radical restrictions on junk food in UK hospitals after an audit of NHS health centres found that people overwhelmingly bought unhealthy snacks and drinks on the premises.

Three-quarters of the best-selling snacks in hospital cafes and canteens were rated as unhealthy, along with half of the most popular cold drinks, according to a report by the auditas authors.

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Plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers to be banned in England
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:06 GMT
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Government confirms ban on sale and use of items from April next year

Plastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April, the government has confirmed.

The move, which has been in the offing for more than a year, is hoped to vastly reduce the litter and other environmental impacts of the nearly 5bn plastic straws currently used each year in the UK, along with more than 300m plastic stirrers and close to 2bn cotton buds with plastic stems.

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UK inflation driven up by 'brutal' energy bills; Brexit woes hit pound - business live
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:42:31 GMT
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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as rising energy bills and air fares push the cost of living higher

Greybull Capital, the private equity firm which owned British Steel, is facing serious questions over the companyas collapse.

Greybull bought the business for APS1 in 2016, and have since taken millions out of the company in management fees.

A fortnight ago the government agreed a APS120m loan to cover British Steelas cost of buying carbon credits under an EU-scheme to limit emissions. At the time it seemed a respectable use of public money since the delay in the UKas exit from the EU meant the allocation of credits to all UK companies had been temporarily suspended.

But the FT later reported that Greybull had already sold surplus allocations in what appeared to be an a badly timed trade. Other UK steel producers, note, have not asked for loans to get over the permit obstacle. Again, there is an issue of trust with Greybull.

Related: Who are the villains of the British Steel crisis? | Nils Pratley

Devi Shah, Partner at law firm Mayer Brown, hopes that some jobs at British Steel can be saved:

The immediate priority will be to seek a buyer, and secure the future of as many employees as possible, especially since this is an area where options for those affected will be limited, and the repercussions are likely to be felt across the region.

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Body Shop and Aesop owner close to buying Avon in APS1.58bn deal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:42:38 GMT
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Brazilas Natura CosmA(c)ticos reportedly expected to swoop on doorstep-selling firm

The Brazilian owner of the Body Shop has agreed to buy Avon Products in a deal that values the US cosmetics company at more than $2bn (APS1.58bn), according to reports.

Natura CosmA(c)ticos was expected to announce the takeover as early as Wednesday, the Financial Times reported. After the deal, Natura would control more than three-quarters of the combined group. The remaining shares would be owned by Avon shareholders.

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Indonesia riots: six dead after protesters clash with troops over election result
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:11:22 GMT
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Mobs set fire to vehicles in Jakarta after supporters of Prabowo Subianto, who lost the vote, took to the streets

Six people are dead and more than 200 are injured, according to Jakartaas governor, after protesters clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital following the release of official election results.

National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said protests by supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate turned violent late on Tuesday and continued through the night. Police said they had arrested 20 aprovocateursa.

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Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:20 GMT
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Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might aput a target on the heada of medical workers

The UK has agreed not to publicly disclose how much funding has been allocated to the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following warnings this might put those responding to the outbreak at risk.

Harriett Baldwin, minister of state for Africa, said the Congolese government had asked for these details not to be made public over fears this will put aa target on the head of some of the respondersa.

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US 'could blacklist' Chinese surveillance kit firm Hikvision
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:59:18 GMT
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Reports stoke fears that two biggest economies are on edge of full-blown tech cold war

The US is reportedly considering restricting Hikvision, a Chinese surveillance equipment provider active in Xinjiang, from buying US components, escalating already tense ties between the worldas two largest economies.

According to the New York Times, the US commerce department is considering placing Hikvision on a trade blacklist that would require US companies to obtain government approval before supplying it with components.

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First images emerge from New Zealand's Pike river mine
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:37:35 GMT
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Pictures show a lot of groundwater has seeped into the mine since 2010 disaster that killed 29

The first images from inside the New Zealandas Pike river mine, where an explosion killed 29 men nearly nine years ago, have been released.

The shots were taken as a three-person re-entry crew broke through the 88cm concrete seal on Tuesday at the mineas opening to start the process of gathering evidence on what caused New Zealandas worst mining disaster since 1914. The bodies of the 29 victims remain in the mine.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'd be 'hard pressed' to back Biden in primary
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:35:11 GMT
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Bernie Sanders appears to be the favorite to secure Ocasio-Cortezas prized endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive US congresswoman and social media sensation, has said she would be ahard presseda to endorse the frontrunner, Joe Biden, in the Democratic presidential primary.

The statement is the latest sign of the leftas apathy towards the former vice-president, who has surged ahead of the Senator Bernie Sanders and other rivals in recent polls.

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Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:26:06 GMT
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Taro Kono a or is it Kono Taro? a says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalents

Japanas foreign minister will ask international media organisations to use the family name first when writing Japanese names a as is customary in the Japanese language a in an attempt to reverse a century of linguistic convention.

Taro Kono a or perhaps that should be Kono Taro a said foreign media should follow the same practice they use when reporting on other Asian countries where the family name traditionally comes first, followed by their given name. As an example, he said Japanas prime minister, Shinzo Abe, should in future be written as Abe Shinzo.

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Wheatus: how we made Teenage Dirtbag
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:04:03 GMT
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aI wanted it to sound like Metallica and AC/DC from the waist up and Public Enemy from the waist downa

Iad had the riff in my head since college. I wrote Teenage Dirtbag lying on a futon staring at the ceiling in a rented apartment on Long Island, New York. The song is fictional, but has a bit of scenery from my childhood.

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After Game of Thrones: what on Westeros should we do now?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:18:36 GMT
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The end of GoT isnat just the end of a show. Itas the end of gorging ourselves silly, collectively. Will anything ever fill this buzz vacuum?

In the dying days of Game of Thrones, itas fair to say that HBO got a little needy. With the palpable flopsweat of a soon-to-be-dumped lover, it broke its back showing everyone all the other great shows they could watch if only they stayed subscribed.

Like richly-drawn prestige ensembles? Big Little Lies is coming back, this time with Meryl Streep! Like snow and magic? Look, itas His Dark Materials! Like Westworld? No, of course you donat, nobody likes Westworld. But hereas a trailer for season three, and it doesnat even look like Westworld any more! It looks like a cool new Aaron Paul drama. See? We can change. Donat leave us. Weall do anything you want.

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Top 10 books about angry women
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:30:12 GMT
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Stories of female rage were for centuries often stifled or spun. From Euripides to Jean Rhys, Stephen King to Gillian Flynn, here are some of the exceptions

We are angry. If the last two years have taught us anything, itas that. Thereas a quiet rage, simmering and unspoken, among women a an anger thatas been encoded in our private conversations, the words we choose and looks we exchange; a language that only we know how to use.

