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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The drug is usually used on elephants

Grey Death: The drug that can kill humans with just one dose

Grey Death: The drug that can kill humans with just one dose

A drug which can harm humans by just touching it has been discovered in Alabama, Ohio and Georgia

WATCH: Down Syndrome student's joyous reaction when he discovers he's going to university

WATCH: Down Syndrome student's joyous reaction when he discovers he's going to university

WATCH: Down Syndrome student's joyous reaction at going to university

Keith Griffith's mum filmed the moment he discovered that he'd be attending the University of South Alabama

'Donald Trump was stupid to fire James Comey now as it looks suspicious', says US political commentator

'Donald Trump was stupid to fire James Comey now as it looks suspicious', says US political commentator

'Donald Trump was stupid to fire James Comey now as it looks suspicious'

US political commentator Michael Graham tells Sam Delaney that he thinks Donald Trump is too stupid to have come up with a well thought out plot alongside the Russians

Soldier Chelsea Manning to be released from prison next week

Soldier Chelsea Manning to be released from prison next week

Soldier Chelsea Manning to be released from prison next week

Former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks during the Iraq war

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is not concerned about sacking of James Comey

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is not concerned about sacking of James Comey

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russia is not concerned over James Comey sacking

Dmitry Peskov has said Russia hopes the fact James Comey has been fired will not affect links between the US and Russia in any way

Electronic device ban could be extended to include flights from UK to America

US laptop ban could be extended to flights from UK - reports

US laptop ban could be extended to flights from UK - reports

Reports claim that a decision will be made in the next few weeks about whether to extend the electronic device ban

Tunnel collapses at American site which has made nuclear weapons for decades

Tunnel collapses at American nuclear weapons site

Tunnel collapses at American nuclear weapons site

Officials said no-one was hurt when the tunnel fell in at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation site

Donald Trump has dismissed FBI director James Comey because of his handling of the investigation pertaining to Hillary Clinton's emails.   The surprise move came from the White House overnight, making Comey the second FBI director to be fired from his position.   The former director was reported to have been addressing FBI agents in Los Angeles when the news was announced on television.   The 56-year-old is believed to have thought the news was a joke or prank at first, but then received an official letter

Donald Trump fires James Comey over his handling of Hillary Clinton email investigation

Donald Trump fires James Comey over his handling of Clinton email probe

This former FBI director is believed to have thought it was a prank when he saw it announced on TV

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Rikers Island prison officers accused of shattering inmates arm when removing him from cell

Prison officers on New York's 'torture island' accused of shattering inmate's arm

Officers on New York's 'torture island' accused of shattering inmate's arm

Marc Lazarre claims that he was starved for two days before prison officers forcibly removed him from his cell, breaking his arm

Michael Sandford 'heard voices' when he tried to shoot Donald Trump at Las Vegas rally

Michael Sandford 'heard voices' when he tried to shoot Donald Trump at Las Vegas rally

Michael Sandford 'heard voices' when he tried to shoot Donald Trump in Las Vegas

The 21-year-old British man has been returned to the United Kingdom after being incarcerated in the US

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Muslim woman racially abused by shopper she let go ahead of her in queue

WATCH Muslim woman racially abused by shopper she let go ahead of her in queue

Muslim woman racially abused by shopper she let go ahead of her in queue

A shopper told a Muslim woman that she wished she'd never been allowed into America

Two dead and eight injured after shooting in Chicago

Two dead, eight injured after shooting in Chicago

Two dead, eight injured after shooting in Chicago

The incident took place at a memorial for a person who had been fatally shot in a suspected gang incident

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Three men steal alligator from nature centre after being kicked out of bar

Three men steal alligator from nature centre after being kicked out of bar

Three men steal alligator from nature centre after being kicked out of bar

Three men used a concrete block to break into a nature centre in Arkansas and went on to destroy aquariums, educational displays and other objects

Harvard Law School launches research venture on Sharia law

Harvard scholars launch project to decode Sharia law

Harvard scholars launch project to decode Sharia law

New project called SHARIAsource aims to create free database for scholars, policy makers and journalists

Two dead after UPS plane crashes at Yeager Airport, West Virginia

Two dead after UPS plane crashes at Yeager Airport, West Virginia

Two dead after UPS plane crashes at Yeager Airport, West Virginia

Plane crashed at 7am local time

Miss Sloane: 'Creating the film was an interesting challenge as the subject matter is unusual', says director John Madden

Miss Sloane director John Madden explains challenge of covering guns in America

Miss Sloane director explains challenge of covering guns in America

Director John Madden joins Julia Hartley-Brewer to chat about his latest film

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Star Wars Day: Student in Darth Vader costume causes school evacuation in Wisconsin

Star Wars Day: Student in Darth Vader costume causes school evacuation in Wisconsin

Student in Darth Vader costume causes school evacuation in Wisconsin

A student decided to celebrate Star Wars Day by dressing up as Darth Vader, leading a parent to call the police

WATCH Shocking catfight brawl breaks out at school in Pennsylvania, leaving teacher knocked out

