Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
cCambridge professor and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the author of the bestselling "A Brief History of Time," who survived more than six decades with a motor neurone disease that doctors believed would kill him in his early 20s, has died at age 76, his family confirmed Wednesday. In an interview published in the Guardian in 2011, Hawking said he did not fear death. He also said that having lived with the prospect of death from his incurable illness had ultimately led him to enjoy life more."I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first," he said.
politicians and actors have paid tribute to world renowned physicist Stephen
Hawking, who has been called an "inspiration to millions".The
British scientist, famed for his work on black holes, died peacefully at
his home in Cambridge aged 76. Astronomer Royal Lord Rees, one of the world's
most eminent scientists, described his life as a "triumph".Others
described him as a "unique individual" whose death "has left
an intellectual vacuum in his wake".
R.I.P Stephen Hawking a truely unique mind!
Russian agent and his daughter in a critical condition after posioned in salisbury
are continuing to investigate the "unknown substance" that left
a former Russian double agent and his daughter in a critical condition in
Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on Sunday. Several members of emergency services personnel who responded to the call were themselves taken ill, with one remaining in hospital. Investigators have seized CCTV footage from a nearby gym showing a man and woman, believed to be the victims, walking nearby just half an hour before police were called.
France would "probably" have voted to leave the EU
France would "probably" have voted to leave the EU if it had held an in/out referendum.The French President suggested there is "always a risk" with votes such as Britain's 2016 referendum, when asking the public "just 'yes' or 'no' in a very complicated context".When asked whether a Leave or Remain vote in France could have ended with the same result, Mr Macron told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "Yes, probably. Probably in a similar context. But our context was very different so I don't want to take any bets."Mr Macron, as a committed supporter of European integration, added he would fight "very hard" to keep France in the EU if it were to hold a referendum on membership of the bloc.
Trump says he would beat Oprah in 2020
Donald Trump says it would be "fun" to run against former chat
show doyenne Oprah Winfrey, amid calls for her to launch a White House bid.
"Yeah, I'll beat Oprah," Mr Trump told reporters during a meeting to discuss immigration reform with US senators.His daughter Ivanka Trump joined a wave of praise for the media mogul's speech at Sunday's Golden Globe awards.
A Winfrey confidante says the actress is "intrigued" by the possibility of declaring a 2020 presidential campaign.Her impassioned speech about the importance of tackling inequality drew plaudits from coast to coast.
Mr Trump said during his meeting on Tuesday that campaigning against Ms Winfrey would be "a lot of fun".He added: "I did one of her last shows. Her last week. She had Donald Trump and my family."
"I like Oprah but I don't think she's going to run. I don't think she's going to run. I knew her very well," he added.Two decades ago on CNN, Mr Trump said that if he was to ever run for president, he would choose Ms Winfrey as his running mate."Oprah. I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice," he told interviewer Larry King in 1999.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle royal engagement
Markle wowed fans in Nottingham today during her first official royal engagement
with Prince Harry.The clearly loved-up couple were met by excited fanshad
started gathering from around 8am, braving chilly December temperatures.
Meghan embraced and chatted with well-wishers as she made her way towards
Nottingham Contemporary to visit the Terrence Higgins Trust
charity fair to mark World Aids Day - a subject close to Harry's heart thanks to the work his late mum Princess Diana did with HIV+ patients.
They then made their way to Nottingham Academy where Harry had a little dance as they learnt about the Full Effect artistic programme, which helps
prevent young people from turning to violence and crime. The visit comes just days after Meghan and Harry announced their engagement and plans
to get married this May at Windsor Castle.
Britain will leave EU with NO DEAL if MPs reject agreement
Davis has confirmed parliament will have a vote on the final Brexit deal
before Britain leaves the European Union.Mr Davis said it will put our deal
- including the Brexit Bill, citizens' rights and a Northern Ireland solution
into law, but that if no deal was reached, there would be no need for a
vote at all.And if MPs reject the agreement with a vote, we will also leave
with no deal at all. This means that we will quit the bloc in March 2019
no matter what happens - and MPs will be unable to demand negotiators go
back to Brussels to renegotiate.
Campaigning Remainer MP Chuka Umunna said the proposal was "totally insufficient" because it did not provide a "meaningful" vote. He called the vote that will take place on the deal "fake".Chris Leslie said it was a "sham" and that Parliament needed a proper say "before we are thrown over a cliff-edge".
But the Brexit Secretary told MPs today: "It's a meaningful vote but it's not meaningful in the sense that you can reverse the whole decision."
Universal Credit badly effects vulnerable including A distraught pregnant woman
distraught pregnant woman has had her benefits stopped – almost entirely
without warning. Keeley Sheppard, 20, is 29 weeks pregnant and about to
move into a new home. She had expected to receive £500 per month but
was devastated to find that her payments had been stopped.
Universal Credit is a controversial monthly payment to help with living costs for those who have low income or are out of work. It is currently being introduced across the UK and replaces Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Working Tax Credit and income-related Employment and Support Allowance. The introduction has been widely criticised, resulting in MPs debating the issue in Parliament after delays have left claimants without money for weeks..
Tom Jones says he faced sexual harassment
Tom: Jones: Encounter ‘made me feel terrible’
The singer says he was propositioned by a man in the music industry, early on in his career in the 1960s.Sir Tom had been asked about the abuse alleged to have taken place in Hollywood.
Harvey Weinstein sex scandal police launch investigations
Police in the US and UK have launched investigations into allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein.The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.London's Metropolitan Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex. The New York Police Department said it was "looking to speak" to an individual who had made an allegation dating from 2004.Assistant Commissioner J Peter Donald said: "Based on information referenced in published news reports, the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter.The Metropolitan Police, meanwhile, said it had been passed the allegation of sexual assault by Merseyside Police.
Merseyside Police statement said it "can confirm a report was received
at 8.40am on Wednesday (11 October 2017) of an alleged sexual assault in
the London area in the 1980s".British actress Kate Beckinsale is one
of the latest, saying she had an encounter with him aged 17, at the Savoy
Hotel in London. The Underworld star said on Instagram she was told to go
to his room, where he "opened the door in his bathrobe".
"After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed.
"A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realised he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not," she said.British actress and model Cara Delevingne also said he tried to kiss her as she tried to leave a hotel room.
TMZ reported Harvey Weinstein was heading to Arizona to a treatment facility.
Comedian Russell Brand says he has run out of money
Russell Brand says he has run out of money and must now live "hand
to mouth" in a poverty-stricken existence. The Get Him to the Greek
star was once married to Katy Perry and has recently become a father with
second wife Laura Gallacher, but he may not be able to feed his new daughter
In his recent book Recovery, Brand, 42, confessed that had blown his fortune – estimated to be around £10m – and would be forced to "work for the rest of his life" as a result.Brand claims he has given too much away to other people and charities because he is such a nice bloke.
"I live hand to mouth," he wrote, as reported by the Daily Star. "I gave people too much, I gave too much to charity, I bought too many good things. Now I've got to work for the rest of my life."
Las Vegas shooting At least 58 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel
least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting
at a Las Vegas concert.A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen
Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards
an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.
