Hunt urges France and Germany to force 'sensible' Brexit deal

Foreign secretary appeals over heads of Brussels negotiators to avoid ‘no deal by accident’ The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has appealed over the heads of EU negotiators directly to France and Germany to try to force the European commission to Read More

Teenager jailed for 17 years over fatal acid attack

Xeneral Webster threatened a man with acid that splashed bystander Joanne Rand A teenager has been jailed for 17 years after what is believed to be the first conviction for an acid attack killing in the UK. Xeneral Webster, 19, Read More

Faneuil Hall: Boston landmark named after slaveowner faces boycott

Activists propose Faneuil Hall be renamed to commemorate Crispus Attucks, black man killed during 1770 Boston Massacre Boston’s Faneuil Hall has served as a home for civic rhetoric from the time colonists congregated to talk about freedom from the British. Read More

Unsurvivable heatwaves could strike heart of China by end of century

The most populous region of the biggest polluter on Earth – China’s northern plain – will become uninhabitable in places if climate change is not curbed The deadliest place on the planet for extreme future heatwaves will be the north Read More

Traces on George Orwell letter suggest he caught TB from Spanish hospital

Scientist claims it is likely that the illness that killed the novelist was contracted after he was wounded in the Spanish civil war Scientific tests carried out on a letter sent by George Orwell shortly after his return from the Read More