An aerial view of the Mosquitia region near the remote community of Ahuas, Honduras, where the shooting took place. The US Drug Enforcement Administration lied about its role in a bungled anti-narcotics operation in Honduras which left four innocent villagers dead, then misled CoRead more »
Desperate parents and friends have been searching frantically for loved ones after the terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night. Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron, from Gateshead, were reported as missing by friends and family.
By Michael Holden and Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children on Monday. Manchester police arrested five men and one woman on Wednesday, bringing the total held for questioning to seven, and searched multiple addresses in northern and central England.
A 60-year-old lorry driver has been arrested after five people died in a crash between a car and a HGV on the M6 near Stoke. Four females and a male, all believed to be adults, died in the car - a Nissan Micra. The male lorry driver, from the West Midlands, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
While still riding high in the general election polls, Theresa May's Conservative Party is seeing its lead narrow with less than three weeks to go before the general election on June 8. Theresa May's lead has dropped from 17.8 points to 12.7 since she called the election on April 18.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal in September's Manchester derby was the most-discussed Premier League moment of the season on Twitter as Chelsea's title win ranked fifth. The striker capitalised on Manchester City debutant goalkeeper Claudio Bravo dropping a free kick to score minutes before half-time as 32,000 tweets per minute were fired out. Manchester United were already trailing by two goals, despite Bravo's nervy bow in English football, and held on to win 2-1 at Old Trafford.
A retro revamp of Nokia (Milan: 23568.MI - news) 's famous 3310 handset has gone on sale today, retailing for around £50. The phone can be bought from high street retailers including Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse, but some have already sold out. The device, which first came out in 2000 and was discontinued five years later, was known for its long battery life, indestructible nature and popular Snake game, with 126 million units produced.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a film called Star Wars opened up in theaters and changed the world. Thirty-two-year-old George Lucas, who directed American Graffiti, has made the rarest kind of movie—it's pure sweet fun all the way. Lucas doesn't waste time or get cute—he throws you right into it, just like the old Saturday serials used to.
Self-confessed best friends Heung-min Son and Kevin Wimmer have debuted their new handshake to Tottenham's adoring fans in South Korea. The duo are often seen side by side in north London so perhaps it was fitting they were chosen to attend the Premier League club's post-season trip along with Kyle Walker and Ben Davies. The Spurs forward, who scored 21 goals this season, has become known for his elaborate handshake celebrations and gave supporters a glimpse of his latest creation alongside Wimmer.
A stellar line-up of the capital’s best street food vendors and most exciting new restaurant openings have been signed up to London Food Month’s Night Market. Patty & Bun founder Joe Grossmann, 31, is bringing his best-selling Ari Gold cheeseburger and confit BBQ chicken wings to the Night Market. Grossmann, who opens his latest Patty & Bun outlet in Paddington tonight, said he “couldn’t wait” to join the “immense array of great chefs” signed up to the Night Market.
Ariana Grande has canceled her world tour following the attack at her concert in England this week, but her heart is with her fans - specifically the victims. The singer has reportedly offered to pay for their funerals.
The identities of the Manchester terror attack victims are continuing to emerge – with an eight-year-old girl, parents collecting their children, and teenagers among the dead after suicide bomber Salman Abedi blew himself up in the foyer of Manchester Arena on Monday night following an Ariana Grande concert. Here’s everything we know about them so far. MORE: People are getting bee tattoos in support of Manchester terror attack victims More: ‘Manchester is not the same’: Taxi driver who helped victims says city is deserted after attack 14-year-old Nell Jones has been confirmed as a victim of the Manchester Arena attack. Her friends and family posted messages appealing for her whereabouts after she disappeared following the Ariana Grande concert. Her cousin Hollie Webb wrote: ‘This is our cousin Nell Jones aged 14 missing in Manchester after the concert last night, please could everybody share for our family, if anyone knows of anywhere we can try as we are heading to Manchester now x.’ 14-year-old Sorrel Leczkowski has been named as a victim of Monday’s attack. Sorrel was a pupil at Allerton High school in Leeds. She died in hospital, where her mum and grandmother are being treated for injuries.
