US president Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules. Mr Trump last month nominated Philip Bilden, a private eRead more »
Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton, who was Britain's tallest man, has reportedly died at the age of 36. Fingleton played basketball in the US before becoming an actor and also appeared in X-Men First Class, Doctor Who and 47 Ronin. Born in Durham, Mr Fingleton was awarded a basketball scholarship in the US, playing for a number of teams there and in Spain before returning to the UK to focus on his acting career.
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.
The national carrier has been plagued by problems in recent years. An investigation is under way after reports that a Pakistan International Airlines plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia with people standing in the aisle all the way after staff boarded extra passengers. Although the plane was allowed to carry 409 passengers, there were 416 onboard flight PK743 to Medina, the report said.
Kim Jong-Nam was dead within 20 minutes of being attacked and would have suffered a "very painful death" as his major organs shut down, Malaysia's health minister said Sunday.
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.
Thick smoke rose from the Parco Stella commercial building in Oderzo, Italy, as it was engulfed by flames on Saturday, February 25. According to local reports, the building collapsed at 10pm on February 25. 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. The environmental protection agency for Veneto intervened because of the danger of a spread of toxic material, reports said. Credit: Twitter/Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful
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.
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.
Donald Trump says he will not attend the White House correspondents’ dinner. Donald Trump on Saturday capped a week of tumultuous relations with the press by saying he will not attend this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner, which is scheduled for 29 April. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” the president wrote on Twitter.
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".
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.
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.
Margaret Thatcher campaigning to stay in the EEC, as it then was, during the 1975 referendum. There are many problems afflicting the British economy, and many afflicting the European Union. The trouble with Brexit is that it is almost guaranteed to aggravate both.
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.
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.
Studies have predicted that coming automation will result in a ‘hollowing-out’ of middle-class jobs. At the moment, many people – and not just in the tech industry – are wondering about the impact of automation on employment. In a much-cited 2013 study, for example, economists David Autor of MIT and David Dorn of Spain’s CEMFI institute found that because computers could now be substituted for low-skill workers performing routine tasks (book-keeping, clerical work and repetitive production and monitoring activities) we were going to see a “hollowing-out” of middle-skilled, middle-wage jobs and “a corresponding rise in employment at both the high and low ends of the skills spectrum”.
The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more trees for worldly and other-worldly good. Official Taliban outlets released the "special message" under Akhundzada's name, an uncommon move for the group that has recently published unsigned statements on a range of issues such as civilian casualties, upcoming military operations, and the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops in the 1980s. Akhundzada, a cleric, is believed to have been in hiding since becoming Taliban leader in May 2016 following the death of his predecessor in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan.
Now Sergei Polunin, the prodigy regularly called the greatest dancer of his generation, has lifted the lid on his surprise exit from Covent Garden, saying he felt he had been “tricked” into life in ballet.
Police say 28 people have been hurt after a pickup truck ploughed into crowds attending a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Children as young as three years old are among those injured - as well as a New Orleans police officer. "We send a strong message about not drinking and driving, and about making smart decisions," New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison said.
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.
The Castle Cinema, on Chatsworth Road, has been transformed from a derelict shell into a glamorous 80-seater venue thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Entrepreneurial couple Asher Charman and Danielle Swift launched a £45,000 Kickstarter campaign to bring it back to life almost a year ago.
Theresa May is facing a rebellion in the House of Lords - with Tory grandee Michael Heseltine vowing to defy the Prime Minister and back opposition efforts to ensure Parliament gets a meaningful vote on the final outcome of Brexit negotiations. Lord Heseltine said Labour, Lib Dem and rebellious Conservative colleagues are prepared to throw their support behind a change to the Government's Brexit Bill. Writing for The Mail on Sunday, Lord Heseltine said he was not engaging in a "confrontation" with the Government - but warned the Supreme Court's ruling that MPs and peers have ultimate authority over Brexit needs to be upheld.
Dozens of Britain's signature foods like Single Gloucester cheese, are expected to lose their special EU status with Brexit, leaving producers facing uncertainty