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The new Concorde? JAL buys into Branson's supersonic dream

The new Concorde? JAL buys into Branson's supersonic dream

Japan Airlines invests $10m in Boom Supersonic project, which aims to build new generation of jets Japan Airlines (JAL) has invested millions of dollars in a Sir Richard Branson-backed plan to
Tuesday briefing: Didn't anyone tell the DUP?

Tuesday briefing: Didn't anyone tell the DUP?

Unionists pull rug from under May at Brexit talks … court allows Trump travel ban for time being … and what happens when hard drugs are decriminalisedGood morning, it’s Warren Murray bringing you the
Gloves not guns: fighting the good fight in Rio's brutal favelas | Jo Griffin

Gloves not guns: fighting the good fight in Rio's brutal favelas | Jo Griffin

After Alan Duarte lost nine of his male relatives to violence, he set up a boxing academy to help young people develop their potential. His work is now the subject of an award-winning documentary by
Trump misses deadline over moving US embassy to Jerusalem

Trump misses deadline over moving US embassy to Jerusalem

White House says decision will be made in coming days, as Turkey warns that any change to city’s status would be a ‘red line’ for MuslimsDonald Trump appears to have missed a deadline for signing a
Housebuilders issue Brexit plea as poll shows UK reliance on EU workers

Housebuilders issue Brexit plea as poll shows UK reliance on EU workers

Home Builders Federation says one in six builders are from EU and calls for permit system for skilled workers to build more homes and ease housing crisisMore than one in six people working on
The west can’t fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it | Chandran Nair

The west can’t fix the climate crisis. Asia will have to do it | Chandran Nair

The future is about resources, not technology. The planet really needs developing nations to get it rightThe climate change talks in Bonn have now wrapped up with little firm action. Next year they
Germany accused over 'illegal' deportation of Afghan asylum seeker

Germany accused over 'illegal' deportation of Afghan asylum seeker

Lawyers say decision to return 26-year-old contradicts government’s own rules on removalsThe German government has been accused of breaking its own rules on removing Afghan asylum seekers with a
'A gift from the sky': record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

'A gift from the sky': record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

Chou Kun-hsuan of Chinese Culture University claims phenomenon beats six-hour rainbow seen in Sheffield in 1994A professor in Taiwan claims to have witnessed the longest ever visible rainbow, clocking
Killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh changes dynamics of Yemen's civil war

Killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh changes dynamics of Yemen's civil war

Former president’s death at hands of his erstwhile Houthi allies marks end of uneasy alliance that sparked war in 2014The killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president, removes the
Katherine fishing ban after waterways contaminated with toxic firefighting foam

Katherine fishing ban after waterways contaminated with toxic firefighting foam

Residents warned against drinking water from contaminated bores or Katherine river downstream of Stuart highwayResidents near Katherine have been warned not to eat fish and local produce, after
Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says

Suspended dengue vaccine was given to 730,000 children, Philippines says

Sanofi’s Dengvaxia immunisation could worsen disease in some patients not previously exposed to virusThe Philippines has ordered an investigation into the immunisation of more than 730,000 children
Republican National Committee resumes support for Roy Moore

Republican National Committee resumes support for Roy Moore

Party leaders had distanced themselves from the Senate candidate after several women accused him of sexual misconduct when they were teenagersThree weeks after the Republican National Committee cut

Bollywood legend Sashi Kapoor dies at 79 - video obituary

Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79. Kapoor became part of the Merchant Ivory stable of English-language films set in India after marrying British actor
Ireland forced to collect €13bn in tax from Apple that it doesn't want

Ireland forced to collect €13bn in tax from Apple that it doesn't want

Announcement comes after the European Commission in 2016 ruled that tax benefits received by the tech company were illegal under EU rulesThe Irish government has reached an agreement with Apple to
Shock in France as Berlin 'martyrs' art show includes Bataclan attacker and 9/11 pilot

Shock in France as Berlin 'martyrs' art show includes Bataclan attacker and 9/11 pilot

Exhibition showcases 20 people who ‘died for their convictions’ includes French jihadist Ismael Omar Mostefai and Mohammed AttaA Berlin art installation dedicated to “martyrs” has prompted outrage by
Couple fined $500,000 for ‘systematic’ exploitation of Taiwanese workers

Couple fined $500,000 for ‘systematic’ exploitation of Taiwanese workers

Border force raids uncover exploited workers from Solomon Islands and PNG on farms in Queensland and Western AustraliaA “recidivist” Perth couple who ran a cleaning company have been fined more than
US prosecutors sink Manafort's bail deal over his op-ed with Russia colleague

US prosecutors sink Manafort's bail deal over his op-ed with Russia colleague

Court says former Trump campaign head, charged with conspiracy and money laundering, was working with Russia-linked colleague as recently as last weekFormer Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul
2017 London Fashion Awards – in pictures

2017 London Fashion Awards – in pictures

The awards event was held in partnership with Swarovski at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night Continue reading...
Honduras: police refuse to obey government as post-election chaos deepens

Honduras: police refuse to obey government as post-election chaos deepens

All national police will refuse to enforce a curfew after days of deadly violence triggered by allegations of electoral fraudHave you been affected by the events in Honduras?Honduran police have
Australian education poll: 60% say funding cuts limit university access

Australian education poll: 60% say funding cuts limit university access

Education minister is reportedly preparing to end program that helps students from low-income familiesSix out of 10 Australians think cuts to university funding would limit access to tertiary