While I was working on my novel, The Furies a a book about obsession, witchcraft, and murder a I hadnat quite realised the extent of it. But it was unavoidable: the young women at the core of my book were simmering with a desire to take revenge on the men who wronged them. To feel the power they knew they had, if only they could seize it.

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The Ministry of Truth by Dorian Lynskey review a what inspired Orwell's masterpiece?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:30:05 GMT
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When Trump took office, sales of Nineteen Eighty-Four increased by 9,500%. This astute study locates the origins of the novel and traces its life within pop culture

Most Orwell biography is, at heart, an exercise in teleology: a reverse journey through his life and times that begins with the achievement of Nineteen Eighty-Four and then works backwards, in an attempt to establish exactly what it was about the intervening years that impelled him to write it in the way that he did. In this highly astute study, Dorian Lynskey locates the origins of the novel a now celebrating its 70th anniversary a in the six months its author spent in the first half of 1937 fighting on the republican side in the Spanish civil war.

It was here in Catalonia, Lynskey argues, that the stanchions of Big Brotheras nightmare world a the disregard for objective truth, the rewriting of the past and the routine suppression of dissent a slid inexorably into place. And, as he makes clear, the aSpanish Beansa that Orwell spilled in his essay of 1942 affected their spiller personally. Having enrolled in the Trotskyist Poum militia rather than the Marxist International Brigades, he was immediately suspect: when the war descended into faction fighting and the Soviet hit-squads arrived in Barcelona, he barely escaped with his life. If the corruption of the left is such a feature of his later writing it is because he was a victim of it himself.

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South East Water unearths a serious electrical problem
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:26 GMT
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It has warned that fitting a meter could break electrical earthing to my home

I need help with an issue that could potentially leave my home and many others lethally unsafe.

South East Water is fitting a water meter to my home and others. It has a right to do that a I live in a water-stressed part of the country. However, itas stated that the installation may break electrical earthing if the water main is used as the primary earth in a customeras home.

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Token ethnic friends: how pop culture taught me I was support, not the lead | Zoya Patel
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:27:16 GMT
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The films and TV shows Zoya Patel loved growing up were a consistent reminder that areal life only happens to white peoplea

Remember that seminal scene from 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You, when Cameron first sees Bianca?

Sheas walking through the school quadrangle, ruminating on whether one acan ever just be whelmeda. According to the camera angle, sheas the focus of our attention. But look to the right of Bianca. Who do you see? Thatas right, her best friend Chastity.

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How Stockholm became the city of work-life balance
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:08 GMT
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With flexible hours the norm, and almost two yearsa parental leave for every child, Swedenas capital boasts a happy and efficient workforce. What can other cities learn?

It is 3.30pm, and the first workers begin to trickle out of the curved glass headquarters of the Stockholm IT giant Ericsson.

John Langared, a 30-year-old programmer, is hurrying to pick up his daughter from school. He has her at home every other week, so tends to alternate short hours one week with long hours the next.

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Andy Haldane: aWe have allowed the voluntary sector to withera | Patrick Butler
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:30:08 GMT
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Civil society will be crucial in the technological age, says the Bank of Englandas chief economist. We must rebuild it

Much of the discussion of the fourth industrial revolution relates to the disruptive impact of artificial intelligence, robotics, biotech, and big data on the world of work and business. It could lead to huge gains in productivity, wealth creation and human happiness. Equally, it may kill millions of jobs, fuel social tensions, and widen inequality. Civil societyas place in this massive societal shake-out, reckons Andy Haldane, is relatively unexplored a but it will be profound.

Related: Worrying about robots stealing our jobs? How silly | Simon Jenkins

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Hadrianas Wallas early visitors would have taken a selfie if they could - and we should too
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:08 GMT
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A section of the wall is falling down, but letas not be so quick to blame tourists for its crumbling state

Ever in search of moral panic, the Daily Mail has reported that an excess of tourists taking selfies on Hadrianas Wall has caused a portion of it to collapse. Sadly for this theory, the National Trust, which cares for the stretch of wall in question, says there is no evidence the damage has been caused by selfie-takers.

Erosion, weather and invasive plant species are the most likely culprits, and restoration work will be shortly under way to renovate this section of early-20th-century wall-building. Nevertheless, says the National Trust, please donat walk on the wall, but alongside it.

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Does your work help improve lives? Enter the Guardian Public Service Awards 2019
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:23 GMT
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Last yearas winners provide a aray of lighta to inspire new entrants, say judges. This year there are 12 categories for which teams and individuals can apply

We were on a high for such a long time a| I donat think weave come down from that.a Neither Rachel Foster nor the rest of the Cheshire West and Chester library service team expected to win the Guardianas Public Service Awards 2018. The team had been far too impressed by the standards of the other entries that had also been shortlisted for a transformation award. aWe were really proud to even be considered among them, let alone win,a says Foster, who is the councilas senior library services manager.

At the ceremony in November, Foster and her colleagues were recognised for transforming their boroughas library service through the launch of Storyhouse, a vibrant multipurpose community centre. The APS37m complex comprises a library, theatre and cinema all under one roof. Itas the only centre of its kind in the UK, and it landed Fosteras team two Guardian awards, including that of overall best public service.

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aMy headteacher said: aStop crying a you got into Oxford!aa
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:59:07 GMT
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An estimated 12% of children in care go on to university a compared with 49% of the general population. Three who made it explain how

When Sophia Alexandra Hall received the response to her application for the University of Oxford in 2015, she opened it in front of everyone at her school. aI ran into the canteen and burst into tears,a she says. aI was sobbing, and I remember my headteacher saying: aStop crying a you got into Oxford!a No one at social services believed me.a As a care leaver, the odds of Hall making it to university, let alone Oxford, were very slim.

As of 31 March 2018, 75,420 children were living in the care system in England. When I lived in childrenas homes in Oldham 15 years ago, some care staff were content with children choosing PlayStations over the classroom, and it felt as if they were apathetic to our wellbeing in general. Things havenat changed much. In September 2018, social care inspectors found that children from a privately managed care home in the town would regularly abscond, were involved in acounty linesa drug running and had aminimal engagementa with education.

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Politeness costs nothing, but it may stop people understanding you
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:18 GMT
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Researchers looking at a Q&A website found well-mannered answers were popular with the questioner even if they didnat make sense

Does it always pay to be polite? Dear reader, the answer very much depends. Academics in the US have analysed hundreds of thousands of answers on the Q&A website Stack Exchange, where users ask such vital questions as: aWhat is to the west of Westeros?a and aAre there any German nonsense poems?a They discovered that polite answers are more highly rated by the asker, something that determines how prominently they are displayed. But they may not actually be the most clear, authoritative or helpful.

