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Violence in Venezuela as president's rival declares himself leader

Violence in Venezuela as president's rival declares himself leader

World
By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Venezuela's opposition leader has won the support of more countries in his bid to oust the "dictatorship" of President Nicolas Maduro.Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, saying the constitution gave him powers to form a transitional government until new elections. The move has sparked violence in the South American country and at least seven people have been killed in clashes between supporters of the two sides.US President Donald Trump said Mr Guaido had "courageously spoken" against Mr Maduro, who was described earlier this week as a dictator by Vice President Mike Pence. Image: Anti-government protesters set a vehicle on fire in Caracas ...
Watch: Niners' Goodwin shares video of himself gifting home to mom, sister

Watch: Niners' Goodwin shares video of himself gifting home to mom, sister

Sports
July 6 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin got paid this offseason and he's already doing big things with the new cashflow. On Thursday, the five-year NFL veteran shared a video on Instagram of himself giving a new home to his mom and sister, who has cerebral palsy. Goodwin, 27, had a red carpet leading up to the home as he stood behind his relatives while they wore blindfolds in the speedster's native state of Texas. Goodwin's mother was moved to tears during the gesture before she smiled and gave her son a big hug. "I know mama ... I can feel your energy in this video! All the obstacles we have overcome ... Man ... I love you so much mama ... thank you for everything! Especially blessing me with a sis like my Deja," Goodwin wrote in the Instagram caption. He als...
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson readies himself for space

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson readies himself for space

Science
Sir Richard Branson says he's training to be an astronaut and will take his first trip into space soon. He told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme: "We're talking about months away, not years away - so it's close. There are exciting times ahead."I'm going for astronaut training; I'm going for fitness training, centrifuge and other training, so that my body will hopefully cope well when I go to space."The 67-year-old multi-millionaire has been investing in commercial space travel since 2004, when he founded space tourism company Virgin Galactic. Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir Richard, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos are now in a race to ge...
Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

Health
Andy Leach was a silly 12-year-old boy with a contagious smile before relentless bullying pushed him to kill himself, his father says. "Everybody really enjoyed to be around Andy," and he had much to look forward to — he loved being a Boy Scout and hoped to play saxophone in the high school band, Matthew Leach told The Associated Press. "So when we found out he was being bullied in any capacity, we started trying to figure out what was going on." What exactly prompted Andy to hang himself in his garage after school March 6 remains a mystery. Key details are shrouded by privacy rules. Southaven Chief Steve Pirtle said he can't comment on the police investigation. School officials wouldn't respond in detail to AP questions. Leach gave investigators Andy's cellphone and laptop. He said Thurs
Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Sports
Antoine Griezmann has landed himself in hot water over his 80's fancy dressMonday, December 18, 2017Antoine Griezmann has apologised after sparking a Twitter backlash by posting a picture of himself on social media in fancy dress as a black basketball player.The Atletico Madrid and France forward posted a photo on social media on Sunday showing him in an NBA All Stars basketball kit with heavily darkened skin and an afro-style wig.After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: "Calm down friends, I'm fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and the good times... it's a tribute.”But after facing more criticism, he was forced to backtrack and more than 20 minutes after that post, he added: "I recognise it is clumsy on my part. If I have hurt anyone, I apologise."After apolo