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Two British pensioners arrested after 10 kilos of cocaine found in suitcases on Caribbean cruise

Two British pensioners arrested after 10 kilos of cocaine found in suitcases on Caribbean cruise

Two British pensioners have been arrested after a "large amount of cocaine" was found on a cruise ship returning from the Caribbean. The Policia Judiciaria in Portugal said foreign nationals - aged 72 and 70 and believed to be British - were...

Daily Record, yesterday, 11:04
 
Russian crew to inspect mysterious hole in Soyuz spacecraft

Russian crew to inspect mysterious hole in Soyuz spacecraft

Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to investigate a mysterious leak. It was spotted on 30 August in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station. The crew quickly located and sealed the tiny...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:52
 
Mozambique busts '30,000 ghost workers'

Mozambique busts '30,000 ghost workers'

Proof-of-life tests in Mozambique have revealed that 30,000 ghost workers on the civil service payroll. The civil service minister said some were paid for jobs they had not done, others were dead or fictitious. The fraud had cost the government around...

BBC, yesterday, 10:46
 
Baylor University sexual assault suspect walks free after plea deal

Baylor University sexual assault suspect walks free after plea deal

A woman who watched the man she accused of repeatedly raping her walk free from a Texas court has said the justice system failed her. Jacob Walter Anderson, 24, faced charges of sexual assault after allegedly attacking the woman at a fraternity party...

BBC, yesterday, 10:36
 
Juncker: 'no room whatsoever' to renegotiate Brexit deal

Juncker: 'no room whatsoever' to renegotiate Brexit deal

Jean-Claude Juncker has said there is “no room whatsoever” for renegotiating the Brexit deal as Theresa May returns to Brussels in an attempt to reopen talks. The prime minister embarked on a frantic round of diplomacy with other EU leaders on Tuesday...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:21
 
Fearless Girl statue gets new spot outside NY Stock Exchange

Fearless Girl statue gets new spot outside NY Stock Exchange

The popular statue of a young girl who became famous for staring down Wall Street's bull has moved to a new home outside the New York Stock Exchange. Fearless Girl appeared in the city's financial district on International Women's Day in March last...

BBC, yesterday, 10:13
 
Egypt bans sale of yellow vests in fear of gilets jaunes copycat protests

Egypt bans sale of yellow vests in fear of gilets jaunes copycat protests

Egyptian authorities restricted the sale of yellow reflective vests amid fears opponents might attempt to copy French gilets jaunes protesters during next month’s anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Security officials and...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:10
 
Use of fish discard exemptions by EU trawlers soars before ban

Use of fish discard exemptions by EU trawlers soars before ban

The use of exemptions to EU restrictions on fish discards by EU trawlers has risen by 300% in the last year, according to research released three weeks before a ban is due to take full effect. The dispensation allowing fishing fleets to discard up to...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:10
 
Church of England issues transgender advice for clergy

Church of England issues transgender advice for clergy

The Church of England has published advice on how to welcome transgender people into the Anglican faith. The pastoral guidance stops short of offering a new service or blessing but it does advise Anglican clergy to address transgender people by their...

Guardian, yesterday, 10:10
 
Paul Gascoigne to appear in court over alleged sexual assault on train

Paul Gascoigne to appear in court over alleged sexual assault on train

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne will appear in court on Tuesday charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a train. The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham station on August 20 and last month British Transport Police (BTP) said he had been...

Daily Record, yesterday, 10:05
 
Star Wars lightsaber auction pulled over origin dispute

Star Wars lightsaber auction pulled over origin dispute

A lightsaber listed as Luke Skywalker's weapon from the original Star Wars film has been pulled from auction over doubts about its origin. Los Angeles auctioneer Profiles in History said it had cancelled the sale due to "conflicting...

BBC, yesterday, 09:56
 
‘What's happened to you?': EU27 diplomats watch UK tie itself in Brexit knots

‘What's happened to you?': EU27 diplomats watch UK tie itself in Brexit knots

European diplomats in London watching the government’s Brexit agony have conveyed a mixture of despair, and almost ghoulish fascination, at the state of British politics, with one saying it is as melodramatic as a telenovela, full of subplots,...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:51
 
Star Wars lightsaber pulled from auction over authenticity issue

Star Wars lightsaber pulled from auction over authenticity issue

A lightsaber described as having been used by Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars film has been withdrawn from sale by a Californian auction house after fans raised concerns about its authenticity. The item was due to be sold by Profiles in History...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:36
 
Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted

Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted

Thailand's military government has said political parties are free to start campaigning ahead of a long-awaited election scheduled for 24 February. The announcement ends a ban on political campaigning brought in when the military ousted the elected...

BBC, yesterday, 09:13
 
Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand

Grace Millane murder prompts outpouring of grief in New Zealand

The murder of the British backpacker Grace Millane has provoked an unprecedented outpouring of collective shame and grief in New Zealand, and sparked a national conversation about violence against women. The Grief Centre in Auckland said many New...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:12
 


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