At least 61 people killed in a fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN)At least 61 people were killed and 70 injured when a fuel tanker exploded on a busy road in Tanzania, government spokesperson Hassan Abbas said. Stephene said the crash attracted a large crowd. When someone noticed the truck’s cargo was leaking, many rushed to get buckets and containers to collect the fuel. According to eyewitnesses, there were more than 150 people at the scene when the truck exploded around 20 minutes after the accident. “We just heard an explosion and then the motorbikes were falling all over the place, we were running around,” said Hamza Jones, one of the witnesses. “I fell down there because everyone was trying to run and so they were pushing each …

Richard Gere and Matteo Salvini clash over migrant crisis

Row follows US actor urging Italian government to stop demonising asylum seekers Italys far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has clashed with Richard Gere over the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, suggesting the Hollywood star should house himself those stranded on rescue ships after the US actor urged the Italian government to stop demonising asylum seekers. Gere who is currently on the island of Lampedusa, Sicily, after a visit onboard Italy without permission could face fines of up to 50,000 (47,000). The new bill, which has been described by aid groups as a declaration of war against the NGOs who are saving lives at sea, aims to put an end to aid groups rescue missions in the central Mediterranean. Meanwhile, …

Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, sources say

New York (CNN)Jailed multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, two law enforcement sources said Saturday, one day after a court unsealed new details of the claims against him. Staff at the facility started life-saving measures, and Epstein was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the bureau said in a news release.

Tottenham agree 55m fee with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso

Tottenham have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso for 60m and also hope a deal for Fulhams Ryan Sessegnon can be completed before Thursdays deadline Tottenham have reached an agreement with Real Betis to sign Giovani Lo Celso for a club record-equalling 60m (55.3m) while Mauricio Pochettino is also hoping a deal for Fulhams Ryan Sessegnon can be completed before Thursdays transfer deadline. On a busy penultimate day of the transfer window Spurs finally struck a deal for the Argentina midfielder Lo Celso after failing with attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona, although last month to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs but it is believed Pochettino would prefer to allow Sessegnon …

The NFL’s plan for an 18-game season: when ego and greed collide

The league expects to make $25bn a year by 2027. And its plans to get there show little regard for players, fans or broadcasters Even in the deeply cynical world of pro football, the NFLs latest plot to expand to an 18-game schedule rings as a blatant cash grab at the expense of its fans, broadcast partners and the health of its players. The recent proposal is as brazen as it is foolish. In short: the league has pitched an idea to host an 18-game season but limit the number of individual games each player can play to 16. Yes. You read that right. The league wants to hold a competitive, multi-billion-dollar competition that would see its best, most marketable …

Out of prison after 23 years, thanks to his mother and a documentary

Kevin Ott released after getting a life sentence under Oklahomas three strikes law for non-violent drug-related convictions, which was partially repealed Its a Tuesday morning in August, but Betty Chism wraps 23 Christmas presents on her day off. Her son, Kevin Ott, is set to be released from the Oklahoma prison system this week, though no one has told her exactly when. Still, Chism, 75, wants to be prepared before she makes the two-and-a-half-hour drive to pick up her son from his prison. Ott, 56, has been in prison since 1996 and sentenced to worlds prison capitalThe House I Live In, a documentary examining the United States governments 40-year-old war on drugs policy. As he visited a prison in Oklahoma, …

How 8chan Became A Breeding Ground For Violent Extremism

On Saturday morning, a gunman opened fire on shoppers in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart. Twenty-two people were killed, including a mother who was gunned down while cradling her infant son, shielding him from harm. Dozens more were injured, with many still fighting for their lives. It was one of the country’s deadliest mass shootings and the deadliest massacre of Latinos in modern American history. About a month after Christchurch, on the last day of the Jewish Passover holiday, a white teenage boy armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle stormed a synagogue in Poway, California. He killed one woman and injured three others, including a rabbi. Just before the shooting, he posted an anti-Semitic manifesto on 8chan along with …

Can Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt save Hollywood?

In an industry obsessed with franchises and superheroes, critics have suggested that Leo might be the last true film star Is Hollywood Reporter feature, suggesting he stands alone as an actor whose name is a hallmark of a movies quality in itself, who rarely has a flop, and who doesnt put himself about too much Quentin Tarantinos 2015s The Revenant. He is arguably the only global superstar left in a film industry in which an interchangeable group of actors regularly suit up in spandex or brandish a lightsaber for the latest billion-dollar earner, the magazine argues, comparing DiCaprios pre-eminence with would-be peers such as Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt. Pitts back catalogue might be patchier (recent flops such as Allied …

Can Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt save Hollywood?

