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New Zealand flights return to normal after pipeline repairs

New Zealand flights return to normal after pipeline repairs

Airlines will start receiving the first batch of jet fuel through the main pipeline to Auckland Airport since it was damaged earlier this month. Two million litres will be transferred on Monday evening local time, ending a 10-day shortage. Most flights h

today, 06:15 in Business
 
Sri Lankan arrested with nearly 1kg of gold in his rectum

Sri Lankan arrested with nearly 1kg of gold in his rectum

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and jewellery weighing up to 1kg (2.2lb) hidden in his rectum. Customs officials found 904 grams of gold, worth about 4.5m Sri Lankan rupees ($29,370, £21,700) inside the sus

today, 05:28 in World News
 

Iraq's Kurdistan region holds independence vote

Voters are heading to the polls in a controversial independence referendum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Iraq's prime minister has warned he will take "necessary measures to preserve the unity of the country". Western countries have...

today, 05:00 in World News
 
Labour pledges law to cut credit card debt

Labour pledges law to cut credit card debt

Legislation limiting the amount of interest that can be charged on credit card debts is being promised by the Labour Party. Under the changes, nobody would pay more in interest than they had originally borrowed. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says more

today, 03:58 in Regional
 
Bali volcano: 35,000 evacuated from near Mount Agung

Bali volcano: 35,000 evacuated from near Mount Agung

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes near an active volcano in Bali, as authorities warn it could erupt imminently. The area around Mount Agung has seen hundreds of tremors and signs of magma rising to the surface in recent days. Aut

today, 03:53 in World News
 
Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place

Brexit: Fresh round of negotiations to take place

Brexit Secretary David Davis will lead the UK team of negotiators into their fourth round of talks with EU officials in Brussels on Monday. It will be the first opportunity for the European delegation to respond to Theresa May's speech in Florence. Mrs M

today, 03:31 in Regional
 
Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

Britain will need to boost its generation of electricity by about a quarter, Scottish Power has estimated. The energy firm said electric cars and a shift to electric heating could send demand for power soaring. Its chief executive also said there would h

today, 02:44 in Regional
 
Australia to create national space agency

Australia to create national space agency

Australia will establish a national space agency to grow its space industry, the government has said. The nation is one of the only developed countries in the world not to have a space agency. Acting Industry Minister Michaelia Cash said it was...

today, 02:35 in World News
 
Joe Sugg: 8 things to know about one of YouTube's biggest stars

Joe Sugg: 8 things to know about one of YouTube's biggest stars

Joe Sugg may be one of YouTube's biggest stars (and the brother of another - Zoella), but he still doesn't see himself as a celebrity. "You could probably ask any YouTuber in the UK if they'd class themselves as a celebrity, and I guarantee...

today, 02:27 in Art & Culture
 
X-rays of rare Degas sculptures reveal artist's secrets

X-rays of rare Degas sculptures reveal artist's secrets

Scientists have used X-ray images to show that the artist Edgar Degas used everyday objects, such as bits of wine corks, to bulk out his wax sculptures. Only three of the artist's rare beeswax creations - depicting dancers - are held in the UK. Conservat

today, 02:21 in Regional
 
Birmingham tops 'crash for cash' postcodes hotspots

Birmingham tops 'crash for cash' postcodes hotspots

Birmingham has topped the UK's "crash for cash" postcode league - the second time in a year the city has featured in a table of hotspots for the crime. "Crash for cash" scams are run by fraudsters who manufacture collisions with...

today, 01:56 in Regional
 
Jared Kushner used private email for White House business

Jared Kushner used private email for White House business

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner used a private email account to carry out official White House business, his lawyer told US media. Mr Kushner is a senior adviser to the president, and married to Ivanka Trump. His lawyer confirmed the existence of

today, 01:15 in World News
 
US expands travel ban to include N Korea

US expands travel ban to include N Korea

The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. Donald Trump issued a presidential pr

today, 00:58 in World News
 
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The neglected genius

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The neglected genius

It's almost 30 years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died in New York. Aged just 27, he'd been acclaimed as a major visual artist with roots in street graffiti. Now a big exhibition of his work has opened at the Barbican in London. His friend Jennifer Stein r

today, 00:37 in Art & Culture
 
Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean

Abandoned at Burning Man, bicycles now head for Houston and the Caribbean

Thousands of Burning Man revellers abandoned their bicycles when they left the desert festival. Will hurricane victims give them a second life and a new purpose? When the rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped, everything Yesenia Rodriguez owned was

today, 00:20 in World News
 


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