Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man

American writer Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. Speaking in 2012, the man behind many of Marvel Comics’ famous superheroes explained what he looked for in one of his most iconic characters. By 2017 he would find himself doing Spider-Man’s signature “web-slinging” move on the Hollywood red carpet. Read more: Marvel’s Stan […]

California wildfires continue to rage

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People’s Choice Awards: Stars in tribute to wildfire victims

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Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Tanzania’s Magufuli deploys military amid cashew nut crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cashew nut factory workers at a production line in Mtwara, Tanzania Tanzanian authorities have deployed the military to buy cashew nuts from farmers to solve a row over prices. President John Magufuli had given traders a Monday deadline to buy the crops at government-approved rates. Farmers had halted sales […]

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

Uganda school fire: ‘Arson attack’ leaves 10 dead

An alleged arson attack on a boys’ boarding school dormitory in southern Uganda has left at least 10 people dead and dozens more injured. Reports suggest the fire began early on Monday morning at a block that housed dozens of students from St Bernard Secondary School in Rakai. Officials have said the dormitory’s doors were […]

Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor’s Banquet Negotiations over the UK’s departure from the EU are “now in the endgame”, Theresa May says. Addressing the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working […]

Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals

Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals

Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The government is facing a rebellion over when a crackdown on fixed-odds gambling machines is introduced. Ministers have promised to cut the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in October 2019 – but some MPs are calling for it to happen sooner. More than 20 Conservatives have joined opposition […]

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s Starmer

MPs can stop no-deal Brexit, says Labour’s Starmer

Media caption“All options are on the table” if there is a no deal Brexit, Starmer tells Today Parliament will not allow the UK to leave the European Union without a negotiated agreement, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has claimed. Asked during a BBC interview whether MPs could prevent a no-deal exit, he replied “absolutely”. […]

Academic Sir Roger Scruton’s housing role defended by ministers

Academic Sir Roger Scruton’s housing role defended by ministers

Ministers have defended the choice of Sir Roger Scruton to head a new housing body, amid calls for him to quit. The conservative academic was recently named as chairman of a new public body to encourage better designed homes. But Labour said past “hateful” comments about homosexuality, which he once said was “not normal”, and […]

Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

Brexit: Ministers told ‘judgement day’ looms for decision

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May returning to Downing Street on Monday Ministers have been told “judgement day is coming” over Brexit as the UK and EU strive for a deal within 48 hours. Officials are trying to hammer out an agreement on the terms of the UK’s exit by Wednesday to enable EU […]

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