He killed himself as police stormed the room where 10 guns were found.
Investigators have found no link to international terrorism, despite a claim from so-called Islamic State. FBI Special Agent Aaron Rouse told a news conference: "We have determined at this point no connection to an international terrorist organisation."Islamic State (IS) had claimed to be behind the attack, saying that Paddock had converted to Islam some months ago.
But the group provided no evidence for this and has made unsubstantiated claims in the past.
Floyd Mayweather Beats Conor McGregor to make it 50-0
Floyd Mayweather reaches 50-0 record after beating Conor McGregor with a 10th round TKO!!
Two cops Acquitted after killing two Unarmed inncocent blackmen
officer Jeronimo Yanez who shot dead Philando Castile acquitted of all charges
A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter on Friday in the
shooting death of Philando Castile, a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed
the aftermath live on Facebook. Outside the courthouse,
Castile’s mother said the officer got away with “murder”.
Jeronimo Yanez & Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter
Cop who killed unarmed black is Acquitted and is Receiving Back Pay
Betty Shelby leaves the courtroom with her husband, Dave Shelby, right, after the jury in her case began deliberations in Tulsa, Okla. Shelby, who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, was found not
guilty of first-degree manslaughter. Shelby’s attorney said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, that Shelby is back on the force working in an "administrative" role, but declined to specify what job A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted of manslaughter after fatally shooting an unarmed black man will receive back pay after being on leave since September.Tulsa spokeswoman Michelle Brooks said Tuesday that officer Betty Jo Shelby will be getting more than $35,000, minus taxes and other deductions. Shelby's attorney says the payment is being processed.
Is this what is called justice?
Finsbury Park Mosque attacker
man has died and 10 people were injured after a van was driven into a group
of worshippers outside a north London mosque.
The Finsbury Park mosque attacker is understood to be Darren Osborne, a 47-year old living in Cardiff, Robert Booth, Steven Morris and Ian Cobain write.
The attacker who reportedly shouted “I want to kill all Muslims” is reportedly a married father of four whose family are reported to be based in Weston-super-Mare. Police were on Monday searching an address
in a cul-de-sac in the Llanedeyrn area, close to Cardiff golf club in the north east of the city suburbs.
Fire in Grenfell west London Tower block flats
least 12 people (and rising) have been killed - and others remain trapped
- in a large fire on a west London estate (Grenfell Towers) being battled
by more than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines.Hundreds of residents
in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower have been evacuated from their flats in
the burning building, and at least 70 people have been taken to five hospitals
in the capital for treatment.
Witnesses described hearing screams, watching people jump out of the high-rise block and a baby being dropped out of a window and caught on the street below. Others told of seeing people shouting and waving from the windows for help, and residents shining torches from within as the inferno erupted in the dead of night.Mahad, who escaped the fire-ravaged Kensington tower block, said the blaze began when his neighbour's fridge exploded.
He told Sky News: "There was no alarm, there was no bell, there was no sense of urgency."My neighbour is the one who knocked on our door. He said it was his house where the explosion happened. He said his fridge had exploded."
UK 2017 Elections
May has said she will put together a government with the support of the
Democratic Unionists that can provide "certainty" for the future.
Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority.
She said she would join with her DUP "friends" to "get to work" on Brexit. But Labour said they were the "real winners" while the Lib Dems said Mrs May should be "ashamed" of carrying on. The Tories needed 326 seats to win another majority but, with 649 out of the 650 seats declared, they fell short and must rely on the DUP to continue to rule.
Paris's Notre-Dame cathedral Attacker
French police say they have shot a man outside the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, after he tried to attack an officer using a hammer.
The suspect has been wounded in the chest, French media report.The shots prompted panic among visitors. The area around the cathedral has been closed and people are being asked to stay away.France is in a state of emergency since attacks by jihadists in Paris left 130 people dead in 2015.
The man attacked officers on duty at the Paris police headquarters, which is next to the cathedral, French media say. Eyewitnesses said tourists fled for cover. The attack comes just three days after extremists used a van and knives in an attack in London which left seven dead.
London Bridge attack: Theresa May "Enough is enough"
seven die in London Bridge terror attack, PM says that "enough is enough"
and it's time to take on the terrorists.Delivering a statement outside Downing
Street following the terror attack that has killed seven and injured 48
in London bridge, the Prime Minister said it was time to say "enough
is enough".Warning that the UK was facing a "new trend of terrorism"
she described a copycat situation where "terrorism breeds terrorism
and perpetrators are inspired to attack ... .by copying one another and
often using crudest means of attack."
Mrs May said that this was the third terror attack on UK soil in three months and during that time, the intelligence services had disrupted five further plots.
Ariana Grande visits injured fans at Manchester hospital
American singer Ariana Grande made a surprise visit with fans injured in last month's terror attack at her concert in Manchester.The pop star surprised youngsters Friday night at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital ahead of a benefit concert Sunday for victims of the attack."Ariana brought everyone a sunflower and a teddy bear," Lauren Thorpe told CNN. "It was unbelievable."Thorpe's eight-year-old daughter, Lily, suffered a shrapnel wound in her back and is currently recovering from surgery. "Lily's face lit up and Ariana was amazing with her," Thorpe said. "She knelt by her and sat on her bed with her and told her 'I'm so proud of you, you are so strong and doing really well'." After canceling her upcoming shows in London and Switzerland, Grande organized a star-studded tribute concert in Manchester for the victims. Taking the stage will be Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus, among other stars. All proceeds from the show will go toward the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund," in partnership with the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council.
Germany ‘calls for CUTS to EU states failing to meet Brussels law
wants to cut funding to European Union member states with governments that
fail to meet democratic rule of law standards set out by Brussels, according
to a leaked document from Berlin.
Hungary and Poland, who have both received large sums from the cohesion fund, have repeatedly been criticised by Brussels for weak rule of law standards. Since the conservative Law and Justice party took office in Poland in 2015, it has been repeatedly criticised by the European Commission for a seemingly authoritarian drift, most recently with changes to the judicial system.
Hungary has been at loggerheads with the Commission almost permanently since the nationalist government of Viktor Orban took power in 2010.
Manchester arena bomb attack, man arrested
people, including an eight-year-old girl, have been killed and 59 were injured
in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US
singer Ariana Grande. A man set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33
BST on Monday, in what Theresa May called a "sickening" act. Armed
police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in
connection with the attack. Saffie Rose Roussos was a pupil at Tarleton
Primary School, in Lancashire. Her head teacher, Chris Upton, said she had
been "simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word"
and was "loved by everyone".Georgina Bethany Callander was an
18-year-old student who was named as the first person to be killed in the
Manchester arena terror attack .Georgina Bethany Callander was studying
health and social care at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire.
R.I.P Saffie Rose Roussos, Georgina Bethany Callander and also all who lost there lives at the concert!
Super fan Georgina Bethany Callander with Ariana Grande
Sweden drops rape investigation on Julian Assange
director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation
into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes.
Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US.
Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge of failing to surrender to a court, an offence punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine.But the UK has not commented on whether it has received an extradition request from the US, where Mr Assange could face trial over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret US military and diplomatic documents.Mr Assange's Swedish lawyer, Per Samuelson, said the prosecutor's decision on Friday represented "a total victory" for his client.
EU could be forced to pay Britain a Brexit divorce bill, says Boris Johnson
Johnson says the EU could be forced to pay Britain a Brexit divorce bill
as he blasted the bloc's negotiators for trying to “bleed this country
The Foreign Secretary claimed the UK had “very good arguments” to demand money from Brussels after making major contributions to European assets.
It is expected to cost the UK up to £84bn to settle its liabilities when the country leaves the EU – a figure Mr Johnson branded “absurd”.He said Britain could “definitely” walk away from negotiations without paying as he accused European officials of “trying it on”.
EU has been secretly plotting to block Theresa May over EU migrants for weeks
The EU has been plotting for weeks to thwart Theresa May’s plans to secure a deal for British expats in Europe and migrants in the UK, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, is reported to have been “astonished” by Mrs May’s demand that an agreement be reached by the end of next month.But documents seen by the Telegraph newspaper disclose that Mrs May made exactly the same demand to Donald Tusk, the European Council president, at a meeting three weeks earlier.
Nestle Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland
giant Nestle plans to cut almost 300 jobs, mainly in York and Newcastle,
and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to one of its factories
in Poland. Sites in Halifax and Girvan will also be hit.
The GMB and Unite unions have expressed their anger at the decision."Rather than turning its back on its UK workforce, Nestle should be investing in its UK operations and keeping production here at plants in the UK," said Unite national officer Julia Long."We will be campaigning to save as many jobs as possible and pressing Nestle to think again about these plans."
UK Snap general election
MPs have overwhelmingly backed Theresa May’s plan to hold a snap general election on June 8 paving the way for the campaign to begin in earnest. The House of Commons voted in favour of the poll by 522 votes to just 13.
Gina Miller plans on getting her nose in once more as she said she will “build the biggest tactical voting effort in UK history”Gina Miller is the same woman who her self said is not a fan of refurendum and "the decision should not be made by the public".In Which im sure many who live in a free and democratic country will see her views as very undemocratic.
North Korea anything but 'unpredictable' as US threatens to engage
Korea has pursued a rogue nuclear weapons program, defying sanctions, and
international condemnation. It has participated in
and walked away from countless negotiations, engaging in a game of bait-and-switch that dates back decades.On Tuesday the US President tweeted: 'North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.'
In response China warned that war could break out 'at any moment', while the Kremlin today called for 'restraint' as tensions escalate
between North Korea and the United States.
North Korea could have the resources to fire missiles loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has warned. During a parliamentary hearing on national security, Mr Abe said there is "a possibility" Pyongyang is "already capable of shooting missiles with sarin as warheads".
US warships sent towards North Korea over nuclear threat
US has sent warships into waters near the Korean Peninsula in a show of
force against North Korea's "reckless" nuclear threat.It comes
days after North Korea condemned America's strike on Syria as an act of
"intolerable aggression", claiming the move justified "a
million times over" their reasons for developing a nuclear deterrent.President
Donald Trump talked to China's leader Xi Jinping this week about the need
for Beijing to encourage Kim Jong-Un to halt his nuclear weapons programme.Ahead
of the meeting, North Korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile into
the Sea of Japan.
In the latest sign that tensions are increasing, the US has deployed a Navy strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier from Singapore.
It described the decision to divert the fleet from scheduled calls in Australia as "a prudent measure to maintain readiness and presence in the Western Pacific".
Despite UN resolutions barring North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, Mr Kim has been busy developing missile capabilities. So far five nuclear tests have been staged, two of them last year.0
History in the making Article 50 is FINALLY triggered
History in the making Article 50 is FINALLY triggered May prepares to set out her plan to forge a 'bright new future' outside the bloc. Theresa May is preparing to do her Brexit plans with a vow to forge a 'bright new future' today after the historic letter that will finally trigger our divorce from the EU arrived in Brussels. Nine months after the people delivered their verdict in the referendum, UK envoy Sir Tim Barrow arrived at the European Council's offices bearing a diplomatic bag which contains the notification of our departure.
UK Parliament terror attack
Four people, including a police officer who was stabbed and the assailant, were killed after a terror attack that saw more than 20 people injured outside the Parliament building on Wednesday.Acting Deputy Commisssioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley told reporters they believe there was only one attacker. Among the injured were three police officers.
Theresa May hails Parliament’s backing of Brexit bill as a sign to EU that ‘we mean business’
May has hailed Parliament’s backing for the landmark Brexit bill as
a sign to the EU that “we mean business”.The PM also confirmed
to the Commons yesterday that she will reappear in front of them to formally
trigger Article 50 exit talks within two weeks.
that would be “a defining moment” for Britain, she also insisted. Mrs May’s remarks came after Parliament finally passed the law to authorise her triggering our EU walk out without conditions after a titanic five week battle.
“Passing of the referendum bill will send a very clear message that we mean business”.Her remarks came after Parliament finally passed the law to authorise her triggering our EU walk out without conditions.
Theresa May makes case for the UK precious Union
Minister Theresa May has called on her fellow Conservatives to continue
"loudly and clearly" putting the case for the "precious Union"
of the UK.
During a speech to the Scottish Tory conference in Glasgow she said "we are four nations, but at heart one people".
Mrs May had earlier criticised the SNP-led government at Holyrood for having tunnel vision over a second Scottish independence referendum.
The PM insisted that "logic and facts" were on the side of the UK.
Mrs May told the conference that she was "determined" to ensure that "we leave the EU as one United Kingdom and prosper outside the EU as one United Kingdom".
Queen makes history with Sapphire Jubilee
The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee, with royal gun salutes to mark the historic day.On February 6, the anniversary of the day she became Queen, Elizabeth II has reigned for 65 years.
Theresa May speach: England are leaving the EU and single market
May has said the UK "cannot possibly" remain within the European
single market, as staying in it would mean "not leaving the EU at all".
The PM promised to push for the "freest possible trade" with European countries and warned the EU that to try to "punish" the UK would be "an act of calamitous self-harm".for the countries of Europe and it would not be the act of a friend". She added: "I am equally clear that no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain."She also said Parliament would vote on the final deal that is agreed.The European Parliament's lead negotiator said there could be no "cherry-picking" by the UK in the talks. Mrs May used her much-anticipated speech to announce her priorities for Brexit negotiations, including maintaining the common travel area between the UK and Irish Republic and "control" of migration between the UK and the EU.
George Michael 53, dies of suspected heart failure
who shot to fame as the front man of Wham! in the 1980s, died peacefully
at his home on the 25th Dec in Oxfordshire, his publicist said.
His manager Michael Lippman said the cause of his death was heart failure, according to the Associated Press.
R.I.P George Michael..
Tunisian man 'identified as suspect in Berlin attack
police are hunting a Tunisian man over the Berlin market attack after finding
an identity document in the lorry, according to reports.
The document was found under the driver's seat of the vehicle that ploughed into crowds at the Christmas market on Monday evening, killing 12 people.
