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From TheJournal.ie Rip Torn, Emmy-winning Larry Sanders Show actor, dies aged 88 RIP

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups Hate Speech

Twitter bans 'dehumanising' posts towards religious groups

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

From TheJournal.ie President Trump can't block critics from his Twitter account, US court rules First Amendment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Two-time US presidential candidate Ross Perot dies aged 89 ROSS PEROT

Two-time US presidential candidate Ross Perot dies aged 89

The Texas billionaire ran for President in 1992 and 1996.

From TheJournal.ie Twenty injured after gas explosion at Florida shopping centre Plantation

Twenty injured after gas explosion at Florida shopping centre

A vacant pizza restaurant was destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast Contempt Of Court

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson found guilty over Facebook broadcast

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

From TheJournal.ie 'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran World Tour

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

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

From TheJournal.ie If your WhatsApp and Facebook aren't working, you're not alone Outage

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump wanted tanks at his 4 July celebration, so he's got tanks at his 4 July celebration Rolling In

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taylor Swift attacks 'manipulative bully' who's bought her master tapes but Justin Bieber comes out to defend him Music Industry Beef

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cancelled Belgium music festival drawing comparisons to disastrous Fyre Festival Vestiville

Cancelled Belgium music festival drawing comparisons to disastrous Fyre Festival

A fraud investigation has been launched into the festival.

From TheJournal.ie Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please' G20

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Spacey sued over alleged groping incident Nantucket

Kevin Spacey sued over alleged groping incident

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

From TheJournal.ie Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas Caribbean

Woman killed after being attacked by three sharks in the Bahamas

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Beth Chapman, co-star of bounty hunter reality TV, dies aged 51 Beth Chapman

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

Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in September 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Paris region shuts down schools as heatwave hits western Europe - and it's about to get hotter Scorcher

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Horrifying image' of drowned father and daughter crossing Rio Grande increases spotlight on US immigration Asylum Seekers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Bestselling romance novelist Judith Krantz dies aged 91 Sex And Shopping

Bestselling romance novelist Judith Krantz dies aged 91

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

From TheJournal.ie Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran Tensions

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson refuses to comment after police called to his home following reports of altercation Met Police

Boris Johnson refuses to comment after police called to his home following reports of altercation

Neighbours reportedly heard screaming, shouting and banging in the early hours of yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail' Sea Of Okhotsk

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales from 'jail'

Celebrities, including actor Leonardo DiCaprio and TV star Pamela Anderson, had called for their release.

From TheJournal.ie 'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

From TheJournal.ie Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened Defamation

Father of Sandy Hook victim wins case against author who claimed the shooting never happened

The latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened? Power Cut This post contains videos

Almost 50 million people in South America woke up to darkness yesterday, so what happened?

The huge blackout is being blamed on Argentina’s electricity grid.

From TheJournal.ie Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96 RIP

Franco Zeffirelli, Oscar-nominated Italian director, dies aged 96

Internationally, he is best known for having directed the 1968 film version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

From TheJournal.ie Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

From TheJournal.ie US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf

The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing First Responders This post contains videos

Emotional Jon Stewart attacks 'shameful' lawmakers for not turning up for 9/11 hearing

Representatives have argued that the bill is likely to pass anyway.

From TheJournal.ie US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty Trial

US mother asks that ex-husband who murdered their five children be spared death penalty

Timothy Jones Jr. was convicted of five counts of murder last week.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

From TheJournal.ie Boston Red Sox star Ortiz recovering after being shot at Dominican Republic bar Baseball

Boston Red Sox star Ortiz recovering after being shot at Dominican Republic bar

Ortiz has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition.

From TheJournal.ie Night of firsts at Tony Awards as Troubles play set in Armagh wins four gongs Broadway This post contains videos

Night of firsts at Tony Awards as Troubles play set in Armagh wins four gongs

Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony.

From TheJournal.ie R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes Chicago

R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes

Some charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him.

From TheJournal.ie Ashton Kutcher testifies at LA murder trial Witness Stand

Ashton Kutcher testifies at LA murder trial

He was due to go on a date with the woman who was murdered.

From TheJournal.ie Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released Unsealed

Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released

The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.

From TheJournal.ie Man accused of Christchurch mosque shooting charged with terrorism New Zealand

Man accused of Christchurch mosque shooting charged with terrorism

The 28 year old Australian was already facing murder and attempted murder charges.

From TheJournal.ie 'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law Abortion Ban

'A sad day for women in Alabama' as strict abortion ban signed into law

The legislation would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a crime punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance Maleah Davis

Man (26) who reported Texas girl missing arrested in her disappearance

Derion Vence, who is the former fiancĂ© of the girl’s mother, was arrested near Houston yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot lands Myanmar plane safely without front wheels Emergency Landing

Pilot lands Myanmar plane safely without front wheels

The 82 passengers and 7 crew members were declared safe.