Could there be life in our own solar system? This is the question posed by the discovery of hydrogen gas erupting in plumes from Saturn’s moon Enceladus, indicating the likely existence of an energy supply for microbial life. The presence of hydrogen, detected by the Cassini spacecraft and announced by Nasa on Thursday, is seen as tantalising evidence that in the ocean beneath the moon’s icy surface chemical reactions are taking place that are strikingly similar to those that occur at hydrothermal vents on the Earth’s ocean floors.
The US is seeking a peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula but is "prepared to defend ourselves" in the face of any threat from North Korea, a security briefing has revealed. President Donald Trump hopes to pressure Pyongyang into dismantling its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes through tightened sanctions and bring it back to the "path of dialogue", according to an administration statement after the briefing. All 100 US Senators were invited to the classified briefing by the Trump administration on the threat posed by North Korea.
Britain wants a "deep and special partnership" with the EU after Brexit, Theresa May has told Brussels chiefs in talks at 10 Downing Street. The Prime Minister held a "working dinner" lasting an hour and 45 minutes with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. After the meeting, a No 10 spokesperson said: "The PM had a constructive meeting this evening with President Juncker of the European Commission.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 29 to July 2 will feature a display of at least 70 significant Ferraris in celebration of 70 years since the Italian sports car maker was founded by il commendatore Enzo Ferrari in 1947. A jaw-dropping variety of Ferrari’s finest road and racing cars will be featured at the Festival, including competition sports cars and single-seaters, a panoply of the company’s greatest road cars and its very latest supercars.
Dozens of holiday enthusiasts are camping overnight outside a London travel agents in the hope of bagging £49 flights to Malaysia. The flash sale launches tomorrow morning and people have been queuing in tents outside the Victoria branch of STA Travel since Monday. The agency, which calls itself the world’s leading student travel company, is offering lucky holidaymakers the chance to buy return Malaysia Airlines flights from London to Langkawi for the special fare of £49.
A woman who was declared dead by paramedics in France was miraculously brought back to life by police an hour later. Paramedics from the Salpetriere hospital in Paris had even wrote a death certificate for the 49-year-old woman after she suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in the 8th arrondissement. The paramedics had tried to revive her but said she was not breathing with a doctor signing the death certificate saying she had died "with a medico-legal impediment", a source said to the newspaper, Le Parisien.
UK insurance broker Swinton has announced it plans to axe 900 jobs by the end of this year as more people choose to renew their policies online. The company is putting 84 of its 194 high street branches under review, as well as a call centre in Norwich. Swinton currently employs around 3,000 people in the UK, meaning roughly a third of its workforce is likely to go.
The romance seems to be heating up for Kylie Jenner and her new man, Travis Scott. The couple packed on the PDA in their first public outing together. Kylie tagged along with Travis to support him in Houston during an NBA playoff game. The rapper performed just before tipoff - and after the performance insiders say things got STEAMY.
A man reportedly armed with several knives has been arrested in Westminster, London. Police detained the man on suspicion of planning a terror attack. The suspect was carrying a bag containing at least three knives.
By Kirsti Knolle VIENNA (Reuters) - Airbus was plunged deeper into legal wrangling over past business dealings on Wednesday when Vienna prosecutors announced a fraud investigation into its chief executive in connection with a $2 billion (1.56 billion pounds) fighter order over a decade ago. Airbus called the accusations against CEO Tom Enders "completely unsubstantiated" after Reuters exclusively revealed the investigation, which came to light in correspondence seen by the news agency and confirmed by Vienna prosecutors. For the second time in two months, Airbus seemed taken aback by the latest developments in a longstanding row over the Eurofighter deal, which has spawned numerous investigations that now coincide with separate probes in other countries of its passenger jet sales.
Trekking officials in Nepal have a rescued a Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain for 47 days, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered. Asian Trekking agency official Madhav Basnet said 21-year-old Liang Sheng-yueh was found Wednesday on the ledge of a waterfall and was flown by helicopter to a hospital in the capital, Kathmandu. According to Basnet, they appeared to have followed a river hoping to find a village but slipped and fell over a waterfall.
