Monday, May 21, 2018

NZ stops new offshore oil and gas exploration

New Zealand is stopping all new offshore oil and gas exploration to fight climate change.

Manics: We are all ‘confused and bewildered’

The Welsh rock stalwarts on their "ecstatic" new album for "harsh times".

Donald Trump ‘should win Nobel Peace Prize’

Donald Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to unify Korea, the South Korean President has reportedly suggested.

Cambridge college ‘touched’ by Hawking graffiti

The theoretical physicist "loved Cambridge and Cambridge loved him", his college bursar says.

Homeless family lived in Bristol hotel for three years

A council is told by the ombudsman to pay compensation after refusing their housing applications.

Ipswich Hospital reviews policy after Ed Sheeran visit

Singer Ed Sheeran was treated at Ipswich Hospital after he broke his elbow and wrist.

‘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.

BBC Breakfast falls for newspaper’s April Fools Brexit joke

A story in The Observer about Brexit emojis fooled the BBC Breakfast team.

Kim Jong Un ‘told to stop smoking’ by S Korean envoy

A South Korean envoy risked the wrath of Kim Jong Un by telling him to kick his smoking habit during landmark talks, according to reports.

Eighteen killed in Gaza border protests

The number of Palestinian protesters killed during clashes along the Gaza border with Israel has risen to 18, after a man shot in the stomach succumbed to his wounds on Monday.

Rats driven off British island after world’s largest rodent cull

The world's largest rodent eradication project has been declared a success, with the UK territory of South Georgia rat-free for the first time in more than 200 years.

Final gender pay gap figures revealed

More than 10,000 companies publish gender pay gap data ahead of Wednesday's midnight deadline.

Four Britons killed in Florida car crash

Four members of a family from Bristol have been killed in a car crash in Florida, police say.

Avalanche in Swiss resort kills three skiers

An avalanche in the Swiss Alps has swept skiers down a mountainside, killing three of them and injuring two others.

Newspaper headlines: May ‘backs US’ and shrine row continues

The PM promises to back allies on Syria, but makes no pledge on military action in Wednesday's papers.

Sugar Tax: George Osborne says it should include milk drinks

George Osborne says if he was still Chancellor he would have expanded the sugar tax.

‘Serious concern’ about death of Russian writer

The death of a journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria is being described as a cause of "serious concern".

Markets rise as China vows to cut auto tariffs

Global markets reacted positively to conciliatory moves from China on Tuesday, after President Xi Jinping promised to cut automotive tariffs this year.

Eurovision winner reveals she is HIV positive

Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst says she has been forced to reveal she is HIV positive after being blackmailed by a former friend.

18 cleared over ‘Ocean’s Eleven-style’ heist

A group of 18 people suspected of being behind a multi-million pound diamond heist has been acquitted of the crime.
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Police warn Meghan’s nephew over nightclub knife

Meghan Markle's nephew has been let off by police after taking a knife into a London nightclub hours after her wedding to Prince Harry.