South Australian Liberals claim victory after 16 years in opposition

After 16 long years in the political wilderness, the Liberal party has claimed victory in South Australia after one of the most unusual election campaigns in living memory. At a packed Hackney hotel on the edge of his seat of Dunstan – which he won handsomely – the incoming Liberal premier, Steven Marshall, entered the …

‘There is no kosher meat’: the Israelis full of zeal for going vegan

There’s a wildcard option that some Israeli Jews have started using when they can’t find a restaurant with a kosher certificate: vegan food. Fresh fruits, vegetables and grains are, by most accounts, naturally kosher and as the mixing of dairy and meat is forbidden in Judaism, a safe choice is to eat somewhere that avoids …

Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Dele Alli pitches up at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Show 1.43pm EDT 13:43 Preamble This is Swansea City’s first FA Cup quarter final for 54 years. The last one was a doozy. In 1964, as struggling Second Division side Swansea Town, they went to Anfield to play champions elect Liverpool. Jimmy McLaughlin …

Contagion! The viral hit that’ll have you reaching for the hand sanitiser

“The next deadly outbreak could happen at any time,” rumbles the voiceover in Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic (Thursday, 9pm, BBC Four), a show that calculates the speed at which the next killer virus will rampage across the globe. A new pandemic is, we are told, not a case of if but when. The UK …

Luke Gale and Castleford gearing up for another Grand Final tilt

Luke Gale believes Castleford’s run of games that begins with Sunday’s visit of Wigan will illustrate just how capable last season’s Grand Finalists are of emulating that achievement. Castleford welcome Wigan in one of the standout fixtures of the weekend. A trip to face the side who beat them in the Old Trafford showpiece, Leeds, …

An Assassin’s Tool Kit: When Guns Are Not Enough

Investigators in Salisbury, England, after the former Russian spy Sergei V. Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were attacked with a military-grade nerve agent. Ben Stansall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In the ruthless worlds of espionage, global politics and the criminal underground, there are many grim ways to die: Tea laced with polonium. A face full …

This Study May Find That Moderate Drinking Is Healthy. The Alcohol Industry Was Asked to Pay for It.

It was to be a study that could change the American diet, a huge clinical trial that might well deliver all the medical evidence needed to recommend a daily alcoholic drink as part of a healthy lifestyle. That was how two prominent scientists and a senior federal health official pitched the project during a presentation …