Russia was hit today by a major fire following huge explosions at an oil storage depot in Bryansk city in a suspected strike by Ukraine. A second unconfirmed blaze was reported at a military base in the area where a military unit of the 120th arsenal of the Main Rocket and Artillery Directorate is located. The giant fire at the Druzhba oil depot in Bryansk was seen from the entire city. The oil storage depot is likely to be vital for supplying Russia's troops in their surge to take control of the Donbas. Bryansk region borders Ukraine and the city is some 240 miles from Moscow. Residents were being evacuated from homes in the vicinity of the burning oil depot.
'The left has a big, fat Jew-hatred problem': Jewish NYU student shames his fellow students for vowing 'death to Israel', claiming that Jews control the media and that 'Zionism is Islamophobic'
Tal Fortgang slammed his NYU Law students for allegedly 'defending terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians'. He made a post on Bari Weiss' SubStack claiming multiple student groups of pushed a 'supremacy narrative' when talking about Zionism. He also personally called out a classmate, Yosi Badie, for a tweet that he believed was vowing 'death to Israel'. He claims NYU students have perpetrated a narrative of 'Jew-hatred' at one of America's 'best law schools' where 'about a quarter of the students are Jews'. The blog post comes amid the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel.
Twitter could agree sale to Musk THIS WEEK in dramatic turnaround after Tesla CEO wooed select shareholders with his plan to revolutionize the platform and they pressured the firm to do a deal with him
Twitter's board met Elon Musk over the weekend to explore his $43bn takeover offer for the social media platform. After Musk first revealed his bid, Twitter's management announced a so-called 'poison pill' strategy to fend off any potential hostile buyout. Musk plans to finance the bid with backing of US lender Morgan Stanley and other financial institutions. Details were disclosed to US regulators on Thursday and made Twitter's 11-member board reconsider a possible deal. Musk, who owns a more than 9% stake in Twitter, has lined up a $46.5bn financing package for his bid, according to a regulatory filing. Funding will come from a mixture of his own assets and the backing of Wall Street banking giant Morgan Stanley along with other firms.
California dad-of-seven 'is dragged into room and beaten by grocery store workers' after he made sarcastic remark about long checkout line
A California father-of-seven says he was beaten-up by grocery store staff after making a sarcastic remark about the length of a checkout line, leaving him with a concussion and deep cut. John Valencia was filmed scuffling with staff at Stater Brothers in San Bernardino on April 20, but said the violence escalated in a private store closet. He told Fox13 that the incident began when he went to pick up a coffee, only to be confronted with a long checkout line for a single cash register. Valencia says he asked a manager to open another, only to be ignored. When he told the manager 'great customer service,' in what he insists was a non-aggressive manner, he said the staffer asked him to leave. But Valencia's ordeal escalated into violence as he walked out, when he said he was dragged into a closet by at least two grocery store workers and beaten.
Donald Trump says the Queen should strip Meghan and Prince Harry of ALL royal titles as he says the Duke of Sussex 'is whipped like no person I think I've ever seen'
The former US president previously claimed the actions of both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex caused pain to the monarch. It comes after the royal couple flew from their home in the US and stopped off in England to visit the Queen before heading to The Hague in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. Their attendance at a reception at the games marked their first public appearance together in Europe since quitting as senior working royals more than two years ago. In an upcoming interview, Piers Morgan asked Trump if the Queen should strip them of their titles. Pictured: The Queen poses for a photo with Trump in 2019 (top) and Harry and Meghan attend the athletics event during the Invictus Games (bottom).
Red Bull DOESN'T give you wings! Groundbreaking mid-air plane SWAP sponsored by energy drink fails after aircraft nosedives and crashes - but neither pilot is injured
Skydiving cousins Luke Aikins, 48, and Andy Farrington, 39, attempted to make the first-ever dual skydive into separate airplanes but it all ended in failure. Just as both skydivers attempted to switch, one of the planes lost control and ended up crashing into the Arizona desert floor 12,000 feet below. Aikins was able to successfully get into the other plane, but Farrington couldn't make it and ended up parachuting to safety. The FAA also said that it never gave permission for the stunt to take place citing safety concerns and will now be investigating the crash.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Thandiwe Newton, 49, packs on the PDA with US rapper Lonr, 25, as embattled actress ditches her wedding ring in first sighting since reports she's heading to rehab and has split from husband Ol Parker
Thandiwe Newton was pictured for the first time on Saturday amid reports of her split from husband Ol Parker (centre) - and confirmed the end of their 23-year marriage with a very public display of affection with LA rapper LONR. The 49-year-old Hollywood star, dressed in a green print fleece, khaki cargo trousers and bucket hat, gave credence to the whirling speculation that she had parted ways with her director husband by stopping for a passionate kiss and holding hands with the rapper, 25, in Malibu. The embattled actress, who it has been said is heading to rehab, diverted her attention from recent adversity by lapping up some time in the balmy Florida temperatures with the California native.