Der Spiegel and Allgemeine Zeitung reported that the document, apparently asylum office papers announcing a stay of deportation, was in the name of Anis A, born in 1992 in Tataouine, Tunisia.
The suspect was also known to have two aliases, according to the newspapers.
Bild said Anis A was known to police for bodily harm and is considered dangerous. Ralf Jaeger, interior minister for North Rhine-Westphalia, said the suspect - who arrived in Germany in July 2015 - had been in contact with
the network of a leading Islamist ideologist known as Abu Walaa.
He said the suspect, who went by a number of names, had an asylum application rejected, but declined to comment on whether he was on a watch list. (sky)
Around 150 police stormed the centre for migrants in the town of Emmerich, near the border with the Netherlands. ID papers discovered in the truck reveal the suspect had been given a temporary stay permit by the German authorities.
Fidel Castro dies at 90
90-year-old's death was at 10.29pm on Friday after a long battle with illness
was announced on state television by his brother and current President Raul
Castro. He said "the commander in chief of the Cuban Revolution"
would be cremated on Saturday, concluding: "Until the everlasting victory,
some Cubans described his loss as "a painful blow", others rejoiced, blaming the revolutionary leader for the deaths of innocent people and separating families.
Havana resident Mariela Alonso, a 45-year-old doctor, said: "There will be no one else like him. We will feel his physical absence."
In Miami, jubilant Cuban exiles and their descendants chanted "Cuba si! Castro no!" on Calle Ocho - 8th Street - against the backdrop of a carnival-like atmosphere of fireworks, salsa music and car horns.
Thousands of people cheered as others drummed pots with spoons, waved Cuban flags and danced, some spraying champagne into the air.
President Elect Trump
Trump has pledged to be the president to ‘Make America Great Again’
and now he’s got the chance to back up his words.
Day 4 of protests in the US against President-elect Donald Trump has turned violent in Portland, Oregon.Several thousand demonstrators gathered in the centre of the western city. Some smashed shop and car windows, threw firecrackers and set rubbish alight.Police declared a riot and arrested 29 people. Protests in other US cities were smaller than on Wednesday. Mr Trump earlier said in a tweet the demonstrations were unfair and had been incited by the media.
protesters, mainly young people, say a Trump presidency would create deep
divisions along racial and gender lines. DONALD Trump yesterday paved the
way for beefed-up trade ties with post-Brexit Britain as he held his first
talks with Theresa May.Reaffirming the importance of the two nations’
special relationship, the US President-elect, whose mother was Scottish,
told Mrs May the UK was a “very, very special place for me and for
In a telephone call before visiting the White House for handover talks with President Barack Obama, he said he would be honoured to welcome her to Washington as soon as possible to discuss a trade deal face-to-face.
Thai king death Nation mourns the loss of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Thousands of Thai mourners are lining the streets of Bangkok, hoping to see the body of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as it it moved from a hospital to a temple in the Grand Palace.The world's longest-reigning monarch died on Thursday aged 88, sparking a national outpouring of grief. The government has declared a year-long official mourning period. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has been named as successor, but has asked for a delay in the process.
Kim Kardashian robbed at gun point in Paris Kanye hires extra security for Kim
Kardashian reportedly feared she was going to be raped during Sunday night's
terrifying robbery. The 35-year-old mum was bound, gagged and put in a bathtub
during the nighttime raid on her Paris apartment.According to US reports,
the reality star was laying in bed with her robe on when she heard loud
footsteps making their way up the stairs of the two-storey home.
TMZ reports that she saw one masked man and another dressed in a police hat through a sliding glass door and immediately tried calling longtime bodyguard Pascal Duvier.
Duvier was looking after Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner at a Paris club at the time. However, before the call went through, one of the robber's snatched the phone away from her.They then bound her hands with cuffs and duct tape.One of the men is said to have grabbed her by the ankles - which is the moment a terrified Kim reportedly told police she was about to be raped.
They then duct taped her ankles and put her in the bath. At that point, she pleaded with them not to kill her because she is a mum, and told them they could take whatever they wanted.
According to the website, the robbers only spoke French but said they kept saying "ring, ring", referring to her brand new diamond ring gifted to her by Kanye. When Kim continued to cry and plead, they then taped her mouth shut.
One of the star's friends - stylist Simone Harouche - was also asleep in the apartment and when she heard the noise she locked herself in the bathroom and called Pascal.He reportedly arrived at the apartment two minutes after the robbers left. Kim's spokesperson said she was left "badly shaken but physically unharmed" by the ordeal.
Update: Kanye West ‘hires team of Kim Kardashian lookalikes’ and spends £6m boosting security after Kim’s £8.5m robbery.
Shimon Peres funeral
leaders have hailed the vision of the late Israeli leader, Shimon Peres,
as he is laid to rest three days after he died at the age of 93.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described him as "a great man of the world", as he led the eulogies.US President Barack Obama said the presence of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace".Mr Abbas was among dozens of foreign dignitaries attending in Jerusalem. Shimon Peres was the last of the generation of politicians who founded Israel in 1948 to leave the public stage. But even though his life of public service stretched over 70 years, it is not difficult to pick out the highlight. In 1993 he was one of the group of politicians including Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin who signed the Oslo Accords - Israel's first peace deal with the Palestinians.
New york bomer supect
York officials are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalised US citizen
who was born in Afghanistan for questioning over Saturday's blast in the
Chelsea area of Manhattan.The bomb injured 29 people and another unexploded
device was found nearby. Early on Monday, a backpack containing up to five
devices exploded in Elizabeth, New Jersey, when a bomb disposal robot tried
to deactivate it. New York's governor said there were "commonalities"
between the bombs. The 28-year-old suspect's last known address was in Elizabeth.
FBI officials were searching a residence in the New Jersey city on Monday.
Update!! New York bombings suspect Ahmad Rahami in custody after shooting police officer in Linden, New Jersey - US media*
Keith Vaz male rent boys scandal: Keith Vaz steps down
Labour MP Keith Vaz has stepped down as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee. It follows newspaper claims he paid for the services of two male sex workers. He said: "It is in the best interest of the Home Affairs Select Committee that its important work can be conducted without any distractions whatsoever.Vaz attended his final home affairs select committee in the Grimond Room on Tuesday.
Gene Wilder dies at 83
Willy Wonka star Gene Wilder has died, aged 83.The Hollywood actor, known for roles in comedy classics such as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, has been hailed a "comic genius" and one of the "great talents" of his generation.Wilder's nephew said he died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease, the Associated Press reported. His friend Mel Brooks, who directed The Producers, the classic comedy in which Wilder starred, said on Twitter: "Gene Wilder - One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship." Stephen Fry tweeted: "Farewell #GeneWilder, comic genius. Thank you for all those happy, happy hours."
R.I.P Gene Wilder you will be remembered as a true talent who brought joy kids big and small all around the world!
Notting Hill Carnival 50th birthday this bank holiday
Carnival sunshine for many this Bank Holiday Monday. Notting Hill Carnival bands are taking to the roads of west London for the second day of what is thought to be Europe's largest street music festival. Up to 60 bands in colourful costumes are taking part in the Grand Finale street parade. This Carnival is a special one, for it celebrites its 50th birthday.
