Priya Sukhdeo

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UK bank freezes Russian state-channel RT's accounts

A British bank has withdrawn banking services from Russia's state-owned news channel RT, drawing condemnation from Moscow.<p>The decision by NatWest, which is due to come into force in December, was announced on Monday morning by the news outlet's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan on her Twitter page.<p>…

Scientists say they’ve just discovered a new species of whale

Whales are hard to miss, even in the vast underwater wilderness of the oceans. So it’s surprising that we’re still discovering new species of whales.<p>The first hints of a new species came from Japan in 1940s, when whalers reported catching an unknown beaked whale. Then, in 2004, a dead whale washed …

Britain launches first drone strike in Iraq against Islamic State

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain launched its first drone strike in Iraq against Islamic State (IS) fighters at the weekend, the government said on Monday, saying a Hellfire missile had been fired at militants laying improvised explosive devices.<p>Iraqi security forces take part in an intensive security …

Blast targets school in northeast Nigeria

Dozens of people, mostly students, killed after blast rips through school during morning assembly in Yobe state.<p>At least 47 people, most of them students, have been killed after an explosion ripped through a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, as students gathered for morning assembly before …

Ed Miliband reshuffles Labour election team

Ed Miliband, facing mounting questions over his leadership, shook up his general election team on Wednesday night, handing day-to-day responsibility for campaigning to Lucy Powell.<p>A former chief of staff to the Miliband office and director of the Britain in Europe campaign, Powell is known as a …