Boy, 7, is rescued 52 days after being kidnapped by suspected paedophile in Russia

Russian special forces found him after US police tipoff from the dark web


Load more
Read full article on: independent.co.uk
Boris Johnson to address nation in 5pm press conference after vaccine approved
The Prime Minister will answer questions about the Pfizer/BioNTech jab.
9 m
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Sevilla vs Chelsea LIVE stream: What TV channel and how to watch online
Chelsea travel to Sevilla in the Champions League tonight safe in the knowledge that their place in the last 16 is already guaranteed with two matches to spare.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
UK weather live: Met Office issue snow warnings as heavy snow forecast to blanket Britain
MET OFFICE snow warnings have been issued in the UK, with up to four inches of snowfall forecast for some areas. Here are the latest weather warnings, forecasts and maps.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Selling Sunset Star Heather Rae Young Reveals More Big Changes To The Oppenheim Group Office
Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young is set to leave the show’s Los Angeles office to open up a new branch of the brokerage featured on the Netflix show. Oppenheim Group co-owner Jason Oppenheim has revealed he has charged the real estate agent with working in a new office in Newport Beach, California, as the group expands. Speaking to Fox News, he said: “Heather is going to be working out of that office and my best friend is going to be managing the office.“The office that we’re looking at is insane. I mean, it’s insane. So hopefully I’ll be signing the lease soon.”However, those worried that this could mean Heather is set to leave Selling Sunset can breathe a sigh of relief, as a rep for the Oppenheim Group maintained that Heather “will be based out of the LA office as always” as she balances her new commitment to the Orange County office. They added that she “won’t be going anywhere”.Heather’s news is the latest in a number of shake-ups for the brokerage featured on the hit Netflix reality show.  Davina Potratz announced back in October that she is leaving the property firm to join a rival brokerage in Beverly Hills after they made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. “It’s not that I wanted to leave, but I had a great opportunity. It was a purely business decision,” she told People magazine at the time. However, Davina said she was still hoping to feature in the next season of Selling Sunset, adding: “I certainly hope that I’m still part of the cast.“Brett is not at the Oppenheim Group anymore either, so I don’t think that that’s going to be an issue at all.”There has been much speculation as to whether Brett has left the brokerage he ran with his brother Jason to launch his own. While Davina and co-stars Christine Quinn and Chrishell Stause have all suggested this is the case in various interviews, Jason has previously denied it. Selling Sunset series 1-3 are available to stream on Netflix now. READ MORE: Chrishell Stause Dismisses Gleb Savchenko Romance Rumours As Dancer Announces Divorce Christine From Selling Sunset Has The Tables Turned As She Shows Viewers Around Her Own Home Selling Sunset's Jason Appearing On Gemma Collins' Diva Forever Is The Reality TV Crossover We Had No Idea Existed
UK News and Opinion - The Huffington Post...
Hillbilly Elegy: Director Ron Howard defends ‘sickenly irresponsible’ film
Netflix movie about white, working-class Americans has been met with many bad reviews
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Travis Scott earned $20 million from Fortnite, is making his own PS5 game
Not only was Travis Scott watched by 12 million people in Fortnite, but he’s rumoured to be getting his own specially branded PS5.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Jamaica deportation flight departs with killers on board as rapist wins last minute reprieve,
New controversy over last ditch appeals as Jamaica deportation flight departs with 13 offenders on board
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Hugh Grant says he felt ‘depressed’ reading Twitter responses to The Undoing: ‘Some of the criticisms are fair and some are so unfair’
‘Quite a few people on Twitter said, “Hugh Grant can’t cry.” Well, I was crying,' Grant commented
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Matt Hancock hints again that low-infection areas WILL be downgraded in two weeks
The new tiers system for England came into force at midnight after the Commons approved it - but the healthy 213 majority masked a disaster for Boris Johnson as his own MPs abandoned him.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Primark shoppers queue from 5am as non-essential shops reopen across England
Customers were keen to get some early morning bargains in on 'Wild Wednesday'.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Best supplements to help skin problems and maskne
Pill popping to get that skin glowing
London News | London Evening Standard -...
