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    Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged attack to promote his career, say police


    Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent has...

    Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s police superintendent has said.

    World’s biggest bee rediscovered in Indonesia


    The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered, more than 160 years after it was first seen on a tropical Indonesian...

    The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered, more than 160 years after it was first seen on a tropical Indonesian island.

    Swedish teenager leads Belgian students on seventh climate march


    Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has led a march of thousands of Belgian students who skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate...

    Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has led a march of thousands of Belgian students who skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate change.

    Snow in Sin City as Las Vegas gets a dusting


    Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in...

    Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937.

    Celtic fans as young as 15 ‘injured by police in Valencia’


    Celtic fans have been attacked with batons, riot shields and rubber bullets by police in Valencia, it has been...

    Celtic fans have been attacked with batons, riot shields and rubber bullets by police in Valencia, it has been claimed.

    Pope offers 21 proposals to fight abuse at start of summit


    Pope Francis has opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just...

    Pope Francis has opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by offering senior Catholic leaders 21 proposals to punish predators and keep children safe, warning that the faithful are demanding concrete action and not just words.

    Serco could gain from Brexit if Government ‘needs help quickly’


    Serco said it could benefit from Brexit in the short term if the Government “needs help quickly”, as the company lifted its revenue guidance for the year after a string of new contract...

    Serco said it could benefit from Brexit in the short term if the Government “needs help quickly”, as the company lifted its revenue guidance for the year after a string of new contract wins.

    Polar bears play with ice cubes as rangers replicate Arctic conditions


    Four polar bears have been captured playing gleefully with piles of ice cubes as milder temperatures arrive at their South Yorkshire...

    Four polar bears have been captured playing gleefully with piles of ice cubes as milder temperatures arrive at their South Yorkshire home.

    Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid


    A Japanese spacecraft has begun its approach towards a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on...

    A Japanese spacecraft has begun its approach towards a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

    Standard Chartered sets aside £688m for UK and US fines


    Standard Chartered has put by 900 million US dollars (£688 million) for fines relating to investigations in the UK and the US stretching back more than a...

    Standard Chartered has put by 900 million US dollars (£688 million) for fines relating to investigations in the UK and the US stretching back more than a decade.

    Profits fall at train and bus firm Go Ahead


    Profits at Go Ahead Group tumbled in the first half of the year as the transport group was stung by the end of its London Midland rail franchise and a poor financial performance from Govia...

    Profits at Go Ahead Group tumbled in the first half of the year as the transport group was stung by the end of its London Midland rail franchise and a poor financial performance from Govia Thameslink.

    Uber Eats sparks acquisition rumours with new feature


    Uber Eats has sparked further speculation that it will acquire a rival after opening its app up to independent restaurants and cutting commission...

    Uber Eats has sparked further speculation that it will acquire a rival after opening its app up to independent restaurants and cutting commission rates.

    Purplebricks shares tumble on revenue warning


    Shares in Purplebricks tumbled by more than 30% after the online estate agency cut its annual revenue guidance and announced the departure of the bosses of its UK and US...

    Shares in Purplebricks tumbled by more than 30% after the online estate agency cut its annual revenue guidance and announced the departure of the bosses of its UK and US units.
    Pope Francis demands bishops act now on abuse as victims speak of pain

    Pope Francis demands bishops act now on abuse as victims speak of pain


    Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of...

    Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation.

    BAE Systems warns German arms ban may affect ability to support Saudi Arabia


    Shares fell in BAE Systems after the defence giant warned that Germany’s ban on selling arms to Saudi Arabia may affect its ability to provide combat aircraft support services to the...

    Shares fell in BAE Systems after the defence giant warned that Germany’s ban on selling arms to Saudi Arabia may affect its ability to provide combat aircraft support services to the kingdom.

    Jack Whitehall’s best jokes at the Brit Awards


    Brits host Jack Whitehall’s quips were one of the stars of the show, as he poked fun at everyone from Naomi Campbell to Sir Philip...

    Brits host Jack Whitehall’s quips were one of the stars of the show, as he poked fun at everyone from Naomi Campbell to Sir Philip Green.

    Empire actor Jussie Smollett sent racist letter to himself, say police


    Empire actor Jussie Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career”, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson has...

    Empire actor Jussie Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career”, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson has said.
    Huge fire in Bangladesh capital kills at least 70 people

    Huge fire in Bangladesh capital kills at least 70 people


    A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials...