The measure the researchers used was a simple one: the frequency of the first-person pronouns aIa and awea versus the second person ayoua. This may not seem like an obvious proxy for politeness, but it works. According to linguistic theory, being addressed directly, while it improves clarity, is often perceived as a aface-threatening acta a something that imposes on the addressee and may feel too much like a barked order. You (forgive me) can see this in the many strategies used by languages around the world to avoid directness. In Farsi, for example, a polite alternative to ayoua (shoma) is the rather more indirect ayour presencea (hozuretan). In Japanese, the bare pronoun is usually avoided, and a personas name or title plus an honorific suffix is used instead.

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Internal emails reveal how the chemical lobby fights regulation
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:08 GMT
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Messages to the Environmental Protection Agency from lobbyists show tactic of sowing doubt in science, critics say

Jayne DePotter spent almost a decade making her Michigan jewelry studio a second home for young artists seeking direction, seniors looking to exercise their hands and minds and new immigrants in search of community.

And then she started to get sick. First came the brain fog, then the painful kidney and bladder symptoms.

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US investigating possible Assad chemical attack in Syria
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:07:56 GMT
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State department says it will respond aquickly and appropriatelya if claims proven

The US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may again be using chemical weapons in its attritional offensive to recapture the last rebel-held pocket of the country, warning the use of any such weapons would incur retaliatory measures from Washington and its allies.

The alleged attack occurred on Sunday on the border of Idlib province, where in recent weeks the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has stepped up an air and ground campaign that has killed at least 150 people and displaced more than 200,000 from their homes.

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Revealed: 21,000 US women order abortion pills online in past six months
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:04 GMT
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Three-quarters of mail order requests came from states with strict anti-abortion laws

Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online in the past six months, according to figures that highlight the escalating difficulty in accessing safe abortions on the ground.

Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women requested abortion medication between October 2018 and March this year from the charity Aid Access. Between a third and a half of the women who made the requests were then sent abortion pills in the mail. The majority of the recipients live in states with hostile abortion policies.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she'd be 'hard pressed' to back Biden in primary
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:35:11 GMT
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Bernie Sanders appears to be the favorite to secure Ocasio-Cortezas prized endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive US congresswoman and social media sensation, has said she would be ahard presseda to endorse the frontrunner, Joe Biden, in the Democratic presidential primary.

The statement is the latest sign of the leftas apathy towards the former vice-president, who has surged ahead of the Senator Bernie Sanders and other rivals in recent polls.

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US 'could blacklist' Chinese surveillance kit firm Hikvision
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:59:18 GMT
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Reports stoke fears that two biggest economies are on edge of full-blown tech cold war

The US is reportedly considering restricting Hikvision, a Chinese surveillance equipment provider active in Xinjiang, from buying US components, escalating already tense ties between the worldas two largest economies.

According to the New York Times, the US commerce department is considering placing Hikvision on a trade blacklist that would require US companies to obtain government approval before supplying it with components.

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Michael Gove refuses to confirm Brexit bill vote will go ahead
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:52:38 GMT
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Environment secretary says it is time to reflect on Mayas anew deala and consider all options

Michael Gove has refused to confirm Theresa May will bring forward her withdrawal bill as planned in the first week of June after MPs from across the political spectrum rejected her 10-point anew deala.

The environment secretary, who supports Mayas deal, said it was a time to areflecta and consider the options, raising the prospect that the prime minister would have to pull the vote.

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Indonesia riots: six dead after protesters clash with troops over election result
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:11:22 GMT
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Mobs set fire to vehicles in Jakarta after supporters of Prabowo Subianto, who lost the vote, took to the streets

Six people are dead and more than 200 are injured, according to Jakartaas governor, after protesters clashed with security forces and set fire to a police dormitory and vehicles in the Indonesian capital following the release of official election results.

National Police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said protests by supporters of an unsuccessful presidential candidate turned violent late on Tuesday and continued through the night. Police said they had arrested 20 aprovocateursa.

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Climate crisis more politically polarizing than abortion for US voters, study finds
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:03 GMT
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Democrats ranked global heating as the third most important issue on their list, while Republican voters ranked it last in a Yale poll

Surging concern among Americans about an overheating planet has done little to shift a political polarization that has now reached a stunning extreme: climate breakdown divides Democrats and Republicans even more than abortion does.

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Natalie Portman criticises 'creepy' Moby over 'disturbing' account of friendship
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:16:27 GMT
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Musician says in memoir the pair dated, but Portman disputes account, saying amy recollection is a much older man being creepy with mea

Natalie Portman has criticised Moby for a avery disturbinga account of their friendship in his new memoir Then It Fell Apart.

In the book, the musician, now 53, claims the pair dated when he was 33 and Portman was 20, after she met him backstage in Austin, Texas. He recounts going to parties in New York with her, and to see her at Harvard University, akissing under the centuries-old oak trees. At midnight she brought me to her dorm room and we lay down next to each other on her small bed. After she fell asleep I carefully extracted myself from her arms and took a taxi back to my hotel.a He says that he then struggled with anxiety about their relationship: aIt wanted one thing: for me to be alone a| nothing triggered my panic attacks more than getting close to a woman I cared about.a Later, he writes: aFor a few weeks I had tried to be Natalieas boyfriend, but it hadnat worked out,a writing that she called to tell him she had met someone else.

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Is modern life poisoning me? I took the tests to find out
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:07 GMT
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We are exposed to synthetic chemicals in plastics, cosmetics and food every day. Could it be making us toxic? Our environment reporter was tested for over 1,530 chemicals to find out

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Sitting on a plastic chair in a small office, Iam wearing medical scrubs rolled up to my knees and I have an X-ray machine strapped to my shin.

The machine is scanning my bones for lead as an expert monitors readings streaming on to a screen.

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Explained: the toxic threat in everyday products, from toys to plastic
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:05 GMT
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Thousands of potentially harmful chemicals are in products ranging from toys to plastic and carpets in the US

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Synthetic chemicals are in nearly everything we touch and consume. But some chemicals can be potentially harmful and a number of experts are anxious about possible long-term health effects of our everyday exposure. They say US regulations could be stronger.

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aI want justicea: a year on, family of Guatemalan woman shot dead in Texas wait for answers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:11 GMT
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A 20-year-old woman from Guatemala was shot in the head by a border patrol agent in Rio Bravo, Texas, just minutes after crossing the border

Every Monday morning, after their two youngest daughters go to school, Gilberto GA3mez and Lidia GonzA!lez trek to a brightly colored hillside cemetery to lay fresh flowers at their eldest daughteras grave.

aClaudia Patricia GA3mez GonzA!lez died in the United States on 23 May 2018 searching for the American dream a| your death has left an emptiness in our homea, reads the engraving on the tombstone.

