Man pleads guilty to Nigel Farage milkshake assault, ordered to pay compensation: ‘An act of crass stupidity’

A man who threw a milkshake at Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage pleaded guilty Tuesday and was ordered to pay him compensation. Paul Crowther, 32, was arrested last month on suspicion of assault after police say he threw a banana salted caramel shake at Farage on Monday to protest what he called the leader’s apparent “bile and racism.” BREXIT LEADER NIGEL FARAGE TARGETED IN MILKSHAKE ATTACK, SUSPECT ARRESTED He pleaded guilty to common assault and criminal damage at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, which then handed him 150 hours of unpaid work assessment and…

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Two boys, 14, found guilty of murdering schoolgirl who had 50 separate injuries

Ana Kriegel’s naked body was found with a ligature around the neck in a derelict house in Lucan, Co Dublin, days after she went missing in May last year (Picture: PA) Two schoolboys have been found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriegel in Dublin last year. Boy A has also been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault. The jury of eight men and four women deliberated for 14 hours and 25 minutes after a six-week trial in Dublin’s Central Criminal Court. Ana Kriegel’s naked body was found with…

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Gym teacher charged with sex abuse ‘after he made 28 girls aged 6 and 7 straddle him’

John Austin Hopkins has been charged with molesting 28 girls aged six and seven while working at Clearcreek Elementary School in Ohio (Pictures: Warren County Sheriff’s Office/Google Maps) An elementary school gym teacher showered 28 girls aged six and seven with inappropriate affection and made them straddle him, police say. John Austin Hopkins, 25, reportedly molested the first graders while working at Clearcreek Elementary School in Springboro, Ohio, between December 2018 and March 2019, with the youngsters said to have misinterpreted his behavior as friendly affection. Warren County Prosecutor David…

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Mozambican wildlife reserve wipes out elephant poaching thanks to US support group

A U.S. wildlife support group working with the Mozambican government has become arguably the first in Africa to successfully clamp down on elephant poaching, while other southern African countries are struggling to cope with culling and hunting of wild animals. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that not a single elephant has been poached in the last year in Mozambique’s Niassa Reserve. Only eight years ago, 11,000 elephants roamed the massive park – at 16,000 square miles it’s larger than Switzerland. But organized gangs of poachers cut down…

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UK judge sentences teen for abhorrent post on Prince Harry

FILE – In this Sunday, April 21, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prince Harry arrives to attend the Easter Mattins Service at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle in England. Prince Harry is offering his support to Angola’s new 47 million pound ($60 million) initiative to clear land-mines, saying it will protect lives and help communities through conservation-led development. Speaking Monday at the Chatham House think tank, Harry picked up the mantle for a cause near to the heart of his mother, the late Princess Diana, who worked with the Halo…

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UK man fined for hurling milkshake at Brexiteer Nigel Farage

FILE – In this Sunday, May 26, 2019 file photo, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks to the media in Southampton, England. A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to community service for dousing pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage with a milkshake. Paul Crowther pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 18 to common assault and criminal damage. District Judge Bernard Begley called the stunt an “act of crass stupidity motivated by your political views” and ordered Crowther to do 150 hours of volunteer work and pay Farage 350 pounds ($438) in damages. (AP Photo/Alastair…

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MH370 pilot ‘flew to 40,000ft to suffocate passengers before crashing plane’

A fellow pilot says that the mental state of Captain Shah, right, may have been a contributing factor to the disappearance of MH370 The pilot of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 ‘deliberately depressurised the cabin’ in order to ‘slowly kill everyone on board’, experts claim. ‘Troubled and lonely’ captain Zaharie Ahmed Shah then crashed the plane into the Indian Ocean, killing all 238 passengers, according to the independent group that has worked on the case. The group behind the claims is made up of dedicated aviation experts, whose sole mission is…

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Bear cub’s first steps on grass after finally being freed from the circus

Rescued bear cubs take first nervous steps on grass (Picture: Animals Asia) This is the moment two bear cubs take their first steps on grass after being rescued from a life of cruelty in the circus. The endangered moon bears were poached from the wild and forced to ride motorbikes on stage in Vietnam. Horrifying footage from inside the circus shows one of the muzzled cubs falling off a bike before being picked up by the scruff of its neck. The cubs are sisters and have been named Sugar and…

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Powerful quake jolts northwest Japan, tsunami warning issued

TOKYO – A powerful earthquake has jolted northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to one meter (3.3 feet) high along parts of the coast. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake Tuesday night registered magnitude 6.8 and was located off the western coast of Yamagata about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of the city of Sakata. It said the quake’s epicenter was fairly shallow, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea’s surface. Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth’s surface. The agency…

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Huge earthquake sparks tsunami warning after 6.8 magnitude sea tremor

A tsunami warning has been issued in Japan. It comes after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck in the north-west of the country. The huge tremors were felt on the west coast of Honshu and an alarm has immediately been put into effect. U.S. Geological Survey said it struck 85km north-east of the port city of Niigata. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning. #Update: Just in – Videos of the 6.6 magnitude of an #earthquake coming out from Honshu in #Japan. The #Tsunami warning is still into effect, go…

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