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Body found in suitcase in Italian port of Rimini

Body found in suitcase in Italian port of Rimini

Police are investigating whether a body found in a suitcase in an Italian port could be that of a missing Dublin-based woman. Chinese-born Xing Lei Li went missing on a cruise in February. She was last seen on 10 February after boarding the ship in Genoa

7 min. ago in World News
 
South Sudan attack 'could hinder aid deliveries'

South Sudan attack 'could hinder aid deliveries'

Aid agencies say the "shocking" killing of six aid workers in South Sudan on Saturday is causing them to re-assess how and when they can deliver supplies. The victims were ambushed by unknown attackers when travelling between Juba and the...

7 min. ago in World News
 
Let there be neon light: Tate Britain unveils 'drawing in space'

Let there be neon light: Tate Britain unveils 'drawing in space'

It is made from almost two kilometres of spiralling neon light and has been described as a "drawing in space" and a "celestial map". The sculpture, by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans, is the latest artwork to go on show at Tate...

11 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
Asda watermelon sleepwalker thinks subconscious 'got hungry'

Asda watermelon sleepwalker thinks subconscious 'got hungry'

A woman who sleepwalked to a supermarket in just her nightdress looking for a watermelon has said she thinks her subconscious "got hungry". Ruth Rose, 23, walked more than a mile to the Garthdee branch of Asda in Aberdeen at about 02:30 on...

21 min. ago in Regional
 
House of Lords: 27 hereditary peers stand in election

House of Lords: 27 hereditary peers stand in election

A seat in the House of Lords is up for grabs, with 27 hereditary peers vying to join or, in several cases, re-join the Upper House. The result of the "by-election", triggered by the death of Lord Lyell, will be announced later on Monday....

45 min. ago in Politics
 
J.K. Rowling and Ian McKellen feature in Hull portrait exhibition

J.K. Rowling and Ian McKellen feature in Hull portrait exhibition

A collection of portraits depicting a host of household names is set to open in Hull as part of its city of culture celebrations. The National Portrait Gallery commissions feature people from the worlds of culture, politics, sport and fashion, including

48 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
Belfast's Origin wins Spectator 'worst public art' award

Belfast's Origin wins Spectator 'worst public art' award

Is this really the worst piece of public art in the UK? The Origin sculpture overlooks Belfast and was unveiled in September to coincide with Culture Night. It now has the unhappy honour of winning the "What's That Thing?" award for the...

48 min. ago in Art & Culture
 
IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria's Tabqa dam

IS conflict: US-backed force pauses assault on Syria's Tabqa dam

US-backed Syrian fighters have paused their offensive near the Tabqa dam so engineers can do any work necessary to ensure it continues to function. The Syrian Democratic Forces alliance is battling Islamic State militants for control of the structure, wh

today, 14:32 in World News
 
Red Nose Day: Ofcom considering investigation into show

Red Nose Day: Ofcom considering investigation into show

Some viewers were not amused by the BBC's Red Nose Day broadcast, with 150 people complaining to TV watchdog Ofcom about the Comic Relief telethon. Most complained about the content of Friday's show and Ofcom is considering whether to launch an investiga

today, 14:14 in Art & Culture
 
Westminster attacker 'drove up to 76mph' before attack

Westminster attacker 'drove up to 76mph' before attack

Police investigating last Wednesday's terrorist attack believe Khalid Masood was travelling at up to 76mph on Westminster Bridge where he killed three pedestrians, BBC London has learned. Masood killed three people and injured 50 when he drove a car into

today, 14:02 in Regional
 
Russia opposition leader Navalny jailed

Russia opposition leader Navalny jailed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets 15-day jail sentence for resisting police orders during protest This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you wa

today, 13:29 in World News
 
Dutch train crash near Harlingen leaves two dead

Dutch train crash near Harlingen leaves two dead

Two people have been killed in a collision between a train and a car near the Dutch town of Harlingen. An adult and a child were killed when the car was hit on an unmanned level crossing and dragged for some distance along the track, reports said. The ca

today, 13:29 in World News
 
David Storey: Booker Prize-winning author dies at 83

David Storey: Booker Prize-winning author dies at 83

This Sporting Life author David Storey has died at the age of 83. His much-lauded 1960 debut novel was based on his experiences as a professional rugby league player and was made into a film three years later. Storey went on to win the 1976 Booker Prize

today, 13:26 in Art & Culture
 
WhatsApp's privacy protections questioned after terror attack

WhatsApp's privacy protections questioned after terror attack

Chat apps that promise to prevent your messages being accessed by strangers are under scrutiny again following last week's terror attack in London. On Sunday, the home secretary said the intelligence services must be able to access relevant information.

today, 13:26 in Science &Technology
 
Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead

Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead

The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the merger of US chemical giants Dow Chemical and DuPont. The deal values the merged company at $130bn (£103bn) and is expected to lead to cost savings of $3bn. The EC's approval is dependent on DuPont an

today, 13:26 in Business
 


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