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Need a college graduation ticket? There's a black market for that
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:09 GMT
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Tickets for New York Universityas 2019 commencement ceremony are being advertised for as much as $250

Itas graduation season in the United States, which means lots of caps, gowns, pomp and circumstance, corny speeches, selfies a and an underground trade in graduation tickets to top off the celebrations.

Many colleges and universities limit the number of people who can attend a graduation ceremony, providing students with tickets to the event they can distribute to friends and family. These tickets are often transferable, meaning someone can give a ticket to a friend who needs an extra seat. But this also means that students can sell their tickets a though banned by most schools a to get some extra cash.

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Pacific Ocean coup: how Ronald Reagan helped bury a Beach Boy at sea
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:07 GMT
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The US president had promised the band that if they ever needed his help, he would be on hand. So when Dennis Wilson died, he started making some calls

Minutes after sunset on 4 January 1984, the body of Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson entered the Pacific Ocean from the deck of a US Coast Guard ship.

For civilians, burials at sea happen only with approval from a vice admiral or higher authority. That authority, in Wilsonas case, was also one of the biggest Beach Boys fans in America: the former California governor and then US president Ronald Reagan. His intervention appears to be the only time a president ever waded into funereal matters, and now, for the first time, unpublished records obtained from the Reagan Library, the National Archives and the Coast Guard provide a glimpse into the presidentas unprecedented overture.

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Saturday Night Live: the 10 best sketches from the 44th season
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:06 GMT
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From an unlikely bodega musical to the return of Opera Man, a patchy season still brought with it some hilarious moments

Saturday Night Live finished its 44th season this past weekend a which means itas time to look back at the periodas best moments. If thereas anything to be gleaned from this highly subjective list, itas that the show is at its best when avoiding political and pop culture headlines (which, to be fair, no one seems up to the task of adequately satirizing any more), and instead focusing on weirdness and idiosyncrasy.

Related: Saturday Night Live finale: Baldwin-Trump sings Queen and panics Pence

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The US allows 1,300 chemicals banned by Europe to be used in cosmetics. Why?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:07 GMT
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A long list of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the EU are legally allowed in the US due to historically relaxed regulations

A brief but telling piece of legislation was put forward in Connecticut in January. Just three lines in length, the bill calls for any cosmetics in the state to ameet the chemical safety standards established by the European Uniona.

The move, unlikely to be made law, is the latest signal of mounting anguish over the enfeebled regulation of everyday products in the US compared with European countries. Across a span of cosmetics, including makeup, toothpaste and shampoo, to items ranging from household cleaners to fruit juice to cheese, hundreds of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the EU are legally allowed in the US.

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From lipstick to burgers: how our lives have become so chemical dependent
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:09 GMT
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The start of the suburban sprawl changed the US into a nation of voracious consumers, and the chemical industry responded by creating products to meet those demands

My students sometimes ask me why in the United States there are cancer-causing ingredients in their cosmetics, or neurotoxins in their mattresses. Or hormone disruptors, and prescription drugs, in their drinking water.

I always answer by chalking out a map of the country, and its grid of 48,000 miles of interstate highways that were constructed after the second world war. The roads were initially conceived as a defense against foreign invasion, I tell them. But the unintended consequences include a host of major environmental and health problems we are only now beginning to understand, from climate change and species extinction to cancer.

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What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of World War II? | Bill Moyers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:08 GMT
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In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same way

Today marks the official launch of Covering Climate Now, a project co-sponsored by The Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation. Joined by The Guardian and others partners to be announced, Covering Climate Now will bring journalists and news outlets together to dramatically improve how the media as a whole covers the climate crisis and its solutions.

The following is an abridged version of the conference keynote speech by iconic TV newsman Bill Moyers, as prepared for delivery. A video version of the speech is available here. See here for more about the Covering Climate Now project.

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Capitalism used to promise a better future. Can it still do that? | Richard Reeves
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:09 GMT
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The greatest challenges to capitalism come when that promise begins to be questioned

Capitalism is intrinsically futuristic. The ideas that underpin market economies a growth, accumulation, investment a express an unspoken assumption, that tomorrow will be different, and probably better, than today. The question that murmurs through markets is not aWhat is good?a or aWhat is faira, but: aWhatas new?a

This future orientation is one of the most striking hallmarks of modernity. Pre-capitalist societies looked to the past a to founding myths, old religions and ancestral lines. Capitalist societies look to the future a to new inventions, broader horizons and greater abundance. aOh, the places youall go!a is an urtext of market capitalism.

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Expecting me to explain racism is exploitative a thatas not my job | Afua Hirsch
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:09 GMT
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Participating in a recent TV debate left me angry, depressed and determined not to put up with this any more

I am a person who debates in public. Debate is good, debate is healthy. We can disagree. We can disagree and still love each other. Unless, as James Baldwin once said, your disagreement is rooted in my oppression, your denial of my humanity, my right to exist.

A reminder of this most salient of Baldwin quotes is one of almost 100,000 responses I received to a video I shared on social media a few days ago, which has subsequently been viewed 3 million times. The very public and communal way it has been consumed online is in perfect contrast to the very private and lonely way it was created. By me, sitting in a room, with colleagues on a Sky News debate show, who wanted to argue about an image that compared the newborn child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to a chimp, and the consequences for the person who posted it.

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Sloane Stephens: 'You should be scared of the living, not the dead'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:30:06 GMT
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Last yearas French Open finalist talks to Tumaini Carayol about death, illness, maturity and discovering the focus that has often eluded her

Sloane Stephens grew up surrounded by dead bodies. Her extended family owns a funeral home, so her formative years were spent in freezers filled with corpses, dressing bodies for funerals and driving the family hearses. She is banned from greeting mourners because she once cried in front of a group of them. She gleefully lists cremation and embalming as her interests. And, yes, she knows that she is strange.

When I asked the 2017 US Open champion earlier this year about living with death, her answer reflected her tendency to tackle serious subjects with irreverence: aA lot of people are scared of dead bodies but you canat be scared!a she said. aTheyare like the only thing you shouldnat be scared of because they canat do anything to you. You should be scared of the people walking around because you donat know whatas gonna happen, right?a

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Do the USA women need to win the World Cup to win it all?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:06 GMT
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The World Cup and an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation will coalesce into a summer of the highest stakes for the USWNT

When the US womenas national team takes the field in France in June, they will be fighting for their football lives on the worldas biggest stage. But off the field, an even bigger battle will be plodding along: the playersa lawsuit over equal pay.

The Womenas World Cup kicks off next month and an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation will coalesce into a summer of the highest stakes for the USWNT.

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Is John Bolton trying to drive Trump to war with Iran? a podcast
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 02:00:17 GMT
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Donald Trumpas national security adviser, John Bolton, was a key architect of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Now he is stoking tensions with Iran. Julian Borger describes how the standoff could get out of control. Also today: Katharine Viner on how the Guardian is updating its language when reporting on the climate crisis

John Bolton, who has been called athe most dangerous man in the worlda, was not Donald Trumpas first pick for his national security adviser. But after a series of resignations, he was plucked from a life of Fox News appearances to reprise his career as the foremost military hawk in the US. Now he has his sights set on Iran and has pushed for a buildup of US military assets in the Gulf.

