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What happened next? The survivors of the Genoa bridge collapse: ‘We’ve been abandoned, as if nothing happened’

What happened next? The survivors of the Genoa bridge collapse: ‘We’ve been abandoned, as if nothing happened’

With heavy rain pounding the roof of their car, Nataliya Yelina and her fiance, Eugeniu Babin, felt the sensation of Genoa’s Morandi bridge rising as they drove across it, as if they were on a drawbridge. Then, all of a sudden, they plummeted. The...

Friday, 11:18 in World News
 
Briton jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges flees bail back to UK

Briton jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges flees bail back to UK

A former British soldier jailed in Turkey for more than seven years after joining a Kurdish group fighting Islamic State has secretly fled the country and returned home. Joe Robinson, 25, was on bail pending an appeal against his sentence on terrorism...

Friday, 11:18 in World News
 
Friday US briefing: Senate votes to end support for Saudis in Yemen

Friday US briefing: Senate votes to end support for Saudis in Yemen

Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Top story: Bipartisan vote deals blow to Trump foreign policy The Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution demanding an end to US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen,...

Friday, 11:18 in World News
 
EU leaders tell May to find Brexit consensus among MPs

EU leaders tell May to find Brexit consensus among MPs

Theresa May has been told to return to parliament and find a way to break the Brexit logjam after she failed to convince EU leaders in Brussels that she had a credible plan to win round MPs. An appeal from the prime minister for a final concession on...

Friday, 11:01 in World News
 
Guatemalan girl aged seven dies in custody on US-Mexican border

Guatemalan girl aged seven dies in custody on US-Mexican border

A seven-year-old girl who crossed the US-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the US border patrol, federal immigration authorities have said. The Washington Post reported the girl died of dehydration and...

Friday, 11:01 in World News
 
Inclusion health: an Irish answer to the homelessness crisis

Inclusion health: an Irish answer to the homelessness crisis

The first night Sofia spent in a Dublin hostel, she was petrified. “You walk through this pathway surrounded by metal, like a jail, and then you’re in a warehouse with people staring at you like a pack of wolves.” Sofia ended up homeless more than two...

Friday, 11:01 in World News
 
Talking Horses: Adrian Heskin misses Cheltenham and ruled out for weeks

Talking Horses: Adrian Heskin misses Cheltenham and ruled out for weeks

Adrian Heskin, the retained rider for Tom George’s west country stable, is a notable absentee from Friday’s card at Cheltenham and is likely to be missing for several weeks following confirmation that he suffered a broken leg in a fall at Taunton on...

Friday, 10:46 in Sport
 
Australia edge India as momentum swings on first day of second Test

Australia edge India as momentum swings on first day of second Test

Momentum swung violently on the first day of the second Test in Perth, where Australia’s most inexperienced batsmen stood up either side of an inspired fightback from India’s four-prong pace attack on a pitch that is already misbehaving. Australia...

Friday, 10:31 in Sport
 
Deborah Levy: ‘I am haunted by Alice’s white rabbit. I think I’ve met him in a London pub'

Deborah Levy: ‘I am haunted by Alice’s white rabbit. I think I’ve met him in a London pub'

The book I am currently reading The Soul of the Marionette – A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom by John Gray. An eclectic, enjoyable critique of freedom told via a cultural history of marionettes, religion and science fiction. Emilie Pine’s collection...

Friday, 10:27 in Art & Culture
 
Amazon renews Grand Tour show for series of Prime Video 'specials'

Amazon renews Grand Tour show for series of Prime Video 'specials'

Amazon has renewed The Grand Tour, the motoring show developed by former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, for a series of specials in a deal worth tens of millions of pounds. Amazon, which paid a reported £160m for a...

Friday, 10:27 in Art & Culture
 

Ukraine-Russia tensions reach Greece’s holy Mount Athos

In the chilly pre-dawn gloom one recent morning, Father Makarios hurried to his chapel, one of dozens of churches and cathedrals across Mount Athos, to perform morning liturgy. A two-hour marathon of biblical recitations and sonorous chanting, it...

Friday, 10:21 in World News
 
Manchester joins London in bid to host ATP Finals tennis from 2021

Manchester joins London in bid to host ATP Finals tennis from 2021

Manchester has joined London as a leading candidate to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025. The end-of-season tournament is to be held at the O2 Arena in London through to 2020. That deal could be extended, while the ATP announced on Friday that...

Friday, 10:18 in Sport
 
My life in sex: men love the fact that I’m not interested in commitment

My life in sex: men love the fact that I’m not interested in commitment

I’m a 49-year-old single woman and for two years have enjoyed the best sex of my life. I have always been sexually relaxed, but extremely loyal within a relationship. My most recent one lasted 15 years and was largely happy, until my ex became a...

Friday, 10:17 in Lifestyle
 
Watchdog plans purge of rip-off rates for loyal broadband customers

Watchdog plans purge of rip-off rates for loyal broadband customers

The UK media regulator, Ofcom, is to crack down on broadband providers who rip off loyal customers by offering better deals to new subscribers. The regulator is aiming to tackle a so-called “loyalty penalty” whereby long-standing customers are...

Friday, 10:17 in Business
 
When Malcolm Gladwell met Rick Rubin - podcasts of the week

When Malcolm Gladwell met Rick Rubin - podcasts of the week

Talking points Investigative journalism site The Intercept has gotten into the True Crime podcast game with Murderville, a series that will look into a series of unsolved murders in a small town in Georgia, USA, as well as the wrongful conviction case...

Friday, 10:04 in Showbiz
 


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