1. President Trump: Democrats have become an anti-Jewish party
President Trump labels Democrats an “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” party the after the House passes a “disgraceful” anti-hate resolution in response to comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar.
2. Florida school bus aide pulled MAGA hat off teenager's head, surveillance video shows
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Surveillance video on a Martin County school bus shows a bus aide yelling at a student to take off a “Make America Great Again” cap, then grabbing it off of his head.
Now, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether the bus aide committed a crime.
According to Gunnar Johansson, 14, students were allowed to wear a hat to school this week if they made a donation to March of Dimes.
He decided to wear a Make America Great Again hat in support of President Donald Trump and “to show my pride in Trump America,” Johansson said.
Within seconds of boarding a bus to Hidden Oaks Middle School, a bus aide told him to remove the hat and put it in his backpack.
3. French city of Grenoble hit by three nights of anti-police rioting
Rioters in the French city of Grenoble set fire to 65 cars and targeted security forces with fireworks and Molotov cocktails, officials said Tuesday, after a third night of violence sparked by the death of two teenagers during a police chase.
Clashes began on Saturday evening when two men, aged 17 and 19, were spotted by police riding a stolen scooter without a license plate and without helmets.
They were being followed by a police vehicle when they crashed into a bus, according to the local prosecutor's office which is treating their deaths as accidental.
"Young people from the neighbourhood saw what happened and have the feeling that there was a mistake by the police," said Hassen Bouzeghoub, the director of a social club in Grenoble's Mistral area where the men died.
Police hold preliminary press conference in France over the accidental deaths of two “youths” killed while escaping police on a scooter with no lights, helmets or licence plate and passing a bus on the inside while on a bridge. This has resulted in three days of rioting and car burnings in Grenoble, much like what happened in 2005.
Fifth night of riots in Grenoble
4. Oxford-educated rapper “smashes female weightlifting records while identifying as a woman” in row over transgender athletes
Rapper and Oxford graduate rapper, Zuby, stoked the flames of a burning debate when he took to Twitter to demonstrate that male athletes shouldn't compete alongside women.
The Southampton native posted a series of videos of himself in a gym apparently “destroying” various female weight-lifting records.
But he did so whilst “identifying as a female” as a tongue in cheek response to the issue around biologically male athletes taking part in female competition.
The 32-year-old claimed to have broke the women's dead-lift record of 238kg “without even trying.”
“I keep hearing about how biological men don't have any physical strength advantage over women in 2019... So watch me DESTROY the British Women's deadlift record without trying.
“P.S. I identified as a woman whilst lifting the weight. Don't be a bigot,” he tweeted accompanied by a laughing face emoji.
5. Trump, Czech Prime Minister Babis have much in common
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis now have another thing in common: They both like the same campaign slogan.
Babis said Thursday at the White House that he similarly wants to "Make the Czech Republic great again."
The two leaders already have much in common.
Babis, like Trump, is a wealthy businessman who rode into office on a nationalist-style campaign.
While Trump is dogged by special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, Babis is facing charges of misusing European Union subsidies for a farm he transferred to relatives, including his son.
Trump wants to strengthen the U.S. border with Mexico. Babis is a vocal opponent of accepting migrants and refugees in his country.
6. CERN scientist is sacked for “sexism” six months after saying physics was “built by men” and presenting “proof” they contribute more to science than women at a workshop on gender equality
Europe's leading particle physics research centre has severed ties with a guest lecturer who suggested women are inferior to men in the world of science.
Professor Alessandro Strumia from the University of Pisa will no longer deliver talks at the CERN institute.
Professor Strumia gave a presentation claiming men face discrimination in the field of physics.
He also suggested work conducted by female scientists was of a lesser quality than that of their male peers.
The scientist was suspended following his presentation in September 2018 and CERN has confirmed he will no longer work for the institution.
Professor Strumia stands by his claims and has also been reprimanded by the University of Pisa, where he works permanently.
7. Islamic Scholar: No Western country has successfully integrated Muslims
Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.
Koopmans, a professor at the Berlin Social Science Center and author of several books including Contested Citizenship: Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe, told the Danish newspaper Berlingske that whereas most groups of migrants integrate relatively quickly, especially from one generation to the next, Islam stands out as an exception.
“Although it’s not completely absent in Muslims, the change is much slower,” he said, noting that a literal interpretation of the Quran prevents them from integrating into Western countries.
8. Muslim convert “The Eagle” who planned Oxford Street terror attack jailed for life
A Muslim convert nicknamed “The Eagle” has been jailed for at least 15 years for planning a “spectacular” terror attack on Oxford Street in London.
Lewis Ludlow, 27, swore allegiance to Islamic State as he prepared to drive a van through London's shopping district or Madame Tussauds.
The former Royal Mail worker, who called himself “The Eagle” and “The Ghost”, researched potential targets around the capital.
He bought a phone under a false name and wrote down his attack plans, which were later found ripped up in a bin.
He identified Oxford Street as an “ideal” spot, writing: “It is expected nearly 100 could be killed in the attack.”
9. The battle-hardened foreign jihadi brides trapped in Syria
Hundreds of foreign jihadi brides are being held in a Kurdish camp in northern Syria as the war to drive out the Islamic State (IS) group enters its final phase. As the only media to gain access to the camp, FRANCE 24 spoke with some of these women.
Rare footage shows people walking inside last IS-held territory in Syria's Baghouz.
Handout footage obtained by AFP shows people moving between tents in a makeshift camp in the last IS-controlled piece of territory in Syria's Baghouz.
Islamic State wives hurl abuse at journalists
Islamic State wives and supporters have been filmed hurling abuse at journalists after the final IS stronghold fell to US-backed Syrian forces.
Men, women and children were removed from the city of Baghouz to a receiving area.
Here the women chanted slogans in support of the group and showed the soles of their shoes as an insult.
10. “Blood up to your knees”: defeated IS jihadists still defiant
Near Baghouz (Syria) (AFP) - Defeated but unrepentant, some jihadists limping out of their besieged final bastion in eastern Syria still praise the Islamic State and promise bloody vengeance against its enemies. [...]
At an outpost for US-backed forces outside the besieged village of Baghouz, 10 women stand in front of journalists, pointing their index fingers to the sky in a gesture used by IS supporters to proclaim the oneness of God.
They shout in unison: “The Islamic State is here to stay!” [...]
Some throw rocks at the cameras of those trying to film them, while one screams at a photographer and calls him a pig.
Another grabs the uncovered hair of a female reporter, saying: “Have you not read the Koran, are you not ashamed?”
A third woman snarks at the way the reporter is dressed: “God curses women who resemble men.” [...]
The so-called “cubs of the caliphate” -- boys raised under IS rule and trained to fight from a young age -- are the reason the group will survive, another Iraqi woman says.