Grokzone | Fresh News Headlines - Sunday 25th September 2016
Michael van Gerwen beats Peter Wright to set up a semi-final against Gary Anderson at the PDC Champions League of Darts.
A Jordanian writer charged with offending Islam after sharing a satirical cartoon on his Facebook page is killed in the capital Amman.
Cycling Olympic champions Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who have 10 gold medals between them, announce they have tied the knot in a private ceremony.
Jose Fernandez, a pitcher for the Miami Marlins baseball team, dies along with two others in a boat crash aged 24.
Bosnian Serbs are voting on whether to maintain 9 January as a national holiday in defiance of Bosnia's highest court.
Swiss voters give overwhelming approval to new surveillance powers for the country's intelligence agencies.
David Cameron felt "badly let down" by Theresa May during the EU referendum campaign after she repeatedly refused to back him, his former director of communications says.
A south Wales seaside town is a sea of quiffs and blue suede shoes as thousands of Elvis fans descend for an annual celebration of The King.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson suggests that Russia may have committed a war crime in Syria, if it was behind an attack on an aid convoy near Aleppo.
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.
Forty years on from their first jam in a Dublin kitchen, friends of U2 tell how the band rose to the top of the rock hierarchy.
The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram releases a video denying claims he had been killed or badly wounded in air strike.
When former President George W Bush was asked to take a selfie with a group of people at the opening of the African-American museum in Washington, he had to ask for help.
Cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins tells the BBC he was not trying to gain an unfair advantage from being allowed to use a banned steroid before major races.
US actor Bill Nunn, who featured in Spider Man and films by the director Spike Lee, dies aged 63.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Canada with their children, five years after visiting the country as newly-weds.
Sir Bradley Wiggins defends his use of medical certificates which allowed him to take otherwise banned substances to treat his asthma.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Canada for their first royal tour with both of their children.
France is planning a string rehabilitation centres to combat extremism. But the first to open is already proving controversial.
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, release officer bodycam and dashcam footage of a controversial shooting of a black man last week.
Keith Lamont Scott's family lawyer gave his reaction to the release of the footage.
Stories you may have missed in the past seven days.
Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, have released officer bodycam and dashcam footage of a controversial shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including the Emmy Awards, the Mobo nominations and the unveiling of a new Winnie-The-Pooh character.
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.
Nedra Bonds explains what motivated her to turn the family tradition of quilting into a platform for political protest.
The BBC's James Badcock examines how activists doggedly pursued their country's former economy minister and IMF chief, Rodrigo Rato, over corruption claims.
Ethiopian prince Lij Iyasu was deposed after fears he had converted to Islam. But it also put an end to the threat of Ethiopia entering into World War One, writes Martin Plaut.
President Obama has opened the Smithsonian Institution's first national museum about African-American history in Washington DC.
US politician and civil rights leader John Lewis hails the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
We take a look at the biggest and most well-known recent hacks and ask what happened next.
A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left wing MP who has now seen off a challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party.
Katty Kay explains how presidential candidates prepare for live debates
Great - and not so great - moments in US debate history
Why is the break-up of a celebrity couple who we have never met so important to so many people?
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A Bosnian Serb referendum rekindles ethnic tensions and concerns about Russian involvement, Guy Delauney reports from Belgrade.
A murder case in China - where a teenager reportedly killed her mother after being sent to an internet addiction treatment centre, has sparked shock across the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit western Canada starting on Saturday. But how well do Canadians know the other members of the royal family?
Ted Cruz hasn't always liked Donald Trump, even if he has now endorsed him. Here's the evidence.
As the Syrian army unleashes a full-scale offensive on rebel-held parts of Aleppo, Jonathan Marcus explains why the city matters so much to the Assad government.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "dance".
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "dance".
Indian photographer Ronny Sen is awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant for his work on a coal town in India where underground fires have burned for more than 100 years.
Winners of the Royal Society Publishing photography competition.
With governments bombing hospitals and militias attacking medical staff, the work of Doctors without Borders is in jeopardy. Rules to protect aid workers in war zones are increasingly being ignored.
