Thursday , January 19 2017

Families criticise MH370 search halt

Families of the victims of flight MH370 say a decision to halt the search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished in March 2014 is “irresponsible”. Voice370 said the search ought to be expanded – it was “an inescapable duty owed to the flying public”. The plane vanished en route to …

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European vegetables: ‘Perfect storm’ raises prices

Image copyright AFP Image caption The European courgette market is reported to have been hit hard by the bad weather Bad weather in Italy and Spain is likely to significantly increase the price of vegetables across northern Europe, food suppliers and supermarkets have told the BBC. One supplier said that …

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European court rejects whole-life murder term challenge

Image copyright PA A British triple-killer has lost a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life prison term. Arthur Hutchinson, 75, had argued the punishment amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment. But judges found there had been no violation of Article 3 of the European Convention …

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Theresa May’s Brexit Welsh powers pledge

Image caption Alun Cairns: ‘Maintaining membership of the single market is effectively remaining part of the European Union by another name’ “The economic argument trumps everything else,” said the secretary of state. “At the end of the day this is down to the economy, jobs, jobs, jobs.” There were, he …

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Sportsday – transfers & your sporting logos

Fleetwood captain Nathan Pond could be missing for the League One side after a collision with team-mate Conor McLaughlin in the win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday. Ashley Eastham is expected to replace Pond if he is not fit, while full-back Joe Maguire could make his debut after he joined …

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Ysgol-y-Deri teacher Ben Williams ‘left pupils unsupervised’

Image copyright Ysgol Y Deri A teacher at a special school in Vale of Glamorgan left three of his pupils unsupervised, a hearing has been told. Ben Williams, a teacher at Ysgol-y-Deri in Penarth, denies unacceptable professional conduct over three separate incidents in December 2014. Two involved pupils with Down’s …

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Putin: Trump memos ‘utter nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described allegations his country holds compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump as “utter nonsense”. Mr Putin questioned what reason Russian intelligence would have had to spy on Mr Trump before he entered politics. He said those making the allegations were “worse than prostitutes”. Memos …

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Porn videos streamed ‘via YouTube loophole’

Adult video websites appear to be exploiting a YouTube loophole to host explicit material on the platform. News site TorrentFreak found some sites had uploaded videos that did not show up on YouTube, but could be viewed on third-party websites. The exploit allows a website to host its video library …

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The issues behind the Wales Bill on further devolution

In the latest step on the Wales Bill’s long and arduous journey, AMs will now have their say in a vote in the assembly on Tuesday afternoon. But what exactly will AMs be supporting or rejecting? The team at the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University explores the matters behind …

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24 Amazing Things You Probably Never Knew Existed

There are many things in life we don’t know about. For instance, what does the cross-section of a commercial plane look like or how does a bolt of lightning leave its impact on grass? Take a look at some things that shock us with their patterns, invention and existence. 1. …

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