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Bill Cosby on trial accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in 1970s
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Bill Cosby on trial accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in 1970s

10 hours ago 15,681 Views 0 Comments

The case is the latest in a raft of legal actions against the 84-year-old, who was once one of the most popular performers on US television.

Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
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Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

19 hours ago 14,298 Views 0 Comments

The lawsuit maintains he was aware of the potential dangers of sharing Facebook users’ data.

Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
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Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan

Mon 8:57 AM 21,834 Views 37 Comments

A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'
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Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'

Updated Fri 10:31 PM 43,292 Views 28 Comments

The Ukrainian President described the bombardment of Severodonetsk, where 12 people were reportedly killed, as “brutal and absolutely pointless”.

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
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Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated Fri 9:20 PM 78,509 Views 65 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion
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US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion

Fri 7:29 AM 9,705 Views 10 Comments

Washington called on Russia to allow exports of Ukrainian grain that is held up in Black Sea ports.

Trump urges celebrity doctor to declare victory in US Senate primary
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Trump urges celebrity doctor to declare victory in US Senate primary

Thu 10:56 AM 26,932 Views 23 Comments

Trump urged Dr Oz, who he has endorsed, to declare victory in Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary.

'How To Murder Your Husband' writer on trial for murder of husband
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'How To Murder Your Husband' writer on trial for murder of husband

Thu 10:18 AM 32,282 Views 0 Comments

Nancy Crampton Brophy stands accused of shooting Daniel Brophy using a gun whose now-missing barrel she bought on eBay.

US to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes due to major shortage
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US to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes due to major shortage

Thu 9:07 AM 24,390 Views 24 Comments

The shortage has left many parents frantic and fearful their infants may starve.

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
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Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

Thu 7:44 AM 25,560 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
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Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

May 18th 2022, 3:34 PM 16,920 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Lane has already been convicted of wilfully violating Floyd’s rights during the May 2020 restraint that led to his death.

Bidens visit Buffalo to pay respects to victims of racist massacre
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Bidens visit Buffalo to pay respects to victims of racist massacre

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:32 PM 16,332 Views 25 Comments

Biden called the racially-motivated killings “antithetical to everything we stand for in America.”

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
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Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

May 17th 2022, 2:25 PM 8,440 Views 20 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship
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Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship

Updated May 16th 2022, 7:45 PM 29,035 Views 0 Comments

A court heard the actress had filed for divorce after violent episodes became more and more normal.

Suspected gunman tied up by churchgoers after fatal shooting in California
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Suspected gunman tied up by churchgoers after fatal shooting in California

May 16th 2022, 7:52 AM 26,674 Views 11 Comments

Four others were critically injured in the incident, authorities said.

US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store
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US mourn victims of racist mass shooting at store

Updated May 15th 2022, 4:55 PM 72,262 Views 34 Comments

10 people were shot and killed by an alleged teenage white supremacist in an act one official described as “domestic terrorism, pure and simple”.

Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports
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Ten killed in shooting in Buffalo, New York - reports

May 14th 2022, 11:05 PM 36,353 Views 26 Comments

The Buffalo Police department tweeted earlier that officers were “on scene of a mass shooting”.

Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?
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Larry Donnelly: Will the midterms be a tough day or a bloodbath for the Democrats?

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 11,818 Views 7 Comments

Our columnist says the leaked Roe V Wade draft and Republican candidates endorsed by Donald Trump may prove costly for the Biden administration.

Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal
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Lawyer who argued landmark US abortion case outraged over possible reversal

May 13th 2022, 8:06 AM 8,624 Views 42 Comments

Linda Coffee is the last living member of the legal team who won the case in 1973.

Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans
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Democrats’ effort to secure US abortion access in law blocked by Republicans

May 12th 2022, 8:11 AM 7,308 Views 37 Comments

The almost party-line count promises to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling.

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
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Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city

Updated May 11th 2022, 10:55 PM 72,662 Views 53 Comments

The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”

US Republicans block contentious Senate abortion rights vote
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US Republicans block contentious Senate abortion rights vote

May 11th 2022, 9:44 PM 16,516 Views 19 Comments

All 50 Republicans and one of the 50 Democrats voted not to consider the legislation.

