George Bush Will Lie in State at the Capitol and Be Buried in Texas

After the family of former President George Bush announced his death on Friday night, the tributes and condolences began pouring in. Within hours, students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in College Station, Tex., came together — somewhat instinctually, according to the school newspaper The Battalion — for…

Public warning after Russian TV crew sparks military alert

Image copyright Timur Siraziev/Instagram The defence secretary has called on the public to report suspicious activity near military sites after a Russian TV crew prompted an alert at an Army base. Gavin Williamson issued the warning after Timur Siraziev, of Channel One, was seen outside 77 Brigade’s Berkshire base, the Mail on Sunday reported. The…

Navy Admiral Is Found Dead in Bahrain Home

The admiral overseeing American naval operations in the Middle East and Southwest Asia was found dead in Bahrain on Saturday, the Navy said. The officer, Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, was found dead in his residence in Bahrain, Adm. John M. Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said in a statement, noting that no foul…

Brexit: Corbyn will do BBC debate with May if head-to-head

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Other parties reject the idea of a May-Corbyn head-to-head debate as they want a chance to have their say too Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted Theresa May’s challenge of a TV Brexit debate on the BBC – but only if it is the two leaders head-to-head. Mr Corbyn…

Tewkesbury man’s ‘tragic’ Christmas film goes viral

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLove is a Gift stars Chris Ilston as a man ticking off the days until Christmas A video producer says the fact his John Lewis-inspired Christmas film has gone viral is “a dream come true”. Love is a Gift shows a man counting down the days to…

George HW Bush to lie in state in the US Capitol

Image copyright Getty Images The body of former US President George HW Bush is to lie in state next week ahead of a day of national mourning. An arrival ceremony will be held for Bush Snr on Monday evening at the US Capitol. The public will be invited to pay their respects. Bush served as…

Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum to exhibit Rossetti work after 150 years

Image copyright PA Image caption The chalk drawing Ricorditi Di Me, Che Son La Pia will be on display from 4 December A “priceless” Dante Gabriel Rossetti artwork, bought from an Edinburgh second-hand bookshop for £75, is going on display for the first time. Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum is exhibiting an 1868 chalk drawing by the…

UCI Track World Cup: Katie Archibald wins omnium gold in Berlin

Archibald won the omnium at the 2017 World Championship Britain’s Katie Archibald overcame a points race crash to win omnium gold at the UCI Track World Cup in Berlin. The 24-year-old three-time world champion finished with 132 points, 14 clear of Italy’s Letizia Paternoster. It adds to the gold Archibald won on Friday in the…

The Romanian forest that’s disappearing

Cerna Valley National Park in Romania is home to one of Europe’s last great beech forests. But over half is unprotected by Unesco, and is currently facing extreme deforestation. Environmentalist group Agent Green have been investigating the logging practices in the forest. Report by Nick Thorpe Source link