News archive from 18 November 2017

The interactive map that shows how YOUR city will be hit by climate change: NASA project reveals what the...

A team of NASA scientists has developed an interactive tool to reveal how the melting of Earth’s ice sheets could affect cities around the world. The tool relies on ‘sea-level fingerprints,’ accounting for the non-uniform pattern of sea level change...

 

When even 280 characters isn't enough: Twitter tests 'tweetstorm' feature to break up longer posts

If Twitter's expanded character count wasn't enough, a new 'Tweetstorm' feature is set to land soon. The feature will allow users to compose a series of separate Tweets, and press a 'Tweet all' button to send all the Tweets out in consecutive...

 

Google colour codes the world: Maps update makes it easier to find everything from a coffee shop to a zoo

Have you ever ended up in a new, unfamiliar neighborhood, desperately searching for the nearest coffee shop?  If so, Google Maps' latest update may be what you've been looking for.  The tech giant has updated its map color scheme and added new icons...

 

Polar Vortex to return! Millions set for 'an extended period of severe winter weather' that will keep...

Millions of Americans will go through a colder than average winter this year, researchers believe.   A new report from the National Science Foundation estimates below normal temperatures for the northern and eastern U.S. after a link between fall...

 

Sturgeon forced back to halt looming BiFab closure

SCOTTISH First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was forced to return early from an international climate change conference yesterday to attend talks on securing the future of a crisis-hit engineering and infrastructure firm. She flew in from Germany for...

 

Next fatal blaze ‘matter of time’

FBU’s terrifying warning on 30th anniversary of King’s Cross fire UNIONS have issued stark warnings about fire and safety funding cuts as they prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the King’s Cross fire. The fire, which killed 31 people and...

 

Tories ‘selling off Network Rail assets’

RAIL unions accused the Tories of asset-stripping Network Rail yesterday over a planned £1 billion fire sale of land owned by the state utility. Network Rail, which owns and maintains Britain’s rail network, runs a linked commercial property arm which...

 

Mugabe ‘released’ from house arrest

President ‘looking relaxed’ as he presides over graduation ceremony ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since Tuesday night’s coup yesterday, receiving an enthusiastic welcome from supporters. Despite being under...

 

Russia’s veto saved us from another Iraq or Libya, says Syrian UN ambassador

RUSSIA’S refusal to allow an open-ended investigation into the Khan Sheikhoun chemical weapons attack on US terms has prevented a repetition of wars that tore Iraq and Libya apart, Syria’s UN ambassador has claimed. Russia used its veto power to block...

 

Government talks to resume with opposition in fortnight

INTERNATIONALLY mediated talks between Venezuela’s government and opposition will resume in the Dominican Republic in two weeks. Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas announced the breakthrough on Thursday, following a closed-door meeting with both...

 

Border threats from Brussels

IRISH Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Foreign Minister Simon Coveney insist they will obstruct the next phase of London-Brussels negotiations without a British government assurance. Varadkar told Theresa May: “Before we move into phase two talks on trade,...

 

Is Russian media really meddling with the West?

Probably, writes BEN COWLES, but then they are just following the West’s lead IN AN attempt to deflect media attention away from her government’s sordid disarray, Theresa May used her speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet this week to accuse Russia of...

 

‘I used to think Marx’s or Lenin’s books said communists must go camping’

MICHAEL ROSEN talks to the Star about his communist parents, his childhood, Jeremy Corbyn, Brexit and art. By Louise Raw I DON’T associate with many creative power couples. The Beckhams call, but there are only so many hours in the day. I’d be...

 

Grenfell five months on: Britain’s most courageous community still abandoned, abused and betrayed

Across the various communities coexisting in Lancaster West, there is a sense of waiting and increasing frustration. ANN CZERNIK reports ON JULY 5 2017 Communities Secretary Sajid Javid sent a taskforce into the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea...

 

Leatherhead shock tipped Billericay in 1st round

Billericay Town 1-3 Leatherhead. Asif Burhan reports from the New Lodge IT’S not often a battle between two seventh-tier teams can call itself the biggest match in the country, but that was the case in front of a sell-out crowd of 3,400 at the New...

 


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