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Trump rally crowd chants 'send her back' after president attacks Ilhan Omar

Chant follows Trump’s racist tweets targeting Omar and three other Democratic congresswomen of color

Goaded on by the president, a crowd at a Donald Trump rally on Wednesday night chanted “send her back! send her back!” in reference to Ilhan Omar, a US congresswoman who arrived almost 30 years ago as a child refugee in the United States.

The lesson from the ruins of Notre Dame: don’t rely on billionaires | Aditya Chakrabortty

The French super-rich promised to dig deep, but such philanthropy comes at a steep price

You remember the story, of course you do. One of the most ancient and holy buildings on Earth, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, goes up in flames. As pictures of the inferno are beamed around the world, adjectives rain down: it is atrocious, disastrous, diabolical.

NT judge compares Indigenous offender to 'primitive person'

Greg Borchers, previously sanctioned in 2017, also tells mother she probably ‘abandoned your kids in that great Indigenous fashion’

A Northern Territory judge has told an Indigenous mother she probably got drunk on pension day and “abandoned your kids in that great Indigenous fashion”, and compared an Aboriginal domestic violence offender to a “primitive person dragging his woman out of the cage”.

'Abusive' woman billed for £85,000 after RAF scrambled to escort plane

Chloe Haines, 25, allegedly tried to open aircraft doors on Jet2 flight from Stansted to Turkey

A passenger who allegedly caused two RAF jets to be scrambled to escort a plane back to Stansted airport has been sent a bill for £85,000 by the airline.

Chloe Haines has been accused by Jet2 of a “catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behaviour” on a flight bound for Dalaman in Turkey in June, including trying to open the aircraft doors during the flight.

Several dead after suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation in Japan

Dozens also injured after man spread flammable liquid and set fire to building of company famous for anime cartoons, police say

Several people have died and dozens injured in a fire after a suspected arson atack at an animation production company in western Japan.

Police in Kyoto siad the fire broke out on Thursday morning at a three-storey building belonging to Kyoto Animation after a man burst in and spread unidentified liquid that set off the blaze.

Nicaraguans jubilant after Somoza resignation - archive, 1979

18 July 1979: Leaders of the victorious Sandinista movement expected to enter Managua to start rebuilding a country which has been ravaged by civil war

Church bells rang and rifles were joyfully fired into the air throughout Nicaragua yesterday as the crumbling dictatorship of the Somoza family finally ended in Latin America’s first successful popular uprising for 20 years.

Garuda Indonesia bans in-flight photos after being mocked for handwritten menu

Popular video blogger whose image of the menu went viral now faces police inquiry

Indonesia’s national airline has come under fire for banning the taking of in-flight photos and videos after a popular video blogger posted an image online showing a handwritten menu he was handed in business class.

The well-known travel v-logger Rius Vernandes was also reported to police after the post, which saw the airline Garuda Indonesia widely mocked online. The photo was uploaded with the caption: “The menu is still being printed sir.”

Family that refused to pay tax because it was 'against God's will' ordered to pay $2.3m

Tasmanian judge tells family there is no Bible passage that says “thou shalt not pay tax”

A Christian family that refuses to pay rates and taxes because it is “against God’s will” has been ordered to pay $2.3m by the Tasmanian supreme court.

Fanny Alida Beerepoot and Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot, who previous owned the Melita honey farm in northern Tasmania, have refused to pay income tax since 2011.

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