Youth charged with screwdriver stabbing murder

A youth has been charged with murdering « devoted father » Peter Duncan, who was stabbed in Newcastle on Wednesday. Mr Duncan, 52, was attacked after what police said was a chance « coming together » with a group of youths near Old Eldon Square. A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon and theft. He is due to appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Monday. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will…

Youth charged with screwdriver stabbing

Youth charged with murder of « devoted father » Peter Duncan, who was stabbed in Newcastle on Wednesday This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Source: BBC

‘You can still sense the love’: Baby boomers revel at Woodstock 50 years on

BETHEL, N.Y. (Reuters) – Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture. People listen to a band during a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival on Max Yasgur’s original homestead in Bethel, New York, U.S., August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidThousands of flower-crowned visitors made the journey to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which now owns the…

Andrew Harper death: Ten males aged 13 to 30 arrested

Ten people aged between 13 and 30 are being questioned on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was dragged along a road by a vehicle. PC Andrew Harper, 28, who got married four weeks ago, died on Thursday while responding to reports of a burglary. He was killed on the A4 Bath Road in the Berkshire village of Sulhamstead. Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell said the death of PC Harper had left the entire force « shocked and saddened ». Mr Campbell said the officer was a…

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. In a statement, his family said he suffered respiratory failure due to lung cancer, and died peacefully at home in Los Angeles. His older sister Jane Fonda added: « I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. « I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing. » Peter Fonda was part of a veteran Hollywood…

Labour promises to tackle ‘retail apocalypse’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced proposals to help Britain’s « struggling » high streets. He said he wanted to give councils powers to reopen shops in premises left vacant for more than a year. Mr Corbyn also said empty shops should be given to start-up business and community projects in an effort to reverse a « retail apocalypse ». The government responded: « Jeremy Corbyn would wreck the economy, meaning more boarded-up shops and fewer jobs. » Mr Corbyn would « tax small businesses and scare off the investment…

Liu Yifei: Mulan boycott urged after star backs HK police

Disney’s live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong’s police force. Chinese actress Liu Yifei, a naturalised US citizen, reposted a viral pro-police comment on Chinese social media platform Weibo. The territory has been convulsed by sometimes violent pro-democracy protests over the past 10 weeks. Rights groups and the UN have accused the police of a heavy handed response. Ms Liu had shared a Weibo post from the government-run Beijing newspaper People’s Daily that read (in Chinese):…

‘Easy Rider’ actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

FILE PHOTO: 91st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 24, 2019 – Peter Fonda and Margaret DeVogelaere. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File PhotoLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Easy Rider” actor Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, died on Friday at age 79 after suffering respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family said in a statement. “It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family said. Fonda died at his home in Los Angeles…

Actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79: People magazine

FILE PHOTO: Actor Peter Fonda poses at the 70th Annual DGA Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Easy Rider” actor Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, has died at age 79 after suffering respiratory failure from lung cancer, People magazine reported on Friday, citing a statement from his family. “It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away,” the family said, according to People. Reporting by Lisa Richwine;…

Sheeran design Heinz Ketchup bottle sells for 1,500 pounds

LONDON (Reuters) – Three limited-edition bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup based on the tattoos of British songwriter Ed Sheeran, a dedicated fan of the condiment, sold at auction in London on Thursday, with one going under the hammer for 1,500 pounds ($1,816). Ed Sheeran poses with bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup based on his tattoos in London, Britain May 20, 2019, in this handout photo. Heinz/Handout via REUTERSOnly 150 of the “Ed Sheeran X Heinz Tomato Ketchup, the Tattoo Edition” bottles, featuring a copy of Sheeran’s own Heinz inking, will…

PC murdered while investigating burglary

A police officer has died while he was attending a reported burglary, police have said. PC Andrew Harper was killed at about 23:30 BST on Thursday near the A4 Bath Road between Reading and Newbury. Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody at various police stations across the Thames Valley. Source: BBC

