Facebook starts testing dating service

Facebook starts testing dating service The company first announced plans for a dating service in May. Facebook’s offering will put it in competition with existing dating apps and services (PA) Facebook has confirmed it has started testing...

Two fishermen killed as boats collide in Venice

Two fishermen killed as boats collide in Venice The incident occurred in the waters off the Lido sandbar. Firefighters work on the site where two Venetian fishermen were killed in a boat collision (Italian Firefighters Vigili...

20 dead as all on board vintage tourist plane killed in Swiss Alps crash

20 dead as all on board vintage tourist plane killed in Swiss Alps crash Eleven men and nine women were killed, officials said. A JU-52 aircraft (JU-AIR/Keystone via AP) All 20 people on board a vintage plane...

People are sharing the tiny acts which make them love their partner and its...

People are sharing the tiny acts which make them love their partner and its serious goals These are seriously inspiring. (monkeybusinessimages/ Getty Images) Twitter users are sharing lovely things their romantic partner does for them. Metro journalist Hattie...

‘Assassination bid’ on Venezuelan leader with drones carrying explosives

‘Assassination bid’ on Venezuelan leader with drones carrying explosives The president was speaking during a celebration of the National Guard’s 81st anniversary. Venezuela’s Bolivarian National guards officers occupy the Bolivar Avenue (Fernando Llano/AP) Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro...

Lisbon’s 37-year temperature record broken as Iberian peninsula bakes in heatwave

Lisbon's 37-year temperature record broken as Iberian peninsula bakes in heatwave People cool of with water from a fountain during a hot summer day, in the basque city of Vitoria, northern Spain Lisbon has broken a...

More than 700 firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal as Europe swelters in heatwave

More than 700 firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal as Europe swelters in heatwave Red alerts have been issued for temperatures in excess of 45C in some parts – with the heatwave forecast to last for...

Trump urged to provide wildfire aid as California battles 17 blazes

Trump urged to provide wildfire aid as California battles 17 blazes The fires have destroyed hundreds of homes, killed eight people and shut down Yosemite National Park. Flames from a wildfire advance down a hillside, towering...

Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by officials

Ai Weiwei’s Beijing studio destroyed by officials The artist said he had been given no notice of the demolition. Ai Weiwei is a frequent critic of the Chinese government (PA) Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says authorities have...

Police chase jet-ski riders on River Thames

Police chase jet-ski riders on River Thames The drama unfolded on Friday evening, and witnesses said it looked like something out of an action movie. A police chase which saw officers in a boat pursue four...

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