Will a toxic campaign lead to a far-right Italy?

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 00:52
Italians go to the polls on Sunday in an election which could deliver the most far-right government in decades if a coalition led by former premier Silvio Berlusconi triumphs.

Nine held after gang attack Lidl with digger

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 23:22
Nine people have been arrested after a digger rammed into a Lidl supermarket in Dublin.

'Mafia out': Thousands protest over journalist's killing

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 22:15
Tens of thousands have taken to streets across Slovakia after a journalist working on a story about the Italian mafia was shot dead along with his fiancee.

Real Madrid star Modric charged with perjury

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:25
Real Madrid star Luka Modric faces up to five years in jail after being charged with perjury.

Penguin 'supercolony' found in Antarctica

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 20:08
A massive colony of Adelie penguins has been discovered in Antarctica, surprising scientists who had thought their numbers were in decline.

Shots fired at university in Michigan - reports

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 16:03
Shots have been fired at Central Michigan University in the US, according to reports.

Mummy cool: World's 'oldest tattoos' found

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 02:55
The discovery of picture tattoos on the upper arms of two ancient Egyptian mummies is changing the way we interpret body art.

'Stay indoors!' Ireland set for 'extraordinary' storm

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 17:22
Dublin and Cork airports have closed and much of Ireland's infrastructure has ground to a halt as it hunkers down for what the Irish premier warns is "an extraordinary weather event".

Putin: New weapons 'immune to interception'

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:59
Russia is developing new nuclear weapons that are immune to enemy interception, Vladimir Putin has claimed.

William to visit Israel and Palestinian Territories

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:22
Prince William will visit Israel, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories this summer, it has been announced.

Florida shooting: Walmart to restrict gun sales

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:43
America's largest retailer, Walmart, says it will no longer sell guns to people under the age of 21 in the wake of the Florida school massacre.

To have and to hold: Couples wed carrying AR-15s

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:01
Around 250 couples armed with assault rifles have exchanged or renewed their wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a US church - angering locals and forcing a school to close.

Spies reveal Queen assassination attempt

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 06:46
A teenager tried to shoot and kill the Queen during a visit to New Zealand in 1981, classified documents from the country's security services have confirmed.

Cheesecake poisoner stole friend's identity

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 02:49
A woman who allegedly gave her friend a cheesecake laced with tranquilisers before stealing her passport and cash has been charged with attempted murder.

Long-serving Trump adviser 'quits White House'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:34
Hope Hicks, a long-serving adviser to Donald Trump, has quit her role as White House communications director, US media reports.

Phone home? 4G network to launch on the moon

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:21
You might not be able to access mobile phone coverage during your summer countryside getaway, but high-speed 4G connectivity will soon be available on the moon.

Trump: I've told NRA 'it's time' to strengthen gun laws

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 22:07
Donald Trump says he has told officials from the National Rifle Association that "it's time" to strengthen US gun laws.

Woman mauled to death at 'lion whisperer' reserve

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:48
A young woman has been mauled to death by a lioness at a wildlife reserve made famous by a world-renowned "lion whisperer".

Oscars 2018: Can the winner avoid a backlash?

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:04
In an age of political, social and ethical scrutiny, sometimes it's hard to get the tone right.

N Korea 'selling chemical weapons parts to Syria'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:03
North Korea has been sending Syria equipment that could be used for the manufacture of chemical weapons, a UN report has said.

First plastic-free supermarket aisle unveiled

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:47
The world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle has been unveiled in Amsterdam, prompting calls for retailers to roll them out in the UK.

Winnie the Pooh censored in China crackdown

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 11:01
China has launched a social media crackdown after criticism of President Xi Jinping's plan to remain in office indefinitely was revealed.

'Bucket list' killer jailed for murdering teen

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 08:26
A British woman who had murder on her "bucket list" has been jailed for life for garroting and stabbing a teenager to death in Australia.

North Korean leaders 'used Brazilian passports'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 02:07
Kim Jong Un and his father Kim Jong Il - who died in 2011 - used fraudulently obtained Brazilian passports to apply for visas to visit countries in the West in the 1990s, according to five senior European security sources.

