Middle East

staffAugust 11, 2018

Lebanon to consider legalizing medicinal cannabis

Lebanon is considering legalizing the cultivation and export of cannabis for medical purposes as part of an effort to revive the ...

staffAugust 11, 2018

Dozens of Gaza boats protest against Israeli blockade

For more than four months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have protested along the fence with Israel demanding their right to ...

staffAugust 10, 2018

Saudis to probe Yemen’s air strike child deaths

The Saudi-led military coalition has announced it will investigate an air strike in Yemen which killed at least 29 children. ...

North america



Spain festival collapse injures hundreds

More than 300 people have been injured, five seriously, after a section of wooden platform collapsed at an urban sports ...

Ten injured in Manchester shooting

Ten people are in hospital after shots were fired in the Moss Side area of Manchester. Greater Manchester Police said ...

Romanians rally against government for second day

Tensions are high in Romania as thousands of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets for a second consecutive evening, ...

Body of one of Italian climbing trio found

An Italian climber has been found dead on Mont Blanc, one of a party of three who attempted to climb ...


staffAugust 8, 2018

Entire Australian state now in drought

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed. A dry winter has ...

Australia population to hit 25 million

Australia’s population will reach 25 million for the first time on Tuesday, according to official estimates. The milestone, driven significantly ...

staffAugust 7, 2018

Australia now a land of drought, PM says

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the country has become a “land of drought” as he announced further ...

staffAugust 5, 2018


staffAugust 12, 2018

Boy 12, sole survivor of plane crash

A 12-year-old boy has been found alive in the wreckage of a plane crash which killed eight people in Indonesia. ...

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll jumps to 387

The death toll from the major earthquake that hammered the Indonesian island of Lombok rose to 387 on Saturday. The ...

staffAugust 11, 2018

UN: China detains one million Uighurs

A UN human rights committee has heard there are credible reports that China is holding a million Uighurs in “counter-extremism ...

staffAugust 10, 2018


staffAugust 11, 2018

Kenya: Corruption allegations over $3.2bn rail project

Kenyan authorities have arrested several senior officials on suspicion of corruption over their management of a flagship $3.2bn railway project. The ...

Car explodes in central Cairo, injuring 13 people

A car exploded in central Cairo Monday after colliding with a microbus, injuring 13 people, the Egyptian Health Ministry said. ...

staffAugust 6, 2018

Suicide bomb attack kills at least three Somali soldiers outside Mogadishu

At least three Somali soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afgoye district, a town 30 km to ...

staffAugust 5, 2018


Weird News


Clothes That ‘Chat’ Optically With Other Devices

The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has ...

staffAugust 11, 2018

Twitter won’t ban InfoWars’ Alex Jones

The CEO of Twitter says it will not ban InfoWars or its founder Alex Jones because their accounts do not ...

staffAugust 8, 2018
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Ryanair cancels flights as pilots walk out

Ryanair pilots are striking in five European countries, forcing the cancellation of a sixth of the firm’s flights during the ...

staffAugust 10, 2018

Adidas scores profit boost with World Cup

German sporting goods firm Adidas on Thursday said the World Cup in Russia and strong e-commerce sales lifted net profit ...

staffAugust 9, 2018

BMW apologizes for engine fires that sparked S. Korea probe

German automaker BMW apologized Monday for a spate of engine fires in South Korea that angered consumers and sparked a ...

staffAugust 6, 2018
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Nasa gets lift-off in Sun mission

US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The ...

staffAugust 12, 2018

Ultrahot Planets Have Starlike Atmospheres

Recent observations by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists. The spectra of these ...

staffAugust 10, 2018
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World’s most-starred chef Joel Robuchon dead at 73

Joel Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by wowing palates with the ...

staffAugust 6, 2018

Facts and Origins of the Potato

The potato, from the perennial Solanum tuberosum, is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. The ...

staffJune 22, 2018

Folded Ham and Cheddar Omelette recipe

This simple folded omelet filled with ham and cheese is a satisfying and super-easy breakfast option — it’s ready to ...

staffMay 12, 2018
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Experts Highlight Ebola Vaccine Progress and Suggest Next Steps

Despite promising advances, important scientific questions remain unanswered in the effort to develop a safe and effective Ebola vaccine, according ...

staffAugust 11, 2018

Study finds average sodium consumption safe for heart health

New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those ...

staffAugust 10, 2018
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Brazilian Ronaldo in hospital

Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo says he will be discharged on Monday, after being admitted to hospital in Ibiza with ...

staffAugust 13, 2018

Man Utd beat Leicester 2-1 in opening game

Manchester United captain Paul Pogba scored the opening goal as the Red Devils beat Leicester in the first game of ...

staffAugust 10, 2018

Tour De France winner held for assault

Tour de France-winning cyclist Jan Ullrich has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt. “He is in police ...

staffAugust 10, 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!