Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Malaysia Airlines flight turns back after bomb scare passenger tries to enter cockpit

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn back after a passenger claimed he was carrying a bomb and tried to enter the cockpit.

Barclays to surrender control of Africa unit with £1.6bn sale

Barclays is plotting the sale of a $2bn (£1.6bn) stake in its African division in a move that will form part of its chief executive's efforts to refocus the British lender on higher-growth areas.

Aldi and Lidl sales surge as food inflation accelerates

Discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are growing sales at the fastest pace for more than two years as inflation pushes up the average price of food shopping by £119 a year.

Rogue breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson jailed for 15 years

Breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson has been branded a "monster" by his patients as he was jailed for 15 years.

President Trump hits out at comedian over 'sick' beheading photo

Kathy Griffin faces a fierce backlash over the image as the President says she "should be ashamed of herself".

Trade deal will not meet deadline for UK leaving EU, say businesses

Some of the leading figures in British business have told Sky News it is "impossible" to imagine a trade deal being done within the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union.

Hunt for 'dangerous' prisoner who escaped hospital armed with razor blade

A "dangerous" prisoner believed to be armed with a razor blade has escaped from a hospital.

Rogue breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson faces jail

Rogue breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson faces prison when he is sentenced later for wounding patients by carrying out unnecessary operations.

Man held after bodies of woman and two children found in Toxteth

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of a woman and two children were discovered in a flat in Liverpool.

Food inflation 'hits three-year high' on weak pound

Food prices climbed at their fastest rate for more than three years in May as the weak pound pushed up import prices, new research shows.

Manchester United most valuable club in Europe, says KPMG

Manchester United is the most valuable football club in Europe, being worth about 3bn euros (£2.6bn), according to business services group KPMG.

Android creator Andy Rubin launches Essential Phone

Andy Rubin, one the creators of Google's Android software, has launched his own high-end smartphone.

Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google

Uber has fired the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit.

UK exports record amount of food and drink

Surging sales of salmon helped the UK to export a record amount of food and drink in the first quarter of 2017, the Food and Drink Federation has said.

Outrage as Emirates tells cabin crew to remove Taiwan flag pins

Emirates is under fire after apparently instructing Taiwanese cabin crew to remove badges showing the island's flag from their uniforms.

Yemen facing 'total collapse' as fighting continues, UN warns

The United Nation's top humanitarian co-ordinator has said Yemen is facing "total social, economic and institutional collapse."

At least 80 killed in Kabul explosion near foreign embassies

At least 80 people have been killed in a huge blast in the highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul, Afghan officials have said.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time

Shares in online retail giant Amazon have risen above the $1,000 mark for the first time.

US test-fires interceptor at intercontinental ballistic missile

The US military has carried out the first test of a missile defence system against an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Teenager held over suspected Berlin suicide attack plot

A teenager has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a suicide attack in Berlin.

French Open bans Maxime Hamou for trying to kiss reporter live on air

A tennis player has been banned from the French Open after attempting to kiss a TV presenter against her will during a live broadcast.

Golf star Tiger Woods 'asleep at wheel' of Mercedes before arrest

Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel before his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a police report.

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager agrees two-year contract

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has agreed a new two-year contract, extending his 21-year reign at the club.

BA to take 'some days' to clear baggage backlog

British Airways says it is "working round the clock" to reunite passengers with their bags but it will take "some days" to clear the backlog.

Moscow threat as Moldova expels five Russian diplomats

Russia has condemned Moldova's decision to expel five of its diplomats, calling it a move against the country's pro-Russian president.

Jury discharged in Rolf Harris case after failing to reach verdicts

The jury in Rolf Harris's trial has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on four sex assault charges.

Capita to sell recruitment arm to Endless


The troubled outsourcing group Capita is in advanced talks about the sale of its recruitment division as it seeks to reshape itself under a new leadership team.

Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region

Sixteen people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit Moscow and the region around the Russian capital on Monday, officials say.

Ryanair says ticket price cuts will continue as it reports profit spike

Ryanair has said it expects to continue cutting fares this year, despite "difficult" trading and a slump in the pound since the Brexit vote.

Chinese health firm Renhe weighs bid to gatecrash Body Shop sale

A Chinese healthcare company is weighing an audacious bid to gatecrash the £600m sale of the Body Shop, the British consumer products retailer.

British Airways' IT meltdown wipes £500m off value of owner IAG

The IT meltdown that wrecked thousands of holidays has wiped £500m off the value of the International Airlines Group, which owns British Airways.

Suicide bomber kills 16 in Baghdad ice cream parlour

A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people at an ice cream parlour in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Election 2017: SNP manifesto calls for referendum 'at end of Brexit process'

Opposition to an independence referendum will be "democratically unsustainable" if the SNP wins a majority of Scottish seats, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

French Open 2017: Johanna Konta suffers shock defeat at Roland Garros

British number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock defeat by world number 109 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open.

Manager Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund

Manager Thomas Tuchel has left Borussia Dortmund after two years in charge, the Bundesliga club has said.

Boris Johnson and Labour election chief Andrew Gwynne in fiery spat

The Foreign Secretary and Labour's election chief have gone head to head in an angry impromptu debate.

Manchester attack: Victoria railway station reopens

Manchester Victoria railway station has reopened more than a week after the suicide attack at the city's arena.

Tiger Woods: Medicine not alcohol led to DUI arrest

Tiger Woods has denied that alcohol led to his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies aged 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died at the age of 83, according to the country's current president.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Manchester terror attack police issue appeal over Salman Abedi suitcase

Police have released an image of Manchester bomb suspect Salman Abedi carrying a blue suitcase as they try to trace his movements.

Golf star Tiger Woods held on drink-driving charge

Palm Beach County Sheriff's office said Woods was taken into custody at around 7am local time on Monday.

Hamerton Zoo keeper dies in 'freak tiger accident'

A female zoo-keeper has died a "freak accident" after a tiger entered an enclosure at a wildlife park.

RBS investors ready to settle share sale legal dispute

A group of small shareholders has reached a settlement with RBS over claims that they were misled about the bank's health before it asked investors for £12bn in 2008.

Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

Bank of Scotland has unveiled the design of its new £10 polymer note, which is due to enter circulation in the autumn.

Four fans killed in stampede at game in Honduras

At least four people are believed to have died and many others been injured in a stampede at a game in Honduras.

MI5 inquiry into Manchester bomber intelligence is 'right first step'

An internal MI5 investigation looking into possible intelligence failings over the Manchester bomber is the "right first step", the Home Secretary has told Sky News.

North Korea fires 'Scud missile' into Sea of Japan

North Korea has fired what appears to be a short-range Scud missile off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.

Great white shark jumps into Australian fisherman's motor boat

A 73-year-old fisherman had a lucky escape when a great white shark jumped into his boat, "doing a mad dance" and "thrashing everywhere."

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Man arrested in Old Trafford on suspicion of terror offences

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Old Trafford on suspicion of terror offences, Greater Manchester Police has said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe 'must take fate into its own hands'

German leader Angela Merkel says the US and Britain are no longer reliable partners and "we have to fight for our own destiny".