Osama bin Laden planned a SECOND terror attack on the US after 9/11: Papers taken by Navy SEALs after they killed him at his compound reveal plan to charter jets to attack targets and derail trains by removing 40ft of track
Osama bin Laden planned a second attack against the U.S. shortly after 9/11. He wanted to derail the nation's trains by removing 40 feet of track. 'Rather than hijack a plane, operatives should charter one for their next attack on the U.S. And adds if that's too difficult, they should target U.S. railways,' bin Laden wrote in a letter to he head of al Qaeda's international terror unit. He also suggested Al Qaeda operatives could charter a plane for an air attack. Bin Laden also devised an attack on crude oil tankers and major shipping routes in the Middle East and Africa. His plans were detailed in files seized from the compound where he was slain. None of these plots were executed.
Eric Adams slams his own party for backing BLM instead of cops as he tells Democrats to give police MORE powers because doing so will stop black people being killed
Adams, speaking with Anderson Cooper on CBS' 60 Minutes, continued his habit of criticizing the party for being soft on crime. 'Democrats don't like talking about intervention,' said Adams, 61. 'But we have to lean into the discomfort of the immediate things we must do. Because you can't say Black lives matter when a police officer shoots a young person, but does that Black lives matter when a 12-year-old baby was shot?'
White House claims approval polls don't matter and Biden CAN win in 2024: Chief of Staff Ron Klain points to French President Emanuel Macron's reelection with just 36% approval rating
Macron is the first French president to win re-election in 20 years, defeating far-right nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen by roughly 58 percent of the vote to 42. 'An interesting observation, just FYI,' Klain wrote on Twitter. 'President Macron appears to have secured a double-digit victory over LePen, at a time when his approval rating is 36%. Hmmm....' Accompanying the tweet was a Morning Consult weekly tracking poll of several major world leaders' favorability within their own countries. That survey has Biden with a 40 percent approval rating among American adults, four points better than Macron and eight above British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who ranks lowest on the list at 32 percent support.
The other Amazon forest! Retail giant will build helix-shaped tower at its new Virginia 'HQ2', complete with tree-lined 'mountain' visitors can climb at weekends
Amazon's second-headquarters in Virginia will feature a unique helix-shaped tower complete with an outdoor 'mountain' that visitors can hike at weekends. Arlington County Board gave unanimous approval for the 350 foot-tall building on Saturday. It will sit as the centerpiece of Amazon's new campus just across the River Potomac from Washington DC. Because skyscrapers are banned in the District of Columbia, and the Amazon buildings will be among the tallest in Arlington County. From some vantage points the helix will dominate the region´s skyline like no building other than the Washington Monument. The helix features a spiral-hike around its exterior, complete with trees, and will let visitors follow a winding outdoor ramp around the edge of the building to its summit.
And still dressed in white! Paulina Gretzky and PGA star Dustin Johnson (clutching bag of McDonald's) are spotted catching their private jet home to Florida after intimate wedding in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains
Paulina Gretzky was still dressed in white when she was spotted along with her new husband PGA star Dustin Johnson on Sunday catching their private jet home to Florida after an intimate wedding at a luxury resort in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains this weekend. Gretzky, the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, wore white pants, a white top, white sneakers, and had a white long sleeve shirt tied around her waist as she boarded the jet at McGhee Tyson Airport. Her new husband carried an important carry-on item -- McDonald's. The happy couple tied the knot on Saturday afternoon at Blackberry Farm, a luxury hotel and resort in the Great Smoky Mountains outside of Knoxville, Tennessee. The ceremony took place under an elegant white tent erected on the property's spacious lawn, with the couple's closest family and friends in attendance. Gretzky has been engaged to Johnson since 2013, and the couple share two sons together. Johnson is presently the No. 9 ranked professional golfer in the world.
Paulina Gretzky shares video of herself being serenaded by Kid Rock at her wedding to golf pro Dustin Johnson
Rock, 51, played a cover of Chris Stapleton's 'Joy of My Life' as Gretzky, 33, filmed for her Instagram story. 'You are the joy of my life,' Gretzky wrote. 'Thank you Kid Rock.' The 'Bawitdaba' singer is friendly with both Johnson, 37, and Gretzky's legendary father Wayne, having been spotted playing golf together in Pebble Beach in the past.
