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Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors

Daily Mail - ‎21 minutes ago‎
LOCKHART, Texas (AP) - A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas, and it appeared no one survived, authorities said.
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Thousands of people turn up to show Jeremy Corbyn support - ‎7 hours ago‎
There were huge queues of people waiting to get in to hear Jeremy Corbyn talk at rallies, as the Labour leader warned rebel MPs they will never be able to take the party's name if they force a semi-split.
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Holyrood Live: Implications of Brexit

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Holyrood is examining the implications of Brexit for the Scottish economy and businesses in a specially convened meeting following the UK's decision to leave the EU in June's referendum.
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Post-coup, Turkish government releases hundreds of soldiers

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
(CNN) Hundreds of soldiers detained in the fallout of the July 15 coup attempt have been released, Turkish state media reported. As many as 758 of the 989 soldiers held after that failed power grab were freed Saturday, on the recommendation of a judge ...
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Report: Belgium arrests 2 suspected of plotting attack

Business Insider - ‎1 hour ago‎
BRUSSELS (AP) - A man in Belgium has been charged with attempting to commit "terrorist murders" and participating in a terror group and his brother has been released without charge, the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced Saturday.
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Two killed in Syria maternity hospital bombing - ‎14 hours ago‎
Two people were killed in a bombing at a maternity hospital in Syria, according to international charity Save the Children. The hospital, which is the only one of its kind within 43 miles, serves over 1,300 women, performs over 300 deliveries each ...
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France church attack: Even if you are not a Catholic, this feels like a new and deeper wound

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Tributes are paid at a makeshift memorial in front of the Normandy church where Jacques Hamel died. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA.
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Thousands of Scots march for independence - ‎11 hours ago‎
Thousands of pro-independence marchers descended on Glasgow on Saturday to demonstrate their support for an independent Scotland. The march organised by the All Under One Banner group, which hosts processions in support of Scottish ...
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Talks over changes to named person scheme after court defeat

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Scottish government has opened talks with public sector leaders and charities to amend its named person scheme, after its existing legislation was ruled unlawful.
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Glass attack victim tells how she was almost blinded after row over chair in Glasgow bar

Scottish Daily Record - ‎32 minutes ago‎
LOUISE Cairney was enjoying a night out in the St Vincent bar in Glasgow when she was left scarred by the vicious attack on Sunday, February 14.
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Belfast: Anti-internment parade organisers to seek judicial review

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The organisers of a republican anti-internment parade are to seek a judicial review of a ruling barring them from Belfast city centre.
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Pound sterling to plunge further as BoE rate cut looms

Market Business News - ‎7 hours ago‎
The pound sterling, which is worth 11% less now than before the Brexit vote on 23rd June, is set to plunge further during the coming week if the Bank of England (BoE) cuts interest rates - something everyone across the country is 99% sure will happen.
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Irish banks perform poorly in stress tests

Irish Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
AIB and Bank of Ireland have fared among the worst financial institutions in a Europe-wide stress test of their capital strength. Under adverse scenarios applied by the London-based European Banking Authority, AIB would have a fully loaded Common ...

UK firms expect growth to stagnate over next 3 months - CBI

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - British businesses expect economic growth to grind almost to a halt over the next three months due to weaker investment and consumer confidence after June's vote to leave the European Union, the Confederation of British ...
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Toyota Prius: car review

The Guardian - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Red arrow: the new look Prius's sharp lines make it an 'eco extrovert'. Photograph: Richard Newton. Martin Love. Sunday 31 July 2016 01.00 EDT.
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Xbox One Summer Update Now Live

PC Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
Microsoft's Xbox division has beaten its Windows 10 division to the punch. Starting today, all Xbox One consoles will begin to receive the much-anticipated summer update, which comes just a few days before the big anniversary update hits Windows 10 and ...
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David Bowie's son announces arrival of first child

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Duncan Jones announced the pregnancy in February, one month after his father's death. Photograph: Jim Spellman/Getty Images. David Connett.
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Deborah Ross reviews Naked Attraction: Don't look, Dad! C4's letting it all hang out

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
I happened to watch Naked Attraction, the new dating show featuring contestants stripped bare, with my father, aged 93. I was there, he was there, it was there.
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Isla Fisher: 'My guiltiest pleasure? Following Justin Bieber on Instagram'

The Guardian - ‎21 hours ago‎
Isla Fisher: 'If I could bring something extinct back to life, I'd choose Eddie Murphy.' Photograph: Tim Wimborne/Reuters.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games | Sport | The Guardian

The Guardian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
As Rio nears - and in light of the Russian doping scandal, London's debatable legacy and the craven prostrations of prospective future hosts - the Olympic ideal ...
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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.

Revealed: the biggest threat to the future of the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Bach was not referring to Russia's state doping regimen, or Rio's readiness for the 31st Summer Games which begins a week on Friday, but another problem entirely, one that, to the International Olympic Committee's hive mind, felt altogether more pressing.
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Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
More than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean, in a canyon off the coast of southern California, the purple, globular creature appeared to glow under the submersible's lights.
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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.

Reclaimed city off Singapore triggers ecology fears

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
A planned multi-billion-dollar new city near Singapore is attracting interest from investors with promises of luxury living but there are questions over its future owing to China's economic woes and warnings of environmental catastrophe.
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Organ donation via an app? Tinder is on board

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
More than 120,000 people are on the nation's waiting list for an organ transplant, most of them for kidneys, and thousands die before receiving one because of a dire shortage of donors.
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16 fall unwell in E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk

Herald Scotland - ‎22 hours ago‎
SIXTEEN people across Scotland have fallen unwell in an E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese made from unpasteurised milk. Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has launched an investigation into the sudden spike in infections, and says that a number of ...
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Lidl recalls packets of peanuts for failing to tell customers they contain… nuts

Irish Independent - ‎13 hours ago‎
Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland Lidl are recalling their own brand peanuts. Photo: Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

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