The Guardianas world affairs editor, Julian Borger, tells Anushka Asthana that as tensions rise, so do the chances of an accidental a or deliberate a escalation towards war. The echoes of the drumbeat to war in Iraq in 2003 are all too apparent, and it was Boltonas role in that crisis that prompted a Guardian columnist to attempt to make a citizenas arrest of him in the tranquil surroundings of the Hay literary festival in 2008. George Monbiot describes how he came out second best from that encounter.

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Wheatus: how we made Teenage Dirtbag
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:04:03 GMT
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aI wanted it to sound like Metallica and AC/DC from the waist up and Public Enemy from the waist downa

Iad had the riff in my head since college. I wrote Teenage Dirtbag lying on a futon staring at the ceiling in a rented apartment on Long Island, New York. The song is fictional, but has a bit of scenery from my childhood.

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Aladdin review a live-action remake really takes flight
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:09 GMT
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Guy Ritchieas adaptation is lively, colourful and genuinely funny a making only judicious tweaks to the original, itas thankfully not a whole new world

The scimitars are out for Disneyas live-action Aladdin, what with the enduring fondness for the original (not least Robin Williamsa Genie) and the botched unveiling of Will Smith as his successor in an early trailer that presented him as a creepy, half-naked blue guy from the uncanny valley. Director and co-writer Guy Ritchie is hardly a seal of quality these days, either, following flops The Man from UNCLE and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. But sheathe your weapons because this new Aladdin is actually great fun. It is far from perfect, but where many recent fantasias have crumpled under the weight of their special effects (Tim Burtonas Dumbo, for one), this one really takes flight. It is lively, colourful and genuinely funny, and doesnat break what didnat need fixing about the original. As one character remarks of Aladdinas early attempts at romance: itas aclumsy but in a charming sort of waya.

Any Hollywood movie set in a fantasy Arab kingdom is going to have its issues, but Disney has sought to avoid the ethnic stereotyping that marred its 1992 animation. For starters, the cast are brown-skinned actors (all the voice actors in the original were white). Egyptian-Canadian Mena Massoud brings the requisite roguish charm to Aladdin himself, the street rat with a heart of gold, Princess Jasmine is played by Naomi Scott, a British actor of Indian descent, and Dutch-Tunisian Marwan Kenzari is the villain Jafar. Thereas also a European prince, played by Billy Magnussen, whoas treated more like a recurring gag.

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San Francisco boasts world's highest salaries amid rising homelessness
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:01:29 GMT
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Deutsche Bankas Mapping the Worldas Prices 2019 shows the city climbed a astunninga seven places for salary over the past five years

Stock market gadflies were predicting a wealth boom to strike San Francisco this year, with several big-name tech companies set to enter the public market. But according to Deutsche Bank, the city is already there.

San Francisco beat out all other world cities for having the highest salaries and most disposable income, according to Deutsche Bankas aMapping the Worldas Prices 2019a survey a and thatas even after taking into account the notoriously high rent.

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UK inflation driven up by 'brutal' energy bills; Brexit woes hit pound - business live
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:15:22 GMT
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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as rising energy bills and air fares push the cost of living higher

Devi Shah, Partner at law firm Mayer Brown, hopes that some jobs at British Steel can be saved:

The immediate priority will be to seek a buyer, and secure the future of as many employees as possible, especially since this is an area where options for those affected will be limited, and the repercussions are likely to be felt across the region.

British Steelas collapse is the biggest industrial insolvency since Rover in 2005, says Freddy Khalastchi, business recovery partner at accountancy firm Menzies LLP.

He fears the worst for the company...

aUnfortunately, the writing has been on the wall for some time and the business has been struggling to compete in a market flooded by cheap imports from China. The business has also experienced a slump in orders due to Brexit.

aIn the past we might have expected the Government to intervene to protect a major industrial employer and key supplier to the UK defence sector. However, we are in uncertain times and it is not clear whether it will be possible to tap into Brexit mitigation funds in this case. The fact that British Steel recently borrowed more than APS100m from the Government to pay an EU carbon bill and avoid further fines also suggests further intervention may be unlikely.

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Eco-friendly ending: Washington state is first to allow human composting
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:19:17 GMT
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Legislation would let facilities offer anatural organic reductiona which turns a body into about two wheelbarrowsa worth of soil

Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt.

Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.

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British Steel enters insolvency after rescue talks with government fail
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:32:17 GMT
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Steelmaker directly employs 5,000 people and thousands more in the supply chain

British Steel has entered insolvency, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and endangering thousands more in the supply chain after talks with the UK government failed to reach an agreement on emergency funding.

The business secretary, Greg Clark, issued a statement on Wednesday following confirmation that the court has granted an application by the directors of British Steel to enter an insolvency process.

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22 arrested across Europe in swoop on 'dangerous drug gang'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:40:45 GMT
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Europol says group was involved in drug and cigarette trafficking and assassinations

Police have arrested 22 suspects in an operation across five countries that dismantled one of Europeas top criminal groups behind drug trafficking and assassinations, the EUas police agency has said.

The operation, codenamed Icebreaker, which took place last week, led to the arrest of the 48-year-old Lithuanian alleged ringleader in Spain and other suspects in Poland, Lithuania, Spain and Britain, Europol said.

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Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:20 GMT
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Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might aput a target on the heada of medical workers

The UK has agreed not to publicly disclose how much funding has been allocated to the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following warnings this might put those responding to the outbreak at risk.

Harriett Baldwin, minister of state for Africa, said the Congolese government had asked for these details not to be made public over fears this will put aa target on the head of some of the respondersa.

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Body Shop and Aesop owner close to buying Avon in APS1.58bn deal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:42:38 GMT
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Brazilas Natura CosmA(c)ticos reportedly expected to swoop on doorstep-selling firm

The Brazilian owner of the Body Shop has agreed to buy Avon Products in a deal that values the US cosmetics company at more than $2bn (APS1.58bn), according to reports.

Natura CosmA(c)ticos was expected to announce the takeover as early as Wednesday, the Financial Times reported. After the deal, Natura would control more than three-quarters of the combined group. The remaining shares would be owned by Avon shareholders.

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Last name first, first name last: Japan minister tells foreign media to get it right
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:26:06 GMT
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Taro Kono a or is it Kono Taro? a says journalists should treat Japanese politicians the same as their Chinese or South Korean equivalents

Japanas foreign minister will ask international media organisations to use the family name first when writing Japanese names a as is customary in the Japanese language a in an attempt to reverse a century of linguistic convention.