The number of people using food banks in the UK has risen by seven per cent in the last year, according to new data from the country’s biggest provider, offering a stark indication that food poverty is continuing to rise across the country. The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network, an anti-poverty charity that runs more than 420 food banks across the UK, said the alarming rise was largely due to “significant problems” with the roll-out of the new Universal Credit system for administering benefits that was introduced last year. According to the data, the charity provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis between April 2016 and March 2017, compared with 1,109,309 the previous year, a report by the charity has revealed.
By Vincent West GUERNICA, Spain (Reuters) - Elderly survivors of a savage air raid that destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica in 1937 met relatives of the attacking German soldiers on Wednesday in a gesture of peace and reconciliation. Exactly 80 years ago, German supporters of Francisco Franco's nationalist forces struck the market town, killing as many as 1,600 people in one of the first targeted attacks on civilians in modern history. Luis Iriondo, who was a teenager at the time and now aged 94, said he now forgave Adolf Hitler's forces and compared Guernica's victims to those killed by Allied bombs at Dresden in World War Two.
Precisely honed lethal stone tools have been discovered in the Sibudu Cave in South Africa dating back to the Middle Stone Age in the region. Sophisticated methods to hone sharper and more deadly stone weapons is thought to have come much later. The previous earliest stone tools of this kind at the site were 65,000 years old.
Despite attempts to remove it, the A303 continues to cut through the world heritage site. Attempts to agree a proposal to remove the A303 surface road from the Stonehenge world heritage site have been made regularly since 1989 (A monstrous act of desecration is brewing, 26 April). Despite attempts to remove it, the A303 continues to cut through the world heritage site, making exploration of two-thirds of the site unsafe, causing pollution and damaging the ancient landscape.
Fox News faces renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, a week after network parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc severed ties with its biggest star over unrelated sexual harassment complaints. Eleven current and former Fox employees, including news anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees.
After the November elections, eight states now offer legal adult use of marijuana. Just four months into the year, the Centennial State is already on track to have its highest grossing year yet in weed sales. During January and February, Colorado racked up $235 million in total marijuana sales, a 30 percent spike compared to the state’s recreational and medical pot sales during the same time in 2016, according to a report by Cannabis Benchmarks, a company that tracks marijuana sales and prices, released by Marijuana Business Daily Monday.
The boss of a 'big six' energy firm has joined industry criticism of Tory plans for bill caps, suggesting controversial standard tariffs be abolished instead. Keith Anderson, chief executive of ScottishPower, used the release of the supplier's first quarter results to warn that such Government intervention would harm progress made in the industry to boost competition. While he is not alone in that view in the sector, his potential alternative is a sign that the industry is feeling the heat from political and regulatory pressure over recent hikes in standard variable tariffs (SVTs).
Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners.
Damon Smith was 19 when he allegedly packed a rucksack with explosives and deadly ball-bearing shrapnel and left it in on a train timed to go off within minutes.
English football clubs West Ham United and Newcastle United were raided early on Wednesday morning by tax officials as part of a wide-sweeping probe, with several men arrested for suspected Income Tax and National Insurance fraud. A West Ham spokesperson said: “The Club is cooperating fully with HMRC to assist their enquiries.” Newcastle initially made no comment but subsequently posted a brief statement on their website. It said: "Newcastle United can confirm that a member of its staff has this morning been assisting HMRC with their inquiries.
A special needs school has cut the day by 30 minutes because of education funding cuts. Selly Oak Trust School in Birmingham has written to parents telling them that the school day will be shortened from September as a money-saving exercise because of the cuts to education funding. In the letter, head teacher Chris Field said the school had already made "significant changes" but they had not been sufficient.
The mural, unveiled on a building in Chicago’s South Side on April 21, sparked a row when people spotted that its painter, local artist Chris Devins, appeared to have used an image created by Ethiopian art student Gelila Mesfin in Rhode Island. On April 21, Devins unveiled his mural portrait of Obama on a building several blocks from where she was born.