Magic Johnson has been enlisted to save the flagging franchise from the front office. From the moment he came into the NBA as a point guard in a power forward’s body, Magic Johnson was a transformative figure. If he can build the Lakers into champions again the way he did as a plRead more »
Lords warned not to block Brexit Peers warned against 'improper' amending of Article 50 Bill Labour peer Lord Liddle attacks Jeremy Corbyn Juncker: Britain will have to pay ' hefty price' to leave EU How might the Lords disrupt the Bill Europe wants Britain to pay billions up until 2023 The day Theresa May went to show the Lords who’s boss
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, left, and his half-brother Kim Jong-nam. Kim Jong-nam spent his last few years highly paranoid, hiding from the regime run by his dictator half-brother while struggling with a sense of powerlessness over the fate of his homeland, according to people who knew him. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, a close friend and confidant of the man once heir to the North Korean dynasty talked about Kim’s open-minded views and personality that led to his exile – and possibly his death.
Former teen idol David Cassidy has revealed he has dementia, after forgetting the words to his own songs during concerts last weekend. The 66-year-old US singer and former Partridge Family star has said he will stop touring after admitting that he is suffering from the same disease his mother and grandfather had. Cassidy appeared to fall off stage and struggled to remember some of his old numbers at small venue gigs in California on Saturday and Sunday.
An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air crashed in a "massive fireball" into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The US Embassy in Canberra confirmed that four victims were US citizens. Texans Greg Reynolds De Haven and Russell Munsch have been identified by their families on social media as two of the victims. "The US Embassy in Canberra and US Consulate in Melbourne are working closely with local authorities.
Craig David says his return to the Brits has been a "rollercoaster ride". Sixteen years after being first nominated for best British male solo artist, the singer is again back in contention for one of music's biggest honours tonight - up against Skepta, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and David Bowie.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices ended about 1 percent higher after touching three-week highs on Tuesday on OPEC's optimism for greater compliance with its deal with other producers including Russia to curb output in an effort to clear a glut that has weighed on the market. OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo told an industry conference in London that January data showed conformity from participating OPEC nations with output curbs had been above 90 percent and oil inventories would decline further this year. Barkindo said it was too early to say if the supply cut, which lasts for six months from Jan. 1, would need to be extended or deepened at the next OPEC meeting in May. "While Barkindo's statement puts a confident spin on market fundamentals, we'd say questions do remain, given that Iran seems to be signalling increased production rather than improved compliance," Tim Evans, an energy futures specialist at Citi Futures said in a note.
HSBC has revealed it is facing a UK probe over money laundering rules, as it published results warning of the challenges posed by Brexit and Donald Trump.
Police are digging up the garden of a house where double killer Christopher Halliwell once lived. The ex-taxi driver is serving a life sentence for murdering 20-year-old Becky Godden in 2003 and 22-year-old Sian O'Callaghan in 2011. Wiltshire Police said specialist officers are carrying out excavation works within the gardens of two properties in Broad Street, Swindon, as part of an ongoing investigation.
By Manuel Mogato BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as "very unsettling" and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of "recent developments", the Philippines said on Tuesday. The region's foreign ministers were unanimous in their concern over China's militarisation of its artificial islands, but were confident a framework for a code of maritime conduct could be agreed with Beijing by June, Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said. Yasay did not say what developments provoked the concern, but said the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) hoped China and the United States would ensure peace and stability.
Keri Young and her husband Royce went for an ultra-sound scan at 19 weeks to find out their baby’s sex but were devastated to learn that the child had a terminal condition known as anencephaly. Mr and Mrs Young weighed whether to induce an early pregnancy and move on with their lives but decided instead to take the pregnancy to full-term so that the child’s organs could be donated. “This is our daughter's perfect heart.
Marouane Fellaini is left behind by Pogba and Ibrahimovic after getting confused in Manchester United training. Manchester United were in training before their Europa League clash against French side Saint-Étienne.
Gary Barlow today said he was taking “nothing for granted” after his first musical The Girls won a standing ovation from stars at its West End debut. Mark Owen was at the show opener last night to support his “workaholic” bandmate, who is also filming the BBC’s Let it Shine and preparing a new Take That album. Graham Norton, Great British Bake Off’s Mel Giedroyc, Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond and This Morning’s Phillip Schofield were among the crowd at the Phoenix Theatre.
