Rescue efforts are continuing in Genoa, Italy, after the Morandi motorway bridge collapsed amid a violent storm, killing at least 37 people and injuring more than a dozen. About 30 vehicles were on the section of the bridge that failed
The New York rapper responded by saying Samuels was lying, and alleging he stole her credit card, which he denies
Nicki Minaj has been accused by her ex-partner Safaree Samuels of stabbing him in a domestic abuse incident.
Samuels wrote on Twitter: “Remember the night you cut me and I almost died the police and ambulance had to take me out the crib on a stretcher. I had to lie and tell them I was trying to kill myself so they wouldn’t take you to jail. When things like that start happening more than once it’s time to dip.” He isn’t pressing charges over the alleged incident, adding: “You know what I still don’t have no hate for you cuz I’m happy in my own mind now.”
Allegations of rape and trafficking of five girls date from between 2005 and 2012
Thirty men have been charged with raping and trafficking five girls in West Yorkshire.
The allegations against the defendants are non-recent sexual offences dating back to between 2005 and 2012. They relate to five women who say they were abused as children in the Huddersfield area between the ages of 12 and 18.
- Arrested man, thought to be Salih Khater, 29, of Birmingham
- Officers raid properties in Nottingham and Birmingham
- Mayor suggests Parliament Square could be pedestrianised
Police are continuing to question a man over a suspected terrorist attack in Westminster on Tuesday, after the investigation went nationwide with raids on addresses in Nottingham and Birmingham.
The 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism after a silver Ford Fiesta was driven into cyclists travelling around Parliament Square on Tuesday morning. He is understood to be Salih Khater, a British national who lives in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham and is of Sudanese origin.
All the day’s economy and financial news, as Ankara hikes the tariffs on US rice, spirits and cars
- Turkey hits US with new tariffs
- Turkey: We’re responding to US attacks
- Lira rallies, as Turkish regulators tighten swap rules
Related: UK rail fares to rise by 3.2%
Just in: New inflation figures show that Britain’s cost of living squeeze continues.
The consumer prices index rose by 2.5% in July, up from 2.4% in June – the first year-on-year increase in 2018.
Rail fares to rise 3.2% in January, inflation figure confirms
Far-right conspiracy theorist will not be able to tweet, retweet or favourite tweets for seven days
Controversial Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Twitter for up to seven days.
The suspension has put Jones into what Twitter describes as “read-only mode” preventing him from tweeting, liking or retweeting, but not removing his tweets or personal account from the social network. The Infowars Twitter account remains unaffected.
Politicians unite in condemnation of Fraser Anning’s speech, but his party leader Bob Katter says he backs him ‘1000%’
Bob Katter, the veteran Queensland political maverick, has lauded an inflammatory speech by his Senate representative, Fraser Anning, declaring the contribution “absolutely magnificent” and “everything that this country should be doing”.
As political leaders moved in lock-step to condemn Anning’s speech – which praised the White Australia policy, called for an end to Muslim migration, and invoked the term “final solution” – Katter, the leader of Katter’s Australia party, struck a starkly different note, declaring the speech had his “1,000% support”.
Unlike 1994 and its “Contract With America” or 2006 and its “Six for ’06,” this midterm campaign will not feature a centralized message from the party seeking control of the House.
Hotter, drier summers in Australia mean longer fire seasons – and urban sprawl into bushland is putting more people at risk
At first the smoke on the horizon “didn’t look like anything major,” says Joe Mercieca of that day in 2013. But then the wind picked up.
His house in the Blue Mountains, an hour and a half out of Sydney, was soon surrounded by the blaze. “I told my wife it was too late, let’s retreat,” he says. Mercieca, Merylese and their dog took shelter in the concrete fire bunker they had built beneath their house. “We sat in there and listened to everything explode.”
On another night of primaries leading up to November’s midterm elections, Democrats embraced diversity (with some notable exceptions) and Republicans rewarded loyalty to President Trump.