    A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials said.
    Billionaire Branson hopes aid concert opens Venezuela's borders

    Billionaire Branson hopes aid concert opens Venezuela's borders


    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Wednesday said he hopes a concert in Colombia aimed at raising money for crisis-wracked Venezuela will encourage the country's soldiers to defy orders from President Nicolas Maduro and let humanitarian aid...

    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Wednesday said he hopes a concert in Colombia aimed at raising money for crisis-wracked Venezuela will encourage the country's soldiers to defy orders from President Nicolas Maduro and let humanitarian aid cross the border.

    US House Democrats move to block Trump's emergency declaration on border


    Democrats in the US House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin...

    Democrats in the US House of Representatives plan to introduce a resolution on Friday to end President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration on border security, according to aides to Representative Joaquin Castro.

    US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State is not citizen


    An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria will not be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the US has...

    An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria will not be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the US has said.

    Dozens killed in huge fire in Bangladesh capital


    A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital, killing 67 people, officials...

    A devastating fire has raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s capital, killing 67 people, officials said.
    Parents told 'two is enough' as population nears 100 million

    Parents told 'two is enough' as population nears 100 million


    A drive to encourage Egyptians to have smaller families has been launched as the country's population heads towards 100...

    A drive to encourage Egyptians to have smaller families has been launched as the country's population heads towards 100 million.
    Isil's last stronghold on brink of collapse

    Isil's last stronghold on brink of collapse


    Isil appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed forces estimate several hundred jihadists are still holed...

    Isil appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed forces estimate several hundred jihadists are still holed up.
    Opposition in change of tactics as Maduro still clings to power

    Opposition in change of tactics as Maduro still clings to power


    Venezuela's opposition is trying to convince ruling Socialist Party officials to join a transition government, shifting focus as it seeks to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who has clung to power in the face of growing international pressure and US...

    Venezuela's opposition is trying to convince ruling Socialist Party officials to join a transition government, shifting focus as it seeks to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who has clung to power in the face of growing international pressure and US sanctions.
    I'll aim new missiles at US cities, warns Putin

    I'll aim new missiles at US cities, warns Putin


    Vladimir Putin has said Russia will train its new nuclear weapons on America if the US deploys missiles to Europe following the demise of a major arms control...

    Vladimir Putin has said Russia will train its new nuclear weapons on America if the US deploys missiles to Europe following the demise of a major arms control treaty.

    Cardiff's deal for player killed in plane crash not valid, says lawyer


    Emiliano Sala signed a potentially invalid contract with Cardiff City in the days before he died when his light aircraft crashed, it has...

    Emiliano Sala signed a potentially invalid contract with Cardiff City in the days before he died when his light aircraft crashed, it has emerged.

    Woman dies after eating mushrooms at top restaurant


    A Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain has closed while authorities investigate the death of a woman who ate a dish of mushrooms that can be poisonous if not carefully...

    A Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain has closed while authorities investigate the death of a woman who ate a dish of mushrooms that can be poisonous if not carefully cooked.
    MPs quit Conservative Party claiming anti-EU factions are 'dragging Britain to an abyss'

    MPs quit Conservative Party claiming anti-EU factions are 'dragging Britain to an abyss'


    Three pro-European MPs quit the ruling Conservative Party to join a new centrist group of independents who oppose the government's determination to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a divorce...

    Three pro-European MPs quit the ruling Conservative Party to join a new centrist group of independents who oppose the government's determination to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal.
    How a zebra's stripes can leave bloodsucking flies seeing stars

    How a zebra's stripes can leave bloodsucking flies seeing stars


    Rudyard Kipling supposed the zebra acquired its stripes so it could blend into the forest shadows, hidden away from the leopard and...

    Rudyard Kipling supposed the zebra acquired its stripes so it could blend into the forest shadows, hidden away from the leopard and man.
    Church abuse 'was hidden by gay clergy terrified of being outed'

    Church abuse 'was hidden by gay clergy terrified of being outed'


    Decades of cover-ups of sex abuse in the Catholic Church are intrinsically linked to the fact that so many cardinals, bishops and priests are gay, the author of a new book said...