Donald Trump is a proven liar. But Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate as well. With eight weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, the prospect of a notorious charlatan moving into the White House is looking more realistic than ever.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Parliament President Martin Schulz entered office pledging to make the European Union more democratic. Now, the two appear more worried about helping each other keep their jobs.
With national elections just a year away, many have written Angela Merkel off. Yet even as her party continues to suffer in state elections, there are a host of reasons why the chancellor can hope for a fourth term -- assuming she decides to run.
The cease-fire agreed to by Russia and the United States in Syria means that Aleppo and other devastated cities have been given a chance to breathe. But the temporary calm is unlikely to bring us any closer to the end of the war.
For months, the refugee policy rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nominal political ally Horst Seehofer, the powerful governor of Bavaria, has been widening. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Seehofer says the rift could worsen if Merkel doesn…
With Europe falling ever-deeper into crisis, European Parliament President Martin Schulz is warning of the further advance of right-wing populism. In an interview, he also says he fears the possibility of a President Trump.
At a summit in Bratislava this week, the EU wants to set the course for its future without Britain. One important issue is likely to be ignored by European leaders: The fact that Brexit is going to be expensive for Europe, especially for Germany.
Angela Merkel used to be celebrated for her composed determination and sober analysis of the facts. Now, though, her refusal to own up to her mistakes makes her look stubborn -- and facts have lost their importance.
Chancellor Merkel's refugee policies have divided the country and the right-wing populist AfD party is rapidly gaining support. Conservatives are calling on Merkel to change course, but she is refusing to admit fallibility. Could this be the end? By…
Climate change is often blamed for environmental problems and natural events, but not always correctly. There are, however, places in the world where global warming is having an effect, as our interactive map shows.
When cultures clash, women's clothing is often at the center of the debate. While for Western women, the issue is how much skin they should be allowed to show, for Muslims the focus is on how much they must show.
With its Maritime Silk Road, China is tapping the world's oceans for its own strategic purposes. It's a bold plan that is causing unease in India and the United States -- and also has implications for Europe.
The war robbed him of a homeland but in the refugee camp there was no future. That's why Abdallah and his friends returned -- to fight as child soldiers against Mali's hated government.
After her release from a Russia prison, Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko was celebrated as a hero. Now, though, she is making powerful enemies with her coarse verbal attacks against the country's political elite.
The state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania gave the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany a significant boost. It is a challenge for Chancellor Merkel and the entire country.
One year ago, Angela Merkel opened Germany's door to what would ultimately be over a million refugees, with the words, "We can do it." How much progress has been made integrating the hundreds of thousands of new residents? A report card.
What's next for the European Union after Brexit? When it comes to defense policy, Germany and France need to step up to the plate. For Germany this will mean greater spending -- and more foreign deployments.
USA TODAYMarlins ace Jose Fernandez, 24, dies in boating accidentUSA TODAYMIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early S…
Voice of AmericaMan Claiming to be Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau Surfaces in VideoVoice of AmericaThis screen grab image taken on September 25, 2016 from a video released on Youtube by Islamist group Boko Haram shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau…
CBS NewsJane Pauley named anchor of CBS News' "Sunday Morning”CBS NewsTelevision legend Jane Pauley has been named the new anchor of “CBS Sunday Morning,” the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, it was announced today by CBS News President…
CBS News1 dead, 6 wounded in shootings near Illinois university campusCNN(CNN) Preliminary investigations suggest that two separate shooting incidents near the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, which cost one man his life and wounded six ot…
CNNSyria: 6 children killed by barrel bombs in Aleppo offensive, say activistsCNN(CNN) At least seven people -- six of them children -- were killed in a barrel bombing of opposition-held eastern Aleppo Sunday, an activist group reported, as the Syria…
CNNSuspect charged in Washington mall shootingCNN(CNN) The lone suspect in the fatal shooting of five people in a Washington state mall has been charged with five counts of first degree murder, according to Skagit County jail records. Arcan Cetin, 20…
CNNJordanian writer who shared cartoon mocking ISIS killed outside courthouseCNN(CNN) A prominent Jordanian writer facing charges for sharing a "blasphemous" anti-ISIS cartoon that outraged Muslim groups was fatally shot in Amman on Sunday, state new…
Washington PostWhy the debate expectations game is a farceCNNWashington (CNN) Republicans are praising Hillary Clinton as the most skilled and experienced politician ever to stand behind a podium. Democrats note Donald Trump, a former reality star, i…
USA TODAY'Do the Right Thing' actor Bill Nunn diesUSA TODAYDirector Spike Lee led the tributes to Do the Right Thing actor Bill Nunn, who died Saturday at age 63. Nunn died at his home in Pittsburgh after battling cancer, according to The Associated…
Wall Street JournalSnapchat Releases First Hardware Product, SpectaclesWall Street JournalIN AN UNMARKED BUILDING on a quiet side street just off the beach in Venice, California, 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel stands in a small conference room…
AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the city in a Russian-backed offensive that appears to have buried any hope for diplomacy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Nearly a week of recurring protests over the police killing of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, showed no signs of abating on Sunday after police released videos of the shooting that did not resolve the question o…
(Reuters) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boat crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide within weeks whether to hear a major transgender rights case for the first time, a dispute involving which bathroom a Virginia high school student can use, but the justices have reasons t…
After last week's bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreig…
(Reuters) - Authorities on Sunday were still working to determine what prompted a 20-year-old man to open fire in a Washington state mall, killing five people.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - An explosion rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two police officers, Hungarian police said on Sunday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force said on Sunday it had flown more than 40 bombers and other fighter planes through a strait between Japanese islands on their way to drills in the Western Pacific.
TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - An unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was remembered at a funeral service on Saturday as a father of four with a good heart.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New York Times endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for the White House on Saturday, saying she was more qualified than Republican presidential rival Donald Trump to handle the challenges facing the United States.
Atolado em inúmeros casos de corrupção relegados ao ostracismo, Michel Temer vai a Nova Iorque cantar ao mundo as maravilhas da democracia brasileira.The post Casos de corrupção envolvendo Michel Temer caem no ostracismo, e eles são muitos app…
The Charlotte police chief released video on Saturday that showed the fatal shooting of Keith Scott this week, recorded from two angles.The post Charlotte Police Video of Keith Scott’s Killing Released appeared first on The Intercept.
Who engages in massive trades in penny stocks on the industry’s own “chill list”? And what happens when you sell a stock you don’t have? Victimized investor Chris DiIorio finds the answers in plain sight and wonders why no one else seems to c…
A new “field guide” by Ingrid Burrington makes visible the infrastructure of surveillance in New York, and explains the money and politics behind it.The post A Walking Tour of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network appeared first on The Inter…
A crowd-sourced analysis of new visual evidence focused on the police claim that a gun was found at the feet of Keith Scott, whose killing sparked protests in Charlotte.The post Searching for a Gun in Video Recorded by Keith Scott’s Wife appeared…
A self-appointed stock sleuth finds financial giants trading extensively in little penny stocks like the one he owned that tanked. And he learns something amazing: Some brokers can sell shares that don’t actually exist. The post Big Players, Littl…
A mídia homogênea impôs total silêncio para esconder uma revelação crucial sobre o impeachment.The post Grande mídia ignora confissão de Temer, exceto por acusação falsa de colunista do Estadão appeared first on The Intercept.
Fifty scared humans and a software bot can tag any event with an ominous Facebook "safety check."The post Who Decides When a Protest Becomes a Facebook “Disaster”? appeared first on The Intercept.
Brazil's homogenized media imposes a blackout on a huge story about the installed president.The post Brazil’s Big Media Ignores Temer’s Confession — Except Estadão Columnist Who Falsely Claimed Video Was Altered appeared first on The Intercep…
After a stock analyst lost $1 million on one penny stock, he set off to find out how — and soon discovered signs of a far bigger scheme than he had ever imagined.The post The Money Is Gone appeared first on The Intercept.