Mother of victim recalls scene as jury hears from survivors who were trapped in penThe mother of a teenage boy killed in the crush at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium in 1989 has told a court the football pitch looked like a battleground as dead and injured people were pulled on to it.Dolores Steele, whose son Philip, 15, was one of the 96 people who died, was giving evidence on Friday at the prosecution of David [...]
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Empire executives suspend Jussie Smollett and say his character Jamal will not appear in final two episodes
Jussie Smollett's character Jamal will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire, the Fox show's executive producers have said. Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report after alleging he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, authorities have said. Police in Chicago had earlier said the 36-year-old actor was being considered as a suspect in the case and have now confirmed charges have been brought against him. [...]
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Indigenous woman shot dead, a dozen injured, in border clashes with Venezuelan security forces
A high stakes bid by the Venezuelan opposition to transport aid into the country turned deadly on Friday as government forces opened fire on a group of indigenous volunteers, killing at least one woman and injuring 12. Members of the indigenous community in the southern town of Kumarakapay, bordering Brazil, on Friday night took the commander of the Venezuelan national guard prisoner in retaliation. Jose Miguel Montoya Rodriguez was being detained by [...]
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Bronze hand from statue of Congolese man reappears briefly, as ‘activist vandals' emerge from shadows in BelgiumA mysterious act of vandalism and theft that has perplexed Belgian detectives for 15 years has come a little closer to being resolved – and helped ignite a renewed and growing debate over the country's bloody colonial history.In the dead of an April night in 2004, a bronze statue overlooking Ostend's seafront of a Congolese man gazing up at [...]
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Venezuela shooting: At least one dead after troops fire on indigenous people near Brazil border
At least one person has been shot dead by Venezuelan security forces during a clash on the border with Brazil, according to local officials. Gran Sabana mayor Emilio Gonzalez identified the woman shot dead as Zoraida Rodriguez, a member of an indigenous community. The mayor said members of the Pemon indigenous group clashed with the Venezuela National Guard and the army, who were moving tanks to the border. [...]
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Hoping to entice more users to attach the Venmo MasterCard to their account, Venmo this morning announced it's launching a “special edition” rainbow-colored version of its debit card that will only be available in limited quantities. Clearly, the idea here is to generate a sense of urgency around ordering the Venmo MasterCard as well as a desire to cater to Venmo users' interest in more card varieties. The new rainbow card will be offered until supplies [...]
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US-backed fighters evacuate people on trucks before final battle in village of BaghouzUS-backed fighters have transported civilians from the last speck of Islamic State's dying “caliphate” in Syria, as they press on with the battle to defeat the jihadist group.More than four years after Isis overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq to declare a caliphate, it has lost all but a tiny patch in the village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border. Continue [...]
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Democrats have compared the president's fixation on the federal inquiry to Watergate, but legal experts say it's worse than thatIt was yet another bombshell report for a president already ensnared in multiple investigations against his campaign, administration and family members.This time it had to do with hush money paid to women to silence them from speaking about alleged affairs they had with Donald Trump. According to a New York Times report published this week, Trump [...]
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Quip in Showfields
Showfields, which helps online brands move into offline, brick-and-mortar retail, is announcing that it's raised $9 million in seed funding. “Our thesis was simple: Make the process of becoming physical as easy as becoming digital,” co-founder and CEO Tal Zvi Nathanel told me. I've written about other companies, like Bulletin, promising a more flexible approach to real-world retail. But one of the things that's impressive about Showfields is the sheer size of its flagship space — Nathanel [...]
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'Don't mess with Pakistan,' India is told amid Kashmir tension
Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor was speaking a week after a Pakistani-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in the Himalayan region disputed between India and Pakistan. Pakistan late on Friday announced a takeover of Jaish's headquarters in a southern Punjab province district bordering India. Jaish, an Islamist jihadi group that fights for the independence of the disputed Kashmir region from [...]
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