Saturday, 15 May 2021

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US Congress confrontation: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘deeply unwell’

US Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene is “deeply unwell” after their confrontation in the halls of Congress. The incident happened earlier this week as both women left the US House of Representatives. Greene followed Ocasio-Cortez, yelling at her and accusing her of supporting “terrorists”. The Democrat did not […]

Dunedin supermarket stabbing victim discharged, three still in hospital

One of the victims of the supermarket stabbing has been discharged from hospital as three others continue their recovery. The Otago Daily Times understands the person released from hospital is a female Countdown staff member. A Southern District Health Board spokeswoman said the other victims — believed to be the supermarket store manager, a Corrections […]

Top detective in Fred and Rose West murder probe says ‘pretty’ girl haunted him

The detective in charge of the original Fred West investigation has told how missing teenager Mary Bastholm haunted their work from the beginning. Former DSI John Bennett, of Gloucestershire police, was the man given the daunting task of piecing together Fred and Rose West’s decades of evil as the bodies began to pile up at […]

Michelle Obama sparked fury over ‘proud to be American’ claim

Michelle Obama slams Donald Trump's response to coronavirus When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. […]

Lottery scammer swindles bank out of £10m by posing as jackpot winner

A fake lottery winner who swindled nearly £10 million from a bank has been jailed. Brazil's Federal Court sentenced Marcio Xavier de Lima and five others for cheating the Caixa Economica bank, which operates the country's largest lottery retailer network, out of BRL 73,094,415.90 (£9,787,342). De Lima passed himself off as a winner of the […]

Mum ‘disembowels baby and stabs daughter, 8, in witchcraft-inspired attack’

A mum allegedly disembowelled her baby son and stabbed her daughter dozens of times while "into witchcraft", US reports say. Sarah Ganoe, 35, was arrested after 10-month-old Zell Howard was pronounced dead at the scene. Her daughter, eight, was rushed to hospital with at least 50 stab wounds from a pocket knife, police said. Neighbour […]

New species of crested dinosaur identified in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – A team of palaeontologists in Mexico have identified a new species of dinosaur after finding its 72 million-year-old fossilised remains almost a decade ago, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (Inah) said on Thursday (May 13). The new species, named Tlatolophus galorum, was identified as a crested dinosaur after 80 […]

Before diplomacy begins, Israel opts for brute force against Hamas.

As the United States and Egyptian mediators headed to Israel to begin de-escalation talks, the antagonists were weighing delicate internal considerations before agreeing to discussions on ending the violence. But even before the mediators got to work, Israel’s caretaker prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared to have calculated that brute force was required first. Early Friday, […]