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Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

'Gender isn't confined to a box' - Celebrate the Transgender Day of Visibility

'Gender isn't confined to a box' - the world celebrates Transgender Visibility Day

'Gender isn't confined to a box' - the world celebrates Transgender Visibility D

Many Twitter users have been celebrating the International Transgender Day of Visibility by posting messages of support online

Vladimir Putin messes up George Bush quote during panel appearance

Vladimir Putin tries to quote Ronald Reagan - and ends up quoting George Bush

Vladimir Putin tries to quote Ronald Reagan - and ends up quoting George Bush

Putin attributed a quote to Ronald Reagan when the real author was Bush the elder back in the 1980s

Search of Florida home turns up 100 dead pythons

Search of Florida home turns up 100 dead pythons

Search of Florida home turns up 100 dead pythons

Police found a rather unusual scene with 'deplorable conditions' when they examined a home in Palm Beach

Donald Trump Jr the shark slayer - President's son drags a shark to shore in Florida

Donald Trump Jr, shark catcher: President's son drags a shark to shore in Florida

Donald Trump Jr, shark catcher: President's son drags shark to shore in Florida

We're not so sure you would want to be near a shark under any circumstances, really

Australian butcher's photo shoot causes stir because of nude model

Nude model causes stir in Australian butcher's photo shoot

Nude model causes stir in Australian butcher's photo shoot

A photographer for the North Coast Times took the image, and it caused a bit of a storm when it was posted on Facebook this week

United Nations and Palestinians criticise Israel for new West Bank settlement plans

United Nations and Palestinians blast Israel for new West Bank settlement plans

UN, Palestinians blast Israel for new West Bank settlement plans

Israel has announced plans to create a new settlement in the West Bank, however the United Nations has condemned the decision, claiming it threatens peace

'Reducing the use of disposable coffee cups could lead to better housing and transport', says Natalie Bennett

Clamping down on disposable coffee cups could lead to better housing and transport, says Natalie Bennett

Disposable cup charges could bring better housing, says Natalie Bennett

Former Green party leader Natalie Bennett says charging people for disposable coffee cups will make the public think about the resources they are using

The Fang Blenny - the colourful fish which can inject you with a heroin-like poison

Meet the Fang Blenny - a fanged fish that shoots heroin-like poison to drug predators

Meet Fang Blenny - a fanged fish that drugs predators with heroin-like poison

The venom offers hopes it can be extracted and used in painkillers

70 girls 'forced to remove clothes for menstrual blood check at school' in India

70 girls 'forced to strip naked for menstrual blood check' at school in India

70 girls 'forced to strip naked for menstrual blood check' at school in India

The girls were allegedly forced by a warden to sit in a classroom whilst naked at the Kasturba Gandhi Residential School in Uttar Pradesh

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens press over coverage of drugs war

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte threatens media moguls' children over drug war coverage

Filipino President threatens media moguls' children over drug war coverage

The leader of the Philippines warned TV broadcaster ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper there would be 'karmic repercussions'

Glasgow bin lorry driver avoids jail but receives three year ban for reckless driving

Glasgow bin lorry crash driver avoids jail but receives three-year ban for reckless driving

Glasgow bin lorry crash driver avoids jail for reckless driving

The driver of a bin lorry which killed six people has now been banned from driving for three years, after he drove a car and endangered the public just nine months after the bin lorry incident

Jeff Sessions says cities must prove they aren't 'sanctuaries' for illegal immigrants to receive grants

Trump ally Sessions says cities must prove they aren't harbouring illegal immigrants to receive grants

Sessions vows to cut cash for cities harbouring illegal immigrants

The US Attorney General announced the measure as a move to combat the release of 'dangerous criminals'

'Women should accept the world they live in and take measures to protect themselves', says journalist

Daily Mail writer blasts anti-rape groups for 'portraying all women as victims' and says 'women must accept the world they live in'

'Women should accept the world they live in and protect themselves from attacks'

Columnist for the Daily Mail Amanda Platell also says women's groups are not promoting equality by claiming all women are victims

Brexit: 'The European Union is blackmailing the UK by saying we owe them money', says MP Gerald Howarth

