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Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea in a bellicose first address to the UN general assembly, in which he lashed out at a litany of US adversaries, calling on “righteous” nations to confront them.
The speech was greeted in the UN chamber mostly with silence and occasional outbreaks of disapproving murmurs, as Trump castigated a succession of hostile regimes.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:20:33 GMT
Foreign secretary denies cabinet rift but friends say he ‘could not live with’ version of Brexit PM is thought to be considering
Boris Johnson could resign if Theresa May signals she will pursue a “Swiss-style” Brexit, even though he is publicly denying he will walk away from the cabinet.
The foreign secretary told reporters in New York he would not resign and denied the cabinet was split over Brexit policy, insisting: “We are a nest of singing birds.”Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:58:57 GMT
US National Hurricane Center has warned Hurricane Maria could bring an ‘extreme’ threat to life and property with gusts of wind that could reach 155mph
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Puerto Rico is bracing itself for the “catastrophic” impact of Hurricane Maria, which has already caused severe damage to the island of Dominica as it tears through the Caribbean.
The US National Hurricane Center warned of an “extreme” threat to life and property across Puerto Rico with gusts of wind that could reach 155mph on Wednesday. The center said the winds will threaten lives, cause power outages and make many roads and bridges impassable.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:16:02 GMT
Sister-in-law of Yahyah Farroukh says he is well-adjusted, hardworking, and hoped to go to university in the UK
Relatives of one of the two men being questioned about last week’s attempted bombing of a London Underground train have spoken of their shock and disbelief at his arrest.
Fatin Farroukh, the sister-in-law of the suspect Yahyah Farroukh, said he was a well-adjusted, hard-working young man with hopes of going to university in the UK and becoming a journalist.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:04:56 GMT
Bomb squad called out over object found under bridge near Milton Keynes, which led to closure of road in both directions
The M1 was closed in both directions for nine hours after a suspicious object was found under a motorway bridge during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.
A bomb disposal squad used a robot to investigate the object, which was found to have no explosive element.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:22:20 GMT
Three people injured after rocket from passing rotorcraft explodes near group of men during Zapad war games in Luzhsky
A Russian attack helicopter accidentally fired at least one rocket into a group of people during large-scale military exercises close to Nato’s borders, Russian media has reported.
Three people were injured in the incident at the Zapad 2017 drills, a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defence told RBC news agency. “They weren’t civilians,” the source said.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:52:00 GMT
Leader signals break with Farron years in conference speech, and says party must not be consumed by Brexit
Sir Vince Cable has said the Liberal Democrats will not succeed as a one-issue “reverse Ukip” party, pledging that they will develop radical proposals for economic reforms including taxes on second homes and changes to tuition fees.
The new Lib Dem leader attempted to put clear water between his leadership and the two years under his predecessor Tim Farron, declaring he wanted to re-establish the Lib Dems as a serious party of government, in his closing address to their autumn conference.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:07:45 GMT
By blocking a particular protein, unhealthy ‘white’ fat could be transformed into calorie-burning ‘beige’ fat, experiments show
“Bad fat” could be made to turn over a new leaf and combat obesity by blocking a specific protein, scientists have discovered.
Most fat in the body is unhealthy “white” tissue deposited around the waist, hips and thighs. But smaller amounts of energy-hungry “brown” fat are also found around the neck and shoulders. Brown fat generates heat by burning up excess calories.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:00:22 GMT
Insurance syndicate XL Group one of several companies choosing Irish capital to guarantee access to EU single market
One of Lloyd’s of London’s largest insurance syndicates is to move its European headquarters to Dublin because of Brexit, Ireland’s prime minister has announced.
XL Group, which operates the XL Catlin brand, chose the Irish capital as its preferred location for its principal EU insurance company subject to regulatory approval, said the Irish Industrial Development Authority.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:48:56 GMT
Internal memo offers tax-free bonus to staff not to take time off after ‘rota mess-up’ led to hundreds of cancelled flights
Ryanair has offered pilots a one-off bonus of up to £12,000 to forfeit holidays, according to a memo seen by the Guardian, as it battles to prevent further flight cancellations caused by a “mess-up” in its rota system.
The Irish airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, apologised this week after saying that up to 50 flights a day would be cancelled until 31 October, affecting about 400,000 passengers.Continue reading...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:33:20 GMT