UK News

Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA/DANIELA TEJADA Image caption Matthew Hedges was jailed in the UAE for spying British academic Matthew Hedges, who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates, has been pardoned with immediate effect.Mr Hedges, 31, denied spying and said he had been researching his PhD, but prosecutors said he confessed. His wife, Daniela Tejada, who appealed for clemency, said she was "elated" and "can't wait to have
US & World

Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director, dies at 77

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director of Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, has died in Rome aged 77.Born in Parma in 1941, his other films included The Conformist, The Dreamers, 1900 and The Sheltering Sky.Winner of two Oscars, for directing and co-writing The Last Emperor, he was known for his bold visual style and the controversy stoked by Last Tango in Paris's explicit sexual content.His
Health

Hyponatraemia Inquiry: Two more doctors investigated

[ad_1] Image caption The children who died were Adam Strain, Raychel Ferguson, Claire Roberts and Conor Mitchell. Lucy Crawford's family chose not to release a photograph The General Medical Council is investigating two more doctors linked to the Hyponatraemia Inquiry.The inquiry examined the deaths of five children in Northern Ireland. Dr George Murnaghan and Dr Joseph Gaston were involved in the care of Adam Strain, four, who died at the
US & World

Protests in Kiev after Russia seizes Ukraine ships off Crimea

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonah Fisher talks to a commander of the Ukrainian Navy about the tensions in the Azov Sea Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled into the streets overnight.Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in the capital Kiev and an embassy car was set
UK News

Rapist absconds from HMP North Sea Camp open prison

[ad_1] Image copyright Lincolnshire Police Image caption Wayne Jones is serving a life sentence A rapist serving a life sentence has absconded from an open prison.Police have warned people not to approach Wayne Jones, who is an inmate at HMP North Sea Camp near Boston in Lincolnshire.The 39-year-old absconded from the Category D open prison on Sunday evening.Lincolnshire Police described Jones as 5ft 7in tall and said he had a
Entertainment

House of CB’s Conna Walker: Meet the young British designer loved by Beyonce

[ad_1] Image copyright House of CB Image caption Conna Walker is the 26-year-old CEO of House of CB At 17 years old, Conna Walker not only had school work and the stresses of teenage life to deal with, but her own business to run too.Using her parents' background as market traders for inspiration, she started buying and selling dresses online, before branching out into designing her own pieces.Conna noticed a
UK News

Brexit: Back my deal or risk more division, May to tell MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Rejecting the Brexit deal will be risky and lead to "division and uncertainty", Prime Minister Theresa May will say to MPs who oppose her plan. Her Commons speech comes after the 27 other EU leaders approved the terms of the UK's exit at a summit on Sunday. Mrs May now has to persuade politicians in the UK Parliament to back the deal. But cabinet ministers admit
US & World

Trans Mountain: The billion-dollar oil pipeline Canadians own and can’t build

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption People demonstrate against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline project in Burnaby Canada recently spent billions on an oil pipeline in order to triple its capacity. But amid fierce opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's plans, will the Trans Mountain project ever get built? The Burnaby terminal of the Trans Mountain pipeline is quiet on an autumn afternoon. Long gone is a
Science/Nature

Whale stranding in New Zealand leaves 145 dead

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlmost 150 whales die in mass stranding A group of up to 145 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on Stewart Island in New Zealand. The animals were discovered by walkers late on Saturday, strewn along the beach of Mason Bay.Authorities said half the whales had already died by then, while the other half were put down