UK weather: country braces for heatwave as school holidays begin – The Guardian

Record-breaking temperatures could hit parts of Britain for the rest of the week as the school holidays get under way. Temperatures will increase as the week progresses, according to forecasters, reaching highs of 33C on Tuesday, 34C on Wednesday and 35C on Thursday. The mercury needs to reach at least 25C for three consecutive days […]

Boris Johnson set to become next UK PM as Conservatives announce new leader – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson is expected to be elected leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party and the country’s next prime minister on Tuesday, tasked with following through on his “do or die” pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months time. Johnson and his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, have spent the last […]

UK seeks European naval force to counter ‘piracy’ in Gulf – Aljazeera.com

The UK plans to deploy a European-led naval force to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in what London called an act of “state piracy”.  British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt made the announcement on Monday following an emergency ministerial meeting to respond to Friday’s incident, which saw […]

JS Ondara: The Kenyan rising star singing about life in Trump’s America

JS Ondara: The Kenyan rising star singing about life in Trump’s America

Image copyright Getty Images Modest and quietly spoken but with a penchant for the nattiest threads this side of the Tana River, JS Ondara has, in the space of several years, moved to America, taught himself how to play guitar, released an album with Decca Records and supported rock royalty on a US tour. “It’s […]

‘Terrifying prospect’ of resistant malaria spreading

‘Terrifying prospect’ of resistant malaria spreading

Image copyright Getty Images Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say. The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs. Researchers say the findings raise the “terrifying prospect” drug-resistance […]

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption South Korean F-15 jets were sent to intercept the Russian plane South Korea says its jets fired hundreds of warning shots at a Russian surveillance plane that entered its airspace on Tuesday. Officials said the plane twice violated the airspace over the Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are occupied by Seoul […]

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