UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

July 3, 2017

“Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations,” he said. The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it “for some time”. The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations…


The headstones with unusual stories to tell – BBC News

July 3, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images In 1703, Hannah Twynnoy became Britain’s first recorded victim of a tiger. She was a barmaid at the White Lion in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, when a travelling menagerie set up in the pub’s large rear yard, ready to attract paying crowds. Hannah was warned against upsetting the tiger but she enjoyed bothering and poking at the big cat – until one day it discovered the cage door…


A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 19, 2017

For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any…


Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

June 17, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer in the suburb of St. Anthony,shot and killed Castile, who was black, during a traffic stop. Castiles girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the car with him and filmed the aftermath of the shooting. Yanez was found not guilty ofseveral chargesFriday, including manslaughter. My boyfriend, Philando Castile, was pulled over because, per officer Yanez, he had a wide nose and looked like a suspect, Reynolds said,…


Las Vegas Cop Charged In Chokehold Death Of Black Man

June 6, 2017

Officer Kenneth Lopera was charged on the same day the Clark County Coroners Office ruled the May 14 death of Tashii Farmer, 40, near the Las Vegas Strip was a homicide due to police restraint. The two charges of involuntary manslaughter and oppression under color of office brought against Lopera, which could each carry a maximum sentence of four years in prison if he is convicted, follow a number of…


Guardian’s Ben Jacobs Will Donate His Broken Glasses To Newseum

May 31, 2017

Last Wednesday, Jacobs was covering Montanas special electionfor a U.S. House seat when he asked Gianforte a question about health care. Jacobs said the candidate, who went on to win the election the following day, body-slammed him and broke his glasses. A Fox News team thatwitnessed the attacksaid Gianforte grabbed the reporter by the neck with both hands and slammed him down on the ground. The candidate then began punching…


Could Labour’s love be lost in Mansfield after 94 years? – BBC News

May 30, 2017

His long allegiance however changed when he backed UKIP in 2010. He voted for the party again two years ago, but now plans to back the Conservatives. “Brexit has absolutely been the biggest issue here, which is why I’m going [to vote] Tory – I think they think will sort out the hardest Brexit,” the 79-year-old said. “They would vote for a goat if it was Labour here before, but…


Painful Chinese Foot-Binding Was More Than An Erotic Practice, Study Finds

For decades in China, young girls bones were broken and their feet tightly bond in a painful process that would eventually make them appear more desirable to men, according to historians. Their deformed feet,known as lotus feet, were tucked into embroidered shoes and viewed as delicate and dainty. It was a way to show off their social status. It was, at the time, chic. Research published in the book Bound…

May 27, 2017

News anchor tracks down meteorologist’s lost earring live on-air

Reporters don’t just broadcast the news sometimes they happen to make the news via on-air bloopers. And when they do, well, we relish in the hilarious results. 6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction when her earring popped off while reporting the weather. Although she was a bit rattled because she “really liked that earring,” she continued the broadcast like a seasoned champ. SEE ALSO: These news anchors’…

May 25, 2017

Watch The Russians Laugh At Us In This Video Clip

The clip shows Lavrov and aides sitting down at a table for a meeting with Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe. As a photographer snaps photos at the start of their talk on Thursday, Jagland jokes: These pictures wont cause any problems for you? The photo jab referred to the fact that the only photographer allowed in the meeting was one from the Russian government-run Tass news…

May 20, 2017

Oklahoma Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

Jurorsdeliberated for nine hours before acquitting the officer, 42-year-old Betty Shelby. Shelby was responding to an unrelated callon Sept. 16, 2016, when she approached Crutchers vehicle. According to CNN, Shelby said she fired at Crutcher, 40, because he reached into his car. The Tulsa Police Department claimed that Crutcher failed to comply with orders from Shelby and the other officers who were on the scene. Videos of the incident, which…

May 18, 2017