Alex Jones lashes out at critics at trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

Alex Jones lashes out at critics at trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ignited a courtroom shouting match on Thursday, railing against critics as he testified in a trial to determine how much he owes families of victims who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, which he … Read more

Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Signage at the Netflix booth is seen on the convention floor at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Gulf Arab states have demanded that U.S. streaming giant Netflix (NFLX.O) remove content deemed offensive to … Read more

From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

From furnace to flood: world’s hottest city in Pakistan now under water

JACOBABAD, Pakistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Not long ago, Sara Khan, principal at a school for disadvantaged girls in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan, looked on in alarm as some students passed out from the heat – the city was the world’s hottest at one point in May. Now, after heavy monsoon rains submerged large parts … Read more

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100, including 380 children

Cataclysmic floods in Pakistan kill 1,100, including 380 children

The deluge has killed at least 1,100, impacted 33 million One-third of country is under water – climate minister Climate catastrophe in Pakistan needs world’s focus- Guterres The devastation is ‘internationally driven’- UN’s Harneis CHARSADDA, Pakistan, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Torrential rains and flooding have submerged a third of Pakistan and killed more than 1,100 … Read more

Mother seeks justice for son in Ukraine: ‘He walked away and they shot him’

Mother seeks justice for son in Ukraine: ‘He walked away and they shot him’

Mother demands: ‘They have to try them in court’ War crimes can take years to probe, say prosecutors Ukraine has opened thousands of war crime cases Russia denies any abuses in its ‘special operation’ BORODIANKA, Ukraine, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Roman Herasymenko, 57, was shot in his hometown in Ukraine by Russian soldiers, his mother … Read more

Ukrainian soldier, home on leave, reflects on horrors of war

Ukrainian soldier, home on leave, reflects on horrors of war

WROCLAW, Poland, Aug 19 (Reuters) – For Ukrainian soldier Dmytro Dovzhenko, embracing his family back in Poland after six months on the front line has a special poignancy as he tries to clear his mind of the image of a mother and child whose mutilated bodies had been tied together. He came across the corpses … Read more

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Fire broke out during gathering for Mass Church located in city of Giza near Cairo At least 45 people injured in blaze CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass on Sunday, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people, most of them children and … Read more

Jurors weigh punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation trial

Jurors weigh punitive damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation trial

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Jurors in Texas on Friday were deliberating on how much Alex Jones should pay in punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting for falsely claiming that the massacre was staged. The parents of slain 6-year-old Jesse Lewis are seeking $145.9 million in … Read more

Mistrial denied as jury weighs damages against Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Mistrial denied as jury weighs damages against Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Aug 4 (Reuters) – A Texas judge denied Alex Jones’s motion for a mistrial on Thursday as jury deliberations resumed in a defamation case over the U.S. conspiracy theorist’s false claims about the Sandy Hook mass shooting. The mistrial request followed the disclosure during the two-week-long trial that Jones’s lawyer accidentally sent two years of … Read more

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from wastewater … Read more