Physicist William Happer stands inside the elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Happer, who is under consideration to be Trump’s science advisor, signed a letter asking him to withdraw from the UN Convention on Climate Change. PhotograRead more »
An “exceptionally able” engineering student is set to be deported with just three months left of her degree. Shiromini Satkunarajah, a student at Bangor University, was arrested on Tuesday and taken to Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. The Home Office have since informed Ms Satkunarajah she will be sent back to her birthplace, Sri Lanka, on 28 February.
Game Of Thrones star Neil Fingleton has died at the age of 36, it has been reported. Once named as Britain's tallest man, the 7'7" star played Mag The Mighty in the fantasy series and also took on roles in X-Men: First Class and Jupiter Ascending. A statement posted on the Tall Persons Club group Facebook page on Sunday read: "Sadly it has come to our attention that Neil Fingleton Britain's Tallest man passed away on Saturday.
The 20-year-old was driving a Toyota Yaris which was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Insignia on the A4109, Inter Valley Road, between Banwen and Glynneath. A 42-year-old woman driving the Vauxhall and a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. "Elli Norkett was a kind-hearted and caring 20-year-old final year student at Cardiff Met University, studying sport development," they said.
Brexit will spell the "end of freedom of movement as we know it" - but the numbers will not just suddenly fall once Britain leaves the European Union, the Home Secretary has said. Amber Rudd said the Government was "against cliff edges" - appearing to back Brexit Secretary David Davis' suggestion that the door will not "suddenly shut" - as she revealed businesses and other stakeholders would be consulted in the summer on new immigration controls. Ms Rudd confirmed reports that ministers are considering plans to limit benefits for new immigrants, but insisted it is one of a number of options the Home Office is looking into.
Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old wrestler who identifies as male, has won a Texas state title in girls wrestling, overcoming jeers from the crowd en route to a controversial championship. Several parents complained that Beggs was too strong to compete against girls, while others expressed sympathy for him.
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel thanked Donald Trump for making the event appear less racist as he opened the 89th Academy Awards. The talk show host said he knew the country was divided and he had been encouraged to say something that would unite people. Kimmel pointedly led a standing ovation for actress Meryl Streep who criticised Mr Trump's impression of a disabled reporter during his campaign for the presidency, saying it "kind of broke my heart" in her Golden Globes acceptance speech last month.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday accused the media of "campaigning hysterically" in favour of Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the presidency, as polls showed him enjoying a jump in support.
Jürgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to Leicester on Monday, with the champions now managerless following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking. Jürgen Klopp has denied player power is on the rise and claimed the biggest threat to managers such as Claudio Ranieri are directors with a direct line of communication to the dressing room. Ranieri was sacked as Leicester City manager on Thursday amid reports of a dressing‑room revolt among players he turned into Premier League champions nine months previously.
Samsung has revealed that its next flagship smartphone will launch on 29 March. The Galaxy S8 had been expected to make its first official appearance at MWC 2017, but the company decided to delay it because of the fallout surrounding the disastrous Galaxy Note 7. The Galaxy S8 is heavily rumoured to be an 5.8-inch handset, though a 6.2-inch S8+ is also likely to launch alongside it.
Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, best known for his roles in Apollo 13 and Twister, has died at the age of 61. Paxton appeared in dozens of films over four decades, including such blockbusters as Titanic, True Lies and Aliens. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," said the statement, which called Paxton a "loving husband and father".
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring Manchester United’s winning goal during their 3-2 EFL Cup final win over Southampton. José Mourinho watched Zlatan Ibrahimovic snatch what he admitted was a slightly undeserved EFL Cup final victory against Southampton and he joked that Manchester United’s supporters ought to camp outside the striker’s house to persuade him to sign on for another season at the club. United led at Wembley through goals from Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard before Southampton’s new signing, Manolo Gabbiadini, hit back with two goals of his own.
