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.12 days agonews.sky.com
A clip from Sacha Baron Cohen's new film Grimsby shocked the audience and guests on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show.
Detectives believe they have established the identity of a woman thought to have been abducted from a city street.
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.
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.
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.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. Rather than play it safe, Trump responded to every comment levelled his way, interrupted his opponents at will and called them liars repeatedly in an emotional outburst that could raise more questions about whether he has the temperament to serve in the White House. Cruz and fellow Senator Marco Rubio also took pointed jabs at each other over illegal immigration.
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.
Crowds gather at Brisbane hospital to support staff's refusal to discharge a baby that faces deportation to a notoriously harsh detention centre.
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.
The patient who had a two-year sexual relationship with Chancellor George Osborne's psychiatrist brother has claimed he used her as a "sex toy".
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saudi Arabia has deployed warplanes to a Turkish airbase in order to "intensify" its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, a senior Saudi defence official has said.
Police are investigating a killing at an asylum centre in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee centre for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction.
A homeless woman and her dog who "courageously" confronted a thief were able to return goods worth over £1,000 stolen from a beauty store.
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.
A clear majority of Britons do not expect Prime Minister David Cameron to get a good deal in his renegotiation of Britain's EU membership terms, according to a poll on Saturday, adding to the pressure on him ahead of next week's meeting of leaders. Cameron is hoping to clinch a deal with his European Union peers at a summit on Feb. 18-19 which he can then put before the British public in a referendum on whether to remain in the 28-member bloc. The latest ComRes survey for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror newspapers found that by nearly three to one, Britons were expecting that Cameron would not get a good deal for Britain.
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.
President Mamnoon Hussain has urged Pakistanis not to observe Valentine's Day, the romantic holiday that hardline Muslim clerics want banned but officials in the capital say they cannot suppress. The president criticised Valentine's Day, which falls on Sunday this year, as a Western import that threatens to undermine the Islamic values of Pakistan. Despite its roots as a Christian holiday, Valentine's Day has gained popularity among Pakistanis, with flower vendors reporting booming sales this year, as in recent years.
At least 30 people have been killed in fresh Boko Haram raids on two villages in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP Saturday, again calling into question President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that Nigeria had largely defeated the jihadist group.
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.
Serial killer Levi Bellfield has accused Surrey Police of giving "no thought" to Milly Dowler's family after the force said he had confessed to her killing.
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.
An Irish couple who survived the terrorist massacre at a concert in Paris three months ago say they would love to attend next week's memorial show but it is "just too soon". David Nolan from County Cork and girlfriend Katie Healy, from County Louth, were watching Eagles Of Death Metal at the Bataclan when gunmen burst in and killed 90 people. The American band will return to Paris on Tuesday to play the Olympia venue in memory of those who lost their lives in the 13 November attacks.
Tam O'Braan has had several lives. Having been a soldier, an agronomist and an entrepreneur, he now grows tea in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, and is the envy of those who once called him crazy.
A 13-year-old Iraqi girl's home burned after she criticised the governor of a central Iraq province in a televised interview, her father and police said on Saturday.
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.
A vehicle leaving the Kaesong joint industrial zone passes through a military checkpoint in Paju on February 11, 2016
A family from Dorset are bottling the pure scent of the British countryside to sell abroad. Sky's Siobhan Robbins reports
Four female rowers attempting to break a speed record have been saved from the Atlantic Ocean after their boat capsized hundreds of miles away from land. Gemma Chalk, Clare Lanyon, Jane McIntosh and Olivia Wilson were stranded without their oars or a navigation system. The UK Coastguard received a distress signal from the British crew just after 9am on Saturday, but officials said they were "an extremely long way from land with no other vessels in the immediate vicinity".
A grieving mother is to embark on a year-long coastal walk in memory of her daughter who suddenly died last year.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of mother-of-four Caroline Andrews.
The Church of England has defended sending "prayers" on Twitter to The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins following his stroke.
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.
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.
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.
Britain's most successful gymnast Beth Tweddle is walking unaided after neck surgery following a fall during training for Channel 4 show The Jump.
