Good Morning Britain hit with another 135 Ofcom complaints after Piers Morgan’s explosive row with Rudy Giuliani – The Sun

GOOD Morning Britain was hit with another 135 Ofcom complaints today after Piers Morgan's furious row with Rudy Giuliani.

The show's host apologised to viewers after Donald Trump's personal lawyer appeared to swear at him in an explosive clash live on air.

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While Ofcom couldn't break down how many complaints were about the row, the fiery row shocked many who voiced their surprise on social media.

It comes a day after the show sparked 125 complaints to the broadcasting regulator after celebrity hairdresser Adee Phelan swore in an interview with Piers and Susanna Reid.

Former New York mayor Giuliani also slammed Piers and Susanna for having him stay awake until 1am for the video call.

Giuliani was appearing on the ITV show to discuss the ongoing racial tension across the US following the death of George Floyd last week, which sparked Black Lives Matter protests across the globe.

After a friendly start, things turned sour when Piers quoted a controversial tweet from President Trump, which read: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Explaining that the words were a quote from a racist 1960s police chief before he set "guns and dogs" on young black men, Piers said to Rudy: "He should never have said it and you should be big enough to admit he shouldn't have said it."

However, the passionate Republican snapped back, saying: "You have misinterpreted him on purpose – it was an accurate warning and it actually happened – people have been killed."

Giuliani also said that Trump "doesn't have a racist bone in his body".

Piers hit back, saying: "I quoted him from his own tweet, what are you talking about?

"I don't care if he knew [where the quote came from] or not, why the hell is he using such inflammatory language?"

Giuliani replied: "I happen to be in favour of truth and justice."

Piers then said the American lawyer sounded "completely barking mad" adding "you've lost the plot."


The exchange then became personal, with Giuliani attacking Piers' career in US which ended with the British broadcaster being sacked from his high profile job at CNN.

The Trump ally said: "Everyone in America knows you're a failed journalist.

"I know what happened to your show, Piers, and I remember the mistakes you made, and I remember that you f***ed up.

"You can say anything you want about me, you are trying to create violence in the country."

Piers and Susanna quickly apologised for Giuliani's use of profanity – only for the American to insist that he had not sworn.

He said: "Now you're lying again, I didn't use profanity.

"That's exactly what you do to President Trump."

Many social media users who watched the row believe the former politician, once dubbed 'America's mayor', did not actually swear and instead used the word "sucked".

But when Susanna asked him to clarify what he said, Giuliani refused as he continued raging against Piers in an increasingly awkward exchange.

Piers told him: "I had the stomach to stand up and say that your gun culture is completely out of control and unacceptable.

"You've come on here, you've been rude and abusive. You sound unhinged, you're somebody I used to admire."

The irate American's video link eventually cut out with Susanna turning to her co-host in disbelief.

Piers told viewers: "Just to remind our viewers, this all started when we read out a tweet from the President of the United States.

"The worry is that that's Trump's lawyer, when people who are friends with the most powerful people in the world, they should hold them to account and tell them when they're going wrong.

"What you don't say is what Rudy just said because that makes things 10 times worse."

He added: "Anyone offended by that, I'm sorry – I didn't expect it to go that way."


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Man, 30, charged with murdering 12-week-old baby boy in Cambridgeshire – The Sun

A MAN has been charged with murdering after a 12-week-old baby boy died.

Little Teddie Mitchell was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire with injuries on November 1.

He died ten days later as police launched an investigation.

Kane Mitchell, 30, has now been charged with murder and will appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court today.

Lucci Smith, 29, is also due to appear in court after being charged with causing or allowing the death of a child.

Both are in custody.

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Bionic eye with better vision than humans coming in five years

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Engineers at the Bionic Engineering Lab at the University of Utah are creating new tech that may make traditional prosthetics a thing of the past.

The world's first 3D artificial eyeball – capable of outperforming the human eye in some ways — may help droves of people who are partially or fully blind in as little as five years, according to experts.

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Researchers from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have devised an electrochemical eye whose structure and performance mimic those of the ones humans are born with.

"The device design has a high degree of structural similarity to a human eye with the potential to achieve high imaging resolution when individual nanowires are electrically addressed," researchers of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology wrote in a paper published in the journal Nature.

The device converts images through tiny sensors that mirror the light-detecting photoreceptor cells in a human eye, The Sun reported. Those sensors reside within a membrane made of aluminum and tungsten which is shaped into a half sphere for the purpose of mimicking a human retina.

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The retina is the eye's innermost layer of tissue, which translates images into electrical neural impulses to the brain in order to create visual perception.

