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YouTube promised ‘consequences’ after Logan Paul vlogged a dead body. Here they are.

More than a week ago, one of YouTube’s biggest stars uploaded a video containing extensive footage of an apparent suicide victim hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest. Now, the platform has announced that Logan Paul, whose channel has 15 million subscribers, will lose access to Google’s premium …

Pennsylvania man's drug rehab center was really a hub for heroin and fentanyl, feds say

Shortly after he launched his drug rehabilitation center in the Pittsburgh suburbs, David Francis recounted his own struggle with addiction in a cable news interview.<p>“This is what helps keep me clean, is helping other people,” Francis said of his work as founder and chief executive of the Next Step …

Crime

The Trump-Russia dossier: why its findings grow more significant by the day

As US officials investigate potential collusion between Trump and Moscow, the series of reports by the former UK intelligence official Christopher Steele are casting an ever darker shadow over the president<p>Nine months after its first appearance, the set of intelligence reports known as the Steele …

Russia

Girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman says she had no idea he was planning attack

The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this week, said Wednesday she had no warning about his plans to carry out the massacre and pledged to cooperate with authorities struggling to determine what sparked the deadliest mass …

Los Angeles

Hezbollah leader warns Israel as Shiites mark Ashoura

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Shiite Lebanese militant group Hezbollah warned Israel against pushing the region into war on Sunday as supporters …

Edmonton terror attacks: suspect was known to Canadian security services

Canadian police have arrested a Somalian man suspected of stabbing an officer and deliberately ramming pedestrians during a high-speed chase in a rented truck, injuring four in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced as a “terrorist attack”.<p>Authorities in Edmonton confirmed the 30-year-old had …

Extremism

Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday. And made things a whole lot worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an 11-hour period beginning at 7:19 a.m. and ending at 6:46 p.m. Saturday, the President of the United States ripped off 18 -- yes, 18! -- tweets dealing with the dire situation in Puerto Rico following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.<p>What's more remarkable than Donald Trump …

Donald Trump

Man shot dead by French army after killing two people at Marseille train station

Assailant with knife killed by paramilitary forces after stabbing two people to death at main Saint-Charles station<p>A man armed with a knife fatally stabbed two women at the main train station in the southern French city of Marseille on Sunday afternoon before soldiers on patrol shot him dead.<p>One of …

Trump signed presidential directive ordering actions to pressure North Korea

Early in his administration, President Trump signed a directive outlining a strategy of pressure against North Korea that involved actions across a broad spectrum of government agencies and led to the use of military cyber-capabilities, according to U.S. officials.<p>As part of the campaign, U.S. …

'New Baghdadi tape' posted by Islamic State group

<b>Islamic State militants have released what appears to be an audio recording of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.</b><p>A speaker who sounds like the IS leader seems to refer to recent North Korean threats against Japan and the US.<p>He also talks of battles for IS strongholds like Mosul, which was regained …

Amid congratulations over Saudi decision to let women drive, some are wary

CAIRO — A day after Saudi Arabia's rulers granted women the right to drive, Saudis and other Arabs expressed mixed emotions Wednesday about overturning one of the kingdom's most widely criticized restrictions on human rights.<p>In reactions largely playing out on social media, most celebrated the …

Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

<b>University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry.</b><p>Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday.<p>Video shows Schultz refusing to obey …

His body was decomposing for 8 months in a truck at the airport while his family searched for him

While Randy Potter’s family and friends were searching across states to find him for the past eight months, his body was decomposing in a truck at a nearby airport.<p>They organized search parties, scoured through local parks and enlisted the help of a private investigator. But the entire time, Potter …

'Narcos' filmmaker shot dead scouting for locations in rural Mexico

A location scout for hit Netflix show "Narcos" has been shot dead in Mexico while looking for places to film the programme's fourth season. Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found dead in his car - his body riddled with bullets - in a violent region of central Mexico that lies 60km from Mexico …

Mexico

Trump's 'rocket man' tweet claims Korea sanctions biting, but experts unsure

US president says ‘long gas lines’ are forming in the rogue state, an unlikely claim in a country where most people don’t own a car<p>New international sanctions against North Korea have led to a spike in petrol prices, but there is little evidence for US claims that the country is being “economically …

North Korea

Trump demands ESPN 'apologize for untruth'

President Donald Trump demanded an apology from ESPN on Friday “for untruth,” days after one of the sports network’s highest profile employees called the president “a white supremacist.”<p>“ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming),” Trump tweeted Friday morning. “People …

Donald Trump

Reporter for prestigious newspaper eaten by crocodile while relieving himself in lagoon

A Financial Times journalist was killed by a crocodile while washing his hands at a lagoon in Sri Lanka during a holiday with pals.<p>Paul McClean, 25, an Oxford University graduate, is understood to have wandered away from his group of friends to find a toilet when he was attacked.<p>The British victim …

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.

U.S. Army recruiters have abruptly canceled enlistment contracts for hundreds of foreign-born military recruits since last week, upending their lives and potentially exposing many to deportation, according to several affected recruits and former military officials familiar with their situation.<p>Many …

Immigration

Tunisian IS suspect arrested over attack plot in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for the Islamic State group and building a network of supporters to carry out an attack …

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 46 severely injured people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed, the …

Iran says Trump's talk on nuclear deal is 'mainly slogans'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Tuesday compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and said …

Duterte orders troops to blast militants and their hostages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has ordered his troops to bomb extremists who flee with their captives in a …

Pope meets Palestinian leader; Vatican calls Jerusalem holy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could …

Obama ends US economic embargo of long-estranged Sudan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an …

Trump risks 'war' with Beijing if US blocks access to South China Sea, state media warns

Threats by Rex Tillerson, would-be secretary of state, to stop access to islands are ‘mish-mash of naivety and shortsightedness’, says China Daily<p>The US risks a “large-scale war” with China if it attempts to blockade islands in the South China Sea, Chinese state media has said, adding that if …

Taliban video purports to show American, Australian captives in tearful pleas to Trump

KABUL — The Taliban released a video Wednesday purportedly showing two Western hostages, including an American, tearfully urging President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate with their captors to secure their release.<p>American Kevin King and an Australian, Timothy Weeks, were abducted in August outside …

Afghanistan

Watch Doom brought to its knees in this speedrun

AGDQ charity speedrun festival shows you how it’s done<p>Charity speedrunning festival Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) has already broken through the $500,000 mark as of this afternoon. Yesterday one speedrunner cut a bloody swath through <i>Doom</i>, the franchise reboot from id Software and Bethesda …

The world faces a high likelihood of more large-scale terrorist attacks in 2017

Large-scale terrorist attacks have entered the World Economic Forum's list of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood for this year.<p>This is the first time it has entered this table since the annual "Global Risks" report was launched just over a decade ago:<p>WEF characterises large-scale …

Heroin addict jailed for 21 years for killing elderly neighbour

Sandra Weir bludgeoned Mary Logie, 82, to death with a rolling pin in her home in Fife last year<p>A heroin addict who bludgeoned her elderly neighbour to death with a rolling pin has been jailed for at least 21 years.<p>Sandra Weir attacked Mary Logie in her home in Leven, Fife, last January.