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Ambitious elf woos theatrical agents with Christmas dance

Ambitious elf woos theatrical agents with Christmas dance

An aspiring actor from South Africa has chanced upon a route into show business by dancing on the pavement outside London’s best-known toy shop. Dressed as a friendly elf by the managers of Hamley’s store in Regent Street, Mike Rogers improvised a...

Guardian, today, 13:57
 

New York police say video of baby wrenched from mother's arms is not whole story

The New York City police commissioner said that a more complicated and “chaotic” story is emerging from a witness video that went viral showing a tug-of-war between a New York mother with a toddler and police yanking the boy from her. Police said an...

Guardian, today, 13:57
 
Fire breaks out at Chester Zoo as visitors are evacuated

Fire breaks out at Chester Zoo as visitors are evacuated

Visitors have been evacuated from Chester Zoo after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat area. The zoo said fire crews were working to control the blaze. An update on the zoo's Facebook page said: "Visitors have been evacuated and asked...

Daily Record, today, 13:44
 
Judge who ruled against ACA has blocked other Obama policies

Judge who ruled against ACA has blocked other Obama policies

US district Judge Reed O’Connor, who ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” Friday, is no stranger to the conservative resistance to Obama administration policies. O’Connor, 53, is a former state and federal prosecutor who was nominated to the...

Guardian, today, 13:29
 
‘Things must change’: DRC hopes for fresh start as election looms

‘Things must change’: DRC hopes for fresh start as election looms

The Avenue Salongo is the Champs Elysée of Mbuji-Mayi, residents say. The comparison is an optimistic one. There is little that unites this strip of pitted tarmac, with its pair of faltering streetlights and sweltering central African humidity, with...

Guardian, today, 13:11
 
UN climate change talks postpone contentious issues with draft agreement

UN climate change talks postpone contentious issues with draft agreement

The UN met on Saturday in Poland to discuss a draft agreement on climate change, which sources said was likely to pass, as exhausted delegates made compromises on some key issues but postponed other contentious problems to be solved next year. The...

Guardian, today, 12:58
 
Large fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

Large fire breaks out at Chester Zoo

A large fire has broken out at Chester Zoo, prompting the evacuation of visitors as firefighters attend to the blaze. The zoo said animals were also being moved away from the fire, which appears to be confined to one area. “We can confirm that the...

Guardian, today, 12:58
 
Sri Lanka's PM resigns in effort to ease constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka's PM resigns in effort to ease constitutional crisis

Sri Lanka’s prime minister has resigned, saying he wanted to end a long political crisis over his appointment and allow the president to form a new government. Mahinda Rajapaksa signed a letter of resignation in the presence of the media, flanked by...

Guardian, today, 12:41
 
US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines

Three bells looted by US troops more than a century ago have been returned to their church in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte praised his countrymen and the US at a ceremony in Balangiga, where the treasures were taken 117 years ago. The...

BBC, today, 12:38
 
Iceland's frozen £22 Christmas Day meal deal branded 'food for lazy people'

Iceland's frozen £22 Christmas Day meal deal branded 'food for lazy people'

A Christmas Day frozen meal deal being sold by Iceland for £22 has left shoppers divided.  The festive two-course feast can feed around six and includes a £10 boneless turkey breast joint, pigs in blankets, parsnips, roast potatoes, stuffing balls,...

Daily Record, today, 12:08
 
How little boy playing hide-and-seek in Spider-Man outfit vanished into thin air

How little boy playing hide-and-seek in Spider-Man outfit vanished into thin air

Dressed in a Spider-Man costume, a little boy lets out a 'roar' as he draws with crayons on his foster grandmother's veranda. This is the last known photo of William Tyrrell, who was just three years old when he vanished while playing a game of...

Daily Record, today, 12:08
 
'Yellow-vest' protesters gather on Paris Champs-Elysées

'Yellow-vest' protesters gather on Paris Champs-Elysées

"Yellow vest" protesters have gathered on the Champs-Elysées in Paris for a fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations. Thousands of police will be deployed in case of violent clashes and disruptions that have marked previous protests. The...

BBC, today, 11:58
 
Gilets jaunes protesters turn out in Paris for fifth weekend

Gilets jaunes protesters turn out in Paris for fifth weekend

Paris police have been deployed in large numbers for the fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations by gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after previous rallies turned violent. At least 21 people were...

Guardian, today, 11:43
 
Speak to Guardian and Observer journalists staffing our charity telethon lines

Speak to Guardian and Observer journalists staffing our charity telethon lines

Would you like to speak to Marina Hyde, Gary Younge, Katharine Viner or Owen Jones? All four and many more of your favourite journalists will be staffing the 2018 Guardian and Observer charity telethon phone lines this Saturday to take your calls and...

Guardian, today, 11:09
 
Ukrainian priests rile Moscow with moves to set up independent Orthodox Church

Ukrainian priests rile Moscow with moves to set up independent Orthodox Church

Ukrainian priests will hold a historic synod on Saturdayto work toward founding an independent church, in what the authorities in Kiev hope will be a further step out of Russia’s orbit. Ties between the former Soviet neighbours have broken down since...

Guardian, today, 11:09
 


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