Monday, 31 October 2016

Barclays customers charged twice in debit card payments glitch

Barclays customers face being charged twice as the bank tries to fix a glitch affecting debit card payments.

Iraqi forces 'two villages away from capturing Mosul'

Iraqi forces are targeting two more villages which if successful will bring them just metres from Mosul, a senior officer said.

3D crime scene replica tool 'as significant as DNA'

A pioneering police force is laser scanning crime scenes to build a hyper-realistic virtual world they can continue to investigate long after the real location has been cleaned.

A34 crash lorry driver jailed for killing family while on phone

A lorry driver has been jailed for 10 years for killing a mother and three children while looking at his mobile phone.

Theresa May backs Mark Carney staying as Bank of England governor

Downing Street has expressed strong backing for Bank of England governor Mark Carney, saying Theresa May regards him as "absolutely" the right man for the job.

Former Farage aide Raheem Kassam pulls out of UKIP leadership race

Raheem Kassam, a former aide to Nigel Farage, has dropped out of the race to become the next leader of UKIP.

Ronnie Coulter jailed for 19 years over 'perfect murder' of waiter in 1998

A man who claimed he had committed the "perfect murder" has been jailed for more than 19 years.

Dutch politician Geert Wilders faces hate speech trial

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is due to go on trial accused of racial discrimination and inciting hatred.

Turkey detains opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper editor

Turkish police have detained the editor of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.

Ethiopia 'releases 2,000 detainees'

Ethiopia's security forces have freed about 2,000 people detained under a state of emergency on suspicion of being involved in the recent violence which swept through parts of the country, the state-linked Fana Broadcasting Corporate has reported

The group had been released after "receiving education and counselling service," it quoted Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa as saying.

The minister did not say how many people are still in detention.

On 20 October, the BBC reported that more than 2,600 people had been arrested under the state of emergency, which was imposed on 9 October after a wave of anti-government protests.

Opposition groups have been demanding greater political freedom in a country ruled by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front since 1991.

More than 1,500 weapons had also been recovered by the security forces, FBC reported.

BBC News.

Italy earthquake leaves thousands homeless

Thousands of people have been left temporarily homeless after Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years.

FBI gets warrant to read Hillary Clinton probe emails

The FBI has obtained a warrant to start reviewing emails found on a laptop used by top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner, according to reports from US media.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Mariano Rajoy reappointed as Spain's PM after 10-month deadlock

Mariano Rajoy has won enough votes in parliament to form a minority government as Spain's prime minister.

Saudis 'foiled plot to bomb football World Cup qualifier'

Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted a plan to bomb an international football match in the western city of Jeddah.

Astronauts return after 115-day mission on International Space Station

Three astronauts from the US, Japan and Russia have returned to Earth after a 115-day mission on board the International Space Station.

Asda card machine fault leads to queues at checkouts

Asda has apologised after a problem with its card payments system left its customers facing long waits to pay.

Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Vienna to win the Erste Bank Open

Andy Murray moved one step closer to becoming world number one by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6 (8-6) in the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

Government to overhaul 'cruel' disability benefits system

The Government is planning a major overhaul of disability benefits assessment - a system that has been described by critics as "cruel".

Eurostar at Paris Gare du Nord delayed by 'World War Two shell'

Two London-bound Eurostar trains were delayed after a passenger reportedly tried to take a World War Two shell on board.

Drone footage shows fire damage to 'oldest hotel'

Drone footage has revealed the extent of damage done to England's "oldest hotel" by a huge fire.

US consulate families ordered to leave Istanbul over terror fears

Family members of US consulate staff in Istanbul have been ordered to leave because of security concerns.

Ceta: EU and Canada sign long-delayed free trade deal

The European Union and Canada have signed a long-delayed landmark trade deal, following weeks of uncertainty due to opposition in Belgium.

Bangladesh claim first Test win over England on day three in Dhaka

Bangladesh claimed their first Test win over England as the tourists lost 10 wickets for just 64 runs after tea on day three of the second Test in Dhaka.

