Cargo ship diverts to rescue yachtswoman sailing solo round globe - The Guardian

Hong Kong vessel could reach Susie Goodall, injured when boat overturned in Southern Ocean storm, on Friday. Steven Morris · @stevenmorris20. Thu 6 Dec 2018 11.08 EST First published on Thu 6 Dec 2018 06.17 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/dec/06/solo-yachtswoman-waits-in-wreckage-for-southern-ocean-rescue-susie-goodall

Mental health patients 'should be given more rights over treatment' - The Guardian

People with serious mental health problems should be given a host of new rights to ensure they receive better care if they are detained for compulsory treatment, an inquiry ordered by Theresa May has found. The 50,000 people a year who are sectioned ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/dec/06/mental-health-patients-should-be-given-more-rights-over-treatment

Met Office: Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave '30 times more likely' - Carbon Brief

This year's summer heatwave, which saw temperature records broken across the UK, was made up to 30 times more likely by climate change, a new assessment says. A preliminary study by scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre finds that the extreme heat ...and more »-- https://www.carbonbrief.org/met-office-climate-change-made-2018-uk-summer-heatwave-30-times-more-likely

Pentagon Reveals US Observation Flight Over Ukraine - U.S. News & World Report

The Pentagon says a U.S. Air Force plane flew a special observation flight over Ukraine in a show of solidarity with Ukraine after its naval confrontation with Russia. Dec. 6, 2018, at 4:17 p.m.. More. U.S. News & World Report. Pentagon Reveals US ...-- https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2018-12-06/pentagon-reveals-us-observation-flight-over-ukraine

Leicester City helicopter crash: Memorial service for pilots - BBC News

A service to remember a couple who died in a helicopter crash near Leicester City's stadium has been held. The memorial for Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Lechowicz - both qualified pilots - took place at Guildford Cathedral. The couple, from ...-- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-46468138

Undocumented workers at Trump golf club speak out – as it happened - The Guardian

We're wrapping up for now. To recap today's developments: Former President George HW Bush was mourned at a second funeral service in Houston. His casket was put aboard a train, dubbed train 4141, and carried to College Station, Texas where he'll be ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2018/dec/06/trump-live-latest-news-updates-mueller-climate-change-democrats-us-politics-today

Julian Assange rejects UK-Ecuador deal for him to leave the embassy - Telegraph.co.uk

Julian Assange's lawyer has rejected an agreement announced by Ecuador's president to see him leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London, after six years inside. Lenin Moreno, the president of Ecuador, has made no secret of his wish to be rid of the ...-- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/06/julian-assange-rejects-uk-ecuador-deal-leave-embassy/

More than 40 drug driving convictions overturned in probe over 'data manipulation' at forensics lab - The Independent

More than 40 drug driving prosecutions have so far been quashed over the manipulation of data at a forensics laboratory charged with testing samples from across the UK. Police called the scandal the worst evidence breach in “living memory” and fear ...and more »-- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/drug-driving-convictions-overturned-randox-testing-laboratory-manchester-data-manipulation-police-a8671286.html

Panic as the US-China trade war truce lasts less than a week - The Guardian

Investors were already confused about where the great US-China trade war was going next, not least because President Trump is capable of sending contradictory signals in the space of two tweets. Now they're seriously alarmed. The arrest in Canada of ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/business/nils-pratley-on-finance/2018/dec/06/panic-as-the-us-china-trade-war-truce-lasts-less-than-a-week

'Golden visas' allowing Russian and Chinese investors to settle in UK suspended over money laundering - The Independent

“Golden visas” that have been criticised for allowing the super-rich to buy the right to live in the UK are being suspended in a crackdown on money laundering and serious organised crime. Tier one investor visas, which were introduced a decade ago to ...-- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/investor-visas-tier-one-uk-suspended-money-laundering-financial-crime-immigration-russia-china-a8670876.html

Ohio dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus - BBC News

An Ohio father who made his daughter walk five miles (8km) to school as punishment for bullying has provoked a debate on parenting. After 10-year-old Kirsten was suspended for three days from the school bus for a second-time bullying offence, Matt Cox ...-- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46471438

Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk band Buzzcocks, dies at 63 - The Guardian

Pete Shelley, lead singer of the punk band Buzzcocks, has died aged 63, his bandmates have said. “It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/dec/06/pete-shelley-lead-singer-of-buzzcocks-dies-at-63

Heavy rain warning for south Wales on Friday - BBC News

A weather warning for wind in north Wales has been lifted - but the Met Office says heavy rain could now cause problems in the south. The alert predicting 70mph gusts for Friday had been issued earlier in the week. However, a yellow warning for rain in ...-- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46468401

Corbyn urges support for Labour's Brexit plan as House vote nears - The Guardian

Labour leader says 'put all options on the table' including a people's vote if no general election is possible. Dan Sabbagh. Thu 6 Dec 2018 15.43 EST Last modified on Thu 6 Dec 2018 16.35 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email.-- https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/dec/06/corbyn-urges-support-for-labours-brexit-plan-as-house-vote-nears

O2 and Ericsson issue joint apology over data disruption - BBC News

O2 and its mobile network equipment supplier Ericsson have issued a joint apology to the millions of customers hit by disruption to its data services. O2 said it expected its 3G data service to be "fully restored" on Thursday evening, but that it would ...-- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46464730

One Marine rescued, another dead and five missing after midair collision off Japanese coast - Washington Post

TOKYO — An aerial disaster involving a fighter jet and a refueling plane has prompted a scramble to find five missing Marines, with a sixth Marine declared dead and a seventh rescued safely from waters off the coast of Japan, Japanese and American ...-- https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/second-us-marine-found-five-missing-after-midair-collision-off-japan-coast/2018/12/06/a13113ea-f937-11e8-863a-8972120646e0_story.html

#MeToo victims not helped by 'alarming' attitudes to rape, campaigners say - ITV News

An “alarming” proportion of British adults remain unclear about what constitutes rape, despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, a campaign group has said. The End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition said results from a YouGov survey of nearly ...and more »-- https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-06/metoo-victims-not-helped-by-alarming-attitudes-to-rape-campaigners-say/

Local content tops trend list for YouTube S'pore - The Straits Times

Home-grown singer-songwriter Charlie Lim has beaten superstar JJ Lin in the popularity stakes on YouTube. His remake of We Are Singapore, the official National Day Parade theme song for 2018, was the top trending non-music YouTube video in ...-- https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/local-content-tops-trend-list-for-youtube-spore

Government commits to reform the Mental Health Act - GOV.UK

The government will introduce a new Mental Health Bill to transform mental health care, following publication of the final report from the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. The government is accepting 2 of the review's recommendations ...-- https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-commits-to-reform-the-mental-health-act

Human-induced climate change makes heatwaves 30 times more likely - CNN

(CNN) Human-induced climate change has made the United Kingdom's record-breaking 2018 summer heatwave around 30 times more likely than under normal conditions, the country's meteorological body has said. The UK as a whole endured its joint ...and more »-- https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/06/health/climate-change-uk-summer-heatwave-gbr-intl/index.html

Kell Brook slams Amir Khan as a con man and a coward - Metro

Kell Brook brandished Amir Khan as a con artist and a fraud after the Brit side stepped efforts to finalise their domestic showdown. Plans to announce Khan v Brook in the ring after Special K's fight with Michael Zerafa on Saturday have been axed ...and more »-- https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/06/kell-brook-slams-amir-khan-con-man-coward-8216838/

Where You Can Watch This Year's Golden Globe Nominees - Vulture

When December rolls around and the annual Golden Globe nominations are announced in all of their early-morning splendor, there's a chance the Five Stages of Award Season Angst might hit you: denial over your personal favorites being snubbed; anger ...-- https://www.vulture.com/article/how-to-watch-golden-globes-nominees.html

Leicester City helicopter crash: Memorial service for pilots - BBC News

A service to remember a couple who died in a helicopter crash near Leicester City's stadium has been held. The memorial for Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Lechowicz - both qualified pilots - took place at Guildford Cathedral. The couple, from ...and more »-- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-46468138

Revealed: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's match winning half-time team talk against Burnley - Evening Standard

Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed how Jurgen Klopp's half-time plea for a more forward-thinking approach helped Liverpool to a 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday evening. The Reds returned to the Turf Moor dressing room having mustered just four shots in a ...-- https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/liverpool/revealed-liverpool-boss-jurgen-klopps-match-winning-halftime-team-talk-against-burnley-a4010206.html

UK cracks down on investor visas - Financial Times

Wealthy investors seeking a fast-track route to settlement in the UK are to face new restrictions under a Home Office crackdown on money laundering. The scheme, which is particularly popular among Russian and Chinese nationals, requires an investment ...-- https://www.ft.com/content/793c5ea0-f935-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c

Undertaker whose abusive boyfriend used her thumb to unlock iPhone as she slept, punched and BIT her, feared co ... - The Sun

AN UNDERTAKER who claims she lived in fear of her abusive and controlling fiancé says she was worried her family would end up arranging her OWN funeral. Stacey Booth, 24, says her boyfriend of seven years Alexander Heavens, 24, psychologically ...and more »-- https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7912528/undertaker-whose-controlling-boyfriend-used-her-thumb-to-unlock-iphone-as-she-slept-feared-friends-would-organise-her-own-funeral/

Five missing after two US military aircraft crash off Japan coast - The Guardian

Five US marines are missing after two aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, according to a US defence official. The planes, which are thought to have been involved in a midair collision, were an FA-18 Hornet jet fighter ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/05/seven-missing-in-mishap-between-two-us-marines-aircraft-off-japan-official-says

Ted Baker boss to stay on as law firm starts 'forced hugging' inquiry - The Guardian

Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin will continue to work in the business during an investigation into allegations that the fashion retailer's founder and chief executive forced hugs and kisses on employees. Lindsay Page, chief operating officer, said it was ...-- https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/06/ted-baker-law-firm-investigate-forced-hugging-allegations-ray-kelvin

Summer heat '30 times more likely' due to climate change - Metro Newspaper UK

GREENHOUSE gases made the summer heatwave 30 times more likely than it would have been under natural conditions, says the Met Office. With temperatures peaking at 35.6C (96F) on July 27 in Felsham, Suffolk, it was the equal warmest summer ...-- https://www.metro.news/summer-heat-30-times-more-likely-due-to-climate-change/1339057/

India inks pact with Iran to pay crude bill in rupee - Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has signed an agreement with Iran to pay for crude oil it imports from the Persian Gulf nation in rupees, sources in know of the development said. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed following the US letting India and ...-- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/india-inks-pact-with-iran-to-pay-crude-bill-in-rupee/articleshow/66971068.cms