EU's Brexit divorce claim is simply blackmail, says MP Gerald Howarth

EU's Brexit divorce claim is simply blackmail, says MP Gerald Howarth

Sir Gerald Howarth says the European Union is trying to drag the process of Brexit out, and hoping that the UK either gets a new government or has a second referendum

Westminster: 'Muslims have to ask why the religion is being misused, courage is important', says rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Westminster attack: Muslims must ask why terrorists keep misusing their religion, says London rabbi

'Muslims have to ask why the religion is being misused', says rabbi

Jonathan Wittenberg spoke to Carole Malone about the Muslim reaction to terrorist attacks

Brexit: 'EU Referendum was held to solve Tory party problems,' claims Barry Gardiner MP

'Forget David Cameron's claims about Brexit referendum - he only did it to heal Tory wounds'

'Forget Cameron's claims about EU referendum - he was playing party politics'

The Labour MP for Brent North spoke to Carole Malone about David Cameron's speech in Ukraine

Southern Rail passenger 'threatened to blow up company headquarters whilst stuck on train'

Southern Rail passenger 'threatened to blow up company HQ whilst stuck on train'

Southern Rail passenger 'threatened to blow up company HQ whilst stuck on train'

David Davies allegedly emailed Southern Rail's customer relations department in November 2016 claiming to have placed a bomb in their offices

Chinese TV drama accused of racism after 'hiring black extras to play burnt corpses'

Chinese TV drama 'hired black extras to play burnt corpses'

Chinese TV drama 'hired black extras to play burnt corpses'

A detective show broadcast in 2001 appears to have used two black extras to act as burnt bodies slouched in coffins in a cemetery

North Korea has reportedly ordered its hackers to attempt to rob global banks

Kim Jong-un 'has ordered North Korean hackers to rob World Bank, Bank of America'

Kim Jong-un 'has ordered North Korean hackers to rob world's biggest banks'

The World Bank and The Bank of America are reportedly on the list

Paul Ross recounts story of 'bizarre' weekend arrest

Paul Ross recounts story of 'bizarre' weekend arrest

Paul Ross recounts story of 'bizarre' weekend arrest

Our Full Set Breakfast host was falsely arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm over the weekend, which he called a 'weird and wonderful police overreaction'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gerard Coyne hinted at a lack of confidence in Jeremy Corbyn (Wikipedia)

Len McCluskey's Unite rival says he wouldn't fund Momentum and hints at slashing money for Jeremy Corbyn

McCluskey's Unite rival hints at slashing Corbyn funding

Gerard Coyne told talkRADIO Britain needs a Labour government and 'there's no point throwing good money after bad'

Twitter users tweet the wrong Devin Nunes about Russia controversy

Twitter users troll the wrong Devin Nunes about Trump Russia controversy

Twitter users tweet the wrong Devin Nunes about Trump Russia controversy

Many people believed they were tweeting Devin Nunes, but it then turned out that they were actually tweeting a broadcast engineer named Chase Nunes

Nasa creates new system which could help reduce flight delays

Nasa creates new system which could help reduce flight delays

Nasa creates new system which could help reduce flight delays

Nasa has created a system called Flight deck Interval Management, which allows planes to automatically communicate with control towers

iPhones at risk of being hijacked by new virus

iPhones at risk of being hijacked by new virus

iPhones at risk of being hijacked by new virus

A serious bug in Safari software allowed for a virus to be installed on the phones

The plan is a rather cheeky response to Nigel Farage and Arron Banks

California independence group launches plan to break up England in response to Nigel Farage

California independence group hits back at Farage with plan to split England

Yes California founder Louis Marinelli says he has "decided to launch a sister campaign in England with the goal of liberating western Englishmen and women from their western counterparts."

Ryanair launch 'Article 50 special' with ridiculously cheap flights

Ryanair launch 'Article 50 special' with flights from £3

Ryanair launch 'Article 50 special' with flights from £3

The budget airline appears to be taking Brexit in style

Italian police stop alleged terror group plotting attack in Venice

Police bust 'Isis terror cell' plotting attack in Venice

Police bust 'Isis terror cell' plotting attack in Venice

The alleged jihadist group was reportedly planning an attack on Rialto Bridge

North Korea estimated to be using roughly 1,000 drones, according to South Korean think tank

