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'Offensive,' 'shocking,' 'shameful': World leaders blast Trump's 's—hole' remarks

'Offensive,' 'shocking,' 'shameful': World leaders blast Trump's 's—hole' remarks

World
World condemnation came quickly today after President Donald Trump's remarks calling Haiti and other African countries "s---hole countries" Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, characterized the remarks as "racist." "This isn't just a story about vulgar language, it's about opening the door to humanity's worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia," he told reporters at a briefing in Geneva Friday. "If confirmed, these are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States." In an Oval Office meeting at the White House Thursday, Trump grew frustrated at a proposed bipartisan immigration plan that would scale back the visa lottery program, but not eliminate it, asking those in the...
Premier League leaders Man City 15 points clear after victory over Watford

Premier League leaders Man City 15 points clear after victory over Watford

Sports
Runaway leaders Manchester City showed no ill-effects from the end of their 18-game Premier League winning run by comfortably beating Watford.Playing two days after the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, City took just just 38 seconds to open the scoring as Raheem Sterling slotted home Leroy Sane's cross for the quickest goal in the Premier League this season.City, who are 15 points above second-placed Manchester United, doubled their lead when Kevin de Bruyne's cross was turned into his own net by a sliding Christian Kabasele.De Bruyne, who started the match after recovering quickly from a nasty looking injury against Palace, then had a free-kick tipped on to the bar by Heurelho Gomes.City got the third goal their dominance merited when Sergio Aguero scored from close range after the Watford goa...
Twitter suspends Britain First leaders

Twitter suspends Britain First leaders

Technology
Twitter has suspended the accounts of two leaders of a British far-right group shortly after revising its rules on hate speech.Paul Golding, Britain First's leader, and Jayda Fransen, his deputy, can no longer tweet and their past posts no longer appear.The organisation's official Twitter page has suffered the same fate.It appears that three of Ms Fransen's posts that President Trump retweeted have gone from his feed as a result.The messages had featured anti-Muslim videos and proved highly controversial when the American leader shared them in November.British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said it had been "wrong for the president to have done this".Ms Fransen and Mr Golding were arrested earlier this week over separate behaviour relating to Northern Ireland.Restricted swastikasTw...
YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

Technology
One of YouTube's most influential vloggers has attacked the service's leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators.Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some videos to generate advertising revenue, without clearly explaining the rules to its community.One of his own videos - an interview with Indonesia's president - was temporarily "demonetised" last week.YouTube has said it is listening."We watched Casey's video and appreciate him and the wider community voicing their concerns," a spokeswoman told the BBC."We know this has been a difficult few months, and we're working hard to improve our systems. We're making progress, but we know there is a lot more to do."'Existential threat'Mr Neistat has more than eight ...
Spain's king: Catalan leaders broke the law

Spain's king: Catalan leaders broke the law

World
Spain's king has said the leaders of Catalonia have broken the law and shown an inadmissible lack of loyalty.Addressing the nation after days of unrest, King Felipe said the region's leaders had behaved irresponsibly and are risking the whole country's economic stability.He went on to back Spain's government, saying the Catalan referendum for independence was illegal and undemocratic, and adding that the state needs to ensure constitutional order and the rule of law."Today Catalan society is fractured and in conflict," he said, referring to the crisis as a "very serious moment for our democratic life".Video:Why these people don't feel SpanishKing Felipe made the address on the day of a massive Catalan general strike, held on Tuesday in protest at Spain's response to the weekend's referendu...