On this first day of December, these are the stories making headlines.

White House considering replacing Tillerson

The vacancy at the CIA would likely be filled, according to the tentative plan, by Sen. Tom Cotton, a hawkish Arkansas Republican, the sources said. There’s no decision yet on the timing of Tillerson’s departure, which has been expected for months.

May says Trump was ‘wrong’ to share anti-Muslim videos

May, facing intense pressure to cancel a planned state visit by Trump, was forced to address the controversy in person after the President attacked her on Twitter. But she insisted the US-UK relationship would survive the storm, and suggested the visit by Trump would go ahead.

Russell Simmons stepping down after sexual assault allegation

Simmons, the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and CEO of Rush Communications, released a statement on Thursday after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of forcing her to have sex with him in 1991. She detailed the encounter in a guest column published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.

UN urges Libya to take ‘urgent action’ over human slavery

In a written statement released on Thursday from a panel of UN experts including Urmila Bhoola, special rapporteur on contemporary slavery, and Felipe Gonzalez Morales, special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, the panel said it was “extremely disturbed” by the images. “It is now clear that slavery is an outrageous reality in Libya.

Inquiry into general’s courtroom suicide

“Slobodan Praljak is not a war criminal. I am rejecting your verdict with contempt,” Praljak shouted defiantly. He then tilted his head back and drank from a small vial. As the judge appealed for him to sit down, Praljak declared: “I have taken poison.” The judge, looking disconcerted, suspended proceedings.

The guy who took down Trump’s Twitter account says it was ‘a mistake’

The 28-year-old grew up in a small town in Germany and says the United States might be “the best country in the world.” He enjoys cars and values his time at the gym. In his free time, he also volunteers, most recently at a Muslim community center.

Liquid Nitrogen Experiment Almost Goes Horribly Wrong On Live TV

An Australian TV host came within centimeters of serious injury ― or worse ― when a science experiment went badly wrong during a live segment. Science teacher/YouTuber Jacob Strickling was guest on the show “Studio 10” earlier this week, where he mixed liquid nitrogen into cola bottles, causing them to blast off like miniature rockets when he turned them upside down.

Victoria’s Secret Models Caught On Video Singing ‘N-Word’ In Cardi B Lyric

No Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is complete without a controversy, and 2017′s Shanghai show was no exception. Karlie Kloss, who walked in the show, uploaded a video on YouTube Wednesday that gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the models before they walked the runway.

Ex-Italian P.M. Berlusconi Reportedly Ordered To Stand Trial On Judicial Corruption Charge

ROME (Reuters) – Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered on Thursday to stand trial on charge of judicial corruption, a legal source said. Berlusconi, leader of the center-right Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party, is accused of having bribed a witness to give false testimony at a trial in 2013, at which he was accused of having sex with an under-aged prostitute.

Macron vows to make French the world’s first language

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make French the most spoken language in the world. Mr Macron, who is currently on a tour of west African nations added that it sh o uld n ot been view ed as a “relic of a colonial power” He said “It is not just a heritage to be protected.

You might accidentally have helped treat Aids and not even know it

Apple says its customers have saved people’s lives by buying phones that are part of its work against Aids. For years, the company has been working with the (RED) campaign to sell products from which a portion of the products are given to Aids research.

Why the bitcoin boom will end in tears

Bitcoin shot through the $10,000 (£7,440) barrier on Monday and by the time you read this it has probably gone through $11,000 – the last quote I saw was $10,831.75. So let’s make a prediction. A bitcoin is worthless. Its price will crash and everyone who thought they had made fortunes will wake up with sore heads.

Pope Francis still won’t say the word ‘Rohingya’

Pope Francis has again avoided saying the word “Rohingya” as he spoke out on the crisis in Bangladesh. The Pope referred to “refugees from Rakhine state” as he urged the international community to give “immediate material assistance” to help Bangladesh care for those fleeing over the border from Burma. More follows…

Bitcoin steadies after rollercoaster ride

The price of digital currency Bitcoin fell 21% in a period of wild trading after passing a record $11,000, but later recovered some of the fall. Bitcoin is holding around the $10,000 mark it broke for the first time on Wednesday, but is down from the record $11,434 (£8,500) it hit in US trade.

Russian TV defends men over sex pest claims

Russian TV has broadcast sharp criticism of the Western focus on sexual harassment – and some of the critics show little or no sympathy for the women involved. The very idea of gender equality frequently comes under attack. Dmitry Kiselyov, a major player in the Kremlin’s media machine, hosts a Sunday news show.

Sam Allardyce signs 18-month deal with Everton

Sam Allardyce has signed an 18-month deal to become Everton’s new manager. The 63-year-old ex-England boss is the permanent successor to Ronald Koeman, who was sacked in October with the club 18th in the Premier League. The Toffees earned two victories from their eight matches under caretaker boss David Unsworth.

Google is being sued for allegedly planting secret cookies on 5.4 million iPhone users

A campaigning group is suing Google on behalf of 5.4 million people over allegations that the company harvested personal information from iPhone users. “Google You Owe Us”, led by ex- Which? director Richard Lloyd, claims Google illegally collected personal data from 5.4 million individuals in the UK between June 2011 and February 2012.

Even ‘Kardashians’ can’t keep up with bitcoin

for Bloomberg It’s been derided as a fad that panders to the weaker facets of human nature. But Keeping Up With the Kardashians – the reality TV series featuring an ensemble cast of the eponymous family – has endured for what some would describe as 14 long seasons.

British Parliament is actually calling on Trump to delete his Twitter account

It’s not uncommon to see members of the UK Parliament from the opposite sides of the political spectrum agree on matters of national unity or security – after a terrorist attack or a huge natural disaster, for example. But Thursday’s display for the “urgent question” at the House of Commons, after the U.S.

Gross Donald Trump quote from 2000 is another reminder that he sucks

Donald Trump singled out a woman at Mar-a-Lago in 2000 and told a reporter that “there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy,” according to The Daily Beast . The president has been publicly accused of inappropriately touching 13 women, and there was that whole Access Hollywood “grab ’em by the pussy” tape, so maybe that’s not a huge surprise.