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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier…

U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea; three missing

TOKYO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier…

Escape from North Korea: video shows defector under fire

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean border guard briefly crossed the border with the South in the chase for a defector last week – a violation of the…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in…

Lebanon’s Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing…

North Korea defector regains consciousness, video shows getaway under fire

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean border guards were only steps behind a North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing the wounded…

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE (Reuters) – Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule…

News

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Media captionEmmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa returns as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa returns as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose…

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Media captionRatko Mladic began shouting at the judges before his sentence was read out Former…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose…

Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide over Bosnia war

Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide over Bosnia war

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mladic was removed from the courtroom after shouting at the…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose…

Mugabe’s likely successor Mnangagwa due back in Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s likely successor Mnangagwa due back in Zimbabwe

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose…

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Media captionZimbabwe’s day of celebration Jubilant Zimbabweans celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe…

North Korea defection: Footage of moment soldier flees

Remarkable footage has been released showing the defection of a North Korea soldier across the…

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule

Media captionMPs cheered and celebrated as the resignation was announced Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has…

US News

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is ‘ungrateful fool’

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on…

Former U.S. ethics official files complaint against Trump aide Conway

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former head of a U.S. government ethics watchdog said on Wednesday he had filed a complaint claiming senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated…

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is ‘ungrateful fool’

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on…

Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

(Reuters) – The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov,…

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died…

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is ‘ungrateful fool’

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on…

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died…

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion…

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

(Reuters) – David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died…

Politics

Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut by Hammond

Media captionThe chancellor abolishes stamp duty on homes under £300,000 to help first-time buyers. Chancellor Philip Hammond has given a sobering assessment of the economy, saying it…

Grangela: Labour’s Angela Rayner is grandmother at 37

Image copyright Reuters Labour MP Angela Rayner has become a grandmother at the age of 37. The shadow education secretary announced the birth of her first grandchild…

Budget 2017 cuts stamp duty for first time buyers

Media captionThe chancellor opens his Budget speech saying it would be about “much more than Brexit” Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for most first-time buyers…

Grangela: Labour’s Angela Rayner is grandmother at 37

Image copyright Reuters Labour MP Angela Rayner has become a grandmother at the age of 37. The shadow education secretary announced the birth of her first grandchild…

Summary of Budget 2017: Key points at-a-glance

Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget as chancellor. Here are the key points of his speech. Image copyright PA Stamp duty and housing Stamp duty to…

PMQs: Bruce asks May about looking after animal welfare

A Conservative MP asked the prime minister to give reassurance that the party supports the “highest standards of animal welfare” both before and after Brexit. Fiona Bruce’s…

All Sports

George North takes decision to leave Northampton and return home

By Adam Ellis Wales wing George North will leave Northampton Saints and the Premiership to return to his homeland at the end of the…

Cain column: It’s a mad, mad world as Laporte bashes Bill

By Nick Cain THE international administration of Rugby Union was left embarrassed and in abject disarray on Wednesday in London when the nightmare scenario…

Williams column: The one player who can give Wales hope against the All Blacks

By Shane Williams There is no denying it, that was a truly awful game of rugby. Scrum drama at the end of the game…

More key skills for Marcus Smith to master, says mentor Evans

By Neale Harvey Marcus Smith’s game-management in the face of blitz defence will be one of the defining factors in whether he makes the…

Guscott column: England will improve this year, but so will the All Blacks

By Jeremy Guscott To close the gap on the Kiwis in under two years is a big ask of this England side but they…

Gloucester CEO keen not to lose best players after win over Saracens

By Adam Ellis Gloucester maintained their unbeaten home run at the weekend with victory over Saracens at Kingsholm and the club’s chief executive Stephen…

All Sports

Finn Russell to leave Glasgow Warriors

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Glasgow Warriors have confirmed fly-half Finn Russell will leave the club at the end of the season to…

From Exiles junkyard to Test starter for Scotland

Renaissance man Darryl Marfo is targeting a long and fruitful Test career with Scotland after climbing off rugby’s scrapheap to earn a surprise call-up.…

Aussies offer acid test of England’s back row mobility

(Photo: Getty Images) By Nick Cain Payback. It’s 4-0 to ‘English’ Eddie Jones on Michael Cheika’s watch, and that bashing by the Poms will…

Jackson column: Beal lit up Arms Park long before Twickenham

By Peter Jackson Over the last 20 years almost as many embryonic Lions have taken their first steps at what must be the most…

Cain column: Eddie’s tunnel vision over Dylan Hartley is harmful

By Nick Cain CAPTAINCY has often caused controversy in Rugby Union, and there is one which has been brewing for some time with Eddie…

Michael Cheika picks power over playmaker in Wallabies midfield

(Photo: Getty Images) By Adam Ellis Owen Farrell will go head-to-head with the power of Samu Kerevi when England clash with Australia this weekend…

Sport UK

‘We just want to get out there’ – Root says England ready for Ashes

The first Ashes Test will be Steve Smith and Joe Root’s first meeting as captains Captain Joe Root says England are “ready to go” in their defence…

Chelsea power through in Champions League

Chelsea have reached the knockout round of the Champions League in 14 of their last 15 campaigns Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has asked for help from the…

Ashes: England ‘ready to go’ against Australia – Joe Root

The first Ashes Test will be Steve Smith and Joe Root’s first meeting as captains Captain Joe Root says England are “ready to go” in their defence…

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

Media captionJudge to Nassar: ‘Position of trust used to abuse children’ Former USA Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual…

Everton’s Niasse banned for two games for diving

Oumar Niasse went on to score the equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth says a “dangerous precedent” could be set…

North to leave Northampton and return to Wales

George North featured for Wales during the Six Nations, but has missed the autumn internationals because of a knee injury Wing George North is to leave Premiership…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Oman

The British Embassy has received reports that some travellers are being redirected to other border crossing points when trying to use the Hatta crossing to cross the…

Iceland

Iceland is volcanically and seismically active. The Icelandic Met Office issued a yellow warning on 17 November 2017 for Öræfajökull, the volcanic glacier in southeast Iceland. This…

Grenada

There’s no British High Commission in Grenada. If you need consular assistance, contact the British High Commission in Barbados. UK health authorities have classified Grenada as having…

Mongolia

Mongolia takes border security very seriously and foreign nationals aren’t routinely permitted access to border areas. The authorities can regard zones of up to 100km inside the…

Liechtenstein

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in the Principality of Liechtenstein. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Berne. British nationals…

Brunei

Around 13,000 British nationals visit Brunei every year (source: Brunei Immigration). Most visits are trouble free. Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Brunei, attacks can’t…

Health

Choice of tipple ‘determines different moods’

Media captionDo you know how alcohol changes your mood? Different types of alcoholic drink change and shape your mood in different ways, says a study into drinking…

Choice of tipple ‘determines different moods’

Media captionDo you know how alcohol changes your mood? Different types of alcoholic drink change and shape your mood in different ways, says a study into drinking…

Choice of tipple ‘determines different moods’

Media captionDo you know how alcohol changes your mood? Different types of alcoholic drink change and shape your mood in different ways, says a study into drinking…

Choice of tipple ‘determines different moods’

Media captionDo you know how alcohol changes your mood? Different types of alcoholic drink change and shape your mood in different ways, says a study into drinking…

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

Image copyright PA Image caption The policy is largely aimed at cheap, high-strength alcohol in supermarkets and off-licenses Scotland will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1…

NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog

Image copyright Getty Images Drug company Concordia overcharged the NHS by millions for a key thyroid treatment, the Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found. The CMA…