Friday, August 17, 2018

AA on track despite extreme weather

AA on track despite extreme weather AA’s insurance division has seen a 7% growth in motor policies. The cold weather in March saw breakdowns rocket (Danny Lawson/PA) The AA is on track to meet...

Watch: Baseball umpire pulls a huge live moth out of his ear mid-game

Watch: Baseball umpire pulls a huge live moth out of his ear mid-game Utterly horrifying. A moth flew into Bruce Dreckman’s ear (stockfotocz/Getty) It’s tough being an umpire, with abuse, flying bats, misplaced balls...

This is how to pronounce the name of Chelsea’s new signing Kepa Arrizabalaga

This is how to pronounce the name of Chelsea’s new signing Kepa Arrizabalaga You might need to take a deep breath beforehand. Chelsea have signed Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga (Nick Potts/PA) With Thibaut Courtois...

This artist’s balloon animals take a party trick to a new and beautiful level

This artist’s balloon animals take a party trick to a new and beautiful level The artwork is made using nothing except blowing and twisting. Balloon artworks by Masayoshi Matsumoto (Masayoshi Matsumoto/Twitter) Many of us...

Zimbabwe opposition leader detained after Zambia asylum bid fails

Zimbabwe opposition leader detained after Zambia asylum bid fails Tendai Biti has long been an outspoken critic of the government. Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti (AP) Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti is in...

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300

Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300 The 5.9 magnitude aftershock damaged buildings, caused landslides and sparked panic. Birds sit above earthquake-damaged homes in North Lombok (AP) The Indonesian island of...

This unusual Brexit protest involves driving across 32 countries in a van

This unusual Brexit protest involves driving across 32 countries in a van Andrew Pardy is writing a message to the world in his van. Andrew Pardy, 28, quit his job as a digital...

Explainer: What is the latest (and why it’s happening) with Brad Pitt and Angelina...

Explainer: What is the latest (and why it's happening) with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's very dramatic divorce? Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie speak onstage during the opening night gala premiere...

Russian border police stop Pussy Riot activist from visiting UK

Russian border police stop Pussy Riot activist from visiting UK Authorities said Maria Alekhina was stopped from travelling as she had failed to carry out community service. Maria Alekhina (AP) An activist from the...

California firefighters continue to battle state’s biggest-ever wildfire

California firefighters continue to battle state’s biggest-ever wildfire The fire north of San Francisco has grown to the size of Los Angeles since it started a fortnight ago. A girl wades through water...

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‘Talent crisis’ warning as Brexit drives up wages

'Talent crisis' warning as Brexit drives up wages Dublin’s docklands is at the centre of a boom in recruitment for financial firms Ireland's allure as a...

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