By Sinead Cruise and Anjuli Davies LONDON (Reuters) - Dwindling job security, heavier workloads, regulatory upheaval and the poor public image of the banking sector are taking a toll on the mental health of Britain's bank workers. Eight years after the global financial crisis, stress in the industry has pushed up demand for insurance to protect revenues against the cost of paying staff too sick to work, insurance data show. "The problem has gone into a new stratosphere since the financial crisis ... Those who still have a job are vilified," said Jagdev Kenth, director of risk and regulatory strategy in the financial institutions group at Willis Towers Watson.
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.
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By Neil Jerome Morales and Anshuman Daga MANILA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Philippine Airlines Inc (PAL) is close to announcing a deal to secure about half a dozen wide-body Airbus jets to serve U.S. and Europe long-haul flights, several people familiar with the matter said. The deal for Airbus A350-900 jets, likely to be announced at this week's Singapore Airshow, would be valued around $1.8 billion at list prices based on an outright purchase, though other deal structures may be considered, said the people who were not authorised to speak to the media. One source said this could involve PAL leasing the planes.
A first look at the trailer for a new biopic about British Olympic skier Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, starring Kingsman actor Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.
A new tranche of 551 email documents from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department on Saturday includes 84 that have been reclassified as "confidential" or "secret."
By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - If you believe online polls, Britain's looming referendum on whether to quit the European Union will be a tight race that the "out" camp could win. The EU risks losing its second-biggest economy and one of its two main military powers, while the consequences for Britain in terms of trade, growth and influence in the world could be profound. The pollsters are desperate to get it right this time.
Eddie Redmayne and his pregnant wife Hannah Bagshawe wowed on the red carpet as some of Hollywood's finest descended on London for the Baftas Lancome Nominees' Party.
The Chinese economy grew 6.9% in 2015 and capital has been flowing out of the country due to worries over flagging growth, causing the currency to weaken
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.
The deceased has been named as Jacqueline Wolohan from Coolock in Dublin.
A 10-minute saliva test could revolutionise the diagnosis of cancer - with the scientist behind the technique hoping it will be available in the UK within four years. Current tests for cancer often have a two-week turnaround time, but this breakthrough means a diagnosis "can be done in a doctor's office while patients wait". So far, saliva tests on lung cancer patients have had "near-perfect" accuracy and the professor who pioneered the breakthrough has told Sky News it could be used to diagnose other cancers.
Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update, weighing in at 91.12MB, for its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch. The update brings a bunch of new apps such as World Clock, ESPN and News Briefing, and new watch faces. If you have missed a notification, there is an unread notification indicator on the watch face.
The presumed mastermind behind the murder of a Mexican journalist was arrested in the eastern state of Veracruz on Saturday, the state's governor said, as Mexico struggles with a wave of attacks on reporters. Anabel Flores, who covered the police force for regional media outlets, was violently dragged from her home in Veracruz by a group of armed men earlier this week and found dead on a highway. "Josele Marquez (alias) El Chichi is implicated, among other crimes, as (the one responsible) for the assassination of journalist Anabel Flores," Governor Javier Duarte wrote on his verified Twitter account in announcing the arrest.
Borek Sipek, the official architect for Prague Castle during Vaclav Havel's Czech presidency, died on Saturday after a long struggle with cancer, the CTK news agency said. Sipek participated in the transformation of the castle after the fall of communist rule in the Velvet Revolution of 1989 into an open centre of culture and arts.
Poland is drawing up new regulations to punish use of the phrase "Polish death camps" when referring to wartime Nazi concentration camps on Polish soil, Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said on Saturday. Poland has long sought to eliminate the misleading phrase from historical and newspaper accounts since it suggests the country, which was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War Two, was responsible for Holocaust-era camps on its territory. The Nazis operated their most infamous death camps, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor and Treblinka complexes, mostly in occupied Poland rather than in Germany.
A man, who couldn't bare the thought of his family home and memories being destroyed, covered the house with huge pictures of his childhood. .
Barry Manilow is "out of surgery and doing well" a day after he was admitted to hospital, according to a statement on his Facebook page. The 72-year-old crooner was rushed back to Los Angeles on Thursday night after a show in Memphis, Tennessee.
The mother of a teen involved in the deadliest high school shooting in US history said she saw no signs of her son's mental distress ahead of the 1999 Columbine massacre.