United Kingdom

Three-year Army investigation into ‘abuse’ of 28 teen soldiers scrapped

ONE of the biggest inquiries into the alleged abuse of teenage soldiers collapsed yesterday as a judge blasted a bungled three-year probe by military cops. A trio of linked trials had been ordered into claims that 16 instructors abused 28 recruits. The sq


70-year-old man removed from plane for 'racial abuse'

The airline filed a complaint against the man.


Scottish digital tech firms see 'positive' year ahead

A survey of Scottish firms finds nearly a third expect sales to increase by more than 50% in 2018.


North Sea oil and gas exploration 'at lowest level since 1970s'

Industry body Oil and Gas UK's annual Business Outlook said only 94 wells were drilled last year.


Brazil to launch canal to drought-stricken northeast this year: minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday.


One in three 15-year-olds in British schools ‘come from migrant backgrounds’

ALMOST one in three UK 15-year-olds are from an immigrant background — compared to a one in five EU average, new figures show. Analysis of international data shows the numbers have soared in the last decade with 29 per cent of kids being foreign-born or


An Incredibles 2 Graphic Novel And A Comics Miniseries Are Coming Later This Year

If you're an Incredibles fan, you don't just have Incredibles 2 to look forward to this year, as there are also a graphic novel and comic book miniseries on the way.


Saudi Aramco expected to list first on Saudi stock exchange, delaying international debut

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco is walking back plans for a public share offering on a foreign exchange.


Egypt sees huge rise in UK tourists this year – up by 39% compared to 2017

EGYPT has seen a surge of popularity among British holidaymakers. Figures revealed to Sun Online Travel by the Egypt Tourism Board show the country welcomed 61,481 UK visitors between January and February this year. That’s an increase of 39.1 per ce


Yakuza Kiwami 2 Is Coming To The West

Sega has plans on bringing the beat-'em-up game Yakuza Kiwami 2 to the West for PlayStation 4 games later this year. The game originally came out in Japan not too long ago and now it's going through the painstaking localization process so it'll be ready f


When is Nowruz 2018, how is the Persian New Year celebrated and what is Haft-Seen?

ON March 21, hundreds of thousands of people across the world will be welcoming in the New Year and celebrating the first day of spring in a festival called “Nowruz” or “Navroz”. Several countries mark this day as a national holiday. Here’s the


Energy market commission says electricity grid increasingly unstable

Instability attributed to changes in power mix that can leave grid at mercy of the weatherThe Australian Energy Market Commission says the national electricity grid is becoming more unstable, with 11 incidents in 2016-17, up from seven the year before and

United Kingdom

When is International Day of Happiness 2018, what is it and why is celebrated on March 20?

INTERNATIONAL Day of Happiness is a worldwide which has been celebrated every year since 2013. But when is it this year, what is it and why is it celebrated? When is International Day of Happiness 2018? International Day of Happiness will be celebrated on


Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites. For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of the


One in five local roads could be UNUSABLE in less than five years, report claims

MANY local roads are in such bad condition that one in five could be unusable  in less than five years, a report claims. The figure, equal to 40,000 miles of carriageway, comes as councils fa­ce a huge funding deficit to tackle potholes, the study says.

Life & Style

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Americans drink over 102 billion home-brewed cups of coffee a year. Here's how to make sure your next cup is perfect.


Ant McPartlin slammed by fans after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving following crash that involved three year old girl

Ant McPartlin has been slammed by fans for drink driving [Wenn] Ant McPartlin was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after causing a car crash that involved three vehicles.  He reportedly lost control of his car, crashing in to a green min


Carpetright shares tumble on report of imminent store closures

Retailer warned earlier in March that it would likely record a small loss for the year to end of April


Is astronaut Scott Kelly still an identical twin after his year in space? Yes, says NASA

Two years after his historic return from the International Space Station astronaut Scott Kelly’s year on the orbiting space lab continues to be a source of fascination.


Analyst sees ‘signs of trouble’ due to Apple's high iPhone prices

Nomura Instinet predicts Apple will report iPhone unit sales below expectations this year.

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