Saturday, February 16, 2019

Frantic relatives search for missing family members following Greece wildfires

Frantic relatives search for missing family members following Greece wildfires (Thanassis Stavrakis/AP) Rescue crews and volunteers are continuing to search on land and at sea for potential further victims from Greece's deadliest forest...

Cricket star declares victory in tense elections

Cricket star declares victory in tense elections Supporters of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI), gesture to party songs, as they celebrate a day after the general election in...

Two killed and dozens hurt in blaze at Tokyo construction site

Two killed and dozens hurt in blaze at Tokyo construction site The three-storey building in Tama city was near completion before the blaze. Workers fled from the site of a fire in Tokyo...

Facebook shares fall amid slowdown in revenue and user growth

Facebook shares fall amid slowdown in revenue and user growth Facebook’s monthly active user count was 2.23 billion, slightly behind the 2.25 billion forecast by analysts. Facebook shares were down (Niall Carson/PA) Facebook shares...

This smiling alpaca eating an orange looks blissfully happy

This smiling alpaca eating an orange looks blissfully happy Find someone who looks at you like an alpaca looking at an orange. (Charles Forman) If you’ve never given any thought to what alpacas like...

Two super fluffy cygnets have been born at Newquay Zoo

Two super fluffy cygnets have been born at Newquay Zoo Black-necked swans at Newquay Zoo have bred for the first time. Keepers at the zoo have given the cygnets a quick health check...

Gin craze boosts drinks giant Diageo

Gin craze boosts drinks giant Diageo The Gordon’s and Tanqueray group said sales of gin jumped 16% in the year to June 30. The soaring popularity of gin has helped drinks giant Diageo...

California wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuation of town

California wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuation of town A man was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson as firefighters battle to control the blaze. Residents have fled as the Cranston...

One of the last surviving female World War Two pilots dies aged 101

One of the last surviving female World War Two pilots dies aged 101 Mary Ellis died at her home on the Isle of Wight on Wednesday. Mary Ellis delivered spitfires and bombers during...

Arson could be to blame for wildfires that killed scores in Greece

Arson could be to blame for wildfires that killed scores in Greece A minister said there were ‘serious indications’ the blaze had been started deliberately. Burnt houses and trees following a wildfire in...

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Guinness and gin sales help drive profits at Diageo

Guinness and gin sales help drive profits at Diageo Guinness sales in Ireland grew 2pc in 12 months (Stock image) Operating profit at drinks giant Diageo...

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