Wednesday, 31 August 2016

May Promises Brexit Success At Chequers Away Day



Theresa May has ruled out a second referendum on Britain's withdrawal from the EU, and insisted that the country will make a success of Brexit.

Cocaine with street value of 50 million euros discovered at Coca-Cola plant



Cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million euros (£42m) has been discovered at a Coca-Cola plant in France.

Nigerian economy slips into recession



Nigeria has slipped into recession, with the latest growth figures showing the economy contracted 2.06% between April and June.

Donald Trump is to visit Mexican president



US Republican candidate Donald Trump is to visit Mexico on Wednesday, hours before he details measures against illegal immigration in a speech.

Sixteen people injured after turbulence prompted transatlantic flight make an emergency landing in Shannon Airport



Sixteen people have been injured after turbulence prompted a transatlantic flight to make an emergency landing in the Republic of Ireland.

Russia questions UN Security Council that concluded Syria chlorine attacks probe



Russia has said it does not accept the findings of a UN-led investigation that concluded Syria's government had used chemical weapons against civilians.

Republic of Ireland's cabinet considers appealing Apple tax ruling



The Republic of Ireland's Cabinet is meeting to discuss the European Commission's decision that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn (£11bn) to Apple.

Frankfurt Airport Security Scare Causes Travel Disruption



security scare at one of Europe's busiest airports is causing travel disruption across the continent.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Chief spokesman for Islamic State 'killed in Aleppo'



The chief spokesman for so-called Islamic State (IS) has been killed in Syria, IS-affiliated media say.

UK and France pledge 'close co-operation' to resolve Calais migrants issue



The UK and France have pledged to work together and "step up" moves to improve the migrant situation in Calais.

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid



French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has resigned from the government ahead of an expected centrist bid for the presidency in next year's election.

Cadbury's owner Mondelez scraps takeover bid



Snacks giant Mondelez International is abandoning its takeover bid for American confectioner Hershey after its $23bn (£18bn) offer was rejected.

About 6,500 of migrants rescued off Libya



About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date.

Notting Hill Carnival : Six stabbed more than 1,000 people treated and 440 are arrested



Officers had carried out more than 500 operations in the capital to stop criminal and antisocial groups from attending Europe’s biggest street party after last year’s event ended with more than 400 arrests.

Somalia truck bomb targets Mogadishu's SYL Hotel



A truck bomb has exploded outside a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, in a heavily secured area close to the gates of the presidential palace.

British man who was injured trying to save fellow backpacker in Australia has died



A British man who was injured trying to save a fellow backpacker as she was stabbed to death in Australia has died, Queensland Police has said.

Apple ordered to pay €13bn in back taxes to Ireland



US technology giant Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland after a European probe.

A car driven by suicide bomber exploded after ramming gates of Chinese embassy in Kyrgyz capital, officials say



A car driven by a suicide bomber has exploded after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.

Twins born conjoined and given just 20% chance of survival are preparing to start school



Twins who were born conjoined and given just a 20% chance of survival are preparing to start school.

Monday, 29 August 2016

US actor Gene Wilder who starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory died at age 83



US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

Apple facing record bill for Irish tax


Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland by European Union competition officials.

Banker Oliver Dearlove died from injuries suffered during an assault in Blackheath



Police have begun a murder investigation after a 30-year-old man was assaulted and later died in southeast London.

Lightning Strike Kills More Than 300 Reindeer



A lightning strike has killed more than 300 wild reindeer in Norway, in what officials described as an unusually large natural disaster.

Turkey pressed further into northern Syria, despite strong criticism from US



Turkish troops and Turkey-backed militia have pressed further into northern Syria, despite strong criticism from the US.

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced she is splitting from her husband after new sexting scandal



Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has announced she is splitting from her husband, former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, following yet another sexting revelation.

Family Of Five Found Dead In Ireland



Police say the deaths of a family of five in County Cavan in Ireland may have been caused by a murder-suicide.

