• Online petition backs doctor who asked Muslim patient to remove veil

    A petition to prevent the possible sacking of a doctor who asked a Muslim patient to remove her veil so he could hear her explain her daughter's medical condition has reached more than 60,000 signatures. Dr Keith Wolverson said he was “completely bowled over” after the online petition attracted so many votes. It was set up after he was reported to the General Medical Council (GMC) and became the subject of a racial discrimination inquiry.

  • Three die on Mount Everest as photo shows long queue of climbers trying to reach summit

    Three people have died on Mount Everest amid scenes of overcrowding at the summit of the world's highest mountain. In the last few days, a 65-year-old Austrian climber, an Irish professor and an Indian mountaineer have also lost their lives on Mount Everest. The deaths come amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite calls to limit the number of climbing permits.

  • Malaysian man set to hang in Singapore gallows today granted stay of execution

    Malaysian prisoner Pannir Selvam Pranthaman had been scheduled to hang this morning in Singapore, having been found guilty of drug trafficking into the city state, and meted out the most severe punishment despite having cooperated with authorities. Last week, a letter from Singapore's president had stated that his appeal for clemency was not granted, and notifying him of his execution date, the following Friday. A Chief Justice, along with two Judges of Appeal, heard the case, and agreed that Pannir should be granted a “reasonable opportunity to take advice on whether he can mount a successful challenge” against his charges.

  • Woman recreates PrettyLittleThing's £25 plastic skirt for £1

    Online retailer, PrettyLittleThing is selling a see-through plastic skirt for £25. Couldn't you recreate this exact look for a fraction of the cost using clingfilm from your kitchen cupboard? Yes, yes you could, and one woman has.

  • Ronaldo rested by Juventus before Allegri heads for the beach

    Massimiliano Allegri kept his final pre-match news conference as Juventus coach short and sweet, but did reveal that Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested against Sampdoria. Bianconeri coach Allegri will depart the Allianz Stadium at the end of the season after five hugely successful years in charge, during which time Juve won five Serie A titles and reached two Champions League finals. Allegri's last match is against Sampdoria on the final day of the league season on Sunday, but the 51-year-old, who has already discussed his exit at length, saw no need for an extended meeting with the media.

  • Trump urges greater Japanese investment in U.S., criticises trade advantage

    U.S. President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States while he chided Japan for having a "substantial edge" on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bilateral deal. Trump arrived in Japan on Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even though trade relations are problematical. In the evening, the Tokyo Sky Tree tower was lit up red, white and blue in Trump's honor.

  • The 15 cities with the most billionaires

    The Big Apple is where you will find the most billionaires, according to Wealth-X's 2019 Billionaire Census. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Billionaire Census ranked the top 15 most billionaire-packed cities in the world, and, in addition to the U.S., it found them throughout Europe and Asia.