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Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization

Public transit system in Washington DC struggles with privatization

Kewanna Battle Mason has worked for the privately operated bus service, the DC Circulator, in Washington DC for 10 years. But she has campaigned as a union activist against any attempt to privatize the capital’s giant public transit system – even...

Guardian, yesterday, 11:09
 
Newcastle man charged with planning act of terrorism

Newcastle man charged with planning act of terrorism

A Newcastle man is to appear in court in London charged with a terrorism offence. The 33-year-old, from the Arthur’s Hill area of the city, was to appear at Westminster magistrates court on Saturday charged with one count of engaging in the...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:27
 
'It gives you hope': the fight to save the fertility of children with cancer

'It gives you hope': the fight to save the fertility of children with cancer

It started with a cough. Polly Melville was 14 years old, an athletic schoolgirl living just outside Tain in the Scottish Highlands. She had always felt fit and healthy, but was now struggling to fight off what seemed like a chest infection. She lost...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:10
 
Reasons to worry? Trump endures turbulent week – with signs of worse to come

Reasons to worry? Trump endures turbulent week – with signs of worse to come

After a week that could tally as one of the most turbulent of his presidency, Donald Trump and his embattled top aides have been hit with strong signs the worst is yet to come, in the form of tersely worded court documents and testimony that hint at...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:10
 
Dozens injured in Lisbon tram crash

Dozens injured in Lisbon tram crash

Twenty-eight people have been injured after a tram derailed and flipped over in Lisbon. Officials say the tram went off the rails on a bend at the bottom of a steep hill at around 6pm on Friday. It hit a building and fell on its side, initially...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:56
 
Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn

Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn

Plastic traces in animal feed could pose a risk to human health and urgently need to be the subject of more research, experts have told the Guardian. Their comments came after British farmer Alex Rock contacted the Guardian, having noticed plastic...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:29
 
Stepdad's question about sharing bath with partner's three-year-old son

Stepdad's question about sharing bath with partner's three-year-old son

A stepdad is asking for advice on whether it is ok for him to share a bath with his partner's three-year-old son. The man is keen for opinions from other parents after he didn't know how to react when the youngster wanted to get in the bath with him....

Daily Record, yesterday, 09:29
 
UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland

UN climate talks extended due to sticking points in Poland

Climate talks in Poland have continued through the night as negotiators try to agree the next steps forward for the Paris climate agreement. Thousands of delegates worked well past the official deadline for reaching a deal but key sticking points...

BBC, yesterday, 08:41
 
Indian takeaway gets ZERO food hygiene rating as kitchen found covered in 'filth'

Indian takeaway gets ZERO food hygiene rating as kitchen found covered in 'filth'

A west Hull Indian takeaway was so "filthy" it was given a zero food hygiene rating and forced to close by an environmental health inspector. The inspector was so shocked by the kitchen at Khan Tandoori that she ordered the takeaway to close...

Daily Record, yesterday, 08:39
 
Meghan Markle and Harry 'snub offer to stay at William and Kate's for Christmas'

Meghan Markle and Harry 'snub offer to stay at William and Kate's for Christmas'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will snub the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this Christmas, it has been reported. The Sussexes will reportedly spend the festive period with the Queen at Sandringham after declining an invite to stay at Will and Kate's...

Daily Record, yesterday, 08:39
 
Cancer con artist used 'illness' to fleece her husband and online dates out of £250,000

Cancer con artist used 'illness' to fleece her husband and online dates out of £250,000

A callous con artist claimed she had terminal cancer to fleece victims out of £250,000. Jasmin Mistry claimed she was terminally ill and in need of proton beam treatment in the US. She kept up the lie for nearly four years and fleeced 30 people,...

Daily Record, yesterday, 08:39
 
How would a second Brexit referendum work?

How would a second Brexit referendum work?

With parliament gridlocked on a Brexit deal, and time running out before the 29 March deadline, there is increasing focus on a second referendum. Much of the attention so far has focused on the politics of the idea, but there are also complex...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:16
 
Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned as Sri Lanka's prime minister, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis. Mr Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's former president, signed his resignation letter in a ceremony at his house....

BBC, yesterday, 08:07
 
India: eleven die after eating 'toxic' rice at temple

India: eleven die after eating 'toxic' rice at temple

Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony in India, a health official said. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:55
 
Is Emma Coronel the devoted wife of El Chapo, or is she being used as a prop?

Is Emma Coronel the devoted wife of El Chapo, or is she being used as a prop?

There she is in the cafeteria at New York’s eastern district courthouse, when Judge Brian Cogan adjourns her husband’s trial: Emma Coronel Guzmán. There, in the line for mozzarella sticks or a burger, are lawyers defending Ms Coronel’s husband,...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:09
 


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