You are viewing the content for Thursday 16 May 2019

WORLD

Under-50s at increasing risk of bowel cancers, studies suggest

The numbers for other age groups have either dropped or remained the same, according to research.

MORE

Four dead after plane crash near Dubai airport

Four people have died after a UK-registered light aircraft crashed in Dubai, authorities said.

MORE

Pregnant teenager murdered and baby cut from her womb – US police

The victim went to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes.

MORE

DNA find helps explain breathing problems in dogs

The team led by the University of Edinburgh studied more than 400 dogs in reaching its findings.

MORE

Waste Wars: Philippines withdraws diplomats after Canada misses deadline to take back rubbish

The Philippines has withdrawn its diplomats as Canada missed the deadline yesterday to take back tonnes of rubbish that was mistakenly sent to the Philippines back in 2013.

MORE

Who could replace Theresa May as Tory leader?

The British Prime Minister once again resisted calls for her to name the date of her departure from Number 10.

MORE

Stews and cheese mainstay of medieval peasant diet, say scientists

Researchers extracted food residues from ancient cooking pots.

MORE

Basque militant separatist arrested in French Alps after 17 years as fugitive

Jose Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, has been Spain’s most wanted Eta member since 2002.

MORE

Former US president Jimmy Carter out of hospital after hip surgery

His wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, has also been discharged after being treated for feeling faint.

MORE

Theresa May agrees to set timetable for her departure from Downing Street

The British PM met the executive of the backbench 1922 Committee for around an hour-and-a-half in her room in the Commons.

MORE

Facebook takes action against campaign aimed at disrupting foreign elections

The group was particularly active in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

MORE

Former prime minister Bob Hawke remembered as ‘great Australian’

The former Australian prime minister has died aged 89.

MORE

The Only Way Is Brexit, Farage tells Essex nightclub crowd

The Brexit Party founder visited Sugar Hut in Brentwood.

MORE

Impact site of Israel’s failed moon lander revealed

The Beresheet spacecraft crashed on the lunar surface on April 11.

MORE

British MP ‘sick’ at interview with Ukip candidate who joked about raping her

Carl Benjamin appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to defend his jokes about the Labour MP.

MORE

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio enters US presidential race

Bill de Blasio has joined a crowded field in the process which will determine the party’s challenger to Donald Trump.

MORE

Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

He served in the role from 1983 to 1991.

MORE

Tommy Robinson sued over claims about bullied Syrian schoolboy

A lawyer representing Jamal Hijazi said his client had lodged a defamation claim at the High Court.

MORE

Man arrested after threats made on social media ahead of football game

The 22-year-old was detained during the early hours of the morning.

MORE

Ukraine’s president-elect to be sworn in next week

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a popular comedian, has said he will seek parliamentary elections after taking office.

MORE

Kentucky governor launches appeal against ruling striking down abortion law

Republican Matt Bevin’s legal team filed a notice of appeal with the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

MORE

Jeremy Kyle ‘utterly devastated’ after cancellation of TV show

The talk show was suspended indefinitely by ITV on Monday, and has now been axed altogether.

MORE

Koons’s ‘Rabbit’ fetches record $91m at New York auction

The previous record for a living artist’s work sold at auction was set by British artist David Hockney.

MORE

May faces showdown meeting with Tory grandees on resignation date

The British Prime Minister is to hold talks with members of the executive of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs.

MORE

Democratic presidential candidates condemn Alabama abortion law

The bill has been signed into law by Republican governor Kay Ivey.

MORE

Over-50s can boost brain function by regularly doing puzzles, study suggests

Academics at the University of Exeter and King's College London carried out research into more than 19,000 participants.

MORE