Police have arrested three men in Sweden suspected of a gang rape that was livestreamed on Facebook. Officers raided an apartment and took the suspects, aged 18, 20 and 24, into custody while they were still with the victim, aged 30. The closed Facebook group the alleged attack was streamed through has 60,000 members.
Ukraine's president said on Tuesday world powers should keep sanctions on Russia, rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to consider reducing the penalties if Moscow proved a useful ally. Petro Poroshenko told reporters that sanctions remained the only way to keep Russia at the negotiating table over the crisis in eastern Ukraine, that Western powers say has been fuelled by Moscow. The United States, the European Union and others imposed sanctions on Russia in 2014 over its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and its support for pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine's east.
She once shared a bottle of vodka with Morrissey.
A top model has revealed she was born intersex - meaning her sex characteristics do not fit typical definitions for male or female bodies. Hanne Gaby Odiele, a 29-year-old Belgian who has taken to the catwalk for Chanel and Prada among others, told USA Today she was opening up to break taboos. Many people who fall into the category of intersex, as defined by the United Nations, often feel stigmatised and unable to talk freely about their status.
Mel Giedroyc wants to be the Ann Widdecombe of Strictly if she ever goes on it.
The actor also appeared in Coronation Street, but was certainly best known for the hit British sitcom.
China warned Washington Tuesday that it would not back down over its claims in the disputed South China Sea, following vows by the Trump administration to defend US and international interests there.
It’s known as a top honeymoon destination, but newlyweds might want to rethink any plans for a romantic trip to Thailand in case local behaviour starts to rub off – it turns out it’s the most adulterous country in the world. According to data pulled by Durex, a massive 51% of married people in the Southeast Asian nation have cheated on their husband or wife. The Danes weren’t far behind – 46% admitted playing away from home. It’s capital may be the known as the city of love, but France is only the fifth most adulterous nation, with 43% of married people indulging in an extra-marital affair. The United Kingdom came ninth on the undesirable list.
Dubai authorities are reportedly investigating a centre for disabled children after it hosted a visit by Kim Kardashian West without government approval. According to state-owned newspaper Emarat al Youm, authorities are concerned about the reality TV star's visit to the Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre "without obtaining prior written approval by competent authorities".
The toll from an avalanche that swamped an Italian mountain hotel rose to 17 dead and 12 missing Tuesday as a nearby helicopter crash claimed the lives of six people and dealt another blow to a region reeling from earthquakes and the heaviest snowfall in decades.
Ewan McGregor has refused to be interviewed by Piers Morgan because of the TV presenter's comments about the women's anti-Donald Trump marches. The Trainspotting actor was due to appear on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, but changed his mind when he learned Morgan was a host. McGregor tweeted: "Was going on Good Morning Britain, didn't realise Piers Morgan was host.
Bernie Ecclestone used to joke that retirement would come on the day of his funeral but in the end it was an American businessman in a suit who quietly ushered Formula One's 86-year-old ringmaster towards the exit. Formula One's new U.S.-based owner Liberty Media on Monday completed its takeover of the sport's commercial rights and with it ended one of the longest, most colourful and controversial reigns in global sport. Chase Carey, the man with the twirly moustache who had been appointed chairman in September, took the Briton's place as chief executive overseeing a new management team that includes former team principal Ross Brawn.
Model, check. Filthy Rich, check. First lady, check. High Fiver, not so much! Yep, Melania Trump lacks in the teamwork department. Okay,well maybe SHE doesn’t suck at giving high fives, but she and Barron aren’t the most in-tune mother and son duo. This glorious awkward moment came to us during Trump’s inauguration and it was AWESOME! Melanie goes in for a high-five from her son, he waits too long, she backs out, he goes in for the high five, he then backs out, she goes back in, backs out and then he goes back in full force. Yeah, it was exhausting! Barron had further bad luck with high fives later in the day, when he was left hanging by an infant. Which is pretty brutal because high fives are pretty much the only thing they know how to do. Barron trump has been ridiculed of being autistic and most recently a writer for SNL took a shot at him tweeting “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” The writer deleted her twitter account soon after her tweet went viral and a change.org petition with 25 thousand signatures were signed to get her fired. Barron has provided much of America with entertainment during his father’s race for the White House and now inauguration. He was caught trying to catch a few zzzzs during Trump’s acceptance speech in November last year. Surprisingly though, he managed to stay awake while his dad took the oath of office! Well I know who needs to work on their high five game. Good thing Melania is back in New York with Barron to practice. What are your thoughts on the president’s son? Should he try and keep it to thumbs up like dad? Either way, let us know how you feel about the awkward high five sitch below.
