EasyJet (Other OTC: EJTTF - news) founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched a foray into the discount grocery market with a new store selling a range of foods for just 25p. The brand has expanded to easyCar, easyHotel, easyGym and easyProperty.11 days agonews.sky.com
Detectives believe they have established the identity of a woman thought to have been abducted from a city street.
A quick-thinking refuelling plane crew saved a fighter pilot who faced having to eject over Islamic State territory. The F-16 had been trying to refuel in mid-air when the pilot discovered a malfunction with his fuel system, which meant he could only fly for 15 minutes - nowhere near enough to reach safety. Instead of leaving the pilot to cope with the emergency himself, the US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker crew managed to escort him back to its base while refuelling every 15 minutes to keep the jet in the air.
An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after a huge iceberg the size of Luxemburg became lodged near their colony. The grounding of the colossal iceberg in Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay left the colony effectively landlocked. In the last five years the colony was dwindled in size, as the perilous journey has claimed the lives of 150,000 of the penguins, according to research carried out by the Climate Change Research Centre at Australia's University of New South Wales.
Aldi has pledged deep price cuts on its products. It has even warned other UK supermarket chains that they will not be able to match its low prices after these cuts are implemented. "I wanted to set the record straight that we will never be beaten on price — that is cast in stone," Matthew Barnes, chief executive at Aldi, said.
Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria.
Crowds gather at Brisbane hospital to support staff's refusal to discharge a baby that faces deportation to a notoriously harsh detention centre.
Joyce Hardin Garrard was serving life without parole when she collapsed at the Alabama women's state prison. The cause of death wasn't immediately available, but her lawyer Dani Bone said Garrard is thought to have suffered a heart attack. Garrard was convicted last year of killing 9-year-old Savannah Hardin by making her run as a punishment for telling a lie about eating sweets.
Researchers at the University of Winnipeg in Canada claim to have found what they believe are belongings of an ancient Egyptian queen. The artefacts were found among a collection of 450 ancient relics at the university. University alumnus Luther Sousa identified two wooden objects — one, a miniature hoe, and the other a set of miniature rockers — in the collection which he believes belonged to Queen Hatshepsut, the first ever woman pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt.
Armed far-right groups have launched a series of violent attacks on migrants in northern France in recent weeks, say charity workers. Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted outside the sprawling "Jungle" camp in Calais. She said eight complaints of police brutality and five against civilian militias have been filed with the French judiciary.
With street names in St Helier like Havre Des Pas, Rue de L'Est and La Colomberie resonating with many languages spoken by those who walk them, Jersey is no stranger to foreign influences. In fact, people from all over Europe, and further afield, call this Channel Island home. It is a debate being heard throughout Europe as the continent tries to deal with the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War.
A person has claimed last night's £24m jackpot prize in the EuroMillions game, which was won by a Brit, Camelot has said. Camelot has not revealed if the ticket holder is an individual or a syndicate that will have to split the winnings, or where the ticket was bought. Last month, David and Carol Martin from the Scottish Borders, took home £33m - the biggest ever Lotto claim.
Pro cycling was shocked with the recent news that a 19-year-old Belgian cyclist, Femke Van den Driessche, was caught during the cyclocross world championships with a bicycle that had a motor hidden in the frame. Van den Driessche has denied she was knowingly in possession of a bike that had a motor, and her case has been handed to a disciplinary commission.
Junior doctors thinking of quitting the NHS to work down under are being warned not to do so by a medical recruiter in Australia. Guy Hazel, who runs the Austmedics agency in Melbourne, has seen a threefold increase in enquiries from disgruntled young medics in recent months. However, he has told Sky News there is not an easy escape route for English junior doctors - especially if they were hoping to develop their careers and achieve senior positions in Australia.
Iran will load 4 million barrels of crude oil on tankers destined for Europe in the coming 24 hours, a senior official was quoted as saying on Saturday, including 2 million barrels to be bought by France's Total . "In the coming 24 hours, 4 million barrels of crude oil will be loaded onto 3 tankers destined for Europe," Rokneddin Javadi, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company, was quoted as saying by the Shana news agency.
Archivists at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum have uncovered hand-written notes and markings by Apollo 11 astronauts in various areas of the spacecraft 's command module 47 years after first successful mission to land astronauts on the moon. The markings give a glimpse of the mission crewed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and include numbers, calculations as well as calendar records. "We have again been reminded that a curator's work is never done.
