Archaeologists Find A Viking Boat Grave Inside An Even Older Boat Grave

Archaeologists have recently unearthed a Viking boat grave seemingly buried inside another boat grave in the quiet hills of central Norway. Strangest of all, the two people died a century apart, raising questions about why the pair were buried together. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) recently discovered the twin boat burial during road construction near the village of Vinjeøra.  The younger body belongs to a woman who died in the second half of the 9th century. She was laid to rest in a dress with two shell-shaped brooches of gilded bronze and an Irish crucifix-shaped brooch and placed in a 7- to 8-meter-long (23-26-foot) boat. Along with her skeleton, the team found a trove of possessions, …

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties ‘for foreseeable future’

Duke of York issues statement amid criticism over relationship with Jeffrey Epstein The Queen has given permission for Prince Andrew to step back from public duties for the foreseeable future after days of mounting pressure following his interview with the BBC about his friendship with the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York also said he was willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations if required over the US probe into Epstein. The development came on a day when BT said it digital skills scheme that counts the duke as patron, amid to meet the royal and have sex with him. His effective suspension from duties by his mother was announced in a …

Democratic debate ignored NBC’s ‘serious problems’ related to sex assault, harassment: women’s group

Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren called on NBC to clean up its “toxic culture” but ignored the issue during Wednesday’s debate. The former vice president, who was not among the five candidates to sign a harshly worded letter demanding parent company Comcast to “prevent future harassment and abuse at NBC and MSNBC,” had a chance to call out the scandal-inundated Peacock Network but ultimately went a different direction. MATT LAUER, NBC’S ‘TOXIC CULTURE’ LOOM OVER MSNBC’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE Biden instead gave a widely panned answer in which he said “the culture of how women are treated” needs to change before repeatedly saying we need to keep “punching” at domestic violence. He appeared to believe that the …

‘Bridging cultural worlds’: Solange showcases the power of black unity

Bridge-s, an immersive art piece scored by Knowles, takes place at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles on 16 and 17 November Dressed in silk orange fabrics, a duo of female singers croon airy, ethereal notes as a trombone and trumpet play. Dancers tenderly embrace and build complex human sculptures to showcase the power of black unity. Occasionally, dancers cut through the crowd and force viewers to move out of their way. Welcome to Bridge-s, an immersive art piece scored by the R&B musician Solange Knowles, in which dancers and musicians perform across the Getty Museums open courtyard in Los Angeles. Composing the music for this piece and directing it, alongside [choreographers] Toyin Ojih Odutola to the 3D animator Phillip …

Jack the Ripper victims’ biography wins book prize

“There’s so much in their stories that we can take away that tells us about how we live today: everything from homelessness to addiction to domestic violence,” she went on. “And people become victims because society doesn’t care about them.” Follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk.

Teen neo-Nazi became ‘living dead’

“A fascist has an obligation to absorb a lot of words,” he recorded. His immersion came at a time of exceptional depravity. National Action had been banned in 2016, but had generated several small British spin-offs, some of which sought to imitate the militant American group, Atomwaffen Division. The origins of this network were in an online neo-Nazi forum, but by the time it closed in 2017 fascists from around the world were already migrating to new platforms. These digital spaces promote an increasingly berserk world view that proclaims hatred of all, worships a pantheon of “saints” comprising various terrorists and murderers, and demands a commitment to the destruction of society through so-called “accelerationism”. Online channels can gain thousands of …

Jussie Smollett files malicious prosecution claim against Chicago

Actor has maintained his innocence after claims his homophobic attack was staged and blames authorities for emotional distress Former Empire actor close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. His attorneys filed a response on Tuesday to Chicagos lawsuit in federal court. The counterclaim is also aimed at several Chicago police department officers, and brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo. According to documents, Smolletts legal team claim that the police department obtained false, self-serving and unreliable statements from the Osundairo brothers. It goes on to say that investigators ignored evidence that contradicted those statements played a significant role in the …

The Hmong community in Fresno is mourning after a mass shooting killed 4 of its men

(CNN)A group of Hmong family and friends gathered Sunday night in a Fresno backyard to do a very American thing — watch football. Instead, they became victims of another very American thing — a mass shooting that left four men dead and six others injured. The victims were all part of the Hmong community, a refugee group from Laos that aided the United States during the Vietnam War, rescuing downed pilots. Between 30,000-40,000 Hmong died fighting. The United States promised to help the Hmong because of their loyalty during the war. The first wave of refugees landed in Minnesota in the 1970s and 1980s. Many were living in Thai refugee camps before coming to America after being forced to flee …