Taro Kono a or perhaps that should be Kono Taro a said foreign media should follow the same practice they use when reporting on other Asian countries where the family name traditionally comes first, followed by their given name. As an example, he said Japanas prime minister, Shinzo Abe, should in future be written as Abe Shinzo.

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Politeness costs nothing, but it may stop people understanding you
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:18 GMT
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Researchers looking at a Q&A website found well-mannered answers were popular with the questioner even if they didnat make sense

Does it always pay to be polite? Dear reader, the answer very much depends. Academics in the US have analysed hundreds of thousands of answers on the Q&A website Stack Exchange, where users ask such vital questions as: aWhat is to the west of Westeros?a and aAre there any German nonsense poems?a They discovered that polite answers are more highly rated by the asker, something that determines how prominently they are displayed. But they may not actually be the most clear, authoritative or helpful.

The measure the researchers used was a simple one: the frequency of the first-person pronouns aIa and awea versus the second person ayoua. This may not seem like an obvious proxy for politeness, but it works. According to linguistic theory, being addressed directly, while it improves clarity, is often perceived as a aface-threatening acta a something that imposes on the addressee and may feel too much like a barked order. You (forgive me) can see this in the many strategies used by languages around the world to avoid directness. In Farsi, for example, a polite alternative to ayoua (shoma) is the rather more indirect ayour presencea (hozuretan). In Japanese, the bare pronoun is usually avoided, and a personas name or title plus an honorific suffix is used instead.

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Boom to bust: faded smalltown America aA in pictures
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:11 GMT
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Niko J Kallianiotis travelled through the main streets of Pennsylvania to photograph athe silhouette of what once wasa now the coal industry has gone

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Chelsea flower show 2019: this year's top garden trends
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:59:08 GMT
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From embracing buttercups to candy-coloured planting, these are the highlights of this yearas show

Green was the dominant theme at Chelsea, literally and metaphorically. Main Avenue, home to the major show gardens, was awash with broad-leaved trees among a calming palette of green, pale yellow and white flowers, including swathes of cow parsley, euphorbias and meadowsweet. Andy Sturgeonas M&G garden was a masterclass in the green sanctuary: echo the look in your own garden by underplanting a hornbeam, elder or field maple with the green-flowered Mathiasella bupleuroides, marsh spurge (Euphorbia palustris), Californian poppy aIvory Castlea and airy grass Melica altissima aAlbaa. For shadier spots, try an angelica (A. archangelica) underplanted with pachysandra and rodgersias.

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Police hunt road rage suspect who assaulted 80-year-old who asked him to slow down as he crossed road
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:35:50 GMT
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'Blood smuggling agents' helping Chinese parents get banned gender testing in Hong Kong
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:32:43 GMT
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London theatre: the best plays and shows on now
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:31:01 GMT
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The 15 best Premier League free transfers available this summer and where they might go
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:23:49 GMT
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Tottenham vs Liverpool, Champions League final 2019: What date is the game, where is it and what are the latest odds?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:13:31 GMT
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Chelsea Flower Show 2019: dates, tickets, transport advice and the best day to go
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:12:28 GMT
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How to watch the Champions League final 2019: TV channel and streaming options
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:12:10 GMT
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Cricket World Cup 2019 squads: Full list of players involved ahead of 50-over tournament
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 10:10:19 GMT
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Boko Haram adopts 'hearts and minds' strategy in Nigeria a inspired by Isil
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:00 GMT
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European elections 2019: Full list of MEP candidatesA
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:24:21 GMT
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European elections 2019: When does the UK vote - and when do we find out the results?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:36:56 GMT
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'Super-crops' win gold at Chelsea for charity backed by the Duchess of Sussex
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:00 GMT
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Court rules Virginia Uber driver is Somali war criminal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:35:33 GMT
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Natalie Portman: Moby was a creepy old man with an inappropriate interest in me
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:00:00 GMT
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UK won't reveal how much aid it has given for the Ebola response a to protect health workers
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:22:58 GMT
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Today's horse racing tips: NAP and NB for Wednesday, May 22nd
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:30:00 GMT
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Backlash as Trump set to shun tradition with his own ringside seat at sumo tournament in Japan
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:02:22 GMT
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review: Tarantino's ode to pre-Manson LA is pure movie-world intoxication
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:56:06 GMT
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The best budget hotels in Edinburgh, from designer studios to grand mansions at an affordable price
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:45:00 GMT
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The world's 50 best honeymoon hotels and destinations
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:45:00 GMT
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48 hours in . . . Malaga, an insider guide to the cultural gateway to AndalucAa
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:45:00 GMT
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40 years on from my disastrous wedding night, I've found there is much to love about Monkey Island
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:32:32 GMT
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Chelsea vs Arsenal, Europa League final 2019: What date is it, what time is kick-off and what are the latest odds?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:38:33 GMT
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Aston Villa vs Derby County, Championship play-off final 2019: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:34:08 GMT
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Rocketman, review: Elton John movie a heart-racing, toe-tapping, deliriously entertaining triumph
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:32:21 GMT
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Washington becomes first US state to allow human bodies to be turned into compost
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:11:28 GMT
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'Visibility of womenas sport is key but avoid the fluffy promotion'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT
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How to vote for your MEP in the European elections
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:59:57 GMT
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Whatas on TV tonight: Summer of Rockets, The Virtues, Mum and more
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:44:49 GMT
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Stormzy should be taught in schools instead of Mozart to prevent exclusions, charity urges
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:22:06 GMT
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Exclusive interview with Belinda Bencic: 'It's always easier against higher-ranked players - I can just relax and play my game'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Is your sunscreen 'safe'? What you need to know about protecting yourself from the sun this summer
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:01:03 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Environmental Working Group says many sunscreens on the market today provide inferior protection or contain potentially harmful chemicals.


Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow's rape trial gets ugly fast with first accuser's testimony
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:34:42 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kellen Winslow II faced his first rape accuser in court on Tuesday, when she underwent intense questioning from his attorney.


North Korea calls Joe Biden ‘fool of low IQ’ over his criticism of Kim Jong Un
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:17:45 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Biden had on Saturday accused President Trump of cozying up to "dictators and tyrants" like Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Beto O'Rourke says he'll risk consequences on 2020 campaign if Trump impeached
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:15:48 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
O'Rourke said he will risk the consequences in the 2020 elections. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said failure to impeach is "neglect of due process."


'Fresh Prince' Ali?! Will Smith reunites with 'Fresh Prince' cast at 'Aladdin' premiere
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:27:12 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Will Smith's "Fresh Prince " co-stars supported him at the "Aladdin" premiere where Alfonso Ribiero found out that his Carlton dance appears onscreen.


