29 amazing films based on true stories on NOW TV, Netflix and Amazon Prime

12 Years a Slave Based on an 1853 memoir, this Oscar-winning film follows the life of Solomon Northup, a free man and talented violinist who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South for 12 years before he was able to seek rescue from his friends in New York. The film stars Chiwetel […]

The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Supreme Court allows federal executions in 2 a.m. decision

Which justices dissented — the liberals: Justices Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgGinsburg hospitalized with possible infection The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Supreme Court allows federal executions in 2 a.m. decision First federal prisoner in 17 years executed hours after Supreme Court decision MORE, Stephen BreyerStephen BreyerThe Hill’s 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook […]

Wednesday briefing: ‘Super-spreading event’ closed A&E ward

Green bank comeback – The government is poised to reveal plans for a new state-backed green bank to help finance Britain’s climate ambitions, three years after ministers agreed to sell the UK’s Green Investment Bank in a controversial deal dubbed “deeply regrettable” and “politically dubious” by critics. Meanwhile the government’s plans to make Britain’s draughty […]

When will betting shops and bookmakers reopen?

GamCare offers free information, support and counselling for problem gamblers in the UK. It runs the National Gambling Helpline (0808 8020 133) and also offers face-to-face counselling. If you live in England or Wales, are aged 16 or over and have complex problems related to gambling, you can refer yourself to the NHS’ National Problem Gambling Clinic for […]

University students divided over sex policy’s effectiveness

The hookup, ripe for trouble, happened in spring 2014, soon after the University of California changed its policy on sexual harassment and sexual violence to require “affirmative consent” on all campuses. It means that students who engage in any kind of sexual activity without first obtaining clear permission from the other person could be subject […]

10 Hidden-Gem Episodes of

Without giving the fun twists and turns away, let’s just say that this homage to Friday the 13th isn’t what you’d expect it to be, despite the “summer camp on a lake” setting and the opening sequence of a counselor seemingly getting attacked in her cabin by a hooded figure. If “Scary Sherry” was on […]

Race too close to call as North Macedonia holds first poll since name change

Zoran Zaev, the social democrat leader who was prime minister until January, is hoping to be re-elected on his record in office. Credited with overseeing the historic name-change accord, he navigated North Macedonia’s accession to Nato as the alliance’s 30th member, which Athens had blocked for years because of fears the nation had territorial ambitions […]

EU guidelines on Israeli settlements send out powerful message

The EU’s “territorial applicability clause” spells out that there can be consequences for flouting UN resolutions and international legality. Not enormous ones, true, but they still include funding, co-operation, scholarships, research funds and prizes for institutions in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, whose population now number about 520,000 people. Ariel University, […]

’12 needles going into my face’: Bella Thorne is left with bloodied cheeks as she receives skincare treatment to remove acne

Bella also filmed a clip of a tube filled with disinfectant where she said: ‘You see this in there? That’s gross! Anything in there is from my skin being nasty. Ew, there’s huge blackheads getting sucked out, wow.’