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UKIP burka ban policy 'misguided' says party's MEP

UKIP burka ban policy 'misguided' says party's MEP

UKIP's foreign affairs spokesman has resigned his post in protest at leader Paul Nuttall's plans to ban the burka. Mr Nuttall sparked controversy over his proposals to outlaw the full-face veil - as well as forcing girls at risk of female genital mutilat

3 min. ago in Politics
 
Shark attack mum Frankie Gonsalves to be airlifted to UK

Shark attack mum Frankie Gonsalves to be airlifted to UK

A woman attacked by a shark in the South Atlantic is to be airlifted to a London hospital on Wednesday, her father has said. Social worker Frankie Gonsalves was swimming with her husband Dean and two children off Ascension Island, when the shark bit her

14 min. ago in Regional
 
Russian hackers 'target' presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers 'target' presidential candidate Macron

Russian hackers are targeting the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, say security experts. Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend

22 min. ago in Science &Technology
 
General election 2017: Tory MPs Tyrie and Haselhurst to stand down

General election 2017: Tory MPs Tyrie and Haselhurst to stand down

Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie, who chairs the powerful Treasury Select Committee, is to stand down from Parliament at the general election. The MP, who has represented Chichester in Sussex since 1997, said at the age of 60 it was time to do other things b

47 min. ago in Politics
 
Teenage hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global cyber attacks

Teenage hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global cyber attacks

A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire. Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks. Among the

today, 14:27 in Regional
 
Beyonce actually outsold Drake in 2016

Beyonce actually outsold Drake in 2016

Until today, we thought Drake's Views was the best-selling album of 2016, but new music industry figures suggest otherwise. According to the IFPI's annual report, both Beyonce's Lemonade and Adele's 25 shifted more copies worldwide. Beyonce topped the ch

today, 14:19 in Art & Culture
 
Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument with his wife.

today, 13:48 in World News
 
Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon

Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Meyer, will be paid $184m when the sale of her company to Verizon completes this year. The huge sum - a combination of various payments - is detailed in a 429-page document lodged with the US Securities and Investment Com

today, 13:45 in Science &Technology
 
Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies

Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies

Author Robert Pirsig has died at the age of 88, his publisher has confirmed. Peter Hubbard, executive editor at William Morrow & Co, said Pirsig's wife Wendy had confirmed the author's death at his home in Maine "after a period of failing...

today, 13:38 in Art & Culture
 
Nestle cuts 300 jobs in north of England

Nestle cuts 300 jobs in north of England

Confectionery giant Nestle is planning to cut almost 300 jobs, mainly in York and Newcastle, and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, the GMB and Unite unions said. More to follow.

today, 13:33 in Business
 
Tom Hardy 'arrests fleeing moped thief' in London

Tom Hardy 'arrests fleeing moped thief' in London

Actor Tom Hardy apprehended a man who had allegedly stolen a moped in London, police have said. The Hollywood star stepped in after two men on the moped crashed into a car in Richmond south-west London, on Sunday afternoon. They ran off before one was wa

today, 13:11 in Regional
 
Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire

Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire

France's richest man has made a £10bn move to combine the Christian Dior fashion house and luxury goods firm LVMH under the same ownership. Bernard Arnault is the boss of LVMH, which runs Louis Vuitton and Moet champagne, and is also the main shareholder

today, 12:43 in Business
 
Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'

Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'

Mental health spending is being cut by £4.5m in five English regions this year, new figures indicate. The largest cut, of £1.9m or 3.6% , will be made in Walsall, in the West Midlands, Pulse magazine data shows. Two Merseyside clinical commissioning grou

today, 12:39 in Regional
 
Strangers 'said sorry' before acid attack

Strangers 'said sorry' before acid attack

An acid victim has said he was attacked on his doorstep by two unknown men who apologised for what they were about to do. Chris Bonney, who was attacked in February 2016, told Victoria Derbyshire the men had said: "Are you Chris? We're ever so...

today, 12:32 in Regional
 
Google driverless cars free to public in Phoenix

Google driverless cars free to public in Phoenix

Google is letting people use its driverless car service for any ride at any time. The search firm's sister company Waymo has created a free "early rider" programme in Phoenix, Arizona. Hundreds of families are expected to take part. Waymo...

today, 12:23 in Science &Technology
 


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