How Transport for London plans to build 20,000 new homes

Graeme Craig is poring over plans for one of London’s biggest new housing developments. The models show a mix of low and high rise buildings, 4,500 homes, alongside cultural venues and parks, which will rise from the rubble of the now demolished Earls Court exhibition centre. Craig runs Transport for London’s property arm – he was appointed its first commercial director more than a decade ago. TfL’s day job is running the capital’s bus and...

China, Japan officials meet amid Taiwan tensions

China, Japan officials meet amid Taiwan tensions - Chinese and Japanese officials have met in northern China amid tensions over China's military threats against Taiwan

One dead, 18 wounded in morning shelling of Ukraine city Kharkiv, regional governor says

One person died and 18 were wounded on Thursday in pre-dawn shelling of a residential area in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, Oleh Synehubov, the regional governor said. "At the moment, there are  18 wounded, among them two children, one person died," Synehubov wrote on the Telegram messaging app. A day earlier six people died and another 16...

Climate Migration: Flooding forces Bangladesh family to flee

BHOLA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Mehgna River swallowed Mohammad Jewel and Arzu Begum's tin-roofed family home overnight in southern Bangladesh just over a year ago they had no choice but to leave their ancestral village. The couple fled the next morning with their four young boys to the capital, Dhaka, over a hundred kilometers (62 miles) away from their home in Ramdaspur village in the Bhola district, one of the hardest-hit coastal areas...

Russia-Ukraine latest: War 'deadlocked' as Russian strike kills seven people in Kharkiv

Stop ‘cancelling’ Russians, says top Zelensky advisor Pictured: Russian soldier performs brain test on military student Ukraine hints at secret bombings behind enemy lines in Crimea How Kyiv's special forces may have triggered a new phase in the war Listen to the latest episode of our daily Ukraine podcast Russia's war on Ukraine has reached a "str...

Women Does Her Best to Stop Fire

Occurred on / Info: A woman is seen standing on her balcony tossing a bucket of water onto the brush near a large fire.

Phil Wang review – an irresistible set of smart and silly jokes

Sixteen years in Malaysia, 16 in the UK. Thirty-two-year-old Phil Wang’s geographical equilibrium is nicely reflected in his new show The Real Hero in All This. If you want intelligent standup (a bit observational, a bit autobiographical) with no particular cultural flavour, Wang won’t disappoint, with strong routines on social media, the fridge versus the oven, and “photos of people who live in the house, in the house”. If you want a little...

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Former teacher 'is feared murdered': Two men are due in court after disappearance of 75-year-old

Peter Coshan - who taught at Fettes College in Edinburgh - was last seen in the Seafield area of the city at around 11.50pm on Thursday last week. He was reported missing the next day.

A young man is killed in clashes with the Israeli Army in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Palestinian authorities reported Thursday that an 18-year-old youth has died as a result of gunshot wounds in clashes with the Israeli army in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

ELN frees six members of the Armed Forces in Arauca region of Colombia

The ELN on Wednesday released five members of the Colombian Army and a police officer who had been kidnapped between July and August of this year. «We welcome the willingness

A-level results - live: First students to sit exams since Covid set to find out grades

A-level results - live: First students to sit exams since Covid set to find out grades - Places on courses down from 23,280 to 22,685 with hours to go before grades are published

Kabul: Ten killed and dozens injured in ‘suicide attack’ on mosque in Afghan capital

Kabul: Ten killed and dozens injured in ‘suicide attack’ on mosque in Afghan capital - Several children are reported to be among dozens wounded in the latest attack to strike Afghanistan in the year since the Taliban seized power

Cuba says it is «impossible» to identify skeletal remains from Matanzas port fire

Cuban authorities said Wednesday that it is «impossible» to identify the identity of the skeletal remains found in the fire at the supertanker port in the Cuban city of Matanzas,

Weatherwatch: damselflies return to UK as climate warms

As the climate crisis takes hold, a host of new species of insects – including butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies – are crossing the Channel from continental Europe to southern Britain. Some, like a verdant trio of damselflies – scarce, southern and willow emeralds – along with the long-tailed blue butterfly, are newcomers to our shores. Others, such as the large tortoiseshell butterfly, which was recorded breeding at the Knepp...