Mass catfight breaks out at US school, leaving teacher knocked out

A teacher was left with concussion and several others were injured after a fight broke out between several girls at Cheltenham High School

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Donald Trump says he'd meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump says he'd meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump says he'd meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un

The US president made the declaration in the midst of escalating tension over the country's nuclear program

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Facebook says fake profiles were created to influence US election

Facebook says fake news was posted to influence US election

Facebook admits fake news was posted to influence US election

Facebook has released a report which discusses how foreign governments use the platform

'The United Airlines passenger will have received more than £1 million in compensation', says PR agent

United Airlines victim David Dao will have received over £1 million, says PR agent

'United Airlines victim David Dao will have received over £1 million'

David Dao, the United Airlines passenger who was violently dragged from a flight, has received an undisclosed financial settlement

Donald Trump says he thought being President would have been easier than his old life

Donald Trump says he thought being President would have been easier than being a businessman

Donald Trump says he thought being President would have been easier than it is

Donald Trump has said that he misses privacy and feels he has retreated from the limelight because he's under strict security

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

'People aren't confident that Donald Trump has a coherent strategy on North Korea', says research fellow

'People aren't confident that Donald Trump has a coherent strategy on North Korea'

'People aren't confident that Trump has a coherent strategy on North Korea'

Senior research fellow Aidan Foster-Carter tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that after Trump's meeting there are no military options on the table

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Firefighter catches baby thrown from third-floor window to escape smoke

Firefighter catches baby thrown from third-floor window to escape smoke

Firefighter catches baby thrown from third-floor window to escape smoke

A firefighter told a father to drop his son out of a window in order to save him from smoke inhalation

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'Adolf Hitler learned about eugenics from what the Americans did', says historian

Adolf Hitler learned eugenics from American sterilisation camps, says historian

'Adolf Hitler learned eugenics from American sterilisation camp'

Yale University historian Daniel Kevles says America industrialised eugenics at turn of 20th century

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after loaded gun is found in hand luggage

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after loaded gun found in hand luggage

Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after loaded gun found in hand luggage

The pilot told authorities that he had forgotten that the gun was in his bag

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Eight year old boy drives family van to McDonalds after learning to drive on YouTube

Eight-year-old boy drives family van to McDonalds after learning to drive on YouTube

Eight-year-old boy drives family van to McDonalds after learning on YouTube

He really had a craving for a cheeseburger

Foreign media gathers in Pyongyang for North Korea's 'big and important event'

Foreign media gathers in Pyongyang for North Korea's 'big and important event'

Foreign media gathers in Pyongyang for North Korea's 'big and important event'

The reclusive state has planned some sort of event for Thursday, which is suspected to be a possible weapons test

Body of first Muslim woman to serve as US judge found floating in river

Sheila Abdus-Salaam: Body of first Muslim woman to serve as US judge found floating in river

Body of first Muslim woman to serve as US judge found floating in river

Sheila Abdus-Salaam was an associate judge of New York’s highest court and also the first African American woman to be appointed to the court of appeals

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cleaners discover 5-foot python in hotel room drawer

Cleaners discover 5-foot python in hotel room drawer

Cleaners discover 5-foot python in hotel room drawer

A 5-foot golden child reticulated python had been abandoned in a drawer, after its owner stayed at the hotel under a fake name

President Xi Jinping calls on Donald Trump for peaceful resolution to North Korea tensions

Chinese leader urges Donald Trump to peacefully resolve North Korea tensions

Chinese leader urges Donald Trump to peacefully resolve North Korea tensions

President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump reportedly spoke on the phone about North Korea tensions, but an official account of the call has not yet been published

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Couple find live scorpion in bag of spinach, yet shop initially refuses to remove other bags from shelves

Couple find live scorpion in bag of spinach - and shop refuses to remove other bags

Couple discover live scorpion in bag of spinach

A couple in Maryland took the live scorpion back to the shop where they bought it, however it didn't remove other bags from the shelves until it was contacted by reporters

US official claims Russia knew Syria would conduct chemical attack

US believes Russia knew about Syria chemical attack: official

US believes Russia knew about Syria chemical attack: official

A US official claims there is no proof that Russia knew about the chemical attack in Syria, but it is likely that it did

Man arrested after beating nine-month-old puppy to death in Florida

Man arrested after beating nine-month-old puppy to death in Florida

Man arrested after beating nine-month-old puppy to death in Florida

Police found a black labrador puppy leaning up against a blood-stained fence in Travis Archer's garden

Muslim student banned from re-entering the US to study, despite fighting against extremism

Muslim student banned from re-entering the US, despite fighting against extremism

Student banned from re-entering the US, despite fighting against extremism

After visiting his parents in Pakistan, Muslim student Zia Shah was told he could not travel back to the US to attend his course at the University of Chicago, but was not told why

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Syria: 'Vladimir Putin knows his forces are no match for the Americans', says former soldier

Former Nato chief plays down World War Three talk: 'Putin knows his force is no match for Trump's'

