Comic-Con 2017: This year’s highlights in 90 seconds

Fans and stars gathered in San Diego for the annual comics convention known as Comic-Con. The event welcomes more than 100,000 people – many dressed up as their favourite characters. Production companies release sneak peaks of their upcoming films and stars meet the fans. Comic-Con 2017: This year’s highlights in 90 seconds

Fans sound ready for football – Packers.com

GREEN BAY – Football is almost back, and the fans sound ready for it. It could be heard in the moments cheers went up from roughly 7,000 shareholders who attended “the most unique business meeting in the entire United States,” as Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy likes to say. On a comfortable, sun-splashed Monday at Lambeau […]

Liam Fox downplays UK-US chlorinated chicken differences – BBC News

Liam Fox downplays UK-US chlorinated chicken differences – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chlorinated chicken is a familiar feature on US shelves but is banned in the EU Liam Fox has downplayed talk that a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit could be threatened by disagreements over chlorinated chicken imports. The international trade secretary said the issue of whether the current UK ban […]

Tearful parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The parents of Charlie Gard tearfully gave up their legal battle to keep their terminally ill baby alive on Monday, saying his condition had deteriorated too far for any possible recovery, in a case they said had touched the world. The parents said their 11-month-old son might have been able to live […]

UK should increasingly expect record winter rains, says Met Office – The Guardian

Fears have been raised that the UK could soon see a repeat of the sort of flooding that has hit in recent years after forecasters predicted a one-in-three chance there would be a new record set for monthly rainfall during coming winters. The Met Office used a supercomputer to simulate possible extreme weather conditions to […]

The IMF is right to downgrade its forecast for the UK – The Guardian

Three months before the start of the biggest financial crisis since the Wall Street Crash, the International Monetary Fund confidently predicted that the world economy looked “well set” for robust growth in 2007 and 2008. Sure, there were risks, said the IMF, but these seemed less threatening in April 2007 than six months previously. The […]

Tesco takes on Amazon with same-day delivery across UK – BBC News

Tesco takes on Amazon with same-day delivery across UK – BBC News

Image copyright Alamy Tesco is launching a same-day delivery service across the UK to compete with online retail giant Amazon. The UK’s biggest supermarket chain already allows customers in London and the South East to order groceries for same-day delivery. Now it says it will extend the service across most of the rest of the […]

Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn

Nelson Mandela: Ramlakan book on final days withdrawn

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95 A controversial new book about the last days of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn by the publisher. Mandela’s family had complained that the book, written by his doctor of almost 10 years, contained personal […]

Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘expected back from UK within two weeks’

Nigeria’s President Buhari ‘expected back from UK within two weeks’

Media captionA Nigerian state governor said Mr Buhari was “very, very ok” after meeting him A Nigerian state governor says he expects President Muhammadu Buhari to return home from the UK within the next two weeks. Governor Rochas Okorocha was a member of a delegation who met the president in London on Sunday. Mr Buhari […]

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

South African child ‘virtually cured’ of HIV

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The child caught the infection from its mother around the time of birth A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly […]