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Brian De Palma: Hollywood director writing Weinstein ‘horror film’

De Palma, who directed the horror movie Carrie and the crime film Scarface in the 1970s and 80s, is “following it very closely”, he told AFP news agency. Mr Weinstein has been indicted on charges of rape and other counts of sexual abuse after handing himself in

Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister

Spanish Socialist Pedro Sánchez has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister by King Felipe after the ousting of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Mr Sánchez, who is an atheist, took the oath to protect the constitution without a bible or crucifix – a first in Spain’s

Trump’s Blocking of Critics on Twitter Violates Constitution: US Judge

A US judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitterusers from his account on the social media platform based on their political views. Trump has made his @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account an integral and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda, announce

Week in pictures: 12 – 18 May 2018

Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip on 14 May. Image copyrightJANE BARLOW/PAImage captionAuction house staff at Bonhams in Edinburgh, pose with a replica Ryder Cup. The cup, presented to Sergio Garcia

North Korea’s state media plays down Kim’s nuclear pledge

North Korea’s state media is playing down Kim Jong-un’s pledge to pursue denuclearisation, made at a summit with South Korea, raising the stakes for Donald Trump’s upcoming talks with the young leader. Eliminating the nuclear weapons that North Korea claims could hit US cities is Washington’s core objective in talks

Kanye West defends pro-Trump sentiments in new song

The track Ye vs. The People sees the star trading lyrics with fellow-rapper T.I., who takes him to task over his support of Donald Trump. “You representin’ dudes who seem crude and cold-hearted,” argues T.I., adding that West is emboldening “white supremacy”. But the star stands his

Melania Trump, Clintons and Obamas attend funeral of Barbara Bush

Around 1,500 guests attended the largest Episcopal church in the US on Saturday, for the private funeral of Barbara Bush. The wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush, died on Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. First

How ‘condom snorting’ turned into a pro-gun argument

“Condom snorting” – a dangerous activity that involves stuffing a condom up your nose until it comes out of your mouth – has been the subject of a number of recent viral news reports. It’s a years-old trend that wasn’t very popular even when it first surfaced

Syria war: At least 70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Douma

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to rise.

Trump Tower fire: man dies in blaze on 50th floor

A man was killed and six firefighters injured after an apartment caught fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday. The victim, Todd Brassner, was found unresponsive in his apartment and was pronounced dead in the hospital, police said. The 67-year-old was an art