Dilma Rousseff testifies at impeachment trial



The impeachment trial of Brazil's Dilma Rousseff has reached a dramatic point with the suspended president defending herself in the Senate.

Five people arrested over fire at crime laboratories in Brussels


Five people have been arrested over a fire at crime laboratories in Brussels that officials believe may have been started to destroy forensic evidence.

'No Fuss' Hen Party Ends In Rescue By Lifeboat Crew



Amy Sanderson and her three friends were celebrating her upcoming wedding on a hire boat when it went "aground on an ebbing tide".

IS Suicide Car Bomber Kills 'At Least 60' In Yemen



Dozens of people have been killed in a suicide attack on an army training camp in Yemen's second city of Aden.

Over 1,000 Asthma Patients 'Dying Needlessly' Every Year



A charity has called for an overhaul of the way asthma is treated after it was revealed the condition costs the UK at least £1.1bn a year. 

Ukraine moves Roma families amid village's rage at murder



Ukrainian officials have decided to move dozens of Roma (Gypsies) out of a village after their ethnic Ukrainian neighbours attacked their homes.

Beyonce dominates MTV Video Music Awards last night in New York



Beyonce was the big winner at last night's MTV VMAs in New York.

Police caught China's "Jack The Ripper," who killed 11 women and girls



Newspapers in China say a 52-year-old shopkeeper has confessed to the murder and mutilation of 11 women and girls.

Mediterranean-style diet better at treating heart disease than cholesterol-lowering drugs, study claimed



A diet rich in vegetables, nuts, fish and oils is better at treating heart disease than cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study says.

Four people stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival, one man fighting for his life in hospital


Emergency services were called to Wornington Road in Kensington and Chelsea at 4.25pm on Sunday, the day the festival is dedicated to children and families.

Los Angeles airport evacuation sparked by 'loud noises'



Unconfirmed reports of gunshots, later described by police as just "loud noises", have sparked evacuations at Los Angeles airport.

Legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel has died aged 66



Legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel has died aged 66 of a heart attack in California, days after performing to 17,000 fans at the Los Angeles Forum.

Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson abducted in Afghanistan has been released



An Australian aid worker who was abducted in Afghanistan earlier this year has been released.

Colombia FARC Rebel leader Rodrigo Londono Formally Announces Ceasefire



"I order all our commanders... and each one of our combatants to definitively cease fire and hostilities," says Farc commander.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

M20 Reopens After Bridge Collapse


 
The M20 motorway was closed after a footbridge crashed onto the carriageway, sparking hours of traffic chaos.

Swimmer Nick Thomas Dies Trying To Cross English Channel


A British man has died while trying to swim across the English Channel.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov in hospital government says



Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, the government says, amid rumours that he is seriously ill.

Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor defends middle finger gesture



Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the middle finger to a group of right-wing protesters earlier this month.

'Failed Church Bomber' Caught By Congregation



A man who stabbed a priest and attempted to cause an explosion in an Indonesian church is in custody after being chased down by the congregation.

Ryan Coles 'Bludgeons' Parents To Death In New Jersey Home



A son has been arrested after his parents were beaten to death in their New Jersey home.

Venezuela's main opposition leaders Daniel Ceballos sent back to jail.



Ceballos had been released from prison last year and placed under house arrest for health reasons.

Philippines: Eight Islamic militants linked to IS Maute group inmates freed in 'raid'



Eight Islamic militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) have been freed from jail in the Philippines in an apparently "staged raid".

25 people killed in latest round of Turkish air strikes in Syria


At least 25 people have been killed in the latest round of Turkish air strikes in Syria, near the city of Jarablus.

Colombia peace deal: Farc to announce ceasefire on Sunday taking effect at midnight



The main rebel group in Colombia, the Farc, is to announce a definitive ceasefire on Sunday taking effect at midnight (05:00 GMT Monday), at the same time as a government ceasefire.