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House Passes Legislation To Punish Iran After Weekend Drone Attack On Israel
The House of Representatives passed a series of Iran-related bills on Monday evening with wide bipartisan support, a response to the attack on Saturday evening by Iranian forces against targets in Israel. Among the legislation passed on Monday were b
The Independent3 min readAmerican Government
‘Sleepy Don’: Trump Sparks Twitter Hilarity As He Appears To Fall Asleep At Trial
While the rest of the world can’t peel their eyes away as Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial gets under way in New York, the former president himself appears to be far less enthralled by the proceedings. Jury selection got under way on Monday in
The Independent3 min readCrime & Violence
Ruling Due In Muslim Student’s High Court Challenge Against School ‘Prayer Ban’
A high-achieving north London school, previously dubbed Britain’s strictest, is set to discover whether a Muslim student has won a challenge against its ban on “prayer rituals”. The pupil, who cannot be named, took legal action against Michaela Commu
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Ukraine-Russia War Live: UK Missiles ‘Used In Strike On Military HQ’ As Kyiv Says Frontline ‘Getting Harder’
Ukraine has used long-range British cruise missiles to attack a Russian military base deep inside occupied territory. The military base is located within an industrial complex in southern-central Luhansk, eastern Ukraine. The extent of the damage is
The Independent1 min read
NASA Confirms Mystery Object That Crashed Through Roof Of Florida Home Came From Space Station
NASA confirmed Monday that a mystery object that crashed through the roof of a Florida home last month was a chunk of space junk from equipment discarded at the International Space Station. The cylindrical object that tore through the home in Naples
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Controversial TikTok personality Kyle Marisa Roth dead at 36
TikTok personality Kyle Marisa Roth is dead at age 36. In an announcement on Instagram on 15 April, Roth’s sister Lindsay shared with fans that the TikTokker died from unknown causes. “As a family we are still processing and deciding how to properly
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Biden Campaign Cashes In On Trump’s Historic Trial Day As They Share Reports Of Him Sleeping In Court
President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign appears to be capitalising on his 2024 rival Donald Trump’s new nickname — “Sleepy Don” — after the former president allegedly was spotted falling asleep in the criminal courtroom. Mr Trump gained the nickna
The Independent4 min readCrime & Violence
Abu Ghraib Detainee Shares Emotional Testimony During Trial Against Virginia Military Contractor
A former detainee at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison described to jurors Monday the type of abuse that is reminiscent of the scandal that erupted there 20 years ago: beatings, being stripped naked and threatened with dogs, stress positions meant to in
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Who Is ‘Britain’s Strictest Headteacher’ Katharine Birbalsingh?
Katharine Birbalsingh, who has been commonly described as Britain’s strictest headteacher, is no stranger to controversy. Ms Birbalsingh, headteacher of Michaela Community School in Brent in north-west London, is at the centre of a legal challenge af
The Independent2 min readInternational Relations
US Citizen Who Was Arrested In Moscow On Drug Charges Appears In Court
A U.S. citizen arrested on drug charges in Moscow amid soaring Russia-U.S. tensions over Ukraine appeared in court on Monday. Robert Woodland Romanov is facing charges of trafficking large amounts of illegal drugs as part of an organized group — a cr
The Independent2 min readAmerican Government
Trump Campaign Furiously Denies Claim Former President Fell Asleep In Court
Donald Trump’s campaign has furiously denied that the former president fell asleep in court during the first day of his historic criminal trial in New York, blasting the claims as “100% fake news”. According to court reporters present in the courtroo
The Independent1 min readCrime & Violence
Judge Orders Psych Evaluation For Illinois Man Charged In 4 Killings
A judge on Monday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them. Winnebago County Judge Debra Schafer ordered the evaluation for Chri
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Indiana Fever Choose Caitlin Clark As First Pick In WNBA Draft
Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa sensation and NCAA Division I all-time leading scorer was picked first in the WNBA draft on Monday by the Indiana Fever. Clark, who helped carry the Hawkeyes to the national championship final this year, was wid
The Independent1 min readCrime & Violence
Chad Daybell Trial Live: Jury Hears About Exhumation Of ‘Cult’ Author’s ‘Healthy’ Late Wife
In new footage shown at Chad Daybell’s triple murder trial on Monday, the “doomsday cult” author spoke to his daughter as he was detained in the back of a police cruiser on the day Lori Vallow’s children’s bodies were found buried on his property in
The Independent1 min readAmerican Government
Trump Angrily Denies Falling Asleep During Trial Amid ‘Don Snoreleone’ Mockery: Live
Donald Trump is making history once again as the first American president to ever stand trial on criminal charges. The former president has been charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records in a bid to conceal a hush money payment made to ad
The Independent2 min readAmerican Government
Fourth Body Recovered From Site Of Baltimore Bridge Collapse