Team GB back after best Olympic Games wins
GB has arrived back in the UK from Rio following their best Olympic Games
for more than 100 years. Great Britain won a historic 67 medals in Brazil
- including 27 golds -amounting to their best ever away Games and most successful
Olympics in over 100 years.
The team finished the Games in second place in the medals table, second only to the United States and one place ahead of China.Shortly before 10am on Tuesday they landed back at Heathrow Airport following a long-haul flight.
Among Team GB's standout performers at the Games were Max Whitlock, Britain's first gymnast to win an Olympic medal, and Mo Farah, who secured back-to-back 5,000m and 10,000m golds.
Usain Bolt wins Gold in the 100m run for the third time
Usain Bolt claimed a record third 100m title while tennis player Andy Murray won Britain's fifth Rio gold medal on GB's best day at an overseas Olympics. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds to beat Justin Gatlin to gold and follow up his titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Russian UK relations over nerve agent
UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a
Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury, the PM says.Theresa
May said the diplomats, who have a week to leave, were identified as "undeclared
The UK later told the UN Security Council that Russia had used "a weapon so horrific that it is banned in war" in a "peaceful" British city.
Russia denies attempted murder and says it will respond appropriately.
Trump's EU Tariff
Donald Trump has said European Union trade rules make it "impossible"
for American firms to do business with the bloc.
Defending his tariff plans as he hosted the Swedish PM at the White House, Mr Trump said other countries had "taken advantage of" the US for decades.
Shortly afterwards it was announced that White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, who opposes tariffs, would quit. The EU has drawn up a $3.5bn (£2.5bn) hit list of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump says he will impose a tax on European car imports if the EU raises tariffs on incoming American goods, accusing his predecessors of leaving the US hostage to “very stupid” trade deals.
The UK will have no say in EU policy after Brexit, yet still be governed by it
European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warns If the
UK is to leave the EU but remain in the single market and the customs union
it will neither be able to restrict migration from EU and other single market nation states, nor sign trade deals with America, China, India or anyone else.
Mr Barnier told a press conference in Brussels that the UK will have to abide by the European Union's red lines while in its transitional phase after formally
leaving the EU in March 2019. He also asserted that the UK will lose all of the EU's current trade deals with countries outside the bloc, leaving Theresa May's
negotiators only allowed to work on new deals with Brussels' consent.The Frenchman said: “The EU position is very clear, the transition will last for 21 months, until December 31, 2020.“During this limited period of time, the whole EU acquis will continue to apply to the UK, as well as the full EU supervision and enforcement framework under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.”He told the room in Brussels this will include new laws and regulations agreed by the European Union during the period, with Britain having no say in the process. Prominent Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has expressed concerns that such an agreement will turn the UK into a “vassal state” and stranded in the EU in all but name. The EU General Affairs Council took 2 minutes to decide the UK should have taxation without representation.
Is Emmanuel Macron about to demand the UK to accepts migrants in Northern France
has been reported that French President Emmanuel Macron is about to demand
the United Kingdom accepts migrants" who are staying in the notorious
camp in Northern France, as well
as giving more cash on top of the €140 million handed over by the United Kingdom over three years, Le Monde reports. "The ones sleeping outside don't
want to present themselves, because they don't want to seek asylum in France", he said. He questioned officials about measures to speed up processing for migrants who agree to apply for asylum in France.
Theresa May reshuffle
May has said her reshuffle makes the government look "more like the
country it serves" with a "new generation" of ministers brought
The PM has appointed several new faces to her ministerial team.
The mostly junior ministerial appointments come after Monday's cabinet-level changes.
These triggered the resignation of education secretary Justine Greening and were branded a "lacklustre PR exercise" by Labour.
Of Tuesday's appointments, six men and eight women were new additions to government, including five from ethnic minorities and 11 who were elected in 2015.Six of the women - all elected in 2015 - have been appointed as junior whips, who will be involved with enforcing party discipline.
Downing Street said that following the reshuffle there were more women attending cabinet, more female ministers and more members of the government from ethnic minorities.The number of women who are full cabinet members has remained the same as before at six.But the number of other senior female ministers also attending cabinet has risen from two to four, taking the total number of women around the table to 10.
Donald Drump admires and respects Theresa May despite spat
Trump "admires and respects" Theresa May despite clashing with
the Prime Minister this week, the US ambassador has insisted.
Billionaire Woody Johnson, who was appointed America's top diplomat in London earlier this year, claimed the President and Mrs May have a "very, very good relationship".The Prime Minister branded Mr Trump "wrong" after he shared tweets from the far-right Britain First party this week, which also prompted an unprecedented wave of criticism from MPs for a US President.
Escalating the row, Mr Trump hit back at Mrs May, telling her "don't focus on me". But, despite the high-profile spat between the two leaders, Mr Johnson expressed confidence there remains "100%" trust within the US-UK relationship.Woody Johnson, the owner of American Football team the New York Jets, told Bloomberg: "The Prime Minister was one of the first, the first, visitor to the US after the inauguration of the President.
"The President and Prime Minister have a very, very good relationship. I know the President admires and respects the Prime Minister greatly".
Earthquake on Iran-Iraq border
huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's
mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring
more than 7,000.Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of
collapsed buildings. The quake is the deadliest in the world this year.
A woman and her baby were pulled alive from rubble in the town, Iranian media said.
of the European Union's member states have signed up to a plan for closer
defence co-operation. The UK and Republic of Ireland are among five states
not participating.The other 23 are now committed to the permanent structured
military co-operation ("Pesco") plan to boost their defence budgets
and joint capabilities.EU forces have gone to some hotspots, including the
Central African Republic and Kosovo. But in some cases they have been short
of funding and equipment.Under Pesco, each country has to provide a plan
for national contributions. The participants will be backed by a European
Defence Fund that should be worth €5bn (£4.5bn; $5.8bn) annually
after 2020. The money will be used for weapons research and equipment purchases.UK
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK saw promise in Pesco and pledged
to be "supportive" from the outside."We are there, like a
flying buttress to support the cathedral," he told reporters. US President
Donald Trump has urged America's European Nato allies to spend more on their
own defence, arguing that they rely too much on US protection.
Russia's military intervention in Ukraine in 2014 alarmed EU members that were once part of the Russian-dominated Soviet bloc.
Russia accuses the EU and Nato of unfriendly and threatening expansion up to its borders.
UK EU trade talks by xmas
Angela Merkel said britain could start Brexit trade talks by Christmas as Theresa May lobbied EU leaders in Brussels yesterday. The German chancellor said there had been "progress" in the long running negotiations on the rights of EU citizens, the size of Britain's divorce bill and the border in Northern Ireland. Mrs May said Britain was Within touching distance of reaching agreement on the rights of EU citizens living in the Uk but warned against expecting any breakthrough asshe prepared to speak to the other 27 EU leaders at a dinner last night.
POLAND’S foreign minister says Britain will be made to pay “as much as possible, for as long as possible”
foreign minister has reportedly vowed that Britain will be made to pay “as
much as possible, for as long as possible” as part of a mammoth divorce
settlement with the EU.
