World: US News

Family buys £16m 'paradise' island for 'own use'

Tuesday  00:20,   20 march 2018
Sky News

A Spanish island described as an "unspoiled paradise" and which boasts a 13-bedroom house, chapel and watchtower, has been bought by a family from Luxembourg for €18m (£16m) "for their own use".For decades tourists have been[...]

EU and UK agree draft Brexit transition deal but work remains to be done on border issue

Tuesday  00:18,   20 march 2018

NORTHERN Ireland will remain aligned to EU regulations after Brexit “unless and until” the UK comes up with a better solution for retaining an open border.A major breakthrough on Brexit has been achieved today with the EU and UK now both working off [...]

80-year mystery of blackberry bush baby is solved using DNA: Woman abandoned at nine-months old in 1937 learns the identity of her father after scientists test DNA on the back of a stamp

Tuesday  00:17,   20 march 2018
Daily Mail

Anthea Ring, now 81, was discovered by a family who heard her crying on the South Downs in Sussex in 1937. She was wearing a pink dress, her hands were tied and she was covered in scratches.Anthea Ring, now 81, was discovered by a family who heard[...]

What the papers say – March 19

Tuesday  00:16,   20 march 2018
Press Association

Vladimir Putin’s victory and the ‘arrest’ of Ant McPartlin lead the papers on Monday.The i calls Mr Putin’s win a “landslide”, saying the newly elected leader responded to the Salisbury spy poisoning claims “immediately” after the victory. It[...]

Briton dies after balcony plunge in Majorca

Tuesday  00:15,   20 march 2018
Sky News

A British man has died in Majorca after falling from a fifth-floor balcony, according to reports. The 22-year-old was found by a passerby in Calle Aragon, a residential street in the capital Palma, at about 6am on Sunday.Emergency services[...]

Fugitive Russian who died in London 'was murdered'

Tuesday  00:15,   20 march 2018
Sky News

Fugitive Russian who died in London 'was murdered'The Metropolitan Police said a post-mortem examination found the cause of the 68-year-old's death was compression to the[...]

Ancient shoreline of warm sea unearthed in west London

Tuesday  00:15,   20 march 2018
Press Association

The ‘Ruislip Bed’ is a black clay layer from a time when most of southern England was covered by a sub-tropical sea, experts say.The HS2 team unearthed a previously unknown material in Ruislip while carrying out investigations of the ground under[...]

Stalin's angel of death: Memoir of the world's most successful female sniper who killed over 300 reveals how she formed an unlikely friendship with America's First Lady

Tuesday  00:12,   20 march 2018
Daily Mail

During the war, her prowess with a rifle became legendary. Pavlichenko, of Russia, is now credited as being the most successful female sniper ever, with an astonishing 309 kills.Just as dawn was breaking on the third morning, their binoculars[...]

Strongmen like Putin and Xi might seem all powerful—but they make their countries weaker

Tuesday  00:12,   20 march 2018

It’s turning into quite a month for global strongmen. Last weekend, Chinese president Xi Jinping upended his country’s two-term limit on power, meaning there’s now…It’s turning into quite a month for global[...]

After McCabe firing, Trump attacks FBI, and his lawyer says Russia probe must end

Tuesday  00:11,   20 march 2018
The Washington Post

The war between Trump and federal law enforcement agencies escalated this weekend as the special counsel’s investigation heats up.After Attorney General Jeff Sessions acted late Friday night on Trump’s publicly stated wishes to terminate former FBI[...]

President Trump Outlines Death Penalty for 'Big Pushers' in Opioid Plan

Monday  22:45,   19 march 2018

President Donald Trump traveled to New Hampshire Monday to unveil a new plan to combat the opioid crisis in the U.S., including seeking the death penalty for major drug traffickers. “If you break the law and illegally peddle these deadly poisons, we [...]

Lost in transition: What have the EU and UK agreed?

Monday  21:35,   19 march 2018
Sky News

The two negotiators came out thanking their teams for working late into the night and praising each other for getting this far in the negotiations - before reminding us that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed".The two[...]

Lion Mauls Zookeeper to Death After Cage Was Left Unlocked

Monday  17:02,   19 march 2018

The victim was already dead by the time emergency services arrived at the scene.The body of Gustavo Serrano Carbajal was found in the cage of 22-year-old lion Kimba at the Nicolas Bravo zoo in Tulancingo by fellow workers, as reported by the Daily[...]

A Dinosaur Skeleton Up For Auction

Monday  16:15,   19 march 2018
International Business Times

The species of the fossilized skeleton going under the proverbial hammer has not been identified, and it belongs to an unnamed British businessman. It could fetch over $2 million.French auction house Aguttes is putting an actual dinosaur skeleton on [...]

New Zealand puts Russia trade plans on hold after nerve agent attack

Friday  12:08,   16 march 2018
Press Association

New Zealand had come under increasing pressure from allies to denounce Russia following the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter.New Zealand had come under increasing pressure from allies to denounce Russia following the nerve agent [...]