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Turkish businessman Melih Tanriverdi seethes at the suggestion that his private defence consultancy has become Ankara's secret weapon in wars across North Africa and the Middle East.
The incident happened while the aircraft was hovering over the sea off the Ayrshire coast.
‘National treasure’: New Zealand Māori haka protected in trade deal with UK. Traditional war dance, often performed by top sports teams, has been subject to controversial appropriation in the UK
A 14-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a five-year-old found dead in a river.
Latest government figures show 179 new deaths, taking total to 139,031
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Data, published for first time, found cancer diagnoses were 16 per cent higher in most deprived areas
The UK’s net zero strategy still avoids what is needed to avert climate catastrophe. Fairness is vital if people are not to be left behind, but although the government is now saying the right things, its actions lag behind
Best podcasts of the week: more supernatural spookiness with the creator of the Battersea Poltergeist. Danny Robins returns to examine listeners’ freaky real-life tales. Plus: Radiolab pays homage to the cassette tape, and Home/Front tells the story of an unusual anti-war activist
Nottinghamshire police said it was looking into multiple reports of people being “spiked physically”. A 20-year-old man was arrested after a woman reported “a scratching sensation” and suspected her drink had been spiked at a club in Nottingham city centre on Saturday.
They're just a few of the suggestions being bandied around online following reports that Facebook plans to rebrand itself with a new group name. "Meta" was one of the more sober trending suggestions, referring to Facebook's reported desire to assume a name that focuses on the metaverse, a virtual environment where users can hang out. "It would be awesome if Facebook changes its name to Ye," he said.
Amendments to the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill set the stage for a parliamentary tussle known as ping-pong.
Libya is hosting an international conference Thursday to help build stability in the deeply divided country ahead of crucial presidential elections in December. Some 30 delegations are travelling to the capital Tripoli. Among them are representatives from the United Nations, European Union, African Union and the Arab League.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will attend, including officials from regional powers including Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Algeria. Taking places under
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is capping a three-nation tour of Africa with Nigeria, where the hard bargaining is about much more than commercial deals. After the success of Turkish-made drones in the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, arms sales are certainly in the mix. We’ll also ask about drone diplomacy and Erdogan's bid to take custody of Nigerian schools and universities run by the rival Gulenist movement, accused of orchestrating the failed 2016 coup in Turkey.
The monarch, 95, returned to Windsor at lunchtime on Thursday
Twenty-four people were arrested outside the White House on Tuesday, October 19, as civil-rights organizations led a rally calling on the Biden Administration to “protect the freedom to vote” and for the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.The demonstration was led by People for the American Way (PFAW), League of Women Voters (LWV), Declaration for American Democracy, and Democracy Initiative, and took place a day before the Senate was scheduled to vote on the act. Democrats promoting the bill say it’s necessary to counteract hundreds of new voting restrictions enacted by Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country, but with no Republicans on board, the legislation was expected to be defeated.In a statement to Storyful, police with the National Park Service said, “a group affiliated with a permitted demonstration obstructed pedestrian traffic on the North White House sidewalk.” Police said 24 people who refused to comply with dispersal orders were issued citations for obstructing traffic before being released.Among the 24 arrested were actor and PFAW board member Alyssa Milano, President of PFAW Ben Jealous, CEO of the League of Women Voters Virginia Kase Solomon, Director of Declaration for American Democracy Jana Morgan, former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and PFAW board member Rabbi David Saperstein, and Georgia State Rep Bee Nguyen, according to a list of arrestees published by the LWV. Credit: Markus Batchelor/PFAW via Storyful
Two Malayan sun bears celebrated their birthdays on October 19, Zoo Atlanta said in a Facebook post, with footage showing the bears enjoying a watermelon and other treats.The zoo said: “Today we are celebrating two birthdays: Xander’s 22nd birthday (October 10), and Sabah’s 24th birthday (October 17) … They received nesting material, raisin boards (thick plastic board with holes for hiding treats) with Cheerios, air-popped popcorn, peanut butter, one large ice treat with raspberries and bear biscuits, and two half watermelons carved out and filled with crushed-up bear biscuits.” Credit: Zoo Atlanta via Storyful
South Korea’s space agency launched its first domestically built rocket, Nuri, on October 21, but the planned deployment of a dummy payload into orbit did not go according to plan.Reports citing comments made by President Moon Jae-in said that while the rocket completed its flight sequence, it failed to put the dummy satellite into orbit.This footage, posted by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) on YouTube, shows the rocket launching from the Naro Space Center in Goheung. Credit: Korea Aerospace Research Institute via Storyful
Olivia Burt’s father said the nightmare of losing her 1,353 days ago was made worse by inquiry delays.
The broadcaster was diagnosed with cancer four years ago.