Sunday, 19 August 2018

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus extradites suspect Seif al-Din Mustafa

An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus has been deported to his home country after a two-year extradition battle.

Standard Chartered bank executive warning over Brexit staff moves

A Standard Chartered bank executive says tough demands by EU regulators could mean more jobs being moved from the UK overseas than currently thought.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake, officials say

A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, officials say.

Former MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Jim Sheridan suspended by the Labour Party

The former MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North Jim Sheridan has been suspended by the Labour Party.

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, dies at 80

Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general, has died.

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Fighter jets to land on new aircraft carrier

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is to set sail to the US where fighter jets will land on its flight deck for the first time.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Electric carmaker's founder Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private

Elon Musk has attempted to explain his controversial tweet about taking Tesla private, saying he was "not on weed" at the time.

Google staff protest over China search engine plans

Google's plans to re-enter China with a search engine are at an "exploratory" stage, Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai has said, as he tried to soothe anger among employees.

Firm controlling Genoa bridge 'must pay to rebuild it' at firm's own expense , says Italian government

The Italian government has demanded that the company in control of the collapsed Genoa bridge rebuild it at the firm's own expense.

Former cricket star Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

Former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the country's National Assembly.

Yazidi teenager sold into slavery - 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street.

324 dead and thousands homeless as worst flooding in 100 years hits Kerala in India

Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands left homeless after the worst floods in a century hit Kerala in India.

Department store chain House of Fraser collapse leaves major brands millions out of pocket

Big brands such as Mulberry, Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Prada face losses from the collapse of House of Fraser.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

US retail giant Walmart shares up 10% on news of online sales lift

Online sales at the US retail giant Walmart soared 40% in the last three months helping boost overall sales to $128bn (£101bn).

B&Q owner Kingfisher saw 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales during warm weather

B&Q owner Kingfisher saw a 1.6% rise in like-for-like sales during the second quarter, helped by recent warm weather.

Celebrities warned over social media ads

An investigation has begun into whether celebrities are making it clear when they are paid to endorse a product on social media.

Smartphone brand Motorola phone 'brazen copy' of iPhone X


Smartphone brand Motorola has been criticised for revealing a "shameless" copy of the iPhone X as its new model.

A-level results 2018: Teenagers achieve rise in top grades

A-level students have been awarded the highest proportion of As and A*s since 2012, amid changes toughening the exams in England.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died aged 76 after suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Pound falls below $1.27 against the US dollar

The pound fell below $1.27 against the US dollar for the first time since June last year.

Chief executive pay jumps 11% to almost £4m last year, a new report found

Chief executive pay rose by 11% last year to almost £4m - much higher than rises for workers, a new report found.

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

Rail passengers will see the price of regulated rail fares in much of the UK rise by as much as 3.2% in January.

New Zealand's parliament bans sales of homes to foreigners

New Zealand's parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country - a move aimed at making properties more affordable.

Romanian 'crime boss' Florin Ghinea arrested in the UK

The suspected leader of a Romanian crime network, who became one of the most wanted men in Europe, has been arrested in the UK.

Worst floods in a century kill 67 in India's Kerala state

Sixty-seven people have been killed over the past week in the worst floods to hit India's Kerala state in nearly a century.