Ramadan is particularly punishing in Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast, where the temperature is currently 36C. Many of the Houthi rebels who have held the city since 2015 are used to the cooler highlands and struggle in the heat.  Tensions are running...
Single-use coffee cups will be banned in Scottish government buildings to reduce the harmful impact of plastic pollution. Hot drinks will be served in reusable ceramic mugs in cafes and canteens at offices including St Andrew’s House and Victoria Quay in Edinburgh...
Let’s address “when’s it due?”. It’s a tricky question if you know for sure that your interlocutor is pregnant. If you don’t, it’s potentially disastrous.  The first time someone asked me a similar question, I was a 19-year-old student. I was standing in the...
San Francisco’s city attorney has demanded that Uber and Lyft turn over employment records after a California high court ruling that could reshape the gig economy. Technology firms that allow people to perform discrete tasks for money - like driving passengers to their...
A Palestinian delegation has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into what it says is “insurmountable” evidence of Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity committed on Palestinian territory. The Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki asked international...
More than 120 pregnant females were among hundreds of whales slaughtered in Japan’s latest hunt in the Antarctic, prompting condemnation and calls for international action. A total of 333 minke whales were killed as part of the country’s so-called “scientific” whaling programme,...
Venezuela has developed a brand new cryptocurrency, called petro. The government of the crisis-hit country says it was created in order to help overcome financial sanctions imposed by the US and the EU. However, petro is considered to be illegal by opposition leaders in Venezuela, and there are also concerns that...
The good news is that Britain’s finest universities remain just that – world leaders in research, teaching and developing talent from anywhere on earth. The bad news is that they have slipped a little in the latest international league tables. Last year...

How to handle the game

1. Swing the odds in your favour Swing the Odds Knowing the odds of a game is essential but going a bit deeper gives you an extra edge. Spend some time learning the strategies and get to grips with the probabilities of your chosen game. You’ll soon be rewarded by a...
Iranian politicians have reacted with anger to a promise from newly appointed US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to impose “the strongest sanctions in history’ on the Islamic Republic following the US’ withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani...