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Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn 'happy' about Brexit vote

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has claimed Jeremy Corbyn was "happy" about the UK voting to leave the EU. Speaking during a sometimes ill-tempered hustings debate in Glasgow, he also warned that the party could split unless Mr Corbyn was ...
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1 dead, at least 4 injured in Belgium in accidental blast

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
CHIMAY, Belgium (AP) - One person was killed and at least four were injured in Belgium in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.
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Czech PM backs European army in talks with Germany's Merkel

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
PRAGUE, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The Czech Republic supports deeper European defence cooperation that could eventually lead to the creation of a European army, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...
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Miners Kill Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister

Sky News - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Rodolfo Illanes' death has been officially confirmed - he was abducted after he went to talk to protesters. 07:20, UK, Friday 26 August 2016.
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'Legal highs' removed from more than 300 shops since ban

BBC News - ‎35 minutes ago‎
More than 300 UK retailers are no longer selling so-called legal highs, three months after a ban was introduced, the Home Office has said.
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Relatives of Camber Sands victims 'angry' over lack of lifeguards

ITV News - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The five young friends from London are understood to have been overwhelmed by strong currents in the water. Credit: ITV News. The families of five young men who died at Camber Sands have questioned why more was not done to protect beachgoers ...
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Investors step up pressure on Sports Direct board

Financial Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Sports Direct has come under renewed pressure after a powerful group of investors has demanded that the scandal-hit company launch an independent review, dismiss the chairman and overhaul the board.
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Asia markets subdued ahead of Yellen speech

Financial Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Friday 03.30 BST. A stronger yen weighed on Japanese exporters, as other markets turned in a subdued performance ahead of Friday's highly-anticipated speech from Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair.
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The price of freedom – Government grabs tax bonanza from pensioners' savings - ‎16 hours ago‎
People taking out retirement savings are being caught out by unexpected taxes and welfare reductions, a study shows. A survey of 500 adults who accessed pensions since new freedoms came into force last year showed that one in 10 had unforeseen tax ...
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Consumer confidence sees fastest monthly rise in three years - survey

Daily Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
Consumer confidence has risen at its fastest monthly rate in three-and-a-half years as Brexit jitters ease, a survey has found. In a dramatic turnaround from last month, the YouGov/Cebr Consumer Confidence Index has seen its highest monthly bounce ...
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WhatsApp privacy backlash: Facebook angers users by harvesting their data

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
WhatsApp and Facebook: a relationship that just took a rather too intimate turn for many users. Photograph: Patrick Sison/AP. Dan Tynan in San Francisco.
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Who are the hackers who cracked the iPhone?

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
What do we know about the curious, secretive NSO Group? Very little - but after this week, an awful lot more than we did before. The group, an Israeli-based but American-owned company, specialises in creating what it calls tools against crime and ...
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PlayStation Network news: Sony adds two-factor authentication to PS accounts

Cloud Pro - ‎15 hours ago‎
PlayStation Network (PSN) is the online gaming service for Sony's gaming devices. It is available for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), as well as selected mobiles and smart TVs.
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Joey Essex finally retakes his GCSEs – and what he scores is revealed

Daily Star - ‎20 minutes ago‎
We watched the reality hunk as he enlisted the help of a personal tutor, and Countdown's Rachel Riley, as he studied for eight weeks to pass.
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Arsenal Transfer News: Lucas snub revelation, double medical, defender eyes loan abroad - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Gunners had the opportunity to sign Deportivo La Coruna's hitman after numerous scouting missions. But with other options preferred such as Alexandre Lacazette, 27-year-old Lucas was snubbed, according to the Mirror.
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Slaven Bilic fumes as West Ham crash out of Europa League

SkySports - ‎8 hours ago‎
Simone Zaza will arrive too late to salvage West Ham's European dream after they were dumped out by Astra Giurgiu. For the second year running the Romanian side ended West Ham's Europa League adventure in the qualifying rounds, and to rub salt in the ...
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Champions League draw: Man City face Barcelona and Celtic, Arsenal play PSG

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Pep Guardiola will be back on familiar ground with Manchester City this season after they were placed in the same Champions League group as Barcelona in another tough draw for the Premier League club.
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Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet

BBC News - ‎Aug 24, 2016‎
The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on our doorstep - astronomically speaking. Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it.
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Astronomers have discovered a massive 'ghost galaxy' that's 99.99% dark matter

ScienceAlert - ‎1 hour ago‎
Astronomers have found a nearby galaxy that's roughly the same mass as the Milky Way, but somehow contains less than 1 percent of its stars.
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Rare skeleton of a dodo is up for auction

The Argus - ‎2 hours ago‎
A RARE skeleton of the extinct dodo is going under the hammer later this year. It is the first to come up for auction for nearly 100 years and is already attracting widespread interest.
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Plastic found in a THIRD of fish caught in Britain because of toxic microbeads

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
Plastic particles are found in a third of fish caught off Britain, a major study reveals today. It found widespread contamination of cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish by microbeads used in shower gels, toothpastes and beauty products.
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Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Health bosses are warning the NHS in England is still in a precarious position despite an upturn in its financial performance in recent months.
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Your daily coffee habit could be partly genetic, new study suggests

The Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
The gene variant appears slowing the breakdown of caffeine in the body, meaning the stimulant lingers in the blood for longer and gives people a more enduring “hit” for every cup.
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