Australia asylum: Arrivals by boat face lifetime visa ban

Australia has unveiled tough new plans to bar any asylum seekers who try to reach the country by boat from ever being able to enter.

Clinton campaign condemns FBI email move

Mrs Clinton called the move "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling"

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign team has challenged the FBI over its decision to brief US lawmakers on a new inquiry into the Democratic candidate's email use.

New York opera halted after 'human ashes' sprinkled into pit

New York's Metropolitan Opera halted an afternoon performance after an audience member sprinkled what is suspected to be cremated ashes on to the orchestra.

Powerful 6.6 earthquake hits central and southern Italy

A powerful earthquake has hit central and southern Italy just days after tremors saw hundreds forced from their homes.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Italian bridge collapses on busy road in Lecco

One man has been killed and five other people have been injured in Italy after a bridge collapsed over a busy road.

Scandal-hit S Korean President Park Geun-hye urged to quit

Thousands of people have rallied in Seoul, demanding the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Nigeria 'rickshaw bombs' leave seven dead in Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers on motorised rickshaws have killed at least seven people in Maiduguri in the north-east of Nigeria, officials say.

Lewis Hamilton's F1 team member held at gunpoint

A member of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes Formula One team has been left "shaken up" after being robbed at gunpoint by two gunmen in Mexico City.

Lithuania issues updated Russian invasion advice booklets

Lithuania has updated its civil defence booklet telling citizens what to do in the event of a Russian invasion.

Hillary Clinton 'confident' over new FBI emails probe

Hillary Clinton has insisted she is "confident" new emails being investigated by the FBI will not change the result of previous probes.

Bob Dylan: Nobel Literature Prize left me speechless

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan says he accepts his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month.

David Cameron income tax law promise 'made up on the hoof'

David Cameron's promise of a law against increasing income tax until 2020 was devised "on the hoof", one of his advisers at the time has revealed.

Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal to be signed on Sunday

Canada and the European Union are to sign a long-delayed landmark trade deal at a summit in Brussels on Sunday.

American Airline plane on fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport

An American Airlines plane has caught fire on the runway of Chicago's O'Hare airport while taking off.

Biden rules out secretary of state job

Vice-President Joe Biden has said he is not interested in becoming secretary of state if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Labour calls for clarity from Government on Nissan Brexit 'deal'

Labour has called on the Government to reveal exactly what it told Nissan, amid claims the firm was given written guarantees it would be compensated if the EU imposed tariffs on its cars post-Brexit.

Tony Blair urges Remainers to 'mobilise' against Brexit

Staying in the European Union must remain an option as the "catastrophic" realities of cutting ties with Brussels take hold, Tony Blair has said.

Islamic State kills 232 and abducts 8,000 families near Mosul

Islamic State has slaughtered more than 200 people near Mosul and taken thousands hostage to use as human shields, officials say.

FBI opens new Hillary Clinton email investigation

The FBI has opened a new investigation into Hillary Clinton's personal emails following the discovery of additional messages.

Colombia ELN hostage release 'under way'

Colombia's second-biggest rebel group has begun the process of releasing a hostage, a key condition for the start of peace talks with the government, officials say.

Woman wins £58m after claiming Johnson's baby powder gave her cancer

A woman has been awarded more than $70m (£58m) after alleging that using Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer.

Bus driver 'set alight and killed by passenger' in Brisbane

A bus driver was burned to death when a passenger doused him with flammable liquid and set him alight, police have said.

Nato chief says alliance 'does not want new Cold War'

Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia and does not want another Cold War, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC.

Ex-Putin adviser's death in Washington hotel an 'accident'

US officials say the death of a former Vladimir Putin adviser, whose body was found in a Washington DC hotel with extensive injuries, was an "accident".

Philippines Duterte: God told me to stop swearing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he has promised God he will clean up his famously vulgar language.

Apple increased the prices of its laptop and desktop computers in UK

Apple has increased the prices of its laptop and desktop computers in the UK by hundreds of pounds.

Two children died in hospital after "suspicious" house fire, police have said

Two children have died in hospital after a "suspicious" house fire, police have said.