Babies and mums died ‘amid toxic hospital culture’

It is being led by maternity expert Donna Ockenden, who authored the report for NHS Improvement. Image caption Donna Ockenden said the leaked document appeared to be an internal status update as of February 2019 Rhiannon Davies and Richard Stanton, whose baby Kate died in 2009, were among the families who first pushed for the independent inquiry. Ms Davies said she was already aware of many of the issues raised by the report but said she was “shocked” by the length of time covered by the report. “The devastating reality of Kate’s avoidable death, that I have to live with, is that she was condemned to her painful death by the culture at SaTH that wilfully refused to learn from …

Scandalous: behind the sordid inner workings of the National Enquirer

A new documentary traces the history of the National Enquirer from gore rag to sensational gossip magazine to its central role in the Trump presidency In February of this year, Michael Cohen, the presidents personal lawyer, testified before Congress that he assisted in burying stories of Trumps affairs. In todays everything-is-on-fire context, the scene barely registers now, but any long-term vision of American democracy would consider it remarkable: the personal lawyer to the president of the United States, a former reality TV star ensnared by campaign finance laws after paying former Playboy models for their silence in the 2016 presidential election. The mind-boggling convergence of politics and celebrity, soap opera and political formality, public and private, money and low-brow titillation …

Syracuse students are camped out in a campus building to protest racist incidents

Syracuse, New York (CNN)At Syracuse University’s wellness center, it’s hard to find a clear path these days to even take a step. Students often cover nearly every inch of the entry hall — sitting on the floor, talking, eating meals, doing homework, sometimes spending the night. They want university officials to commit to 18 short- and long-term changes to how they handle racial incidents. Those include requiring faculty and staff to undergo diversity training; establishing a housing portal where students can pick roommates based on mutual interests and identities; and allocating $1 million for a curriculum “that educates the campus on diversity issues, specifically anti-racism.” Syracuse University officials already have begun investigating the incidents of racism, boosted campus security and …

The controversial plan to redevelop Checkpoint Charlie

Three decades after the Berlin Wall fell, the crossing is a mess of souvenir shops and fast-food restaurants and time is running out to change things It was the most famous border crossing in the Berlin Wall, the official gateway for allied diplomats, military personnel and foreigners to enter communist East Berlin by road. And in 1961, Checkpoint Charlie seized the worlds attention when a diplomatic spat about allied forces freedom to travel in East Berlin quickly escalated and saw Soviet and American tanks squaring up to one another. The world watched aghast, fearful of a third world war, as a formidable flock of superpower tanks rolled towards the border, standing just 100 yards apart. Three decades after Die Welt …

Dollface review slick but skin-deep female friendship comedy

A new sitcom about re-entering the world of female friendship after a long relationship has some strong ideas, but is limited in heart The breakup underlying Dollface, a new half-hour comedy from Hulu, seems implausibly cold and abrupt. One minute, Jules (Kat Dennings, now free of Two Broke Girls) is having lunch with her boyfriend; the next, despite the fact that, as she says, theyve spent every day for the past half-decade together, he doesnt love her any more. Then again, very little of Dollface at the outset makes sense; Jules is promptly picked up by a bus driver with the head of a cat and, in a dream sequence that regenerates each episode, the crazy cat lady visualizes Juless …

Dollface review slick but skin-deep female friendship comedy

A new sitcom about re-entering the world of female friendship after a long relationship has some strong ideas, but is limited in heart The breakup underlying Dollface, a new half-hour comedy from Hulu, seems implausibly cold and abrupt. One minute, Jules (Kat Dennings, now free of Two Broke Girls) is having lunch with her boyfriend; the next, despite the fact that, as she says, theyve spent every day for the past half-decade together, he doesnt love her any more. Then again, very little of Dollface at the outset makes sense; Jules is promptly picked up by a bus driver with the head of a cat and, in a dream sequence that regenerates each episode, the crazy cat lady visualizes Juless …

From the archive: the inside story of Arnold Schwarzeneggers rise to power

In 1991 the Observer Magazines cover story provided a unique blend of muscle, ambition and Nietzschean philosophy The Observer Magazine cover story of 10 November 1991 is an extract from George Butlers Arnold Schwarzenegger A Portrait. This was around the time of Total Recall and Terminator 2 and, arguably, the peak of his film career. The main thing that comes across is Schwarzeneggers obsession with his image and how he controls it, and the implied insecurity. When they travel to Austria to meet Arnies mother, Aurelia, Schwarzenegger refuses to allow a picture outside her old house. He wants us to see the big new house he has bought her instead. Aurelia tells us that, at 14, he would sneak out …