German cities can ban diesel cars - court

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:47
German cities and towns have been told they can ban diesel cars to protect the health of their citizens.

Violence mars first day of Syria's Ghouta 'truce'

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 19:33
A "humanitarian" pause in Russian airstrikes in the Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta failed to result in aid deliveries or medical evacuations as fresh violence erupted.

Brexit means what?! Food for thought on leaving the EU

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:47
From a "dog's dinner" to a "packet of crisps" - Britain's very public divorce from the European Union has been likened to several types of grub.

Man held after severed head found in suitcase

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:07
A US tourist has been arrested in Japan after police discovered the dismembered body parts of a missing woman in locations in two cities.

Killer who's forgotten his murder 'must not be executed'

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:31
A man who killed a police officer by shooting him twice in the back of the head should not be executed because he can no longer remember committing the crime, his lawyers have said.

Boy trapped in lift after wee prank backfires

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:58
A video of a boy in China urinating in a lift, causing it to break down, has gone viral and been used as a warning to parents to keep control of their children.

UK should 'consider' Syria airstrikes - Johnson

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 09:28
Boris Johnson has said the UK should "seriously consider" airstrikes in Syria if its leader is found to have used chemical weapons on civilians.

Stowaways found dead after falling from plane

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:38
Two men died after falling from a plane on which they were suspected of being stowaways.

Camilla's short Oz trip not snub, say officials

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 23:08
The Duchess of Cornwall will travel all the way to Australia for two full days of a Royal tour before leaving Prince Charles to carry out the rest of the week-long visit alone.

Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Fifth Briton dies

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 21:36
A British woman critically injured in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon has died in hospital, according to a family friend.

Daily pauses on Syria strikes 'not good enough'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 20:49
An order by Vladimir Putin for daily five-hour ceasefires in airstrikes on the rebel-held Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta does not go far enough, according to Save the Children.

Trump: I would have run into Florida shooting unarmed

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:53
Donald Trump has claimed he would have run into the deadly Florida school shooting "even if I didn't have a weapon".

West 'shouldn't stand by' over Syria gas attack

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 18:39
Boris Johnson has raised the prospect of Western strikes on Syria if it is proved the country's regime carried out a fresh chemical weapons attack.

Bollywood superstar Sridevi 'drowned in bathtub'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 14:28
Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her hotel bathtub after fainting this weekend, police have said.

Syria: Putin orders 'humanitarian pause'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:33
Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily "humanitarian pause" to air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

UN denounces 'slaughterhouse' in Syria

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:33
The United Nations has called Syria and other war-torn nations "prolific slaughterhouses" as it appealed for an immediate ceasefire in the country.

Ryanair pilot group demands O'Leary's head

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:01
A group representing Ryanair pilots has called on chief executive Michael O'Leary to quit, claiming it is "inevitable" the airline is facing more costly cancellations.

Inmate survives 'gory and botched' execution

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:58
A death row inmate was left with a dozen puncture wounds after he was repeatedly jabbed in the legs, ankles and groin during what his lawyer described as a "torturous and bloody" botched execution.

Syria regime 'in chlorine gas attack on civilians'

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 23:08
The Syrian government has been accused by opposition activists of launching a deadly chlorine gas attack in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.

Over 100 girls missing after attack in Nigeria

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 17:34
Some 110 girls are unaccounted for after a Boko Haram terror attack in north east Nigeria, officials have said.

British skier dies after falling off cliff in Alps

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 16:23
A British skier has died after falling off a cliff in the French Alps, according to police.

Is China's leader Xi Jinping doing a Putin?

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:26
Xi Jinping was already China's most powerful leader in decades.

France has foiled two terror attacks this year

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:13
France has foiled two terror attacks so far this year, the country's interior minister has said.

Egyptian archaeologists find ancient necropolis

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 14:11
An ancient necropolis containing 40 stone coffins, small statues and a necklace with an inscription "Happy New Year" has been discovered.

