The Zelenskyy family and the parents of the family do not have any real estate in Egypt

❌ The Nigerian publication «PUNCH» published an article that talks about a villa in the Egyptian city of El Gouna, which Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s mother-in-law allegedly bought for $5 million. In his article, the author of the material refers to «copies» of the contract for the purchase of the villa by Olga Kiyashko, which were handed […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 12 September 2023

1 Kim reaches Russia The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, has reached Russian territory as he heads for talks with Vladimir Putin in the Russian city of Vladivostok. Washington believes the two leaders are due to finalise an arms deal that would see North Korea supply ammunition and artillery for the war in Ukraine. […]

Neighbour admits urinary ‘weapon of mass destruction’

A neighbour poured urine into a perfumer’s Chelsea garden as often as three times every day, reported The Times. Anastasia De Brauwere Brozler discovered the source of a foul smell in her garden by studying CCTV from her residents’ association, which showed Janine Mackinlay, 81, pouring her urine over the railings from a plastic jug. […]

Couple sues after ‘farting dog’ ruins flight

A couple has sued an airline over a farting dog that they claim ruined their long-haul flight due its prolific flatulence. Gill and Warren Press are demanding a refund after their 13-hour flight was blighted by a “parping pooch”, said the Daily Star. Singapore Airlines is now “facing off” with the couple, who claim the […]

How Google altered the world

Google has kicked off a month of celebrations to mark the search engine’s founding a quarter of a century ago. The company “lived for its first few months in the garage” of then future YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki, said the BBC’s technology editor Zoe Kleinman, but quickly expanded to touch “pretty much every area of tech”. Yet […]

‘Major escalation’: Sunak confronts China after Parliament ‘spy’ suspect arrested

Rishi Sunak has raised “very strong concerns” with Beijing about China’s alleged interference in the UK parliament. The prime minister told reporters yesterday that he had confronted Chinese premier Li Qiang at the G20 summit in India, after The Sunday Times reported that a parliamentary researcher with links to several senior Tory MPs was arrested under the […]

Daniel Khalife escape: how secure are UK prisons?

The escape of terror suspect Daniel Khalife from Wandsworth prison was hardly “The Shawshank Redemption”, said The Independent, but the “audacious” breakout invited a great deal of attention – and the “clamour for a scapegoat”. The 21-year-old former soldier was awaiting trial on terror charges, which he denies, when he escaped from the prison kitchen […]

New Covid variant BA.2.86: does the UK booster programme go far enough?

A “faster-than-planned” rollout of Covid booster vaccines is underway in England amid controversy over denying the shots to healthy adults under 65.  The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) began the programme this morning, accelerating its launch over “concerns” about a new Covid variant, said BBC News. There have been 34 confirmed cases of BA.2.86 in England, […]

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 10 September 2023

1 Khalife ‘laughed’ as he was caught The prison escapee Daniel Khalife remains in police custody after being arrested on Saturday. The 21-year-old was apprehended by a plain-clothes officer who pulled him from a bicycle on a canal towpath in the Northolt area. The terror suspect reportedly laughed as he was apprehended following a four-day […]

The Anthropocene epoch: end of an era?

In the early 19th century, scientists started using rock strata to divide the Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history into distinct periods. By that point, they were beginning to realise that Earth was far, far older than previously thought, and were naming and organising different rock formations in an attempt to impose order on its lifespan. This gave rise […]