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
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US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail

May 11th 2022, 2:29 PM 5,354 Views 15 Comments

Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger
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No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger

May 11th 2022, 8:03 AM 25,218 Views 19 Comments

Lawyers for Tyson praised the district attorney’s decision.

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’
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One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 34,856 Views 25 Comments
  • The Ukrainian military said Russian forces fired seven missiles from the air at Odessa, hitting a shopping centre and a warehouse.
  • Ukrainian officials said around 100 civilians remain trapped at a steel plant in Mariupol despite earlier reports that all had been evacuated.
  • US President Joe Biden signed a new bill to expedite more weapons to the country.
Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine
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Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine

May 9th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,587 Views 21 Comments

Acknowledging the billions of dollars already spent by the United States, Biden said “caving to aggression is even more costly.”

Man fatally shot after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire
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Man fatally shot after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire

May 8th 2022, 9:15 AM 38,280 Views 13 Comments

The man died after being taken to hospital, authorities said.

Man who stormed US Capitol in caveman costume gets prison sentence
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Man who stormed US Capitol in caveman costume gets prison sentence

May 7th 2022, 2:31 PM 43,163 Views 17 Comments

US District Judge James Boasberg told Aaron Mostofsky that he was ‘literally on the front lines’ of the mob’s attack on 6 January 2021.

‘Unprecedented’ weather expected to fuel wildfires in New Mexico
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‘Unprecedented’ weather expected to fuel wildfires in New Mexico

May 7th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,901 Views 1 Comment

Many families have already been left homeless and thousands of residents have been evacuated due to the flames.

US judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over Twitter ban
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US judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over Twitter ban

May 7th 2022, 8:39 AM 20,531 Views 27 Comments

The judge said the suit’s argument that Twitter had “censored” Trump in violation of free speech rights was weak.

Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as new press secretary, first Black woman to hold role
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Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as new press secretary, first Black woman to hold role

May 5th 2022, 9:49 PM 26,571 Views 20 Comments

Jean-Pierre will replace incumbent Jen Psaki from 13 May.

Rapper Kidd Creole sentenced to 16 years for fatal stabbing of homeless man
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Rapper Kidd Creole sentenced to 16 years for fatal stabbing of homeless man

May 5th 2022, 7:01 AM 35,943 Views 24 Comments

The 62-year-old rapper, born Nathaniel Glover, was found guilty of manslaughter last month for the death of John Jolly.

US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials
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US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials

May 4th 2022, 8:01 AM 21,045 Views 19 Comments

Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February.

Firefighters battling New Mexico blaze brace for windy conditions
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Firefighters battling New Mexico blaze brace for windy conditions

May 1st 2022, 2:20 PM 8,916 Views 0 Comments

Fire managers have warned of windy conditions expected in the coming days. Officials urged residents to remain vigilant for further possible evacuation orders.

White House correspondents' dinner returns after two years
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White House correspondents' dinner returns after two years

May 1st 2022, 9:31 AM 17,881 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden poked fun at his slumping poll ratings and took several digs at his predecessor Donald Trump.

British ‘Beatle’ terrorist given life sentence over deaths of US hostages
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British ‘Beatle’ terrorist given life sentence over deaths of US hostages

Apr 30th 2022, 8:24 AM 12,263 Views 0 Comments

Alexanda Kotey was one of four so-called Islamic State militants nicknamed The Beatles by their captives due to their British accents.

Ghislaine Maxwell fails to overturn sex trafficking conviction
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Ghislaine Maxwell fails to overturn sex trafficking conviction

Apr 30th 2022, 7:49 AM 18,460 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell, 60, was convicted of recruiting teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to 2004.

Oklahoma legislature passes ban on abortions after six weeks
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Oklahoma legislature passes ban on abortions after six weeks

Apr 29th 2022, 7:18 AM 10,358 Views 55 Comments

The bill includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for cases of rape or incest.

Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police
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Post-George Floyd probe finds discrimination by Minneapolis police

Apr 28th 2022, 6:56 AM 7,852 Views 7 Comments

State investigators have been reviewing a decade’s worth of information, including data on traffic stops, searches, arrests and uses of force.

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’
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US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19 but Joe Biden not ‘close contact’

Apr 26th 2022, 6:05 PM 13,915 Views 16 Comments

Harris will isolate at her residence but continue to work remotely.

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