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Samsung to announce cause of Galaxy Note 7 fire on Jan. 23

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:48:09 GMT

Samsung Electronics says it will announce on Jan. 23 the reason why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones overheated and caught fire FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, a woman walks by an advertisement of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea.

Carbon capture and storage potentially has an important role to play in tackling climate change

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:34:14 GMT

The Government spent A 100 million on a competition for developing technology to capture carbon emissions before cancelling the project, a report shows. The carbon capture and storage competition was the second bid by Government to support schemes in the UK that capture pollution from power stations or heavy industry and store it permanently underground.

Mexico says drug lord - El Chapo' Guzman extradited to US

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:21:41 GMT

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department announced Guzman was handed over to U.S. authorities for transportation to the U.S. on Thursday, the last day of President Barack Obama's administration and a day before Donald Trump is to be inaugurated.

Baby boy and three relatives killed in Saudi Arabia minibus crash

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:58:59 GMT

Four members of the same family including a two-month-old baby boy have been killed in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia as they returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca. The family believed to be from Manchester died in the incident near Medina on Wednesday along with another couple from Glasgow.

Angel sculpture takes shape as 40 police forces donate knife amnesty hauls

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:29:31 GMT

Sussex Police is the latest force to offer its support for the Knife Angel being created by the Shropshire-based British Ironwork Centre A sculpture of an angel crafted from thousands of knives surrendered during a Government-backed amnesty is nearing completion after receiving blades from more than 40 police forces. Sussex Police this week became the latest force to offer its support for the so-called Knife Angel - created by the Shropshire-based British Ironwork Centre as a national monument to victims of knife crime.

Pair face child cruelty sentencing over girl's death

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:02:27 GMT

Two drug dealers who allowed a four-year-old girl to eat drugs, including diazepam, heroin, methadone and ketamine for up to six months before her death will be sentenced later for child cruelty. Hull Crown Court has heard how Michala Pyke fed her daughter, Poppy Widdison, sedatives because she was an "inconvenience" to her relationship with John Rytting.

Guests feared dead as hotel buried by avalanche in Italy

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:02:26 GMT

People are feared dead after a n avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy. People are feared dead after a n avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy.

Alex Thomson said he did not think he could win the race

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:02:25 GMT

British sailor Alex Thomson believes he is unlikely to reel in his French rival despite halving the lead hours before the finish of the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe race. The eighth edition of single-handed offshore racing's ultimate test is set to finish on Thursday, 73 days after 29 skippers set sail from Les Sables d'Olonne, western France.

Anti-Heathrow expansion campaigners face Government bid to block legal challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:52:23 GMT

Campaigners against a third runway at Heathrow are facing a Government bid to block their legal challenge getting off the ground. A coalition of local councils, including Hillingdon, Richmond, Wandsworth and Windsor and Maidenhead, together with Greenpeace UK and a Hillingdon resident, have brought a judicial review at London's High Court.

Britons tell of 'chaos' as they arrive home from Gambia amid political unrest

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:37:59 GMT

British tourists check in at Banjul Airport, Gambia, for special flights after the threat of a regional military intervention loomed British holidaymakers told of a "chaotic" scramble to get them on flights out of Africa when they landed home from crisis-torn Gambia. The first UK tourists arrived at Manchester Airport, speaking of a hurried operation to get them back to Britain as foreign troops massed on the country's border.

Vegemite being bought by Australian dairy company

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:21:33 GMT

In this March 20, 2012, file photo, a customer takes a jar of Vegemite from next to an empty shelve in a supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand. Vegemite and other grocery products are being sold by Oreo-maker Mondelez to Australian dairy company Bega Cheese in a deal worth about $345.3 million , Mondelez International Inc. said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Obama defends Chelsea Manning release

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:57:09 GMT

President Barack Obama says he felt comfortable commuting the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials. BARACK Obama has covered a range of topics in his final press conference as US President, defending the release of Chelsea Manning, speaking of his family's disappointment at Donald Trump's rise to The White House and touching on his hopes and plans for the future.

Stab attack victim Leonne 'our beautiful daughter and sister', family says

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:34:17 GMT

The family of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on a path in Dinnington on Monday have said they are "devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter and sister". The teenager, who has now been formally identified as Leonne Weeks, died from multiple stab wounds, South Yorkshire Police said.

Holiday chiefs 'didn't want to scare Tunisia tourists with army of police'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:34:16 GMT

The Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 30 Britons were killed in an attack by extremist Seifeddine Rezgui in June 2015 Tour operators wanted to increase security in Sousse before 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack, but did not want holidaymakers to be "scared by seeing an army of police", an inquest has heard. The hearing into the deaths of 30 Britons in the Tunisian resort in June 2015 was told that in a meeting a month before the attack there was a discussion about police security and how it could make tourists feel "uncomfortable".

Silk Road revived as first freight train from China arrives in London

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:16:25 GMT

The 18-day trip saw the boxes transported from Yiwu in eastern China to DB Cargo's rail freight terminal in Barking Some 34 containers packed with mainly clothes and other high street goods completed the 7,456-mile journey in east London. The 18-day trip saw the boxes transported from the city of Yiwu in eastern China to DB Cargo's rail freight terminal in Barking.

Suicide attack in northern Mali kills 33, injures dozens more

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:04:05 GMT

A local official says at least 33 people have been killed and several dozen injured after an explosives-laden vehicle targeted a camp housing armed groups in northern Mali. Wednesday morning's blast hit the Joint Operational Mechanism base in the city of Gao.

Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:29:59 GMT

Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate.