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Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Sports
American heavyweight Deontay Wilder has defended himself after again saying he wants to kill an opponent in the ring.Wilder, 33, said he was "trying to get a body on my record" before defending his WBC title against compatriot Dominic Breazeale on Saturday.It is Wilder's first fight since his title defence against Tyson Fury in December ended in a controversial draw. "This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time," said Wilder. "It's legal."Wilder has made similar comments in the past. In March 2018, British heavyweight Tony Bellew called him a "disgrace and senseless idiot".Earlier this year, after Wilder told Breazeale to "make some funeral arrangement...
Washington state lawmaker’s comments raise ire of nurses

Washington state lawmaker’s comments raise ire of nurses

Health
A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals. State Sen. Maureen Walsh, a Republican representing College Place, Washington, made the comments this week while debating a Senate bill that would require uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for nurses. The bill would also provide mandatory overtime protections for nurses. Walsh wants an amendment that would exclude hospitals with fewer than 25 beds from the breaks, The Olympian on Friday. Small, rural hospitals that literally serve a handful of individuals will have trouble staying open and nurses in those settings probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day, the new...
YouTube axes comments on kids videos over paedophile fears

YouTube axes comments on kids videos over paedophile fears

Technology
By Emily Mee, news reporter YouTube will disable comments on videos featuring children, after a vlogger alleged he had found instances of paedophiles targeting videos of young girls on the site.The video-sharing platform said it had suspended comments on tens of millions of videos over the past week which "could be at risk of attracting predatory behaviour". US-based vlogger Matt Watson, who runs the channel MattsWhatItIs, claimed he had discovered a "wormhole" into a "soft-core paedophile ring".In a video posted to the platform, he said paedophiles were providing links to child pornography, sharing contact details and trading unlisted videos in the comment sections underneath videos.Many of the videos being targeted are "innocuous" and legal, showing chi...
Liam Neeson's shock warning to journalist after ‘racist’ comments: ‘I will kill you'

Liam Neeson's shock warning to journalist after ‘racist’ comments: ‘I will kill you'

Entertainment
The journalist who interviewed the Taken actor appeared on Good Morning Britain to reveal what really went down during the interview which has shocked the world.Clemence Michallon, US Culture Writer for The Independent, admitted she was “shocked” after Liam Neeson admitted that he once wanted to a kill a “black b*****d”.The 66-year-old revealed during the interview for his new film Cold Pursuit that he once roamed the streets looking for a black person to kill after the rape of a close friend.Clemence had only 20 minutes to ask Liam questions and was expecting just “fluff” to be talked about.She said: “I had 20 minutes [to interview him]. Usually it’s all fluff. This is definitely not fluff.” Related Articles She added: “The gr...
Liam Neeson sparks race row over rape comments

Liam Neeson sparks race row over rape comments

Entertainment
Liam Neeson has sparked a race row after making comments about once wanting to kill a black person.He says he walked the streets with a weapon, hoping to kill someone as revenge after someone close to him was raped by a black man. The actor, who was promoting his new film Cold Pursuit, told the Independent that "there's something primal" when you become angry.The BBC has contacted Liam Neeson's representatives for comment.In the interview, he said: "God forbid you've ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions. I'll tell you a story. This is true."Neeson said the alleged rape took place a long time ago and he found out about it when he came back from a trip abroad. The actor went on to use racially offensive ...