The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church in 2015 drove toward a second black parish afterward, according to federal court documents unsealed on Tuesday, but no one was there because that sanctuary's class had been cancelled. According toRead more »
Border Patrol agents patrol the US-Mexico border at Friendship Park in San Ysidro, California. Mexico will host its first high-profile Donald Trump envoys this week with at least one consolation: the proposed border wall is itself walled in, for now, by Washington bureaucracy. Federal agencies are reportedly resisting the idea and Congress is hesitant to fund it, leaving the president fighting a lonely battle to keep his campaign promise.
Security has been increased following an attempted break-in at the mortuary where Kim Jong-Nam's body is being held. Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told the Malay Mail that they have now had to "take precautions", and "will not allow anyone to tamper with the mortuary". Kim Jong-Nam's cause of death is still unknown, and further tests are under way.
Hugh Jackman has told Sky News he his hanging up his claws after 17 years playing Hollywood's longest-running superhero. The 48-year-old actor, who plays Wolverine in James Mangold's new movie Logan, said he has "put everything" into the Marvel character. "In terms of who I am as a person it's been almost impossible to actually kind of disseminate where Hugh Jackman stops and Wolverine starts," he said.
Coca-Cola has reversed its opposition to a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles following a Greenpeace investigation. Internal Coca-Cola documents, requested by Greenpeace and given exclusively to Sky News, revealed that the company had resolved to "fight back" against an introduction of a scheme whereby customers would return drinks bottles and cans in return for a deposit. A deposit return scheme (DRS) is supported by a range of environmental campaigners, who believe it will reduce littering and increase recycling.
Life may have evolved on at least three planets within a newly discovered solar system that is 39 light years from Earth, it was announced last night. Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf star in the system, it was announced today. Three of the new planets are said to be particularly promising because they could sustain oceans.
By John Revill ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss engineering group ABB fell victim to a "sophisticated criminal scheme" at its South Korean subsidiary, it said on Wednesday, with the chief suspect an executive responsible for ethics training. The executive, named by a source in South Korea as Oh Myeong-se, was treasurer and one of two integrity ombudsmen for ABB Korea - to whom staff were supposed to report any ethical concerns - according to an online company magazine available on ABB's Korean website.
Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from his model ex-girlfriend following claims he punched her in the stomach and threatened to kill her. A Los Angeles court granted the restraining order for model Karrueche Tran against the rapper, who has been warned he faces arrest if he goes near her. Tran claims the 27-year-old punched her in the stomach and pushed her down the stairs several years ago, but that she did not contact police at the time.
By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Vijay Mallya, the one-time billionaire who co-owns the Force India Formula One team, said on Wednesday Indian authorities had no grounds to extradite him from Britain and he would not be leaving. India wants Mallya to face trial after the liquor and aviation tycoon was charged with conspiracy and fraud over a loan to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. It said this month that it had asked Britain to extradite him.
By Tim Hepher and Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus called on Wednesday for new talks with European governments to ease "heavy penalties" for delays to its A400M military aircraft, after taking a fresh 1.2 billion euro (£1 billion) charge for Europe's largest defence project. The appeal comes seven years after Airbus won what at the time was regarded as a definitive 3.5 billion euro bailout for the delayed project, plagued from the start by political wrangling over the choice of new European engines. Airbus said recent problems with engine gearboxes and delays in supplying defensive aids had led to severe penalties, bureaucratic arguments and cash being held back by governments.
By Andy Bruce and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy sped up at the end of 2016, data showed, but over the whole year it was weaker than previously thought and there were signs that the Brexit vote will increasingly act as a brake on growth in 2017. The pound fell after Wednesday's Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures, which no longer showed Britain was the fastest-growing major advanced economy last year. Gross domestic product rose by 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter, faster than the preliminary reading of 0.6 percent thanks to manufacturing and the strongest growth since the fourth quarter of 2015.
