Group to hold ?€?effective alternative healing?€? event in Washington state in which they peddle a ?€?sacrament?€? known to be industrial cleaner
A group calling itself Genesis II Church of Health and Healing plans to convene at a hotel resort in Washington state on Saturday to promote a ?€?miracle cure?€? that claims to cure 95% of all diseases in the world by making adults and children, including infants, drink industrial bleach.
The group is inviting members of the public through Facebook to attend what they call their ?€?effective alternative healing?€? at the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth on Saturday morning. The organizer of the event, Tom Merry, has publicized the event on his personal Facebook page by telling people that learning how to consume the bleach ?€?could save your life, or the life of a loved one sent home to die?€?.
Bronfman, 40, admits credit card fraud and immigration charges
Plea means Nxivm founder Keith Raniere will stand trial alone
The Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman pleaded guilty on Friday to harboring an undocumented immigrant and enabling credit card fraud as part of an alleged sex cult based in upstate New York, where women have reported they were branded with the initials of the founder.
Bronfman, 40, entered her plea to the two criminal counts before Judge Nicholas Garaufis in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.
Washington state representative Matt Shea exchanged messages with far-right figures, chat records obtained by the Guardian reveal
A Washington state Republican politician took part in private discussions with rightwing figures about carrying out surveillance, ?€?psyops?€? and even violent attacks on perceived political enemies, according to chat records obtained by the Guardian.
State representative Matt Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, participated in the chats with three other men. All of the men used screen aliases - Shea?€?s was ?€?Verum Bellator?€?, Latin for true warrior. The Guardian confirmed the identity of those in the chat by cross-checking phone numbers attached to the Signal accounts.
Algorithm that predicts who will reoffend may give rise to ethical concerns such as bias
A computer tool used by police to predict which people are likely to reoffend has come under scrutiny from one force?€?s ethics committee, who said there were a lot of ?€?unanswered questions?€? and concerns about potential bias.
Amid mounting financial pressure, at least a dozen police forces are using or considering predictive analytics, despite warnings from campaigners that use of algorithms and ?€?predictive policing?€? models risks locking discrimination into the criminal justice system.
Hutchins says he regrets his actions and will continue ?€?keeping people safe from malware attacks?€?
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a ?€?hero?€? for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said on Friday he had pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.
Mother of Ryusuke Sekino said: ?€?It seemed he would break if I touched him. I was so worried?€?
When Ryusuke Sekino was born last October, his mother feared that even touching him could prove dangerous for his tiny frame.
Six months later, Ryusuke, believed to be the world?€?s smallest surviving baby boy, is preparing to leave hospital in central Japan on Saturday after his weight increased from 258g (9.1oz) at birth - roughly the weight of a pack of butter - to more than 3kg.
With teenage girls a particular target of street harassment, Farah Benis is on a mission to document incidents and raise awareness
CatcallsofLdn is an Instagram account that raises awareness about street harassment using chalk art. Inspired by and working with @catcallsofnyc, founder Farah Benis collects submissions from the public then chalks them onto the pavement in the place where they happened. The hope is that chalking, documenting and sharing images of the words will help to raise awareness of street harassment and ultimately prevent it.
72% of submissions are from under 17-year-olds, 60% of those were wearing school uniforms and 100% of the perpetrators were adult men
Photographer Zhang Kechun travelled across China to document how urbanisation is reshaping the country?€?s natural landscapes. The often dreamlike images of his series Between the Mountains and Water depict tiny figures dwarfed by the immense scale of China?€?s economic development
In Erdo?an?€?s latest high-stakes megaproject, 10,000 pieces of equipment will be relocated in a single weekend
?€?This is not just an airport. It?€?s a monument to victory,?€? is how posters around the terminal describe Istanbul?€?s colossal new airport.
That remains to be seen. After starting on Friday, Turkish Airlines will have a 45-hour window to complete one of the most complex logistical projects in history, as it switches its entire operation to the new Istanbul airport from its existing hub at Atatürk international airport.
In February, Michael Murphy was jailed for 16 years for sexual offences against children. Helen was a mother he befriended, Isla her daughter. They tell their story
He was ?€?Uncle Mike?€?, a friend of my dad?€?s. I think he began grooming my parents after my mum went to meet my dad at work when my older sister was a toddler. So he was a family friend from before my twin sister and I were born - he was always in our lives.
The competition to repair the Paris cathedral will attract global interest. Architects give their views
It is less than a week since the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and the response has swung from global grief at an architectural tragedy, to relief that the damage was not as extensive as it could have been, and on to matters of reconstruction. President Emmanuel Macron has announced that the 13th-century landmark will be rebuilt within five years, ?€?even more beautifully?€?.
Macron?€?s words accompanied the announcement of an international competition to design a new spire and roof structure - boosted by ?1bn of private donations pledged so far. The prime minister, Édouard Philippe, said they hoped for ?€?a new spire adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era?€?.
Large numbers of people join a protest outside Sudan?€?s defence ministry to demand that the country?€?s transitional military council hand over power to civilians. The crowds were the largest since Omar al-Bashir was ousted last week after almost 30 years in power and the military council took over.
Protesters chanted: ?€?Freedom and revolution are the choice of the people?€? and ?€?civilian rule, civilian rule?€?, and waved national flags. Some soldiers were seen joining the protest, firing rifles as the crowds cheered them on.
Fueled by the ambition of two teenagers, ex-Alaska senator Mike Gravel is running for president with the explicit intention of entering Democratic debates
In 2008?€?s Democratic race for the White House, a little-known former senator from Alaska, Mike Gravel, barnstormed the party debates, railing against America?€?s foreign wars and slamming his rival candidates as elitists out-of-touch with ordinary Americans.
