World’s largest plane with wingspan bigger than football pitch to take first full flight

The largest plane ever built – backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his company Vulcan Aerospace – is set to take full flight for the...

Nico Rosberg tells Lewis Hamilton’s rivals to make hay while the sun shines as...

Former world champion Nico Rosberg believes his old teammate Lewis Hamilton “starts to lose that edge” whenever a weekend doesn’t go his way, and has warned...

Manny Pacquiao still has ‘a couple more fights’ in him ahead of first bout...

Manny Pacquiao says he still has "a couple more fights" left in him before he retires. Pacman faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur...

Eric Garner: Civil rights prosecutors ‘recommend charging police officer over death’

Federal civil rights prosecutors have reportedly recommended charging the police officer involved in the 2014 killing of Eric Garner. The Department of Justice is now weighing whether...

Chingford fire: Woman dies in blaze at care home for people with learning disabilities

A woman has died after a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities in northeast London. More than 70 firefighters were called to Connington...

US senate minority leader Chuck Schumer introducing bill to decriminalise marijuana across country

The top Democrat in the Senate has introduced a bill to decriminalise marijuana across the US. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on 20 April – a day known for its...

France bans use of meat-like terms in packaging for vegetarian food

Food producers in France will be forced to think of new ways to describe some of their vegetarian and vegan foods when they are banned from using...

Israeli government denounces Natalie Portman for pulling out of prestigious awards ceremony in protest

Natalie Portman has been criticised by the Israeli government over her decision not to attend a prestigious awards ceremony in the country. “Recent events in Israel have been extremely...

Trump takes first step in aggressive effort to drill for oil in Arctic National...

The Trump administration has taken the first step towards an aggressive effort to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - one of the country’s most pristine and...

North Korea offers to denuclearise without demanding withdrawal of US troops from peninsula

As a planned summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un approaches, Pyongyang has indicated it would abandon its nuclear programme without requiring American...

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