Monday, September 21, 2015



Rainstorms and landslides in Chile have contaminated a major river forcing the authorities to cut off drinking water to

Navy secretary nominee too rich to join Trump team

Philip Bilden has withdrawn his nomination as secretary of the US Navy, the Pentagon said Sunday, marking the latest

Truck accident mars joyful Rio carnival

A huge float carried by an out-of-control truck struck at least 20 people celebrating carnival in Rio de Janeiro,

'Britain at risk over IS threats'

Britain has not been as vulnerable to a terrorist attack since the horrific bombing campaigns of the IRA, the

US Democrats pick Perez to lead party

Opposition Democrats on Saturday chose Tom Perez as their new leader, tapping an establishment figure to lead the fight

Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties

Australia and Indonesia have restored full military ties less than two months after Indonesia suspended co-operation over "offensive" teaching

Scotland to win independence from UK

Scotland will be "more likely" to back leaving the UK if Theresa May follows through on her commitment to

Drunk driver injures 28 at Mardi Gras parade

A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be "highly intoxicated" ploughed into a crowd of spectators

NSA McMaster breaks with Trump on Islam

President Donald Trump's newly appointed national security adviser has told his staff that Muslims who commit terrorist acts are

Trump finger on nuke button scares Kaine

The former Vice-Presidential candidate also says Team Trump contains members of the 'club of the wacky' who scare him

Sweden wants to allow sex on work time

Muskos, a councilor in a small Swedish town, hit the headlines this week after proposing that municipal employees should

Children breathe toxic air at UK schools

Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to

Mexico warns US over wall funding

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying

Melania would have been banned from US!

The first lady is alleged to have violated the terms of her US tourist visa by illegally working as

Thousands don bizarre cartoon masks, parade for Swiss carnival

A massive three-day event was staged at Lucerne featuring thousands of spectacular, cartoon masked performers and visitors. Around 16,000

Labour suffers historic defeat to Tories by poll

Labour has suffered a historic defeat at a crucial by-election in one of its northern heartlands, raising fresh doubts

Trump certain to be impeached

A professor who correctly predicted the result of every US presidential election since 1984 has claimed Donald Trump is

Better to be an atheist than hypocritical Catholic: Pope

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to

Suicide bomb kills five in Yemen

A suicide bomber killed five people and wounded three on Friday when he blew up his vehicle at the

Guatemala blocks boat offering free abortions

The Guatemalan army says it will block the activities of a non-profit "abortion boat" docked on its shores. The

Net migration to UK falls to 273,000

Net migration to the UK has dropped to 273,000 in the year to September, down 49,000 from the previous

Diplomats of Turkey seek Germany asylum

Germany says it has received 136 asylum requests from Turks holding diplomatic passports since the July coup attempt against

Somewhere in the stars, there could be life

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at

Britain gets London's first female police chief

Britain has appointed experienced counter-terrorism officer Cressida Dick, best known for heading an operation which led to the killing

Hundreds protest in Sydney over visit by Israeli PM

Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney on Thursday against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli Prime

Thousands flee as flood hits California

Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate their homes early Wednesday in the northern California city of San Jose