Former Nato commander plays down talk of World War Three

Russia and Iran have pledged to 'respond with force' if their own 'red lines' are crossed in Syria, but Hamish de Bretton-Gordon believes Vladimir Putin knows his army can't take on America's

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

North Korea: 'Donald Trump doesn't really want to take military action as it would be too expensive', says researcher

North Korea: 'Donald Trump wants to avoid military action as it would be too expensive'

'Trump wants to avoid military action in North Korea as it'd be too expensive'

Donald Trump has warned China that if they don't take action against North Korea, America will, but research fellow John Nilsson-Wright believes he'll be reluctant to take action on his own

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Man who led gang through Hollywood-style bank robberies jailed for 20 years

Man who led gang of 'Hollywood-style bank robbers' jailed for 20 years

Man who led gang of 'Hollywood-style bank robbers' jailed for 20 years

Alceu Johnny Andreis led a gang who cut holes in bank roofs to gain access to money with ropes, and jackhammered through concrete bank vaults

Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

United Airlines criticised for not allowing girls to wear leggings on flight

United Airlines accused of 'sexualising young girls' in leggings row

United Airlines accused of 'sexualising young girls' in leggings row

Two girls were forbidden from travelling on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they did not comply with the dress code

Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Savannah cat tranquilised after residents spot it roaming around New Jersey

Savannah cat tranquilised after residents spot it roaming around New Jersey

Savannah cat tranquilised after residents spot it roaming around New Jersey

Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the serval, a large wild African cat

FBI agents pose as filmmakers to gain statements from armed militants

FBI agents 'posed as filmmakers to bust Bundy ranch militia'

FBI agents 'posed as filmmakers to bust Bundy ranch militia'

FBI agents told militants that they were creating a documentary called America Reloaded, using fake production company name Longbow Productions

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jewish Israeli suspected of sending bomb threats to US Jewish community centres

Jewish Israeli suspected of sending bomb threats to US Jewish community centres

Jewish Israeli suspected of sending bomb threats to US Jewish community centres

The motivation for the bomb threats is still unclear as it does not appear to be anti-Semitism

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Arkansas governor signs bill to split up Martin Luther King Jr and Robert E Lee holidays

After 32 years, Arkansas finally separates holidays for Martin Luther King and slave-owning Civil War commander

No more joint holidays for Martin Luther King and Southern Civil War hero

The state will also increase education about the two men, this leaves only two US states celebrating the two people on the same day

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Utah repeals law which prohibited homosexuality discussions in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Utah repeals law which banned homosexuality discussion in schools

Many schools banned all discussions of homosexuality and students were also unable to form LGBT groups due to the law, this has now changed

Electronic devices now banned on some UK-bound flights - reports

UK follows US in banning electronic devices in plane cabins

UK follows US in banning electronic devices in plane cabins

Reports claim electronic devices will now be banned on some flights into the UK, after the US announced a similar ban earlier

Walmart responds to viral video of two men riding horses in Houston store

Walmart responds to viral video of two men riding horses in Houston store

Walmart responds to viral video of two men riding horses in Houston store

The American retail corporation 'in no way' condoned the stunt which saw two men on horses ride into the store

'The FBI will struggle to prove Donald Trump and Russia worked together in the US election campaign', says journalist

'FBI will struggle to prove Donald Trump and Russia worked together in US election' says surveillance expert

'The FBI will struggle to prove Donald Trump and Russia worked together'

Investigative journalist Stephen Grey warns Trump's opponents to be careful before accusing Donald Trump of working with Russia

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump administration 'axe Institute for Peace to spend more on military'

Trump administration 'ready to axe Peace Institute to beef up military spending'

Trump administration 'ready to axe Peace Institute to beef up military spending'

Donald Trump's administration is reportedly prepared to close the Institute for Peace as well as other government agencies in order to save money

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

High school student banned from playing basketball game for wearing hijab

High school student banned from playing basketball for wearing hijab

High school student banned from playing basketball for wearing hijab

Je’Nan Hayes was kept on the bench for her team's crucial game, and only found out later that her headwear was the reason

North Korea attempts to shift blame for death of Kim Jong-nam

North Korea attempts to blame US for death of Kim Jong-nam

North Korea attempts to blame US for death of Kim Jong-nam

North Korea has claimed the United States and South Korea are trying to bring down the country's social system and ruin North Korea's image

Monday, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Awkward advert shows man bragging about dating success with Chinese women

Shameless sex toy advert shows 'fake American' bragging about one-night stands with Chinese women

Awkward advert shows man bragging about one-night stands with Chinese girls

In the advert a man named Jack says he is an American English teacher who moved to China four years ago, claiming women there are 'really into foreigners'

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Snake hunters to be hired in Florida to cull burmese pythons

Army of python bounty hunters drafted in to fight Florida snake invasion

Army of python bounty hunters drafted in to fight Florida snake invasion

The South Florida Water Management District will hire 25 snake hunters, who will each be paid for every python they kill with a bonus for pythons with a nest of eggs

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