Historic non-stop flight between Australia and UK ready for take off

Passengers were preparing for the first direct flight between Australia and London on Saturday, passing a major milestone by reducing to 17 hours a trip that once took 12 1/2 days.


The Strange, Secret Backstory For Sonic The Hedgehog's Logo

So, the Sonic emblem featured in the older games is an iconic piece of imagery. It features some striking colors, angelic wings, lots of stars and stripes, and almost looks like some sort of patriotic insignia. And, now, we know why it was designed that w


Third-Party Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Adds A D-Pad, Removes Other Features

Third-party Joy-Con controllers haven't been frequently made for the Nintendo Switch. There have been plenty of third-party traditional controllers to replace the Pro Controller, but not the Joy-Cons... until now. The newest third-party Joy-Con controller


South Korea says North agrees to hold summit preparation talks on March 29

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea on March 29 at the border truce village of Panmunjom to prepare for a summit of their leaders planned for April, the South said on Saturday.


Four nursery school pupils ‘sodomise a classmate and record the abuse on iPad after threatening not to be his friend if he resisted’

FOUR nursery school pupils allegedly sodomised a classmate and recorded the abuse on an iPad after threatening not to be his friend if he resisted. The parents of the alleged victim have filed a lawsuit against the school in Michigan, US, claiming their s


The God Of War Feature That Was Rejected For The Tomb Raider Reboot

Creative director Cory Barlog and the rest of Santa Monica are gearing up for the release of God of War in April for the PlayStation 4. The game will feature a mechanic that was originally intended for the reboot of Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider, but was


China's 'Great Firewall' is taller than ever under 'president-for-life' Xi Jinping

Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images Censorship in China has soared under President Xi Jinping, targeting local and international dissidents. Thousands of censorship directives are issued every year, and there has been a significant increase in the number of r

United Kingdom

Russian spy: Being an agent 'messed up' Skripal's life

A school friend says Sergei Skripal was shunned by ex-classmates but did not see himself as a traitor.


Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's i

Showbiz & TV

Marnie Simpson’s boyfriend Casey Johnson gets slapped with a parking ticket in London

MARNIE Simpson’s boyfriend Casey Johnson looked miserable after getting slapped with a parking ticket in London. The former X Factor star had been in the capital for meetings when he was caught out for illegally parking his flash Audi. Casey looked furi


Second Look At Dodgers' Opening Day Roster Six Days Out

Joc Pederson should head to Oklahoma City to tweak his swing for the umpteenth time; Andrew Toles is the proper choice for the big league roster spot. And it's not particularly close.

Formula 1

Ricciardo hits out at 's***house' penalty

The Aussie was slapped with a three-spot grid penalty for his home race due to a red flag infringement in second practice yesterday afternoon, which saw him fail to meet the minimum time set by the FIA ECU in two mini marshalling sectors.With stewards ac


President Donald Trump signs order BANNING most transgender troops from serving in US military

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has signed an order banning most transgender troops from serving in the US military. The White House said individuals with a history of gender dysphoria, defined as “those who may require substantial medical treatment, includ


Taylor Hall's overtime winner lifts Devils past Penguins

Taylor Hall beats Matt Murray on a breakaway 27 seconds into overtime for a 4-3 victory.        

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Sandy Hook survivor joins Parkland students to say 'Enough'

Lauren Milgram has a mission. The sweet and funny, shy yet confident, 12-year-old will join an anticipated hundreds of thousands of people at the March for Our Lives in Washington on Saturday.

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