Authorities in Baltimore say they have recovered the body of another missing person at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge. Six construction workers who fell into the icy waters near the port of Baltimore during the incident were presu
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What The Papers Say – April 16
What happens next following Iran’s aerial attack on Israel is the question occupying many of Tuesday’s newspaper front pages. The Guardian carries the words of the Israel Defence Forces chief of staff saying the attack “will be met with a response” a
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John Wayne Bobbitt, Whose Wife Sliced Off His Penis, Loses Toes Due To Water Contamination
John Wayne Bobbitt, who became a fixation of tabloids in the early 1990s after his wife chopped off part of his penis, has lost all 10 of his toes. The 57-year-old, who now lives in Sarasota, Florida, believes that drinking unsafe water while station
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How To Make A Small Kitchen Look And Feel Luxurious
Picture a classic luxury kitchen and visions of colossal islands and wide-open spaces flooded with natural light might come to mind. But rather, ‘luxury’ is about making thoughtful design choices that elevate the overall ambiance and functionality of
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Victoria Beckham And Jennifer Hudson Lead Tributes To Fashion Designer Roberto Cavalli After Death Aged 83
Victoria Beckham led tributes to the “icon” fashion designer Roberto Cavalli after his death, aged 83. Cavalli, whose death was announced by his company on Friday, became renowned in the early 1970s for his colourful animal prints and flamboyant aest
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Will Smith Baffles Coachella Festivalgoers With Surprise Performance During J Balvin’s Set
Reggaeton star J Balvin stunned his Coachella audience by bringing out Will Smith on Sunday (14 April). The actor joined the Columbian singer for a rendition of his 1997 hit “Men In Black” (which accompanied the film of the same name). The cameo was
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Molly The Magpie Reunited With ‘Best Friend’ Staffordshire Terrier After Being Seized By Wildlife Authorities
An Australian magpie has been reunited with a couple after it was surrendered to authorities over allegations it was being kept unlawfully. Molly was returned to Juliette Wells and Reece Mortensen of Queensland after more than 150,000 people signed a
The Independent4 min readAmerican Government
Every Day Brings New Drama About Trump’s Legal Perils. Here’s Why Today Really Matters
On 30 March 2023, the streets surrounding Manhattan Criminal Court in downtown New York were lined with media, protesters, bystanders and police officers in awe of a historic moment many thought would never happen: the criminal indictment of New York
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Best Laptops For All Budgets, Ranked By Experts
The best laptop is the one that does everything you need it to. In 2023 you have the widest ever selection of brands, styles, prices and form factors to choose from, including MacBooks, Chromebooks, and laptops from Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft and HP. Ma
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Eleanor Coppola, ‘Hearts Of Darkness’ Director, Dies At 87
Eleanor Coppola, the Emmy award-winning director has died aged 87, her family announced in a statement. Coppola documented the making of some of her husband Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic films, including the infamously tortured production of Apocalyp
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On This Day In 2009: Andy Flower Named As England Team Director
On this day in 2009, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced that former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower had been appointed England team director. His appointment came following a global search to find Peter Moores’ successor and potential high-pr
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Three Killed And One Fighting For Life In Horror Crash At Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Three young men were killed and one is fighting for his life after their car smashed through a fence at a retail park in north London late on Sunday night, before plunging down an embankment and hitting a footbridge. The horror crash involved only th
The Independent5 min readCrime & Violence
The Civil War Raged And Fortune-seekers Hunted For Gold. This Era Produced Arizona's Abortion Ban
As Union and Confederate armies clashed in a bloody fourth year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln tasked one man to create the legal code for Arizona, almost 50 years before the territory became a state. New York judge William Thompson Howe
The Independent2 min readCrime & Violence
Girl In Hospital After Being Mauled By Suspected XL Bully In Falmouth
A young girl has been hospitalised with serious injuries after being mauled by a suspected XL Bully dog in Cornwall. The victim, 10, was rushed to Treliske Hospital in Truro after the dog pounced on her in Lowenek Close in Falmouth, at around 7.10pm
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Landslides Hit Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, Killing At Least 18 People
A search and rescue team found 18 people killed by landslides on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island and are still looking for two missing, officials said Monday. Rescuers found about 14 bodies in Makale village on Sunday afternoon and four in South Makale,
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