Libya’s UN-supported government is asking the security council to appoint a “fact-finding mission” to investigate alleged violations by the forces attacking the capital. Libya’s UN-supported government is asking the security council to appoint a “fact-finding mission” to investigate alleged violations by the forces attacking the capital. Mourners gather for funeral prayers (Hazem Ahmed/AP)It also cited “targeting the civilian neighbourhoods and populated areas and exposing them to heavy artillery and Grad missiles”. Forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter launched an offensive in Tripoli earlier this month, and are battling militias loosely allied with the UN-supported government. The UN health agency says the fighting has killed more than 270 people, including civilians, and wounded nearly 1,300.
April 25, 2019 15:33 UTC
An off-duty police officer is in a serious condition after being stabbed three times in an 'absolutely wicked' attack 'on his own doorstep'. One witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: 'A person knocked on the door and stabbed an off-duty police officer three times in the chest.' An Essex Police spokeswoman said: 'The victim was taken to hospital where he has undergone treatment and remains in a serious but stable condition. 'I saw all the blue lights and police but this is such a quiet area, many if us keep ourselves to ourselves.' But it's such a quiet area I didn't think much of it.
April 25, 2019 15:29 UTC
The Foreign Office has advised against 'all but essential travel' to Sri Lanka in the wake of the deadly bomb blasts which killed 360 people last week. 'Following the horrific attacks on Easter Sunday, and the ongoing Sri Lankan security operation, I have received updated advice from the Foreign Office and decided to update the travel advice to British nationals to Sri Lanka to advise against all but essential travel,' Mr Hunt said in a statement. We will do all we can to help the Sri Lankan authorities in the meantime.' The Foreign Office says Brits still in Sri Lanka should remain vigilant and keep up to dates with developments. 'Sri Lankan authorities are reporting that additional attacks may occur targeting places of worship,' the tweet said.
April 25, 2019 15:11 UTC
A recovering anorexic has credited an eat-all-you-can-eat buffet with helping her in her fight against the eating disorder. Speaking of falling ill, Talia said: 'I was having a difficult time both at home and at school when I was 15 years old. Things seemed to happening around me that I couldn't control – but food was something that I could. The UK eating disorder charity Beat's Head of Communications, Rebecca Willgress, says eating disorders are very serious mental illnesses, but recovery is always possible. I've really started enjoying pudding since I began my recovery and my Instagram is full of pudding pics.'
April 25, 2019 15:07 UTC
A gang stole £150,000 by smashing a hole through a jewellery store wall during the Easter weekend in a raid branded a 'budget Hatton Garden.' Theives broke into a next door beauty salon then knocked out the bricks, climbed through the opening, and swiped the precious gems in Canvey Island, Essex. 'There must have been a woman involved by going to the beauty salon as a customer to work out the measurements. The hole drilled in the wall in the Hatton Garden heist in 2015 when £200million was stolen'The people who did this are sick b*******.' Laura Barton, the owner of Fiona's Beauty Salon said: 'The front door was fine but when my staff got inside, they saw all the mess.
April 25, 2019 15:06 UTC
The time you eat is just as important as the contents of your plate, new research shows. By mid-morning, the cortisol levels start dropping, while the adrenalin (for energy) and serotonin (a mood stabilizer) keep pumping. After noon, cortisol levels start their steady decline. Dr Crupain, who now eats breakfast around 8am, did not always follow this lifestyle. As for people working the night shift, Dr Crupain says he understands how difficult it can be.
April 25, 2019 15:04 UTC
Get the biggest daily news stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailA woman was left bemused after spotting two pigeons sat in her living room watching her eat dinner. Lucy Topping's picture of the birds perched on a shelf above her television has gone viral on Twitter . Ms Topping, from Highbury, London, wrote: "I've been in my house for about two hours, I just looked up and there’s two pigeons in my sitting room watching me eat my tea. Ms Topping was perplexed as to how the pigeons entered her living room - as all of the windows were shut - although she suspects they got in through a cat flap. However, she eventually managed to usher the birds out of a window in 'an absolutely nightmarish fight/flight sequence'.
April 25, 2019 15:00 UTC
More than 4,000 exotic pets including monkeys, bearded dragons and even a wallaby were rescued by the RSPCA in England and Wales last year. The RSPCA issued a warning to inexperienced owners to carry out proper research before buying exotic animals after taking more than 15,000 calls about exotic animals in 2018. More than 4,000 exotic pets including monkeys, bearded dragons and even a wallaby were rescued by animal officers in England and Wales last year. More than 500 snakes, 300 turtles, 145 bearded dragons, five raccoon dogs, four marmoset monkeys and one wallaby were among the exotics rescued. More than 500 snakes, 300 turtles, 145 bearded dragons, five raccoon dogs, four marmoset monkeys and one wallaby were among the exotics rescued.
