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Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’

Prince Andrew accuser asks public to ‘stand beside her’

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device A US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has implored the British public to "stand beside her" and "not accept what has happened to her".Virginia Giuffre, one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, says she was trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001.She describes how Epstein's girlfriend told her what "to do for Andrew".The prince has "categorically" denied any sexual contact with Ms Giuffre. Media playback is unsupported on your device Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, has given her first interview for British television as part of a special hour-long Panorama. Her interview includes her account...
Saudi crown prince warns of ‘Iran threat’ to global oil

Saudi crown prince warns of ‘Iran threat’ to global oil

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia's crown prince has warned that oil prices could rise steeply if the world does not act to deter Iran.Mohammed bin Salman said failure to act could embolden Iran and lead to war, which he said would ruin the global economy, following an attack on oil facilities which he blames on Tehran.Iran said the prince's remarks would "bring [the Saudis] nothing but shame".The prince also said he accepted some responsibility for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.But, speaking to CBS News, he denied personally ordering it.The prince, who is considered the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, is suspected of personally targeting Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist critical of the government in Riyadh.Mr Khashoggi was k...
Famous birthdays for Sept. 15: Prince Harry, Tommy Lee Jones

Famous birthdays for Sept. 15: Prince Harry, Tommy Lee Jones

Entertainment
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Those born on this date in history are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- Italian explorer Marco Polo in 1254 -- Novelist James Fenimore Cooper in 1789 -- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, in 1857 -- British mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1890 UPI File Photo -- French director Jean Renoir in 1894 -- Comedian Nipsey Russell in 1918 -- Singer/pianist Bobby Short in 1924 -- Comedian Norm Crosby in 1927 (age 92) -- Jazz saxophone player Julian "Cannonball" Adderley in 1928 -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Gaylord Perry in 1938 (age 81) -- Football Hall of Fame member/actor Merlin Olsen in 1940 -- Soprano Jessye Norman in 1945 (age 74) -- Fi...
Broadway producer Hal Prince dies aged 91

Broadway producer Hal Prince dies aged 91

Entertainment
Broadway director and producer Hal Prince has died at the age of 91, his publicist has confirmed.Prince made a significant contribution to Broadway musicals in the US and won 21 Tony Awards in his lifetime.His family said there would be no funeral, but rather a ceremony celebrating his life this autumn.Prince, who died in Reykjavik, Iceland, directed productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera.Writing on Twitter, Andrew Lloyd Webber said Prince was "not just the prince of musicals", but "the crowned head who directed two of the greatest productions of my career, Evita and Phantom"."This wonderful man taught me so much and his mastery of musical theatre was without equal," he added. ...
Natural world at severe risk, Attenborough tells Prince William

Natural world at severe risk, Attenborough tells Prince William

Technology
Sir David Attenborough warned of the "echoes and implications" in the natural world of everything humans do in the urban world as he took questions from old friend Prince William. In front of a packed audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Duke of Cambridge spoke to the 92-year-old broadcaster and naturalist for half an hour, talking about their shared passions for conservation, tackling climate change and Sir David's long broadcasting career.After William asked what advice Sir David would give to people of his age, the broadcaster said: "We have to recognise that every breath of air we take, every mouthful of food that we take comes from the natural world, and that if we damage the natural world we damage ourselves."We are one coherent eco-system, it's not just...