Two 15-year-old girls, who were believed to have been romantically involved, were found dead outside a high-school cafeteria in Arizona with gun shot wounds. The two teens were discovered dead at Independence High School in Glendale just before 8am on Friday, 13 February, police confirmed in a news briefing.
This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes has said he is looking forward to doing "ordinary things" he could not do before his successful double hip replacement.
A company spokesman said, "The idea of this store is to specifically target the most needy, not to help out our competitors in the convenience store market." He added that "[Shopkeepers had] rather stood out in the queue, especially on the way out when they were loaded down with stuff". EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou recently launched the easyFoodstore with an objective to sell grocery products such as energy drinks, mini cheese thins, sardines and sauce for just 25p (€0.32, $0.36) each.
You could love it or hate it, but no one can ignore the fact that Bigg Boss 9 was very popular among fans, despite it being controversial. After the grand finale, which declared Prince Narula as the winner, ardent fans of the show had been speculating on whether their favourite show host Salman Khan would return with season 10 or not. A leading Indian news website India has claimed that Khan will return to host the 10th instalment of the show, which is the Indian extension of the popular British reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
Bill Murray lost his temper and threw two fans' phones off the roof of a restaurant in California, police say. Carmel police commander Paul Tomasi told Sky News: "At approximately 10.30pm last night police were called to a disturbance at Vesuvio restaurant. "When we got there we had three people who were reporting that the subject, identified as Mr Murray, had taken their cell phones and thrown them.
By Tina Bellon MAGDEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel pleaded with German voters on Saturday to show patience with her refugee policy as anger builds over a record influx of migrants that could hurt her conservatives in three state elections next month. Merkel's popularity has fallen over her decision last year to open Germany's doors to refugees fleeing conflicts. "I know that the people are impatient and want fast answers but fast answers are often the wrong answers," Merkel told CDU supporters in Magdeburg, capital of the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, at a campaign launch event for the state votes.
Boston primary school teacher Caitlin Clavette died after a 200lb (90kg) iron manhole crashed through the front of her car on a highway. Emergency crews clearing the wreckage were extremely distressed, said Cathi Porreca-Leonard, who passed the accident scene. Police in Massachusetts are trying to find out what caused the cast-iron disc to come loose.
As Valentine's Day dawns, which for many is the most romantic night of the year, IBTimes UK looks at the unwelcome side to love through the ages. Sexually transmitted diseases have been around for centuries, with historical documentation dating back to at least 2,000 years ago with the Ebers papyrus, from around 1550BC. This ancient Egyptian document of herbal knowledge contains some of the first treatments for venereal disease.
The prospect of Jersey becoming a gateway to the UK for refugees has been part of the fierce debate among those who both opposed and supported bringing them to the Channel Island. Ferries make the 80-minute trip from St Malo to Jersey up to 14 times a week and the island is only 14 miles (22km) off the French coast. Bram Wanrooij of the Jersey Calais Refugee Group said that it's a potential consequence of the dispersal of refugee camps in Calais by French authorities.
Eight girls have been treated in hospital for broken bones and tissue damage after they were hit by a car outside a school in Liverpool. Police were called by a passerby who witnessed the collision involving a yellow Peugeot car at about 3.20pm, close to Belvedere Academy. Five 11-year-old girls and two 13-year-old girls were taken to Alder Hey Hospital, and a 16-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
When David’s daughter saw a video on YouTube about a little girl donating her hair for kids with cancer and alopecia, she decided that she also wanted to help out. After three days of research she finally made the big chop. Her dad said that she loves her new cut and is delighted that her hair will be making someone happy in the future. Credit: YouTube/Viva Frei
The United States said Friday it had approved selling up to eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, worth a total of $699 million.
The credit and debit card details of more than 100,000 UK residents have been made available through a website that is still operating on the internet. The 'deep web', also known as the 'dark web', is formed of internet sites that are not indexed by major search engines, such as Google and Bing. Accessing the dark web requires using a browser that can access the Tor network – an encrypted and anonymous pathway to internet sites.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said tensions between Moscow and the West have sent the world spiralling into a "new Cold War". Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mr Medvedev blamed US and European leaders for the souring of relations with Russia. "We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he warned.
The mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold has said "never a day goes by" where she does not think of the people her son massacred. In her first TV interview, Sue Klebold said she did not know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack that left 13 people dead. Dylan Klebold and fellow student Eric Harris also injured 21 others at the Denver high school on 20 April 1999, before taking their own lives.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of mother-of-four Caroline Andrews.
When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But 104 years later, the French twins say there's a simple secret to their longevity: sticking together.
The Libyan coastguard on Saturday intercepted a ship with a 12-man foreign crew that it said was smuggling diesel and escorted it to the marine base in Tripoli.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "deluded" if he thinks there is a military solution to the war in Syria, nearly five years into a brutal conflict that has killed more than 260,000 people, a US official said.
Google is set to do some spring cleaning. The tech giant announced that it would be shutting down its picture storage service Picasa in the next few months. Google said it would be shutting Picasa down in stages.
The investigation, published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, says that significantly more people face severe water scarcity than previously believed. "We find that about 71% of the global population (4.3 billion people) lives under conditions of moderate to severe water scarcity at least one month of the year," write the researchers in the report. To find their conclusion, the researchers had to calculate blue water scarcity – the amount of groundwater and freshwater used, compared to how much is available – and the amount of global run-off.
Britain must renew its submarine-borne Trident nuclear weapons system if it is to maintain its "outsized" role in world affairs, U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said in comments published on Saturday. A decision on replacing the ageing fleet of four submarines which carry nuclear warheads is due to be made this year and while Prime Minister David Cameron is committed to renewal, the issue has caused deep divisions in the opposition Labour Party. Carter said the submarine fleet helped the "special relationship" Britain enjoyed with the United States, the BBC said on its website.
As Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris on Tuesday to 'finish' their fateful November rock concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing 90 of their fans, survivors are torn over whether to go to the gig.
Arsenal inadvertently kicked off a chain of events earlier this month that led to a national debate on just how much football tickets are costing the game’s fans. Just two weeks before its big UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona, Arsenal emailed every season-ticket holder, informing them they were pay a surcharge of about £20. It also called into question the claim that Arsenal had shared beyond the Premier League in the 2016-17 to 2018-19 period.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake near an eastern Indonesian island knocked out telephone, radio communications and roads late on Friday, but there were no reported casualties, local residents and a government official said on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 6.5 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 30 kms (18 miles) was reported about 3 kms (2 miles) from Andekantor, a town on Sumba island in East Nusa Tenggara province. "Not yet," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, told Reuters on Saturday when asked whether there were any ...
A fire broke out on Saturday at a construction site where Central Asia's tallest tower is being built in the Kazakh capital Astana, the Kazakh interior ministry said. The blaze at the Abu Dhabi Plaza, being built by United Arab Emirates developer Aldar Properties and contractor Arabtec, started early in the morning and took six hours to put out, the ministry said. The ministry reported no injuries, saying 150 workers had left the construction site, and the extent of damage was unclear.
More than half of the human race could be unemployed in 30 years time as job vacancies are filled by machines, a scientist has predicted.
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Stores are closed at a mall in Caracas, on February 10, 2016
Omani leader Sultan Qaboos is to travel to Germany on Sunday for a limited period of time for medical checks, the official Oman state news agency said on Saturday. Qaboos had previously spent eight months in Germany for medical reasons returning to Oman in March. Western-backed Qaboos has ruled since taking over from his father in a bloodless coup with the help of Oman's former colonial power, Britain.
Sky News takes a look at the stories making a splash in Saturday's national newspapers.
Banking shares in the United States and Europe spiked, with the S&P financial index closing up 4 percent and the STOXX 600 Europe Banks index gaining 5.6 percent. In Europe, advances in shares of Deutsche Bank and its rival Commerzbank of 11.8 percent and 18 percent, respectively, helped European stocks rebound. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares notched its biggest daily gain in five and a half months after hitting a two-and-a-half-year low on Thursday.
Negative comments about NHS care which are posted on social media could be used to prompt investigations into hospitals. The new chairman of England's health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, said complaints made on Facebook could be treated as "early intelligence" which indicates there are potential problems with the way patients are being treated. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Peter Wyman said he plans to overhaul the way inspections are carried out in England's hospitals - combining the likes of mortality data with anecdotal evidence.
