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...
James Dyson, the UK inventor and a prominent Brexit supporter, is moving his business headquarters to Singapore as the maker of vacuum cleaners pivots towards the expanding Asian market for high-end consumer goods. The billionaire’s privately owned company said the decision had nothing to do with Britain’s impending departure from...
Cocaine drifting through London’s River Thames has hooked the city’s eel population, causing “hyperactive” behaviour among the fish. Cocaine is causing some eels in London’s famous River Thames to be “hyperactive”, new research by King’s College London shows. A team of scientists at the university studied the composition of waste water...
Ivanka Trump’s shuttered fashion brand received preliminary approval on five trademarks in China this month while the U.S. and China continue to undergo tense trade negotiations. The trademark applications were filed in 2016 and 2017, according to the Associated Press. One trademark for brokerage, charitable fundraising, and art valuation services...
The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet. No reason was given for the move, which was announced in a televised statement by the country's president. Mr Thieba, a former economist, had held the position since January 2016 when he was...