Saturday, November 17, 2018

Frogs, whales and snakes created for threatened species Bake Off competition

Frogs, whales and snakes created for threatened species Bake Off competition The online contest by the Australian government was aimed at raising awareness about the country’s vulnerable plants and animals. This growling grass...

Wildfire keeps major California highway closed for third day

Wildfire keeps major California highway closed for third day The US Forest Service said the blaze around Interstate 5 is now covering 38 square miles. Embers fly above a firefighter (AP Photo/Noah Berger) A...

Indian court decriminalises gay sex

Indian court decriminalises gay sex An LGBT activist celebrates the Supreme Court's verdict. Photo: REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa India's Supreme Court yesterday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up...

Lloyd’s of London appoints John Neal to replace outgoing boss Inga Beale

Lloyd’s of London appoints John Neal to replace outgoing boss Inga Beale The incoming chief executive will take up his position on October 15. John Neal secured a unanimous appointment by the Council...

Arnie leads tributes to movie icon Reynolds

Arnie leads tributes to movie icon Reynolds Hollywood royalty: Actor Burt Reynolds has died. Photo: Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger last night led tributes to Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds, who has died aged...

FTSE 100 pulled lower by miners on trade fears

FTSE 100 pulled lower by miners on trade fears Investors are waiting for the outcome of a consultation on US tariffs. Mining stocks dragged the FTSE 100 lower (Xstrata/PA) London’s top-flight stocks stumbled for...

Serbia-Kosovo talks end without breakthrough

Serbia-Kosovo talks end without breakthrough EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said ‘difficulties remain’ for the process. Federica Mogherini (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP) Serbia’s president has refused to meet his Kosovo counterpart...

Trump’s former adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail

Trump’s former adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in jail Papadopoulos is the first former campaign aide to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. George Papadopoulos triggered the Russia...

Sirius suffers as funding costs rise for North Yorkshire mine project

Sirius suffers as funding costs rise for North Yorkshire mine project The company is building a 37-kilometre underground tunnel. The North York Moors (PA) Shares in Sirius Minerals tanked on Thursday after the firm...

People are replacing Donald Trump with penguins in some famous pictures

People are replacing Donald Trump with penguins in some famous pictures Twitter users were set a Photoshop challenge by British comedy writer, Armando Iannucci. Penguins have been Photoshopped into the President’s shoes (Chris...

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Chinese president to meet Putin on visit to Russian port city

Chinese president to meet Putin on visit to Russian port city The move is a sign of strengthening ties between the two global powers. The Chinese...

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