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Nasrin Sotoudeh: Iran human rights lawyer jailed for 38 years, say family

Nasrin Sotoudeh: Iran human rights lawyer jailed for 38 years, say family

A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to a total of 38 years in jail and 148 lashes in Tehran, her family say. Nasrin Sotoudeh was charged with several national security-related offences, all of which she denies. Rights groups...

11 March 2019 in World News
 

Ethiopian Airlines crash: FAA says Boeing 737 Max 8 is airworthy

The US Federal Aviation Administration has told airlines it believes Boeing's 737 Max 8 model to be airworthy, after two fatal crashes inside six months. An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed six minutes after...

11 March 2019 in World News
 
Slovenian woman's hand sawn off 'in insurance fraud'

Slovenian woman's hand sawn off 'in insurance fraud'

Police in Slovenia have accused a woman of cutting off her hand with a circular saw - with the help of her family - to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The 21-year-old and a relative have been detained and face up to eight years in prison if...

11 March 2019 in World News
 
Brexit: 'Legally binding' changes to EU deal agreed

Brexit: 'Legally binding' changes to EU deal agreed

The prime minister has secured "legally binding" changes to her Brexit deal a day ahead of MPs voting on it, says the Cabinet Office minister. David Lidington told the Commons the changes "strengthen and improve" the withdrawal...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 
Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'

Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'

Global action is required to tackle the web's "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future", its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC. He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for...

11 March 2019 in Science &Technology
 
Missing Catherine Shaw: Body found in Guatemala

Missing Catherine Shaw: Body found in Guatemala

A body has been found in the search for a 23-year-old British woman who went missing in Guatemala, the country's police have said. Catherine Shaw, from Witney, was reported missing after she left Hotel Mayachik near Lake Atitlan on 5 March. Guatemalan...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 
Olly Sheridan: Ellie Yarrow-Sanders 'to bring son home'

Olly Sheridan: Ellie Yarrow-Sanders 'to bring son home'

A mother who went on the run with her three-year-old son is ready to "come home", her sister has said. Ellie Yarrow-Sanders has been missing with her son Olly Sheridan since July amid family court litigation with ex-partner Patrick...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot wades into Netanyahu row over Israeli Arabs

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot wades into Netanyahu row over Israeli Arabs

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has become embroiled in a row with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the status of the country's Arab minority. "Love your neighbour as yourself," she said, amid wrangling over the role of Israeli...

11 March 2019 in World News
 
FCA to run no-deal Brexit 'financial war room'

FCA to run no-deal Brexit 'financial war room'

The Financial Conduct Authority has plans in place for a financial war room to take action in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The war room will keep a close eye on the IT changes that will be required over the weekend following 29 March. It is...

11 March 2019 in Business
 

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Nine UK nationals dead, says FCO

At least nine Britons were on board the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday, the Foreign Office now says. The crash happened six minutes after the Boeing 737 Max 8 took off from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, for Nairobi in Kenya, killing all...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 
Molly Russell: Family refused inquest legal aid funding

Molly Russell: Family refused inquest legal aid funding

The family of a teenager who took her own life after viewing material about suicide and self-harm on social media has been refused funding to pay for legal advice at her inquest. Molly Russell was 14 when she died in 2017 and her parents in part blame...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 
Storm Gareth: Yellow weather warning for the UK

Storm Gareth: Yellow weather warning for the UK

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Tuesday and Wednesday, as Storm Gareth hits. Forecasters say that gusts of up to 80mph could cause travel disruption and power cuts in Northern Ireland, northern England, Wales and Scotland. The...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 
Anger at US award for Martin McGuinness's 'military service'

Anger at US award for Martin McGuinness's 'military service'

Victims of IRA violence have criticised the city of San Francisco for posthumously honouring Martin McGuinness for his "courageous service in the military". The Certificate of Honour is the US equivalent to freedom of a city. It also...

11 March 2019 in Regional
 

Hibs fan admits confronting Rangers player James Tavernier

A Hibernian fan who confronted Rangers captain James Tavernier at the side of the pitch during a match has admitted a breach of the peace charge. Cameron Mack, from Port Seton, climbed over an advertising hoarding at the Easter Road stadium on Friday...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 
Arsenal v Manchester United: Man charged with Smalling assault

Arsenal v Manchester United: Man charged with Smalling assault

A man has been charged with assaulting Manchester United defender Chris Smalling during a Premier League match at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Gary Cooper, 30, of Styventon Place, Chertsey, Surrey, is charged with common assault and encroaching on to...

11 March 2019 in Sport
 


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