North Korea has arsenal of 1,000 terror drones, says South Korean thinktank

North Korea has arsenal of 1,000 terror drones, says South Korean thinktank

This has raised concerns they might be used for airborne attacks

Denmark’s integration minister asks public to report pizzerias if staff don't speak Danish

Denmark’s integration minister asks public to report foreigners lurking in pizzerias

Denmark’s integration minister asks public to report foreigners in pizzerias

Inger Stojberg believes members of the public have a responsibility to help track down migrants with no documents

Unite Against Fascism calls on anti-fascists to oppose Britain First march

Anti-fascist group calls on supporters to rally against Britain First ahead of London march

Anti-fascist group calls on supporters to rally against Britain First march

Far-right group Britain First is set to hold a march against terrorism at Charing Cross Station on April 1

'Explosive device' blows up at Canadian courthouse building

'Explosive device' blows up at Canadian courthouse building

'Explosive device' blows up at Canadian courthouse building

Emergency services attended the scene at Kilborn Place in Saskatoon, as they believe an explosive device blew up

US Department of Energy asked to stop using the word 'climate change' in wake of Trump executive order - reports

US Energy Department 'told to stop using phrase 'climate change' in wake of Trump order'

US Energy Department told to stop using phrase climate change - reports

Employees of the department have reportedly been asked to stop using the words 'emission reduction' and 'Paris Agreement'

Transgender bathroom bill in North Carolina is repealed

Transgender bathroom bill repealed in North Carolina - but LGBT advocates say further action needed

Transgender bathroom bill in North Carolina is repealed

House Bill 2 blocked local governments from allowing transgender people to use bathroom facilities of their own choice

Police called to disturbance in South Lanarkshire find cannabis farm

Police called to disturbance in South Lanarkshire find £25,000 cannabis farm

Police called to disturbance in South Lanarkshire find £25,000 cannabis farm

The farm had grown plants worth an estimated £25,000

Radio host who sent 'Islamophobic tweets to Muslim politician' claims he wanted to battle political correctness

Radio host who sent 'Islamophobic tweets to Muslim politician' claims he was taking a stand against political correctness

Man who 'sent Islamophobic tweets' claims he was battling political correctness

Radio host Timothy Burton allegedly said that Islam is a 'backwards, misogynistic, seventh-century' ideology

Paris protest gets violent as police use tear gas to break up demonstration

Paris protest gets violent as police use tear gas to break up demo over Chinese man shooting

Paris police use tear gas to break up demo over Chinese man shooting

The group of protesters had gathered to demonstrate against the killing of a middle-aged policeman over the weekend

'If the Brexit negotiation goes wrong, support for Scottish independence could soar', says professor

'If Nicola Sturgeon thinks Brexit will drive support for Scottish independence, she's wrong' says poll author

'If the Brexit negotiation goes wrong, Scottish independence support could soar'

Professor of politics John Curtice tells James Max that the views of people in Scotland on Brexit are not very different to the views of those in England

'The intelligence threat in the Article 50 letter has started talks off on unfortunate footing', says political editor

Theresa May has made bad start to Brexit with Article 50 letter, says political editor

'Theresa May has made bad start to Brexit with Article 50 letter'

Political editor Ian Dunt tells James Max that the UK should have asked for a longer negotiation period to leave the EU

Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira sculptor responds to critics of statue

Cristiano Ronaldo sculptor responds to critics: 'Even Jesus didn't please everyone'

Ronaldo sculptor responds to critics: 'Even Jesus didn't please everyone'

Emanuel Santos sculpted the statue of the footballer which has been bombarded with mockery since it was unveiled on Wednesday

Brexit Bill: 'You’d expect the EU to make lots of noise, they’re a bit like Donald Trump' says Leave Means Leave Co-Chair Richard Tice

Brexit: Top Leave campaigner says 'EU is a bit like Donald Trump'

Top Leave campaigner says 'EU is a bit like Donald Trump'

The co-chair of the Leave Means Leave campaign likened the EU to the American President over the so-called 'divorce bill'

Brexit: 'We'll get a back of a cigarette packet type deal', says political editor

Brexit: 'We'll get a back-of-a-fag-packet-type deal', says political editor

Brexit: 'We'll get a back-of-a-fag-packet-type deal', says political editor

Adam Bienkov tells Sam Delaney that the Brexit negotiations will start with the exit deal, pushing back the amount of time available to discuss a trade deal