    Decades of cover-ups of sex abuse in the Catholic Church are intrinsically linked to the fact that so many cardinals, bishops and priests are gay, the author of a new book said yesterday.
    Student in Trump hat suing 'Post' for $250m

    Student in Trump hat suing 'Post' for $250m


    A student involved in a viral confrontation with a Native American man is suing the 'Washington Post' for $250m (€220m) over its coverage of the...

    A student involved in a viral confrontation with a Native American man is suing the 'Washington Post' for $250m (€220m) over its coverage of the incident.

    Beyonce and Jay-Z sneak Meghan Markle into Brit Awards


    The Brits are known for surprising celebrity cameos and this year viewers were treated to a glimpse of none other than Meghan...

    The Brits are known for surprising celebrity cameos and this year viewers were treated to a glimpse of none other than Meghan Markle.

    Alabama woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to US, says Pompeo


    An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not an American citizen and will not be allowed to return to the US, Mike Pompeo has...

    An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not an American citizen and will not be allowed to return to the US, Mike Pompeo has said.

    FTSE 100 higher on Lloyds boost and trade optimism


    The FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday as a strong set of results from Lloyds helped the index shake off a bleak day for Sainsbury’s...

    The FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday as a strong set of results from Lloyds helped the index shake off a bleak day for Sainsbury’s shares.

    Huge billboard in Brussels to remind Theresa May she supported Remain


    Theresa May will be met with a 132-square-metre reminder she supported Remain on her visit to Brussels on Wednesday evening after a British activist group paid for a huge advertisement in the city...

    Theresa May will be met with a 132-square-metre reminder she supported Remain on her visit to Brussels on Wednesday evening after a British activist group paid for a huge advertisement in the city centre.

    Gwyneth Paltrow denies causing ski crash


    Gwyneth Paltrow has denied that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a ski...

    Gwyneth Paltrow has denied that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a ski resort.

    Revolut calls for special tech visas to preserve London’s fintech credentials


    Revolut is lobbying the Government to create fast-track visas for EU technology professionals in a bid to preserve London’s status as the global centre of fintech after...

    Revolut is lobbying the Government to create fast-track visas for EU technology professionals in a bid to preserve London’s status as the global centre of fintech after Brexit.

    ScottishPower profits light up after customer losses stemmed


    Energy giant ScottishPower has nearly trebled annual profits in its supply arm after stemming the loss of customers to smaller...

    Energy giant ScottishPower has nearly trebled annual profits in its supply arm after stemming the loss of customers to smaller rivals.

    Faroes to shut to tourists for weekend – but 100 can stay free to aid clean-up


    The Faroe Islands, an 18-island archipelago midway between Iceland and Scotland, is closing to tourists for a weekend in April – unless they want to help locals keep the rocky isles clean and...

    The Faroe Islands, an 18-island archipelago midway between Iceland and Scotland, is closing to tourists for a weekend in April – unless they want to help locals keep the rocky isles clean and unspoiled.

    Swiss bank UBS fined £3.2bn by French court


    A court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay more than 3.7 billion euros (£3.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one of France’s biggest-ever tax evasion...

    A court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay more than 3.7 billion euros (£3.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one of France’s biggest-ever tax evasion trials.
    More woe for Theresa May as three UK Conservatives quit party in protest at 'disastrous Brexit'

    More woe for Theresa May as three UK Conservatives quit party in protest at 'disastrous Brexit'


    THREE Conservative MPs have quit the party over the British government's "disastrous handling of Brexit", in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around plans to leave the European...

    THREE Conservative MPs have quit the party over the British government's "disastrous handling of Brexit", in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around plans to leave the European Union.

    Dublin Airport and Lidl team up to save African grey parrot


    Dublin Airport and supermarket Lidl have made unlikely partners in the rescue of an adult African grey parrot which was found wandering around on the transport hub’s busiest...

    Dublin Airport and supermarket Lidl have made unlikely partners in the rescue of an adult African grey parrot which was found wandering around on the transport hub’s busiest runway.

    Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders’ hairdos for free


    A barbershop in Hanoi is offering customers free Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hairstyles ahead of the pair’s summit in the Vietnamese capital next...

    A barbershop in Hanoi is offering customers free Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hairstyles ahead of the pair’s summit in the Vietnamese capital next week.

    McBride shares slump after profit alert


    Shares in household cleaning products maker McBride tumbled by nearly a third after it warned rising costs will hurt annual...

