Mid-term elections 2018: Trump calls for end of Florida recounts

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump calls for end of Florida recounts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ballots are being recounted across Florida with a deadline of Thursday President Donald Trump has said Florida’s election recounts should be called for Republicans as “an honest vote count is no longer possible”. A recount is under way for the governor and senate races as both have fallen within […]

Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Asia Bibi: Canada in talks with Pakistan over asylum

Image copyright Handout Canada is in discussions with Pakistan about granting asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Asia Bibi spent eight years on death row before a Pakistani court overturned her sentence and she was freed. Her release sparked violent protests from Islamists in […]

Cindy Hyde-Smith: Senator's 'public hanging' joke criticised

Cindy Hyde-Smith: Senator's 'public hanging' joke criticised

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing a run off against a Democrat challenger A Republican senator from Mississippi is facing criticism for a joke she made about public hanging. Cindy Hyde-Smith was filmed praising a cattle rancher, saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” […]

Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show

Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Trump attended another scheduled visit to a US cemetery outside Paris on Sunday The White House has defended US President Donald Trump’s decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash. Mr Trump, who was in France to mark the centenary of World War One’s […]

Amazon asked to share Echo data in US murder case

Amazon asked to share Echo data in US murder case

Image copyright Getty Images A judge in the US has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died. Their bodies were found under the porch of a home in New Hampshire with multiple stab wounds. The man accused of their murder has pleaded […]

People's Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims

People's Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims

Celebrities and film stars such as Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johanssen paid tribute to those affected by the wildfires at the People’s Choice Awards. Kardashian herself has been evacuated from her home and led in the tributes to the first responders tackling the blaze at the Los Angeles awards ceremony. Source link

Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars' homes destroyed by California wildfires

Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus: Stars' homes destroyed by California wildfires

Image copyright @GerardButler/Twitter Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus are among the celebrities whose homes have been destroyed by the deadly wildfires in California. Other stars including Kim Kardashian-West and Lady Gaga evacuated their homes over the weekend while sharing updates with fans on social media. The fires started on Thursday and have killed at least […]

Tobacco shares hit on US menthol ban fear

Tobacco shares hit on US menthol ban fear

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in two tobacco giants have been hit by reports that US regulators are planning to ban menthol cigarettes. Shares in British American Tobacco fell 9% to their lowest level for nearly five years, while Imperial Brands shares fell 4%. A report in the Wall Street Journal claimed the US Food […]

Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies

Douglas Rain: Actor who voiced Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hal discovered a plan by Frank (left, Gary Lockwood) and Dave (Keir Dullea) to disconnect him Actor Douglas Rain, who was the voice of the sinister computer Hal in sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died, the organisers of a theatre festival he founded have said. Rain died […]

Diageo sells Seagram's and sambuca brands

Diageo sells Seagram's and sambuca brands

Image copyright PA Drinks giant Diageo has announced that it is selling a portfolio of 19 brands to US privately owned firm Sazerac for $550m (£427m). The list includes three varieties of Seagram’s whisky, plus Romana Sambuca and the now-defunct Booth’s gin brand. Diageo said the sale would allow it to have “greater focus” on […]

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