GPs call for ‘urgent review’ of autumn Covid booster campaign amid fears they will be left out of pocket

Family doctors are still in the dark as to how the Covid-19 booster programme, with a new Moderna jab targeting the Omicron variant, will be managed next month

Hong Kong court lifts reporting ban on national security case for 47 democrats

By Jessie Pang and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) -A Hong Kong court lifted restrictions on Thursday on reporting pre-trial proceedings of a landmark national security case involving 47 pro-democracy campaigners that has dragged on for more than a year. The decision comes one day after the lifting of a reporting restriction for another national ...

What time do A Levels results come out on Thursday and what can students expect?

What time do A Levels results come out on Thursday and what can students expect? - A level results time, UCAS Track information and everything you need to know

Bees have become 'increasingly stressed' by climate change

Bees displayed greater 'lop-sidedness' in their wings during extreme hot or wet weather, the research team found.

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan, island drills military

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. government will hold talks with Taiwan on a wide-ranging trade treaty in a sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy China claims as its own territory. The announcement Thursday comes after Beijing held military drills that included firing missiles into the sea to intimidate Taiwan following this month’s visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-level member of the U.S. government to visit...

Germany likely to miss gas storage targets, warns energy regulator

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is likely to miss a November target for gas storage levels set by the government to avoid an energy crisis, the head of the Bundesnetzagentur energy regulator told German media outlet t-online on Thursday, warning Europe's biggest economy faced two tough winters. Germany is in the second phase of a three-stage emergency...

Is Formula 1 in danger of ‘selling its soul’ through calendar changes?

Money is important but not the only consideration in planning a Formula 1 season, says Stefano Domenicali.

Rain continues in New Zealand after storm forces hundreds to evacuate

The stormy weather saw some schools close, airlines cancel flights and businesses shut.

North East universities issue advice on clearing as students pick up A-level exam results

Scores of youngsters across the North East are receiving their A-level results and are hoping to go to university - but what happens if you don't get the grades you need?

Japan's young people encouraged to drink more to boost economy

Japan's youth are being encouraged to drink more and boost the economy following a fall in tax revenues from alcoholic beverages.

Ofgem director quits over price cap as Ed Miliband says Government is ‘asleep’

Ofgem director quits over price cap as Ed Miliband says Government is ‘asleep’ - Christine Farnish, a director at the energy watchdog, said the regulator had failed to strike a balance between consumers and suppliers.

Forty-five million Britons to be plunged into fuel poverty in winter – study

Forty-five million Britons to be plunged into fuel poverty in winter – study - Two thirds of households in the UK – or 18 millions families – will be battling to make ends meet by January, according to the research.

Saving Freud by Andrew Nagorski review – a real-life thriller

By the spring of 1938 everyone in Sigmund Freud’s circle, apart from the great man, could see that the game was up. In March, the Nazis had annexed Austria, putting the founder of psychoanalysis – known to them as “a Jewish pseudoscience” – at enormous risk. By now Freud was 82, terminally ill and determined not to panic. Five years earlier, when the Nazis had made a public bonfire of his books in Germany, he had breezily declared: “What...

Lionesses captain Leah Williamson reveals what inspired her to play football

England women’s football captain Leah Williamson has revealed what inspired her to become a footballer. The 25-year-old led the Lionesses to victory in the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament last month as they beat Germany 2-1 in a nailbiting final at Wembley Stadium. During an episode of My Sounds on BBC Sounds, Williamson selected the track Inner Smile...

Northumberland College criticised after 'unique' outdoor education course scrapped ahead of new term

The specialist course had been offered for the last 30 years

Former Lakers player fighting in Ukraine against Russian invasion

EastEnders spoilers: Janine crash secret exposed, Stuart's decision, Amy danger

What happens and when in Walford? New episode guide reveals all for next week.

A-level results: students face last-minute scramble for university places

Tens of thousands of students who will pick up their A-level results on Thursday face a last-minute scramble to secure places at UK universities, many of which have said that competition will be fierce and places hard to find for the most popular courses. On the eve of results day for A-levels, BTecs and the government’s new T-levels, university admissions teams reported a surge in interest from students looking for places through clearing, a...

U.N. expert concludes 'forced labour' has taken place in Xinjiang

By Martin Quin Pollard BEIJING (Reuters) - It is "reasonable to conclude" that forced labour of members of minority groups has taken place in China's western Xinjiang region, the UN's top expert on slavery said in a report released this week, prompting a fierce response from Beijing. The findings were "based on an independent assessment of availa...

