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Fortnite maker sues YouTuber over cheats and hacks

Wednesday  04:31,   17 october 2018

The maker of Fortnite is suing a prominent YouTuber over the cheats he has developed for the massively popular video game. Epic Games says Brandon Lucas is "unlawfully modifying" the game's code to get an advantage over other players and that he... >>>

Saudi prince denies knowing writer’s fate, Trump says

Wednesday  02:07,   17 october 2018

President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is denying knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who went missing after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying answers will be coming... >>>

Wife's plea to government over British 'spy' held in UAE

Wednesday  00:05,   17 october 2018

The wife of a British academic detained in the United Arab Emirates on spying charges has called on the UK government to confirm publicly he was not involved in espionage on their behalf. Durham University PHD student Matthew Hedges, 31, was stopped >>>

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar relying on support of EU leaders in Brexit talks

Tuesday  23:40,   16 october 2018

Mr Varadkar will sit at the top table for a formal supper with the 27 EU leaders, excluding the UK, where the key decisions will be taken . There is some fear that the backstop agreement could be knocked off the agenda under British pressure from... >>>

First shooting-free weekend in NYC for decades

Tuesday  19:50,   16 october 2018

There were no shootings in New York City last weekend - the first time this has happened in 25 years. Police chief James O'Neill said: "We went Friday, Saturday, Sunday without any shootings and homicides. "That's the first time in decades, and... >>>

What happened at Brexit rebels’ ‘pizza summit’?

Tuesday  19:15,   16 october 2018

Cabinet ministers meet to discuss concerns over Theresa May’s approach to Irish... >>>

Prince William hosts hero cave divers

Tuesday  18:40,   16 october 2018

Prince William has told British cave divers who helped rescue 12 trapped boys in Thailand that the country is "very proud" of them. The Duke of Cambridge welcomed some of the British team who took part in the rescue mission, and their UK support... >>>

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations

Tuesday  17:30,   16 october 2018

Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary... >>>

More than 200 migrant children still in US custody

Tuesday  16:30,   16 october 2018

More than 200 migrant children still in US custody More than 200 migrant children who were separated from their parents after crossing the border are still in government custody, according to documents filed in court Monday night. The latest... >>>

Robot answers questions from Education Select Committee

Tuesday  15:35,   16 october 2018

Pepper told MPs about the role of humans in the fourth industrial revolution. In pictures: How robots are improving Japanese seniors' quality of life [StarsInsider] Pepper replied: “Robots will have an important role to play, but we will always need >>>

Man on trial again for murder of schoolgirls in 1986

Tuesday  15:35,   16 october 2018

Russell Bishop was cleared of killing nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway following a trial in... >>>

Three Dead In Pile-Up With Car Towing A Caravan In The Wrong Direction In Oxfordshire

Tuesday  14:51,   16 october 2018

Three people have died after a car towing a caravan in the wrong direction on a motorway crashed into two other cars. The collision happened on the M40 in south Oxfordshire on Monday afternoon, Thames Valley Police said. A Subaru Forester towing a... >>>

Hate Crime Soars To Nearly 100,000 Incidents In A Year

Tuesday  14:45,   16 october 2018

Hate crime figures have more than doubled in five years and rose by almost a fifth in 2017/18 on the previous year, new figures show. Police in England and Wales recorded a 17% rise in incidents in the latest period, with three quarters – 71,251 –... >>>

Pressure mounts on Speaker John Bercow as Labour former standards watchdog joins demands for him to QUIT over damning report on bullying and harassment at Parliament

Tuesday  14:45,   16 october 2018

Pressure mounts on Speaker John Bercow as Labour former standards watchdog joins demands for him to QUIT over damning report on bullying and harassment at... >>>

Britain's worst 20 railway stations revealed - with passengers at one seeing an astonishing two in every three services cancelled or delayed (so is YOURS one of them?)

Tuesday  13:00,   16 october 2018

More than two-thirds of services were cancelled or late at Oxford Road station in Manchester, which has been named Britain’s worst train travel blackspot. Manchester was one of the cities hit hardest by the botched introduction of a new timetable in >>>