Facebook threatens democracy unless MPs slap new laws on it, ex GCHQ spymaster warns

Ex GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan said the social network was unable to reform itself. He said it was more concerned with making profits from user data than it was about protecting privacy. He told Radio 4’s Today programme it was not a “fluffy charity” providing free services to users, but was trying to “squeeze every drop of profit” out of […]

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How Man United could line-up under Mauricio Pochettino, should he replace Jose Mourinho

The Special One, 55, is now the bookies' favourite to be the next Premier League sacking victim. Amidst all the speculation over who would replace Mourinho at Old Trafford, one name keeps popping up: Mauricio Pochettino. The Tottenham boss has been a target for United for years – with Real Madrid also intrigued. Now United are preparing to make their […]

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‘Deep concern’ for Melbourne Uni academic reportedly detained in Iran

A population expert at the University of Melbourne has reportedly been detained in Iran. Dr Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi, a dual Iranian-Australian citizen who works at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, was in the capital Tehran when she was reportedly arrested. Melbourne University academic Meimenat Hosseini-Chavoshi has reportedly been detained in Iran. News agency AFP reported on Sunday that […]

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FA Cup third-round draw: Man Utd host Reading while Tottenham and Arsenal lie in wait for non-leaguers

Solihull Moors or Blackpool will host the Gunners while Spurs travel to Southport or Tranmere. And giantkillers Woking, who KO'd League Two Swindon on Sunday, were also delighted with their reward – a home tie with Watford. Meanwhile, the two Manchester giants host Championship strugglers. Jose Mourinho's under-pressure United meet Reading, while Premier League champions City take on Rotherham. CLICK […]

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Vaping cannabis makes has more of an effect on users than smoking

Vaping cannabis makes has more of an effect on users than smoking the drug, study finds 17 participants were asked to smoke or vape three volumes of THC in the study Their heart rate was measured and they were asked to perform simple tasks Vaped cannabis resulted in more mistakes and increase in negative drug effects e-mail 25 View comments Vaping cannabis has […]

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Jose Mourinho arrives at Man Utd hotel a stone's throw from Old Trafford after threatening to walk to Young Boys clash

The Special One, 55, has spent the season moaning about traffic woes and lack of police escorts for Champions League games. The club have even been fined for arriving to their ground so late for a game. Now, Mourinho has hauled his squad out of the Lowry Hotel and into the Hilton Garden Inn at the Old Trafford cricket ground […]

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US urges allies to boycott Huawei equipment over espionage concerns

The US government is trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in allied countries to avoid telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies, the Wall Street Journal (paywall) reported on Thursday. The move would further pile pressure on the world’s biggest telecom gear maker, which is under scrutiny from Western intelligence agencies for its perceived ties to China’s government and the […]

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Enraged father who knocked out shirtless ‘drunk’ NOT being prosecuted

Enraged father who knocked out ‘drunk’ who had urinated on his garden fence will NOT be prosecuted A father from Hertfordshire was filmed rowing with a man outside his home The man took off his shirt to fight the father – despite a child being there The man was knocked out by a single blow after ‘urinating on the family’s fence’ […]

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Video shows U.S. Navy test fire missiles and guided bombs

War games in the desert! U.S. Navy tests missiles, drones and bombs just outside Death Valley as servicemen blow up a number of vehicles Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division releases war games video Every so often, it conducts tests of weapons systems in the Mojave Desert Video shows drones, shoulder-fired missiles, and precision-guided bombs  The United States Navy has […]

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Suspect dead, multiple injured after Chicago hospital shooting

Local media report two people, including suspect, are dead and two others are injured after shooting at Mercy Hospital. At least one person was killed and two other wounded after a gunman opened fire at a hospital in Chicago on Monday, local media reported.  Authorities said the suspected shooter was also dead, though it was not known if he took […]

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