World: US News

Anne Frank costume pulled by fancy dress site

Tuesday  18:35,   17 october 2017
Sky News

A US fancy dress retailer has removed an Anne Frank costume from its website following a huge backlash. HalloweenCostumes.com marketed the outfit - a blue dress, complete with a beret and satchel - on its website as a "historical Anne Frank costume [...]

Boris Johnson sidesteps calls to apologise over Libya ‘dead bodies’ comments

Tuesday  17:40,   17 october 2017
Press Association

Mr Johnson sparked outrage for saying Sirte could be like Dubai if the Libyans could “clear the dead bodies away”.Mr Johnson, who sparked outrage earlier this month for saying the city of Sirte could be like Dubai if the Libyans could “clear the[...]

88-Year-Old 'Nazi Grandma' Convicted

Tuesday  17:35,   17 october 2017
Newsweek

Ursula Haverbeck has repeatedly downplayed or denied Nazi crimes. According to Deutsche Welle, in a TV appearance she has called the atrocity "the biggest and most sustainable lie in history." She has also referred to an “Auschwitz lie” at a[...]

88-Year-Old 'Nazi Grandma' Convicted

Tuesday  17:35,   17 october 2017
Newsweek

Ursula Haverbeck has repeatedly downplayed or denied Nazi crimes. According to Deutsche Welle, in a TV appearance she has called the atrocity "the biggest and most sustainable lie in history." She has also referred to an “Auschwitz lie” at a[...]

'Casting Couch': The Origins of a Pernicious Hollywood Cliché

Tuesday  15:43,   17 october 2017
The Atlantic

The chorus of condemnation against Harvey Weinstein, as dozens of women have come forward to accuse the producer of serial sexual assault and harassment, has often turned on a quaint-sounding show-business cliché: the “casting[...]

'Casting Couch': The Origins of a Pernicious Hollywood Cliché

Tuesday  15:40,   17 october 2017
The Atlantic

The chorus of condemnation against Harvey Weinstein, as dozens of women have come forward to accuse the producer of serial sexual assault and harassment, has often turned on a quaint-sounding show-business cliché: the “casting[...]

Spanish F-18 jet crashes outside Madrid

Tuesday  15:07,   17 october 2017
dw.com

A pilot died when his F-18 fighter plane crashed during takeoff from the Torrejon military base outside Madrid, Spanish defense officials have said. Spain has faced two deadly fighter jet incidents in less than a week. Television images showed thick [...]

Boris Johnson Blocking Brexit Talks From Progressing, Says Angela Merkel Ally

Tuesday  13:26,   17 october 2017
Huffington Post UK

Boris Johnson is preventing Brexit talks from progressing, a close ally of Angela Merkel has said. Michael Fuchs, the vice chairman of the German chancellor’s CDU party, said the foreign secretary was blocking Theresa May from agreeing to pay the EU [...]

The banker whose ex-girlfriend dumped his $55,000 Mercedes into a swimming pool says 'if a woman is not crazy, she doesn't love you'

Tuesday  13:00,   17 october 2017
MSN

Guy Gentile Bahamas-based banker Guy Gentile broke up with Russian model Kristina Kuchma over dinner at a restaurant over the weekend — and she certainly got her revenge. Gentille, who runs a brokerage, told The New York Post that Kuchma[...]

Hate crime offences jump 29% year-on-year

Tuesday  12:50,   17 october 2017
Sky News

Recorded hate crimes jumped by 29% last year - exacerbated by the EU referendum and Westminster Bridge terror attack, new figures show. Over 80,000 offences were committed in England and Wales over the last 12 months - up from 62,518 in 2015/16.The [...]

U.S. and Korea Search for Wooly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race to Clone Extinct Beast

Tuesday  11:53,   17 october 2017
Newsweek

They are using different approaches to the de-extinction issue—and only one can be first.  De-extinction is the science of bringing extinct animals back from the dead through the process of reproductive cloning. You start with a nucleus that[...]

U.S. and Korea Search for Wooly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race to Clone Extinct Beast

Tuesday  11:53,   17 october 2017
Newsweek

They are using different approaches to the de-extinction issue—and only one can be first.  De-extinction is the science of bringing extinct animals back from the dead through the process of reproductive cloning. You start with a nucleus that[...]

Weinstein set to argue against sacking - reports

Tuesday  11:50,   17 october 2017
Sky News

The board of directors of the Weinstein Company will meet later, with Harvey Weinstein expected to join them by phone. According to reports, a lawyer representing the disgraced Hollywood producer is prepared to outline why the board violated the[...]

When Harvey Weinstein Tormented a Legendary Director on His Death Bed

Tuesday  10:22,   17 october 2017
The Daily Beast

The disgraced film mogul was always known to be a monster—in more ways than one.There are, as it were, many similarities between disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump. They were both born in the outer borough of Queens;[...]

When Harvey Weinstein Tormented a Legendary Director on His Death Bed

Tuesday  10:20,   17 october 2017
The Daily Beast

The disgraced film mogul was always known to be a monster—in more ways than one.There are, as it were, many similarities between disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and President Donald Trump. They were both born in the outer borough of Queens;[...]