Caroline Mortimer, The Independent

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British ‘Beatles’ jihadis should be tried at The Hague not Guantanamo Bay, says defence minister

The two British “Beatles” jihadists captured in Syria should be made to face trial in The Hague rather than be taken to the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. → Read More

Winter Olympics 2018: Spectator jumps barrier and slides down ice chute

An intruder has been thrown out of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony after sliding down a long icy chute in an attempt to reach two of the performers. It is currently unclear how the unidentified Korean man was able to jump the barriers and get onto the ice chute but local police in Pyeongchang, the South Korean resort where the two week tournament is held, say they are investigating. None of… → Read More

European Union may end daylight saving time across 27 member states

The European Parliament has backed a possible plan to end daylight saving time across the remaining 27 member states. → Read More

European Union may end daylight saving time across 27 member states

The European Parliament has backed a possible plan to end daylight saving time across the remaining 27 member states. → Read More

'Missed opportunities' to save man who died after 10kg of faeces removed from body

A coroner has concluded gross failures by a Suffolk hospital contributed to the death of a man whose severe constipation meant he had to have 10kg of faeces removed from his body. Richard Handley, 33, who had Downs Syndrome and was from Lowestoft, died from a cardiac arrest in November 2012. → Read More

Footage shows moment bomb destroys building in East Ghouta as Syria fighting escalates

Footage has emerged of the moment a rocket hit a building in a besieged area of East Ghouta, Syria, as the fighting there escalates. The video shows a sudden blast of dust and as it clears a large hole is visible in a nearby building. It is not known whether anyone was harmed in the bombing but the man filming the video is heard asking "is anyone there" and a woman is seen on the street with… → Read More

One hundred wild goats removed from island in 'the biggest rescue operation ever attempted in Italy'

Animal lovers have been rescuing around 100 wild goats from an almost-deserted Italian island in what has been called the “biggest rescue operation ever attempted in Italy”. The goats have lived wild on the island of Palmaria off the coast of Liguria in northern Italy since the 1960s and are considered an invasive species. → Read More

Graduate loses bid to sue Oxford University over failure to get a first

An Oxford graduate has lost his High Court claim against the university over its failure to award him a first class degree. Faiz Siddiqui attempted to claim damages by arguing that "negligently inadequate teaching" during his History degree between 1999 and 2000 affected his overall grade and had a "marked deleterious effect" on his subsequent career. → Read More

Graduate loses bid to sue Oxford University over failure to get a first

An Oxford graduate has lost his High Court claim against the university over its failure to award him a first class degree. Faiz Siddiqui attempted to claim damages by arguing that "negligently inadequate teaching" during his History degree between 1999 and 2000 affected his overall grade and had a "marked deleterious effect" on his subsequent career. → Read More

British LGBT Awards: Shortlist of leading gay activists, celebrities and their allies announced

David Beckham, James Corden and Harry Styles are among the celebrities to make the shortlist for this year's British LGBT Awards. The awards celebrate the campaigners, community activists and straight allies who have done something to advance the fight for LGBT rights during the past 12 months. Among the nominees is the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who has been shortlisted for the… → Read More

Brexit: Huge economic cost of leaving EU outlined in government study as May insists she has 'no doubts'

North-east England, the West Midlands and Northern Ireland will suffer the biggest hit to economic growth after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, according to secret Brexit impact studies released to MPs by the Government. London will see the least damage, according to the controversial forecasts which ministers were forced to release amid pressure from Labour and pro-EU Tories. → Read More

Irish parliament suspended after huge row between politicians

The Irish parliament was temporarily shut down following a furious row between several of its members over the new speaking system. Marc MacSharry, of the opposition Fianna Fail party, started a shouting match with brothers and independent members of the lower house, Michael and Danny Healy-Rae, after he objected to Michael Healy-Rae’s request to speak in the chamber. → Read More

Russian army drafted in as Moscow is hit with the 'snowfall of the century' felling over 2,000 trees

The Russian army has been drafted in to help trapped Muscovites as the country’s capital has been hit by “the snowfall of the century”. More than a month’s worth of snow fell on Moscow in just 36 hours, the biggest snowfall in the city since records began, bringing it to a standstill. → Read More

Facebook boss reveals she has incurable cancer

The head of Facebook in Europe has revealed she is suffering from an incurable form of cancer in a bid to raise awareness of the disease. Nicola Mendelsohn, 46, was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma just over a year ago and has said she had decided to “watch and wait” to see if the tumours grow rather than try to fight them with chemotherapy. → Read More

Barin Kobani: Video of Kurdish female fighter's body prompts outrage

Syrian Kurds have reacted with outrage to a video showing the body of a female Kurdish fighter who was killed in battle during the a Turkish-led offensive. Barin Kobani, a member of the all-female fighting unit of the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units), was killed during fighting earlier this week in the northern Afrin region, reports say. → Read More

Lana del Rey 'kidnap plot' foiled after man arrested with knife outside concert

Police say they have arrested a man who posed a “credible threat” to Lana Del Rey as he was allegedly plotting to kidnap to the US singer. → Read More

Lana Del Rey 'kidnap plot' foiled after man with knife arrested outside concert

Police say they have arrested a man who posed a “credible threat” to Lana Del Rey as he was allegedly plotting to kidnap to the US singer. → Read More

Five-year-old girl tied down and burned to rid her of 'demon' in 'voodoo' ritual, police say

A five year-old girl has been left permanently disfigured after being tied down and burned as part of a voodoo ritual in the US state of Massachusetts, police said. Sisters Peggy LaBossiere, 51, and Rachel Hilaire, 40, allegedly held down the girl as part of a ritual designed to rid her of a demon they believed was causing her to misbehave, authorities said. → Read More

Female singer Sumbul Khan murdered by gunmen in Pakistan because she refused to perform at party, police say

Three gunmen have shot and killed a female singer and actress who refused to perform for them at a private party in Pakistan, police say. The attackers broke into the home of Sumbul Khan in the northwestern city of Mardan and tried to abduct her to perform at a private party. When she tried to resist she was shot several times and killed. → Read More

Egypt: Archaeologists discover priestess' 4,400-year-old tomb near pyramids outside Cairo

Egyptian archaeologists say they have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced the find on Saturday, saying the tomb was likely to have belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt. It includes wall paintings depicting Hetpet observing different hunting and fishing scenes. → Read More