Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbour's plot of land, only to return with a wire deliberately threaded through its beak.
Scotland's North Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Britain to provide free sanitary provision in public buildings, hoping to tackle "period poverty".
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Friday dismissed talk of a fallout with Paul Pogba, saying that he "couldn't be happier" with the World Cup-winning France midfielder.
Swiss Re is one of the main insurance companies for the Italian company Autostrade per l'Italia that managed the stretch of motorway where a bridge collapsed in Genoa, the Swiss group said on Friday.
A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year is due to be sentenced on Friday to life in a federal prison.
Chuckle Brothers fans flocked to remember one half of comedy duo, after his death age 73
The hearse was just pulling in to Rotherham United’s football ground when the first cry rang out. “To me!” shouted one woman. “To you,” yelled another. Inside one of the funeral cars, Paul Elliott, better known as Paul Chuckle, sat silently, head bowed. His brother Barry was dead, and along with it a lifelong comedy partnership, the Chuckle Brothers.
Among the mourners was Tommy Cannon. One half of Cannon and Ball, he knows how special it is to be part of a double act. “Losing Barry will be like losing an arm for Paul,” he said. “If I’m ever doing anything without Bobby [Ball] I’m always looking around to see where he is.” Continue reading...
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its treatment, Opdivo, for patients whose lung cancer had progressed even after undergoing chemotherapy and at least one other therapy.
There is no division in Italy's government over revoking the concession of toll road operator Autostrade, but the process will take some time, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will miss Saturday's Premier League reunion with former club Arsenal due to a leg injury, manager Maurizio Sarri said on Friday.
Excitement is building in Scarborough ahead of the arrival of American superstar Britney Spears.
Vegan collections feature materials such as synthetic suede and B-mesh made from recycled bottles
Fashion has been somewhat slow to mastermind viable – and desirable – animal-free alternatives to materials such as leather and suede, but this week the resolve picked up momentum.
On Tuesday, Helsinki Fashion Week banned animal-based leather as of 2019. The decision was said to enable “an active stand against cruelty to animals and the damaging environmental impacts that the use of animal leather brings with it”, said its founder, Evelyn Mora. Later in the week, the sustainable Paris-based trainer brand Veja showed that consumers are willing to do the same, as it revealed its turnover for 2017 increased by 60% year-on-year to €18 million. Its vegan collection, introduced in December 2016, features materials such as B-mesh made from recycled bottles, synthetic suede, wild rubber and recycled jute and is a significant part of its offering. Continue reading...
A Nigerian court on Friday released a journalist on bail after he was arrested following the publication of an article that cited a confidential letter from the chief of police, the reporter's newspaper said.
Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, a German Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.
Outgoing United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein condemned a decision by the Bosnian Serb parliament to revoke a 2004 report on the Srebrenica massacre and called on lawmakers to reconsider the move which he said will damage reconciliation.
It has been a busy week of news, as the world said goodbye to one of the greatest musicians of all times.
Actors and writers on Twitter have been sharing their experiences of being rejected.
Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says he might never be able to do so now because of Egypt's economic woes.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says he is still trying to fit all the new pieces together following a close season spending spree which included the signing of five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had cancelled his planned military parade and would instead visit Paris on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Days, after the Defense Department said it had postponed the parade to at least next year.
A teenager who stabbed a Syrian refugee in a frenzied attack has been jailed for more than seven years.
For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.
The Swiss night watchman who ignited a furore over Holocaust victims' missing wealth two decades ago is reliving how his dream of becoming a hero after the example of Oskar Schindler turned into a nightmare.
The average smartphone screen has been found to be more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat.
Sir Patrick Stewart has signalled a break with Labour over Jeremy Corbyn's stance on Brexit, having supported the party for more than 70 years.
A police officer was left with a fractured wrist and other injuries after he was run over trying to stop a 12-year-old girl who had stolen her mother's car.
Slovenia's parliament approved Marjan Sarec, a comedian turned politician, as prime minister designate on Friday, setting him on track to form a minority government and end the country's longest political stalemate since an election.
Lawmakers in Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected former cricket legend Imran Khan as the country's new prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government.
Huge plumes of smoke billowed from the building that engulfed in flames in Essex.
Thousands of air travellers faced delays on Friday after a Chinese airliner skidded off the runway at the airport in the Philippine capital, disrupting more than 200 flights as authorities struggled to remove the damaged plane.
Ben Stokes will start the third test for England against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday just four days after being cleared of affray.
The DUP man "would not be there today" if he believed he had done anything warranting his resignation.
Critics say relocating effigy of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst would be a scandal
A row has erupted over plans to relocate a statue of the suffragette pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst from its site near the Houses of Parliament to the private Regent’s University in Regent’s Park, London.
The statue, which was funded by suffragettes, was unveiled in Victoria Tower Gardens near the House of Lords by the then prime minister, Stanley Baldwin, in 1930. Continue reading...
Barcelona paid tribute on Friday to the victims of a militant rampage last year which killed 16 people, but a call from victims' families to put aside divisions over independence ambitions for the surrounding region of Catalonia was not heeded by all.
The adult film star fails to make anticipated appearances on Celebrity Big Brother and Loose Women.
London-based bank set to become fintech ‘unicorn’ after lining up $150m of funding
Monzo, a digital bank popular with millennials, is set to become one of the UK’s technology “unicorns” after lining up new finance that would value the three-year-old company at more than $1bn (£787m).
The London-based bank has organised $150m of funding from investors, including Silicon Valley’s Accel Partners, which was an early investor in Wonga. Monzo’s fundraising will value it at up to $1.5bn – about four times the £280m value placed on the bank when it last raised money in November 2017, the Financial Times reported. Continue reading...
Ben Stokes will make his England return in the third Test against India on Saturday - four days after being cleared of affray.
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over what local media said was a case involving the country's largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption probes in which he has been named as a suspect.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had cancelled his planned military parade scheduled for November and would instead visit Paris on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been named in the team for the third test match against India starting at Trent Bridge on Saturday, three days after he was cleared of affray, captain Joe Root said on Friday.
Paul Chuckle carried his brother Barry's coffin as close friends and family
attended the funeral of the veteran entertainer.