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Mother cat leaps backwards in terror when her tiny offspring taps her with its paw

Daily Mail - Thu, 2019-05-23 20:21
The one-month-old baby was pawing at its mum in a room in China's Shenzhen City, Guangdong, when it appeared to touch a nerve.
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Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in Ponzi scheme

ABC (USA) - Thu, 2019-05-23 20:20
The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm has been sentenced to 50 years in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme

Exit poll for the Dutch shows fractured European Parliament vote: Labor gets 5 seats, populists get 4 out of 26 total

ABC (USA) - Thu, 2019-05-23 20:17
Exit poll for the Dutch shows fractured European Parliament vote: Labor gets 5 seats, populists get 4 out of 26 total

'If I get in this car, I’m a dead man': UFC legend Michael Bisping details potentially fatal robbery

Russia Today - Thu, 2019-05-23 20:02
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping detailed on his podcast a close call he had while on vacation in South Africa, in which he was cornered by a group of thugs in a late-night attempted robbery in Cape Town.
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President of Chagos Islands Council: ‘We prefer to stay a British overseas territory’

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:57

Interview with Allen Vincatassin, President of the Diego Garcia and Chagos Islands Council, who represents the Chagossian community here in the UK.

A United Nations motion has demanded that Britain returns control of the Indian Ocean territory to Mauritius.

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Tiger Who Came To Tea’ author Judith Kerr dies at 95

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:57

Her story of a disruptive, uninvited guest was interpreted by some as an allegorical tale of marital infidelity and by others as representing the rise of Hitler.

But Judith Carr, who has died aged 95, and who fled Germany with her parents in 1933, said her most successful book, “The Tiger Who Came Tea”, was really just about a tiger who came to tea.

It was certainly popular – selling more than a million copies.

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Captain Tilmann Gabriel: ‘It will take a while for the Boeing 737 to be airborne again’

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:54

Air safety experts from 33 countries are meeting in Texas to hear what’s being done to allow Boeing’s 737 Max plane to return to the skies.  The plane has been grounded after concerns that software onboard could have contributed to two catastrophic crashes.

I spoke to Captain Tilmann Gabriel, senior lecturer in Aeronautics at City University and Executive Chairman of the International Pilot Training Association.

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The story of three fences and walls in Europe – and the people living on each side of them

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:51

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter in recent days to defend the building of his southern border wall after it emerged millions of dollars has been spent on rebuilding only a tiny section of it.

What his election promise to “build it big and make Mexico pay” has done is divide opinion in the US.

But it will be by no means the only physical barrier dividing countries and communities.

Their number has grown sharply from just seven at the end of World War Two to an estimated 80 now.

We’ve been to visit three fences and walls in Europe the people who live behind them

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‘Jihadi Jack’ ranted about decapitating school friend who joined army, court hears

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:46

A Muslim convert who has been dubbed “Jihadi Jack” ranted about decapitating an old school friend after finding out he was in the British Army.

The Old Bailey has been told that despite Jack Letts’ apparent online outburst, his supportive parents still tried to help him.

His mother and father are on trial for sending him money even though they knew it was likely that he had joined the so-called Islamic State.

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Modi declares victory in India election

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:45

India’s general election – with the world’s largest electorate of nine hundred million voters – was at one point looking like a close-run thing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced criticism over a crisis in farming, rising unemployment and new taxes. But tonight – after a campaign built around Hindu nationalism and security Mr Modi and his BJP is celebrating an enormous victory.

I spoke to Nalin Kohli, the BJP Spokesperson, and Kapil Komireddi, author of The Malevolent Republic, which is highly critical of Mr Modi’s record.

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Meet the farmers being hit by Trump’s tariff war with China

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:41

The tariff war Donald Trump has waged with China is hitting American farmers where it hurts – in their export sales.

The US President is expected to discuss offering new subsidies to try to deal with their problems.

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Government poised to tell key transport and logistics businesses to step up No-Deal preparations

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:34

Now as Westminster remains in turmoil – paralysed over leadership and Brexit – Channel 4 News has learnt that the government is poised to tell key transport and logistics businesses to order No-Deal preparations be stepped up again.

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Man in his 40s arrested on suspicion of murder after couple in their 60s found dead in Kensington

Daily Mail - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:29
Police have launched a murder probe after the victims, believed to be a man and a woman, were discovered at a property in Adair Tower (pictured), Kensington at 6.40am today.
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Terrifying moment white van rear-ends a car at 50mph sending it spinning

Daily Mail - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:29
EXCLUSIVE: Luke Allison, from Basingstoke, Hampshire was driving along the motorway when a van lurched across two lanes and smacked in the back of his car.
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Brexit bill delayed as May’s leadership hangs in the balance

Channel 4 News - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:27

Speculation about Theresa May’s future has reached fever pitch as she has been forced to delay the publication of her Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

It was supposed to be published tomorrow but opposition from her own cabinet delayed that until early June.

And she has a crunch meeting with the leader of Tory backbench MPs tomorrow, leading to rumours that she may not even last the week as Prime Minister.

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Albania government denies links to organised crime

Al Jazeera - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:24
Protesters say the government in Tirana has failed to crack down on criminal gangs.
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Film-maker's mind-bending optical illusions leave viewers puzzling over how he creates them

Daily Mail - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:23
Kevin Lustgarten, from Venezuela but living in Boston, has stunned the internet with his viral clips that leave puzzled watchers thinking 'how on earth did he do that?'
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Triple murderer dies aged 67 after spending 35 years in solitary confinement

Daily Mail - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:20
Thomas Silverstein was an inmate at the 'Supermax' prison in southern Colorado. The white supremacist was put in solitary confinement after he killed two inmates and a prison guard in 1983.
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Reality bites: Ukraine’s President Zelensky puts showbiz pals in positions of real power

Russia Today - Thu, 2019-05-23 19:19
Volodymyr Zelensky went from playing the Ukrainian President on TV to taking on the job for real. Now he is bringing his showbiz friends into the government, because why not? The show must go on…
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