Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump over N Korea?

On the surface, it sounds like a historic commitment by Pyongyang - and one that was unthinkable months ago.

House prices soar as Ireland’s economy booms

Ireland's economy is booming and so too are its house prices.

Kim Jong Un vows no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang has suspended its nuclear and long-range missile tests, and will shut down its atomic test site.

Calls for Portman to lose Israeli citizenship

An Israeli politician has called for Natalie Portman to be stripped of her citizenship after she pulled out of a prestigious Jewish awards ceremony.

DJ Avicii found dead in Oman aged 28

Music producer and DJ Avicii has been found dead in Oman at the age of 28, his publicist has said.

Scientists discover new species of exploding ant

A new species of ant which can detonate their bodies when threatened has been discovered by scientists.

Trump, Russia and Wikileaks sued over 2016 campaign

Russia, Donald Trump's campaign and Wikileaks are being sued by the Democratic Party, which alleges they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election.

Man charged with hiring ‘hitman’ to kill ex and three others

A man in Houston has been charged with attempting to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend, her current boyfriend and her parents.

80,000 ‘vomit-smelling’ durian sold in 60 seconds

Lovers of the world's smelliest fruit purchased 80,000 "vomit smelling" durian in 60 seconds after a promotion went online.

Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head

Prince Charles has been approved to take over from the Queen as the next head of the Commonwealth, according to Sky sources.

Central Berlin evacuated after WWII bomb found

The centre of Berlin has been evacuated after the discovery of a Second World War bomb dropped by Britain.

‘Putin boasted to Trump about Russian hookers’

Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin had told him Russia had "some of the most beautiful hookers in the world", according to memos written by a former FBI chief.

Russia: We told US where in Syria they could not bomb

Russia has revealed it warned the US about "red lines" it should not cross before it launched airstrikes on Syria.

‘4,000% rise’ in spread of lies by Russian bots

Online activity by Russian bots, trolls and automated accounts has increased by 4,000% in the days and weeks following the Salisbury poisoning and suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Swaziland changes its name to eSwatini

Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has changed his country's name to eSwatini.

Botox maker’s interest helps Shire shares soar

Shire has attracted further takeover interest as it continues to hold talks with a Japanese rival despite rejecting its advances three times.

Six billion cockroaches bred for potions at AI-controlled farm

Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".

David Copperfield vanishing trick exposed in court

Magician David Copperfield has been forced to reveal the secret of one of his signature tricks after being sued by an injured British audience member.

Kanye West publishing philosophy book on Twitter

Hip hop star Kanye West has broken his 11-month Twitter silence to write a philosophy book "in real time" in a bid to satisfy his "innate need to be expressive".

NASA spacecraft begins search for new planets

NASA's Tess spacecraft has blasted off from Earth in a search for new planets that could support life.
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Grave mistake to think Kim is backing down

Against a backdrop of 2017's escalating tensions and threats of attack, North Korea's announcement that it is suspending all nuclear and missile tests seems a dramatic change of course.

Holy guacamole! Million-dollar fajita thief jailed

A former juvenile detention centre employee has been jailed for 50 years after stealing $1.2m (£974,000) worth of fajitas over a period of nine years.

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump over N Korea?

On the surface, it sounds like a historic commitment by Pyongyang - and one that was unthinkable months ago.