Witold Waszczykowski apparently made the remark at a meeting of diplomats and officials over the summer, telling them wringing a huge Brexit bill out of the UK was the “only thing” the 27 are united on.
Poland is by far the biggest single net beneficiary of the entire club raking in around £8.5 billion ever year, and potentially has the most to lose when the British taxpayers’ cash dries up. And Warsaw's outburst will be seen as another a sign of how critical the issue of British cash is to the EU, despite eurocrats' repeated claims that securing citizens' rights is their number one priority.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are currently blocking a loosening of Michel Barnier’s mandate to allow for the start of transition talks because they want to extract more promises of payment from the UK.
Drone killed IS memeber Sally-Anne Jones
from Chatham in Kent, joined so-called Islamic State after converting to
Islam and travelling to Syria in 2013.
Whitehall officials have declined to comment publicly. However, they have not denied the story, and US sources are confident she was killed in an unmanned drone strike in June, our correspondent added.
48-year-old was reportedly killed close to the border between Syria and
Iraq by a US Air Force strike.
Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "aware of the reports" around Jones's death, but was "not in a position to comment further".
Her official spokesman said the coalition "follows clear and lawful rules of engagement." Jones - who had no previous military training - had been married to the jihadist Junaid Hussain, who was killed in 2015 in a drone strike.
a punk musician, she had been used to recruit western girls to the group
and posted threatening messages to Christians in the UK.
Jones, who was born in Greenwich, London, also encouraged individuals to carry out attacks in Britain, offering guidance on how to construct home-made bombs.She used her Twitter account to provide practical advice on how to travel to Syria and shared pictures of herself posing with weapons.
Pence leaves NFL game after players kneel for anthem
US vice-president, Mike Pence, walked out of the NFL game between Indianapolis
and San Francisco on Sunday after several 49ers players kneeled during the
playing of the national anthem. President Donald Trump later tweeted his
support for Pence's actions but San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid claimed
the walkout appeared to be 'a PR stunt' from the
Catalonian referendum violence plunges EU into crisis as '90 percent of voters back independencet
government said 90 percent of those who voted in an unauthorised independence
referendum chose to split from Spain.
On a day marred by clashes between police and voters, 2.26 million people took part in the referendum, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said. That represents a turnout of 42.3 percent of Catalonia's 5.34 million voters. Of those who took part, 2.02 million Catalans voted "yes" to the question: "Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?"
The preliminary results pave the way for the region's leader to declare independence in the coming days, despite the Spanish government ruling the referendum illegal.
We don't WANT to go' EU snubbed by its OWN staff as they want to STAY in UK after Brexit
Brussels was facing a humiliating mutiny from its own staff today as three quarters of workers at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said they want to stay in Britain rather than move to its new EU base.In a dramatic mutiny MEPs have been told that 75 per cent of the workforce, which includes top scientists and academics, would rather remain in London even after the UK has left the bloc. The revelation is a massive blow to the EU’s pride after it trumpeted Brexit as an opportunity to relocate the regulatory agency to the continent alongside its banking equivalent. It comes on the same day that 23 European cities officially submitted bids to become the new home of the EMA, talking up their own positives as places to live and work. They include Amsterdam, Barcelona and Milan, but it appears none of the options on the table are anywhere near as appealing to EMA staff as staying in the British capital they have made home.
White House staff have spoken to the Gard family who lost long legal fight to take son to US for treatment
Trump has offered to help the parents of a critically ill baby who have
lost a legal fight to take him to the United States for treatment.
The US president said he would be delighted to help Charlie Gard, whose parents wanted him to undergo a therapy trial in the US to treat a rare genetic condition.Members of the Trump administration have talked to the 10-month-old’s family, a White House spokeswoman said on Monday. “Our goal is not to pressure but simply to be helpful if possible in this
very difficult and heartbreaking situation,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Guardian.But Boris Johnson has said It is impossible for terminally ill Charlie Gard to be transferred to the Vatican's children's hospital for treatment The foreign secretary told Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano legal reasons prevented him from being moved. The president of the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome had asked British doctors if 10-month-old Charlie could be transferred to his care.It comes after the Pope tweeted his support for Charlie on Monday. Charlie has been receiving specialist treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital since October.
London Bridge Attack: terrorist entered Britain using FALSE name and age
Coroner’s Court was told Rachid Redouane, who was one of three terrorists
responsible for the June 3 slaughter, arrived in the UK using false details.
Authorities could not confirm when he arrived in the country but did say
he used the alias Rachid Elkhdar and claimed to be five years younger than
his 30 years. Detective Chief Inspector Simon Moring said: “He was
initially identified through fingerprints held by the immigration service.
These came back in the name of Rachid Elkhdar, date of birth 31 July 1991.
“However a statement was taken from his wife who stated he used that name when he entered the country and his real name was Rachid Redouane, date of birth 31 July 1986.
EU news: Norwegians For Nato over EU army, May Brexit speech on citizens while Merkel,Macron Junker and Tusk disapprove!
May said that European Union citizens who arrive lawfully before Brexit
would be able to stay in the UK and enjoy full residency status.
THE President of France Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel have made it clear they are the European Union’s new power couple as they threaten Theresa May over Brexit.
Tusk & Juncker Rejects May's EU migrants plan in bid to make Brexit impossible. ERNA SOLBERG has snubbed Jean-Claude Juncker’s dream of creating an EU army as the Norwegian prime minister
pledged her country's full support to Nato.
Brussels terror attack
soldiers patrolling a major train station in Brussels have killed a suspected
suicide bomber following an explosion.
He ran at soldiers while on fire after the blast, shouting "Allahu akbar" - God is greatest - in Arabic, before he was shot dead by troops.
Belgium's federal prosecutor confirmed the "terrorist attack" at Brussels Central, one of the country's busiest stations.
Authorities have identified the suspect as a Moroccan national, but have not released his name. He lived in Molenbeek - the district which was home to some of the people suspected of carrying out the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2015 and 2016.
Car deliberately hits police van in Paris before bursting into flames
car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames in the Champs
Élysées area of central Paris, police officials say.
The driver died in the incident. Police found a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the car.France is under a state of emergency after being hit by a wave of deadly terror attacks in recent years.
Batman actor Adam West dies aged 88
Adam West, who earned a place in pop culture history with his portrayal of the title character in the classic 1960s TV series Batman, has died at age88, his family said. West died on Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukaemia", the family statement said."He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we'll miss him." The live-action Batman show, starring West along with Burt Ward as his sidekick Robin and a collection of colourful villains, was inspired by a long-running comic book series.It ran only three seasons from 1966 to 1968 on the ABC network, but became a television phenomenon and cult classic. It also spawned a Batman feature film in 1966.
R.I.P Adam West a classic talent who will be missed!!
Youssef Zaghba is named as the third London attacker
third London attacker has been named by Scotland Yard as a Moroccan-Italian
man, Youssef Zaghba.The 22-year-old, who had been living in east London,
had apparently worked in a restaurant. He was not a subject of interest
to either British police or MI5.
Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera reported that he was born in Fez in January 1995 to a Moroccan father and an Italian mother.