Putin looks unsteady in Easter church service footage showing him biting lip and fidgeting as health rumors grow
A nervous-looking Putin bit his lip while attending the church service, fidgeting and appearing distracted while watching the church service. He appeared to chew his lips, shifting uncomfortably, adding to a swirl of commentary that the pressure of Russian setbacks over the war in Ukraine.
US secretly halted plans to impose sanctions on Putin's Olympics gymnast 'mistress' over fears it could escalate tensions with Russia
The US deliberately avoided sanctioning Vladimir Putin's alleged mistress at the 11th hour over fears doing so would further inflame tensions with Russia. Alina Kabaeva, 39, is a former Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics, cover model for Russian Vogue and believed to be 70 year-old Putin's mistress by Washington insiders. She was in the sights of the US Treasury Department in the wake of her rumored lover's invasion of Ukraine in February - but dodged sanctions at the 11th hour after the National Security Council intervened, the Wall Street Journal reported. But officials in Washington believed that sanctioning Kabaeva would be such a 'personal' attack on Putin that tensions between Russia and the west could escalate even further. She is said to have borne three children to the Russian leader, and grown wealthy thanks to her links to him - meaning she was a prime target for US sanctions after Putin invaded Ukraine in February. The lack of sanctions are despite the belief that American officials believe Kabaeva has a hand in hiding Putin's wealth overseas. Government officials told the Wall Street Journal she remains a potential target of sanctions.
Woke NPR is blasted over gushing review for controversial transgender author's violent horror novel which depicts JK Rowling being burned alive at her home
A transgender writer has published a book which features JK Rowling's death. Gretchen Felker-Martin's book Manhunt features characters hunting TERFS - trans-exclusionary radical feminists, a term some call Miss Rowling. The Harry Potter author has faced death threats for her views on trans issues. NPR published a glowing review of the novel but it is now coming under fire as a result.
Moment female animal rights activist wearing referee jersey is taken down at Minnesota Timberwolves' playoff game as she storms court in protest at 'mass killing of five million chickens' at billionaire owner's Iowa egg factory
Sasha Zemmel, an activist for animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere, made the charge during Game 4 in protest against farming billionaire and Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who has recently come under fire for his company's handling of the avian flu outbreak. The highly contagious virus has killed an estimated 28 million poultry. In the heat of the incident, Zemmel wore an alternative NBA referee jersey with the number 5.3 showing on the back to pay tribute to 'the 5.3 million chickens killed' due to the virus, the organization claimed.
A 31-year-old member New York City's bravest was killed in the line of duty two years after he eulogized a fallen comrade who was killed in similarly tragic circumstances. Timothy Klein died on the afternoon of April 22 while battling a blaze that engulfed two attached houses in Brooklyn's Canarsie neighborhood, according to a statement from the FDNY. A civilian was also killed during the incident while eight other firefighters were injured. Klein was a second-generation member of New York City's bravest. His father is retired FDNY hero Patrick Klein. In addition to his father, Timothy Klein is survived by his mother, Diana, and his three sisters.
'Papa doesn't embarrass me... Mama does': Prince William was the crutch for a troubled mother while his brother reveled in freedom of being the 'spare'. Now a new book by ROBERT JOBSON sheds light on the family pressures that shaped our future king
ROBERT JOBSON: William's relationship, as a child and teenager, with his mother Diana and brother Harry was one that had the younger brother feeling left out in favour of his brother and future King. At family gatherings, the Queen Mother would often call for a chair to be placed next to hers, then ask for William to be seated next to her. She would also invite him to go to see her at Clarence House - without his younger brother.
Little Einstein! 13-year-old Minnesota boy who began reading and doing math at age 3 is set to graduate COLLEGE with a major in physics and has been accepted to PhD program
13-year-old Elliott Tanner will soon earn his bachelor's degree from college - with a major in physics and a minor in math and has already been accepted into a PhD program. Now his parents are trying to figure out how to pay for it. Elliott Tanner, known as a profoundly gifted child, is maintaining a 3.78 grade point average at the University of Minnesota and is participating in undergraduate research while also tutoring classmates. He wants to be high-energy theoretical physicist and ultimately a professor of physics at the university, however tuition costs for the graduate program he's been accepted to are becoming an obstacle, his mother Michelle Tanner said.
