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January 9, 2019 4:12 PM Jeff Bezos: Amazon CEO and world’s richest man announces divorce from wife on Twitter

JEFF BEZOS, who is a billionaire Amazon executive, has announced his divorce from his wife, MacKenzie Bezos on Twitter today. “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other.” They continued: “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again 101

January 9, 2019 2:44 PM Macron MUST ‘LISTEN’ French humiliation as GERMANY makes shock yellow vests intervention

SENIOR German conservative Manfred Weber has urged French President Emmanuel Macron to “listen” to anti-establishment protesters, stressing that European citizens should play a key role in shaping government policy. The yellow vest crisis – which started as a protest against fuel tax hikes and morphed into an anti-Macron rebellion – could mark a shift 145

January 5, 2019 4:00 AM UK announces Iraq explosive clearance funds

The UK is to give an extra £5m to help clear Islamic State (IS) explosives in Iraq, the government has announced. The Department for International Development (DfID) funding is in addition to the £24.9m the UK has contributed to demining projects in the country since 2015. The UK is committed to spending 0.7% of gross national income on overseas aid - spending 104

January 2, 2019 5:05 PM Europe not enough? Meddling Verhofstadt urges EU to intervene in BRAZIL over land policy

GUY Verhofstadt has urged the European Union to use its influence to meddle in Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to use more of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for commercial projects in a bid to kickstart the country’s economy. The new Brazilian president has issued an executive order to make the agriculture ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous 131

December 28, 2018 5:34 PM Lisa Riley: ‘I couldn’t deal with fame’ Emmerdale star speaks of struggles amid comeback

LISA RILEY, who will reprise her role as Mandy Dingle on ITV soap Emmerdale next year, has spoken out about the struggles she faced ahead of her upcoming comeback to the soap. Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley, 41, reflected on the time she first left the soap, in which she suffered with “chronic anxiety and panic attacks.” She said: “It was a hard time for me, terrible 82

December 22, 2018 6:50 PM '90 percent fatal': Deadly Marburg virus discovered in west Africa for first time

MARBURG, a virus is similar to Ebola which has a 90 percent fatality rate, has been discovered in the west of the continent for the first time, triggering warnings by the US-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) about the danger of an outbreak of the fatal disease. Scientists have found the virus in Egyptian fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly 118

December 10, 2018 1:15 PM Delayed Crossrail nets up to £2bn in new financing

It is hoped that the money - the bulk of which will come from the Greater London Authority (GLA) through a government borrowing facility - will cover additional costs to allow completion. However, the timetable was on course to be put back further as no firm date could be committed to. The Elizabeth Line - running from Reading and Heathrow in the west through 104

November 23, 2018 6:01 AM Karachi attack: Two dead in attack on Chinese consulate

Two policemen have been killed and a security guard injured in an armed attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani coastal city of Karachi. Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area, police said. Up to four gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were stopped by security guards 60

November 21, 2018 2:19 PM Copy-Kate! Duchess of Cambridge stuns in burgundy

KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, has stepped out in burgundy for a surprise royal engagement to University College London just hours after Meghan made a return visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen. And Munira Mahmud said: "I told her 'I can't wait to cook for you after you have the baby'. One of my projects is cooking good food for mothers after they have their 60

November 21, 2018 10:54 AM Meghan Markle in surprise public appearance...she just can't keep her hands off baby bump

MEGHAN Markle has made a surprise visit to the Hubb kitchen to see first hand how the cookbook she penned with cooks there have helped change the lives of survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. In a red dress and ankle boots, Meghan cradled her bump as she walked around the Hubb kitchen and chatted to the cooks there during a surprise visit announced 64