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Band dropped from Glastonbury over ‘Kill Tory Scum’ lyrics

Band dropped from Glastonbury over ‘Kill Tory Scum’ lyrics

Entertainment
By Russell Hope, news reporter A band with a song entitled Kill Tory Scum (Before They Kill You) has been dropped from this year's Glastonbury music festival.Killdren, who describe themselves as "a two-bit rave punk band who pen politically charged slapstick anthems", had been booked to play the Shangri-La section of the festival. They were due to perform at Glastonbury's Shangri-Hell International TV stage on Friday 28 June.But the booking, which was revealed in several Sunday newspapers, was quickly condemned by, among others, the Jo Cox Foundation, which called the language "completely abhorrent"."We're seeing a legitimising and normalising of harmful words and actions," it said. Advertise...
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...
Flooding, landslides kill at least 17, displace 12,000 on Indonesian island

Flooding, landslides kill at least 17, displace 12,000 on Indonesian island

World
April 29 (UPI) -- At least 17 people were dead, nine were missing and thousands were displaced due to floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials said. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Board, said severe weather over the weekend caused flooding and landslides throughout the island, displacing some 12,000 people while impacting a total 13,000 of the island's residents. Two people were also seriously injured, Antara News reported. In response, the National Disaster Mitigation Board offered Monday $ 158,306 to Bengkulu province to help the worst affected. "The ready-to-use aid will be handed out to district and city disaster mitigation agencies in line with the extent of damage arising from the disaster," Sutopo said in...
Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

World
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists, and police said 13 suspects were arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Wijewardena said most of the bombings were believed to have been suicide attacks. The explosions — most of them in or around Colombo, the capital — collapsed ceilings and blew out windows, killing worshippers and hotel guests in one scene after another of smoke, soot, blood, broken glass, screams and wailing alarms. Victims wer
Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo’s Ebola epicenter

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo’s Ebola epicenter

Health
Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congos Ebola outbreak and killed a dear colleague, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. We are outraged, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said after the attack Friday in Butembo, a city in eastern Congo. The worlds response to the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has been hampered by a series of deadly attacks on health centers in Butembo and elsewhere that have disrupted medical care and vaccination efforts, leading to a rise in new Ebola cases in the sprawling African nation. The health worker killed was Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist, a WHO statement said. A Congo health ministry staffer...