Inside a Colombian cartel's $1.1M home in a quiet Sydney suburb - where a fake bookshelf concealed a passageway to rooms filled with drugs and cash
The contents of two secret rooms barricaded by a fake bookshelf inside a seemingly normal suburban home have been exposed. Extraordinary photos have revealed how cocaine smugglers used an electric door disguised as a bookshelf to hide an extraordinary stash of illicit drugs. The $1.6million home in Sylvania, in Sydney's south, was seized on Friday following a raid that uncovered cocaine, cash, cannabis and imitation weapons. The five-bedroom property was searched by the Australian Federal Police in April of 2017 as part of an investigation into a Colombian organised crime group. When officers entered the home they were confronted with a seemingly ordinary bookshelf crowded with books including a series of Lonely Planet travel guides. The electric door was used to conceal two window-less rooms stuffed with ordinary junk as well as illicit drugs.
Navy base in Florida is forced to call for backup to move VERY stubborn crocodile blocking its runway
A seven-foot, 100 pounds, female American Crocodile was reportedly seen tanning on one of the runways of the airfield belonging to the Naval Air Station Key West on March 10 on social media. Military officials at the base, which is mainly used as a training facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft, said the apex was safely held captive before being released in another part of the area, which is home to another six or seven crocodiles
Alec Baldwin returns from lunch in East Hampton to find parking ticket on his car - days after 'Rust' production was fined over 'willful' safety failure in shooting death of Halyna Hutchins
Alec Baldwin just can't catch a break. The actor, 64, was spotted getting a parking ticket in East Hampton, New York over the weekend. Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, 38, who is pregnant with their seventh child, have been seen in the upscale Long Island community - where the two own a home - several times since he has come under fire for shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film, Rust, last October. The actor, who was out for lunch Saturday, returned to his vehicle to find the dreaded bright yellow parking ticket on his windshield. He grabs it, gets into his car and looks at it before driving away. The parking ticket comes just days after Alec said he was exonerated over Halyna Hutchins' death in a new report Wednesday that blasted producers of the film. The actor issued the statement shortly after New Mexican Occupational Health and Safety Bureau officials levied the maximum fine against the producers of Rust, the film on which Hutchins was shot and killed by Baldwin in October 2021.
Posting under the handle @alanas.life on TikTok, Alana (pictured), who lives in England, has gone viral with a clip showing how her baby bump significantly grew in size between 10am and midnight. She racked up over 155,000 views, with many commenters admitting that they assumed a pregnant woman's belly stays the same size all day.
Light amidst darkness: Thousands of candles are lit as 260 million Orthodox Christians mark Easter according to Julian calendar across the globe today
Orthodox Christians around the globe are celebrating Easter today, with thousands lighting candles at services in their community. In Istanbul, Turkey, people attend an Easter Resurrection Service at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate (pictured above). The Patriarchate is the centre of Greek Orthodox Christianity, which has a religious population of around 260 million people worldwide.
V for Victory, B for bubbles: Sleeping in Churchill's quarters - and soaking in his vast bathtub - at the luxury Scottish hotel where it's said he planned D-Day with Eisenhower
Knockinaam Lodge on the West Coast of Scotland was where, in 1944, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General Dwight D Eisenhower reportedly met over tea to discuss, in blanket secrecy, Operation Overlord, the forthcoming Allied invasion of Normandy. Carlton Reid stayed in 'Churchill's suite' (bottom right), complete with the 'gargantuan Victorian bath' (top right) in which the Prime Minister luxuriated. 'The bath takes quite a while to fill. It's deep, very deep - you float. Naturally, during a when-in-Rome soak, I practised my best "V" for victory sign [inset] and imagined the great man reading steamed state documents,' says Carlton. He also dined on a 'delectable' five-course tasting menu at the hotel's three-AA-rosette restaurant, run by chef Tony Pierce. Soak up Carlton's report on his stay there right here...
London then and now: Fascinating vintage pictures of the city matched with images of the same locations in the modern-day, from Oxford Circus to Big Ben
London Then and Now by Vaughn Grylls chronicles the transformation of England's capital over the past two centuries, showing 'how beautifully the past has been preserved' in the city. Photographer and artist Grylls, who first moved to London in the 1960s, says: 'Two thousand years in the making, London still bears the traces of its early Roman settlers in its gates and road system. There are famous buildings from every century from Elizabethan Times, through the post Fire of London rebuilding to the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras.' Here's MailOnline Travel's pick of the book's extraordinary old and new images…