Tag Archives: The Independant

Ted Cruz posts Zodiac killer puzzle on Twitter

Senators Ben Sasse and Ted Cruz have exchanged lighthearted banter on Twitter, after one of those men became the victim of a regrettably spilled Dr Pepper. Referencing the mock conspiracy theory that Mr Cruz’s father had assassinated President John F Kennedy in the 1960s, Mr Sasse tweeted a humorous response to a Twitter user after he was forced to apologize ...

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Stormzy calls former England keeper David James an 'absolute dickhead' after Eni Aluko ruling

The rapper Stormzy has attacked the ex-England goalkeeper David James on Twitter after the Football Association ruled that the former manager of the England’s women’s team made racist comments to Eni Aluko. In September, Mr James said in a tweet which has now been deleted: “Mark Sampson sacked as England women’s manager?! Seems some wasted talent can’t deal with the fact ...

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Trump tweets about California wildfires 10 days after they began to engulf state

Ten days and more than 200,000 scorched acres later, Donald Trump has tapped out a Twitter response to California’s devastating wildfires. The president regularly uses Twitter to communicate with the American people, issuing 140-character policy proclamations or messages of support. But in the days since powerful winds ignited voracious wildfires across California’s wine country, Mr Trump’s hadn’t specifically tweeted a word ...

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Twitter to crack down on sexual harassment and tweets that glorify violence

Upskirt images and messages glorifying violence are among the types of content Twitter is moving to crack down on with a harder set of rules on banned speech. The social media company has released a new set of guidelines dictating what types of content or accounts it will suspend. CEO Jack Dorsey previewed the forthcoming rules last week by ruing that ...

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Grand Designs' earth house is so efficient the owners don't pay bills

A hole in the ground with a ‘car park aesthetic’ is how Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud at one stage describes the property in tonight’s episode. Construction ran months over deadline thanks largely to the lack of a mortgage – and no budget in mind – when the owners started and bad weather added to the delays. However, the couple ...

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Puerto Rico: One in seven citizens could leave island still crippled by Hurricane Maria

As many as 500,000 people – as much as 14 per cent of the population – could leave Puerto Rico for good in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s destruction, a new report suggests. The exodus would have a devastating impact on the island’s already stagnant and flailing economy. A month after the category four storm made landfall with winds of ...

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Government humiliated as commons votes overwhelmingly to pause Universal Credit

The government has suffered a humiliating defeat as the House of Commons passed a vote to pause the rollout of Universal Credit, its new flagship benefit scheme. The motion was brought by the Labour Party and was passed despite attempts by the Conservatives to prevent the vote taking place. The vote was passed by 299 to zero, with a number ...

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UK terror attacks likely to increase despite Isis' defeat in Raqqa

Terror attacks in the UK and West are likely to increase despite Isis being driven out of the Syrian city of Raqqa, analysts have warned amid fears of an al-Qaeda resurgence. The militants’ defeat in their de-facto capital has been hailed as a major victory in the three-year battle to retake swathes of Syria and Iraq, but territorial losses are ...

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NFL Commissioner says 'everyone should stand for the National Anthem'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that the league thinks “everyone should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our policy.” However, he stopped short of saying it is a requirement. Mr Goddell noted: “Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag.”  He was ...

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Family forced to sit beside pool of sick on Jet2 flight

A family from Rotheram were left sickened after being forced to sit next to a pool of vomit during a four-hour Jet2 flight from Paphos, Cyprus.  Keeley Casewell, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, told The Sun the sick – from a previous flight – was beneath her daughter’s seat, but claims staff wouldn’t let her move. Casewell was travelling with 11 relatives and friends, and ...

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