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US to start building 57 miles of 18ft-high fences along Mexican border

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter Army engineers have received permission to start planning and building 57 miles of 5.5m (18ft) high fencing along the US border with Mexico. The Pentagon is diverting $1bn (£758m) of funding to support the project, which acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan says […]

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Conor McGregor announces his retirement

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteMixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement on Twitter. McGregor, 30, wrote: “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today. “I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. “I now join my […]

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Pina Coladas on me! McGregor announces retirement

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteMixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement on Twitter. McGregor, 30, wrote: “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today. “I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. “I now join my […]

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Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteIsraeli forces have continued to hit targets across the Gaza Strip, just hours after a ceasefire was reported to have taken effect. The ceasefire was brokered by Egypt on Monday but shortly afterwards there were air raid sirens heard in southern Israel and rocket fire reported from Gaza. […]

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Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim takes his own life

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sharon Marris, news reporter The father of a child killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has died in an apparent suicide, police have said. Jeremy Richman’s body was found outside his office on Monday morning in Newtown, Connecticut. The 49-year-old’s daughter Avielle […]

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Cyclone Idai: International aid easing 'chaos and confusion'

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By John Sparkes, Africa correspondent Where there was chaos and much confusion, now there is action at the humanitarian response centre in the Mozambican city of Beira. Authorities and international aid agencies know what they are dealing with and have begun to tackle it. Cyclone Idai has […]

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Britons among those arrested in Spanish drugs ring

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Britons are among those arrested for involvement in a drugs ring in Spain. The gang is accused of transporting three tons of cannabis from Gibraltar and Morocco to Spain’s Costa del Sol. Spanish police said the gang was based in the upmarket town of Marbella. They rented […]

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Apple TV + unlikely to take down streaming giant Netflix

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucy Cotter, arts and entertainment correspondent Apple’s announcement in California has long been anticipated and widely speculated about. The company which brought us the iPhone and iPad enjoys shrouding its launches in secrecy. The industry was expecting a new TV streaming platform but the breadth of […]

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Apple shares slide as stars announce streaming service

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Ajay Nair, news reporter A whole host of Hollywood A-listers – including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg – joined Apple chief executive Tim Cook to announce the tech giant’s new video streaming service. Apple TV + will feature original content to rival the likes […]

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Stormy Daniels lawyer charged with extortion

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe former lawyer for adult actress Stormy Daniels, who took Donald Trump to court over a hush-money agreement, has been charged with trying to extort Nike out of up to $26.5m (£20m). Michael Avenatti, who has also been charged with bank and wire fraud, could be jailed for […]

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