PC killed while investigating burglary

Ten people have been arrested after a police officer was killed on duty in Berkshire, police have said. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the PCF News App. You can also follow @PCFBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Source: The Guardian

Turkish army pension fund to buy British Steel

Turkey’s military pension fund has reached a tentative deal to buy British Steel out of insolvency. The Turkish Armed Forces Assistance Fund (known as Oyak) says it plans to take over British Steel, which employs 5,000 people, by the end of the year. British Steel owns the Scunthorpe steel works where 3,000 people work and it employs another 800 on Teesside. But the firm was put into compulsory liquidation in May after rescue talks with the government broke down. Another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain were put at risk…

Cathay Pacific boss resigns after protest row

The chief executive of Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, has resigned in the wake of the protests in Hong Kong. Paul Loo is also leaving as chief customer and commercial officer. Mr Hogg said: « These have been challenging weeks for the airline and it is right that Paul and I take responsibility as leaders of the company. » Mr Hogg warned on Monday staff could be fired if they « support or participate in illegal protests » in Hong Kong. But the previous week, Cathay Pacific had told its staff…

Jo Swinson: Clarke and Harman prepared to lead emergency government

Senior Tory Ken Clarke and former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman are both prepared to lead an emergency government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has said. Ms Swinson has rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal that he should be installed as a caretaker PM if he wins a vote of no confidence in the government. She said Mr Corbyn did not have the necessary support from opposition MPs. However, she said she would be prepared to meet him to discuss alternatives. Media playback is unsupported on your…

Patients who cannot eat food ‘fear for lives’

Patients who cannot eat have told PCF News they are petrified and fear for their lives after problems making their replacement nutrition. They are completely dependent on bags filled with a liquid that contains everything their body needs and is infused directly into the bloodstream. The NHS in England has described the issue as a national emergency. « My life is in a lot of danger right now, » Lauren Mitchell, 21, from Stansted, Essex, told PCF News. She was born with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. It means the muscles that…

‘Hollywood Ripper’ found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s date

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including actor Ashton Kutcher’s date, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span. Michael Gargiulo, a 43-year-old former handyman and aspiring actor, sat impassively, leaning forward slightly in his chair, as the jury verdict was read. The Los Angeles County Superior Court panel will next consider whether Gargiulo was sane at the time of the crimes, in proceedings to begin on Tuesday. Kutcher, the former…

Lawyer killed after ‘chance encounter’

A 52-year-old lawyer who was stabbed to death with a screwdriver in a busy shopping centre was a devoted father, his family has said. Peter Duncan was attacked in what police said was an unprovoked chance « coming together » with a group of youths near Old Eldon Square in Newcastle. He was attacked at about 18:20 BST on Wednesday and died later in hospital. Seven teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. The boys, a 14 year-old, two 15-year-olds and four 17-year-olds, remain in custody. Northumbria…

Lawyer killed after ‘chance coming together’

A 52-year-old lawyer who was stabbed to death with a screwdriver in a busy shopping centre was a devoted father, his family has said. Peter Duncan was attacked in what police said was an unprovoked chance « coming together » with a group of youths near Old Eldon Square in Newcastle. He was attacked at about 18:20 BST on Wednesday and died later in hospital. Seven teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. The boys, a 14 year-old, two 15-year-olds and four 17-year-olds remain in custody. Northumbria…

Israel bars Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting

Israel is blocking two US Democratic lawmakers, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government, from visiting. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were due to visit the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem next week. Both have supported the boycott movement against Israel, but Israeli law allows supporters of the campaign to be banned from visiting. President Trump earlier tweeted it would show « great weakness » if the pair were allowed entry. Ms Omar described Israel’s move as « an insult to democratic values and a chilling response to…

North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea over war drills

North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, blaming its joint military exercises with the US. The country’s reunification committee issued a statement in response to a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Thursday. Early on Friday, North Korea test-fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean military said. It is the sixth such test in less than a month. Six days ago, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. The series of tests come after…

Man killed after ‘chance coming together’

A 52-year-old lawyer who was stabbed to death with a screwdriver in a busy shopping centre was a devoted father, his family has said. Peter Duncan was attacked in what police said was an unprovoked chance « coming together » with a group of youths near Old Eldon Square in Newcastle. He was attacked at about 18:20 BST on Wednesday and died later in hospital. Seven teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of his murder. The boys, a 14 year-old, two 15-year-olds and four 17-year-olds remain in custody. Northumbria…

‘Creating Woodstock’: how festival came together, and almost fell apart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mick Richards was among the 450,000 people at Woodstock in 1969, but he did not think much about his “uneventful” 24 hours there until years later, when his teenage son started asking about the festival. That set Richards, a former rock drummer, on a 27-year journey of research, leading to the documentary “Creating Woodstock,” now out on DVD and on demand. Richards talked with Reuters about the film, which features hours of interviews, rare footage and tales about why the Grateful Dead wanted a do-over, how…

‘Hollywood Ripper’ found guilty of murdering 2 women, including Ashton Kutcher’s date

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span. FILE PHOTO: Michael Gargiulo sits in court during his murder trial in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonMichael Gargiulo, 43, sat impassively, leaning forward slightly in his chair, as the jury verdict was read. The Los Angeles County Superior Court panel will next consider whether Gargiulo was…

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ hit with $395,000 fine over emergency tones in skit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Simulated wireless alert tones used in a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit making fun of a presidential alert test have cost Walt Disney Co’s ABC $395,000 in civil fines with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File PhotoAMC Networks separately on Thursday agreed to pay a $104,000 fine for using an alert tone in a February 2019 episode of the “The Walking Dead.” The commission handed down…

Man found guilty of murdering two women, including Ashton Kutcher’s date

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim. Michael Gargiulo sits in court during his murder trial in Los Angeles, California, U.S., August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonMichael Gargiulo sat impassively, leaning forward slightly in his chair, as the jury verdict was read. The jury will next consider whether Gargiulo was sane at the time of the killings, in proceedings to begin on…

FCC fines ABC $395,000 over ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ emergency alert tones

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday said Walt Disney Co’s ABC unit has agreed to pay a $395,000 civil penalty after an October 2018 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” used a simulated wireless alert tone. AMC Networks separately agreed to pay a $104,000 fine for using an alert tone in a February 2019 episode of the “The Walking Dead.” The commission handed down smaller…

Amid fresh meltdown, Argentine film gives last laugh to victims of 2001 crisis

(Reuters) – With Argentina once again reeling from a financial crisis, a film released on Thursday shows residents from a village outside Buenos Aires pursuing the dream of many of those left penniless by the country’s 2001 debt default: getting their money back. Argentine director Sebastian Borensztein, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa GonzalezThe film by Argentine director Sebastian Borensztein, “La Odisea de los Giles” (“the Odyssey of the Naive”), is a fictional payback story for a nation still traumatized by the…

Iran oil tanker: Gibraltar orders release of Grace 1

Media playback is unsupported on your device Gibraltar has released an Iranian oil tanker detained last month on suspicion of sanctions-busting despite a last-minute plea by the US authorities. The UK territory received written assurances from Iran that the ship would not discharge its cargo in Syria. Grace 1, carrying Iranian oil, was stopped by Royal Marines on 4 July, triggering a standoff with Tehran. Gibraltar’s chief justice, Anthony Dudley, said no US application was currently before the court. A couple of weeks after the Iranian tanker was stopped, Iran…

Russia bird strike: Collision with gulls forces plane to land in field

A Russian Airbus 321 has crash-landed in a cornfield outside Moscow shortly after take-off, after birds were sucked into the plane’s engines. The pilot brought it down with engines off and the landing gear retracted. Passengers and crew on the Ural Airlines flight, which was flying to Simferopol in Crimea, were evacuated safely, although officials say 23 people received minor injuries. Passengers inside the plane filmed the birds and are reported to have felt a thud as they hit the engines. Read more: Plane crash-lands after hitting flock of birds…