The anti news feed

Trump's head keeps popping up everywhere and I just wanted to turn him off.

Wouldn't it be great if we could just 'turn off' certain things from our news feeds? This work in progress tool tries to do that. This is a bare-bones news aggregator that uses SimpleXML.

Feeds in this aggregator: World news from BBC, Guardian Washington Post, New York Times, Times of India and New Indian Express

Keyword to block (defaults to 'Trump')

BBC News

Yemen crisis: 85,000 children 'dead from malnutrition'

Many thousands of under-fives have died from deprived diets due to the war, a leading charity warns.

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:31:32 GMT

Nedim Yasar: Reformed gangster shot after book launch

Nedim Yasar, 31, dies in Copenhagen after promoting his memoir on how he left a life of crime.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 23:41:09 GMT

E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in US and Canada

At least 50 people in the US and Canada have been infected, health officials say.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:36:28 GMT

Afghanistan: Kabul suicide bomber kills dozens at gathering of clerics

The suicide bomb attack kills 50 and wounds 83, as scholars marked the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:36:01 GMT


In a speech on Brexit, May called Europeans in Britain queue jumpers. That didn’t go over well.

The British prime minister sparked a backlash over her suggestion that E.U. workers in Britain had cut in line and don't belong. Her remarks were deemed deeply insulting, not only by the foreigners but by many Brits.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:45:06 EST

Brexit could make Ireland a ‘special friend’ to the United States, Irish ambassador says

As London's links to the European Union are severed, Ireland hopes to become America's gateway to the continent. Seeking to expand its diplomatic mission in Washington, the Irish government closed a deal this month to buy a building once used by the Egyptian Embassy.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 05:00:56 EST

Pressure on Interpol grows as the agency considers making a Russian its chief

The possibility of a Russian ascending to the presidency of the international police agency has set off alarm bells in capitals including Washington and London amid fears that Moscow has used the international police agency to punish political opponents.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:40:19 EST

Jailed Saudi women’s rights activists said to face beatings and other abuse

Several activists who have been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than six months have been subjected to psychological or physical abuse while in custody, including sleep deprivation and beatings, according to four people familiar with the conditions.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 02:10:00 EST

Explosion rips through Sunni gathering in Kabul, killing at least 40

An official said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber and that the target was a gathering of Sunni Muslims in a large hotel to commemorate the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s birth.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:24:00 EST



Theresa May heads to Brussels bolstered by failure of Brexiter revolt

Race is on to complete deal before EU summit on Sunday after Rees-Mogg’s ERG fails to muster 48 no-confidence letters

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to try to finalise the political declaration covering future UK-European Union relations after attempts by hard Brexiters to remove her ended in humiliation.

The prime minister meets the European commission president in the late afternoon in her strongest position since the first part of the Brexit deal was published last week after Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Tory rebels, conceded that it might take time to call a no-confidence vote.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:04:50 GMT

New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals

Row engulfs LGBT festival after organisers said some participants felt unsafe marching alongside police in uniform

The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from marching in uniform.

Auckland pride parade organiser Cissy Rock said uniformed officers would not be welcome at the February parade, as the organisation had a long way to go in terms of respecting LGBT rights, and some march participants felt unsafe marching alongside uniformed police and corrections staff.

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Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:50:26 GMT

UN environment chief resigns after frequent flying revelations

Erik Solheim quits after Guardian reveals excess travel and rule breaking which led to withholding of funds

The UN’s environment chief, Erik Solheim, has resigned following severe criticism of his global travels and internal rule-breaking which led some nations to withhold their funding.

The Guardian understands Solheim was asked to resign by the UN secretary general, António Guterres. Sources at the UN Environment Programme (Unep) said that countries unhappy with Solheim’s conduct were holding back tens of millions of dollars, threatening a financial crisis at the body.

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Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:56:43 GMT

Times of India

Board meet marks shift in balance of power between RBI and government

It appears, at least on the evidence of the meeting, that the central bank will henceforth need to be more empathetic to the concerns and suggestions of the board. The external directors seemed poised to exercise overt influence over the regulatory decisions of the governor and his deputies.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:42:46 GMT

Annoyed SC adjourns hearing in CBI vs CBI case

"The SC is not a platform for anyone to express anything and get away. This is a place for adjudication of legal rights. We intend to set it right," said a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph .

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:09:57 GMT

3 from Deoria home sent to Spain, France

Police have invoked additional sections under the juvenile justice act as well as charges of forgery, criminal conspiracy and human trafficking against the accused. In August this year, Deoria police held a press conference to expose the abuse at the home after the escape of an 11-year-old child.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:28:21 GMT

Come clean by Dec 3, SC tells Amrapali directors

The Supreme Court granted one last opportunity to the company and its directors on Tuesday to come clean and disclose all information by December 3

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:30:00 GMT

1984 riots: Death penalty for one convict

In an unprecedented move, the order sentencing Yashpal Singh to death and Naresh Sehrawat to life imprisonment, was pronounced inside Tihar Jail due to security concerns. Earlier, the court had held the duo held guilty of killing Hardev Singh.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:58:43 GMT

New Indian Express

As Facebook faces fire, heat turns up on Sheryl Sandberg

That report, and one from The Wall Street Journal , underscored Sandberg's influence at the company, even as Zuckerberg has borne much of the criticism and anger.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:41 PM +0530

Indian-origin police constable fired for ejecting homeless man in UK

Pericles Malagardis, a Greek national who was sleeping at Heathrow Airport, had gone to Uxbridge police station to collect his dog on a cold day in March 2016.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:34 PM +0530

SpaceX's Elon Musk renames his big rocket 'Starship'

The letters were initially presumed to stand for "Big Fucking Rocket," before company executives began formally referring to it as "Big Falcon Rocket."

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:15 PM +0530

Pakistan issues over 3800 visas to Sikh pilgrims for Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

Pakistan's High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood said this was a "special gesture" by the Pakistan Government in view of the 550th-anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:08 PM +0530

43 killed, 60 injured as suicide bomber targets Islamic cleric meet in Kabul

A manager of Uranus Wedding Palace, which also hosts political and religious functions, told AFP a suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of the gathering. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 09:41 PM +0530