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Premature baby left to die alone in sluice room, report reveals

Premature baby left to die alone in sluice room, report reveals

Image copyright Steve Haslington/Geograph Image caption The review found mothers using the hospitals were put at “unacceptable risk” Hospital staff left a premature baby “in a sluice room to die alone” and misdiagnosed a mother who died from a “catastrophic haemorrhage” in two separate cases, a report has revealed. Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s review […]

Nigel Farage warns of ‘seismic shock’ if Brexit not delivered

Nigel Farage warns of ‘seismic shock’ if Brexit not delivered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ambassador Farage? ‘You’re spoiling us…’ “Another big seismic shock” could hit British politics at the next election, Nigel Farage has warned Theresa May if Brexit is not delivered by 2020. The interim UKIP leader said he suspected the Conservative Government “is not fit for the legacy of Brexit”. He made […]

Mum’s List: Kate Greene’s dying wishes for sons hits big screen

Mum’s List: Kate Greene’s dying wishes for sons hits big screen

Image copyright Singe Greene Image caption Kate Greene wrote down her hopes and ambitions for her sons Reef and Finn when she was dying of cancer A film based on the story of a dying mother who wrote a “wish list” for her two young sons will have its regional premiere in her hometown later. […]

‘Go, Go, Go’: Harry releases turtles on Caribbean beach

‘Go, Go, Go’: Harry releases turtles on Caribbean beach

Image copyright Getty Images Five baby turtles kept safe by conservationists have been released back into the sea by Prince Harry. Volunteers monitoring nests near Lovers Beach on Nevis had found the green sea turtle hatchlings in undergrowth. The prince, who is on a tour of seven Caribbean island nations as the Queen’s representative, was […]

Nigeria security forces ‘killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters’

Nigeria security forces ‘killed 150 peaceful pro-Biafra protesters’

Image caption Recurring protests seeking an independent Biafra have been seen in the past year Nigeria’s security forces have killed more than 150 peaceful protestors since August 2015, a human rights group has claimed. Amnesty International said the country’s military used live ammunition and deadly force against pro-Biafra protestors who were campaigning for independence from […]

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Mosul battle: Iraq militias ‘cut off IS access to city’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation force is making gains to the west of Mosul An Iraqi paramilitary force says it has seized a key road west of Mosul, effectively encircling the city controlled by so-called Islamic State. The Popular Mobilisation (Hashd al-Shaabi) declared it had taken control of the road between […]

Egypt ancient city unearthed by archaeologists

Egypt ancient city unearthed by archaeologists

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed what they describe as a city that dates back more than 5,000 years, containing houses, tools, pottery and huge graves. It lies by the river Nile, close to the Temple of Seti the First in Abydos. Experts say the size of the 15 newly discovered graves indicates the high social […]

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Israel unveils Bronze Age ‘Thinker’ figurine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The intriguing Bronze Age figure was found by archaeologists in Israel A small figurine, almost 4,000 years old and sitting in a pensive pose, has been unveiled in Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said that the thoughtful, hat-wearing figure was discovered in recent excavations in Yehud, east of Tel […]

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Yemen conflict: Air strike ‘kills 12 civilians’ in Hajja

Image copyright EPA Image caption Air strikes have caused the majority of the civilian casualties in Yemen since March 2015 Twelve civilians are reported to have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in north-western Yemen. Residents and an official said the victims were travelling in a pick-up truck that was targeted in the […]

China’s LingLong launches DingDong smart home speaker

China’s LingLong launches DingDong smart home speaker

Image copyright Beijing Linglong A Chinese firm has unveiled the country’s first voice-activated smart home speaker – its answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home. The DingDong, by technology company Beijing LingLong, uses voice interaction to do tasks such as playing music and switching on home appliances. The device is said to understand Mandarin, Cantonese […]