The paper said his parents had lived in Morocco before splitting up. His mother apparently then returned to Italy and lived in the Bologna area.
Zaghba is said to have lived mainly in Morocco.
Nigel Farage dismisses report of link to FBI investigation
Farage has dismissed a report that he is a "person of interest"
in the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald
Trump's presidential campaign. The former UKIP leader and serving MEP described
the report from The Guardian as "hysterical" and claimed it is
"extremely doubtful" he could be a person of interest as he has
"no connections" to Russia.
The newspaper said Mr Farage has not been accused of wrongdoing and is not a suspect or target of the investigation.
NHS Brexit bill shows PM was CORRECT to fight on EU
May has insisted warnings the NHS could face £1billion bill every
year if expats needed to be treated in Britain after Brexit show she was
right not to give away rights to EU citizens without a reciprocal deal in
If all the British pensioners who currently receive health care in other countries through European Union agreements had to return, caring for them would require the NHS to spend an extra £1 billion a year, according to a report from the Nuffield Trust.The health charity said this is twice the amount currently spent for them to receive their care abroad.
Brexit Secretary David Davis condemns Brussels EU demands tactics
Secretary accuses Brussels of hardball tactics after European negotiators
confirm rights should be extended to all family members of EU citizens living
in UK and for the European court of justice (ECJ) must have full jurisdiction
for ruling on disputes about citizens’ rights while the European commission
ought to have full powers for monitoring whether the UK is upholding the
Brussels wanted to guarantee its citizens greater rights in the UK than Britons have. The Brexit Secretary warned Labour's Angela Rayner she was wrong to think simply taking a 'nice' position with the EU would produce a good result.
He said added: 'We're going to have to be quite tough with them.' Documents have been published that the EU is set to demand life time rights for its citizens living in Britain that are stronger those of Britons.
They will include the right to bring spouses into Britain from non EU countries - something UK citizens cannot do without meeting strict criteria.
Mr Davis cited the leak from European sources of the so-called 'Downing Street dinner' as evidence that the EU was going to drive a hard bargain as the UK prepares to leave the bloc.
May vs Jeremy Corbyn
May vs Corbyn live debate on now watch:
UK Terror threat level raised to critical after Manchester attack
The UK terror threat level has been raised to the highest level of "critical", meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. It follows Monday night's bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people. Soldiers deployed on streets after threat level raised following Manchester bombing.The Manchester Arena bomber was named as Salman Abedi. His brother was seen smerking when arrested soon afterwards.
'You'll pay the price' Angela Merkel tries to threaten Britain over free movement
Merkel has said Britain will face the consequences if the Government puts
an end to free movement after Brexit.Theresa May has repeatedly vowed to
impose stricter immigration measures after the UK officially leaves the
EU in 2019. Mrs Merkel warned her against the move, saying Britain would
pay the "price" by taking control of its borders. And she insisted
the EU would consider the views of Remain voters when Brexit negotations
finally get underway later this year. The German leader said: "If the
British government ends the free movement of people, that will have its
"This isn't malicious, but they cannot say there will be an upper limit of 100,000 or 200,000 EU citizens, no more."That will not work. We would have to think about what obstacle we create from the European side to compensate for that."
The Prime Minister recently attacked Brussels' stance on Brexit, claiming some Eurocrats want the upcoming divorce talks to fail.
Ian Brady Died his ashes will not be scattered on the Moor
AIan Brady's body will not be released until assurances are made his ashes will not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor, a coroner has ruled.Brady, who tortured and killed five children with his lover Myra Hindley, died at Ashworth Hospital on Monday. The inquest heard he died from severe obstructive pulmonary disease. Senior coroner Christopher Sumner said he knew he did not have the legal power to make such a request but believed it was the "correct moral judgement". The people would not want the monster of the moor any where near the area.
Oxbridge academic admits EU agents are helping Remainers to SABOTAGE Brexit
AC Grayling has admitted that unnamed European officials are helping him to overturn the Brexit process.Professor Grayling, who is a fellow at Oxford, is a prominent Remain activist and earlier this week branded Brexit "a coup". Speaking to The Convention, a Brexit conference this weekend, the elite academic said people at the European Parliament had offered their help to subvert the referendum result.
Le Pen side says French ballots tampered with
The Latest on the French presidential runoff on Sunday (all times local):9:45 p.m.France's presidential voting watchdog has called on the Interior Ministry to look into claims by the campaign of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen that ballot papers are being tampered with nationwide to benefit her rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron.On Friday, the Le Pen campaign alerted the CNCCEP watchdog after saying it had received thousands of reports of "violations of the enforcement of electoral law."Le Pen's camp says the reports say electoral administrators in several regions — including in Ardeche, Savoie and the Loire — who received the ballot papers for both candidates have found that the Le Pen ballots had been "systematically torn up."CNCCEP asked Interior Ministry to find out more information about these reported incidents.
Woman shot in anti-terror raid in Willesden North West London
woman was shot by police during the operation at a property in Harlesden
Road, Willesden, shortly before 7pm on Thursday evening.
Officers said the home had been under observation as part of a counter-terrorism operation and armed entry was required "due to the nature of the intelligence we were dealing with".
The woman, aged in her 20s, has not been arrested "at this time" due to her condition, which is said to be "serious but stable".
Officers used CS gas during the armed raid, which resulted in the arrests of two people at the home and another nearby. Later, a man and a woman, both aged 28, were arrested when they returned to the property. Another woman, aged 43, was also held in Kent. Officers continue to search the property on Harlesden Road, as well as two other London addresses.
Eddie Murphy's brother Charlie Murphy dies aged 57
comedian Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57 following a battle with
leukaemia. The prominent stand-up and actor, who was the older brother of
Eddie Murphy, passed away at a New York hospital on Wednesday,
his publicist has confirmed.According to TMZ, Murphy had been undergoing chemotherapy at the time of his death. The comedian had a career as a successful stand-up comic in the US before becoming a household name
through Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Central skit show.
R.I.P Charlie Murphy A true story teller and a true talent God bless you and rest in perfect peace!!
Scottish referendum: Scotland votes 'No' to independence
evening the Government's Brexit Bill cleared though both Houses of Parliament,
paving the way for her to trigger Article 50.
Peers in the House of Lords backed down and accepted the supremacy of elected MPs after they rejected amendments on the issue of giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal and guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens. Speaking after the result, Mr Davis said: “Parliament has today backed the Government in its determination to get on with the job of leaving the EU and negotiating a positive new partnership with its remaining member states.
Brexit: Gina Miller threatens with new legal action
Miller has threatened fresh legal action against the Government if parliament
doesn’t have a “meaningful” vote on the final outcome
of Brexit negotiations. The 51 year old who admitted spending more than
£200,000 of her own money taking the govenment to court on article
50 was taken to task by a BBC presenter who asked her if she 'looked desperate'
for her attempts to try and block Brexit.
Shoreham air crash
Pilot errors and ineffective measures to protect the public led to the deaths of 11 men when a vintage jet crashed on to a dual carriageway during the Shoreham air show, investigators say.The Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the A27, destroying vehicles and bursting into flames on 22 August 2015. A further 13 people, including the pilot Andy Hill, were injured.
