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US – Trump signs proclamation restricting visas for uninsured

(Source: The Associated Press) – Immigrants applying for US visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The new rule applies to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad — not those in the US already. It […]

Prince Harry sues two UK tabloids over alleged phone hacking

(Source – Associated Press) Prince Harry is suing two British tabloid newspapers over alleged phone hacking. British media reports Friday night said Harry took legal action against the Sun and Mirror newspapers. Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement on Saturday that claims regarding “illegal interception of voicemail messages” were filed on Harry’s behalf. The palace […]

Amber Guyger: US ex-cop who killed neighbour found guilty

SOURCE- BBC NEWS – A US former police officer who killed her neighbor inside his own apartment in Dallas has been found guilty of murder. Amber Guyger, 31, argued that she shot St Lucian national Botham Jean, 26, after mistakenly thinking she was in her own flat and that he was an intruder. The verdict […]

UK – Hundreds of thousands stranded as agency collapses

LONDON — Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a variety of factors, including crushing debts and online […]

WORLD – Trump says peace talks with Taliban are now ‘dead’

WASHINGTON — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now “dead,” President Donald Trump declared Monday, two days after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America’s longest war. Trump’s remark to reporters at the White House suggested he sees no point in resuming a […]

UK: Amber Rudd quits cabinet and Conservative party

Amber Rudd has quit the cabinet and Conservative Party saying she cannot “stand by” while “loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled”. The work and pensions secretary said she no longer believed leaving the EU with a deal was the government’s “main objective”. She described the sacking of 21 Tory MPs on Tuesday as an “assault on […]

‘Multiple casualties’ in Texas mass shooting

(Source: BBC) – A mass random shooting in western Texas has left “multiple gunshot victims”, local police say. At least one gunman was said to have driven round the western city of Odessa and shot randomly at people. A US Postal Service van is said to have been hijacked during the incident. Police now say […]

USA – Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

MIAMI — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 season swirled toward […]

Prince Andrew: I did not suspect Epstein’s behaviour

(Source: BBC) – Prince Andrew has defended his former friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, saying “at no stage” did he “see or suspect” any criminal behaviour. Epstein, 66, took his own life in a jail cell this month while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. In a statement, the Duke of York said he wanted to “clarify […]

WORLD – Children in UK living in shipping containers, report finds

Children in England are growing up in shipping containers, office blocks, and bed and breakfasts, a report into youth homelessness has found, as authorities around the country struggle to combat the country’s crippling housing crisis. A total of 210,000 children are homeless — meaning they live in temporary accommodation or are “sofa-surfing” around various homes […]

WORLD – ‘Justice was served’

A young rape survivor who’d been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge Monday at the conclusion of a retrial. Evelyn Hernández, 21, was found innocent after the judge said there was not enough evidence to convict her, according […]

WORLD – ‘Grave’ affair

The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers. After Member of Parliament Ken Okoth died from cancer at the age of 41 last month, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, publicly detailed an alleged affair between the late MP, […]

WORLD – A$AP Rocky found guilty

US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm. The performer and two members of his entourage were convicted by a Swedish court, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. The imposition of a conditional sentence […]

Teens took their own lives

Two young murder suspects found dead after an extensive manhunt apparently killed themselves, police in Canada said Monday. Autopsies confirmed the bodies found last Wednesday in northern Manitoba are those of Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “The RCMP can also confirm that the two died in […]

Manshaus mum

The man suspected of shooting at people inside a Norwegian mosque on Saturday, and of killing his Chinese-born stepsister, appeared in court on Monday with black eyes and wounds on his face and neck. A judge gave police permission to hold 21-year-old Philip Manshaus in custody for an initial four weeks while he is investigated […]

USA – Jeffrey Epstein ‘found dead in cell’ in New York

(SOURCE: BBC) – Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, US media report. His body was discovered at 7:30 local time on Saturday at the facility in New York. The circumstances of his death are unclear. He was reportedly on suicide watch following […]

Natalie Christopher

British scientist’s body found after she disappeared in Greece

The body of British scientist Natalie Christopher has been found in Greece after she vanished while out on a run on Monday, police said on Wednesday. Her remains were found in a ravine approximately 20 meters (66 feet) deep, in a rough mountainous area of Kerame St. Kirikos in Ikaria, Greek national police tweeted. A […]