Olympique de Marseille were the fall guys on a hectic opening night of Europa League group stage action as German club Eintracht Frankfurt returned from the south of France with a surprise 2-1 victory on Thursday.
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met.
Fisheries Queensland to set baited lines in Cid Harbour after separate attacks on same day
Drum lines will be set after two tourists were critically injured in separate shark attacks at a harbour in the Whitsunday Islands in north Queensland.
A 12-year-old New Zealand girl holidaying with her father and sister received a life-threatening wound to her leg on Thursday afternoon at Cid Harbour. Continue reading...
China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?
Britain is significantly increasing its ability to wage war in cyberspace with the creation of a new offensive cyber force of up to 2,000 personnel, Sky News reported on Thursday.wa
Natural Resources Wales announced the move following a campaign by animal rights activists
Pheasant shooting is set to be banned on public land in Wales following sustained campaigning by animal rights activists who consider the practice to be cruel.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said it would not be renewing leases to shoot the gamebirds from March 2019 and that it would also not support the breeding of pheasants on government-owned estates. Continue reading...
(Reuters Health) - People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests.
North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearisation, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.
Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight will serve 28 years in jail for running a man over during a fight in Los Angeles.
Rock band Wolf Alice have pipped the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine and Lily Allen to win the 2018 Mercury Prize.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has attacked a "crazy" court demand for her to undergo psychiatric tests after she tweeted pictures of Islamic State brutality.
The party says it plans to unveil new policies to ‘empower local communities’
For all the pre-event talk about Brexit and internal rules, Labour’s annual conference will have an official focus on boosting living standards and helping communities, themes central to the party’s election campaign last year.
Also echoing the 2017 theme, the conference will partially borrow from the election slogan, with the logo showing the motto: “Rebuilding Britain, for the many, not the few.” Continue reading...
Patients may have to pre-book for emergency care as health chiefs look to Danish model
Patients could have to start booking appointments in A&E units, and those with only minor ailments wait many hours before they are seen, under a proposed shakeup of NHS targets.
NHS England chiefs are examining whether to relax the longstanding obligation to see 95% of A&E patients within four hours. Continue reading...
Friday: British PM is humiliated at Salzburg summit. Plus: scientists use MDMA to investigate animal behaviour
Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 21 September. Continue reading...
Russian blacklist also expanded to include many indicted by Mueller for role in 2016 election meddling
The US has sanctioned the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter planes and missiles, and blacklisted more than 30 Russians, most of whom have been indicted for their role in Moscow’s effort to subvert the 2016 US election.
The new sanctions unveiled by the state department on Thursday will sharpen tensions with Beijing amid a brewing trade war – and further sour relations with Moscow. Continue reading...
Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi pledged on Thursday to continue what he calls a fight for freedom for millions of oppressed fellow citizens, after returning to his country from the United States.
(Reuters Health) - Young and middle-aged women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop a leaky bladder, researchers say.
(Reuters Health) - A substantial percentage of U.S. military vets store guns loaded and ready to use, according to an American study that could have implications for suicide prevention.
Surrey Space Centre scheme for removing orbiting debris successfully nets test junk
A satellite launched from the International Space Station has caught a piece of simulated space junk by ensnaring it in a net. Co-funded by the European commission, the 100kg RemoveDebris satellite was launched to the station in April as cargo on a supply mission. It was deployed from the station in June, and on 16 September began its experimental phase. It launched a small object to act as a dead satellite and a few seconds later fired a net at it.
The net unfurled as it caught up and then wrapped itself about the object. The extra mass that the net provides will help drag the object down into Earth’s atmosphere, where it will burn up. Continue reading...
A suspected gang using illegal immigrants to sell miniature Eiffel Tower statues around Paris has been smashed.
Adobe Systems Inc said on Thursday it would buy Marketo Inc, a privately held cloud-based marketing software company, for about $4.75 billion (3.5 billion pounds), accelerating the Photoshop maker's move into the cloud and bolstering its digital marketing business.
Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of a police raid on Catalan government offices in the Mediterranean city, a move that sparked a huge demonstration ahead of a banned vote on a split from Spain.
A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution centre for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her own life, the Harford County sheriff said.
UKIP have admitted there are "similarities" between the party's new stance towards Muslim migrants and the policies of US President Donald Trump.
PM left with an acute political challenge as Tory factions crow over her summit performance
With little more than a week to go until the Tory party faithful gather in Birmingham for their annual conference, Salzburg was meant to be a political warm-up lap for Theresa May.
Downing Street hadn’t expected an enthusiastic reception for the Chequers plan from EU leaders but, after a series of cautious interventions from Michel Barnier, the hope was that they would make the political space for her to keep her fractious party on board – leaving the serious haggling to October. Continue reading...
Britain's former Brexit minister David Davis has said up to 40 lawmakers from Prime Minister Theresa May's party will vote against her plans to leave the European Union, meaning she may struggle to get her deal through parliament.
Valentino Dixon’s drawings, published in the magazine, led to him being cleared of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit
Drawing golf courses was the reason God put him here, Valentino Dixon thought. Maybe one day he’d even get a chance to try the game.
Dixon wrote as much in Golf Digest magazine back in 2012. Incarcerated at the time in the infamous Attica correctional facility in New York, he was in the midst of serving 39 years to life for a murder he had been convicted of in 1991. Now, six years after his story came to the attention of the magazine’s readers, and after spending 27 years in prison, he may finally get his chance as his conviction has been vacated. Continue reading...
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would be willing to testify next week if it provides "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," an email seen on Thursday showed.
New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan named a former federal judge and prosecutor on Thursday to independently review how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has handled allegations of sexual abuse, after what Dolan said was the "Summer of Hell."
Britain is significantly increasing its ability to wage war in cyberspace with the creation of a new offensive cyber force of up to 2,000 personnel, Sky News understands.
NHS hospital trusts have warned it will be impossible to meet a key waiting time target for elective operations this winter.
A nurse who used voodoo rituals to intimidate, threaten and traffic five young women from Nigeria to Germany has had her sentence increased from 14 to 18 years.
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.
A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday at a Maryland distribution centre for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before she took her own life, the Harford County sheriff said.
At least 42 people drowned when a ferry sank on Thursday in Tanzania's Lake Victoria and government officials feared the final death toll could be more than 200, a senior local official said.
A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would be willing to testify next week if it provides "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," an email obtained by U.S. media on Thursday showed.
The employee casually flings cases towards a luggage trolley, sending them tumbling to the ground.
MV Nyerere ferry sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island, Lake Victoria
The Tanzanian government fears more than 200 people have drowned after a ferry sank in Lake Victoria, a senior local official said.
The MV Nyerere ferry sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island, according to Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency. Continue reading...
More than 200 people are feared to have died after a ferry sunk in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, a senior local official said.
The Tanzanian government fears more than 200 people drowned after a ferry sunk on Thursday in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, a senior local official said.