British Airways has cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports for the rest of the day due to a "global system outage". Passengers have faced delays and long waits for what the airline called a "major IT system failure that is causing very severe disruption to our flight operations worldwide". Chief executive Alex Cruz, in a video posted on Twitter, said a power supply issue was to blame for the computer system failure.
The campaign against Brexit has been one of the most unsuccessful political movements in the world. It all started when David Cameron had a bright idea. “I thought it right to hold the referendum because this issue had been poisoning British politics for years,” he said recently. The referendum would get rid of the irritation that had been yapping at his ankles ever since he became Conservative leader.
The lack of preparation began to show when he reached Brussels. Over the past nine days, as the Trump White House went on the road around the Middle East and Europe, the rest of the world learned first hand what America already knows: this is a presidency unlike any other in history. Trump left the US under the shadow of a wide-ranging investigation into contacts between his aides and Russia before and after the November presidential election.
Stars including Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Courtney Love are among those who have attended the funeral for Chris Cornell. Cornell, the Audioslave and Soundgarden singer, was found dead in a hotel bathroom in Detroit on 18 May just hours after a Soundgarden concert in the city. Cornell's ashes were buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon, local time.
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Passengers have been recounting their nightmare experiences after being caught up in the flight disruption following the British Airways "global system outage". The airline announced that it had cancelled all flights for the rest of Saturday after passengers spent hours waiting to see if their flight would take off. One passenger, Claire Dancer, from Swindon, who was waiting for a flight from Heathrow to Corfu, said she was infuriated by a lack of information.
The UK's terror threat level has been reduced from 'critical' to 'severe', the Prime Minister has confirmed. At an emergency COBRA meeting, the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre advised that the UK should return to the second highest level, which indicates an attack is highly likely rather than imminent. The terror threat level had been upgraded to critical following the Manchester bombing, which killed 22 people on Monday night.
The 76-year-old singer sued the BBC and South Yorkshire Police following reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.
The Dark Souls series' impact on modern game design is a testament to its quality, with no small number of blockbuster and indie titles borrowing elements of FromSoftware's punishing action RPG franchise. The Japanese studio's decision to transpose the medieval fantasy aura of Souls onto a more overt horror-inspired canvas proved to be a masterstroke, as did bonding the game's claret-drenched buffet of Stoker-esque beasts and Lovecraftian monstrosities to a mutation of the typically defensive Souls combat where the hunted became, quite literally, the hunter. The resulting unholy matrimony of white-knuckle gameplay, oblique lore and gory visuals was an appropriate fit for the legions of eldritch nightmares lurking in Yharnam's ornate streets and cathedrals, with many deeming Bloodborne to be a superior experience to its spiritual predecessor.
Pope Francis earned a rapturous reception on a visit to a struggling steel factory in northern Italy on Saturday as he denounced financial speculators and demanded dignity for working people.
The architect who rebuilt the World Trade Center in New York has started work on a new museum celebrating human evolution that Richard Leakey has commissioned in the remote deserts of northern Kenya. Leakey, famous for discovering the most complete skeleton of an early human known as Turkana Boy, wants the building to become a magnet drawing tourists to one of the planet's least-visited spots. After finally securing key funding earlier this month, Leakey told The Independent that he had instructed Daniel Libeskind's firm to start drawing up plans for what he calls 'the cathedra'.
The inner workings of a proliferate cyberespionage group known as the OceanLotus Group or APT 32, known to target major private firms and international governments, has been laid bare by security experts. OceanLotus Group attempted to steal proprietary data from an unspecified major Asian firm, but was caught in the act by security researchers, who then tracked and studied the group's entire attack life-cycle to understand how such an advanced hacking unit works "under the hood". Security researchers uncovered the OceanLotus Group targeting the top management of the Asian firm in a campaign titled "Operation Cobalt Kitty." The group hacked into 40 computers and servers belonging to the company over the course of a year, before the attacks were detected.
Microsoft began rolling out a new update to its Surface Pro 4 devices starting 25 May, which brings a bunch of improvements to the device. As detailed in the Microsoft Surface Update history page, the latest release improves battery life of the tablet in the sleep mode, disables touch when the cover is closed and improves the overall stability of the Surface Pro 4. Also, note that you cannot uninstall or revert a firmware update to an earlier version.
Hollywood actor Sir Ian McKellen has endorsed the Labour candidate Wes Streeting, former Ilford North MP. In a video posted online, the X-Men star says he doesn’t normally get involved in politics but has voted in every election he was able to. He goes on to encourage others to do the same, adding: ‘If you don’t, you can’t really complain if things go wrong after the election’ General election 2017 – live updates .
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured the moon passing across the sun, creating a partial solar eclipse in space. The SDO is one of Nasa's fleet of sun-watching observatories monitoring the sun's solar activity. The image was released by the space agency on 26 May. The transit lasted almost an hour, with the moon covering about 89% of the sun at the eclipse's peak.
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Greg Gianforte celebrates with supporters after being declared the winner in Montana’s special House election Thursday in Bozeman, Montana. The Guardian has received a steady stream of correspondence from across the US in the wake of this week’s news of a Guardian reporter being body-slammed by Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate who then went on to win the state’s only House seat. Some of the emails expressed horror and shame over the assault on Ben Jacobs in which he was thrown to the ground and punched.
David Lynch has claimed that his previous remarks suggesting he had quit filmmaking “have been misrepresented.”
Colleagues broke into applause and cheers after the news Katie Hopkins had been axed from her radio show on LBC, it is claimed. It came after the controversial broadcaster caused outrage this week with a tweet calling for a "final solution" following the terror attack in Manchester. BBC media reporter Amol Rajan claimed there had been “massive cheers and applause” in the LBC newsroom when the announcement was made.
Sitting on an unused runway in Roswell, New Mexico, for almost 30 years is music legend Elvis Presley's abandoned 1962 Lockheed Jetstar. The private jet that has been lying idle for the last three decades will soon go under the hammer. The jet is in the name of Presley and his father, Vernon Presley, and since the King died it has never been used.
Sputnik’s White House correspondent, Andrew Feinberg, has quit the Russian-state news organisation, claiming they would rather have “propagandists” than “real journalists”. Mr Feinberg, has taken to social media to give full details about his reasoning for resigning and has claimed he was forced to chase stories that were contrary to the facts on the ground. “Seems Sputnik isn't happy with real journalists.