Airstrikes on Ghouta after ceasefire in Syria

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:47
A number of airstrikes and clashes followed the UN Security Council vote for a ceasefire in Syria but relative calm has returned.

Colombia extradites suspected drug baron

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 08:54
A man suspected of smuggling 250 tons of cocaine into the US has been extradited from Colombia.

Olympics: IOC decides not to lift Russian ban

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 03:06
The International Olympic Committee has voted against lifting the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Did the so-called 'Peace Olympics' bring harmony?

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 01:15
Before they had even started, these Games were being described as the "Peace Olympics".

UN backs ceasefire 'without delay' in Syria

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:04
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid and medical evacuations.

Olympians give dating app a boost at Winter Games

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:30
As the Winter Games are set to draw to a close, it seems that sport isn't the only thing on athletes' minds with some looking to hook up with fellow Olympians.

New airstrikes on eastern Ghouta as UN vote looms

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:11
The number of Syrians killed in eastern Ghouta since a wave of bombings began a week ago has hit almost 500 following further airstrikes.

Wes Anderson's new film takes Berlin by storm

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 16:06
Director Wes Anderson has won the best director prize at the Berlin film festival for his new animated movie Isle of Dogs.

Red Cross and other charities admit sexual misconduct

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:01
More charities have revealed cases of sexual misconduct among staff and associates in the wake of the Oxfam scandal.

More killed in air raids as Syria UN vote delayed

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 04:45
Syrian government air raids killed a further 32 people in rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus on Friday, activists said, as a vote on a UN-backed ceasefire was delayed.

Ecological 'nightmare' after plastic pellets spill

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:01
Some people call them "high density plastic'" or "pre-production micro-plastic" but individuals in the industry refer to them as nurdles - a silly sounding name for a lentil-sized pellet that is the building block of all-known plastic products.

N Korea warned of 'phase two' amid new sanctions

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:49
Donald Trump has said he is hitting North Korea with its "heaviest sanctions ever" and could move to "phase two" if they do not work.

School shut over ex-NFL player's Instagram post

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 23:21
A former NFL player has been held by police in the US after a threatening picture posted to his Instagram account forced a school to close.

White House lockdown after vehicle strikes barrier

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:35
The White House has been put on lockdown after a vehicle struck a security barrier.

Stolen Degas painting found on bus

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:13
A missing painting by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas has been found on a bus near Paris nine years after it was stolen.

Steve Jobs' error-filled pre-Apple CV on sale

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:07
An error-filled job application written by Steve Jobs before he co-founded Apple could fetch more than $50,000 (£35,700) at an auction next month.

Irish PM calls for 'real detail' on Brexit

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:15
The Irish Prime Minister has called on the UK Government to provide "real detail" in its Brexit position as he arrived at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

Syria bombardment at its 'most intense'

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:52
Witnesses say deadly airstrikes on eastern Ghouta in Syria were at their "most intense" on Friday morning, hours before the UN was set to vote on a proposal calling for a temporary ceasefire.

Oh Snap! Jenner's tweet sees Snapchat shares fall

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:10
A tweet by Kylie Jenner led to a $1.3bn (£930m) fall in the value Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat.

Joyce quits over claims of affair with ex-aide

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 04:12
Australian deputy PM Barnaby Joyce says he is quitting amid claims of sexual harassment over an affair with a former aide.

Police officer dies as Europa League fans clash

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:45
Street brawls between police and rival football fans outside a stadium in Bilbao have left one Spanish officer dead.

Why the last 'wild' horses are not truly wild

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:57
A study of the DNA of ancient horses has discovered that "there are no truly wild horses left" anywhere in the world.

Ex-Trump chiefs hit with tax fraud charges

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:41
New tax charges have been brought against President Trump's former campaign manager and business associate.

Snap boss bagged a cool $638m pay last year

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:49
Wall Street has been left wide-eyed amid revelations the co-founder and chief executive of Snap was awarded $638m (£458m) in 2017.

Oxfam barred from working in Haiti amid scandal

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:46
Haiti has suspended Oxfam from operating in the country amid an investigation into the charity's sex scandal.

