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Oil tanker at centre of US power struggle departs Gibraltar

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:00:00 +0100

The Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar early last month is now departing the British territory.





Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland in 'large real estate deal'

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:56:00 +0100

Donald Trump has confirmed he is interested in buying Greenland, saying it would be "essentially a large real estate deal".





Russian sailor's 1969 message in a bottle found in Alaska

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:11:00 +0100

A message in a bottle launched into the sea by a Russian sailor during the Cold War has been found 50 years later by an Alaskan man while he was out gathering firewood.





'An eye for an eye': Hong Kong protesters chant in huge rally

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:41:00 +0100

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have made their way through the streets of Hong Kong chanting anti-government slogans.





Huge Hong Kong march is show of absolute defiance

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:17:00 +0100

This has been absolutely extraordinary.



National News




Trump confirms interest in buying Greenland in 'large real estate deal'

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:56:00 +0100

Donald Trump has confirmed he is interested in buying Greenland, saying it would be "essentially a large real estate deal".





Russian sailor's 1969 message in a bottle found in Alaska

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:11:00 +0100

A message in a bottle launched into the sea by a Russian sailor during the Cold War has been found 50 years later by an Alaskan man while he was out gathering firewood.





Hundreds honour El Paso victim after husband's public invite

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 03:16:00 +0100

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of El Paso shooting victim Margie Reckard, to honour a woman they had never met.





Elizabeth Warren should take on Trump in 2020, but is America ready?

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:26:00 +0100





Houston has a problem: NASA snubs city's bid to lead next moon mission

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:14:00 +0100

It may have been one of the first words ever uttered on the moon, but Houston has been snubbed by NASA as the base of operations for the development of the next lunar lander.



Business News




Property sales rise after Brexit uncertainty lows

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:35:00 +0100

Property sales have started to rise after Brexit uncertainty had left transaction levels at multi-year lows, according to a property portal.





Shares in Mitie Group rise after catering arm sale

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:21:00 +0100

Shares in the outsourcing giant Mitie Group have risen sharply after it confirmed the sale of its catering division.





Gove admits no-deal would cause 'bumps in the road' but says concerns exaggerated

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:35:00 +0100

A secret government report warning of food, fuel and drug shortages under a no-deal Brexit is out of date, Michael Gove has said.





Boots merger mastermind Murphy to join CVC

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:55:00 +0100

One of the leading figures in Britain's private equity industry is in talks to join CVC Capital Partners, the new backer of Premiership Rugby, following more than a decade at one of its biggest rivals.





Treasury hits Standard Chartered with £10m sanctions fine

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 10:16:00 +0100

The Treasury is to slap Standard Chartered, the emerging markets lender, with a multimillion-pound fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, dealing a further blow to the FTSE-100 bank's reputation.



Sports News




Nick Nurse wants Canada's NBA-thin roster to reach for new heights at basketball World Cup

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:00:00 EDT

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After Canada’s thumping of the Australians 90-70 in just their third exhibition game, a result many weren’t expecting, head coach Nick Nurse talked at great length about the quick evolution of his team.





Robert Wickens calls for end to racing at Pocono Raceway after another big crash

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:57:34 EDT

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Another IndyCar race at Pocono, and another big crash. Sunday's first-lap demolition derby that sent a driver to hospital comes a year after a crash that left Canadian racer Robert Wickens paralyzed from the waist down.





'It wasn't a good run for me:' De Grasse cites swirling wind for 5th-place finish

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:14:43 EDT

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Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., finished fifth in the men's 100 metres on Sunday, stopping the clock in 10.13 seconds — his highest time of the season in a final — at the Müller Grand Prix Diamond League track and field meet in Birmingham, U.K.





Young Blue Jays hitters grounded by Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:57:02 EDT

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Yusei Kikuchi threw a complete-game shutout, and his Seattle Mariners clubbed four home runs in a 7-0 win against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Off the field, Toronto received good news as an MRI on the left knee of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. revealed no serious damage.





No lead is safe — unless lightning strikes during a CFL game

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 11:59:00 EDT

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Last Friday in Montreal, Mother Nature’s wicked wrath wreaked havoc on a game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Alouettes.



Health News




Thousands of veterans fear "burn pits" have exposed them to lethal disease

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:04:14 +0000

At some of military bases in Afghanistan, waste materials were disposed of in so-called "burn pits"





How "burn pits" in Iraq and Afghanistan may have put veterans at risk

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 12:46:00 +0000

Over 1.5 million American troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2011. Many returned with visible scars of war -- but for some, their injury is hidden. At some of the military bases throughout those regions, waste materials were disposed of in giant so-called "burn pits," and breathing fumes from those fires appears to have damaged the health of countless veterans. Barry Petersen reports.





Salmon caviar recalled due to botulism fears

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:16:56 +0000

Product sold in four states is possibly tainted with toxin that can cause life-threatening illness or death





Tyson recalls chicken patties because of "extraneous matter"

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:33:45 +0000

Some consumers reported finding pieces of a mechanical seal or gasket in the Weaver fully cooked patties





Ebola outbreak spreads, claiming first victims in a new region

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:10:12 +0000

Government in Congo's previously unaffected South Kivu province says 1 person there has died and their child is being treated



Entertainment News




What do you think of the year's funniest Edinburgh joke?

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:49:00 +0100

A joke involving vegetables has been voted the best gag at this year's Edinburgh Festival.





Strictly couple split months after kissing scandal

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 19:11:00 +0100

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Neil and Katya Jones have announced their separation after six years of marriage.





Roger Rabbit artist 'still animating until the day he died'

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:45:00 +0100

Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams has died at the age of 86, his daughter has confirmed.





No laughing matter: Comedians on Brexit

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:05:00 +0100

The Brexit deadline is just weeks away.





Easy Rider star Peter Fonda dies after lung cancer battle

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 23:29:00 +0100

Easy Rider actor and writer Peter Fonda has died aged 79 after respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family have said.



Technology News




Houston has a problem: NASA snubs city's bid to lead next moon mission

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:14:00 +0100

It may have been one of the first words ever uttered on the moon, but Houston has been snubbed by NASA as the base of operations for the development of the next lunar lander.





'Hundreds of lives saved' by new digital sepsis alerts

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:58:00 +0100

Hundreds of lives are being saved every year thanks to a new digital alert system which automatically flags possible cases of sepsis in hospitals, the NHS has said.





Facial recognition technology 'an epidemic in UK'

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:43:00 +0100

Facial recognition tech has been used in shopping centres, museums and conference centres around the UK, according to a civil liberties group.





NHS toolkit to speed up diagnosis of MS and Parkinson's

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:26:00 +0100

A new NHS initiative aims to produce faster diagnosis for people with brain and nerve conditions.





Huawei boss: 'UK won't say no to us' in roll-out of 5G

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:44:00 +0100

The founder and chief executive of Huawei has said "the UK won't say no to us" when it comes to including Huawei in its critical infrastructure.