Seafood eaters are absorbing tiny pieces of plastic into their bloodstream with unknown effects on their health, according to research exclusively shown to Sky News. The plastic fragments, measuring less than a millimetre across, are widely found in mussels, oysters and other shellfish. In the first comprehensive risk assessment of its kind, scientists calculate that more than 99% of the microplastics pass through the human body - but the rest are taken up by body tissues.
(Reuters) - Centrica-owned British Gas has to pay 9.5 million pounds ($11.9 million) in compensation to customers who faced billing problems after the household energy supplier upgraded its system in 2014, UK energy market regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday. Ofgem said British Gas, Britain's biggest energy supplier, had shown failings in its registrations, complaints handling and billing processes for business customers and over 6,000 new customers had experienced delays registering with the supplier. The 9.5 million pounds comprises payments to affected customers and payments to a charity to help energy customers in need, Ofgem added.
By Harro Ten Wolde and Eric Auchard WALLDORF, Germany (Reuters) - SAP, Europe's most valuable technology firm, on Tuesday posted 2016 results on the lower side of analysts' expectations, while edging up its 2017 sales and profit guidance and signalling slightly higher revenue ambitions four years out. Marking progress moving its customer base to newer cloud-based internet platforms from classic packaged software products it has sold for decades, SAP said new cloud bookings jumped 40 percent in the quarter and backlog for unbilled cloud services rose 47 percent to 5.4 billion euros at year-end. SAP has made strides in recent years relative to entrenched rivals such as Oracle in moving its customer base to newer cloud-based internet platforms from classic packaged software products it has sold for decades.
By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Nicola Sturgeon raised the spectre of another Scottish independence referendum after Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the devolved assembly in Edinburgh did not need to be consulted on triggering Brexit. "This raises fundamental issues above and beyond that of EU membership," the Scottish First Minister said. "Is Scotland content for our future to be dictated by an increasingly right-wing Westminster government with just one MP (lawmaker) here," she asked.
A man who hacked the online accounts of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities has been jailed for nine months. Edward Majerczyk from Chicago was also ordered to pay £4,600 towards the counselling costs for one undisclosed celebrity whose photos were distributed online. Other stars targeted included actress Kirsten Dunst, model Kate Upton and her boyfriend, Detroit Tigers baseball pitcher Justin Verlander.
By Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs filed a $1 billion counter lawsuit on Tuesday against an Indonesian businessman who is seeking damages from the U.S. bank for conducting what he called "unlawful" trades in the shares of a property firm. Benny Tjokrosaputro, president director of Indonesian property developer PT Hanson International Tbk , filed a lawsuit in a Jakarta court in September against Goldman's unit, Goldman Sachs International. Tjokrosaputro, who says that he owned the 425 million Hanson shares that Goldman traded, is seeking 15 trillion rupiah ($1.1 billion) in compensation from Goldman Sachs International and wants its assets frozen in Indonesia and overseas.
One of the most famous aircraft Britain has ever produced is set to soar again after it undergoes a huge restoration programme. The Lancaster – called Just Jane – is being taken apart almost to pieces, before every component is checked and the plane is put back together again. Costing around £3.5 million, the project’s aim is to have the Avro NX611 taking to the skies again by 2020. Here’s how it’s all going so far…
German union IG Metall demanded a 4.5 percent wage rise on Tuesday for the coming year for steelworkers in northwest Germany, where the vast majority of the country's industry is concentrated. The current deal, under which steelworkers received 2.3 percent from January 2016, runs out at the end of February. "The economic situation in the steel industry is stable," said lead negotiator Knut Giesler.
This is the first time a light Mach cone has been caught on video.
Erick Thohir, President of Inter Milan delivers a speech during a press conference for Suning's Acquisition of Inter Milan, in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, in June 2016
By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - British low-cost airline easyJet said the weaker pound would hit profit more than expected this year, sending its shares lower on Tuesday as it battles to cope with the price war raging in Europe's short-haul travel market. EasyJet, Europe's No.2 no-frills carrier behind Ryanair , and rival airlines, have driven down fares by adding more seats to try to grow market share during what has been a period of low oil prices. The company said ticket prices were 8.2 percent lower in the three months ended Dec. 31.
By Girish Gupta MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Schools in the east of the Iraqi city of Mosul are seeking to return to a semblance of normality after two years under Islamic State rule when they were either shuttered or forced to teach a martial curriculum that included lessons in bombmaking. Around 40,000 students - most of whom have been kept at home by their parents since the militants captured Mosul in 2014 - will attend around 70 schools in the coming weeks after the buildings have been checked for unexploded bombs. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have retaken most eastern districts of the city and are preparing to push into the western part of Mosul, the largest city held by Islamic State across its self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and Syria.