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Day: September 9, 2017

Amir Khan has filed for divorce from his wife Faryal Makhdoom
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Amir Khan has filed for divorce from his wife Faryal Makhdoom

    Amir Khan files for divorc. The boxer and his wife of four years recently had an acrimonious split and although she recently announced she is pregnant with her husband's baby, Amir says he is going ahead with a divorce. Speaking in a new Snapchat video, he said: So me and Faryal are not together. I have filed for a divorce. I hear that she has just announced that she is pregnant. She didn't tell me. I had to read it on social media. I'm always going to be there for my kids [if] we're not married. We're not together but my kids are everything to me. I don't know if it's true that she is pregnant or not, time will tell, but in the meantime I'm there for Lamaisah. She's everything to me. If there is another kid then I am going to be there to show my support and be there for F...
YouTube has shut down two North Korean propaganda channels
Asia, ENGLISH

YouTube has shut down two North Korean propaganda channels

    YouTube terminated the channels for violating its community standards not the first time it has targeted North Korean propaganda. YouTube has shut down two North Korean propaganda channels that academics use to monitor and assess the regime’s missile programs. Stimmekoreas, the number one YouTube channel on North Korea with more than 20,000 subscribers, and Uriminzokkiri, which had more than 18,000 subscribers, regularly posted of videos of state TV news clips and other footage, attracting millions of views. On Friday they were terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines. Arms control expert Jeffrey Lewis uses these channels to analyze videos of missile launches and tours of factories, to better understand the regime’s nuclear capabilities. He urged YouTube to ...
Police chief defends using rapist as informant
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police chief defends using rapist as informant

    A police chief who took the controversial decision to use a child rapist as an informant against a grooming gang says he has received hundreds and hundreds of supportive messages from the public. Northumbria Police's decision to pay the unnamed convict almost £10,000 had made headlines when the details emerged last month. But after all but one member of the grooming gang was sentenced for their roles in recruiting vulnerable young women, giving them drugs and then persuading or forcing them into sex, Chief Constable Steve Ashman described the outpouring of public support for his force's decisions. Carolann Gallon Mr Ashman said: When reflecting upon the morality of the decision, I think it's important to take account of public opinion. If the moral compass was spinning whe...
FBI probing Utah cop who arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood
America, ENGLISH

FBI probing Utah cop who arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood

    The FBI said on Friday it is examining whether federal laws were violated by a Utah police detective who is shown on video assaulting and arresting a nurse after she refused to allow taking a blood sample from an unconscious patient. The July 26 incident involving Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne is already being investigated by state authorities, who requested the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigations on Thursday. Sandra Yi Barker, a spokeswoman at the FBI's Salt Lake City field office, said agents already opened a review of the matter after videos of Payne forcefully arresting University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels emerged last week. We are there to support and assist them as needed, but we also have our own review going on at the same time, Bark...
Still time to have your say
ENGLISH, London

Still time to have your say

Local people have two weeks left to share their views on proposed changes to several council services. Four consultations were launched last month, following the 'Your Borough, Your Future' survey which ran last Autumn. After getting initial feedback then, the council agreed a three year budget in February, which set out how it planned to make £58m of savings. And now it is seeking local people's views on more detailed proposals, with two weeks left until the consultations close. Mayor John Biggs said: "Government cuts and pressures on services mean we have had to save £58m, from our budget by 2020 – the equivalent of £1 in every £6 we spend. "We are making significant internal changes to how the council works to achieve these savings and listened to people's views about the services they ...
Russia Is Preparing for a Massive War: Ukrainian President
ENGLISH, Europe

Russia Is Preparing for a Massive War: Ukrainian President

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed Thursday that the upcoming Russian military drill in Belarus shows Moscow is preparing its forces for a much bigger conflict. The comments came during his annual address to parliament. Russia’s backing of separatists in the eastern region of Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea show no sign of being reversed, Poroshenko added according to Ukrainian news site Ukrainska Pravda. On the contrary, Ukraine thinks the Kremlin’s military ambitions are only going to grow. There are no signs at the moment that Moscow would be ready to pull back from Donbas or leave Crimea, Poroshenko said. In fact, there is more and more evidence for its preparations for an offensive war of continental proportions. Trending: Trump Sends DACA Tweet After R...