Libyan naval forces have seized a Sierra Leone-flagged oil tanker on suspicion of illegally entering Libyan waters in an attempt to smuggle gasoline, authorities said on Saturday. The vessel, the Captain Khayyam, was stopped in Libyan waters on Friday night 25 miles northwest of Zuwarah city, and was carrying 1.6 million litres of gasoline, said Ayoub Qassem, a spokesman for the naval forces allied to Tripoli's self-declared government. "The tanker was seized due to illegal entrance to Libyan waters without permission," Qassem said.
Britain must keep its Trident nuclear deterrent to maintain its "outsized" role in the world, according to the US defence secretary.
Police say a paedophile who was wanted for breaching his licence conditions has been arrested after handing himself in. Officers had warned members of the public not to approach David Chadwick, who comes from Weymouth in Dorset. The 58-year-old surrendered to officers in Lowestoft, Suffolk, and will be returned to jail.
Europe's financial market turmoil could delay a rise in inflation even further and banks will need to be fixed with forceful action over time, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure told a German newspaper on Saturday. The euro area inflation outlook is already weighed down by sharply lower oil prices and slowing global growth, and the market volatility is compounding the problem, Coeure told Rheinische Post. Euro zone bank shares are down nearly 30 percent since the start of the year on concerns about profitability, potentially increasing the cost of capital for banks and holding back lending.
By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Independent is to disappear from news stands next month after its owner took the left-leaning title online only, one of the first national newspapers in the world to buckle under pressure from the internet. While other titles splashed popular fare like weddings, births and deaths of the royal family, the Independent focused on wars in the middle east and developments in science. In its 1990s heyday it briefly sold more copies than Rupert Murdoch's Times newspaper, but from a peak of around 400,000 copies a day then, circulation has fallen to little more than one-tenth of that figure today despite innovations like moving to a tabloid from broadsheet format.
Underground banks in China did more than 1 trillion yuan ($152 billion) in transactions last year and the government will step up efforts to combat the problem this year, state media said on Saturday citing the foreign exchange regulator. China's economic slowdown and market volatility have sparked a wave of capital outflows running into hundreds of billions this year, triggering alarms for China's foreign exchange management system. Zhang Shenghui, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange's inspection division, told the official Xinhua news agency his department last year had participated in breaking up more than 60 underground banks suspected of doing more than 1 trillion yuan in transactions.
There is no reason to believe that Greek banks will need further recapitalisation, after the latest round provided them with 14.4 billion euros of funding, the head of the European Central Bank's supervisory agency was quoted as saying on Saturday. Nouy said Greek banks would be excluded from the ECB's stress tests this year, since they had already gone through "rigorous" health check last year. The ECB carried out an asset-quality review and stress tests of the four biggest Greek banks in October, after they were weakened by political instability, a loss of deposits and the imposition of capital controls in July, which remain in force.
Britain's most successful gymnast Beth Tweddle is walking unaided after neck surgery following a fall during training for Channel 4 show The Jump.
University of California, Berkeley scientists have developed an Android app that can detect earthquakes using smartphones. Called MyShake, it is available in the Google Play Store. The app intends to collate user data in order to determine the magnitude of earthquakes and issue alerts to potential victims in and around affected areas.
By Steve Holland GREENVILLE, S.C. (Reuters) - Donald Trump will face pressure on Saturday night to show a more presidential side to his personality at a debate with his rivals where he may draw more fire than in previous encounters. With a week to go until South Carolina's Republican primary vote on Feb. 20, the 9 p.m. EST debate comes at a time of high anxiety for Trump's opponents. Trump, who won New Hampshire handily on Tuesday after placing second in Iowa on Feb. 1, has a big lead in the polls in South Carolina.
The Ikea group has been accused of evading taxes in Europe. Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have claimed that the Swedish furniture retailer had failed to pay at least €1bn (£776m, $1.13bn) over the past six years, following which they have asked for a probe to check if Ikea's "reprehensible" tax arrangements had breached the rules laid down by the state. The MEPs said they had undertaken an investigation, which had revealed that the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium had helped Ikea with the "large scale [tax] avoidance".
Twitter needs to read The Curve, because giving its loyal fans the option to pay how much they think it is worth could be the key to survival. Four executives leaving in January kicked off what is quickly becoming a difficult year for Twitter. In February the company made a mess of launching a new feature to deliver more important tweets first, then it reported that, for the first time, the number of people using Twitter had fallen.
The deceased has been named as Jacqueline Wolohan from Coolock in Dublin.