The largest diamond ever discovered in North America was found in Canada and is on display at Phillips Auction in New York City. The diamond was uncovered by miners at Dominion Diamond Mines in Canada's North West Territories. At 552 carats, the yellow diamond is the seventh largest diamond ever found...
The arrival of a Russian passenger jet in Caracas on Monday evening has set off an avalanche of theories and rumours on Venezuelan social media. Some claim that it brought Russian mercenaries, others that it was there to escort Nicolas Maduro into exile — an opposition lawmaker even said...
The Boeing Co. has not yet decided to proceed to develop its "New Midsized Airplane" (NMA) but it may soon decide whether to offer the prospective jets to commercial airlines and leasing agencies. If there is a market for the NMA, or the 797 aircraft, as it is sometimes...
The nation's financial elite may be able to afford to minimise their tax bills – but Britain's top 50 taxpayers still contributed nearly £2billion last year. The total they paid to the Treasury is enough to build five NHS hospitals – and even the lowest amount of £12.1million dwarfs the...
A customer has found a human bone in a pair of socks from Primark. Police revealed they are investigating the discovery that “turned up in the garments that were bought from the Colchester store on 10 December and was subsequently reported to police on 2 January”, reports The Guardian. “The bone...
AT LEAST five people have been killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and plane over Italian Alps. A tourist plane was involved in the crash close to the Rutor glacier in the Aosta Valley, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports. Mountain rescue workers found two survivors, a Swiss and...
The United Nations human rights office has said that a team of international experts would conduct an inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions told Reuters news agency on Thursday she will travel to Turkey next week...
The Doomsday Clock will remain at two minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced on Thursday, amid a period described by the board as “the new abnormal.” The board cited increasing carbon emissions and new threats like cyber attacks. “We see this year at least as dangerous...
Nineteen ministers have been meeting in secret to discuss plans to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, it has been reported. Senior figures in the cabinet, including Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond, Greg Clark and David Gauke, are all believed to be among the ministers who have...
Santander is to close 140 branches, putting 1,270 jobs at risk, the bank announced on Wednesday. The company is in talks with unions to try to find new roles for staff affected where possible and said it expects a third to be redeployed. Customers will be supported in finding alternative branches...