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Genoa bridge collapse: what we know

Wednesday  02:45,   15 august 2018

As many as 30 people were killed when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa in northwestern Italy. Here's what know about the bridge, the collapse and the response:The bridgeThe Morandi viaduct, less than five kilometres to the west of Genoa's[...]
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‘My dad taught us some moves’: Girls used kicks and coffee to escape a kidnapper, police say

Wednesday  02:32,   15 august 2018

Bruce Hipkins was arrested on numerous charges, including kidnapping, police said. “I think they did great,” Millington Police Chief Jason Oliver said about the girls Tuesday in an interview with The Washington Post. “They did exactly what they[...]

REVEALED: 'Sudanese immigrant terror attacker' who drove around London for hours before smashing his car into cyclists outside Parliament leaving 15 hurt

Wednesday  02:31,   15 august 2018

<p>A Sudanese immigrant known to police is thought to be behind another terror attack on Westminster after ploughing his car into 15 cyclists outside Parliament.</p>A Sudanese immigrant known to police is thought to be behind another terror[...]

Police investigating after video shows man hopping zoo fence, spanking hippo

Wednesday  01:26,   15 august 2018

Los Angeles police say they are investigating a viral video that shows a man scaling a zoo fence and slapping a hippopotamus on the rear end.LAPD sources confirmed to a local CBS affiliate that they are looking into possible charges for an[...]

Chile: 10 people killed in nursing home fire

Tuesday  23:51,   14 august 2018

<p>A fire swept through a nursing home in southern Chile on Tuesday, killing 10 elderly women, officials said.</p><p></p>Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire that broke out at around 3 a.m. in the women's[...]

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'

Tuesday  21:27,   14 august 2018

President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as "that dog!"WASHINGTON — President[...]

What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?

Tuesday  20:31,   14 august 2018

Avital Ronell, a superstar professor, was found by N.Y.U. to have sexually harassed a male grad student. But his charges have met disbelief from some feminist scholars.An 11-month Title IX investigation found Professor Ronell, described by a[...]

Alien abduction: 45 years after alleged UFO encounter, Mississippi man breaks his silence

Tuesday  15:27,   14 august 2018

<p>Calvin Parker, now of Moss Point, along with friend Charles Hickson, claimed they were abducted by aliens while fishing on the Pascagoula River and now Parker has written a book he hopes will set the record straight.</p>"Pascagoula — The[...]

Man arrested after car crash outside Parliament

Tuesday  12:07,   14 august 2018

<p>Armed police arrest a man outside Parliament after a car crashed into security barriers, injuring a "number of pedestrians".</p>A silver car crashed into security barriers in Westminster at 7.37am, prompting a huge response from[...]

Trump reportedly tries to call world leaders at odd hours and has to be reminded of different time zones on a 'constant basis'

Tuesday  08:52,   14 august 2018

President Donald Trump has to be reminded of differences in time zones on a "constant basis" as he impulsively attempts to call other world leaders, a diplomatic source told Politico.According to a former National Security Council official [...]

An aristocrat who claims his family should have inherited the throne of Monaco is suing France for $401 million

Tuesday  08:52,   14 august 2018

A French aristocrat is suing France for €351 million ($US401 million) in damages. Count Louis de Causans says the French state cheated his family out of the throne of Monaco. The aristocrat, full name Louis Jean Raymond Marie de Vincens de Causans,[...]

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Tuesday  07:30,   14 august 2018

President Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule China for as long as he wants.&nbsp;Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by [...]

Richard Russell’s Flight Experience Before Stealing a Plane? ‘I Played Video Games’

Tuesday  07:21,   14 august 2018

Flight instructors and aviation experts were split on whether games and simulations could prepare someone to operate a real plane.Mr. Russell, 28, a Horizon Air employee whose duties would have included handling baggage and de-icing planes but not[...]

Boy found dead at New Mexico compound died during ritual to rid his body of demons, FBI agent says

Tuesday  06:55,   14 august 2018

Two of the children found living in squalor at a New Mexico compound said a young boy, Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, died during a ritual intended to rid his body of demons, an FBI agent testified Monday.&nbsp;Agent Travis Taylor said in a pretrial[...]

Remains of airline worker who stole, crashed plane found on island in Puget Sound

Tuesday  06:30,   14 august 2018

The remains of an airline worker who stole and crashed a passenger plane have been found on an island in Puget Sound, officials say. Investigators also said Sunday that they have recovered the flight recorder and components of the cockpit voice[...]