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Keir Starmer calls for 'detailed' Brexit plan as MPs vote to trigger article 50

The Guardian - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Keir Starmer, Labour's shadow Brexit secretary, has set out how his party will seek to exert a grip over the government's negotiating plans for taking Britain out of the European Union, as MPs voted overwhelmingly to back government plans to trigger ...
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Donald Trump named as Time magazine's person of the year

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
In a fitting end to a year in which he dominated TV screens and front pages, Donald Trump has been named Time's person of the year.
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Syrian government advances despite rebel cease-fire offer

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's government ignored a rebel cease-fire proposal for Aleppo on Wednesday as its forces captured new neighborhoods around the city center and squeezed some 200,000 tired and frightened civilians into a shattered and rapidly ...
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Micheál Martin vows to defend post-Brexit rights of NI people

Irish Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Fianna Fáil will reject any moves that could see people in Northern Ireland denied access to EU citizenship after Brexit takes effect, party leader Micheál Martin has said.
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Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

Daily Mail - ‎56 minutes ago‎
ROME (AP) - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week.
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Thousands take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) - Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh took refuge for the night in mosques and temporary shelters after a strong earthquake Wednesday killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.
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Iraqi forces face fierce IS attacks after new Mosul push

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - Significant Islamic State group counterattacks in southeastern Mosul inflicted heavy losses on Iraqi forces overnight after a new push deeper into the city this week, according to an Iraqi Army officer.
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CUBA'S CHRISTIAN CRACKDOWN: Fears Castro's death will spark surge in religious tyranny

Express.co.uk - ‎57 minutes ago‎
CHRISTIANS in Cuba could face years more of harassment, imprisonment and surveillance despite Fidel Castro's death, experts have warned.
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Labour 'moderates' hope this West Midlands union leader will save their party from disaster

Birmingham Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
When junior doctors went on strike in April, Gerard Coyne was there to back them. He addressed a rally of 500 striking medics in Birmingham City Centre, telling them: “You are the very life blood, keeping the heart of the NHS pumping.
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Nigel Farage has been nominated as Time magazine's Person of the Year

WalesOnline - ‎Dec 6, 2016‎
Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has made the shortlist to win the accolade of Time magazine's Person of the Year. He is in the running alongside some of the biggest names in commerce, politics and entertainment, including President-elect Donald Trump, ...
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Scots football coach charged with sexual activity with a child

STV News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
A former Scots football coach and kit man has been charged in Northern Ireland with sexual activity with a child. Jim McCafferty, 71, handed himself into a police station near his home in Belfast, where he was detained and arrested on Tuesday.
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Tata Steel agrees deal with union chiefs to save 8000 UK jobs

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The proposals, however, also involve Tata Steel shutting its UK final salary pension scheme. Photograph: Alamy. Graham Ruddick. Wednesday 7 December 2016 11.02 EST.
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Glencore and Qatar buy $11.3bn stake in Russia's largest oil company

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Kremlin has announced that commodities trader Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are together buying a 19.5% stake in Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company.
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EU-funded report reveals free movement increases Brussels migration by 500 PER CENT

Express.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
STRUGGLING British families will enjoy a bumper pay rise if the Government holds its nerve and opts for a hard Brexit, EU-backed academics concluded in a shock report today.
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Faster house price growth in November, says the Halifax

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Annual growth in UK house prices accelerated for the first time in eight months in November, a lender's figures show. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, said property prices had risen by 6% compared with a year ago.
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Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

The Register - ‎2 hours ago‎
Smartwatch maker Fitbit has confirmed it has bought competitor Pebble - for an undisclosed sum - but only its software. Pebble products are on the scrapheap.
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PlayStation 4 Report Card 2016

GameSpot - ‎2 hours ago‎
In 2016, the story of PlayStation was punctuated by the arrival of new hardware. The PS4 Slim and, more importantly, PS4 Pro both debuted in the latter half of the year, potentially bringing with them a new era in console gaming: the age of the mid ...
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Facial recognition rejects New Zealand man's passport pic — was race a factor?

Digital Trends - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Facial recognition is cool technology, but it's not perfect. It's used in many applications and services to provide an easier means of verification, such as Windows Hello using the tech to unlock Windows 10 so users aren't required to manually enter ...
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Viola Beach: crash that killed band and manager was awful tragedy, coroner says

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Four members of a British indie band and their manager died after their car crashed through two motorway barriers before striking a bridge and falling 80ft (25 metres) into a shipping canal, an inquest has heard.
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Mel C topless: Spice Girls strips 98% naked for sizzling snap

Daily Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
The smokin' hot mum-of-one switched up her image for a racy topless snap. Gone are the days of tracksuits and crop tops, say hello to full-on topless displays.
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NASA's Cassini captures stunning images during its first 'ring-grazing orbit' of Saturn

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has sent back its first set of images from its first dangerous flyby of Saturn's rings. The probe completed a series of orbits passing closer than ever before by some of Saturn's icy halos earlier this week.
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Jumping robot inspired by bush babies

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Scientists in the US have unveiled an athletic robot which takes its inspiration from bush babies. Salto the robot can perform multiple vertical jumps in a row - making it a champion robot athlete.
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Astronomers Are Using Ancient Eclipse Records to Solve a Cosmic Mystery

The Atlantic - ‎2 hours ago‎
Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​the Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. On the morning of April 15, 136 B.C.E., residents of the ancient city of Babylon, in what is now Iraq, experienced quite a sight.
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New Studies Say Greenland's Ice Sheet Could Melt Far Faster Than Scientists Believed

TIME - ‎3 hours ago‎
Joe Raedle—Getty Images GLACIAL ICE SHEET, GREENLAND - JULY 17: Water is seen on part of the glacial ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of the country is seen on July 17, 2013 on the Glacial Ice Sheet, Greenland.
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Scientists find antibody that hinders the spread of certain cancer cells

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Researchers in Spain have taken a key step in unraveling one of nature's most malignant mysteries: How do cancerous tumor cells that establish a beachhead in one organ strike out in search of new territory to colonize?
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Woman gives birth to grandson for her daughter

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter. Julie Bradford, 45, had baby Jack for daughter Jessica Jenkins, whose cancer treatment left her infertile.
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