Trump boasts in UN speech about his success as president on North Korea

Donald Trump‘s opening remarks at the United Nations today drew laughter from world leaders bracing for a braggadocios address. Trump claimed that in remarks that were written for him that ‘in less than two years my administration has accomplished more’ than any of the others. As if reading the speech for the first time, he chimed in with a, ‘so true,’ leading to laughter from international leaders. He smiled, taking in stride, and proclaimed, ‘didn’t expect that reaction but, OK,’ before moving on the extraordinary progress he says he’s overseen in the…

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Federal judge intervenes and blocks planned hunts for grizzly bears

A U.S. federal judge has intervened and blocked planned hunts for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains.  Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to 23 grizzly bears this fall.  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen had twice delayed the hunts before ordering federal protections on Monday – a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. The planned hunts would have been the first in U.S. outside Alaska since 1991. Christensen wrote in…

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Sex offender, 27, stabbed jogger to death while feeling ‘lonely’ after group therapy session

The sex offender who killed a woman as she jogged in Connecticut in 2014 told police last week that he attacked her while feeling lonely after a group therapy session.  William Winters Leverett, 27, walked into a police station last Thursday with people from his church to confess to killing Melissa Millan, a 54-year-old insurance executive, in Simsbury, Connecticut, in November 2014.  She was found stabbed to death by the side of the road the next day.  The case remained unsolved for four years until Leverett, a convicted sex offender…

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Utah boy, 14, is fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet fired from target shooters

Zackary Kempke, 14, died on Sunday after he was shot in the head by a stray bullet fired by target shooters hundreds of feet away A 14-year-old Utah boy has been tragically killed by a stray bullet fired by target shooters hundreds of feet away. Zackary Kempke, 14, of North Ogden, was in the car with his family driving through a remote dirt road in the Monte Cristo mountain range when he was fatally shot in the head as he was siting in the back seat.  Kempke died immediately after…

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Japan’s space agency releases first images of asteroid surface

We’ve seen plenty of photos taken from the surface of places other than Earth. There’s the moon of course, a huge archive of images snapped from the surface of Mars and even photos of Venus captured from the surface, but never has a spacecraft delivered a snapshot from the surface of an asteroid. Now, following the successful deployment of a pair of tiny rovers from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft, the first color images from an asteroid’s surface have been sending back to Earth and boy are they creepy. Japanese space agency…

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Motorist, 63, ‘fell under his own car’ outside Stansted Airport

A driver is fighting for his life today after becoming trapped under his own car at London Stansted Airport after getting out when the ticket barrier failed to open. The 63-year-old man suffered life threatening injuries as he tried to enter the drop off area outside the main terminal building in Essex at 4am. Police and paramedics were called to the airport this morning after the victim was apparently crushed by his car, which has been removed from the scene. The ticket barrier has buckled and the metal bar was…

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Bill Cosby arrives alone at Pennsylvania court for sentencing

Bill Cosby has arrived at court in Pennsylvania alone to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to give the 81-year-old comedian five to 10 years behind bars, while his lawyers asked for house arrest saying Cosby, who is legally blind, is too old and helpless to do time in prison. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said the former TV star planned to remain silent when given the…

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Adamant Muslim leader refuses to abide by Australian law

The leader of a reclusive Muslim sect has claimed his violent enemies planted severed pig heads at the gates to his ‘religious site’ after he made headlines for refusing to abide by Australian construction laws.  Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali became embroiled in a bitter feud with Hawkesbury Council after it launched civil action against him and his brother Diaa Kara-Ali for carrying out illegal land clearing and earthworks. The council alleged the men built fences, driveways and structures at their religious retreat in Colo, north of Sydney, without approval. Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali (pictured)…

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Bricklayer husband, 53, found dead with care worker wife, 49, questioned missing wedding band

A bricklayer husband found dead with his care worker wife commented on her missing wedding ring on Facebook two weeks before their suspected murder-suicide. Yesterday police named Kay Martin, 49, and Alan Martin, 53, as the couple found dead at a house in Sunderland on Thursday. They confirmed Mrs Martin was murdered but there was not believed to be any third party involvement in her husband’s demise. Today it has been revealed they recently separated and two weeks ago Mr Martin appeared to question on Facebook whether his wife of…

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Abramovich was unable to move to Switzerland ‘amid police suspicions’

Billionaire football club owner Roman Abramovich has been forced to deny allegations of money laundering and contact with criminal organisations. The Russian, who had problems renewing his UK visa earlier this year, wanted to set up home near the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier in Canton Valais. But the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) advised immigration officials to reject his application. Journalists from Tamedia, Switzerland’s largest media group, obtained this secret Fedpol file and fought for the right to publish the damning verdict on Abramovich.   Abramovich vehemently denies the…

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