Manhunt for diamond billionaire over £1.3bn fraud

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:39
A billionaire Indian diamond jeweller who has made pieces for Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts is being sought by police over his role in an alleged scam that has cost one of India's largest banks nearly £1.3bn.

NRA boss says anti-gun lobby 'hate freedom'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:28
The chief executive of the National Rifle Association said gun control advocates "hate individual freedom", before Donald Trump told Florida officials he is the "biggest believer in the second amendment".

NRA boss says anti-gun lobby 'hate freedom'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:28
The chief executive of the National Rifle Association says gun control advocates "hate individual freedom".

Police 'respond to gunmen' in Brussels

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:08
Belgian police have sealed off part of Brussels following reports of "one or several armed men", according to local media.

Trump: I never said 'give teachers guns'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:45
Donald Trump appears to have backtracked on his suggestion that teachers should have guns to prevent mass shootings.

Brit appears in balaclava after Bali drug arrest

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:53
A British and a German man have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into Bali, leaving one of them possibly facing the death penalty.

Nazanin still in jail 'due to financial dispute'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:41
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe remains in jail only due to a financial row between Iran and the UK, campaigners have claimed.

Syria 'massacre' goes on ahead of UN vote

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:27
The deadly bombardment of eastern Ghouta in Syria is said to have killed at least 13 more civilians early on Thursday, ahead of a potential UN vote on a 30-day ceasefire.

British teacher gored by water buffalo

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:40
A British teacher who was gored by a water buffalo in Cambodia feels "lucky" to be alive and has said she does not want the animal to "come to any harm".

World leaders 'encouraging society to hate'

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:40
The "poisonous rhetoric" of world leaders including Donald Trump has normalised the discrimination of minorities like the Rohingya in Myanmar, according to a damning Amnesty International report.

Amber Rudd: UK should be proud of helping refugees

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:29
Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who has visited refugees on the Syrian-Lebanese border, wanted to see the "shocking" suffering for herself which she says underlines the importance of UK support.

Lebanon's plea for help over Syrian refugees

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:47
The Government is expected to pass the halfway mark today towards meeting its target of relocating 20,000 Syrian refugees from countries around the conflict zone.

Trump: More guns to stop school massacres

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:36
Tearful school shooting survivors have met President Trump and urged him to bring in stricter gun control - his response, a proposal to arm teachers.

Ferry explosion 'injures a dozen' in Mexico

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:25
A ferry has been struck by an explosion in Mexico, reportedly injuring around a dozen people who were on board.

Total wipeout: When Olympic athletes crash out

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:07
Here's 10 athletes whose Winter Olympic dreams were shattered on the slopes and on the ice rink.

US evangelist Reverend Billy Graham dies aged 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:25
US evangelist Reverend Billy Graham has died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99, a spokesman has said.

Has Giza pyramids mystery finally been solved?

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:15
Archaeologists have long wondered how the ancient Egyptians aligned the corners of the pyramids of Giza along the cardinal points so accurately.

Trump Jr 'likes' post attacking Florida survivor

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:44
A survivor of the Florida shooting has denied he is a "crisis actor" after Donald Trump Jr appeared to endorse an article which labelled the student a "Trump-hater".

'Bombing and shelling never stops in Ghouta'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:12
Amnesty International says "flagrant war crimes" are being committed in eastern Ghouta, despite it being in a "de-escalation zone".

Stars donate millions to Florida shooting victims

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:52
Several A-list celebrities have joined George and Amal Clooney in pledging $500,000 to the March For Our Lives movement.

UN calls for end to 'hell on earth' Syrian conflict

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:20
The United Nations has called for an end to the "hell on earth" violence in Syria after hundreds of civilians were killed in eastern Ghouta.

'War crimes' claim as 250 killed in Syria enclave

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 08:20
At least 250 people have been killed over two days of escalating violence in eastern Ghouta as Syrian and Russian airstrikes continue to bombard the rebel-held enclave.

N Korea cancelled historic US meeting at last minute

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:31
A historic meeting due to take place between US Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics was cancelled by Pyongyang at the last minute, it has emerged.