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Koko: gorilla who ‘spoke’ in sign language dies aged 46

Friday  05:30,   22 june 2018

Celebrated gorilla befriended Robin Williams and Leonardo Di Caprio“Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the Gorilla Foundation said in a statement announcing[...]

Javid 'dragging feet' on Windrush compensation

Friday  05:15,   22 june 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is being accused of "dragging his feet" on compensation for Windrush citizens. The call is being led by the shadow home secretary Diane Abbott on the 70th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of the Empire[...]

This ancient Chinese tomb held a royal, her extinct ape — and a warning

Friday  05:07,   22 june 2018

Thousands of years ago, a gibbon was buried with a member of the Chinese elite. Now these gibbons are gone.And humans, the scientists say, are the likely agents of these gibbons'[...]

Family: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeral

Friday  03:30,   22 june 2018

Family: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeralThe family said 89-year-old Earl Brosnahan Jr. had been in ill health before passing away Wednesday night at his home. The statement said he was "heartbroken over the recent death of his[...]

Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout

Friday  02:45,   22 june 2018

Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable. The finance ministers of the 19 nations took daylong talks into Friday and reached a[...]

Pentagon reportedly agrees to house up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases

Friday  01:10,   22 june 2018

The Trump administration has been given approval to house unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. military bases, an anonymous defense official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services requested[...]

Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, official says

Thursday  20:01,   21 june 2018

Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, official saysTrump’s order said the government would maintain a “zero tolerance” policy toward those who break the law, but a senior U.S.[...]

First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant children

Thursday  19:50,   21 june 2018

First lady Melania Trump visits detained immigrant childrenThe first lady, whose pressure was a factor in Trump’s decision to sign an executive order on Wednesday keeping immigrant children together with their parents, left the White House quietly[...]

Shooting suspect arrested in death of XXXTentacion

Thursday  17:25,   21 june 2018

A suspect has been arrested in the death of rapper XXXTentacion, according to police. Dedrick D. Williams was taken into custody Wednesday, two days after the artist, whose birth name was Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down in South[...]

Teen's 911 call details abuse of 'torture' parents

Thursday  13:56,   21 june 2018

A court in California has heard the 911 call made by a 17-year-old to tell police about the years of abuse she and her 12 siblings allegedly suffered at the hands of their parents. In the call the girl tells the dispatcher to "help my sisters" as[...]

Why T. Rex Couldn't Waggle Its Tongue

Thursday  13:26,   21 june 2018

Scientists were in for a surprise after peering inside the mouths of modern alligators and birds.By comparing the small bones that stabilize the tongue from dinosaur fossils to those of modern birds and crocodilians, researchers found that most[...]

Hello sunshine! Thousands flock to Stonehenge to mark summer solstice

Thursday  11:30,   21 june 2018

Up to 25,000 people are expected to attend the 2018 summer solstice at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, to mark the beginning of the summer. It is believed Stonehenge solstices are thousands of years old.Every year the neolithic Wiltshire monument[...]

What the papers say – June 21

Thursday  10:15,   21 june 2018

“Shocking” revelations over deaths at a hospital lead most of the papers.The Gosport Independent Panel found more than 450 people had had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers, while another 200 were “probably” similarly[...]

Donald Trump Threw Starburst Candies at Angela Merkel

Thursday  10:00,   21 june 2018

It is the first time the president is said to have thrown candy at another world leader.During his controversial meeting with leaders of the G-7 less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump allegedly threw two pieces of Starburst candies on the[...]

Stunned construction workers uncover 'Roman or Saxon' road perfectly preserved under the streets of Birmingham

Thursday  09:10,   21 june 2018

The remains were discovered as the workers dug up Victoria Square as part of a major project to expand the Midland Metro network in Birmingham city centre.The remains were discovered as they dug up Victoria Square as part of the city's project[...]