Trump, the commander-in-chief, was widely condemned after offering the curt response to reporters when told of the crash in waters east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca.Read More »
Extra police are patrolling an English seaside resort following reports of "low-level disorder" which led some pubs, hotels and other businesses to close their doors. With residents describing Cromer in Norfolk as in "lockdown" on social media, venues said they had taken protective action. "We never ever had this problem before," resident Lynette Hollis told Sky News.
British boy Julian Cadman was among the 13 people killed in the Barcelona terror attack, it has been announced. The seven-year-old, who had dual UK-Australian nationality, died after a van was deliberately crashed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas on Thursday. As he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona with his mother, Julian was sadly taken from us.
Conor McGregor is widely expected to suffer an ignominious defeat when he makes his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in less than two weeks time at the T-Mobile Arena.
Ten sailors are missing after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker during a routine port visit to Singapore. The USS John S McCain suffered damage on its side after the collision with the Alnic MC at 5.24am local time, but it sailed under its own power and arrived at Changi naval base on Singapore's east coast with a large hole torn in its hull. The US Navy's 7th Fleet said: "There are currently 10 sailors missing and five injured... search and rescue efforts are under way in coordination with local authorities.
US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91. Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas. "Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," his family said in a statement.
Britain is exploring ways of stopping the "malicious" use of hired vehicles, including looking at what more rental companies can do, the transport ministry said on Sunday, after two attacks in Spain killed 14 people. The attacks - one in Barcelona where a van was driven into crowds, killing 13 people, and another in Cambrils that saw five men drive a vehicle along a walkway, killing a woman - echoed tactics that have been used by Islamist militants in London. The police say that the use of hired vehicles makes such attacks very hard to prevent.
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South Africa grants Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity after she allegedly attacked young model
The latest festival of the season drew crowds from across the country, with revellers flocking to V Festival for hit performances from global artists. The annual festival, which splits between Staffordshire’s Weston Park and Hylands Park in Essex, saw headline performances at the former from Jay Z and Ellie Goulding while Pink and Ella Eyre took to the stage at the latter. Jay Z closed his headline slot with a touching tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who died last month. Before performing his Linkin Park collaboration Numb/Encore, Jay Z told the crowd: “Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester, Linkin Park one time tonight. “Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight.” Singer Pink, who headlined at Hylands on Saturday and was set to close the Weston Park leg of the festival on Sunday, was delayed slightly when a fire broke out on stage ahead of her performance.
MPs will bow their heads outside Parliament on Monday as Big Ben rings out its final bongs before falling silent for four years.
UK supermarket giant Tesco has issued a huge list of product recalls this week (19 August) featuring everything from multipacks of popular chocolate brands to cooking sauces, and even children's toys. Reasons include the inclusion of metal in food to the "potential presence of Salmonella". "This precautionary recall has been initiated with the best interests of our customers at heart and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused," Tesco wrote on its website detailing the recall, available in full here.
By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA (Reuters) - The bodies of an elderly Swiss couple were found dumped by a country road in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa with severe injuries on Sunday, police said, and the caretaker of a property where they had been due to stay was being sought for questioning. Regional police chief Larry Kiyeng identified them by name and said they had flown into Kenya on Saturday and had planned to stay at a private residence in Nyali, an upmarket estate in Mombasa. The couple, who appeared to be between 60 and 70 years old, were found wrapped in a blanket near a local nightclub on the outskirts of Mombasa, area police chief Christopher Rotich said. "They have severe injuries.
Thousands of people have shared the "inspirational" story of a homeless man given paid work by a group of roofers who found him living on park bench. The roofers said the man been sleeping rough in a London park near a house they were working on and asked if he could help out after they gave him a cup of tea. The next day the man, named only as John, returned and "worked non-stop," said one of the tradesman in a Facebook post that has gone viral.
For Silicon Valley companies that must balance the right to free speech with the risk of empowering and broadcasting abhorrent beliefs, the violence in Charlottesville has been a clarifying moment. In a cascade of notes to employees and public statements, technology executives rushed to condemn the hatred and bigotry that underlay an attack on protesters who were rallying against a white supremacist march in Virginia. Apple CEO Tim Cook specifically denounced Donald Trump for asserting “a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis” and told his employees the company would match donations to anti-discrimination groups to which he was personally directing $2 million.
By Peter Szekely NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nobody won a Powerball jackpot of $535 million in a draw on Saturday night, meaning the grand prize will grow to about $650 million, the second-highest level in the history of the Powerball. With no winner of the grand prize, it will grow to an estimated $650 million ahead of the next draw on Wednesday, according to the website for the game. The highest-ever Powerball jackpot was nearly $1.6 billion in a January 2016 draw, which was split between three winning tickets.
Examiners have complained that this year’s reformed GCSE exams in England have been tougher to mark, taking them longer to complete and leading to exam boards cajoling markers to process more papers and increasing payment rates. Results for the reformed exams in maths and English will be published for the first time on Thursday – with more than 600,000 pupils and their teachers waiting to hear how they got on using the new scale of 9 to 1 that replaces the old A* to G grades. The more intensive English exams appear to have caused difficulties for examiners, with some parts taking longer to mark than the previous format – with the largest exam board, AQA, upping payment rates for examiners by 50% and exhorting teachers to mark more papers.
The Eislebener Lenin statue at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Lenin might have welcomed Jacob Rees-Mogg’s political rise, says Jeremy Cushing. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/AP
In a little Spanish town by the Pyrenees mountains, a Moroccan imam has come under intense scrutiny, accused of creating the terror cell that allegedly launched the twin attacks in Spain.
Bruce Forsyth has left his entire fortune to his wife to avoid inheritance tax, it has been reported. Sir Bruce’s third wife, former Miss World Wilnelia Merced, inherits £17m from the television presenter, who died on Friday aged 89. A source told the Daily Star on Sunday: “Bruce hated the idea of his estate getting devalued by inheritance tax and spoke about that publicly before his death.