Senior member of Donald Trump's Oklahoma campaign team 'found in motel room with teenage boy'

A senior member of Donald Trump’s Oklahoma campaign team is being investigated after he was found in a motel room with a teenage boy, police said.  Ralph Shortey, a Republican state senator who backed the US leader during the presidential contest, is facing the prospect of prostitution charges after being discovered with a boy under the age of 18. Police ...

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Donald Trump makes comments on his second travel ban that could end up defeating it in court

Donald Trump’s comments about his latest travel ban could lead to the executive order being defeated in court, a former White House ethics lawyer has said.  Two federal judges have already put a nationwide restraining order on the ban, which restricts travel to the US from six Muslim-majority countries.  The President’s new order was designed to withstand legal challenges after the ...

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Londoners form human chain on Waterloo Bridge to protect road crash victims

Theatre-goers formed a human chain to block traffic to a busy London road after a couple were knocked down in a motorcycle crash.   Pedestrians were able to stop cars at each end of Waterloo Bridge using the lights on their phones, as an off-duty doctor came to the aid of the pair.  The couple, in their 60s, were then taken ...

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The singularity: AI will make humans sexier and funnier, says Google expert

The much-heralded technological singularity will happen in 2029, according to Google’s director of engineering. Ray Kurzweil, a futurist who has made a name for himself through his predictions, shared his thoughts about what’s in store for humans and machines in an interview with SXSW in Texas. He believes that the so-called singularity – the moment when artificial intelligence exceeds man’s ...

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Posters in Uttar Pradesh call on all Muslim residents to 'leave immediately'

Posters calling on Muslim residents to “leave immediately” have resulted in a police investigation in a village in Uttar Pradesh, India.  Written in Hindi, the posters were found in more than two dozen locations in the town of Jianagla.  They warned of “dire consequences” if the estimated 200 Muslim residents in the village do not all leave by the end ...

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I'm glad to see David Davis 'still hasn't looked into' the economic impact of Brexit

At least campaigners for leaving the EU were honest. Before the referendum, supporters of the Leave campaign like Davis always explained that if we left, they didn’t have the slightest idea what would happen, and even came up with the slogan “nine months after the result we’ll confirm we haven’t looked into it”, which as I recall they put on ...

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Terrified passengers describe moment take-off was aborted due to 'emergency' when plane front wheels were already in air

Passengers described a “deathly silence” that filled a plane when a take-off was aborted at the last moment as the aircraft’s front wheels were already in the air. The pilot on a Monarch flight from Birmingham to Malaga was forced to make an emergency stop following an alert as the plane hurtled down the runway. One traveller aboard the 7am ...

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5 secret codewords used for deaths of high profile Royals and politicians

State funerals take meticulous organisation involving hundreds of people working together with mind-boggling logistical details so it’s no wonder they are planned in advance. To help smooth the planning they are given code names – the Queen’s is London Bridge – so the various people involved can discuss them. Diplomats, military personal, Royal household staff and police all hold regular ...

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Little girl is reunited with dad she hasn't seen for 4 months – and her reaction is amazing

This schoolgirl couldn’t run any quicker when she spotted her dad waiting for her at school after four months apart. The adorable reunion came after little Cherry Mactavish had not seen father Alun for four months as he had been away working in Antartica. But as the final bell rung at Buxton Primary in Norwich on March 1, he arrived ...

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Carer caught on camera stealing from vulnerable pensioner walks free from court as family slam 'pathetic' sentence

The daughter of a vulnerable pensioner who set up a spy camera to catch his carer stealing from him has slammed the ‘pathetic’ sentence which saw her walk free from court. Theresa Stratton was found guilty of stealing from David Skerritt and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with 260 hours of unpaid work and 10 days ...

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