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Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails ‘quiet revolution’

Media caption‘Quiet revolution ‘ – Irish PM Leo Varadkar The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for overturning the abortion ban. Leo Varadkar was speaking after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of reforming the law. “The people have spoken. They have […]

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. […]

Michel Platini: No criminal charges, claims ex-Uefa president

Michel Platini (left) and Sepp Blatter were banned from football after a Fifa ethics committee investigation over a “disloyal payment” Disgraced ex-Uefa president Michel Platini has claimed he will not face any criminal charges over the matter that led to his ban from football. Former France captain Platini, 62, was head of European football’s governing […]

Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Image copyright YouTube/Josep Valtonyc Image caption The 24-year-old rapper Josep Miquel Arenas Beltran frequently criticises Spain’s political situation in his songs “Tomorrow is the day. Disobedience is legitimate and a duty. Here, no one surrenders,” – the final words by Spanish rapper Valtonyc before he went on the run on Wednesday. Now his whereabouts are […]

MH17: Russia ‘liable’ for downing airliner over Ukraine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014 Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it […]

Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vote was on whether to repeal a part of the constitution known as the Eighth Amendment Exit polls published after Ireland’s referendum on abortion suggest a large vote in favour of liberalising the law. Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a […]

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary and fatty snacks went on to eat 26% more calories than those who did not. […]

MH17: Russia ‘liable’ for downing airliner over Ukraine

Image copyright AFP Image caption The remains of the Boeing 777, photographed at its crash site in 2014 Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014. All 298 people on board MH17, which was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, died when it […]

Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Image copyright YouTube/Josep Valtonyc Image caption The 24-year-old rapper Josep Miquel Arenas Beltran frequently criticises Spain’s political situation in his songs “Tomorrow is the day. Disobedience is legitimate and a duty. Here, no one surrenders,” – the final words by Spanish rapper Valtonyc before he went on the run on Wednesday. Now his whereabouts are […]

Champions League final: Liverpool fans’ anger after Kiev flights cancelled

Media captionLiverpool fans in Kiev speak of the frustration of fans being stranded at home Liverpool fans have spoken of their anger after their flights to the Champions League final were cancelled. Operator Worldchoice Sports said it could not secure landing slots at Kiev’s Boryspil Airport for three planes but it said it had secured […]

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