April 25, 2019 14:58 UTC
A vegan wedding guest has been slammed online after she brought her own food to the bachelorette party and the ceremony. A fellow guest, from North Carolina, revealed the mishap in the Facebook group That's It I'm Wedding Shaming, where she criticized the vegan for shamelessly carrying food around the bachelorette, rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony. But she was left stunned when the vegan guest arrived holding her Tupperware to both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. A fellow vegan also thought it was out of line, saying: 'This is so extra. However others defended the wedding guest, arguing that she should be left to eat what she wanted.
April 25, 2019 14:55 UTC
She was a hit among devoted fans while playing Ron Weasley's younger sister Ginny in the Harry Potter franchise. And now Bonnie Wright has branched out from beyond the acting realms, as she has launched her own swimwear line in conjunction with Fair Harbor, a brand which uses 'recycled plastic bottles to protect the places we love'. The 28-year-old actress looked sensational in a duo of ensembles, with the first comprising of a stunning blue two-piece and the other a bold swimsuit. Next month, Bonnie is joining scientists and campaigners to launch a nationwide survey of plastic pollution in UK rivers. The environmental group is also urging the Government to create an independent environmental watchdog to ensure green targets are met.
April 25, 2019 14:49 UTC
The universe is expanding about nine per cent faster than expected, astronomers studying data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say. Researchers used this to refine the calculations of the Hubble constant, which reflects how fast the cosmos is expanding as time passes. Scroll down for videoNew measurements from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about nine per cent faster than expected. The team combined their Hubble measurements with another set of observations, made by the Araucaria Project, a collaboration between astronomers from institutions in Chile, the US, and Europe. 'The other is a prediction based on the physics of the early universe and on measurements of how fast it ought to be expanding.
April 25, 2019 14:47 UTC
AdvertisementResidents of the UK's most exclusive village fear new signs could knock tens of thousands of pounds off the value of their luxury homes. Seven new black and white metal signs saying 'Welcome to Alderley Edge' have been erected around the Cheshire village which is home to a host of wealthy celebrities. As a result of the backlash, the parish council has agreed to take some of the signs down and reinstate them in line with official Alderley Edge boundaries. The decision was made despite the fact welcome signs can be placed anywhere within village boundaries, according to council guidelines. Alderley Edge is known for its expensive houses, designer shops and expensive restaurants.
April 25, 2019 14:42 UTC
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been praised by manager Jurgen Klopp for being an inspirational figure after the Egypt international was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been praised by manager Jurgen Klopp for being an inspirational figure after the Egypt international was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019. The 26-year-old, a prominent Muslim, has become a role model not only for his home country but for the Arab nation as a whole. “I’m very proud of that, because people in football, we are obviously on television, in newspapers a lot, and most of the time we don’t say very smart things,” said Klopp. “But Mo is a very smart person and his role is very influential.
April 25, 2019 14:37 UTC
Tributes are being paid to businessman Feargal Quinn, best known as the founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, who has died after a short illness at the age of 82. Mr Quinn also served as a senator for 23 years from 1993 until 2016 on the National University of Ireland panel. President Michael D Higgins said “It is with great sadness that I have heard of the passing of former senator and businessman Feargal Quinn”. On Mr Quinn’s time as a senator, Mr Ross said: “He was a cut above all of us politicians. Mr McDowell also praised Mr Quinn for donating his Seanad salary to charity.
Source:The Irish Times
April 25, 2019 14:29 UTC
Bill Cosby is fighting an arbitration award which found he must pay the majority of his outstanding legal fees to his former lawyers who billed him $1million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial in 2017. Bill Cosby is fighting an arbitration award that demands he pay $7million of the $9.2million billed by his former legal team at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & SullivanCoby's legal team at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was led by Christopher Tayback (pictured)Cosby initially retained Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to represent him in three lawsuits in late 2015, with a team led by high-powered partner, Christopher Tayback. However, as Cosby's legal woes snowballed, Tayback eventually had 28 lawyers working on 10 cases involving 14 accusers across the country. He still owes Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan around $2.4million. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan withdrew from representing the star in July 2016, before he stood trial for the 2004 sexual assault.
April 25, 2019 14:28 UTC