News & Views

4 December 2015

First UK Air Strikes Launched in Syria

The UK's first air strikes against Islamic State (also known as ISIL, ISIS and Daesh) were launched on Thursday, just hours after Parliament approved military action in Syria. After a ...

3 December 2015

Mark Hamill Hits Hollywood Boulevard Disguised as Stormtrooper

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series, disguised himself as a Stormtrooper as part of the promotion of upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The 64-year-old ...

2 December 2015

Prince Harry Has A Tumble Playing Polo

Prince Harry's recent trip to South Africa was probably a little more eventful than he would have liked. While he was participating in a charity polo match, he had a ...

2 December 2015

Twitter Users Write Rap Lyrics for Pope Francis

A photograph of Pope Francis in a classic rap artist pose has gone viral, as Twitter users write imaginary rap lyrics to complement the photo. The photograph was captured during ...

1 December 2015

Prince Charles: Humans Are the “Architects of Our Own Destruction”

The Prince of Wales told delegates at the United Nations climate conference in Paris that climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity. Negotiators from 195 countries have gathered in ...

1 December 2015

MPs Back Tax on Sugary Drinks

A parliamentary committee tasked with developing measures to tackle obesity in children has supported a proposed tax on sugary drinks, There is growing concern about sugar's damaging impact on health, ...

28 November 2015

Germany Fights Public Urination with Walls that “Pee Back”

German residents have been warned that "the walls pee back", as the Deutsche Bahn railway company coats walls in a special kind of paint to deter "wildpinklers", or "freepee-ers", from ...

28 November 2015

Valbuena Speaks Out About Sex Tape Plot

Mathieu Valbuena has spoken out for the first time about his teammate Karim Benzema's involvement in an alleged sex tape blackmail plot. Real Madrid's Benzema was indicted by French authorities ...

27 November 2015

9.7 Million Brits Prefer To Keep in Touch Using Connected Devices

New statistics released by Vodafone have found that 9.7 million Brits prefer digital contact to meeting their friends in person, despite almost one in three (30%) believing that connected devices ...
27 November 2015

Paula Radcliffe Cleared of Doping Allegations

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has been found innocent of blood doping by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD). Radcliffe was implicated in ...

26 November 2015

Picture Perfect: Are We Obsessed With Editing Our Photos?

While apps like Instagram are resulting in a revolution in the quality of the nation's photos, they are killing traditional photo editing skills, according to new research. The survey of 1,000 ...
24 November 2015

One of the World’s Last Four Remaining Northern White Rhinos Dies in San Diego Zoo

The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction, after a 41-year-old female at a zoo in the United States was put down on Sunday. Nola was one of ...

24 November 2015

Suspended FIFA President Was “Close to Dying”

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims he was "close to dying" when he was hospitalised for six days earlier this month. Blatter had reportedly suffered a "small emotional breakdown", but ...

21 November 2015

A Spanish TV Presenter Confuses Star Wars Symbol With Al Qaeda Logo

Jota Abril, a presenter from the Spanish state broadcaster TVE got a little confused between the Star Wars Rebel Alliance and the Al-Qaeda symbols during a live broadcast. The mistake ...

21 November 2015

Russia Fires Missiles Inscribed with “For Paris”

Footage has been released of Russia unleashing a storm of cruise missiles against Islamic State targets, as the Russian military intensifies its bombardment of Syria. Russia fired its first cruise ...

20 November 2015

Drone Pilots Speak Out in New Documentary

Former drone pilots and instructors have spoken out about their experiences in a new documentary, "Drone". The film, directed by Tonje Hessen Schei, focuses on the United States military's drone ...

20 November 2015

World’s Second-Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The world's second-largest gem quality diamond has been found in Botswana, the world's leading diamond producer. According to the Lucara Diamond firm, the 1,111-carat stone discovered in the Karowe mine, around ...

19 November 2015

Study Says That Coffee Is The Fix For A Booze Damaged Liver

Dr Alex Hodge, a consultant gastroenterologist and liver disease specialist at Monash Health, says that coffee fix your booze damaged liver and give you a couple of extra years to ...

19 November 2015

Durex Calls for Condom Emoji

Ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1st, condom manufacturer Durex has launched a Twitter campaign calling for the creation of a condom emoji to promote safe sex. The campaign, ...

19 November 2015

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Appeals Rejected

A FIFA committee has rejected Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini's appeals against their 90-day provisional bans. The FIFA president and UEFA chief were suspended in October by FIFA's ethics committee ...

19 November 2015

Viagra May Prevent Diabetes

Viagra may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, researchers have discovered. A new study, funded by the U.S. National Institute of Health, found that the drug sildenafil (Viagra) ...

17 November 2015

Ronda Rousey Hospitalised after Championship Knock Out

Ronda Rousey spent the night in hospital after a shocking loss to Holly Holm at the UFC 193 championship in Melbourne, Australia. Rousey was knocked out by a brutal kick ...

17 November 2015

Facebook Criticised for “Safety Check” Double Standards

After Japan was struck by a devastating tsunami in 2011, Facebook developed a "Safety Check" feature, which allows users to notify friends and family on the social networking site that ...

14 November 2015

Lewis Hamilton Crashes $2 Million Car In Monaco

Lewis Hamilton had a little accident while in Monaco last week where he lost control of his supercar and hit a stationary car around 3:30 in the morning. The BBC ...