In the genealogy company?€?s commercial, a white man gives a black woman a ring and says they can ?€?escape to the north?€?
Ancestry.ca, the Canadian outpost of the genealogy site Ancestry.com, has taken down an ad that was criticized for appearing to romanticize slavery. It was deemed an irresponsible retelling of an already reprehensible history.
Sarah Hanson-Young demands a royal commission as Bill Shorten urges prime minister to produce all documents
The Coalition is facing calls for an inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin plan water contracts signed off by the former agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce.
As the Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young called for a royal commission on Saturday, Bill Shorten also weighed in, saying there were now ?€?question marks about the probity?€? of the ?€?nation?€?s biggest water purchase?€?.
Nicole García Aguilar was granted asylum in October but was held another seven months while Ice appealed
A Honduran transgender woman who was detained in a US immigration facility for seven months despite being granted asylum has been released after a legal challenge.
Nicole García Aguilar was freed from the Cibola County detention facility in New Mexico on Wednesday night, a week after lawyers filed a habeas corpus writ challenging her unjustified and prolonged detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice).
Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and burned at her school, dying 10 days later of her injuries
A teenage Bangladeshi girl who reported being sexually harassed has died after being set on fire at school. Police and school authorities had ignored her complaints.
The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Feni on 6 April, followed her allegations of sexual harassment against her headteacher two weeks before. Nusrat suffered 80% burns to her body and died 10 days later from her injuries.
Aziza?€?s story reflects the growing number of violent public assaults on women deemed to be in breach of sharia law in Afghanistan
One of four women who was recently subjected to a brutal public lashing by armed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has spoken about her experience, amid an increase of violent punishments given to those violating its strict interpretation of religious law.
Aziza, who like many other Afghan women only uses one name, was rounded up by the Taliban?€?s shadow police for being out of her house without her husband and not being fully veiled. She was beaten so badly she lost consciousness.
As a voluntary agreement is struck for forces to withdraw from the port city, two friends recount the horror of conflict in their neighbourhood in Yemen
Friends Majed Al-Wahidi and Ali Al-Zazai remember the constant buzzing of drones overhead in Hodeidah on 18 November last year.
Majed, a teacher and father of six daughters, had left Ali?€?s house to return to his home nearby, but went back because he had forgotten his lighter. It was about 5pm and Majed?€?s daughters were in their bedroom, having taken a break from studying to pray in their modest, corrugated iron-covered home.
Nearly 40% of the 448 pages have parts blacked out but that content - including remarks by Trump - is not a total mystery
The Mueller report contains tantalising details of Trump campaign dealings with Russia and of the president?€?s possible attempts to obstruct justice. But much of it is blacked out. Nearly 40% of the pages in the document contain at least one redaction, totalling nearly 1,000 in all. In some parts, entire sections have disappeared.
The public release of the special counsel Robert Mueller?€?s report on Thursday finally brought into the open key findings from the two-year investigation into Russian interference in the US election. The special counsel team found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow but disclosed damning revelations about Donald Trump?€?s repeated attempts to interfere with the Russia investigation and possible obstruction of justice.
But the 448-page report includes substantial redactions - on the subject of Russian hacking, nearly two-thirds of the section is blacked out. Those redactions, as well as Mueller?€?s decision to punt on the question of whether Trump committed a crime, raise a series of fresh questions about the conduct of Trump and his aides.
Ukrainians voted for him in the hope he would make real the hopes and desires of all those who had poured into the streets for the Maidan revolution and forced the country?€?s corrupt kleptocratic president Viktor Yanukovych to flee.
For all his bluster about being a master builder, Donald Trump really made his millions through branding. From chewy steaks to failing casinos, Trump has spent decades putting lucrative lipstick on pigs.
So when faced with a sprawling criminal investigation into how Russia worked to get him elected - and how he then repeatedly tried to obstruct the inquiry - the president devised a brutally effective public relations campaign.
David and Louise Turpin were sentenced on Friday during an emotional hearing that saw some of the children speak publicly about the abuse for the first time. Their parents watched in tears as the children talked about being chained and beaten. The California couple's years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children was only discovered when one of their daughters jumped out of a window of the family?€?s squalid home and called 911.
The Turpins, who pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse, were sentenced to life in prison on Friday with with the possibility of parole after 25 years
US judiciary committee chair Jerry Nadler has said the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report outlines 'disturbing evidence' that Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice.
Nadler also accused US attorney general William Barr of undermining his own department in order to protect the president. He said it was 'disingenuous and misleading' of Barr to say Trump is 'clear of wrongdoing'.
Barr is scheduled to testify before the committee on 2 May and Nadler has requested Mueller testify before the committee as well because 'we can?€?t believe what Barr tells us'
The Slovenian MEP Alojz Peterle played the EU anthem, based on Beethoven's Ode to Joy, on his harmonica in the European parliament on Thursday, eliciting applause and cheers from colleagues. 'It is our responsibility to keep Europe together,' said the politician
The US president said on Thursday he was having a 'good day' after the release of the special counsel Robert Mueller?€?s report on the now-closed Russia investigation. The US attorney general, William Barr, told a news conference before the report?€?s release that the investigation did not find Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election
The US attorney general, William Barr, has said the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find Donald Trump or members of his campaign worked with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Addressing a news conference before the report?€?s release, Barr said there were 10 episodes involving Trump that were scrutinised for possible obstruction of justice
Residents of a village in Russia have been stunned by the sight of a polar bear 700km from its usual habitat. The people of the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula looked on as the bear searched for food. Russian media reported on Wednesday that the exhausted-looking animal apparently travelled from Chukotka to the village of Tilichiki, about 700km (434 miles) south. Environmentalists say the bear may have lost its sense of direction while drifting on an ice floe
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