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The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more. In a statement posted on social media, IS said two of the group’s members shot and killed security guards manning the entrance of the Fatimiya mosque in […]

The number of businesses that registered as insolvent last month was the highest since the pandemic began, Government figures show. According to data from the Insolvency Service, there were 1,446 company insolvencies across England and Wales in September – up from 1,349 in August and 928 from the same time last year. The figures come […]

Turkey topped the Post Office’s analysis of 10 overseas destinations in terms of value for money Overseas currency sales in Post Office branches have jumped, as families prepare for the half-term school holidays. The relative strength of the pound has helped to bring down prices for winter sunseekers heading from the UK to some overseas […]

David Peace was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019 A terminally ill man who plans to travel to Switzerland to end his life before the year is out says legislators have so far “failed” people on assisted dying laws. David Peace, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019, can no longer speak […]

The fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess has been declared a terrorist incident, Metropolitan Police have confirmed. The 69-year-old, who had been an MP since 1983, was fatally injured while meeting constituents at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea near Southend at midday on Friday. In a statement, the Met said Senior National Coordinator […]

Dame Mary Berry has revealed she underwent surgery for a broken hip after tripping over in her garden. The former Great British Bake Off host, 86, spent 10 days in hospital after a fall in August. Dame Mary told the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine she tripped over some bricks while picking sweet peas in her […]

Over the next 12 years, the mission will explore a record-breaking number of asteroids Nasa’s latest asteroid mission, aimed at studying the rocks around Jupiter, is due to launch on Saturday. In April 2025, the spacecraft is due to fly by one asteroid in the solar system’s main belt, followed by seven Trojan asteroids starting […]

The groups are led by the NSPCC A global group of more than 50 child safety organisations and campaigners has urged Mark Zuckerberg to make Facebook safer for children, sending an open letter to the social network founder calling for more transparency on how the platform plans to tackle the issue. Led by the NSPCC, […]

More than 4,400 electric black cabs developed by LEVC are on the streets of London The Mayor of London has visited a factory in Coventry developing EV’s as he acknowledges how the capital relies on other areas of the country. Sadiq Khan was joined by Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street at the London […]

Scott Morrison’s visit comes with the Australian Government divided on a draft plan of climate change measures Australia’s prime minister has confirmed he will attend the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow next month, despite his government remaining bitterly divided over a draft plan for the country to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Scott Morrison […]