    Shares in household cleaning products maker McBride tumbled by nearly a third after it warned rising costs will hurt annual profits.

    New lawyer for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn questions handling of case


    The newly appointed lawyer for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has said he believes the case against his client does “not meet international standards” and could scare international businesses away from...

    The newly appointed lawyer for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has said he believes the case against his client does “not meet international standards” and could scare international businesses away from Japan.

    Man dies after avalanche at Alps ski resort


    A Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort, Swiss police...

    A Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes has died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Alps ski resort, Swiss police said.

    Intu Properties swings to loss in ‘challenging’ year


    Shopping centre owner Intu has swung to an annual loss after suffering a collapse in the value of its properties in what it described as a “challenging”...

    Shopping centre owner Intu has swung to an annual loss after suffering a collapse in the value of its properties in what it described as a “challenging” year.

    Laura Ashley profits wiped out as furniture sales plummet


    Sales at Laura Ashley have dropped as the fashion and home brand grapples with tough high street conditions and plans an overhaul of its...

    Sales at Laura Ashley have dropped as the fashion and home brand grapples with tough high street conditions and plans an overhaul of its strategy.

    Grand Canyon officials launch probe into possible radiation exposure


    Officials at the Grand Canyon are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a research...

    Officials at the Grand Canyon are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a research building.

    In Pictures: Super snow moon delights stargazers


    The moon looked bigger and brighter on Tuesday night as the second supermoon of 2019 took...

    The moon looked bigger and brighter on Tuesday night as the second supermoon of 2019 took place.
    Venezuela shuts maritime border in bid 'to prevent humanitarian aid from getting in'

    Venezuela shuts maritime border in bid 'to prevent humanitarian aid from getting in'


    Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas...

    Venezuela on Tuesday shut the maritime border with nearby Dutch Caribbean islands ahead of an opposition effort to bring in humanitarian aid from foreign territories including neighboring Curacao despite the protests of President Nicolas Maduro.

    Donald Trump 'in no rush' to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons


    President Donald Trump said that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons programme, but adds he is not in any rush because US relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's...

    President Donald Trump said that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons programme, but adds he is not in any rush because US relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week's summit.

    Australians can now add emojis to their number plates


    Drivers will be able to add a smile to their Skoda or hearts to their Honda with personalised number plates featuring emojis being launched in...

    Drivers will be able to add a smile to their Skoda or hearts to their Honda with personalised number plates featuring emojis being launched in Australia.
    Suspect in murder of Irishwoman 'obsessed with kidnap and rape', court hears

    Suspect in murder of Irishwoman 'obsessed with kidnap and rape', court hears


    The man suspected of murdering Irishwoman Ciara Glennon 20 years ago in Australia is socially awkward with an "obsessive sexual interest" in abduction, a court has...

    The man suspected of murdering Irishwoman Ciara Glennon 20 years ago in Australia is socially awkward with an "obsessive sexual interest" in abduction, a court has heard.
    Sanders launches 2020 White House bid with attack on 'racist' Trump

    Sanders launches 2020 White House bid with attack on 'racist' Trump


    Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who was a runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, yesterday announced a second White House...

    Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who was a runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, yesterday announced a second White House bid.
    Fashion world bids fond adieu to Chanel legend Karl Lagerfeld

    Fashion world bids fond adieu to Chanel legend Karl Lagerfeld


    The fashion world has paid heartfelt tributes to Karl Lagerfeld, who has died after more than three decades at the helm of...

    The fashion world has paid heartfelt tributes to Karl Lagerfeld, who has died after more than three decades at the helm of Chanel.
    'President is not well mentally,' says ethics chief

    'President is not well mentally,' says ethics chief


    A former White House ethics chief has insisted Donald Trump must be removed from office because the president is "not well at all...

    A former White House ethics chief has insisted Donald Trump must be removed from office because the president is "not well at all mentally".
    Jennifer Rubin: 'In UK, loveless Labour's lost - now could GOP emulate split?'

    Jennifer Rubin: 'In UK, loveless Labour's lost - now could GOP emulate split?'


    One party has become more ideologically extreme, embracing bigotry and erratic, self-defeating positions on foreign policy. As a result, seven members leave the party, citing their moral objections to their party's descent into...

