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Man who saw friend die on Facebook wants answers

Sunday  05:27,   20 september 2020

Videos of army veteran Ronnie McNutt's online suicide are still accessible on the internet.Now, he is fighting for answers from the firm and other social media platforms where clips of the suicide are widely... >>>

Armed man shot dead by police after 'charging at officers'

Sunday  05:27,   20 september 2020

The man was shot multiple times by police about 9.15am on Sunday and died at the scene on Russell Island, off the coast of Brisbane. Police said were called to a disturbance on Ranora Avenue minutes earlier and were confronted by the armed man when... >>>

'We're in unprecedented waters,' says California firefighter

Sunday  05:27,   20 september 2020

This year's ferocious wildfires on the US West Coast are taking a heavy toll on exhausted firefighters who see no end in sight to the blazes, with the coronavirus pandemic adding another layer of risk. For Darrell Roberts, a 20-year veteran... >>>

Italy defies virus for vote as far-right plots seismic change

Sunday  05:27,   20 september 2020

Italians head to the polls Sunday -- to the alarm of coronavirus experts -- for a referendum and regional elections that could weaken the government and radically reshape the political landscape. "These elections are not going to topple the... >>>

Trump touts 'fantastic' TikTok deal with Walmart and Oracle

Sunday  04:25,   20 september 2020

Popular video app TikTok announced Saturday it has proposed an agreement with Oracle as its US technology provider and Walmart as a commercial partner, a potential deal US President Donald Trump touted as "fantastic." That timeframe potentially... >>>

British Airways accused of snubbing refund request

Sunday  04:25,   20 september 2020

A passenger is told she had accepted vouchers, although BA's website did not list them as an option.Lesley Anderson says a voucher was issued "automatically" after she selected "Cancel and refund... >>>

Trump says Oracle's TikTok deal 'has my blessing'

Sunday  04:25,   20 september 2020

The president says the bid by Oracle and Walmart would protect the data of TikTok users in the US.Mr Trump told reporters he had given his "blessing" to a partnership between TikTok and US firms Oracle and... >>>

Detective who found Dennis Nilsen's victims believes he killed others

Sunday  03:26,   20 september 2020

Hywel Jones, now 59, who was part of the investigative team who sifted through the suspect's garden in London in the 1980s, believes there are other unreported victims.Hywel Jones was part of the investigative team who sifted through the... >>>

How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Sunday  03:26,   20 september 2020

Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming. In June, Minnesota's Attorney General sued ExxonMobil, among others, for launching a "campaign of deception" which deliberately tried to undermine the science >>>

Independents hold the 'key to election' in the wake of Ginsburg’s death

Sunday  02:31,   20 september 2020

All eyes will be watching how independent and undecided voters react to the Republicans' move to fill the Supreme Court vacancy so close to the US election, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Joe Garofoli. President Donald Trump has... >>>

Hundreds of anti-lockdown protesters plan second day of 'secret' rally

Sunday  02:26,   20 september 2020

Up to 700 anti-lockdown protesters in Victoria are vowing to take to the streets for a second time this weekend. Several small rallies are expected to begin from 7am in Melbourne's CBD before the main gathering at 1pm.Organisers have encouraged... >>>

Police issue reminders to sun-seekers as more hot weather on the way

Sunday  02:26,   20 september 2020

Britons are set to bask in even warmer temperatures on Sunday, as people are urged to keep following coronavirus restrictions while cases rise. © Getty Gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors are illegal Sun-seekers flocked to parks... >>>

US Gulf coast braces as Beta set to strengthen into hurricane

Sunday  02:26,   20 september 2020

The storm comes amid an exceptionally busy hurricane season that scientists say is due, in part, to climate change.Both the city of Galveston and Galveston County on Saturday issued voluntary evacuation orders ahead of Beta's expected arrival, as... >>>

Package containing ricin poison sent to Trump

Sunday  02:26,   20 september 2020

The FBI and the Secret Service investigate the letter, intercepted before it reached the White House.The letter was discovered at a screening facility for White House mail earlier this week, the officials... >>>

£10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches

Sunday  02:25,   20 september 2020

Boris Johnson says the change means people with coronavirus are legally obliged to stay at home.The new legal duty requires people to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus, or are traced as a close contact, from 28... >>>