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Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA Director Brennan, and has 9 more critics in his sights

Thursday  13:05,   16 august 2018

Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA Director Brennan, and has 9 more critics in his sights WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he was revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a[...]
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Public support Jack Whitehall casting as gay Disney character, poll finds

Thursday  13:05,   16 august 2018

The public is overwhelmingly in favour of straight actors being able to play gay parts, polling has found. Voices within the LGBT+ community had voiced concern with the casting of straight actor Jack Whitehall as Disney’s first ever gay character in [...]

A farmer infuriated villagers by making a 30ft high wall of hay bales behind their £500,000 homes

Thursday  12:05,   16 august 2018

<p>Residents have accused a farmer of using "bullying" tactics after 30ft high stacks of hay bales were dumped outside their homes.</p>Thirty tons of hay were piled up on trailers in a field adjacent to the back gardens of several[...]

Oklahoma school reopens after parents’ knife threats to transgender 12-year-old girl

Thursday  11:30,   16 august 2018

Schools in an Oklahoma school district have reopened, after threats to take a “good sharp knife” to a transgender 12-year-old girl sparked a security alert. Police shut down schools in Achille, Oklahoma on Monday and Tuesday after threats emerged to [...]

Joy and despair as first A level students rush to get their results as it's revealed number of students accepted on to degree courses has fallen after rollout of tougher exams

Thursday  10:45,   16 august 2018

More than half a million students across Britain found out if they had got into their university of choice from 8am today, 90 minutes ahead of A-level results being released.Nervous sixth-formers fretted about their future this morning as initial[...]

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

Thursday  10:10,   16 august 2018

In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes.&nbsp;In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra[...]

Plastic surgeon Dr Bumbum charged with murder

Thursday  10:00,   16 august 2018

Dr Bumbum - a celebrity plastic surgeon from Brazil known for his work on women's bottoms - has been charged with murdering one of his patients. The surgeon, whose real name is Denis Furtado, went on the run for four days after performing an[...]

Fears rise for ailing 3-year-old orca from critically endangered pod after she fails to eat live salmon, as scientists race to save the starving whale's life

Thursday  10:00,   16 august 2018

Scientists working to save an ailing killer whale have released salmon into waters in front of the orca. But they did not see the orca, called J50, take any of the eight salmon dropped into the water.But they did not see the critically endangered[...]

‘We Are Tired of Crying for the Dead’: A Stunned Genoa Mourns

Thursday  07:55,   16 august 2018

At the morgue, people looking for missing travelers dreaded what they might find. Residents wondered how they would get from one side of Genoa to the other.GENOA, Italy — All day Wednesday outside the austere building that houses Genoa’s morgue,[...]

Romanian 'crime boss' arrested outside Watford gym

Thursday  07:15,   16 august 2018

The suspected leader of a Romanian crime network, who became one of the most wanted men in Europe, has been arrested in the UK. Florin Ghinea - who goes by the nickname Ghenosu - was detained by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) as he[...]

British spies 'are BUGGING Brexit talks' claim EU officials after details of unpublished slide show leak

Thursday  07:10,   16 august 2018

The claims are seen as a bid to undermine Britain's attempts to present itself. But last night a senior Government source denied the 'crazy' claims outrightEU officials raised concerns after the UK obtained the contents of an unpublished [...]

Transgender Girl, 12, Is Violently Threatened After Facebook Post by Classmate’s Parent

Thursday  06:15,   16 august 2018

After becoming the target of a hateful online campaign, Maddie, a seventh grader in a small Oklahoma town, said, “I’m going to keep my head held up high.”It all started on Facebook. Jamie Crenshaw, whose children attend public schools in the town,[...]

Policeman charged over indecent images of children

Thursday  04:30,   16 august 2018

A police officer has been charged with the possession of indecent images of children. Lee Bartram, who works for West Midlands Police, was arrested on Monday at his home address and charged on Wednesday evening.The 44-year-old has been charged with [...]

Pearl Jam criticised for poster featuring dead Trump, burning White House

Thursday  02:00,   16 august 2018

Rock group Pearl Jam and Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) found themselves the targets of Republican criticism on Wednesday after the band tweeted a design for a poster featuring the senator jumping a tractor over a burning White House. RNC chairwoman[...]

Mysterious giant 'hairy sea monster' leaves locals baffled as it washes up on a beach on the Pacific coast of Russia

Thursday  00:32,   16 august 2018

Locals have stumbled upon a hulking 'smelly' carcass on the Pacific coastline of the Kamchatka peninsula, but what is it? Larger than three men, it's been likened to a 'hairy octopus'.Locals have failed to identify the 'strange[...]