England experimenting with live data analysis during limited-overs series against South Africa
Team analyst Nathan Leamon has passed coded information onto the team’s captain Eoin Morgan
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
You're nothing without us! EU faces humbling relegation to fishing support act in no deal
BRUSSELS faces a fisheries disaster unless it backs down and accepts a fair deal with the UK before the transition period expires, an industry leader has claimed.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
New albums out this month: Arctic Monkeys and Paul McCartney to drop music in December
These are the albums, EPs and compilations you need to know about
London News | London Evening Standard -...
China's space ambitions: robot on Mars, a human on the moon
China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable space plane and is planning to put humans back on the lunar surface
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Mank, Citizen Kane and a brief history of tumultuous filmmaking
Fraught films are our new favourite genre
London News | London Evening Standard -...
The pub just a mile from Tier 2 that can't open today - but gets no more support
'Our biggest concern is for our staff'
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
How does the Pfizer vaccine work?
The Department of Health said it will be rolled out from next week after being approved for use by the UK’s health regulation authority.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
How Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine works and why it was approved so quickly
A Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was developed within months using a process that usually takes years, and studies have shown it is 95% effective and works in all age groups
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
James Blunt forced to spend Christmas apart from father after kidney transplant despite approved coronavirus vaccine
Charles Blount fought stage-four kidney disease.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Scotland and Wales fail to qualify for Euro 2022 finals, Northern Ireland book historic play-off spot
The Telegraph - Telegraph Online, Daily...
Coronavirus vaccine - updates as Pfizer vaccine approved for rollout within days
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine could be rolled out within days, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying a priority list for vaccinations would be set out later this morning
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
All lanes of M60 closed at Swinton following six-vehicle collision
All four lanes of the clockwise carriageway have been temporarily closed at Swinton.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Spotify Wrapped - how to find your top songs, artists and podcasts of 2020
Spotify has released its annual personalised Spotify Wrapped playlists, allowing you to see exactly which songs, genres, artists and podcasts got your toes tapping this year
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Rita Ora ‘has gameplan to uncover mole who leaked details of her lockdown rule-breaking birthday party’
Rita issued an apology over her 30th birthday party.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
'There's a gaping hole in our knowledge': the scientists studying why gamers invert their controls
Our article asking why so many players invert their controls provoked a fierce debate that has now caught the attention of researchers into visual perceptionIt is one of the most contentious aspects of video game playing – a debate where opposing sides literally cannot see each other’s perspective. When the Guardian ran an article asking why a large minority of game players invert the Y axis on their controls – meaning that they push their joypad’s thumb stick down to move upwards on the screen – the response was huge. Hundreds of comments vociferously arguing why axis inversion was the only way to navigate a game world, and hundreds more incredulously arguing the opposite.The purpose of the article was to discover reasons for this dichotomy in visual perception. Was axis inversion just a habit picked up from playing flight simulators or did it point to fundamental differences in how people perceive themselves in virtual worlds? There was no conclusion, but the argument raged on Twitter for days. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal review – home and homelessness
This intensely humane second novel, focused on a city’s ‘invisibles’, amplifies the questions Covid-19 has brought into sharp focusIn October, homelessness charities reported a sharp increase in the number of young people sleeping rough in London. Although written before the pandemic, Should We Fall Behind, Sharon Duggal’s measured, intensely humane second novel about the “invisible” among us, amplifies the questions Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus – about the meaning of community, and what constitutes a home.In an unnamed city “down south”, Jimmy Noone, a northerner in his early 20s who has fled a difficult family situation, warily navigates the streets. When he encounters the younger, more vulnerable Betwa, his brotherly instinct to protect her overrides a growing attraction, but then Betwa disappears. Jimmy’s search for her leads him to the area where she grew up, home to a large immigrant community. Duggal eases into the lives lived in this locality with compassion and wisdom, allowing generous room to several narrators and their intergenerational stories of love and loss. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
I tried hacking my life with Instagram gadgets. Did it work?
Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve been assailed by targeted ads for ‘life-changing’ products – so I put a selection of them to the testIf, like me, you’ve been involuntarily participating in this wild ride people are calling “the pandemic”, you may have experienced the same embarrassing urge as I have. Which is to fill the wide, empty void in your life with things: gadgets, gizmos, subscriptions, speakers, a little brush for your facial hair. Buying stuff online is, simply put, something to do.Thanks to mass online data harvesting, this new pandemic habit has already been widely monetized. It’s most noticeable on Instagram, where with every few scrolls we are hit with ads for products promising to change our lives, taking advantage of the fact that wherever you may be on the sliding scale of privilege, “life” is undeniably shit right now. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
What the BBC can learn from its journalists' use of Twitter | Tom Mills
In the first quantitative study of 90 BBC journalists on the platform, we examined whom reporters pay most attention toBritish journalism has never been held in high esteem by the public, though the BBC and other broadcasters have always been more trusted than the tabloids, and for good reason. In recent years, however, levels of trust in the BBC have fallen across the political spectrum, and particularly on the left. Looking at the latest data from the Reuters Institute, we derived that the percentage of those identifying with the left who mostly trust the BBC dropped from 75% in 2019 to 60% in 2020. In the BBC’s annual plan last year it acknowledged that its reputation for impartiality had been weakened, and said that new editorial guidelines were being developed to try to restore trust. Alongside these new rules on impartiality, which were published in October, is new guidance on the use of social media, which has been a particular focus of recent debates around BBC bias. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Walt Disney layoffs leave thousands of workers in 'an awful lot of pain'
Meanwhile Disney reinstates executive pay and salaries in August 2020 to pre-pandemic levelsFor years the magic kingdoms of Walt Disney theme parks have promised an idealized and very American vision of a perfect world – as well as employing many thousands of workers and giving them a chance of stable work.But in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic those opportunities are collapsing amid mass layoffs and benefit cuts, even as some top executives hike their pay back to pre-coronavirus levels. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
The Undoing: Fans surprised to learn Noah Jupe is son of Coronation Street’s Julie Carp
Many viewers did not realise the young star is British, let alone who he is related to
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
DVSA confirms when driving tests and lessons can restart after national lockdown
Driving lessons and tests were cancelled during the national lockdown
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
'Life legend' Fernandinho was the boost Man City wanted in Porto draw
Manchester City were held to a goalless draw in Porto in the Champions League, despite creating plenty of opportunities, and Aleks Zinchenko hailed Fernandinho's return
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Met Office gives verdict on white Christmas with long-range forecast for snow
The national weather forecaster has given its prediction for the next 28 days, with outbreaks of rain, overnight frosts, patches of fog and snow all on the cards
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
CNN threatens legal action against Project Veritas over leaked clips of Jeff Zucker's conferences
CNN threatened legal action against Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe over his latest undercover investigation in which he secretly recorded network president Jeff Zucker's conference calls.
Home | Daily Mail Online
BBC's Laura Kuenssberg warns Covid vote rebellion signals terrifying risk for Brexit deal
BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg reported Tories rebelling during the coronavirus tiers vote could leave Boris Johnson struggling to get a strong majority for any Brexit deal he secures with Brussels.
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Canada's most endangered mammal that looks like a 'chunky squirrel' is making a comeback
Thanks to the work of conservationists, Vancouver Island marmots, a chunky relative of the common squirrel, have seen their numbers grow from barely two dozen to nearly 200.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Debenhams website crashes as one million shoppers line up for bargains
The website crashed this morning as shoppers lined up for bargains from the collapsing chain.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Rebel Wilson opens up about ‘freezing her eggs’ before weight loss journey in ‘year of health’
The actress has been 'thinking about fertility'.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Lily Collins reveals she was pronouncing Emily in Paris wrong as she weighs in on debate
Have you been saying it right?
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Trump news - live: President ‘considers Giuliani pardon’ as Georgia official warns ‘someone will get shot’
President appears to confirm, for first time, that he will run again in 2024
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Matt Hancock vows to get Covid vaccine live on TV with Piers Morgan
Health Secretary Matt Hancock vowed to get the new Covid-19 vaccine live on TV alongside Piers Morgan to prove it is safe
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Queues form as England's high streets reopen after lockdown
Primark stores were some of the first to open their doors as Covid restrictions easedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland’s high streets returned to business slowly and tentatively on Wednesday with queues outside some Primark stores as they became some of the first to open their doors at 7am.Stores in England are reopening after the month-long lockdown brought in by the government in its latest effort to control the spread of Covid-19. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Queues at Primark as national lockdown ends and shops reopen
Long queues formed outside Primark in London this morning as the national lockdown came to an end and shops reopened on what has been dubbed “Wild Wednesday”. 
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Romain Grosjean released from hospital three days after horror crash in Bahrain
Grosjean was deemed well enough to be released as he recovers from burns to his hands
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...