In New Year's greeting to Iranians, Trump slams Tehran government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sent greetings on Monday to Iranians celebrating the New Year's holiday known as Nowruz, but used the message to attack Iran's government, particularly its powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.


Facebook Is Pummeled by User-Data Blowback

Facebook confronted an intensifying crisis as political leaders in the U.S. and Europe called for aggressive inquiries into whether the technology giant failed to stop improper access and handling of user data, scrutiny that sent the company’s stock to


'Obscene' supply teaching firm payments criticised

Wales' largest supply teaching provider paid two directors almost £1m over two years.


James 'Arg' Argent says he's TOWIE's Ken Barlow as he reveals current relationship status with Gemma Collins

The King of Essex is gearing up for the brand new series after spending eight action-filled years on the show


The Podcast App aims to be the simplest way to listen to podcasts

While it sometimes feels like everyone has a podcast nowadays, the truth is that most Americans still don’t listen to podcasts regularly. The Y Combinator-backed team behind The Podcast App is planning to change that. And yes, that’s the app


Liverpool star Mo Salah’s situation is similar to that of Philippe Coutinho’s… and we all know how that ended

IT is the burning question and the nagging doubt for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool fans alike. Not so much whether or not Mo Salah can reproduce this season’s heroics on a consistent basis over the years ahead. The answer to that is pretty clear — a defi


The 2018 spring equinox has arrived — here's what it is and how it works

The vernal or spring equinox of 2018 happens Tuesday, March 20. Earth's rotation does not cause equinoxes. Equinoxes occur when Earth's tilted axis is perpendicular to the sun's rays. During an equinox at Earth's equator, the sun appears almost directly

TV & Radio

Richard Blackwood exits EastEnders after three years playing Vincent Hubbard

RICHARD Blackwood has quit EastEnders after three years. The actor – who plays police informant Vincent Hubbard in the BBC soap – has been written out of the show after mutually deciding to leave, a spokeswoman has confirmed. An EastEnders spo

Showbiz & TV

See inside the Vatican — home to the world's most powerful religious leader, where 9 miles of museums house some of the most stunning works of art

Five years ago this month, Pope Francis became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church and the leader of its 1.29 billion adherents. He's been celebrating the occasion by reminiscing about his various — and at times controversial — accompl

United States

Are conservatives fighting back on US college campuses?

A conservative group formed only six years ago has 1,200 branches and a $10m budget. So who are they?


Club boss dismisses idea they are to blame for England players' burnout after Six Nations collapse

Many feel the defending champions looked jaded as they lost final three games to finish in lowest position for 35 years


Oracle beat on earnings per share while growing cloud revenue by 32% (ORCL)

Oracle matched analysts' revenue targets and beat adjusted profit estimates during the company's fiscal Q3, but the stock was down more than 3% in after hours trading.  Making good on years of promises, the company reported strong growth in the cloud


Tech stocks are flashing a warning sign similar to before the dot-com bubble popped

A measure comparing riskier tech stocks to safer utilities is triggering memories of what happened just before the dot-com bubble wrecked the market 18 years ago.

United States

Deadly Cirque du Soleil accidents, from hand slips to wire mishaps

Cirque du Soleil calls itself a "modern circus," using daring flips and tricks to wow packed stadiums for more than 30 years. But, unfortunately, accidents can happen.


Two 9/11 heroes die just hours apart from ‘cancer caused by toxic fumes,’ 16 years after Twin Towers attack

TWO heroes who saved countless lives in the 9/11 attack died just hours apart 16 years after the atrocity. Keith Young and Thomas Phelan died from cancer last week – said to have been caused by the toxic fumes and dust they inhaled as they rescued p


Fifth Harmony taking 'hiatus' after 6 years, singers to focus on solo careers

It may be a while before Fifth Harmony fans get new music from the band: the group said Monday that it needs to take time for a hiatus.


Lord Crickhowell obituary

Conservative Welsh secretary under Margaret Thatcher who fought hard to secure funding for the Cardiff Bay barrage projectLord Crickhowell, who has died aged 84, was, as Nicholas Edwards, the Welsh secretary for eight years in Margaret Thatcher’s first

Northern Ireland

Denis Black reunited with family after 75 years

Denis Black was placed in care in 1943 but nearly 80 years later has discovered he has a family.

Showbiz & TV

How old is Jeremy Kyle, what’s his net worth and who is his fiancée Vicky Burton?

WATCHING The Jeremy Kyle Show is a guilty pleasure for many of us, with its controversial stories and explosive rows enough to captivate anyone. The show has been running for years and is never far from the headlines – here’s the lowdown on the TV


Former WWE Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry confirmed as latest Hall of Fame inductee ahead of WrestleMania 34

The 46-year-old has been with the company for 22 years, winning the World Heavyweight Title in 2011


Lord Crickhowell, former Welsh Secretary, dies at the age of 84

Welsh Secretary under Margaret Thatcher for eight years, he spearheaded Cardiff Bay's redevelopment.


The Fiver | Good luck to the English Franz Smuda

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!As you will obviously already know, Franz Smuda is manager of Widzew Lodz in the Polish third tier. He’s doing very nicely too, taking the side famous for pulling Manchester United’s pants down all th


Pensioner left with '26-INCH' neck after heavy boozing for 30 years creates HUGE tumours

A PENSIONER has been left with a Hulk-like neck after drinking litres of spirits every day for 30 years.


Fifth Harmony are going on a break to pursue solo careers

The band say they are taking a hiatus to "pursue solo endeavours" after six years together.


Greek court convicts Syrian man of Islamic State membership

A court in northern Greece has convicted a Syrian refugee of having been a fighter with the Islamic State group in Syria, and sentenced him to eight years' imprisonment.


Fines warning over feeding seagulls in Dorset resorts

The new Public Spaces Protection Order in two seaside resorts will be in place for three years.


Man’s addiction to spirits leaves him with severely swollen neck

He drank a litre of spirits every day for nearly 30 years.

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