U.N. chief to meet Zelenskiy, Erdogan, with focus on grain exports, nuclear power plant

By Andrea Shalal and Ali Kucukgocmen LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday, with grain exports and concerns about the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to top the agenda. The trilateral meeting marks Erdogan's f...

One more grain ship leaves Ukraine, Turkey's defence ministry says

ANKARA (Reuters) - One more ship carrying grain has left Ukraine's Chornomorsk port, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, bringing the total number of vessels to leave Ukraine's Black Sea ports under a U.N.-brokered grain export deal to 25. The Belize-flagged I Maria was loaded with corn, it said, adding that four other ships will arrive i...

Paul Green's brain donated to science after tragic death aged 49

The family of Paul Green have chosen to donate his brain to science in a bid to discover if the was suffering from a deadly concussion disease. He passed away suddenly last week aged 49.

NASA's moon rocket moved to launch pad ahead of maiden flight

NASA’s new moon rocket arrived at the launch pad Wednesday ahead of its debut flight in less than two weeks.

US congressional delegation in Kenya amid election crisis

US congressional delegation in Kenya amid election crisis - A U.S. congressional delegation has arrived in Kenya to meet with the new president-elect and the opposition figure likely to file a court challenge to his election loss in the latest electoral crisis for East Africa’s most stable democracy

China risks miscalculation with pressure on Taiwan, U.S. says

By Ben Blanchard and Martin Quin Pollard TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) -China's efforts to coerce and undermine Taiwan risk miscalculation and its pressure campaign will most likely continue, Daniel Kritenbrink, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, said. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been carrying out war games and military drills aro...

What the papers say – August 18

What the papers say – August 18 - Britain being hit by the worst inflation crisis since 1982 and the stabbing death of an elderly man lead the mastheads.

Brazil federal police accuse Bolsonaro of COVID-linked scaremongering

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's federal police on Wednesday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of discouraging mask use during the pandemic and falsely suggesting that people who got vaccinated against COVID-19 ran the risk of contracting AIDS. In a document sent to Brazil's Supreme Court, a police delegate said Bolsonaro's effort to discourage compl...

Russian cosmonauts rushed back inside ISS mid-spacewalk due to spacesuit battery voltage drop

Russian cosmonauts rushed back inside ISS mid-spacewalk due to spacesuit battery voltage drop - Cosmonauts were ‘never in any danger’ during the operations, Nasa says

Reaction to Conservative Party Belfast Hustings

Reaction to Conservative Party Belfast Hustings

Myanmar to import Russian oil, military says

(Reuters) - Military-ruled Myanmar plans to import Russian gasoline and fuel oil to ease supply concerns and rising prices, a junta spokesperson said, the latest developing country to do so amid a global energy crisis. The Southeast Asian country has maintained friendly ties with Russia, even as both remain under a raft of sanctions from Western ...

East London dad who fled Taliban with his family fears for brothers left behind

'They got control of the country. everything looked like a battlefield and there was shooting everywhere in the capital. They were the worst days we saw in Afghanistan'

‘Much-loved’ elderly man stabbed to death in mobility scooter named

‘Much-loved’ elderly man stabbed to death in mobility scooter named - Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson was a “very well-known and much-loved member of our community”.

Inflation at 10%? This is class war – and it was years in the making

“If there is a class war – and there is – it is important that it should be handled with subtlety and skill,” wrote Maurice Cowling, the influential rightwing historian, in the late 1970s. “It is not freedom that Conservatives want; what they want is the sort of freedom that will maintain existing inequalities or restore lost ones.” The nature of Conservatism has altered very little since, but the class on whose behalf the Tory party fights has...

Kind Neighbor Lowers Water Bucket for Dog in Heatwave

Occurred on July 23, 2022 / Nice, France: "During France's summer heatwave, a dog was left on the balcony with only a umbrella. The sweet upstairs neighbour watered the dog via a bucket and rope to the dog on the lower balcony."

Train strikes: Drivers’ walkout on seven rail networks prompts long queues for buses

Train strikes: Drivers’ walkout on seven rail networks prompts long queues for buses - Drivers are warned to expect busier roads than usual as strike causes severe disruption