Year’s first named Atlantic storm hits US

Year’s first named Atlantic storm hits US

Image copyright EPA Image caption Subtropical storm Alberto picked up pace ahead of the official hurricane season Subtropical storm Alberto, the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, has made landfall on Florida’s north-western coast. Alberto passed the coast at Laguna Beach with maximum sustained winds of 45mph (72km/h), US meteorologists say. Thousands of people were…

These are the first photos of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

These are the first photos of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in their highly anticipated royal wedding on Saturday, May 19 — and her dress was stunning. Markle arrived at St George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19 just before 12 p.m., accompanied by her mother, Doria Ragland. Her sleek, long-sleeve, white dress was designed by the acclaimed British…

First female director of CIA confirmed

First female director of CIA confirmed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Haspel oversaw a secret US facility where terror suspects were tortured The US Senate has approved the CIA’s first female director, despite her role in the spy agency’s post-9/11 interrogation programme. Gina Haspel’s confirmation in a 54-45 vote follows a partisan fight among senators about the CIA’s Bush-era use…

Iraq votes in first poll since IS defeat

Iraq votes in first poll since IS defeat

Image copyright EPA Image caption About 7,000 candidates – many of them women – are running in the elections Iraqis are voting in the first parliamentary elections since the government declared victory over so-called Islamic State (IS) last year. About 7,000 candidates from rival coalition alliances are vying for seats in the 329-member assembly. Iraq…

California first to require solar homes

California first to require solar homes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say solar energy will more than pay for itself, and homeowners could see significantly lower utilities costs per month California has become the first US state to mandate solar panels on new homes and apartment buildings built after 1 January, 2020. The California Energy Commission unanimously approved the…

Kate Middleton took the first official photographs of newborn Prince Louis — including a tender moment with sister Princess Charlotte

Kate Middleton took the first official photographs of newborn Prince Louis — including a tender moment with sister Princess Charlotte

Prince Louis was born on April 23 and is fifth in line to the throne. Kensington Palace Kensington Palace on Saturday released the first official photographs of Prince Louis, born on April 23. The first photo shows Louis at three days old, wearing an all-white outfit. The second photo shows Louis being cradled and kissed…

Here’s what you should do if you arrive on a first date but don’t fancy the person — and what not to do

Here’s what you should do if you arrive on a first date but don’t fancy the person — and what not to do

When you’re getting ready for a first date, you’re likely to feel butterflies, unless you’re a dating aficionado. If you met on a dating app, you’ll probably be nervous and hoping the person you meet likes you and you come across well. It’s exciting, but also a nightmare. And then there’s the chance that you…

The first victim of the Toronto van attack has been named

The first victim of the Toronto van attack has been named

A van struck multiple people at a major intersection in Toronto on Monday. REUTERS/Chris Donovan At least 10 people were killed and 15 others were injured when a white rental van jumped onto the sidewalk of a busy Toronto intersection, sped down the road, and mowed down multiple victims in the way. Alek Minassian, the…

World first penis and scrotum transplant

World first penis and scrotum transplant

Image copyright Johns Hopkins Medicine Image caption Dr Andrew Lee (second from left) and his team at Johns Hopkins University A team of US doctors has successfully carried out the world’s first total transplant of a penis and scrotum. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, performed the operation on a soldier who had…