Trevor Timon delivered a "powerful" left hook to Oliver Dearlove's head, knocking him unconscious, the Old Bailey heard. The 31-year-old defendant, who had a history of violence, denied intending to seriously hurt Mr Dearlove, 31, and said he was just "p***** off" at one of his friends for making a racist comment. Mr Dearlove never regained consciousness and died 24 hours after the attack.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell 1.5 percent on Wednesday on expectations of another surge in U.S. inventories, retreating from multi-week highs hit in the previous session after OPEC signalled optimism over its deal with other producers to curb output. U.S. crude stocks likely rose 3.5 barrels last week, its seventh straight build, analysts polled ahead of weekly inventory reports from industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimated. Brent crude ended 82 cents, or 1.5 percent, lower at $55.84 a barrel, having touched its highest since Feb. 2 at $57.31 in the previous session.
A cyclist whose helmet camera footage showed her being knocked off her bike by a van driver has criticised the Metropolitan police for failing to prosecute him for careless driving. Nisha Singh, 33, can be heard screaming when the van suddenly changes lanes near Lambeth roundabout and sends her flying. Instead, he was told to attend a safer driving course.
Trinny Woodall hasn't had a good week after a fashion mishap during a Q&A session and then an odd appearance on This Morning:
By Emmanuel Jarry and John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - An influential French centrist politician struck an alliance with presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday that is likely to boost the independent's chances in the tightly contested election. The announcement by Francois Bayrou, 65, a former education minister who has run for president three times and polled 9 percent of the vote when he stood in 2012, could tip the odds in favour of Macron getting into a runoff against far-right leader Marine Le Pen. "We are in an extremely risky situation, and to tackle this exceptional situation, I think we need an exceptional response," said Bayrou, referring to a campaign that has been marked by scandals and upsets in which several big names have disappeared.
Muslim groups have raised tens of thousands of dollars to repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised amid a wave of anti-Semitic threats sweeping the US. More than 100 headstones were toppled in the 123-year-old Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Missouri at the same time some 11 Jewish community centres received bomb threats across the US. All bomb threats were determined to be hoaxes.
Investigators get a view from a crane of the charter plane crash scene on Wednesday. The twin-engine aeroplane that crashed in Melbourne killing five people was designed to take off with only one engine in cases of catastrophic failure, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has said. The Beechcraft B200 Super King Air plane took off from the southern runway of the Essendon Airport at 8.59am on Tuesday and veered left, hitting the roof of the Essendon Fields Direct Factory Outlet shopping centre, on the edge of the airport land.
Craig David says his return to the Brits has been a "rollercoaster ride". Sixteen years after being first nominated for best British male solo artist, the singer is again back in contention for one of music's biggest honours tonight - up against Skepta, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and David Bowie.
A married couple were subjected to a “terrifying ordeal” when knife-wielding thieves broke into their home as they slept and used pliers to cut a necklace from the woman’s neck. The first thief then took out a pair of pliers and cut a necklace from the woman’s neck and demanded she hand over her earrings and a ring.
By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - Northern Trust Corp has deployed a new blockchain-based system built with International Business Machines Corp to record information on transactions involving private equity funds, in one of the first commercial deployments of the nascent technology. The program is currently being used to manage the administration of a private equity fund run by Switzerland-based asset manager Unigestion, Northern Trust and IBM said on Wednesday. The new blockchain system records documents and information connected to transactions involving the fund, such as investments by limited partners, a process which is currently highly manual.
(Reuters) - McBride Plc , a maker of own-brand household and personal care products, said it expected a challenging second half of the year, blaming uncertainty in size and timing of raw material inflation and changes to foreign exchange rates. "We will work closely with customers to mitigate these (impacts) but it is likely the second half will see some lag effect between higher input prices and margin recovery," Chief Executive Rik De Vos said in a statement. UK companies have been facing rising raw material costs since Britain voted to leave the European Union last year, as the pound fell about 10 percent versus the Euro in the last eight months.
Legacies – or gifts left in wills – are of immense value to UK charities, worth more than £2.5bn in 2015 alone. The whole sector has a role to play in improving public confidence, but charity professionals working with legacies are responsible for the sensitive and professional administration of donors’ final gifts – a delicate role that is absolutely dependent on integrity. Legacy professionals come into contact with a donor’s family and friends at a very difficult time, so we must always treat them with compassion.
It is now more than eight months since my wife Jo was murdered on the streets of her constituency of Batley and Spen. Although I’m told that time will heal, those months have not dulled the pain or lessened the chasm at the heart of our family.