Singer Ed Sheeran has announced he is engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. Sheeran, 26, met 24-year-old Cherry at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, Suffolk. At the end of last year Sheeran revealed he would like to marry Cherry and confessed he would "love" to start a family with her.
Last week marked the 20th anniversary of what was once known as the Monica Lewinsky scandal but is now, rightly, referred to as the Bill Clinton scandal – and my goodness, in today’s new post-Weinstein light, Lewinsky’s story looks almost unrecognisable.
Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City beat Newcastle to keep themselves 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League, but it is Arsenal's demolition of Crystal Palace which leads the Match of the Day running order.
Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unhurt, said the attackers had got into the main part of the hotel through a kitchen and people tried to get out amid bursts of gunfire. Several people had been killed and at least six wounded in the raid, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in Kabul, Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman, said.
British tourists have been told to stay in their resorts in Montego Bay in Jamaica after a spate of deadly shootings. A state of emergency has been declared with soldiers deployed on the streets in what has been described as a "major military operation". The country's prime minister Andrew Holness said "crime and violence, in particular murders" had been escalating in the parish of St James.
Ministers want the chairman of one of Britain's biggest construction groups to spearhead a new corporate governance code for private companies - even as the sector draws intense scrutiny in the wake of Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) 's liquidation. Sky News has learnt that Greg Clark, the Business Secretary, has been asked to sign off the appointment of James Wates to lead the review. City sources said that Mr Wates, who has chaired Wates Group since 2013, was expected to have been named by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the last few days.
David Moyes has backed Javier Hernandez to continue scoring for West Ham and cooled talk of his exit, claiming his squad is far too thin. The Hammers boss has continually made his desire to add to his squad this month clear, but reports linking his strikers away from the club persist. The former Everton manager named an inexperienced bench for the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, with four academy products aged 21-and-under amongst the substitutes.
US musician Tom Petty died last year from an accidental drug overdose, his family has revealed. The Free Fallin' singer, 66, suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in October just days after completing a 40th anniversary tour. In a statement on his official Facebook page, Petty's widow Dana and daughter Adria revealed the results of a coroner's report into his death.
British Army’s Ice Maiden team becomes first all-female team to cross Antarctica using muscle power alone
A Labour shadow Cabinet minister has said a another EU referendum would be “extremely unhelpful” adding that it was a “shame” the party’s deputy leader appeared to leave the option on the table. On the same day Diane Abbott, the shadow Home Secretary, said the party has “never supported it and we don’t support it now”. It was a shame that Tom said that in the way he did.
A Shiyan City police officer broke the fall of a girl who jumped 33 feet (seven meters) from a pipe in central China’s Hubei province on Monday, January 15. This bodycam footage shows the incident. The officer who caught the girl was named Lu Zhixue, and he can be heard in the video telling her to come down from the heating pipe. He rushes forward to catch the woman at about 2 minutes and 48 seconds into the footage, and can be heard saying that he cannot move his leg afterwards. According to a Weibo post by the Shiyan City Public Security Bureau Dongyue Branch, Lu fractured his leg in the accident. The jumping girl sustained only a minor foot injury. Xinhua reported that the girl had attempted to kill herself, and Lu had been determined to save her because he felt that she was about the same age as his own child. A Weibo post from January 20 stated that Lu had undergone successful surgery one day earlier, and was on his way to recovery. Credit: Shiyan City Public Security Bureau Dongyue Branch via Storyful
A week-long French prison strike sparked by a spate of inmate attacks on guards looks set to enter a second week after unions on Saturday rejected proposals to end the standoff.
South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation's planned visit to the South to prepare for the North's art troupe during the Winter Olympics was "not a permanent cancellation". "It's not a permanent cancellation on sending its advance team for performance, it is a tentative cancel," a ministry official said. A seven-member North Korean team had been scheduled to visit on Saturday to check venues for the performances, the Unification Ministry previously said.
China will impose "special emissions restrictions" on enterprises in major industrial sectors in northern China later this year, as it bids to ensure its war on pollution continues once a tough winter anti-smog campaign ends in March. To meet politically crucial air quality targets last year, China forced 28 cities in northern China to cut concentrations of hazardous, breathable particles known as PM2.5 by 10-25 percent from October 2017-March 2018.
When Macedonia declared independence in 1991, the new country chose a name that evoked the past glories of its most famous claimed son, Alexander the Great.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson.
With an estimated five percent of needed medicines available, Venezuela on Friday launched a health plan that relies on herbs and natural remedies.
According to a poll for Co-op Food, more than half of people (57%) don't eat dinner together as a family each night.
Channel 4 has been forced to call in “security specialists” after a combative interview with a controversial Canadian psychologist spawned a series of online abuse and threats directed at presenter Cathy Newman. Ms Newman grilled University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, who has attracted a following from the far-right, on gender and equality, including his claims that the pay gap between men and women cannot solely be attributed to gender. A cursory Twitter search revealed a series of messages directed at the presenter calling her a “b***h”, “c***” and “f***ing idiot”.