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US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn

A record-breaking US lottery jackpot of $1.6bn (£1.2bn) is up for grabs after players failed to pick the winning ticket in a $1bn Mega Millions draw. The competition, which saw 15 "second-tier" tickets scoop about $1m each, had people lining...

today, 17:33 in World News
 
Sturgeon boycotts event in far-right row

Sturgeon boycotts event in far-right row

Nicola Sturgeon has pulled out of a conference in Edinburgh next month because Donald Trump's ex-strategist Steve Bannon was also due to speak. The first minister had been scheduled to take part in the three-day News Xchange event, which is being...

today, 16:22 in Regional
 
Gwenno 'sparks record numbers' in Cornish exams

Gwenno 'sparks record numbers' in Cornish exams

A record number of people have taken Cornish language exams in 2018 sparked by an interest in singer Gwenno Saunders, examiners say. The Cornish Language Board said 77 people sat the exam this year - a rise of 15% on the previous year. Exams secretary...

today, 16:22 in Regional
 
Charlie Sloth: Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ leaving station immediately

Charlie Sloth: Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ leaving station immediately

Charlie Sloth has left BBC Radio 1 with immediate effect. It was announced earlier this month that The Rap Show host would be leaving the job after nearly 10 years on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. But Radio 1 has agreed with Charlie that he will not do the 10...

today, 16:07 in Regional
 
Anonymous Facebook ads urge voters 'to bin Chequers'

Anonymous Facebook ads urge voters 'to bin Chequers'

An anonymous website has been using Facebook adverts to encourage British voters to email their MP and urge them "to bin Chequers" and back Brexit. Evidence given to the government's fake news inquiry found that a site called Mainstream...

today, 15:33 in Regional
 
Westminster 'paedophile ring' accuser appears in court

Westminster 'paedophile ring' accuser appears in court

A man who alleged there was a paedophile ring at the heart of Westminster has appeared in court charged with lying to police. He was in court in Newcastle accused of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud. His claims...

today, 14:25 in Regional
 
Blasphemy, Stephen Fry and referendum in Ireland

Blasphemy, Stephen Fry and referendum in Ireland

In October, the Republic of Ireland will not only decide on its next President, it will also decide whether to scrap its laws on blasphemy. It is the second referendum this year to strip away another law in its constitution. In May, the country voted...

today, 14:12 in World News
 
Loganair flight abandoned after bird strike

Loganair flight abandoned after bird strike

A flight carrying 40 passengers and three crew was forced to return to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland after being hit by birds at 1,500ft. Loganair flight LM438 was en-route to Glasgow when the incident happened on Friday shortly after take-off....

today, 13:55 in Regional
 

Brazil museum fire: Prized 'Luzia' fossil skull recovered

Most of the skull from a prized 12,000-year-old fossil nicknamed Luzia has been recovered from the wreckage of a fire in Brazil's National Museum. The 200-year-old building in Rio de Janeiro burned down in September, risking most of its collection....

today, 12:46 in World News
 
Scottish success in Britain in Bloom awards

Scottish success in Britain in Bloom awards

Scotland has won more awards than any other part of the UK in the latest Britain in Bloom competition. All five Scottish finalists - Aberdeen, East Haven, Falkirk, Linlithgow and Perth - were given gold medals. Four of them were also overall category...

today, 12:27 in Regional
 
Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal 'truth' on Saudi critic killing

Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal 'truth' on Saudi critic killing

Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul. "Turkey will never allow a cover-up," a ruling party...

today, 12:18 in World News
 
Royal tour: Meghan and Prince Harry to launch Invictus Games

Royal tour: Meghan and Prince Harry to launch Invictus Games

Prince Harry and Meghan have arrived at Sydney Opera House for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games for injured service personnel. It comes a year after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first official public appearance at the event -...

today, 10:44 in Regional
 
Wimbledon gas explosion: Two hurt as front of house blown off

Wimbledon gas explosion: Two hurt as front of house blown off

Two people were hurt when the front of a house in south-west London was ripped off in a gas explosion. Both floors and half of the roof of the terraced house in Haynt Walk, Wimbledon, were damaged by the explosion on Friday evening, London Fire...

today, 10:38 in Regional
 
People's Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

People's Vote march: Thousands expected for London protest

Protesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are gathering in London for what organisers say will be the "biggest, loudest and most important" demonstration of its kind. The event, organised by the People's Vote campaign,...

today, 08:42 in Regional
 
Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire 'home safely'

Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire 'home safely'

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar Es Salaam. "I have returned home safely," he said in a tweet from his company METL Group's account. The...

today, 07:55 in World News
 


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