An Australian TV show is promising to reveal “major new developments” in the Madeleine McCann case. The supposed breakthrough comes just days from the 10 year anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance. The three-years-old disappeared from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da LuRead More »
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died aged 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said the former child star was found unresponsive after authorities received an emergency call. Californian-born Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old and joined the cast in Happy Days as Joanie, the kid sister to Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham, in 1974.
A pregnant woman is one of three people to have been hit by bleach thrown by someone in a passing car. The woman was walking with a man in Manchester when the bleach was thrown at them by someone at about 8.10pm on Friday. Around 20 minutes later, a third person was hit with bleach thrown from a passing silver Ford Fiesta on the same road - Ashton Old Road in the suburb of Openshaw in the east of the city.
The question is whether 21st-century Britain can escape from the way its society is rigged to avoid the same fate. A classic example is the British tax system. It may be, as Theresa May said in her shortlived campaign to win the Conservative leadership, that “tax is the price we pay for living in a civilised society”.
Thousands rallied on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on April 22 for the March for Science. This video shows the march in front of the National Gallery of Art. The event started at 9 am, and the demonstrators started marching at 2 pm, despite heavy rain. Crowds gathered in towns and cities worldwide to protest against negative political interference in scientific research and development. The marches coincided with Earth Day. Credit: Youtube/Dr. Dodd via Storyful
Theresa May has called a general election for June 8, amid polls that indicate she could win a huge Tory majority in Parliament. Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. What are the betting odds for the UK general election?
The recent arrest of Vijay Mallya has highlighted the problem of bad loans in India but analysts say the tycoon's unpaid debts are just the tip of an iceberg that is holding back the country's economic ...
Police have arrested a reality TV star's boyfriend who was wanted in connection with an acid attack in a nightclub that left two people partially blinded and others disfigured. Arthur Collins, 25, the boyfriend of Ferne McCann who appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, was arrested at an address in Rushden, Northants, on Saturday night. Collins was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is to be taken to a London police station.
Happy St George's Day! The celebration of England's patron saint takes place every year on April 23. St George’s Day is England's national day and is celebrated on April 23 each year. The day remembers St George - England’s patron saint.
An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle herders in northern Kenya. Kuki Gallmann was ambushed as she was driving in her conservation park in Laikipia. Rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service were able to intervene and fight off the attackers.
Slaven Bilic believes a tactical change to a three-man defence helped West Ham keep the Premier League's leading marksman Romelu Lukaku quiet during their goalless draw against Everton on Saturday. Hammers centre-backs Winston Reid, Jose Fonte and James Collins produced an excellent display as the Belgian striker was limited to a single blocked shot. The West Ham boss admitted he was wary of Lukaku's impressive goalscoring run against West Ham prior to the game, with the 23-year-old scoring in nine consecutive games against the Hammers, but praised his side for their meticulous approach to the game.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen look set to progress from the first round in the race for the French presidency.
Saudi Arabia's central bank governor said on Saturday that the Kingdom's foreign currency reserves were healthy, representing 80 percent of GDP, and that the country's trade deficit could drop this year due to a decline in imports. "The trade deficit is expected to drop this year and possibly to record as a surplus due mainly to the decline in imports and the rising value of exports," Ahmed al-Kholifey told state-run Ekhbariya TV. "The state of foreign reserves ... is very good, which accounts for 80 percent of GDP and this represents a good line of defence to protect the local economy from any external fluctuations," he said.
It is has become commonplace for teachers to adopt a particularly stern tone when addressing parents, according to a study of primary school newsletters across the UK. Joanna Apps, a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, who conducted the research found that schools are using news bulletins to chastise parents about issues such as reckless driving and accompanying their child too far into school. “The education of children is a joint project between schools and parents and it doesn’t help the relationship if one or other party sees themselves in the driving seat.
Everyone who was anyone could be seen at the members-only club in the basement of a townhouse in Berkeley Square, among them the likes of Princess Diana, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Alexander Spencer-Churchill has been appointed to comb through Annabel’s membership - and weed out less illustrious feepayers in time for the club’s historic move. Its current owner Richard Caring, a restaurateur with a dazzling smile and tan to match, has declared his intention of ‘sifting’ through its current 7,000 or so existing members with a view to removing those “who are not really cool”.
A car ploughed into two other vehicles during a police chase through London, leaving three people injured. Police said they were alerted to the car’s movements on Chelsea Bridge Road just after 7.5am on Sunday. Police cars with their lights and sirens on gave chase and the Met Police helicopter buzzed overhead as the pursuit continued.
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer. The clip, posted on Facebook on Friday by a bystander aboard the flight, shows a woman in tears with a young child in her arms, and a man emerging from his seat to confront a male flight attendant who apparently wrested the stroller from the woman. Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya, who posted the video, wrote that the flight attendant had forcefully taken the stroller, hitting the woman with it and just missing her child.
On Saturday, millions of people worldwide took to the streets for the March for Science. Organizers in Washington, D.C. reported more than 600 satellite marches worldwide planned for the day. The mass demonstrations, held on Earth Day, were meant to raise awareness about the importance of funding (and trusting) science. New York City's march drew throngs of geeks with both a personal and professional passion for evidence-based research, many with a knack for pro-science messaging.
The remains of at least six bodies were found in a ditch on Saturday just outside the seaside resort of Acapulco in Guerrero, Mexico's bloodiest state, an official said. The bodies had been buried between 5 and 20 days ago in a ditch that fed rain water into one of Acapulco's main bays, according to Acapulco prosecutor Ricardo Quevedo. Sparsely populated Guerrero has led the nation in firearm killings for most of the past six years as heroin production for the U.S. market has spiked in an area that is being fought over by a growing number of drug gangs.
Looking out at his 50-hectare (124-acre) estate in a valley nestled below the Helderberg mountains, winemaker Ken Forrester beams with pride in his achievements over 20 years in the business.
Thousands of scientists and non-scientist volunteers are taking part in more than 400 locations around the world.
A home once owned by Elvis Presley in the 1950s as he was rising to fame was damaged by fire on Saturday. The Memphis home was unoccupied and undergoing renovations. Memphis Fire Lt Wayne Cooke said there was no damage estimate.