Manchester bombing latest: Teenager among suspects in custody as Isil urges more attacks at start of Ramadan
The widow of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has written a letter to her late husband days after he killed himself in a Detroit hotel room. Ahead of his funeral in Los Angeles on Friday, Vicky Cornell said she was "sorry" that she "did not see what happened to you that night". Although the medical examiner ruled the singer's cause of death to be suicide by hanging, Mrs Cornell last week suggested anti-anxiety drugs may have played a part .
When are the bank holidays in May 2017? The bank holiday at the beginning of May, known as the early May bank holiday, was kindly introduced by the then employment secretary Michael Foot in 1978, just before he went on to lead the Labour Party. At the time many opposed the move saying a May Day holiday was essentially a communist idea because most countries behind the Iron Curtain used May 1 to celebrate International Workers' Day.
It has been a harrowing last few days for Ariana Grande, and with the well wishes comes the online hate. People are throwing accusations Ariana's way over the events, some claiming she deserved the tragedy, to others saying she is using it for her own personal gain.
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy slowed more sharply than first thought in early 2017 as consumers felt the hit from the rise in inflation that followed the Brexit vote and exporters struggled to benefit from the weak pound. Thursday's downbeat official data - which contrasts with signs of acceleration in many other economies - comes two weeks before Britons vote in a national election. Although employment remains at a record high, the economy has lost a lot of its momentum of last year as the impact of the decision to leave the European Union has started to be felt.
With My Family’s Slave, journalist Alex Tizon challenges our complacency over domestic workers. When does domestic work become slavery?
Although Winston Churchill and George Orwell never met or even corresponded, the American military historian Thomas E Ricks has linked them in a book subtitled The Fight for Freedom. It is true that Orwell chose “Winston” as the hero of 1984, and that Churchill enjoyed it so much he read it twice, but is that really enough of a connection to justify an entire book?
Video game development is hard, and can be especially tough on smaller studios whose work competes in the minds of players with the expectations created by games developed by much larger teams. Big deals with major publishers bring exposure, but that too creates pressure which can have a negative impact on a game's development. Tequila Works came to know this all too well during the development of Rime.
It's tough for trees to thrive in the semi-desert Sous valley region of southern Morocco, but scientists have found that some might be getting a helping hand from an unlikely source. While the local goats have been considered something of a menace because of their fondness for the argan fruit, Spanish ecologists have observed an unusual way in which they might actually be helping - they are constantly spitting out their seeds. Domesticated goats in the region are inordinately fond of climbing to the precarious tops of argan trees to find fresh forage.
Feral hogs are believed to cause around $50m in damages annually in Texas from devoured and uprooted crops. Texas is to introduce a novel solution to its abundance of unwanted feral pigs by allowing people to shoot the animals from hot air balloons. The state senate has passed a bill that permits the targeting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons following concerns that hunting them from helicopters, which is already allowed, has been unsuccessful because the noise scares the porcine interlopers away.
Charlie Gard, who has a rare genetic condition, can only breathe through a ventilator. A couple who want to stop doctors taking their baby son off life support so they can take him to the US for treatment could take their case to the supreme court. Appeal court judges ruled on Thursday that doctors could stop providing treatment nine-month-old Charlie Gard, who is being kept on a ventilator at Great Ormond Street hospital in London.
Britain's northern shores and far-flung island territories host a large proportion of the world’s seabirds. Among those entranced by these creatures was the late publisher and politician Nigel Nicolson. Nicolson took his son Adam to witness the spectacle, and the boy was equally enraptured.
OPEC and Russia are expected to extend oil production cuts for nine months, but it may not be enough to sop up a glut of crude on global markets and raise prices
A fossil of a previously unknown species of aquatic reptile the size of a bus has been discovered by scientists in Russia. A type of pliosaur, its head alone was about 1.5 metres (nearly five feet) long with most of this made up of a slender beak-like structure similar to ones seen today on some river dolphins. The fossil was found in 2002 on the bank of the Volga river near the city of Ulyanovsk, but it has only now been identified as a new species.
A concerted campaign by Italy to inject fresh talent into the country’s moribund museum sector was thrown into disarray on Thursday after a court struck down the appointment of five new museum directors. Italy has over the past two years recruited 20 highly-qualified new directors, seven of them foreigners, to shake up institutions which are richly-endowed with cultural treasures but often poorly run and badly promoted. Dario Franceschini, the culture minister who has spearheaded the campaign, said the tribunal’s decision had left him “speechless”.
Doctors should be allowed to stop life-support treatment for a sick baby who needs a ventilator to breathe, appeal court judges have ruled. Charlie Gard suffers from a form of mitochondrial disease that leads to progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. The couple has raised £1.3m to send him to the US, but doctors at Great Ormond Street have argued continuing any life-support treatment would not benefit Charlie and would just "prolong the process of dying".
For all its excellent Indian restaurants, it has taken until now for a restaurant to open in central London that puts all its energy into the humble biryani. Dum Biryani, which has just arrived on Wardour Street, is the place that has finally done it.
The world premiere of Wonder Woman is still one week away, but the mightiest Amazon on the planet is already kicking ass on Wall Street. If you purchased Amazon stock when the company went public on May 15, 1997, and never sold it, you may be reading this piece from your private island in the Mediterranean. Amazon (AMZN) went on sale that day just over 20 years ago at $18 per share.
The 15-year-old boy suffers from a variety of medical problems, but his parents exaggerated his symptoms, said Mr Justice Hayden. The judge has not identified the family, but he said Westminster City Council social services staff had welfare responsibilities and indicated that specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London were involved in his care. Mr Justice Hayden indicated that the boy had a number of ailments including digestive difficulties, blood pressure problems and joint pain and said that he had been placed at a residential unit under the care of Westminster City Council some months ago.
Simply put, Sir Peter Marychurch was one of Britain's most senior and influential “spooks” during the latter years of the Cold War. From 1983-89, he was director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) at Cheltenham, retiring with great satisfaction after the fall of the Berlin Wall. During his tenure as head of GCHQ, he battled three major issues.
Police shut Westminster Bridge after reports of a suspicious vehicle. Scotland Yard said it was investigating an abandoned vehicle. Pictures and video from the scene showed a heavy police presence and a cordon near to Parliament Square.