The Oscars tonight had performances by season veterans, and beloved stars - but newcomer, 16-year-old Auli’i Cravalho (OW-LEE-EE CRAHV-VOL-YOU) stole the entire show with her spot on performance. Watching this performance I thought two things - this girl is just 16 years old, like wow! But also playing Moana in the Disney film was her acting and singing debut and now she’s at the Oscars! I’d be nervous - but not this special girl. Auli’i lit up the stage in a gorgeous red gown as she sang the Oscar-nominated song from the Disney film, ‘How Far I’ll Go.’ The song was written by Lin Maneul Miranda, who delivered an upbeat prelude to the performance. Then, Auli’i entered the stage wearing an eye-catching red gown! The 16-year-old singer delivered a FLAWLESS performance of the Disney film’s song. Behind her, the film played out behind her. Anybody get chills through her performance? I did! Let me know how you liked it in the comment section below.
A barrister at the centre of a child abuse scandal committed a series of sickening assaults against young men after leading evangelical groups failed to report him to the police, it is claimed. John Smyth QC, a friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is accused of carrying out sadomasochistic attacks on boys he met at Christian camps in Britain and Zimbabwe. The assaults first came to light in 1982, when a victim attempted suicide after being summoned to a beating in the shed of Mr Smyth’s Winchester home.
The driver of a pickup truck who is said to have ploughed into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit. The New Orleans Police Department said Neilson Rizzuto, 25, was being held at the city's jail facing charges of first-degree negligent vehicular injuring, hit-and-run driving causing serious injury and reckless operation of a vehicle. Police chief Michael Harrison said a breath test showed Rizzuto's alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit.
Jeremy Corbyn has mistakenly thanked Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party instead of his Scottish Labour MPs during a speech intended to rally his party after a humiliating by-election defeat. Speaking at the Scottish Labour Party Conference, the Labour leader said: "I'm delighted that Scottish Labour announced yesterday a new policy to use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to increase child benefit, which will lift thousands of Scottish children out of poverty. Pressure is mounting on the embattled leader following Labour's defeat by the Conservatives in the Copeland by-election on Thursday, which has prompted calls from some Labour MPs for Mr Corbyn to quit.
It’s been a dramatic weekend for The Voice UK coaches – each jettisoning half of their teams in the battle rounds.
When is Pancake Day 2017? Pancake Day has been celebrated by Britons for centuries. Known also as Shrove Tuesday, its exact date, rather confusingly, changes every year, because it is determined by when Easter falls. Pancake recipes: how do I make pancakes?
Meryl Streep has accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of attempting to spoil her appearance at the Oscars, after he claimed she was being paid to wear a gown on the red carpet. Yesterday, Lagerfeld admitted he had been mistaken and expressed regret for his remarks - but the actress dismissed his mea culpa, and said it was a weak attempt at an apology. The 67-year-old is in the running for a best actress gong at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of an eccentric opera singer in Florence Foster Jenkins.
A commercial building in the northern Italian town of Oderzo caught fire on Saturday evening, February 25. The fire broke out at the Parco Stella shopping area, according to La Repubblica. Emergency services in the Veneto region, where Oderzo is located, said no one was inside the building at the time of the fire and reported no injuries. Credit: YouTube/Eleonora Marcuzzo via Storyful
The London Stock Exchange released a statement on the now doubtful merger with Deutsche Boerse saying, "the LSEG Board believes that it is highly unlikely that a sale of MTS could be satisfactorily ...
The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Islamic State in northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as the jihadist group retreated after losing the city of al-Bab to Turkey-backed rebels. By taking Islamic State territory south of al-Bab, the army is preventing any possible move by Turkey and the rebel groups it supports to expand southwards, and is moving closer to regaining control of water supplies for Aleppo. On Sunday, the army took the town of Tadef, just south of al-Bab after Islamic State withdrew from it, state television reported.
Five people have been injured - one critically - after a car hit a wall and ploughed into a group of pedestrians in London. The accident took place in Bromley Road in Bellingham, Lewisham, in south east London at 8.20 on Sunday morning. The five injured people - four men and a woman, believed to be aged between 25 and 46 years - were treated at the roadside before being taken to south and east London hospitals.
Lily Allen has been taunted by Twitter trolls over the stillbirth of her son and has admitted that she has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Some Twitter users suggested the singer had mental health issues. The 31-year-old tweeted: "I DO have mental health issues.