In an industry obsessed with franchises and superheroes, critics have suggested that Leo might be the last true film star Is Hollywood Reporter feature, suggesting he stands alone as an actor whose name is a hallmark of a movies quality in itself, who rarely has a flop, and who doesnt put himself about too much Quentin Tarantinos 2015s The Revenant. He is arguably the only global superstar left in a film industry in which an interchangeable group of actors regularly suit up in spandex or brandish a lightsaber for the latest billion-dollar earner, the magazine argues, comparing DiCaprios pre-eminence with would-be peers such as Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt. Pitts back catalogue might be patchier (recent flops such as Allied …

In the wake of tragedy, Beto O’Rourke channels El Paso’s anger at Trump

El Paso, Texas (CNN)As Beto O’Rourke left a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting in El Paso on Sunday, his anger boiled over when a reporter asked if there was anything President Donald Trump could say to make things better. In speeches and interviews, he has sought to channel the indignation of his bilingual border community over Trump’s racist comments and actions — which people here say is fomenting hatred and violence. The 21-year-old white supremacist suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a Walmart that killed 22 people wanted to stop a “Hispanic invasion of Texas,” according to a political document police believe he wrote. The document echoed some of Trump’s rhetoric toward immigrants. “It’s these …

Robert F. Kennedy’s Granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Dies At 22

The Kennedy family’s statement followed reports of a death at the storied Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. The statement was issued by Brian Wright O’Connor, a spokesman for Saoirse Hill’s uncle, former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II. Hill was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Michael Hill, who was one of four falsely convicted in the 1974 Irish Republican Army bombings of two pubs. She attended Boston College, where she was a member of the class of 2020, the university confirmed to The Boston Globe. The Cape & Islands district attorney’s office said Barnstable police responded to a home “for a reported unattended death” Thursday afternoon, according to a statement cited by news …

The Case For Female Urinals

Easy to spot thanks to their bright pink color, the “Lapee” stalls allow three women to pee at the same time. The walls are designed to prevent women from seeing each other or being seen from the outside. Even the access is easy — you simply climb two small steps and squat. The walls are there for balance.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lapee (@lapee_dk) on Jun 28, 2019 at 1:32am PDT The Hunt Men may not realize that for a woman, finding a place to urinate while out and about is an uphill battle. Public bathrooms are available in many cities, but they tend to be dirty and the line to use them can be …

Democrats Dominated Michigan In 2018. They Disagree On How To Do It Again In 2020.

Two years after the party shockingly lost the state to President So it seems like it will be a good idea for whoever emerges as the 2020 Democratic presidential pick to listen to 2018’s victors. One problem: key Michigan Democrats can’t agree on what exactly the playbook was.  Rep. Andy Levin Hillary Clinton, “got way less votes than Rep. Elissa Slotkin Detroit Free Press op-ed The New York Times Attorney General Dana Nessel  Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilcrest Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Andy Murray and brother Jamie advance to quarter-finals at Citi Open

Andy Murray and brother Jamie battled past French pair Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the Citi Open in Washington Andy Murray and brother Jamie battled past French pair Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the Citi Open in Washington. The former world No 1 has so far been restricted to doubles action since returning to the game following his hip resurfacing operation in January, and played in the mixed event alongside Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Murray, who has

World weatherwatch: Europe’s heatwave shatters national temperature records

Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands surpassed previous maximum highs Only weeks since Europe last endured record-breaking heat, another plume of intense hot air pushed up from north Africa breaking yet more records. High pressure centred over north-east Europe and low pressure in the Atlantic allowed exceptionally hot conditions to develop across western Europe. On Thursday 25 July, Germany recorded its highest ever temperature of 42.6C in Lingen, exceeding the previous record by an astonishing 2.3C. A number of other countries also set national temperature records, with 41.8C recorded in Belgium and 40.8C in Luxembourg. A 75-year-old record was also smashed in the Netherlands, with 40.7C recorded at Gilze-Rijen in the south of the country. Meanwhile, Arctic wildfires have been …

Premier League 201920 preview No 6: Chelsea

Frank Lampards arrival is a popular move with fans but he cannot make any new signings and Eden Hazard leaves an enormous gap Guardian writers predicted position: 4th (NB: this is not necessarily Jacob Steinbergs prediction but the average of our writers tips) Last seasons position: 3rd Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 33-1 As a player Frank Lampard became a European champion, scored the goals that ended Chelseas 50-year wait for a league title and went to training with the sole intention of bettering himself every day. A relentlessly hard worker, he has thrown himself into management with a zeal that set him apart during his playing career and has earned a reputation for playing attractive football and …