    One party has become more ideologically extreme, embracing bigotry and erratic, self-defeating positions on foreign policy. As a result, seven members leave the party, citing their moral objections to their party's descent into craziness.
    'You will lose everything' - US president warns Venezuela military

    'You will lose everything' - US president warns Venezuela military


    US president Donald Trump has warned Venezuela's military of repercussions if it continues to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's...

    US president Donald Trump has warned Venezuela's military of repercussions if it continues to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government.
    'Ivory Queen' tusk smuggler faces 15 years in African jail

    'Ivory Queen' tusk smuggler faces 15 years in African jail


    A court in Tanzania yesterday convicted a notorious Chinese trafficker known as the 'Ivory Queen', dealing a significant blow to the Asian crime networks behind much of the slaughter of Africa's...

    A court in Tanzania yesterday convicted a notorious Chinese trafficker known as the 'Ivory Queen', dealing a significant blow to the Asian crime networks behind much of the slaughter of Africa's elephants.
    Civilians still trapped inside final Isil enclave

    Civilians still trapped inside final Isil enclave


    Around 200 families are trapped in a tiny pocket of land in Syria still controlled by Isil and are being bombed by US-led coalition forces, the UN has...

    Around 200 families are trapped in a tiny pocket of land in Syria still controlled by Isil and are being bombed by US-led coalition forces, the UN has said.

    Grand Canyon looking into possible radiation exposure


    Officials at the Grand Canyon are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a research...

    Officials at the Grand Canyon are investigating whether anyone was exposed to radiation at unsafe levels while samples of uranium ore sat in plastic buckets in a research building.

    President Trump ‘in no rush’ to see North Korea give up nuclear weapons


    President Donald Trump said that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons programme, but adds he is not in any rush because US relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week’s...

    President Donald Trump said that he wants to see North Korea eventually give up its nuclear weapons programme, but adds he is not in any rush because US relations with Pyongyang are good going into next week’s summit.

    Thousands rally in France to oppose recent anti-Semitic acts


    Rallies against anti-Semitism have attracted crowds of thousands in Paris and other French cities following a series of aggressive acts targeting Jewish...

    Rallies against anti-Semitism have attracted crowds of thousands in Paris and other French cities following a series of aggressive acts targeting Jewish sites.

    What Karl Lagerfeld did when a 7-year-old girl told him she wanted to wear a box


    Karl Lagerfeld leaves behind a complicated legacy, but to one woman he will always be the world famous fashion designer she told she wanted to dress as a box when she was...

    Karl Lagerfeld leaves behind a complicated legacy, but to one woman he will always be the world famous fashion designer she told she wanted to dress as a box when she was seven.

    French police kill suspect after knife attack in Marseille


    Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major...

    Officials in the French city of Marseille say a knife-wielding man has been shot dead after he allegedly attacked several people on a major street.
    Man stranded in Prague after friend flies home on his passport

    Man stranded in Prague after friend flies home on his passport


    A man has flown from Prague to the UK on the wrong passport after accidentally taking his friend’s and leaving him stranded in the Czech...

    A man has flown from Prague to the UK on the wrong passport after accidentally taking his friend’s and leaving him stranded in the Czech capital.

    FTSE 100 closes in the red as HSBC weighs


    London’s top flight ended in negative territory on Tuesday as disappointing results from HSBC helped drag the index into the...

    London’s top flight ended in negative territory on Tuesday as disappointing results from HSBC helped drag the index into the red.
    Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

    Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts


    Roger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered on Tuesday to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that chastised and appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal...

    Roger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered on Tuesday to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that chastised and appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial.

    Beijing’s Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival


    Beijing’s Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China’s Lantern...

    Beijing’s Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China’s Lantern Festival.

    Boots on heads next trend, London Fashion Week show suggests


    Wearing a number of boots on your head looks set to be next autumn’s hot new trend if London Fashion  Week is anything to go...

    Wearing a number of boots on your head looks set to be next autumn’s hot new trend if London Fashion  Week is anything to go by.

    Teacher honoured after cutting waist-long hair in support of bullied pupil


    A school teacher has been praised after cutting her waist-long locks in support of a five-year-old pupil who was being bullied for her own short...

    A school teacher has been praised after cutting her waist-long locks in support of a five-year-old pupil who was being bullied for her own short hair.

    Swiss rescue teams ‘save several people’ after avalanche


    Swiss mountain rescue teams have pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana and are searching for others, police...

    Swiss mountain rescue teams have pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana and are searching for others, police said.