The rubberised head of Ai-Da, a humanoid robot capable of drawing people from life using her bionic eyes and hand, is painstakingly given lifelike features by Mike Humphrey, a specialist at robotics company Engineered Arts, in Falmouth, Cornwall, Bri

A bionic eye, otherwise known as a visual prosthesis, is an experimental device that's intended to help restore sight for people who are visually impaired.

Creating such a device with image-sensing characteristics such as an extremely wide field of view and high resolution has presented a significant challenge for scientists due to the spherical shape and the retina of the biological eye.

The latest development addresses that and "could lead to a bionic eye,” Professor Zhiyong Fan, of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, told The Sun. “I think if everything is on track, perhaps in five years, the technology will become practical."

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Aside from helping individuals improve their vision, experts claim the work may even help create additional biomimetic photosensing devices that could be used in a "wide spectrum of technological applications."

Animal and clinical trials are now being planned, Fan said.

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Russian charged with downing MH17 jet 'feels a moral responsibility'

Russian ex-spy charged with downing MH17 jet says he ‘feels a moral responsibility’ for the tragedy

  • Igor Girkin is one of four people accused of murder over the July 2014 disaster
  • Girkin said he felt ‘moral responsibility’ as a commander of separatist forces
  • The shoot-down killed all 298 people on Malaysian Airlines flight from Holland 

A Russian ex-spy charged with downing the passenger jet MH17 has said he feels a ‘moral responsbility’ for the disaster.

Igor Girkin is one of four people accused of murder over the missile shot in July 2014 which killed all 298 people on the Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine. 

Girkin was a commander of separatist forces in eastern Ukraine at the time. Speaking to The Times, he said: ‘In as much as I was the commander of the rebels and a participant in the conflict, I feel a moral responsibility for these deaths.’ 

However, he denies that he was directly responsible for the crash – saying that his rebel forces ‘did not bring down the plane’. 

Igor Girkin (pictured), one of four people accused of involvement in the MH17 disaster in July 2014, has said he feels a ‘moral responsibility’ for the crash 

Pro-Russian gunmen stand guard at the crash site in July 2014, after the Malaysia Airlines was brought down by what Dutch investigators say was a Russian missile 

Girkin did not elaborate on whether he was blaming the Russian military for the crash, saying: ‘People can interpret this as they like’. 

Dutch-led investigators say Girkin was a former colonel in Russia’s FSB security service before joining the separatists during the Ukraine crisis. 

In the summer of 2014, he served as ‘minister of defence’ of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, which is backed by Russia. 

The MH17 murder trial began in the Netherlands in March this year, although none of the suspects have attended the court proceedings.  

The trial in a high-security courtroom near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport has also been forced to shut out the public because of coronavirus. 

The Netherlands has issued an international arrest warrant for the four suspects, but Russia does not extradite its subjects.     

Along with Girkin, the other suspects are Russians Sergey Dubinsky and Oleg Pulatov and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko. 

Prosecutors claim they were involved in arranging and delivering the missile system that brought down the plane. 

The investigators say the missile originated from the Russian 53rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade, based in Kursk. 

Moscow denies this, and the Kremlin has raised doubts about the objectivity of the Dutch-led investigation – while prosecutors say Russia has tried to sabotage it. 

The Russian Defence Ministry said at the time: ‘Not a single air defence missile launcher of the Russian Armed Forces has ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border.’ 

The reconstructed wreckage of MH17 is presented to the media by investigators in 2015. The Netherlands has led the inquiry because the majority of those killed were Dutch citizens 

Wilbert Paulissen (left) of the Joint Investigation Team speaks at a press conference last June where charges against four people were announced 

Vladimir Putin has called MH17’s downing a ‘terrible tragedy’ but says Moscow was not to blame and that there are other explanations for what happened. 

The Malaysia Airlines jet was shot out of the sky on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014. 

The crash killed 196 Dutch nationals, 43 Malaysians, 27 Australians and ten Britons among others.  

It led to fresh EU sanctions on Russia and further heightened tensions between Moscow and the West. The Netherlands and Australia have said they hold Russia responsible for the crash. 

The largest criminal investigation in Dutch history painstakingly reconstructed the events leading up to the disaster.  

Police and prosecutors examined tens of thousands of pieces of evidence, including videos, communication tapes, satellite imagery, photos and social media posts.

Last year they released a batch of intercepted phone calls which they allege show close links between the separatists and Russian security services.   

Investigators said the separatists were speaking to Russian contacts ‘almost daily’ in the summer of 2014.   

Russia’s influence on the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) rebels ‘went beyond military support’ and they spoke on secure lines provided by the FSB, it is alleged.          

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I long for sex with my online flirt but it takes me ages to finish with her pics – The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE SINCE I met a woman online, I’ve been messaging her every day.

She has sent me sexy pictures and I have really enjoyed getting off on those pics.

