US cop filmed saying: ‘We only kill black people’

US cop filmed saying: ‘We only kill black people’

The officer is assigned to administrative duties after dashcam footage reveals he made the remark last year. A US police officer has been filmed on his own dashcam telling a white driver not to worry because “we only kill black people”. The footage shows officer Greg Abbott pulling over a woman in Georgia. She tells him she is frightened to move her hands because she has “seen too many videos” featuring police brutality. The officer…

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Michael Phelps and Wife Nicole Johnson Are Expecting Second Baby

Michael Phelps and Wife Nicole Johnson Are Expecting Second Baby

Michael Phelps  shared a photo on Instagram Tuesday revealing that he and wife Nicole Johnson are expecting their second child together. “Number 2 on the way!!!!” Phelps captioned the cute photo of Nicole holding their 1-year-old son, Boomer. “So excited!! Wonder if it’s a boy or a girl??” Johnson also shared the same snap, which she captioned, “Lil mans going to be a Big Brother!!!” Boomer became a social media sensation when he was born…

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Theresa May dismisses skepticism over leadership bid

Theresa May dismisses skepticism over leadership bid

Theresa May has dismissed scepticism among some conservative MPs over her claim that she wants to lead the Tories at the next General Election. Speaking during an official visit to Japan, the Prime Minister said there “are real issues that we need to be dealing with and I’m there to do it”. Asked about scepticism over her leadership ambitions back home, she said: “For most members of the public, they would say they want the…

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Insurance firm countersues Kanye West

Insurance firm countersues Kanye West

Rapper cancelled 21 concerts while undergoing treatment for a “serious” medical condition last November. Insurance firm Lloyd’s of London is countersuing Kanye West, pointing to drink and drug related clauses in an insurance policy, for the cancellation of his tour. The rapper sued his insurers for nearly $10m in early August, after they refused to pay out for the Saint Pablo tour he cancelled in November. West had cancelled 21 dates after a series of…

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Smoke and explosion reported in flood-hit Texas chemical plant

Smoke and explosion reported in flood-hit Texas chemical plant

An explosion and smoke have been reported at the flood-hit Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. Two explosions and plumes of black smoke were reported Thursday morning at the flooded Arkema peroxide plant in Crosby, Texas, plant officials said. A deputy was taken to the hospital after he inhaled fumes from the plant, the Harris County sheriff’s office tweeted. Nine others drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said. The…

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Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

The domestic dominance of the Echo and the popularity of Windows 10 in the workplace will keep users’ connected at work and home. Amazon and Microsoft’s voice assistants will soon be allowed to talk to each other. The move is designed to bridge Amazon’s dominance in the home with Microsoft’s popularity in the office. Putting Windows 10 and Amazon Echo devices in touch with each other is meant to encourage users to benefit from what…

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Apple and Google prepare for Augmented Reality clash

Apple and Google prepare for Augmented Reality clash

Apple and Google are preparing to go head-to-head with their development of competing Augmented Reality (AR) platforms. While the potential applications for AR are encouraging the development of other devices such as smart glasses, the market dominance of mobile devices has seen Apple and Google commit to developing apps which would be usable on phones. Both companies have this week showcased new AR tools available for Android and iOS devices which allow users to digitally…

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Theresa May: ‘I’m no quitter , I will fight next election’

Theresa May: ‘I’m no quitter , I will fight next election’

The PM is insisting she is “in this for the long term” and wants to stay in charge of her party for at least five more years. Theresa May wants to fight the next general election as leader of the Conservative Party, she has revealed. Speaking to Sky News, the Prime Minister insisted she was “in this for the long term” – indicating she will lead the Tories into the 2022 election. Mrs May said:…

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Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader

Conservatives would be worse off if Theresa May stays as leader

Most Britons think the Conservative Party will be worse off if Theresa May remains as leader, an exclusive Sky Data poll reveals. Some 45% of the public think it would be a bad thing for the Tories if they go into the next general election with Mrs May still as leader. Meanwhile, 28% thought it would be a good thing – and the remainder thought it would make no difference or did not know. The…

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Nine dead and 20 trapped under collapsed building following Mumbai floods

Nine dead and 20 trapped under collapsed building following Mumbai floods

At least nine people have died and around 20 others are feared trapped under the rubble of a building which collapsed following heavy rain in Mumbai. The five-storey Hussain building in the south of the city had 11 families living in it when it collapsed. Image: Around 20 people are feared trapped under the rubble “A 43-member team is conducting rescue operations,” an official for India’s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) told AFP. A play…

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