US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently said, “I haven’t seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular political party. I think what we’ve seen on the foreign influence side is they were attempting to intervene and cause chaos …read more
Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures. At least 44 people have died since July 9, with 11 dying on Saturday alone according to Kyodo News, as temperatures remained around 38 degrees Celsius (99F) in central Tokyo Monday.
In nearby …read more
As many as 300 White Helmets are still trapped in Syria after an Israeli evacuation Sunday of hundreds of the rescue workers and their family members, according to a member of the group. "We are 300 volunteer members and calling upon the countries of UK, Canada, Jordan, America to continue …read more
A popular Isle of Man beach remains partially closed to the public after the discovery of a diesel spill. The Manx Coastguard believes the diesel came from a vessel entering Port Erin bay and that wildlife had been affected. Teams from Port Erin and Douglas deployed an absorbent boom across …read more
Three people have died and 12 others have been injured after a shooting attack near a restaurant in the Canadian city of Toronto on Sunday evening. Police confirmed that one of those killed was a woman and one the shooter, who died after an exchange of gunfire with police, but …read more
Sri Lanka’s progress towards reform has “virtually ground to a halt” and brutal torture is used with impunity, the UN concludes in a scathing report on the country’s human rights record. The report, which comes three years after the country appeared to have turned a corner in its …read more
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has ordered a shake-up of his office after acknowledging failings in the way the presidency handled a scandal over his top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day, a source close to the Élysée has said.
The bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, was placed …read more
Sondos Alqattan, an Instagram star and makeup artist with over 2.3 million followers, criticised new laws giving Filipino workers a day off per week and preventing employers from seizing their passports. “ How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them? What’s worse …read more
The Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat says a year-long inquiry into allegations of financial wrongdoing linked to the Panama Papers scandal had cleared him. Muscat called a snap election last year – which he won comfortably – after he and his entourage, including his wife Michelle, were accused of owning a company …read more
A provisional ruling by the United Nations' top court has found that measures put in place by the United Arab Emirates as part of its boycott against Qatar amount to racial discrimination. In June 2017, the UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, imposed a land, air and sea …read more
You might not necessarily think it is a good idea to drink ancient liquid from a ‘cursed’ sarcophagus – but 10,000 people disagree. That’s how many people have signed a petition to get access to the red liquid which bathed three mummies found when a tomb was prised open …read more
A gunman has opened fire on a busy avenue in Toronto, killing a young woman and injuring 13 other people, one of them critically, police say. The victim critically injured in the Canadian city's Greektown district is a girl of eight or nine, they add. The suspect is dead, reportedly …read more
Donald Trump has warned Iran of consequences "the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered" if it threatens the US. In a direct message to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the US president wrote in capital letters: "NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES …read more
Two members of a terror cell can face US justice after the UK dropped its requirement for assurances they would not be executed if found guilty, according to a report. Captured jihadists Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh, who held British citizenship, are members of the "Beatles" group of Islamic State …read more
Spain's opposition Popular Party (PP) has chosen right-wing congressman Pablo Casado as its new leader. He replaces former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who was ousted in a no-confidence vote last month. Mr Casado, 37, has taken a hardline stance on Catalonian separatists and wants to lower taxes.
He will be …read more
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