What’s worrying me is that I’m on medication for depression and anxiety and it’s affecting my sexual performance.

It takes me ages to finish.

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Perhaps that will change when I’m with her for real but is it a problem or a good thing as far as a woman is concerned?

I can’t wait to meet her for sex as soon as the lockdown is over.

Should I be worried?

I’m 37 and she’s 28.

DEIDRE SAYS: Tell your GP about your sexual performance and ask if you can change medication.

It’s a normal request.

In any case, don’t rush into having sex.

You may feel you know her well but swapping messages and getting off on photos online isn’t the same as a real relationship.

Enjoy talking and taking it slowly – it’s all part of the fun.

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How PSG could line-up with Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Icardi… as owner hints at shock transfer for Juventus icon – The Sun

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN could line-up with an attacking three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mauro Icardi and Neymar next season.

The Ligue 1 side could be plotting an outrageous move for Ronaldo this summer after owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi dropped a hint earlier this week.


The Portuguese star, 35, is back in Turin after spending lockdown in his native Madeira – and was seen reporting for training on Tuesday morning.

The Qatari chief mentioned Ronaldo in the same breath as "transformative" PSG legends Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, subtly hinting at another ambitious swoop.

Al-Khelaifi told France Football: "[Ronaldo] remains motivated by this desire to improve every day and he always pushes his limits.

"I admire this relentless will, he is a great example for all athletes of the future."

Ronaldo could join Neymar – who looks set to stay – and Icardi at the Parc des Princes, with the Juventus star a replacement for Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe.

Los Blancos chiefs are hoping to team Mbappe up with Eden Hazard and Erling Haaland to form a new Galacticos-worthy front-three.

Since last summer Neymar has made no bones about his desire to go "home" to Barcelona.

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But due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's unlikely Barca will be able to afford him.

In fact, the Spanish giants are plotting a mass sale of all players – with only Lionel Messi and Marc-Andre ten Stegen safe – in order to fund their summer moves.

But Neymar could be happy to stay if it means playing alongside Ronaldo on the opposite wing, with loan star Icardi in the middle.

The Argentine was once the main man at Inter Milan, but fell out with the club's top brass repeatedly last season before being loaned to PSG.

Icardi has now suggested he would be happy to stay in France – and the lure of playing alongside Ronaldo could be too strong to resist.

Elsewhere, PSG may be happy with the players at their disposal with Keylor Navas in goal, in front of Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe in the heart of defence.

Thiago Silva will leave the club at the end of his current contract, along with right-back Thomas Meunier.


But Colin Dagba is likely to take over on the right-side of defence, with Juan Bernet continuing on the opposite flank.

Leandro Paredes is set to team up with Idrissa Gueye and Marco Verratti in the heart of midfield, behind the star-studded attacking trio.

The likes of Edinson Cavani and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting are sure to be off in the summer – with Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler forced to settle for a bench spot.

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EastEnders’ Callum hit with more heartbreak as Ben’s return to criminal underworld puts his police training at risk – The Sun

EASTENDERS' Callum Highway is being hit with more heartbreak as Ben Mitchell makes his return to the criminal underworld.

Callum's (Tony Clay) police training will be put at risk when his boyfriend Ben (Max Bowden) falls back into dodgy family business on the BBC One soap.

Villain Danny Hardcastle (Paul Usher) showed up in Walford last month with a proposition for Ben, who didn't quite understand his shady dealings because he was struggling with his hearing.

Danny soon turned to Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) instead, offering him a job after hearing him talking to Mick and Linda Carter (Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright) about buying the Queen Vic.

In a bid to help his dad and his dad's wife Sharon (Letitia Dean), Ben tried to get intel from trainee copper Callum. 

Ben – who lost his hearing in a boating accident – fell ill before his operation and Callum was left wondering how to help his boyfriend.


He decides to turn to newcomer Frankie (Rose Ayling-Ellis), who is also deaf.

After catching Frankie shoplifting, he chooses not to arrest her and instead, reluctantly enlists her help to get through to Ben.

Of course, Callum ignoring Frankie's theft could hugely threaten his police training – a price he seems willing to take to support his boyfriend.

Fans recently expressed their disappointment in bad boy Ben – but also admitted that they felt sorry for Ben's "desperate" attempts to make Phil love him.

One wrote: "Ben is gonna hurt Callum cause he is desperate for Phil to love him."

Another added: "Oh, Ben! That desperate need to please Phil is still at the forefront and it breaks my heart.

"He would do anything to impress and gain his approval!"

A third said: "I hope Ben realises that Phil isn’t worth losing Callum and his relationship because that’s what’s gonna happen."

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Cats with no symptoms spread coronavirus to other cats in lab test

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Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests.

Scientists who led the work, reported on Wednesday, say it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people to cats to people again.

