April 2017


Texas severe weather: At least 5 killed, dozens injured after tornadoes rip through state

At least five people were killed and dozens were injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas Saturday night. The Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said that at least five were dead, including one person who was in a vehicle when a tornado tossed it along Highway 64 in Canton. Horton said the number […]

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May vows to protect pensions from ‘unscrupulous bosses’ – BBC News

Earlier this year, he agreed with the Pensions Regulator to pay 363m to settle the company’s pension scheme. General election – latest updates General election: What you need to know Sir Philip Green strikes BHS pension deal Mrs May said: “Today I am setting out our plans, if elected, to ensure the pensions of ordinary […]

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Trump invites Philippines’ Duterte to the White House

(CNN)President Donald Trump invited his polarizing Philippines counterpart to the White House during a phone call in which the two leaders discussed North Korea. Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte had a “friendly discussion” Saturday that also addressed regional security in southeast Asia and the Philippines’ drug war, the White House said in a statement. While […]

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Woodward and Bernstein: Journalism, free press more crucial than ever

Washington (CNN)Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of Watergate fame argued Saturday night that good journalism is more crucial to a free society than ever in a climate of increasing hostility between the White House and the press. The speeches from the revered journalists came on the occasion of the first White House correspondents’ dinner since […]

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An offer they couldn’t refuse: The Godfather cast reunite, 45 years on

Stars get together in New York to swap stories about casting, drinking and even mooning during the making of the films Debilitating studio battles. One miraculously still cat. Mooning contests between James Caan and Marlon Brando. These were the memories shared, 45 years later, on the making of The Godfather in a rare reunion of […]

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner: ‘We are not the enemy,’ say press corps

In the absence of star guest Donald Trump, the usually celebrity-filled soiree took a more serious turn to focus on defence of journalistic freedom The White House press corps has gathered for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent US president to bow […]

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Donald Trump invites Rodrigo Duterte to Washington

US president enjoyed phone call with Philippines president, who is accused of overseeing the deaths of 7,000 people as part of his war on drugs US president Donald Trump has invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in […]

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Should I stop my unhelpful sister being my bridesmaid?

A reader is unhappy that her sister is refusing to take on the role of party organiser, but Mariella Frostrup says being a bridesmaid should be a no-strings affair The dilemmaI am due to get married in seven months. Recently, I have felt conflicted about whether I should pull my sister off from being a […]

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Kenneth Williams’ execution: Last hours leading to his death

(CNN)The execution of Arkansas death row inmate Kenneth Williams is raising questions after witnesses reports say his body repeatedly lurched when a lethal drug coursed through his veins. On Friday, Williams’ attorneys called for an investigation into the “problematic” execution. But state officials said he showed no pain. Here’s a rundown of the last hours […]

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Ciara and Russell Wilson welcome baby girl

(CNN)Ciara and Russell Wilson’s baby girl is here. The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback husband welcomed their new baby Friday, the couple announced on their social media accounts. “Dear Sienna Princess Wilson. No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You,” Ciara wrote on Instagram […]

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