Jeremy Corbyn: We will not block Article 50

Jeremy Corbyn: We will not block Article 50

On 19 Janaury, Leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn suggested he will order his MPs not to block Article 50, the mechanism to split the UK for the EU. The statement comes after reports that some Shadow Cabinet ministers were considering voting against invoking Article 50. Corbyn was pressed on whether he would enforce a three-line-whip, which typically instructs MPs to attend the House of Commons and vote on a specific bill, but didnt confirm that the Article 50 vote would be. Jan 19, 2017
Sub-zero Alaskan temperatures instantly freeze water into snow

Sub-zero Alaskan temperatures instantly freeze water into snow

A video taken on the 18 January shows water instantly turning into snow during freezing temperatures at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Temperatures dropped to around -45 Celsius (-50 degrees Fahrenheit) in several parts of Alaska, and visibility was limited to less than a quarter of a mile in some areas. Jan 19, 2017
Daring duck plays dangerous game of chicken with tiger

Daring duck plays dangerous game of chicken with tiger

A wild duck decided to have an extreme game of chicken at Symbio Wildlife Park, Sydney, on 18 January. The duck decided to play with Jalur, a 126kg male Sumatran tiger, whom seemed pretty determined to catch the bird. The game lasted 10 minutes before Jalur conceded defeat, leaving the duck to bathe in victory in the pool. Jan 19, 2017
It’s a boy! Second rare Asian elephant born in a month at Chester Zoo

It’s a boy! Second rare Asian elephant born in a month at Chester Zoo

A rare Asian elephant male calf was born on 18 January, making it the second to be born within a month at Chester Zoo. The calf arrived to 20-year-old mum, Sithami Hi Way, overnight after a 22-month gestation and a 20-minute labour. Keepers have said that both mum and calf, who is yet to be named, are doing well. Jan 19, 2017
Theresa May warns big business to play by rules as she promotes Britain at Davos 2017

Theresa May warns big business to play by rules as she promotes Britain at Davos 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said that business must play by the same rules as ordinary, working people whilst speaking at the World Economic Forum on 19 January. Addressing the elite attendees in Davos, Switzerland, May also set out to promote the UK open to business, despite the EU referendum vote and future negotiations. The speech comes just two months before May plans to invoke Article 50, the mechanism to break from the EU, and begin negotiation talks. Jan 19, 2017
Ex-French PM Manuel Valls slapped by teenager on campaign trail

Ex-French PM Manuel Valls slapped by teenager on campaign trail

French Presidential hopeful Manuel Valls was slapped by a teenager on 17 January, whilst meeting people in the town of Lamballe. A young man lightly hit Valls, before his security team wrestled him to the ground and he was subsequently arrested. Polls show that the primary will be a tight race between Valls and leftist former ministers Benoit Hamon and Arnaud Montebourg. Jan 19, 2017