US & World

Mexico border wall: Trump confirms emergency move

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLive: Donald Trump declares emergency over Mexico border wall President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying "walls work".Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump's campaign, but Democrats have described the emergency as a "gross abuse of power".He is due to sign the plan along with
US & World

Russian leaflets denigrate ‘novichok’ scientist Vladimir Uglev

[ad_1] Image caption Mr Uglev told the BBC about his research on nerve agents A Russian scientist who worked on nerve agents like novichok says leaflets have appeared in his home town suggesting that he is a paedophile. Vladimir Uglev denies that claim. He told BBC Russian that he removed leaflets from his office wall and a local shop. He lives in Anapa, a southern town by the Black Sea.
UK News

Islamic State group plans to rebound with more attacks – MI6

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Alex Younger, head of MI6, said people returning from Syria warzones should be investigated The head of MI6 has warned that the Islamic State group is reorganising for more attacks despite its military defeat in Syria.Alex Younger, the UK's intelligence chief, also told of his concern about jihadists returning to Europe with "dangerous" skills and connections.They should expect to be investigated and possibly prosecuted,
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Man admits killing Britain’s Got Talent choir nurse

[ad_1] Image copyright NHS Press Office/PA Image caption Simonne Kerr said she joined the B Positive Choir following the death of her son Kavele A former soldier had admitted killing a nurse who appeared in an NHS choir on Britain's Got Talent.Desmond Sylva stabbed partner Simonne Kerr at the house they shared in Battersea, south-west London, on 15 August 2018.Appearing at the Old Bailey, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter but
UK News

Boys arrested after crash injures girl, 6, in Northampton

[ad_1] Image caption The car hit a tree in Croftmeadow Court Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have been arrested after a six-year-old girl was hurt in a car crash.The girl was a passenger in the car which hit a tree in Croftmeadow Court, Northampton, at 18:40 GMT on Thursday.The boys were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and and failing
Business

Private probation firms in Wales and south west in administration

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wales Community Rehabilitation Company was formed in June 2014 as part of Ministry of Justice probation reforms Private firms which manage thousands of offenders in Wales and south west England have gone into administration. Working Links community rehabilitation companies will hand over their work to a firm running the service in south east England.The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said it had "taken action
UK News

Joy Morgan: Police fear student ‘may have come to harm’

[ad_1] Image copyright SBNA Image caption Joy Morgan is a second year student at the University of Hertfordshire studying midwifery. Police looking for a student who went missing in December fear she "may have come to harm".Hertfordshire University midwifery student Joy Morgan, 21, from Hatfield, was last seen at a church celebration in Ilford, London, on 26 DecemberMurder detectives questioned a 40-year-old man from London in connection with her disappearance
Politics

Brexit: Questions over UK judges on European Court of Justice

[ad_1] Image caption The European Court of Justice sits in Luxembourg A top EU judge has said he does not know when Brexit will force UK judges to stop serving on the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Marc Jaeger, president of the general court at the ECJ, told the BBC he was waiting for Westminster to clarify the position. The UK government's Brexit department said the "precise arrangements" were a
Entertainment

Oscars 2019: Nominated short tells of black teen who ‘made friends with monsters’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch Will Gompertz's interview with Cornelius Walker The subject of an Oscar-nominated short film about a boy from Peckham who took drastic measures to fit in on an Essex estate blighted by racism said making it was "the hardest thing he's done"."I didn't want to sit in front of that camera and be vulnerable," Cornelius Walker told the BBC's Will Gompertz.Black