Erdogan: Jerusalem is Palestinian capital

Image copyright AFP Image caption Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the OIC summit venue in Istanbul The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”. An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city […]

Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

Image caption Sea ice that is more than four years old has largely disappeared in the Arctic A warming, rapidly changing Arctic is the “new normal” and shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen region of the past. This is according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Arctic Report Card. Director […]

Chris Froome: UCI ‘right’ to ask questions over adverse test result

Chris Froome became the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana this year Chris Froome is facing questions after returning an “adverse” drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana. The Team Sky rider had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol in his urine. Cycling’s world governing body the UCI wants more […]

Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage

Image copyright DPA Image caption The driver had no alcohol in his system, police said. Police say a tractor driver who went on a rampage in Germany knocked down six speed cameras, causing hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage. Police say the 63-year-old intentionally aimed at the cameras in the small town of […]

UK rebellion threat to key EU bill

Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve – a Conservative MP – the rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that MPs should get a vote on any final Brexit deal […]

Toni Mascolo, co-founder of salon chain Toni & Guy, dies

Image caption Toni & Guy opened their first salon in Clapham during the 1960s The co-founder of the hairdresser chain Toni & Guy – Giuseppe “Toni” Mascolo – has died at the age of 75. Mr Mascolo and his brother, Gaetano ‘Guy’ Mascolo, opened their first salon in south London in 1963. Offering an “Italian […]

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

Image copyright AFP Image caption A huge fire ensued – police now say a technical fault was to blame A big explosion has rocked a natural gas hub in eastern Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say. A fire followed the blast which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT) at the Baumgarten […]

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal – Macron

Media captionMacron: “Extremely aggressive” of the US to leave French President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes President Donald Trump will bring the US back into the Paris deal on combating climate change. But Mr Macron says he will not agree to the president’s demand that America’s terms should be negotiated. He made his comments […]

France wants stricter child phone ban in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is concern that many young children are avid users of mobile phones France will enforce a ban on children’s mobile phone use at school from 3 September next year, the French education minister says. Jean-Michel Blanquer said: “We’re working on this – various methods may be used.” An […]

Westfield shopping centres bought in $25bn deal

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Westfield shopping centres is being bought for $24.7bn (£18.5bn) in a deal that will see the malls launched in new markets. Australia’s Westfield Corporation has agreed to be sold to French property group Unibail-Rodamco. There are 35 Westfield shopping centres in the UK and the US, while Unibail-Rodamco […]