NHS trust is Under new law to charge health tourists
trust will have to charge foreign patients “upfront” unless
they can prove they are eligible for non-urgent care, Jeremy Hunt has announced.
The Health Secretary said the law would be changed from April to ensure that overseas patients made a “fair contribution” to healthcare they received.
The move means anyone flying to the UK for non-urgent treatment such as a hip operation or cataract removal could now be turned away unless they agree to pay the NHS bill.A handful of hospitals have introduced upfront charges for overseas patients already, with requirements to provide a passport and utility bill, to help officials establish entitlement.
MEP Helga Stevens EU politicians will veto Brexit deal if UK 'better off leaving than remaining'
Helga Stevens told a European Parliament Presidential debate her “red
line” would be “if it’s better of the UK to leave than
The European Conservatives and Reformists Group’s Presidential candidate said the deal needs to be one which “benefits both of us”.
She told the debate, organised by Politico: “If it’s better for the UK to leave than stay in, then that’s my red line.
“My belief is what we need to do is a fair deal which benefits both of us. The UK will still exist, still be part of Europe so we need to make an effort to make sure there’s a win-win situation.”
Actress Carrie Fisher Dies at aged 60
Wars actress Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60, four days after suffering
a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles.
The American star, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the films, died in hospital where she had been receiving treatment after becoming unwell on the flight from London.
The actress and author had been on a tour to promote her new book, The Princess Diarist, in the UK, and had also been shooting the third season of the sitcom Catastrophe.She suffered a heart attack as she travelled back to the US just before Christmas. Doctors and nurses on board the aircraft performed CPR and paramedics met the flight at Los Angeles international airport.
Fisher made her film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit Shampoo, and was also an author who detailed her struggled with drug addiction and mental illness in several best-selling books.
She also had roles in films including Austin Powers, The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally.R.I.P Carrie Fisher.
Russian ambassador to Turkey killed
Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot and killed while attending
an art exhibit in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The shooting was
caught on dramatic, graphic video. The shooter was also killed. Karlov
had been ambassador since July 2013. He was 62 years old.Russia's intelligence services are to develop extra security measures for its embassies following the killing of its ambassador to Turkey.
Andrei Karlov was shot dead as he gave a speech on Monday in Ankara. The gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, 22, an Ankara policeman, was apparently protesting at Russia's involvement in Syria's Aleppo. He was later shot dead.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the attack was aimed at hurting ties with Russia.
Germany needs post-Brexit EU trade deal with Britain
Germany needs a "comprehensive" new trade EU deal with the UK after Brexit to minimise the potential fallout for its own economy, a leading politician has warned. Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian economy minister, said that Brexit poses a "high risk" to the economy and argued that the UK is one of the "most important trading partners for Bavaria", one of Germany's most prosperous states.
New Zealand earthquake
aftershocks have roiled New Zealand following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake
that killed two people. The South Island has seen hundreds of tremors, including
a 6.3-magnitude quake, after the initial one struck after midnight on Monday.
The epicentre is northeast of Christchurch, near the town of Kaikoura which
has been cut off by landslides. A large river dammed up by a landslide also
breached its banks, sending a "large wall of water" downstream.
Residents around the Clarence River - one of the largest on South Island - were being urged to move immediately to higher ground.
A school girl in Oxford UK was abducted and Sexually attacked
A teenage girl walking to school was abducted by two men and subjected to a serious sexual assault. The girl, who was wearing a school uniform, was grabbed near Marston Ferry Road and Banbury Road in Oxford at 08:25 BST on Wednesday.She was driven away by two white men in a silver car and found more than three hours later about a mile away, knocking on doors and seeking help. Police warned children walking to school to stay in groups.The girl was found at midday by officers on Cavendish Drive after she knocked on doors in the area.Police forensics teams have been examining the street for evidence. Update: Thames Valley police appeal for witnesses who may have seen two white men and silver car in which attack took place. The victim left her house and walked along the Banbury Road, towards the junction of Marston Ferry Lane. Shortly after that she was abducted and attacked.
Zianna Oliphant made a tearful plea to her city
Almost too small to reach the microphone, 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant stepped to the podium Monday at the Charlotte City Council meeting.A week had passed since the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott — a period marked by anger and unrest in North Carolina’s largest city. Zianna had come to discuss race relations. More specifically, the young girl wanted to talk to city leaders and police about being black.
Theresa May migration crisis Speach
Theresa May will criticise the West's response to the migration crisis when she addresses world leaders later.At a UN summit in New York, she will call for a greater distinction between refugees and people trying to enter a country for economic reasons.The PM will also say refugees should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and stress that nations have a right to control their borders.The UN says a record number of people have been displaced by conflict.
Anjem Choudary jailed for support for IS
Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been jailed for five and a half years for drumming up support for so-called Islamic State (IS). His supporters in the public gallery of the Old Bailey courtroom shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as Choudary was sentenced.The British-born 49-year-old backed the terrorist group in a series of talks posted on YouTube, and recognised a caliphate - a symbolic Islamic state - had been created under an IS leader after it was announced In June 2014. Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 33, was jailed for the same period for inviting support for IS between June 29, 2014 and March 6, 2015.
HRT increase Cancer risk
replacement therapy can triple the risk of breast cancer, the biggest ever
study has found, following more than a decade of controversy.
Last year the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) changed guidance to encourage more doctors to prescribe HRT claiming too many menopausal women had been left suffering in silence.HRT is used to treat uncomfortable symptoms of the menopause – such as hot flushes, migraines, disrupted sleep, mood changes and depression – by topping up the decreased levels of hormones produced by the body.
But doctors were reluctant to prescribe it after a study in 2002 suggested it could raise the risk of cancer, a claim later widely disputed.Now new findings by the Institute of Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Now suggest the original risk had actually been underestimated. A study of 100,000 women over 40 years found those who took the combined oestrogen and progestogen pill for around five years were 2.7 times more likely to develop cancer compared to women who took nothing, or only the oestrogen pill. The risk rose to 3.3 times for women who took the drugs for 15 years or more. Around 14 in 1,000 women in their 50s are expected to develop breast cancer, but that rises to 34 in 1000 for women taking the combined pill, the study suggests.
Former Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson Tasered to Death by Police
Atkinson dies after being Tasered by Telford police Former footballer Dalian
Atkinson has died after being shot with a Taser by police at his father's
house.Police said the weapon was deployed at about 01:30 BST in Telford,
Shropshire after officers were called to a report of concern for a man's
safety. A neighbour described seeing the former Aston Villa star, 48, being
Tasered after "stumbling towards" police. Mr Atkinson went into
cardiac arrest on his way to hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about
03:00. Paula Quinn, who lives in a first-floor flat near the Atkinson property
in Trench, said: "They were shouting and kicking so much all I could
hear were the boots hitting him.
"And then the officer who released the Taser stepped back while the other officer still continued to kick and then I could hear him shout to the other officer that was still kicking, 'Back off, back off, back off.'"And then the officer with the Taser asked the gentleman to put his hands behind his back and did so probably two or three times and reactivated the Taser another four or five times after that."
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