Lloyd's of London to establish Brussels office before UK departs EU

Brexit: Iconic British insurer Lloyd's of London to establish Brussels office

Brexit: Iconic British insurer Lloyd's of London to establish Brussels office

The insurance company will set up shop in Brussels before the negotiation period is done

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Shark found in puddle after Australia cyclone

Shark found in puddle after Australia cyclone

After Cyclone Debbie hit Queensland, a shark ended up stranded in a puddle

Alastair Campbell opens up about coping with depression

Alastair Campbell on depression: 'I was so low I started punching myself in the face'

Alastair Campbell: 'I was so low I started punching myself in the face'

Tony Blair's former communications guru is part of a campaign launched by the Royals to encourage the public to talk about mental health

Poll shows more Scots support Theresa May's UK vision over Nicola Sturgeon's independence bid

Scottish independence: Blow for Nicola Sturgeon as poll suggests majority of Scots back Brexit unity

Blow for Nicola Sturgeon as poll suggests majority of Scots back Brexit unity

Research by the company NatCen found many of Scottish people held similar views on Brexit to the rest of the country

Brexit: Former Prime Minister David Cameron defends decision to hold EU referendum

Brexit: David Cameron says he held referendum to drain poison from British politics

David Cameron defends decision to hold Brexit referendum

Cameron resigned as Prime Minister within hours of the referendum result

Five confirmed dead as missing helicopter is found on Snowdonia

Five confirmed dead as missing helicopter is found on Snowdonia

Five confirmed dead as missing helicopter is found on Snowdonia

A private owned helicopter with five people in it disappeared on route to Dublin from Milton Keynes on Wednesday afternoon

Noel Conway to learn ruling of legal challenge against law on assisted dying

Terminally ill Noel Conway to learn verdict on assisted dying fight

Terminally ill Noel Conway to learn verdict on assisted dying fight

Conway, who was given a terminal diagnosis of motor neurone disease, is to hear the end of his legal challenge at the High Court

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Alexei Navalny, Putin's most prominent critic, was a figurehead of the protests

Alexei Navalny protests could be the beginning of the end for Russia's rotten elite

'Navalny protests could be the beginning of the end for Russia's rotten elite'

Something has stirred in our young people - and it'll be hard to put the genie back in the battle

MP Barry Sheerman slams Nigel Farage and Brexit ministers over Article 50

MP Barry Sheerman slams Nigel Farage and Brexit ministers over Article 50

MP Barry Sheerman slams Nigel Farage and Brexit ministers over Article 50

MP Barry Sheerman tells Jon Holmes that the Brexit minsters are out of their depth as they do not have an eye for detail

Spanish senator says she'd have survived the Holocaust because of her 'vague metabolism'

Spanish senator claims she'd have survived the Holocaust because of her 'lazy metabolism'

Spanish senator claims she'd have survived Holocaust due to 'lazy metabolism'

Carmen Riolobos, a senator from the People's Party in Spain, reportedly made the comments in an interview

Prehistoric caiman remains in Catalonia date back 16 million years

16-million-year-old caiman remains found in Catalonia

16-million-year-old caiman remains found in Catalonia

Diplocynodon ratelii fossils were found in the Valles-Penedes basin in the 1990s, but it was not clear how far they dated back until now

Uber driver fakes kidnapping to get away from wife

Taxi driver fakes kidnapping to get away from wife and go clubbing

Taxi driver fakes kidnapping to get away from wife and go clubbing

The driver sent messages to his wife's claiming he'd been kidnapped, with audio of him pretending to be tortured

#WeStandTogether - Twitter users pay respect to Westminster Attack victims

#WeStandTogether: Twitter users pay respects to Westminster Attack victims

Twitter users pay respects to Westminster Attack victims

#WeStandTogether has been trending on Twitter since a vigil and 82-second silence was held for the victims

'I tried to not be impressed by John Legend but I failed' - Twitter blown away by the singer's impromptu performance at St. Pancras International

'I tried to not be impressed by John Legend but I failed' - Twitter blown away by singer's impromptu St Pancras gig

John Legend wows London commuters with St Pancras guerilla gig

The singer gave an impromptu concert in the station, and Twitter went mad for it

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