Monthly Archives: September 2017


As Gaza marks three years since the Israeli assault that devastated the Strip and left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed, the psychological effects of the violence linger on. Children were among the most affected groups; in the 50-day onslaught, the Israeli army killed 500 children. The bombing campaign, which started […]

Gaza: Children suffer from war trauma three years on





As the conflict in Syria enters its seventh year, the civil war has left many parts of the country in ruins, killing more than 465,000 people, and displacing some 12 million Syrians from their homes.  Amid a wave of protests across the region known as the Arab Spring, longtime rulers […]

Mapping out Syria’s remaining battles



Image copyright EPA Image caption Equifax’s share price has fallen by more than a third since the data breach US credit report giant Equifax has announced that its chairman and chief executive, Richard Smith, is stepping down with immediate effect. The move comes as Equifax struggles to rebuild its reputation […]

Equifax boss leaves after data breach













Image copyright United Biscuits The number of Jaffa Cakes has been cut from 12 to 10 in the latest example of packaged food “shrinkflation”. The boxes now weigh 4.3oz rather than 5.2oz, but McVitie’s has reduced the recommended price from £1.15 to 99p. Twin packs, which now have 20 cakes […]

Jaffa quake as McVitie’s cuts pack sizes



Japan has announced the killing of 177 whales as part of its annual hunt, once again claiming the practice is for scientific research – a move which allows it to circumnavigate a moratorium on hunting the mammals. Three ships, which left port in June, returned with 43 minke whales and […]

Japan slaughters 177 whales as part of annual hunt










Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 11:10 A wide-body passenger aircraft being developed by Moscow and Beijing could make its maiden flight in 2025, according to the first Vice President of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Aleksandr Tulyakov. Read more “We are in the development stage with our Chinese partners of a […]

Russian-Chinese passenger jet to take on Boeing & Airbus






Image copyright Getty Images There has been a big rise in the number of working mothers in England over the past two decades, figures show. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) says 4.9 million women were working last year while looking after children – up 1.2 million since 1996. Back […]

Big rise in number of working mothers





Image copyright EPA The Labour Party is making detailed plans for government, including “war-game-type scenario-planning” for events such as “a run on the pound”. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the party was preparing “detailed implementation manuals” and drafting legislation so it could “hit the deck running” if elected. At the […]

Labour ‘war-gaming for run on pound’ if elected



Actor Tony Booth, who starred in BBC series Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, […]

Actor Tony Booth dies






Image copyright Getty Images Consumers need to hunt for deals as they do on the High Street when using switching websites for energy, holidays or insurance, a review has found. Price comparison websites worked best for car insurance and worst for broadband, the study by the Competition and Markets Authority […]

Compare comparison sites, consumers told





Justin Sullivan/Getty Images by Dr. Susan Berry25 Sep 20170 25 Sep, 201725 Sep, 2017 Duck Dynasty “Commander” Phil Robertson rallied for Judge Roy Moore in Alabama Monday night, celebrating Moore’s commitment to faith and the Constitution. “These Ten Commandments ‘trump’ politics – pun intended,” Robertson said. Robertson, 71, highlighted Christian […]

Phil Robertson: ‘Ten Commandments Trump Politics – Pun Intended’






The US has dismissed North Korea’s accusation that President Donald Trump has declared war against the country, calling it “absurd”.  The comments come as South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) said that Pyongyang had moved to bolster its coastal defences by relocating its warplanes along the east coast.  Regional leaders […]

US rejects North Korea war allegations as ‘absurd’




At 1:25pm on 19 September 2017, a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake tested the stamina and strength of millions of Mexicans – and of the country’s authorities – to their core. Dozens of buildings collapsed, leaving nearly 300 dead, scores injured and thousands homeless or too scared to go back to […]

The week Mexicans put their politicians to shame




Published time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:30Edited time: 26 Sep, 2017 09:43 The military exercises the US and its allies regularly conduct near the Korean Peninsula are only provoking North Korea’s leadership into taking a confrontational stance, a senior Russian diplomat said, according to Interfax. In the same category are ‘It […]

Drills by US & allies near Korean Peninsula ‘tease & ...









Image copyright Corazzol et al Image caption The scan shows the man’s brain activity before (L) and after (R) the treatment A man in France has regained some degree of consciousness after being in a vegetative state for 15 years. Doctors treated the 35-year-old, injured in a car accident, with […]

Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy