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'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case

'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case

Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”. Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in...

Guardian, Thursday, 01:55
 
Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit

Nancy Pelosi on track to become House speaker after agreeing to term limit

Nancy Pelosi all but ensured Wednesday that she will become House speaker next month, quelling a revolt by disgruntled younger Democrats by agreeing to limit her tenure to no more than four additional years in the chamber’s top post. Moments after...

Guardian, Thursday, 01:28
 
Mobile phones to be banned in NSW public primary schools

Mobile phones to be banned in NSW public primary schools

Mobile phones will be banned from public primary schools across New South Wales from next year. The state government announced the move on Thursday, following a review into their use in classrooms. “Mobile phones, unfortunately, are not only...

Guardian, Thursday, 01:28
 
Morrison government announces new federal anti-corruption commission

Morrison government announces new federal anti-corruption commission

Scott Morrison will move to establish a federal anti-corruption commission, less than a month after dismissing the proposal as a “fringe issue”. Morrison said the government had not “kicked up a lot of dust” on the issue as it had “just been working...

Guardian, Thursday, 01:12
 
Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered

Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered

For nearly two years the Trump-Russia affair has dominated front pages and mired the president's administration in conflict and controversy. But what is it exactly? How did it begin? And where is it going? The inquiry is being led by Robert Mueller, a...

BBC, Thursday, 00:55
 
Strasbourg shooting: Face to face with gunman

Strasbourg shooting: Face to face with gunman

"He came out from the porch of a building armed with a pistol in his hand, his arm outstretched." One eyewitness to the shooting in Strasbourg told French media she stumbled into the path of the gunman - and was lucky to survive. Audrey was...

BBC, Thursday, 00:55
 
Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

Ever since Reddy Guaygua was a boy, he dreamt of discovering hidden ruins. Born in Mapiri, 130km (80 miles) north of La Paz, he was the only person from his small town to study archaeology. "My goal was to work in the villages, visit their...

BBC, Thursday, 00:55
 
Australian cardinal George Pell removed from inner circle by Pope Francis

Australian cardinal George Pell removed from inner circle by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has removed Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, from his inner circle in a restructure of his Council of Cardinals. Pell’s position as the financial controller of the Vatican makes him the third most powerful person in...

Guardian, Thursday, 00:19
 
California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

California man freed after two days trapped in restaurant grease vent

A man has been rescued after spending two days trapped in a grease vent at a vacant Chinese restaurant in California, police say. Emergency crews responded to reports of "a faint voice calling for help" from the building in the San Francisco...

BBC, Wednesday, 23:50
 

Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen jailed for three years for covering up President's 'dirty deeds'

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison. Cohen was charged with orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial wrongdoing,...

Daily Record, Wednesday, 23:47
 
Canada is seeking consular access to ex-diplomat detained in China

Canada is seeking consular access to ex-diplomat detained in China

Canada says it is seeking consular access as soon as possible to a former Canadian diplomat who has been detained in China. Michael Kovrig was held on Monday by the Beijing National Security Bureau. His current employers, the International Crisis...

BBC, Wednesday, 23:21
 
Coalition to unveil new laws to guard religious freedom but stalls on LGBT students

Coalition to unveil new laws to guard religious freedom but stalls on LGBT students

The Morrison government will promise to prohibit discrimination against religious people but has kicked the can down the road, with a further review on discrimination against LGBT students and school staff. The government will release the Ruddock...

Guardian, Wednesday, 22:11
 
National Enquirer owner admits to 'catch and kill' payment to ex-Playmate

National Enquirer owner admits to 'catch and kill' payment to ex-Playmate

The publisher of National Enquirer has said it coordinated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to pay a Playboy model $150,000 in hush money, placing the president and his inner circle in further legal peril. American Media Inc (AMI) told...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:55
 
Victoria braces for month's worth of rain in a day as cyclone menaces north

Victoria braces for month's worth of rain in a day as cyclone menaces north

A month’s worth of rain is expected to crash down on Victoria in one day as people are being warned to brace for wild weather. A low-pressure system was expected to dump between 50mm and 100mm of rain in the state’s north-east and central areas,...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:23
 
Two technicians at Antarctica station dead after being found unconscious

Two technicians at Antarctica station dead after being found unconscious

Two technicians at a scientific station in Antarctica have died after being found unconscious, according to the National Science Foundation. The two technicians had been working on a fire-suppression system at McMurdo Station on Ross Island, the...

Guardian, Wednesday, 21:15
 


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