In Pictures: Heavy rain brings weekend washout for many
Downpours have affected parts of the UK, as the Met Office warned of chilly temperatures, heavy showers and strong winds.
The forecaster issued a yellow warning for wind and rain, running until early on Sunday, across south-western parts of Scotland and the far north of Northern Ireland as gusts of up to 70mph could hit the coastline.
In parts of England on Saturday, rivers burst their banks, with fields and roads flooded after the downpours.
On January 24, the United States Justice Department, along with eight states, filed an antitrust suit against Google. 'Time' reports that the suit aims to smash the tech giant's alleged monopoly on the online advertising ecosystem.
Manchester City and Arsenal take a break from an intense Premier League title race this weekend -- only to face each other in a heavyweight FA Cup clash at the Etihad.City are five points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand, but the champions still have to play the Gunners twice in the league, making their FA Cup showdown a tantalising appetiser ahead of the main course.
Tanzanian opposition stalwart Tundu Lissu arrived back in his homeland on Wednesday to a rousing welcome from supporters after spending most of the past five years in exile following an assassination attempt.My five years abroad were not easy at all for my family and I, my party, and my country in general," Lissu told supporters.
Michael Gove has promised to harness the “spirit” of Thatcherism to help the north of England. At the Convention of the North, the Levelling Up Minister cited the “active” government of Margaret Thatcher and her 1980s transformation of the London docklands as inspiration for government plans to narrow economic and social disparities between the north and south. “One of the most signal successes we owe to Mrs Thatcher’s government, and it is that spirit that animates our levelling up policies: active government,” Mr Gove said.
Following Brexit, confectioner Pecan Deluxe Candy soon discovered that British operations were plagued by costly new red tape on exports of animal-derived products."We decided to take action because ... we weren't just going to lie down and take it," Graham Kingston, managing director of the Pecan Delux Candy Europe, told AFP.
The UK left the European Union's single market and customs union two years ago, forcing exporters of animal-based foodstuffs to submit veterinary certification and other c
A huge elephant seal who has been causing a stir in Victoria, Australia, interrupted a dog owner’s usual walk on a favorite pier on January 22, after rangers roped off the structure so the sea creature could loll undisturbed.Local diver Jules Casey captured footage of the seal at Camerons Bight in the seaside town of Blairgowrie and posted it on Instagram.What’s believed to be the same seal was spotted in Point Lonsdale on January 20, and spotted again in Blairgowrie on January 23.Casey said an unintended consequence of the seal taking up residence on the jetty on the 22nd was that it interrupted her usual dog-walking routine with her two canines, Eko and Salty.Casey’s Instagram post noted that “most mornings” she takes the pair of dogs for a walk at Camerons Bight beach. “They love to explore the little jetty, but today they weren’t allowed on the jetty because we had a very special visitor,” her caption noted.The seal, she said, “caused a great deal of excitement amongst the locals and tourists wanting to visit her. So the local wildlife rangers have roped off the area to ensure people keep a respectable distance so as not to disturb her while she is resting.”The footage from Casey, a keen diver in the area’s waters, shows the seal galumphing along the pier, before dropping back in the water. Additional footage then shows the seal enjoying a snooze on the beach. Credit: Jules Casey via Storyful
For the past several days the focus of war news has been squarely on Germany’s Olaf Scholz. The chancellor has been battling with his conscience over whether to accede to Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea to supply…