Middle East

staffDecember 8, 2018

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels. In ...

staffDecember 7, 2018

Hart quits Oscars amid tweets row

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart says he has stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscars following a controversy over ...

staffNovember 29, 2018

Two arrested over murder of British radio DJ Gavin Ford in Lebanon

Two men have reportedly been arrested on Wednesday for the murder of British radio presenter Gavin Ford in Lebanon. Mr ...

North america



Putin’s Stasi spy ID found in Germany

A Stasi ID pass used by Vladimir Putin when he was a Soviet spy in former East Germany has been ...

Pressure mounting on May from Tory MPs

Tory Brexiteers have told the BBC they are increasingly confident they will have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote ...

Strasbourg gunman hunted after two killed

Two people have been killed and 11 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The ...

Six dead and dozens injured in Italy nightclub stampede

At least six people, including five teenagers, have died and about 120 were injured in a stampede when panic broke ...


staffDecember 12, 2018

Australian made to give birth alone in jail

A woman in Australia was forced to give birth alone in a locked prison cell in a “degrading and high ...

Strawberries needle scare motivated by spite

An Australian woman accused of hiding sewing needles inside strawberries in a high-profile sabotage case was motivated by spite, a ...

staffNovember 12, 2018

Melbourne terror attack suspect shot dead

A man who set a car on fire and stabbed three people – one fatally – in the Australian city ...

staffNovember 9, 2018


staffDecember 11, 2018

Indian rupee hit by shock resignation

India’s currency slumped one day after the abrupt resignation of the country’s central bank governor. The Indian rupee fell 1.2% ...

Family forgive tribe who killed American

The family of a US man reportedly killed by arrows fired by members of an endangered tribe in India’s Andaman ...

staffNovember 22, 2018

Pakistan frees Christian woman Asia Bibi

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy is being flown out of the country after being freed from prison, her ...

staffNovember 7, 2018


staffNovember 9, 2018

Suicide car bombers hit hotel in Somalia’s capital

Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu ...

Tears and anger after deadly Egypt attack

Coptic Christians have gathered in Egypt to take part in the funerals of a group of pilgrims killed by gunmen ...

staffNovember 3, 2018

US calls for swift ceasefire in Yemen

US defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both called for a swift ceasefire in Yemen. ...

staffOctober 31, 2018


Weird News


Facebook sorry for “White Supermacist” ad

Facebook has apologized after it approved an ad campaign targeted at people interested in a conspiracy theory favored by white ...

staffNovember 3, 2018

FlexPai the first foldable Smartphone

California-based start-up Royole has beaten major players Huawei and Samsung in launching what it claims is the world’s first foldable ...

staffNovember 1, 2018
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China to cut US car tarrif to 15%

China has reportedly proposed cutting tariffs on US-made cars to 15%, the same tax levied on car imports from other ...

staffDecember 11, 2018

Indian rupee hit by shock resignation

India’s currency slumped one day after the abrupt resignation of the country’s central bank governor. The Indian rupee fell 1.2% ...

staffDecember 11, 2018

General Motors to slash jobs and close eight plants

General Motors (GM) plans to halt production at five factories in North America and cut more than 14,000 jobs. The ...

staffNovember 26, 2018
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Spacewalk cosmonuts investigate hole

Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are engaged on a spacewalk to investigate a mysterious hole that caused ...

staffDecember 11, 2018

East Antarctica’s glaciers are stirring

Nasa says it has detected the first signs of significant melting in a swathe of glaciers in East Antarctica. The ...

staffDecember 11, 2018
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Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

staffSeptember 19, 2018

Domino’s Pizza tattoos earn some Russians ‘free pizza for life’

One tattoo. 100 years. 10,000 free pizzas. That was the deal offered to people in Russia last week when Domino’s ...

staffSeptember 10, 2018

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea ...

staffSeptember 2, 2018
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Puzzle solving won’t stop mental decline

Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of “use ...

staffDecember 11, 2018

Why We Shouldn’t Like Coffee, but We Do

Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body ...

staffNovember 26, 2018
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Cricket Australia shares blame in scandal

A scathing review into Australian cricket has condemned a “winning without counting the costs” culture that left players in a ...

staffOctober 29, 2018

Lopetegui: I believe in Real Madrid more than ever

Julen Lopetegui insists he believes in his struggling Real Madrid team more than ever and remains calm about his future ...

staffOctober 20, 2018

Lewandowski double hands Bayern first win in five games

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski scored once in each half and set up a third goal to steer the German champions ...

staffOctober 20, 2018
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In pictures


Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!


Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!