Pelosi's meeting with Dems, Trump team in court, suncreen safety: 5 things you need to know Wednesday
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:52:08 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Pelosi to meet with Democrats as many call for Trump's impeachment, and is your sunscreen safe? 5 things you need to know Wednesday


Perfect selfies are all over Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. They're killing us
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:01:06 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Selfies posted on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram have gone from duck lips to deadly as front-facing cameras on iPhone and Android have improved.


The arrest of a 12-year-old boy in the same city where Stephon Clark was killed has renewed criticism of police
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:53:20 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The incident has sparked new accusations of police brutality in the city where Stephon Clark was killed in March 2018.


'I went the extra $5,000': Despite a cooling housing market, buyers bust their budgets
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:01:03 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
U.S. homebuyers are topping their spending limits because prices are still climbing and inventory remains relatively low.


Opinion: Raptors show in Game 4 that they can win without a fully functional Kawhi Leonard
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:55:09 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Toronto Raptors showed in Eastern Conference finals Game 4 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks that they can win when Kawhi Leonard isn't at his best.


J.J. Watt did something awesome to help a young student get a better grade on class project
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:33:42 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Texans star took time to film a commercial for "Energy Chips" in hopes the student will get a better grade on a project.


Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are parasites. Maybe they should disappear: Senator
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:30:02 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Facebook is an addictive digital drug that hurts its users. Researchers even suspect social media of contributing to a surge in attempted suicide.


'Indispensable': More people in big cities live within a 10-minute walk of a park, study shows
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:09:22 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A new index of U.S. city parks shows more people live within a 10-minute walk of them, but the goal of 100% access remains distant.


'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': First reactions call Quentin Tarantino's film 'brilliant'
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:53:06 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Critics are gushing over Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" after Cannes Film Festival premiere.


Tarantino's 'Hollywood' stars soak up Cannes praise
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:38:55 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Quentin Tarantino and his "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie walk the red carpet in Cannes. (May 22)


My teens don't use social media, but even they can't escape the pressure of perfectionism
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:10 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
My teenagers face a constant stream of information and a culture encouraging them to never unplug. No wonder our kids are under pressure.


These 15 countries, as home to largest reserves, control the world’s oil
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:00:05 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The 15 countries with the largest proven oil reserves span five continents and control between 12.8 billion barrels to 303.2 billion barrels of oil.


Exclusive: Behind Grindr's doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:30:03 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Early last year, Grindr LLC's Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status, according to eight former employees, prompting U.S. officials to ask it to sell the dating app for the gay community.


U.S. judge rules Qualcomm practices violate antitrust law
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:20:00 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Qualcomm Inc unlawfully suppressed competition in the market for cellphone chips and used its dominant position to exact excessive licensing fees, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.


British mobile operator EE to start 5G services, will not offer Huawei
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:17:04 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Britain's biggest mobile operator EE aims to launch the country's first 5G service next week, but it will not offer Huawei handsets until the Chinese company's future becomes clear following its row with the United States.


UK chip designer ARM to suspend business with Huawei: BBC
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:16:28 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Major British-based chip designer ARM is suspending business with China's Huawei to comply with U.S. regulations, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing internal company documents.


Payments tech firm Nuvei to buy Britain's SafeCharge for $889 million
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:01:14 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. payments technology firm Nuvei Corp said it would buy SafeCharge International Group Ltd in an all-cash deal valued at $889 million to expand in the fast-growing electronic payments industry.


Exclusive: Tencent and Riot Games developing mobile version of League of Legends - sources
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:59:29 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd is working with its U.S. unit Riot Games to develop a mobile version of "League of Legends", the world's most popular desktop-based game, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


UK's biggest mobile operator pauses use of Huawei 5G handsets
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:41:09 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Britain's biggest mobile operator EE said on Wednesday it would not offer Huawei handsets as part of its 5G services launch, pausing the use of devices from the Chinese company until its future becomes more clear.


After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:42:09 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.


Wirecard teams up with India to issue tax ID cards
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:18:39 -0400
From feeds.reuters
German payments company Wirecard said on Wednesday it would work with India to simplify the process of issuing tax identity cards required to open bank accounts, transfer money or complete business transactions.


China to offer preferential tax treatment for integrated circuit design, software firms
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:35:46 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China will offer preferential income tax treatment for companies involved in integrated circuit design and software, in an effort to support the development of the industry, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.


China says opposes U.S. trying to smear Chinese firms
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:19:55 -0400
From feeds.reuters
China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that China opposes the United States smearing Chinese companies, after media reports that the U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision.


Sony sees smartphone business as indispensable, says CEO
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:18:42 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Sony Corp sees the smartphone business as indispensable to its brand portfolio, its CEO said, bucking calls from some investors that the Japanese electronics firm should scrap the money-losing business.


Shares in China's Hikvision slump after report of U.S. blacklisting
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:46:48 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Shenzhen-listed shares in Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd opened 10% lower on Wednesday after reports that the U.S. may blacklist the firm.


SoftBank brand Ymobile to delay launch of Huawei P30 Lite phone
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 01:46:17 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Japanese telco SoftBank Corp's low-cost mobile brand Ymobile said on Wednesday it would delay the launch of Huawei P30 Lite smartphone, following the imposition of trade restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer by Washington.


TransferWise closes $292 million secondary funding round at $3.5 billion valuation
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 00:01:15 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Money transfer startup TransferWise has closed a $292 million secondary funding round which doubles its valuation to $3.5 billion, the company said on Wednesday.


In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:42:33 -0400
From feeds.reuters
At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough.


British Steel goes into liquidation after failing to secure loan
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:38:54 -0400
From feeds.reuters
British Steel, the country's second largest steel producer, has collapsed after failing to secure emergency government funding, jeopardising some 25,000 jobs, Britain's Official Receiver said on Wednesday.


Theresa May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:38:50 -0400
From feeds.reuters
British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.


Exclusive: Walmart to make first direct pitch to big corporate ad buyers at New York event
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:32:53 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Walmart Inc will meet large consumer goods companies and advertising firms for the first time in New York next week to pitch its advertising business, as the world's largest retailer aims to rev up its website and stores as a platform for other companies to reach customers.


Exclusive: Behind Grindr's doomed hookup in China, a data misstep and scramble to make up
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:30:03 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Early last year, Grindr LLC's Chinese owner gave some Beijing-based engineers access to personal information of millions of Americans such as private messages and HIV status, according to eight former employees, prompting U.S. officials to ask it to sell the dating app for the gay community.


U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:25:53 -0400
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U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases across the country that was recently presented to Congress.


Google complying with EU order in shopping case, says EU's Vestager
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:21:22 -0400
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Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action.


Trump, House Democrats square off in U.S. court over Deutsche Bank documents
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:17:29 -0400
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Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization will demand in court on Wednesday that a judge stop Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from providing financial records to Democratic lawmakers investigating Trump's businesses.


