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UK – Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

(Associated Press) – Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer’s representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. “Adele and her partner have separated,” the emailed statement said. “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for […]

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

BBC – A Democratic congresswoman says she will not be silenced after facing a barrage of criticism over comments she made about the 9/11 attacks – including from Donald Trump. The US president tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” alongside a video showing footage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks spliced with a speech by Representative […]

UK – Assange arrested

LONDON – British police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday, forcibly removing the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on a US extradition warrant and bringing his seven-year stint there to a dramatic close. Video showed a heavily bearded Assange shouting and gesticulating as multiple officers hustled him into a waiting police van. He was […]

USA – ‘Dangerous storm’

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow disrupted ground and air travel […]

USA – Barbadian grandmother slain in triple shooting in Boston

SOURCE: Boston Herald – A grandmother from Barbados is dead and two other victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries in a triple shooting on Mattapan Street late Saturday afternoon, Boston police said. The name of the woman has not been released. Reports of a shooting surfaced after 5 p.m. Police, ambulances and rows of police tape blocked […]

UK’s May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – British Prime Minister Theresa May has acknowledged that the government’s strategies to get her Brexit deal approved in Parliament failed, saying there’s little prospect lawmakers will back it in “the near future.” May urged opposition lawmakers Saturday to help find a compromise agreement instead. She said voters “expect their politicians to […]

Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast

BBC – Flood-hit Iran is evacuating more towns and villages, with further rain expected on Saturday. Three weeks of heavy rainfall have left much of the country submerged and cost at least 70 lives. More downpours are forecast for the south-west, with 400,000 people at risk. Dangerously full dams are being opened to ease water […]

WORLD – Mental health tests for New Zealand attack suspect

CHRISTCHURCH – The man accused of killing 50 people in last month’s attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been ordered to undergo mental health tests. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, would be seen by experts to determine whether he was fit to stand trial or insane, said high court judge Cameron Mander. Mr Tarrant […]

UK: Four people hurt in ‘random attacks’

BBC – Four people have been stabbed in a spate of “cowardly and senseless” attacks in north London that police believe could be linked. Over a period of nearly 10 hours, the woman and three men were approached from behind and knifed in the back as they walked alone in Edmonton. The victims appeared to […]

Trump-Russia inquiry: President ‘did not conspire with Russia’

BBC – President Trump’s campaign “did not conspire” with Russia during the 2016 election campaign, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report says. A summary of Mr Mueller’s report released on Sunday “did not draw a conclusion” as to whether there was any obstruction of justice, either, whilst not exonerating the president. However, the attorney general says […]

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘Clear similarities’ with Indonesia crash

BBC – Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest “clear similarities” with a crash off Indonesia last October, Ethiopia’s transport minister has said. Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Last Sunday the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. Transport Minister […]

Man charged with mosque murders in Christchurch had white supremacist symbols on guns

Sky News – A 28-year-old Australian man has been charged with murder after a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand left 49 people killed. Brenton Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, appeared in court on Saturday morning, a day after the usually peaceful nation suffered its deadliest terror attack. He […]

WORLD – Boeing jet under scrutiny after Ethiopia crash

HEJERE, Ethiopia — Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. But Boeing said it had no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies. As the East African country mourned the 157 victims […]

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes with 157 people on board

BBC – An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board, the airline says. It said 149 passengers and eight crew members were believed to be on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya. The airline said that there were 33 different nationalities on board. […]

UK – Seven lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitis

LONDON — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the party, which sees itself as the representative of Britain’s […]

WORLD-US ex-cardinal defrocked over abuse claims

BBC – A former Roman Catholic cardinal has been defrocked after historical sexual abuse allegations. Theodore McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times. US Church officials said allegations he had sexually assaulted a teenager five decades ago were credible. Mr McCarrick, 88, had previously resigned but […]

USA – ‘El Chapo’ convicted

NEW YORK — Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel. Guzman listened to a […]

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