Health experts have downplayed that possibility. The American Veterinary Medical Association said in a new statement that just because an animal can be deliberately infected in a lab “does not mean that it will easily be infected with that same virus under natural conditions.”

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Anyone concerned about that risk should use “common sense hygiene,” said virus expert Peter Halfmann. Don’t kiss your pets and keep surfaces clean to cut the chances of picking up any virus an animal might shed, he said.

He and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine led the lab experiment and published results Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Federal grants paid for the work.

Researchers took coronavirus from a human patient and infected three cats with it. Each cat then was housed with another cat that was free of infection. Within five days, coronavirus was found in all three of the newly exposed animals.

None of the six cats ever showed any symptoms.

“There was no sneezing, no coughing, they never had a high body temperature or lost any weight,” Halfmann said. “If a pet owner looked at them … they wouldn’t have noticed anything.”

Last month, two domestic cats in different parts of New York state tested positive for the coronavirus after mild respiratory illnesses. They were thought to have picked it up from people in their homes or neighborhoods.

Some tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo also have tested positive for the virus, as have a small number of other animals around the world.

Those cases and the new lab experiment show “there is a public health need to recognize and further investigate the potential chain of human-cat-human transmission,” the authors wrote.

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Guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that based on the limited information available so far, the risk of pets spreading coronavirus to people “is considered to be low.”

The veterinary medicine group says “there is no evidence to suggest that animals, including pets, that may be incidentally infected by humans are playing a role in the spread of COVID-19.” It stressed that person-to-person transmission was driving the global pandemic.

However, the group noted that many diseases spread between pets and people, so hygiene is always important: Wash your hands before and after touching pets, and keep your pet and its food and water bowls clean.

Halfmann, whose two cats sleep near him, said the worry may be greater for animal shelters, where one infected animal could pass the virus to many others.

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Couple charged with assaulting Hasidic men was ‘attacked,’ attorney says

The Queens couple charged with a hate crime for allegedly attacking a group of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn for not practicing social-distancing is not anti-Semitic, and were only “speaking out about what they saw,” according to their lawyer.

Grocery delivers Paulo Pinho, 35, and his wife, Clelia Pinho, 46, were arrested late Sunday on a charge of aggravated harassment as a hate crime after a confrontation with a large group of Hasidic Jews gathered outside Bedford Avenue and Ross Street in Williamsburg, police said.

The pair hopped out of their car and began to shout “anti-Semitic statements” to the crowd before Paulo Pinho approached three Hasidic men and tried to rip off their masks, accusing them of being the reason why people were contracting the coronavirus, police said.

“After making the statements, that’s when the masks were pulled off,” said NYPD Lt. Thomas Antonetti.

But an attorney for the couple claims they were victimized for “taking an irresponsible mass of individuals to task” for not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.

They also “actively deny” making anti-Semitic statement to the crowd of about 100, attorney Ken Belkin said in a statement. “My clients abhor racism and anti-Semitism in all of their forms.”

“This incensed the crowd and tempers flared,” Belkin continued. “My clients were the ones who called the NYPD and they did so out of fear for their lives. The crowd then attacked my clients and they were treated for their injuries at Woodhull Hospital.”

The male victims, at least one of whom was wearing traditional Hasidic garb, refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Once at the hospital, doctors treated Clelia Pinho for a broken arm, Belkin said.

The pair, who were issued a desk appearance ticket, are due in court on Sept. 8. If convicted, they face up to one year in jail, Belkin said.

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Aldi sells £70 bench with hidden table and it's perfect for garden picnics

The combination of lockdown and sunshine means you’ve probably spent more time in the garden (if you are lucky enough to have one).

Aldi has been selling lots of products to make the most of your outdoor space this year.

The latest in their Special Buys range is this wooden loveseat bench.

At first glance, it looks like a normal wooden bench but there’s actually a little table in the middle that be pulled up if you’re eating outdoors or folded down again when you want more space to sit.

The bench costs just £69.99.

It’s perfect for those with a smaller garden who don’t have room for lots of furniture or for those with more space who just want somewhere nice to sit and take in the surroundings.

The Aldi website says: ‘Cuddle up with a loved one, or spread out and make the most of the room with this gorgeous Wooden Bench/Love Seat.

‘Perfect for those days spent enjoying the feel of the sunshine and the sound of the birds, this 2-seater is made from FSC® certified wood, and when it’s time for snacks and drinks, there is even a rising centre table!

‘Make the most of your outdoor space this year with this lovely Wooden Bench/Love Seat.’

It’s available exclusively online from next Sunday, 17 May, but you can pre-order now.

It’s already a top-seller in their garden category so might be a good idea to get your order in soon.

Delivery costs from £6.95 but it’s still a bargain, with similar products costing around £200 elsewhere.

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