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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte under fire for rape jokes

May 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte under fire for rape jokes

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference at Manila international airport in Manila on May 24, 2017, after returning from a visit to Russia. (Photos by AFP) Human Rights Watch has censured Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for joking about soldiers being able to rape women while battling Daesh. […]

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Teenage Audi mechanic ‘committed suicide after colleagues set him on fire and locked him in a cage’

May 25, 2017 11:11 am
Teenage Audi mechanic ‘committed suicide after colleagues set him on fire and locked him in a cage’

George Cheese and his girlfriend Chloe Skidmore-Lewis. Photo / Facebook A teenage apprentice mechanic at Audi killed himself after bully colleagues burned his clothes and locked him in a cage, an inquest has heard. George Cheese, 18, was “over the moon” when he got the position at the Berkshire car […]

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United Airlines forced to apologise to father after detaining him for ‘touching’ son’s lap

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United Airlines forced to apologise to father after detaining him for ‘touching’ son’s lap

Joel and Henry with their five-year-old son Ben. Photo/Facebook United Airlines has been forced to apologise to a family after a father travelling with his son was accused of laying his arm “too close to the child’s genitalia” as he slept. The man, Henry Amador-Batten, his husband Joel and their […]

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Angered Swindon judge throws disrespectful man in cells for calling him ‘mate’

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Angered Swindon judge throws disrespectful man in cells for calling him ‘mate’

Swindon Magistrates’ Court. Photo/Google Street View A defendant was thrown into the cells for being disrespectful after calling a judge “mate”. Sebastian Stroud, 35, had been asked by District Judge Simon Cooper how he planned to pay outstanding fines going back five years. He muttered: “I’m not working mate,” to […]

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Outrage as Texas police officer caught repeatedly punching a girl in the face before arresting her

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Outrage as Texas police officer caught repeatedly punching a girl in the face before arresting her

Footage has emerged that appears to show a Texas police officer repeatedly punching a 14-year-old girl in the face as her distraught mother screams in the background. The grainy footage was shot by a bystander outside a traditional Hispanic birthday party in San Antonio late on Saturday after police were […]

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Facebook frequently sees 54,000 revenge porn cases a month, documents reveal

May 23, 2017 3:16 am
Facebook frequently sees 54,000 revenge porn cases a month, documents reveal

Facebook sees 54,000 revenge porn cases a month, documents have revealed. Photo / AP Facebook received tens of thousands of potential “sextortion” and “revenge porn” cases a month, leaked company documents show. The 100-page handbook Facebook gives to moderators reveals the social network receives swathes of reports regarding abusive sexual […]

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Thai youths face jail for burning late king’s photo

May 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Thai youths face jail for burning late king’s photo

A Thai mourner holds a portrait of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the hearse carrying the body of the late monarch passes the Grand Palace in Bangkok, October 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Five young individuals have been taken into custody over the torching of a photo of the country’s […]

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76 Palestinian hunger strikers hospitalized in critical condition

May 16, 2017 10:30 pm
76 Palestinian hunger strikers hospitalized in critical condition

This file photo shows Palestinian prisoners at Israel’s Megiddo Prison. Seventy-six hunger-striking Palestinian inmates held in Israeli prisons have been hospitalized due to critical deterioration of their health conditions, as a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners has entered its 30th day. The Arabic-language al-Aqsa satellite television network announced the news […]

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Atlanta murderer asks for a huge 5,000 calorie last meal before his execution

May 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Atlanta murderer asks for a huge 5,000 calorie last meal before his execution

J.W. Ledford Jr. Photo/AP A man set to be executed on Tuesday requested a huge last meal after asking for death by firing squad instead of lethal injection. Atlanta death row inmate J.W. ‘Boy’ Ledford Jr, 45, convicted in the January 1992 stabbing death of his 73-year-old neighbor, Dr Harry […]

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Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old model garden in Egypt

May 3, 2017 8:01 am
Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old model garden in Egypt

The undated photo shows a 4,000-year-old model garden discovered outside a tomb in Egypt. Archaeologists have found the remains of a model garden that dates back roughly 4,000 years outside a tomb in the Egyptian city of Luxor. Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said on Wednesday that a Spanish archaeological mission had […]

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US flower shop owner Lynda Wingate steals plants from cemetery

May 2, 2017 7:41 am
US flower shop owner Lynda Wingate steals plants from cemetery

Lynda Wingate, Pequannock Police Department A woman who owns a flower shop has been accused of stealing plants and other items from graves in a New Jersey cemetery. Police said 59-year-old Lynda Wingate of Riverdale N.J. has been charged with theft of movable property, according to the Associated Press. Capt. […]

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Aspiring model struck by train while posing on tracks

March 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Aspiring model struck by train while posing on tracks

Fredzani ‘Zanie’ Thompson wanted to put her education on hold to be a model. Photo / Facebook A pregnant aspiring model was killed by a freight train after she became stuck between two railroad tracks while posing for a photo shoot. Fredzania Thompson, 19, died on Friday afternoon after being […]

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Doctors missed 11 chances to treat boy before he died of chronic asthma

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Doctors missed 11 chances to treat boy before he died of chronic asthma

Michael Uriely playing at the British Under nine Championships. Photo / Twitter, @london_chess Doctors missed 11 opportunities to treat a 9-year-old chess champion in the months before he died of chronic asthma, an inquest heard. Michael Uriely, who was one of the UK’s brightest prospects in the game, was taken […]

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Stepfather beat child to death with a coat hanger

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Stepfather beat child to death with a coat hanger

Jamarius Devonti Graham, 21, beat Aaliyah Lewis in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 21, 2016, when her mother was at work. A man has admitted beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter to death with a plastic coat hanger and a belt after she accidentally soiled his bed. Jamarius Devonti Graham, 21, of […]

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Women twerk to reggae, have water thrown at them over coffin at funeral

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Women twerk to reggae, have water thrown at them over coffin at funeral

A bizarre video has emerged of two women twerking over a coffin as reggae music blasts out during a funeral. Mourners in the clip appear to all be on board with the seductive send-off, as one lifts a dancer’s skirt to make sure her underwear is on display while another […]

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