Sunday, 31 December 2017

Wishing You A Happy New Year


 

May you have a year that is filled with Peace, joy, happiness, hope, and prosperity.

Six people feared dead in seaplane crash in Australia's Hawkesbury River



Six people have died after a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia some 30 miles (50km) north of Sydney.

Britons will feel "renewed confidence and pride" in 2018, says prime minister Theresa May



Britons will feel "renewed confidence and pride" in 2018, Theresa May has said in her new year message.

Two protesters killed as Iran blocks access to social media used by activists




Iran has blocked access to Instagram and a popular messaging app used by activists to organise anti-government protests that are sweeping across the country.

South Korean seizes second ship in oil supply row to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say



South Korean authorities have seized a second ship suspected of supplying oil to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, officials say.

Call for tech giants to face taxes over extremist content, says security minister Ben Wallace



Internet companies should face a tax punishment for failing to deal with the threat of terrorism in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace has said.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Fifth man arrested in Sheffield over alleged Christmas terror plot



A fifth man has been arrested in Sheffield over an alleged plot for a Christmas terror attack, police have said.

Iranian government told Citizens to avoid 'illegal gatherings'



The Iranian government has told people to avoid "illegal gatherings" in the wake of two days of angry anti-establishment protests in the country.

Holidaymakers risk being 'fooled' by misleading deals, watchdog says



It's the time of year many people turn their thoughts to booking a summer holiday.

Egypt's former president Morsi sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the judiciary



Egypt's former president has been sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the judiciary.

UK's busiest train station to hit by delays and cancellations on New Year's Eve due to another round of strikes



The UK's busiest train station will be hit by delays and cancellations on New Year's Eve due to another round of strikes.

Gunman targets Coptic Christians in church and shop in south of Cairo



Nine people have been killed in two attacks on Coptic Christians in Helwan district, south of Cairo, Egypt's interior minisouth of Cairostry has said.

US President Donald Trump warns Iran 'world is watching' after anti-government protests



US President Donald Trump has warned Iran that the "world is watching" after two days of anti-government protests sparked by the country's economic woes.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Two men in court accused of UK terror plot



Two men have appeared in court accused of preparing to build a bomb in the lead up to Christmas for an attack in the UK.

Second Day of Iranian Anti-government Protests spread to several major cities



Anti-government demonstrations that began in one city on Thursday have now spread to several major cities in Iran.

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday



Kidnapped Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager Pavel Lerner was freed by his abductors in Ukraine on Friday.

UK stock markets climbed to new highs on final day of trading for 2017



UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017.

Four children among Twelve killed in New York apartment block blaze



Four children were among 12 people killed in a fire at an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York.

Apple apologises for slowing down older iPhones after customers accused the firm



Apple has apologised for slowing down older iPhones after customers accused the firm of trying to force them into buying newer models.

North Korea: South Korea seizes ship amid row over illegal oil transfer


 

South Korea has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of international sanctions.

Japanese giant Softbank takes large stake in Uber



Japanese giant Softbank is set to take a large stake in Uber, expanding its holdings in transportation companies around the world.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Exmo Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped in Ukraine



The chief executive of Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine.

Russia loses £33m weather satellite over programming error, deputy prime minister onfirmed



Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country's deputy prime minister has confirmed.

Mortgage approvals 'lowest for over a year', according to official figures



The number of households taking out new mortgages in November was the lowest in more than a year, according to official figures.

DFS Furniture buys assets from failed Multiyork



DFS Furniture has bought store leases and other assets from failed rival, Multiyork.

Rogue landlords targeted by government and Labour



Rogue landlords are the target of new measures being considered by both the government and Labour.

American Airlines sorry over professional basketball players theft claim



American Airlines has apologised to two professional basketball players who were kicked off a flight after being wrongly accused of theft.

UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017, National Grid figures reveal



The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook earnings up 74% to $102m



Apple's chief executive Tim Cook took home $102m (£76m) last year, largely thanks to bonuses tied to the company's stock price.

At least 40 dead in 'multiple' Kabul suicide bomb blasts



Wednesday, 27 December 2017

St Petersburg supermarket blast injures at least 10 shoppers, the city governor's office says



At least 10 people have been injured after an explosion at a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg.

UK workers face zero real-wage growth over 2018



Workers in the UK are facing the prospect of another year without a pay rise, a think-tank has warned.

M1 shut and 24,000 without power after overnight snowstorms hits UK



An accident in treacherous conditions closed the M1 for several hours and 24,000 homes were left without power after overnight snowstorms hit the UK.

Shares fell at South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai



Shares in South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries fell by more than a quarter on Wednesday, after investors reacted badly to plans to raise fresh funds.

North Korean soldier who defected from North Korea 'immune to anthrax'



A North Korean soldier who defected to the South in 2017 has been found to have anthrax antibodies in his bloodstream, raising fears the regime could use the disease as a weapon.

Lifelong friends Alan Robinson and Walter MacFarlane in Hawaii discover they are brothers after 60 years



Lifelong pals Alan Robinson and Walter MacFarlane have been best mates for 60 years, ever since they played football together at prep school in Hawaii.

HM Revenue and Customs employs farmyard ducks to 'niggle' taxpayers



Risking the accusation that the taxman himself has gone quackers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has employed some farmyard ducks to encourage people to file their tax returns on time.

Tesla's chief promises pick-up truck and new features



Tesla's chief has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Saudi chess tournament starts without Israeli players



An international chess tournament is starting in Saudi Arabia amid controversy after Israeli players were denied visas.

Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai Peninsula, authorities say



Egypt has hanged 15 militants who were convicted of carrying out attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula in 2013, authorities say.

Police released CCTV footage of pick pocket in London lift stealing money from pensioner



Police have released CCTV footage of three suspects they wish to speak to in connection with a pick pocket theft in east London.

Britons set for £4.3bn spending spree as Boxing Day sales kick in



Britons are expected to embark on a £4.3bn spending spree as the Boxing Day sales kick in - up sharply from last year as squeezed consumers search for a bargain.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Philippines tropical storm :182 killed in flooding and landslides, police says



Mudslides and flooding triggered by a tropical storm in the Philippines have killed more than 200 people, police have said.

Six injured and part of M40 in Oxfordshire had to be shut for several hours after a crash



Six people have been injured and part of the M40 in Oxfordshire had to be shut for several hours after a crash involving five vehicles.

Prime Minister Theresa May to U-turn on fox hunting free vote



At least 37 feared dead in Philippine city of Davao, local officials say



At least 37 people are feared to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local officials say.

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori taken from jail to hospital



Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a hospital because of low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.

Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats


 Delcy Rodriguez

Venezuela has expelled the Brazilian ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira, and Canadian charge d'affaires Craib Kowalik.

Saturday, 23 December 2017