SYDNEY/DUBAI (Reuters) - An Australian man held captive for seven months has been freed by his kidnappers in Yemen and has been taken to neighbouring Oman, Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday. Oman's foreign ministry said the man had been located after mediation with local tribes and that he was due to return home. "I confirm that an Australian kidnapped in Yemen in October last year has been released and is safe and well," Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.
As Londoners, we have lived through terrorism. We have become defiant and remain vigilant. In an odd way, we expect to beat the enemies of our country in and from London. So when Manchester was attacked, we felt the pain in unexpected places within our collective selves. Our Islamist foes, however, are determined to shock and subdue us. We are under attack from a source that is political and protected.
The most powerful antidote to a spicy meal, according to me, this stirred crème fraîche and mango dessert bursts into life with ripe Alphonso mango pulp. Called the king of mangoes for good reason, the Alphonso season is short and sweet. It is also synonymous with the roasting heat of pre-monsoon Indian summer and a glut of crates of the fruit.
Uber faces a legal challenge in Israel, adding to the list of places where it is under scrutiny, after the country alleged unauthorized drivers were illegally paid using its network for a new car pooling app the company is piloting. Israel's Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday an undercover investigation had found Uber recruited private drivers to operate the network without the necessary licenses, and that Uber took 25 percent of the cost of each ride.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he may impose martial law throughout the nation, after declaring military rule in the southern third the cof ountry to combat Islamist militants.
Kuwait's Agility, one of the largest Gulf logistics companies, said it would be able to bid again for new United States government work after settling a criminal case involving food-supply contracts to the U.S. military between 2003 to 2010. Agility was the largest supplier to the U.S. army in the Middle East during the war in Iraq but was later accused of defrauding the military on multibillion-dollar supply contracts. A criminal suit, first filed in November 2009, led Agility to be replaced as the main Middle East supplier to U.S. forces and the firm was barred from bidding for any new U.S. contracts while the court case was pending.
1. At the first “Family Style” event at Joe Grossmann’s Patty & Bun in E8, guest chef Niklas Ekstedt from Stockholm works valiantly outside in English drizzle over a wood fire and serves fantastic ember-cooked beef.
Handing a shock life sentence to the creator of the world's most notorious illegal narcotics website may have contributed to online drug sales more than doubling in just two weeks. Ross Ulbricht was handed a life sentence without parole on 29 May 2015, 19 months after the FBI caught him logged in as the administrator of Silk Road, a website he created on the anonymous dark web for people to buy and sell illegal drugs. Judge Katherine Forrest said in her closing remarks that Ulbricht's 'kingpin status' and life sentence would act as a deterrent against any copycat criminals.
In a simple sentence it manages to conflate gender identity and sexuality, and dismiss the identities and existences of millions of people as a "consolation prize". Consider modern day Iran, for instance, where being gay is considered as being against Islam, but being a woman who likes men is of course not, and so many gay men are pressurised into gender reassignment surgery.
Energy firms operating offshore Norway on Wednesday agreed wage deals for 2017 with the two largest trade unions representing oil and gas workers, while talks with a smaller union will continue at a later stage under mandatory mediation rules. Industri Energi and Safe, representing some 87 percent of Norwegian oil workers, said the outcome of the talks was disappointing, but added they had nevertheless accepted it as they did not have the right to go on strike this year due to a clause in last year's agreement. Lederne, a third union representing some 13 percent of Norwegian oil and gas workers or about 1,000 people, does have the right to go on strike, and said it had rejected the oil firms' offer.
Social workers are under such pressure that it’s sometimes difficult to find time for reflective practice. Any state intervention in European family life is undertaken in the context of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights [pdf] – the right to privacy in family life. When social workers are criticised, their intervention has either been too extreme or too minimal.
John Boyega has joked that he feels sorry for Star Wars fans who turn up to watch his new play and don’t get what they expected. It has been updated by playwright Jack Thorne and is set in Eighties Berlin during the Cold War. Backstage after the first performance last night, Boyega told the Standard: “I feel sorry for the people who came in Star Wars T-shirts! I apologise if it’s not what they’d expected to see.
UK-based VC Christian Hernandez decided to do some data analysis on his own inbox to determine how good he is at replying to emails, and who he talks to the most. Hernandez is cofounder and managing partner of London-based White Star Capital, and shared his analysis with Business Insider.