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Day: October 23, 2017

When do the clocks go back in October 2017
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

When do the clocks go back in October 2017

    The days are getting shorter, the nights are drawing in, and a picnic in the park after work no longer sounds quite so enticing. It doesn't seem long ago that the clocks were springing forward and we were looking forward to the heady days of summer, but soon we'll be saying hello to daylight savings time once again. Many view it as the start of the winter season, but the good news is you'll get a whole extra hour in bed in the morning. Here's everything you need to know about the day the clocks go back. When do I change my clock? The UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time at 2am on Sunday, October 29. That means all clocks are turned back to 1am at that time. The time right now: Good news if you're in a late night bar and fancy one more for the road. But don't forget to adjust ...
Anxious British PM begged for help her out
ENGLISH, Europe

Anxious British PM begged for help her out

    Theresa May described as despondent with rings under her eyes in leaked account of Brexit dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker. Jean-Claude Juncker claimed Theresa May begged him for help during a private Brexit dinner in which she appeared tormented with rings under her eyes, according to reports in the German press. The European Commission president's office has been accused of leaking the unflattering account of the meal, which saw Mrs May described as despondent. In the highly personal account of last Monday's dinner, Mrs May was said to seemed anxious, tormented and discouraged, according to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). Mr Juncker was said to have described the Prime Minister to colleagues as looking like someone who does not sleep, and as a woman...
If Parliament rejects Brexit deal then would back a second referendum as Sadiq Khan suggests
ENGLISH, London

If Parliament rejects Brexit deal then would back a second referendum as Sadiq Khan suggests

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan has hinted he would back a second referendum on the UK's withdrawal from the EU if Parliament rejects a Brexit deal. Asked whether the UK required a second referendum on the deal, the London Mayor replied: Let’s wait and see what Parliament decides. Parliament must have a vote. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: I think it depends how Parliament votes surely if Parliament was to vote in favour of the deal our Government does then that makes redundant I suspect the referendum. But if Parliament was to reject any deal done by our Government then that opens up clearly what happens then. Either our Parliament is sovereign or it is not. If Parliament rejects the deal done by our Government then of course that raises a whole host of ques...
British diver three hour swim to escape from tiger shark and save his life after losing his boat
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

British diver three hour swim to escape from tiger shark and save his life after losing his boat

    John Craig A British diver has told how he was hunted by a shark for hours in a nerve-shredding ordeal after becoming stranded at sea. John Craig, 34, was stalked by a four-metre long tiger shark off the west coast of Australia after losing sight of his boat during a spear-fishing trip, reports said. He told the BBC: It was extremely close and curious and kept approaching me from different angles. It was trying to work out what I was and whether I could be on the menu. It was terrifying. I thought I was just going to be eaten out here in the middle of nowhere... this shark is just not leaving me alone. Mr Craig said he noticed the man-eating shark circling him after he surfaced in the middle of the ocean hours from land and began splashing for help. He used his spear gun t...
Shinzo Abe wins as 3rd term Japanese prime minister
Asia, ENGLISH

Shinzo Abe wins as 3rd term Japanese prime minister

    Japan’s leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion. Japanese media said on Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and a small coalition partner had together secured at least 312 seats in the 465-seat lower house of parliament, passing the 310-barrier for a two-thirds majority. Four seats remained undecided. The victory boosts Mr Abe’s chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party. That could extend his premiership to 2021, giving him more time to try to win a reluctant public over to his longtime goal of revising Japan’s pacifist constitution. In the immediate term, the win likely means a continuation of the policies M...