Wednesday, May 22, 2019

To Philip Roth, writing was as natural as breathing

He wrote standing up. He paced around as he thought. He once said he walked half a mile for every page he wrote....

World Cup 2018: Jordan Pickford ready to step up and help end England’s penalty...

Jordan Pickford is ready to be England's penalty hero in Russia and is just as prepared to try his luck from 12 yards as he is to make a match-winning save. Three...

Palestinians ask ICC to consider Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity

A Palestinian delegation has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into what it says is “insurmountable” evidence of Israeli...

Japan slaughters 122 pregnant whales for ‘scientific research’

More than 120 pregnant females were among hundreds of whales slaughtered in Japan’s latest hunt in the Antarctic, prompting condemnation and calls for...

Is it ever OK to ask someone when they are due?

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...

Battle for Hodeidah: How the destruction of one Yemen port could send millions into...

Ramadan is particularly punishing in Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast, where the temperature is currently 36C. Many of the Houthi rebels who have...

Madden 19: Release date, features and details of latest NFL game revealed

EA has finally revealed the release date and more details of Madden 19. The new NFL game will arrive on 10 August, EA Sports...

Iran condemns US threat to impose ‘strongest sanctions in history’

Iranian politicians have reacted with anger to a promise from newly appointed US secretary of state Mike Pompeo to impose “the strongest sanctions...

British man held on death row in Ethiopia for four years released

A British national held on death row in Ethiopia for four years has been released. Ethiopia-born Andargachew Tsege, also known as Andy, was accused by the Ethiopian authorities of being a terrorist...

PUBG developer admits problems with game and vows to fix it, as Fortnite popularity...

The developers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have "fallen short", they have admitted. The frank admission of the game's problems comes as the battle royale genre comes...

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Are you being ripped off by the gig economy?

Almost three million people have worked in the gig economy in the last 12 months, according...

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