Premier League at 25: 1997-2002 – BBC News

August 8, 2017

The Premier League is 25 years old on 15 August 2017. To mark the anniversary, BBC Sport has produced five pieces, each covering a five-year period in the competition’s history. This is the second piece, focusing on the span from the 1997-98 season to the end of the 2001-02 campaign, when Paulo Di Canio went from referee-shoving villain to the epitome of sportsmanship and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal revolution promoted a…

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Nashville mayor Megan Barry back at work after son’s death

August 8, 2017

(CNN)Nashville Mayor Megan Barry returned to work Monday, more than a week after her 22-year-old son died. The mayor began her first day back at work by greeting children who were on their first day back to school, according to CNN affiliate WKRN. She handed out supplies and backpacks to the young students.

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Brexit negotiations ‘have not begun well’ – Sir Simon Fraser – BBC News

August 8, 2017

“The negotiations have only just begun, I don’t think they have begun particularly promisingly, frankly, on the British side,” he said. “We haven’t put forward a lot because, as we know, there are differences within the cabinet about the sort of Brexit that we are heading for and until those differences are further resolved I think it’s very difficult for us to have a clear position.” “I think so far…

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Former marine Mark Fincham, 37, dies in motorbike race – BBC News

August 8, 2017

“It is with great regret that we have to announce that Mark Fincham succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment,” the statement added. Organisers MotorSport Vision Racing said it was liaising with the coroner, police and the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board to investigate the circumstances of the crash. Hampshire Constabulary said it wanted to hear from people who may have filmed the collision. The force added the crash was…

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Solihull man dies after serious stab injuries – BBC News

August 7, 2017

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Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets – BBC News

August 7, 2017

Recycling success Since 2009/10, it says, the UK has more than doubled its capacity for burning what is known as residual waste what is left over after recycling. Capacity to burn it has risen from 6.3 million tonnes to 13.5 million tonnes. But over the same period, the quantity of residual waste has fallen from an estimated 30 million tonnes per annum to 26 million.

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Venezuela opposition figures taken from homes

August 1, 2017

(CNN)[Breaking news update at 3:21 a.m. ET] Leading Venezuela opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez has been taken from his home, according to tweets from his wife. “They just took Leopoldo from the house. We do not know where he is or where he is being taken. Maduro is responsible if something happens to him,” Lopez’s wife Lilian Tintori tweeted early Tuesday morning. Lopez, who was released to house arrest in July,…

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Scaramucci’s 250 hours of drama as Trump’s communications chief

August 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)Standing behind a crush of reporters in the Oval Office on Monday, Anthony Scaramucci displayed few outward signs his unbridled tenure as President Donald Trump’s communications director was about to end. “With a very controversial situation, there’s been very little controversy,” Trump declared of his incoming top aide’s record heading the Department of Homeland Security.

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Laverne Cox Educates After Breakfast Club Guest Jokes About Killing Trans Women

August 1, 2017

Trans actressLaverne Coxemphasized on Sunday that jokes about violence towards trans people can be seriously dangerous for the community, responding to a viral clip of stand-up comic Lil Duval saying he would kill a trans woman if he discovered he had sex with her. Activists and allies for the trans community are upset after Lil Duvals remarks from a Friday Breakfast Club interview went viral over the weekend. In the…

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A Bollywood Sitcom With Priyanka Chopra Is Coming To America

August 1, 2017

Still untitled, the show will follow a Bollywood star who relocates to an American suburb with her bi-racial family and tries to bring her colorful lifestyle to an otherwise dull town, per Variety. When I was with my family in Denver I was happy being unknown, the actress told Rediff in 2014. I enjoyed being on my own and taking my car out for grocery shopping I loved doing that…

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Russia flaunts military might across the world with Navy Day celebrations

July 31, 2017

(CNN)Russia’s full naval might was on display Sunday as the country celebrated its annual Navy Day in multiple time zones, with parades and demonstrations held in all four corners of its vast territory, as well as at Russian bases abroad — including in Syria and in annexed Crimea. The scale of the Navy Day celebrations is “unprecedented,” according to military analyst Tyler Rogoway, and along with a huge parade held…

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Venezuela: Maduro claims huge voter turnout

July 31, 2017

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)The President of Venezuela, Nicols Maduro, has claimed a huge turnout in a controversial election for a new Constituent Assembly that would have the power to rewrite his country’s constitution. Deadly clashes between protesters and police marred Sunday’s vote, which followed weeks of violent street protests in which many people have been killed or injured. On Sunday the death toll rose sharply with at least six people —…

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‘Time for talk is over’: US grapples for new approach on North Korea

July 31, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)North Korea’s test of a long-range missile that could hit major US cities has drawn condemnation from the US, China, Japan and South Korea, and calls for a rethink in tactics toward Pyongyang, given the dramatic escalation in its capabilities. “The time for talk is over,” Haley said, and instead pointed to China, saying Beijing “must decide if it is finally willing to take this vital step” of…

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Republicans try to move forward

July 31, 2017

Washington (CNN)After a chaotic week for President Donald Trump and his party, Republicans are facing a fundamental question: What’s next? Also clamoring to turn the page, GOP leaders on both sides of Capitol Hill are clearly signaling they are ready to turn to a slew of issues and agenda items this fall, like taxes, border security, the budget, spending bills, and more — and even Trump administration officials are echoing…

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Trump rips China after North Korea missile test

July 31, 2017

(CNN)A day after North Korea tested a ballistic missile that it claims can reach all of the United States, US President Donald Trump ripped China for not reining in Kim Jong Un and his missile program. North Korea’s test Friday of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile was its second of the long-range weapon in a month. The first on July 4 showed the missile had the range to reach Alaska….

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Australian authorities arrest 4 in alleged airplane terrorist plot

July 31, 2017

(CNN)Authorities in Australia foiled a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane and arrested four men Saturday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced at a news conference Sunday in Sydney. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said officers became aware people in Sydney were allegedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack using an “improvised device.”

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Record 141 prison sentences increased after complaints – BBC News

July 30, 2017

Fourteen sex offenders who originally escaped being sent to prison are now serving time. One rapist and one attempted murderer had their determinate sentences replaced with a life sentences. There were 837 requests for a review, a 17% rise on the previous year. The Attorney General and Solicitor General referred 190 cases to the Court of Appeal to be looked at again, compared to 135 in 2015. Attorney General Jeremy…

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Brexit: Fox holds firm on opposing free movement – BBC News

July 30, 2017

“I am very happy to discuss whatever transitional arrangements and whatever implementation agreement we might want, but that has to be an agreement by the cabinet. “It can’t just be made by an individual or any group within the cabinet.” On that basis, Mr Fox cast doubt on claims that the free movement of EU citizens would remain in place for up to three years after the UK leaves the…

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Maduro foes to boycott vote, plan protest as Venezuela’s divisions deepen

July 30, 2017

Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)With the outcome not in question, a major vote in Venezuela on Sunday could mark a stark turning point for the country. Maduro’s opponents control the National Assembly, holding 112 of the body’s 167 seats, and have been battling with him for political power since they won a majority of seats in December 2015. Before the winners of those elections took office, Maduro stacked the country’s Supreme Court…

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Holyhead girl Molly Owens, 5, missing with wanted father – BBC News

July 30, 2017

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Government adviser urges review of farmers’ tax-breaks – BBC News

July 29, 2017

In July, Environment Secretary Michael Gove wrote to Prof Helm thanking him for his “counsel” and asking his Natural Capital Committee to advise him on the aims of a 25-year plan for the environment. But Prof Helm stressed he was speaking in a personal capacity. He questioned the exemption of business rates for farmland, and the use on farms of “red diesel” which attracts a reduced rate of duty. There…

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