Entertainment

U.S. radio host and conspiracy theorist Art Bell dead at 72

U.S. radio host Art Bell, known for his discussions of conspiracy theories and paranormal phenomena during his popular syndicated show “Coast to Coast AM”, has died at his home in Nevada aged 72, the local sheriff’s office said.

Sports

Horse racing:Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Tiger Roll won the English Grand National in a photo finish from Pleasant Company at Aintree on Saturday.

World

South Africa’s anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Mandela laid to rest

South Africa laid to rest anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday, after 40,000 people from across the political spectrum mourned her at a funeral ceremony in her township of Soweto.

World

Britain attacks Syria with cruise missiles to deter more chemical attacks

Britain struck Syria with air-launched cruise missiles on Saturday to cripple President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons facilities and prevent what Prime Minister Theresa May cast as a global slide towards their greater use.

World

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai

Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in a confrontation in central Sinai on Saturday, the army said in a statement.

Entertainment

Oscar-winning director Forman dies at 86

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, known for works such as “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” has died at the age of 86, Czech news agency CTK reported on Saturday.

World

U.S., British, French air strikes target Syrian chemical capabilities

U.S., British and French forces launched air strikes on Syria in response to a suspected poison gas attack that killed dozens of people, aiming to degrade its chemical weapons capabilities in the biggest intervention yet in the conflict by Western powers.

Politics

Pence announces $16 million for Venezuelan migrants

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced in Peru on Friday that Washington was giving $16 million to help Venezuelans who have fled the country’s economic crisis, some of which would go to host communities in Colombia and Brazil.

Politics

House passes bill to streamline ‘Volcker Rule’

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to name the Federal Reserve as the primary regulator for the “Volcker Rule,” which bars banks from speculative trading.

U.S.

Trump pardons ‘Scooter’ Libby, former Iraq war-era Cheney aide

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned former George W. Bush administration official Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who years ago was convicted of lying in an investigation of the unmasking of a CIA agent, in a step that Democrats immediately criticized.

World

UK police arrest man on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts

British police said on Friday that they arrested a man on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts in London.

World

Swiss woman files rape complaint against Islamic scholar

A Swiss woman has filed a criminal complaint in Geneva for rape against the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan – already being held in custody in France on similar allegations – her lawyer said on Friday.

World

Huge statue of Marx, a gift from China, erected at his German birthplace

A massive statue of the founding father of communism was erected in his birthplace on Friday, after the southern German city of Trier decided to accept the bronze sculpture from China despite concerns over the country’s human rights record.

Politics

House Speaker Ryan endorses McCarthy as successor

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan endorsed Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be his successor, according to an interview with NBC News reported on Friday.

Sports

McLaren fined 5,000 euros for unsafe pitstop

McLaren have been fined 5,000 euros ($6,161.00) after the Formula One team’s Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne was released from the pits with a loose wheel during Friday’s Chinese Grand Prix practice.

Entertainment

French court freezes assets of late rocker Johnny Hallyday

A French court on Friday froze the real estate assets and royalties of singer Johnny Hallyday, as his widow and two children from a previous marriage squabble over an inheritance estimated at up to 100 million euros ($120 million).

World

Thirty-two U.S. embassy workers in Cambodia fired over alleged sharing of pornography

The United States embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

World

Bus crash near Bulgarian capital kills six and injures more than 20

Six people were killed and at least 20 others including a child were injured when a bus overturned on a highway near the Bulgarian capital, the health ministry said on Friday.

World

Spain signs $2.2 billion framework deal to sell warships to Saudi Arabia

Spain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework agreement to sell the Gulf Arab state warships under a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion).

World

Taliban kill 10 security forces in Afghan province of Herat

Taliban militants attacked Afghan security posts in the western province of Herat on Thursday, killing nine soldiers and one police officer, a district governor said on Friday.

Business

Deutsche Bank’s S&P rating put on credit watch after CEO change

Deutsche Bank’s sudden change in chief executive could prolong the lender’s restructuring, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) said as it placed the bank on “credit watch negative” late on Thursday.

U.S.

Backpage.com co-founder pleads guilty: U.S. Justice Department

A co-founder of Backpage.com pleaded guilty in federal court in Arizona on Thursday to charges of facilitating prostitution and money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said.

U.S.

Two charged in NY for currency fraud targeting Korean-Americans

Two men from the New York City borough of Queens were arrested on Thursday and charged with causing roughly $1.1 million of losses in a currency fraud targeting Korean-American investors.

World

Bomb kills up to five during football match in Somalia

A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said on Friday, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium.

World

Veteran Mexican drug lord added to FBI’s most wanted list

A veteran Mexican drug lord drug, who is accused of murdering a federal agent in 1985, was added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list on Thursday after a newly unsealed indictment charged him for his continued criminal drug activities.