Scientists have come up with some new fodder for your nightmares in the form of a prehistoric fish-eating WORM with the biggest jaws ever seen in such creatures. The now-extinct bristle worm is an ancestor of modern day earthworms and leeches, and roamed the Palaeozoic seas 400 million years ago. In fact, the worm is so hardcore that it has been named after a heavy metal bassist – its full species name is Websteroprion armstrongi in tribute to Derek Armstrong who collected the fossils and bass player Alex Webster of death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has doled out a series of announcements, marking a shift in the country's telecom sector. Following the 170-day period since the launch of Reliance Jio mobile network and bagging 100 million customers , Ambani has all the reasons to look forward to expand his footprint in the rapidly-expanding Indian market. Ambani, the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, announced – on somewhat predictable lines – freebies for its Jio users at the launch in September, 2016.
Police have shot at a man who stole a lorry carrying butane gas cannisters and drove it at high speed the wrong way down a motorway in Barcelona. During the chase that ensued, the driver took a turn near the Spanish city's famous harbour and drove against traffic and into a motorway exit where several cars were hit. A recent terror plot involving gas cylinders in France and the use of lorries by Isis-inspired attackers in Nice and Berlin sparked initial fears of a new attack but the possibility was ruled out by investigators.
Popular German film star Marika Rökk was suspected of being a Soviet spy, newly declassified records have revealed. The actress became famous during Nazi and post-war era Germany after Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decided Germany needed a film icon to rival Hollywood stars such as Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth.
Android 7.0 Nougat has barely made its way to most compatible devices and people are already speculating what the next Android OS will be called. A Google executive recently added more speculation by teasing an Oreo hint for the next Android OS version. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the SVP for Android, Chrome OS & Play at Google posted a GIF on his Twitter page showing what looks like an Oreo cake.
A spectacular 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon has been captured on camera lighting up the sky in Singapore. “It started as a small orange circle then grew bigger and bigger [until] all the colours came out … It lasted for about 15 minutes and it slowly went off,” explained a childcare worker Fazidah Mokhtar. Photos of other 'fire rainbows' captured in Jamaica and the US have previously been shared on social media.
The privacy settings of Windows 10 still remains a matter of concern for privacy watchdogs in the EU, even as Microsoft has already made changes to the installation process. The group known as Article 29 Working Party, which is made up of EU's 28 authorities, is responsible for enforcing data protection laws. Last year, the group wrote to Microsoft expressing concerns over the default installation settings of Windows 10, and about consumers not having control over the company processing their data, suggests a Reuters report.
Passers-by raced to the aid of a young man who was found lying face down in the street after he was stabbed in Shepherd’s Bush.
The team’s invention works much like WiFi, and allows devices to receive power without the need for wires.
One of the Bank of England's most senior policymakers has acknowledged that the central bank is unlikely to predict the next financial crisis or even the next recession in the UK because economic models are simply not good enough. Speaking to the House of Commons' Treasury Select Committee (TSC) on Tuesday, Monetary Policy Committee member Gertjan Vlieghe told MPs: "We are probably not going to forecast the next financial crisis, nor are we going to forecast the next recession.
Chris Brown just can't seem to stay out of trouble, now with a restraining order that dictates he must stay away from ex Karrueche Tran. Blac Chyna is in happier spirits now that she's without HER ex Rob Kardashian, showing off even more weight loss since her breakup. And why is everyone giving Emma Watson's singing ability a hard time? This and more on the Daily Rewind.
The head of Britain's biggest trade union Unite said on Tuesday he will seek assurances from the chief executive of PSA Carlos Tavares that it will maintain jobs and keep plants in Britain open during a meeting on Friday. Peugeot maker PSA is considering the buyout of General Motors' European operations, which include Vauxhall in Britain, and said on Tuesday it will respect existing labour agreements if a deal took place. "We’ll be seeking these very same assurances for our workers, plants and agreements when I meet with Mr Tavares on Friday," Unite's General Secretary Len McCluskey said in an emailed statement.