Explainer: Can anyone force British PM May to resign?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:08:36 -0400
From feeds.reuters
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing widespread pressure to quit but can her lawmakers actually force her from office?


Daimler says all costs under scrutiny after moderate start to 2019
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 06:04:00 -0400
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Daimler's outgoing chief executive said on Wednesday that all of the luxury carmaker's costs were under review as he expressed dissatisfaction with the group's profitability as it invests heavily in electric cars.


Investors run for safety amid threat of broader U.S.-China spat
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:36:34 -0400
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Global stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc in muted trade amid renewed worries over the U.S.-China spat after reports Washington has another Chinese tech firm in its sights.


Turkey preparing for possible U.S. sanctions over S-400s: minister
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:24:05 -0400
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Turkey's defense minister said it was preparing for potential U.S. sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even while he said there was some improvement in talks with the United States over buying F-35 fighter jets.


Kremlin condemns alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey over missile deal
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 05:24:05 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The Kremlin on Wednesday condemned as unacceptable an alleged U.S. ultimatum to Turkey designed to force it to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead.


Factbox: How will Britain's Conservative Party choose PM May's successor?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:55:21 -0400
From feeds.reuters
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will agree a timetable for the election of her successor after a fourth and final vote on her Brexit deal in parliament early next month.


Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:48:37 -0400
From feeds.reuters
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon's capital, she was the only girl on the informal neighborhood teams which used stones for goal posts and kept score by chalking results on a wall.


After Huawei, U.S. could blacklist Chinese surveillance tech firm: media
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:42:09 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The U.S. administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.


U.S. south 'still under the gun' after deadly storms
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:37:30 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A storm system that blasted the U.S. South was weakening on Tuesday but another was on its way after thunderstorms and tornadoes left a swath of destruction, killed at least two people and tore up a NASCAR grandstand.


UK government will 'reflect' on reaction to Brexit deal over next few days: Gove
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:57:18 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The British government will reflect on how people react to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, environment minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday when asked whether there will definitely be a vote in the week of June 3 on the bill.


U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides, including Hicks
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:41:40 -0400
From feeds.reuters
A U.S. House committee chairman on Tuesday subpoenaed two more former White House aides, including Hope Hicks, just hours after former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was a no-show for testimony before the panel at President Donald Trump's request.


Trump tells ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:40:23 -0400
From feeds.reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, deepening his fight with Democratic lawmakers.


Yen, franc firm as trade tensions fester; pound sinks
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 04:01:49 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc firmed on Wednesday as risk appetite remained weak in the backdrop of festering trade tensions between the United States and China.


Cancer con spotted wearing diamonds
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It was just a week ago that Belle Gibson told a Melbourne court she had no money to pay the $410,000 fine she copped for being a fraud.

Aldias sellout $6 cheese is aback on shelvesa
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Cheese lovers are about to lose their minds.

Big change made to Maccaas burgers
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If youare a huge fan of Maccaas and the way they serve their burgers, you might want to stop reading now.

Aussie model makes X-rated mistake
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An Australian model has accidentally given fans more than he planned when he shared a nude photograph of himself on social media.

Coke brings back its biggest aflopa
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Coca-Cola drinkers will get a chance to relive one of the companyas darker chapters as New Coke makes a comeback under a partnership with the Netflix drama Stranger Things, the companies announced.

This skimpy bikini has a major flaw
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This bikini isnat like normal bathing suits.

Man avoids jail despite rape aconfessiona on Facebook
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A woman has revealed how a man raped her in her sleep and aconfesseda to the crime on Facebook a but he wonat face charges.

Vaccine warning as kids die of flu
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A three-year-old child is the youngest of 26 people whose deaths have been attributed to Victoriaas early-starting flu season this year.

Mum slammed for asking husband for $5k salary
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A stay-at-home mum has been slammed online after asking her husband to pay her a $5000 monthly asalarya to spend on new clothes and going out with friends.

Royalas bizarre sex toy baffles fans
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Marthaas rare make-up free video post
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Martha Kalifatidis is known for her love of all things beauty.

Mumas clever campaign to stop food packaging lies
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Can you imagine the sheer scale of the national outrage if giant tobacco companies started marketing their products directly to our children?

FREE BEER! VB is shouting punters free beer this Sunday
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Thirsty punters across the country are being treated to an afternoon session at their local pub this weekend, courtesy of Victoria Bitter.

aIad be dead or in jail by nowa: Young adventureras incredible life
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If not for making a wild decision six years ago, Brando Yelavich thinks head be either dead or in jail by now.

Pet sitter caught having sex with partner on nanny cam
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A dog sitter has been caught on a hidden camera stark naked leading her boyfriend in and out of her clientas bedroom.

Disturbing beliefs held by young Aussies
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A disturbing number of young Australias share the belief that it is OK to rape women under certain circumstances, a new study has revealed.

Kmart shoppers are loving this $13 Scanpan knock-off frying pan
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A range of Kmart non-stick fry pans are flying off the shelves, as shoppers claim the pans eclipse their up-market competitors for a fraction of the cost.

Heartbreaking truth of father cradling son
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Heartbroken father Yovani Lopez cradles his baby boy, refusing to give up hope after a shocking crime left his wife dead when the child was brutally cut from her womb.

Woman's post-rape abortion now illegal
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After being raped by a co-worker two years ago, Samantha Blakely had an abortion.

A woman who lied about being raped led to the death of a man
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A mum-of-five who lied to police about being brutally raped by a stranger, unwittingly set off a series of tragic events that ended with her neighbour being stabbed to death in self defence.

aMum sold me for sexa: Girlas horror sex ordeal
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WARNING: Graphic

Sports Illustrated model, 65, flaunts incredible bikini body
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Christie Brinkley is officially living her best life.

Kate Middletonas dress is being flogged on eBay for crazy prices
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The aKate effecta is a well-established term in the fashion industry, with nearly anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears selling out almost instantly.

Mystery wedding cake baffles internet
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A smashed wedding cake on the side of a road in Melbourne has got one woman a and now the rest of the internet a wondering what happened.

Teenas shocking discovery about aarthritisa
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A Scottish teenager whose terminal spine cancer was reportedly misdiagnosed as arthritis has died aged 17.

People are raving about this $40 skirt from Glassons
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We all love a bargain, which is why this latest fashion find has got so many people excited.

Problem Tanyaas shock statement reveals
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Aldias $3 butter beats rivals in taste test
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Aldias unsalted butter has just scored big when it comes to taste a ranking third for being budget friendly and full of flavour.

Womanas aexcessivea toilet roll use criticised
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How many rolls of toilet paper do you use in one week?

The $20 leopard print Kmart dress thatas flying off the rack
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The rapidly cooling weather means itas time to layer up and beat the chill.