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Moorland fire in north England spreads, major incident declared | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Fires on moorland outside the northern English city of Manchester intensified on Saturday, prompting authorities to declare a major incident.<p>FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a grass fire on Winter Hill near Bolton, Britain, June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Ed Sykes/File Photo<p>Hot weather and …

Environmentalism

Man chases burglar from his house - before buying him a pint in Wetherspoon pub

A householder chased a burglar out of his home and into a local pub where he bought him a drink, a court heard.<p>Fred Foreman was in his house with his wife, Tracy, when she saw 34-year-old Alexander Hocket on their property.<p>Mr Foreman sprang into action and chased Hockett out of his house all the …

Istanbul Attack Reopens Airport Security Debate

LONDON — The deadly blasts at Istanbul's Ataturk airport will once again spark debate over whether air security should include public areas, providing more safeguards at the expense of freedom and convenience.<p>Tuesday night's explosions appear to have struck close to the first of two passenger …

Extremism

Brussels Attacks: Naim al-Hamed Reportedly Is 5th Suspect

A fifth suspect in the Brussels bombings was named in media reports Friday which described him as "armed and very dangerous."<p>Naim al-Hamed, 28, is a Syrian on a list of suspects circulated to security services in other European countries after Tuesday’s attack, Belgian newspaper De Morgen and news …

Extremism

Brussels Attacks: Bombers Filmed Nuclear Researcher, Expert Says

The brothers behind this week's Brussels bombings also spied on a top nuclear researcher and hoped to build a so-called "dirty bomb," an expert involved in a probe into ISIS threats told NBC News on Thursday.<p>Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui were responsible for planting a hidden camera outside the …

6 detained in raids in Brussels; man accused of plotting attack captured in Paris

Police have detained six people in nighttime raids in central Brussels in a military-style operation linked to the deadly attacks on the city's airport and subways.<p>In a Paris suburb, meanwhile, a man "of French nationality" believed to be plotting an imminent terrorist attack was also detained, …

Brussels Attacks: Suicide Bombers Were Brothers

BRUSSELS — Two brothers who blew themselves up in Brussels on Tuesday morning had violent criminal records and links to a suspect in last year’s Paris attacks, authorities said Wednesday, as the search for other members of an ISIS-linked terror network continued.<p>One of the brothers, Khalid El …

Terror suspects challenge control order

Legal action brought by two men with links to Syria may restrict Government's power to track extremists<p>The Government's power to control the movements of terrorists living in the UK is to be challenged in a secret court case brought by two men who have served jail terms for terrorist offences.<p>The …

British Spy Agency Named Most Gay-Friendly Employer in the U.K.

The U.K. domestic intelligence agency, MI5, has been named the country’s most gay-friendly employer in an annual survey.<p>It beat over 400 …

List-Worthy

Associated Press News

Paris terror attack suspect arrested in Morocco is named as Gelel Attar

Authorities say suspect is Belgian national of Moroccan descent and had travelled to Syria with one of the suicide bombers<p>Moroccan authorities have arrested a Belgian national of Moroccan origin directly linked to the attackers who carried out the Paris shootings and bombings in November that …

Syrian troops and Russian jets push for strategic town

The Syrian army backed by Russian warplanes engaged in fierce fighting with rebels close to the border with Jordan, residents and opposition fighters said.<p>The clashes on Wednesday - which involved Russian air strikes on Western-backed rebel groups - came as the Syrian government attempts to capture …

Drunk mother crashes £32,000 Jaguar after leaving 19-month-old baby home alone

Paula Brash confessed to police she had left her daughter at home after being arrested for drink driving after crashing her Jaguar sports car<p>A drunken mother who crashed her £32,000 Jaguar had left her 19-month-old daughter home alone.<p>Paula Brash was arrested by police after crashing the Jaguar …

Crime

How to spot a liar: it’s not what you think

If someone looks you in the eye and gives a straightforward answer, they may be lying, a new study suggests<p>If you think you can spot a liar by their shifty gaze and hesitant manner you might need to think again.<p>New research suggests that the most untruthful people are likely to look you straight in …

Londoners were just as cosmopolitan and diverse 2,000 years ago as they are today

London is the one of the most diverse cities in the world. Only 45% of Londoners are white, compared with 86% of residents of England and Wales. It has a huge and established alternative gay scene (pdf), there are 100 different languages spoken in almost every London borough, it is the most …

Anthropology

Plane flying from Warsaw to Egypt’s Hurghada makes emergency landing in Bulgaria after bomb threat

A plane flying from Warsaw, bound for the Egyptian resort of Hurghada, has been forced to make an emergency landing at Bulgaria’s Burgas airport …

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute

The ultimate privacy hack: How to hide online in plain sight

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: I’m about to create an alternate identity online as an artist. How do I go about ensuring no one can find me?</i> <i>Answer by Dan Tynan, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo! Tech.</i><p>To really hide online, you need to do it in plain sight. That means you will have to create an …

Information Systems

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

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Nutrition

By the numbers: A year of same-sex marriages in Britain

Marriage between people of the same sex has been legal in the UK for 19 months, and the first data are beginning to emerge about how many couples are choosing to wed.<p>This week, the UK’s Office for National Statistics released statistics about same-sex unions in England and Wales, which will be …

LGBTQI

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Tear gas and water cannon fired at Lebanese protesters

Security forces used tear gas and water cannon against protesters as several hundred took to the streets of Lebanon's capital Beirut to protest against the government.<p>Activists said at least 27 people have been detained in Thursday's incident, including Waref Sleiman who conducted a hunger strike …

Tesco profits tumble by more than half

Profits at Britain’s largest retailer fall from £779m to £354m following accounting scandal and amid supermarket price war<p>Tesco is planning further rounds of price cuts after profits more than halved in the first six months of its financial year. The UK’s biggest retailer made operating profits of …

British conman who faked 2-year coma jailed over ‘extreme’ attempt to avoid court

A man who faked a coma and successfully avoided fraud charges for two years has been slapped with additional jail time, along with his wife, for their effort to try to con the courts, to the “extreme.”<p>The residents of Sketty, located just outside of Swansea, Wales, admitted to perverting the course …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Cilla Black: there will never be another one like her

The much-loved singer and presenter has died, aged 72. Ben Lawrence explains just how important she has been in the story of British music and television<p>When Priscilla Marie Veronica White began working as a cloakroom attendant at Liverpool’s Cavern Club at the start of the Sixties, few would have …

Loch Ness hunter: Have we been catfished by Nessie?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Loch Ness Monster believers everywhere brace yourselves: Nessie might just be a catfish.<p>As the lore goes, the legendary creature is rumored to live in Scotland's Loch Ness lake. There have been several reported sightings in history dating back to AD 565, according to the Official Loch Ness …

The Sexual Abuse Of Cambodia's History Is No Longer Invisible

For decades the terrible crimes perpetrated against women under the Khmer Rouge were hidden from view. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore talked to the victims of the dictatorial regime who are now getting their day in court.<p>PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — In the early days of the new regime, Chan Phay lived a …

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