Philip Stephen Branagh

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18 holiday cottages in Wales that you should book for your next trip

There are so many stunning locations in Wales that make the perfect getaway spot .<p>And one of the best things about these quaint, often picturesque, …

North Korea warns of nuclear war over US military drills with South

Pyongyang says US drills with South Korea are "reckless behaviour driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase".<p>North Korea has warned the US …

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room in the bowels of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's as sterile as a …

The rise and humiliating fall of Chris Cantwell, Charlottesville’s starring ‘fascist’

By Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>The white supremacists, nationalists and far-right trolls who starred in last weekend’s violent Charlottesville rallies have suffered no lack of humiliation in the days since.<p>Take “Millennial Matt,” whose catchphrase — “Hitler did nothing wrong!” — earned him tens of thousands of …

Rights & Freedoms

Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

Was President Trump’s richest adviser focussed on helping the country—or his own bottom line?<p>One day in August, 2016, the financier Carl Icahn made an urgent phone call to the Environmental Protection Agency. Icahn is one of the richest men on Wall Street, and he has thrived, in no small measure, …

Donald Trump

The Loud, Obnoxious, 3,500-Year History of Sonic Warfare

It’s just getting started. "Frequency-based warfare will become more widespread due to its capacity to be covert and controlled from distance," one …

Inside the Internet's Obsession with "Slime"

Strange, soothing—whatever you call it, millions of young women all over the world have been watching it, making it, and raking in money from it this year.<p>The pastel pink mass swelled and receded on my screen. Disembodied fingers poked and prodded it, resulting in loud pops and smacks. I watched as …

Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett's discipline

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more. But the largest U.S. natural gas distribution utility, an unyielding hedge fund, and a Delaware bankruptcy judge now present one of the biggest challenges to the billionaire’s legendary …

Investing

Sir Bruce Forsyth: Television legend dies aged 89

The star of The Generation Game, The Price Is Right and Strictly Come Dancing set a world record for the longest-ever TV career.<p>Veteran TV …

Malala earns Oxford University place after A-level results success

The Nobel Peace Prize winner will follow in the foosteps of many world leaders, including one of her own heroines.<p>Human rights activist Malala has …

Trump follows Barcelona response with debunked story of pig's blood executions

The President invoked General Pershing, who was said to have killed Islamist militants with bullets dipped in pig's blood.<p>Donald Trump has come under …

Steep rise in child antidepressant use across Scotland

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Scots children as young as 13 are being prescribed more antidepressants than ever before, new figures have …

'Several thousand still missing' after mudslides in Sierra Leone

Sky witnesses the full horror as relatives mourn the dead after thousands of homes are flattened by mudslides outside Freetown.<p>Several thousand …

Why Netflix could win the streaming war against Disney

In what is poised to be a brutal battle for streaming figures, giant Disney seems the safest bet - but Netflix has the upper hand.<p>Netflix has poached …

To tackle neo-Nazis, we must treat its ‘thinkers’ like thugs

Following the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the media must find the language to take on the so-called ‘tie Nazi’ as robustly as they would the ‘boot Nazi’<p>In Germany, following the discovery of a far-right terrorist cell in 2011, an ex-Nazi made the distinction between “<i>krawattennazis</i>” …

Pay to rise by just 1% in the next year, according to forecast

Employers are not feeling the pressure to put up wages with around 24 applicants chasing every low-skilled job, a survey finds.<p>Wages are expected to …

Requiem for Aleppo: 'I couldn't keep watching the news. I had to do something'

A hard-hitting new dance show uses the stories of Syrians to capture the horrors of Aleppo – and the hope that will not die<p>Last summer, David Cazalet was busy running the cybersecurity firm he had started 18 years earlier, but he found himself increasingly preoccupied and disturbed by the news from …

Sky Ocean Rescue: Two-thirds welcome single-use plastic charge

A 10-metre whale made from single-use plastic has been unveiled as part of Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign.<p>Nearly two-thirds of people would welcome a …

BT to scrap 20,000 unused phone boxes by 2022

More than half of the UK's phone boxes lose money and a third handle just a single phone call or are not used at all each month.<p>BT is to scrap half …

North Korea's Kim Jong Un shown plans to strike Guam with missiles

The country's dictator is ordering Pyongyang's military chiefs to be ready to "wring the windpipes of the Yankees" at any time.<p>North Korea's dictator …

Goldman Sachs looks to invigorate its bond trading business | Financial Times

Investment bankers at Goldman Sachs have grown used to calling on chief executives and chairmen of big companies, as they pitch ideas for deals and …

Sterling dips ahead of UK inflation data | Financial Times

The pound has fallen to a one-month low against the dollar ahead of data that are expected to show that inflation in the UK inched up in July.<p>At …

Catching the Tax Dodgers review – where the villains have all the best lines (if not accountants)

This fascinating doc pits admirable but dull HMRC investigators against colourful wine-importing and celebrity-PR-managing law-breakers<p>There are ways of spicing up a dry documentary about tax avoidance, like opening with the crash-wallop of a police officer bashing down a perp’s door or ramping up …

Train fares are about to get more expensive because of Brexit

Many rail fares will rise by 3.6 per cent from January 2018, as a result of the high rate of inflation in July this year - which has been attributed …

David Davis’s former chief of staff says he witnessed Brexit chief being ‘drunk, bullying, and inappropriate’

The former chief of staff at the Brexit Department has launched an extraordinary tirade against his old boss David Davis, saying he had witnessed him …

Utterly riveting – North Korea: Murder in the Family review

The murder of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un was – as all the contributors to this documentary said – exactly like something from a spy thriller. Plus: we enter Oslo’s medical underworld in Valkryien<p>CCTV footage doesn’t get much more extraordinary than what was captured in the check-in area of …