Monday, May 20, 2019

Legal & General earnings to be bolstered by shorter customer lifespans

Legal & General earnings to be bolstered by shorter customer lifespans The insurer said cash reserves would be released as a result of higher mortality rates. Legal and General is set to log...

Zimbabwe opposition leader detained after Zambia asylum bid fails

Zimbabwe opposition leader detained after Zambia asylum bid fails Tendai Biti has long been an outspoken critic of the government. Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti (AP) Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti is in...

AA on track despite extreme weather

AA on track despite extreme weather AA’s insurance division has seen a 7% growth in motor policies. The cold weather in March saw breakdowns rocket (Danny Lawson/PA) The AA is on track to meet...

Employers are revealing the craziest things people have written on their CVs

Employers are revealing the craziest things people have written on their CVs Yes, bosses can definitely tell the bits where you’ve embellished your career. A man reads a CV (fizkes/Getty Images) Whether we’re an...

This artist’s balloon animals take a party trick to a new and beautiful level

This artist’s balloon animals take a party trick to a new and beautiful level The artwork is made using nothing except blowing and twisting. Balloon artworks by Masayoshi Matsumoto (Masayoshi Matsumoto/Twitter) Many of us...

Third strong earthquake shakes Indonesian tourist island as death toll tops 300

Third strong earthquake shakes Indonesian tourist island as death toll tops 300 The 5.9 magnitude aftershock damaged buildings, caused landslides and sparked panic. Birds sit above earthquake-damaged homes in North Lombok (AP) The Indonesian...

Watch: Baseball umpire pulls a huge live moth out of his ear mid-game

Watch: Baseball umpire pulls a huge live moth out of his ear mid-game Utterly horrifying. A moth flew into Bruce Dreckman’s ear (stockfotocz/Getty) It’s tough being an umpire, with abuse, flying bats, misplaced balls...

Russian border police stop Pussy Riot activist from visiting UK

Russian border police stop Pussy Riot activist from visiting UK Authorities said Maria Alekhina was stopped from travelling as she had failed to carry out community service. Maria Alekhina (AP) An activist from the...

Argentina’s senators reject measure to legalise abortion

Argentina’s senators reject measure to legalise abortion Supporters and opponents of the proposal watched the debate on large screens outside Congress. Demonstrators against abortion celebrate outside Congress (Luisa Balaguer/AP) Argentina’s Senate has rejected a...

Murdered Maltese journalist’s family demands public inquiry into ‘mafia state’

Murdered Maltese journalist’s family demands public inquiry into ‘mafia state’ Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb on the Mediterranean island last year. Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (AP) The family...

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Tui suffers double-digit earnings drop while heatwave holds back summer bookings

Tui suffers double-digit earnings drop while heatwave holds back summer bookings The travel giant said summer bookings were unlikely to outperform due to the hot...

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