Queen's homeopathic doctor dies in collision with lorry while cycling in London
The Independent, 16 August at 15:35
A homeopath to the Queen has died in a collision with a lorry while cycling in London. Dr Peter Fisher, 67, had served as homeopathic physician to the Queen for about 15 years. He was also the director of research at the Royal London Hospital for
UK weather WARNING: Storm Ernesto to lash UK with heavy rain this weekend as heat returns
Daily Star, 16 August at 15:26
The remnants of Storm Ernesto, currently moving northeast across the Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 40mph, is forecast to arrive in the UK on Saturday night. Ernesto is expected to strengthen, possibly into a hurricane, over the next
AB Vajpayee: The PM who consolidated India as a nuclear power
BBC News, 16 August at 15:19
Atal Behari Vajpayee's tenure as Indian prime minister brought his country's emergence as a nuclear power, triggering fears of conflict with Pakistan. These worries were heightened by increasing tension over the disputed region of Kashmir and a long ...
Armed police called after catapult attacks on two Birmingham mosques during evening prayers
The Independent, 16 August at 15:00
Armed police have been called to two mosques in Birmingham after windows were smashed during evening prayers. There were initial fears someone could have shot at the Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque and Al-Hijrah mosque, which were targeted minutes ...
A-level results day 2018: Chinese overtakes German among students for first time, amid decline in languages
The Independent, 16 August at 14:59
More students sat A-levels in Chinese than in German this year amid a continuing decline in modern foreign languages, the latest figures show. Chinese has become more popular among sixth-formers than German for the first time - with 3,334 students
Family of NL woman bound, gagged in Scottish office 'disappointed' by ruling
CBC.ca, 16 August at 14:46
The family of a Newfoundland woman who was photographed tied to a chair and gagged in her workplace say they're disappointed a tribunal has ruled against a harassment claim. DeeAnn Fitzpatrick said she experienced a decade of harassment while ...
Top grades up but overall pass rate down: Figures in this year's A-level results
Daily Mail, 16 August at 14:26
Here are the main figures in this year's A-level results: The proportion of candidates receiving top grades is the highest since 2012. A total of 26.4% entrants scored either an A or A*, up slightly on 26.3% in 2017. 8.0% of entrants received an A
Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife and two daughters go missing
CNN, 16 August at 14:19
(CNN) Police arrested a Colorado man after his pregnant wife and two young daughters disappeared this week, authorities said. Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County jail, north of Denver, awaiting
Genoa bridge collapse: Toll-road firm bears brunt from politicians and traders
BBC News, 16 August at 14:08
The company managing the bridge that collapsed in northern Italy on Tuesday is now bearing the fallout from politicians and share traders alike. The government has threatened to terminate Autostrade per l'Italia's contracts and impose heavy fines.
Danny Cipriani pleads guilty to assaulting police officer
The Times, 16 August at 14:05
The England rugby player Danny Cipriani was fined £2,000 this morning following an assault at a nightclub in which a woman police officer was injured. The fly-half pleaded guilty at Jersey magistrates' court this morning to resisting arrest and common ...
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