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Syrian boy attacked at school wrote to authorities begging for help before incident

The Syrian boy who was attacked at school wrote to authorities begging for help three weeks earlier, it was claimed. The 15-year-old, named only as Jamal, contacted his school, police and the council but got nowhere. A video of him being knocked down...

Daily Record, 30 November 2018
 
Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming breaks sales record in 15 days

Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming breaks sales record in 15 days

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir has become the best selling book released this year in the US just 15 days after being released. Becoming has sold more than two million copies in the US and Canada, according to NPD BookScan data. The sales...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Tasmanian prisons report uncovers ‘degrading’ conditions – and one plague of rabbits

Tasmanian prisons report uncovers ‘degrading’ conditions – and one plague of rabbits

Prisoners in Tasmania slept on mouldy mattresses, were not routinely issued enough sets of clothes to keep clean, slept in cells that were so damp that paint peeled off the walls and in one prison were until recently issued with second-hand underwear,...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 

'It's not even scratched the surface': bank victims demand royal commission 2.0

After 68 hours of hearings, 134 witnesses, 400 witness statements and 6,500 documents, the banking royal commission has come to an end. The big end of town will breathe a sigh of relief that the slow torture at the hands of senior counsels Rowena Orr...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 
Gavin McInnes: founder of far-right Proud Boys denied Australian visa – report

Gavin McInnes: founder of far-right Proud Boys denied Australian visa – report

Gavin McInnes, the founder of the far-right Proud Boys group, has reportedly been denied a visa to enter Australia. Australia’s ABC News reported on Thursday night that McInnes was informed some weeks ago that he “he was judged to be of bad character”...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 
Man who shot himself in face reveals incredible transformation after transplant

Man who shot himself in face reveals incredible transformation after transplant

A welder who underwent daunting face transplant surgery after shooting himself in the face has today revealed his stunning transformation. Incredible photos capture Cameron Underwood's miraculous change after his reconstruction operation. The...

Daily Record, 30 November 2018
 
SNP and Lib Dems back Benn amendment to prevent no-deal Brexit

SNP and Lib Dems back Benn amendment to prevent no-deal Brexit

Theresa May’s plans to get her Brexit deal through parliament ran into fresh difficulties on Friday as it emerged that a “no to no deal” amendment submitted by Labour’s Hilary Benn with the support of two Tories had won the backing of the SNP and Lib...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 
'It was anarchy': back-to-back earthquakes rock Anchorage

'It was anarchy': back-to-back earthquakes rock Anchorage

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and shattered roads in Anchorage on Friday, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 
St Louis police charged for beating black undercover officer

St Louis police charged for beating black undercover officer

A US federal jury has charged three Missouri police officers with attacking a black officer working undercover whom they mistook for a protester. After texting about how they wanted to rough up protesters, they brutally beat their police colleague...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Air pollution: Madrid imposes tough measures on motorists

Air pollution: Madrid imposes tough measures on motorists

Spanish authorities have introduced new driving restrictions in the centre of the country's capital, Madrid, aimed at reducing air pollution by up to 40%. The tough measures mean motorists will have to test their vehicles' emissions, with the oldest...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Anger over pork sausages at Germany Islam event

Anger over pork sausages at Germany Islam event

Germany's Interior Ministry has said it regrets serving pork sausage at a conference on Islam in Berlin earlier this week. The ministry said the food selection had been designed for the "diverse religious attendance" at the German Islam...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
May to snub trade talks when she meets Saudi crown prince at G20

May to snub trade talks when she meets Saudi crown prince at G20

Theresa May will decline to discuss future trade with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, when the pair meet face-to-face at the G20 summit. The prime minister will instead choose to focus on the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 
Alaska gets tsunami warning after powerful earthquake hits

Alaska gets tsunami warning after powerful earthquake hits

A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska, causing people to run from buildings and prompting a tsunami alert for coastal areas of the state. The quake was centred about 7 miles (11km) north of Anchorage, the largest city in the state,...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Italian deputy PM Salvini confronted over girls' photo

Italian deputy PM Salvini confronted over girls' photo

Italy's populist deputy PM Matteo Salvini has been confronted after he shared a picture of three young female protesters on Facebook. Former parliamentary speaker Laura Boldrini demanded that Mr Salvini remove the post. She asked him how he could...

BBC, 30 November 2018
 
Trump calls Russia deal 'legal and cool' as Mueller inquiry gathers momentum

Trump calls Russia deal 'legal and cool' as Mueller inquiry gathers momentum

Donald Trump, increasingly at the centre of an investigation into Russian meddling in US elections, has defended his pursuit of a business deal in Moscow at the same time he was running for president as “very legal & very cool”. Trump appeared...

Guardian, 30 November 2018
 


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