Politics

Diplomatic immunity: Rape accused among nine suspected of serious crime

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Foreign Office "does not tolerate foreign officials breaking the law", says Jeremy Hunt An embassy official accused of two rapes - one of nine diplomats who faced serious allegations last year - was able to leave the UK without trial.The suspect, also accused of attempted rape, was among about 23,000 foreign officials entitled to immunity from prosecution, MPs have been told.The accused
Entertainment

James Arthur’s accountant pleads guilty to fraud

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The accountant of X Factor winner James Arthur pleaded guilty to fraud An accountant has admitted taking almost £600,000 from X Factor winner James Arthur.Mark Livermore, 39, who worked for Arthur's company, Raff Music Ltd, moved funds to other accounts without the musician's knowledge or permission.At Westminster Magistrates' Court, Livermore, 39, of Billericay, Essex, admitted one count of fraud.Chairwoman of the bench Diane Lennan
Cricket

IPL Auction 2019: Prabh Simran Singh, Prayas Ray Barman attract huge bids

[ad_1] Unheralded teenagers Prabh Simran Singh and Prayas Ray Barman attracted astonishing bids during the IPL auction on a day when superstar Dale Steyn went unsold and once a hot-property Yuvraj Singh struggled to find a buyer.Punjab’s wicket-keeper batsman Prabh Simran, all of 18, was taken by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.80 crore while Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore shelled out Rs 1.5 crore for 16-year-old Barman, who is
India Top News

Manmohan Singh: Govt-RBI relationship like that of husband-wife | India Business News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the relationship between the government and the RBI is like that of "husband-wife" and the difference of opinions must be resolved in a manner that the two institutions work in harmony. The comments came against the backdrop of Urjit Patel resigning as RBI governor + earlier this month amid a tussle between the central bank and the finance ministry
Politics

UK pledges greater use of Artificial Intelligence to repel military threats

[ad_1] Image copyright Ministry of Defence Greater use will be made of artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies to combat emerging global threats, the government has said.A £160m fund will be set up to support new military capabilities to tackle space and cyber-threats.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs that AI had a growing role to play in protecting the UK's submarine fleet.But Labour said no new money had been
Politics

No deal Brexit: Gavin Williamson says 3,500 troops ‘at readiness’

[ad_1] The UK has thousands of troops - regular and reserves - ready to help the government should there be no deal made with the EU over Brexit, Gavin Williamson has told MPs.He was asked by Conservative MP Will Quince about using "our world class armed forces personnel",Gavin Williamson said there were "3,500 service personnel held at readiness" to support any government department on any "contingencies", but so far there
Politics

John Healey on Labour’s no confidence bid in Theresa May

[ad_1] A Labour front bencher is asked about the timing of its plan to bring down Theresa May over her handling of Brexit.John Healey said the party was "dysfunctional, divided, distracted, disqualifying itself from office".Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville Roberts said Labour was "playing games", and its bid being about the PM, rather the government, meant it was "a motion of no consequence".Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell said Labour’s motion would have
UK News

Christina Abbotts: Murder accused ‘blames red mist’

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Christina Abbotts had been house-sitting for a friend at a flat in Crawley A City banker accused of murdering a sex worker has blamed "a red mist" for causing him to attack her with a large ceramic pestle.Zahid Naseem, 48, admits killing Christina Abbotts at a flat in Crawley, West Sussex, but denies murder.Giving evidence, he told Lewes Crown Court he was acting
UK News

Tea drinkers stewing over splitting Yorkshire Tea bags

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Yorkshire Tea's biodegradable bags have been splitting, brewers claim Yorkshire Tea's new biodegradable bags have left customers in a stew - after some complained the plant-based bags were ruining their cuppas.Tea lovers contacted the company, despairing that the biodegradable bags were splitting mid-brew.Football pundit Darren Fletcher tweeted to say the performance of the new bags was "shambolic".Yorkshire Tea responded that some of teabags, which
Health

Facebook bans mastectomy reconstruction tattoo pictures

[ad_1] Image caption Gemma Winstanley said she relies on Facebook to promote her services A woman who provides nipple tattoos to women who have undergone mastectomies has criticised Facebook for banning pictures of her work.Gemma Winstanley from East Yorkshire carries out the work for free, but last week she was blocked by the social media giant after sharing images online.She said her account was suspended for "displaying sexual content".Facebook said