A British bomb disposal expert and an Australian colleague have been killed in an explosion in the Solomon Islands.
Stephen “Luke” Atkinson, 57, was working for the non-governmental organisation Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) to map unexploded bombs from the Second World War.
Mr Atkinson, who had a son, and Australian citizen Trent Lee, believed to be in his 40s, died following a blast in the residential Tasahe area of West Honiara on Sunday night. The cause of the explosion is not known.
Wolves up to third after debutant Rayan Aït-Nouri helps sink Crystal Palace – The Guardian
Goals from Rayan Aït-Nouri and Daniel Podence gave Wolves a 2-0 home victory over Crystal Palace, who had Luka Milivojevic sent off late on
Wolves have progressed in every season under Nuno Espírito Santo and look well set to continue that trend despite injuries and summer sales. Crystal Palace were certainly unable to stall them here, the visitors comprehensively beaten by effervescent hosts whose goals came from the excellent Daniel Podence and an impressive teenage debutant, Rayan Aït-Nouri. Palace ended up ragged and raging, and Luka Milivojevic was sent off by Martin Atkinson late on for a studs-up tackle on Joäo Moutinho.
US Election 2020: Biden and Trump in tug-of-war over Midwestern US – BBC News
The Democratic and Republican rivals make ambitious forays into politically challenging territory.
US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are criss-crossing Midwestern states that may hold the keys to the White House.
Mr Biden went on the offensive in Iowa, a state that voted for Mr Trump by 10 points in 2016.
Mr Trump was making a play for Minnesota, a state that voted narrowly for Hillary Clinton four years ago.
Mr Biden holds a solid national lead ahead of Tuesday’s general election.
But his advantage over Mr Trump is narrower in the handful of US states that could…
UK leaders to discuss ‘common approach’ to Christmas so families can celebrate together – Daily Record
Michael Gove will hold a meeting with the leaders of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England to discuss a unified approach to the festive season celebrations….
The UK Government is set to discuss a “common approach to Christmas ” across the UK in a meeting with all four nations.
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford told a press conference in Cardiff that he had received a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the start of the week.
It advised that he would be receiving an invitation from Michael Gove to a discussion on a common approach to Christmas across the UK.
Drakeford said the Welsh Government had attempted to secure that meeting this week…
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