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  • Trump calls Stormy Daniels 'Horseface'

    October 18, 2018 5:44 AM 14

    President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet about a recent legal ruling. Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and sued him in April. The defamation lawsuit came after Trump tweeted about a composite sketch of a man Daniels says threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet

  • Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

    October 18, 2018 5:00 AM 14

    President Donald Trump has said that the US is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists". The president yesterday called Saudi Arabia an important ally, noting it is an important customer for US military exports. Turkish officials have said that Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudis' Istanbul

  • Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

    October 18, 2018 4:24 AM 11

    An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoody covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire yesterday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov, described as a shy loner, to go on the rampage. A security camera image

  • Canada to pardon small possession convictions as it legalises marijuana

    October 17, 2018 8:21 PM 18

    TORONTO (AP) — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada’s government will introduce legislation to let people apply for a pardon of small-scale marijuana possession convictions — as long as they’ve finished their sentence. The announcement comes on the day that Canada has legalised so-called recreational marijuana. A senior government

  • Smoke forces Melania Trump’s plane back to military base

    October 17, 2018 2:42 PM 16

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily delaying her trip to a Philadelphia hospital. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said “everyone is fine and everyone is safe” after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews. Mrs Trump

  • WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo’s Ebola outbreak

    October 16, 2018 10:08 PM 9

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. Aid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new cases has more than doubled this month and community resistance to Ebola containment

  • Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

    October 16, 2018 6:44 PM 10

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office worked with the National

  • 9/11 accomplice deported home to Morocco

    October 16, 2018 4:54 AM 10

    A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based September 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported on Monday from Germany to his homeland. El Motassadeq was convicted of membership in a terrorist organisation and accessory to the murder of the 246 passengers and crew on the four jetliners

  • Paraplegic convicted of murder gets 50-years in prison

    October 14, 2018 4:34 AM 28

    A paraplegic man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of his neighbour in a Chicago high-rise has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. The Chicago Tribune reports that 51-year-old Reggie Daniel was sentenced last Friday after he told the judge that he was sorry he killed commodities trader and former University of Iowa football

  • Volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

    October 14, 2018 4:18 AM 19

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. The country's seismology and volcanology institute said yesterday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing towards a ravine. Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like an engine, and columns of grey ash were shooting