Art

Black Lives Matter protester statue appears on Edward Colston plinth

Black Lives Matter protester statue appears on Edward Colston plinth

Image caption A sculpture of protester Jen Reid appeared early on Wednesday where the statue of Edward Colston had been. A figure of a Black Lives Matter protester has appeared on the empty plinth previously occupied by the statue of slave trader Edward Colston. A sculpture of protester Jen Reid was erected early on Wednesday in Bristol city centre where the Colston statue was pulled down last month. Ms Reid had been photographed standing on ... Full story

Education

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to be given honorary degree after school meals campaign

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford to be given honorary degree after school meals campaign

Footballer Marcus Rashford is being given an honorary degree after he forced a government U-turn on free school meals for Britain's poorest children. Full story

Economics

Handelsbanken, SEB top forecasts as Nordic banks weather pandemic

Handelsbanken, SEB top forecasts as Nordic banks weather pandemic

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Quarterly profits at Handelsbanken ( SHBa.ST ) and SEB ( SEBa.ST ) fell less than expected as the Swedish banks coped with the economic hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, although SEB saw a spike in provisions for bad loans. FILE PHOTO: A branch of Handelsbanken is seen in Wilmslow, Britain January 12, 2015. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo. Nordic banks are the first in Europe to report second quarter earnings and so far have ... Full story

Entertainment

Stunning video from the International Space Station shows comet Neowise soaring past Earth

Stunning video from the International Space Station shows comet Neowise soaring past Earth

Rare Comet Neowise soars across Earth Rare Comet Neowise soars across Earth. The once-in-a-lifetime comet Neowise has already been captured by astrophotographers around the world. But Earth isn't the only place the comet is visible — astronauts aboard the International Space Station are being treated to their own cosmic fireworks displays as the comet streaks across the sky throughout July. Since Neowise survived its trip around the sun on July ... Full story

Health

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine ready to advance to final phase of testing

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine ready to advance to final phase of testing

Moderna outlines vaccine progress Moderna outlines vaccine progress. The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday. The shots are poised to begin key final testing. "No matter how you slice this, this is good news," Dr. Anthony Fauci , the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert, told The Associated Press. The experimental vaccine, ... Full story

Law

Cambodian Russia Today translator's 'fake news' case sent to appeal court

Cambodian Russia Today translator's 'fake news' case sent to appeal court

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the case of a translator jailed for involvement in a Russia Today documentary about sex trafficking be heard by an appeal court, due to what his lawyer said was a “factual problem” during his trial. FILE PHOTO: Labor activist Rath Rott Mony arrives to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for verdict over his role in making a documentary about sex-trafficking that the government said ... Full story

Living

The only real question about face masks is: what took England so long? | Coronavirus outbreak

The only real question about face masks is: what took England so long? | Coronavirus outbreak

fter going around in circles about the merits of face coverings for months, England has made them mandatory in shops from 24 July. Just like the delays and endless commentary in March and April about whether testing, tracing and isolating is important during a pandemic, whether travel restrictions can help prevent the importation of Covid-19 cases and whether lockdowns are necessary , the media and government have spent months prevaricating ... Full story

Politics

'I did this myself' - Reuters

'I did this myself' - Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said that he was responsible for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to ban Huawei from Britain’s 5G network from the end of 2027. On Tuesday, Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by the end of 2027, ... Full story

Sport

Assam: Fifty dead and millions affected in India monsoon floods

Assam: Fifty dead and millions affected in India monsoon floods

Image caption At least 50 people have died in the seasonal floods. More than two million people in India's north eastern state of Assam have been affected by heavy flooding, which has also killed at least 50, officials told local media. A video of a minister wading into muddy waters to rescue people has garnered attention, highlighting the situation. Excessive rain in the past few weeks has engulfed thousands of villages. A heavy monsoon in the ... Full story

Technology

Nissan takes on Tesla in China's electric car market  News

Nissan takes on Tesla in China's electric car market News

Nissan has unveiled the first of its new electric vehicles as part of a turnaround strategy for the loss-making company. The Japanese carmaker is hoping its new all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) Ariya will sell well in China. But it faces tough competition from Tesla which has a strong presence in the world's largest car market. Electric cars are a cornerstone of Nissan's four-year plan to get it back to profitability. The Ariya was ... Full story