• Southern and Thameslink station staff vote in favour of strikesRMT union confirmed a 70% vote in favour of a strike in response to proposed ticket office closures by Govia Thameslink RailwayFurther strikes loom on Southern after station staff across the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) franchise voted for industrial action over ticket office closures.The RMT union confirmed a 70% vote in favour of a strike, […]
  • Trump travels to Milwaukee amid unrest over police killing – campaign liveHillary Clinton up 14 points on Trump in Virginia, says Washington PostClinton campaign names leadership line-up for transition teamTrump proposes ‘extreme vetting’ for immigrants who may support Isis 5.24pm BST Donald Trump has said he “would be the best for women” if elected president. On the other hand, the New York Times reports, his campaign […]
  • Amber Heard withdraws assault allegations against Johnny DeppHeard settles divorce case against Depp and files dismissal of temporary restraining order against him, obtained after she claimed he had abused herAmber Heard is withdrawing allegations that Johnny Depp physically abused her and has settled her divorce case with the Oscar-nominated actor. Related: Johnny Depp v Amber Heard: abuse accusations split Hollywood and public […]
  • What would you ask US citizens about Clinton, Trump and the election?Ever wanted to ask US voters why they support their candidate? Pose a question — and respond with your own thoughtsThere seems to be little doubt that the current US presidential election has featured one of the more discussed campaigns ever beyond the country’s borders. Donald Trump’s rise to become the Republican nominee has energised […]
  • Ans Botha: 74-year-old who coached Wayde van Niekerk to 400m goldAfter South African set world record at Rio Olympics he was quick to credit his coach – and Botha says she has no plans to retireAs Wayde van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m record to take Olympic gold, 74-year-old Ans Botha celebrated in the stands, her face a picture of delight.She had reason to […]
  • Man arrested after shooting of New York imam and his assistant – videoOscar Morel, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of a Muslim imam and his assistant. The two men, Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and Thara Uddin, 64, were shot and killed over the weekend in broad daylight after leaving Saturday prayers at the Al-Furqan Jame mosque in Queens Continue reading...
  • Louisiana woman visits evacuated home after floods to rescue cats – videoSouthern Louisiana has been ravaged by a slow-moving rainstorm that the National Weather Service has called a ‘1,000-year’ disaster. Thousands of people have evacuated their homes and at least eight people are dead as of Tuesday morning. The historic storm began in the corner of Florida’s gulf coast in the first week of AugustLouisiana begins […]
  • Trump says no immigration to US without 'extreme vetting' – videoRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday called for ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, vowing to block those who sympathize with extremist groups or don’t embrace American values. He said the policy would first require a temporary halt in immigration from dangerous regions of the world Continue reading...
  • Amazon orders Jack Ryan TV series starring John KrasinskiStar of US version of The Office to take role of action hero previously played in movies by Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben AffleckJack Ryan, Tom Clancy’s action hero, is coming to TV in a 10-part series commissioned by Amazon. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is set to star John Krasinski, who is best known […]
  • El Chapo's son presumed kidnapped with six other men at Mexico resortIvan Archivaldo Guzmán abducted from restaurant in Puerto Vallarta resort by seven gunmen, reports said, as authorities speculate on cartel-related motiveThe son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán may be among the half-dozen men abducted by a squad of gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, according to […]
  • Andrei Tarkovsky's Polaroid photographs to be auctionedHaunting images shot by Solaris director in Russia and Italy to be sold at Bonhams and could fetch up to £50,000Ghostly images of a lost world, the Polaroid photographs taken by the film director Andrei Tarkovsky, shot in his native Russia, and in Italy when he was working on his revered 1983 film, Nostalghia, are […]
  • Anjem Choudary – video profileAnjem Choudary, a prominent radical Islamist preacher, has been convicted at the Old Bailey in London of supporting Islamic State. He has a long history of controversial media appearances, repeatedly failing to condemn terrorist atrocities. He now faces up to 10 years in prison Continue reading...
  • Malcolm Turnbull demands support from opposition for savings measuresPrime minister plans to introduce omnibus bill containing all the Coalition’s proposals that Labor said it would support during the election campaignMalcolm Turnbull has declared that the new parliament will be a test of Australia’s political system to make the right calls “on the nation’s behalf.”The prime minister says the 45th parliament is about to […]
  • German asylum seeker hostels lose contracts after execution jokesManagers at company housing 3,000 people in Berlin sent emails about a crematorium and investing in a guillotineBerlin authorities have cancelled contracts with a company that runs nine homes for asylum seekers after leaked emails showed the managers joking about executing young refugees.The social affairs senator Mario Czaja severed ties on Sunday with Pewobe, whose […]
  • Russia uses Iranian airbase for first time in Syria campaignAirstrikes carried out against Islamic State from base near Hamadan is a major step in collaboration between the two Assad allies Russian jets have carried out airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria from an airbase in Iran for the first time – a major development in the collaboration between the two crucial allies of Bashar […]
  • Last tower of famous Las Vegas hotel demolished – videoThe last tower of the famous Riviera Hotel and Casino is reduced to rubble during an overnight building implosion on Tuesday morning on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel, featured in several Hollywood films, was closed in May 2015 after it was bought by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which plan to use […]
  • Louisiana floods: state begins recovery from devastating storm – in picturesHistoric flash floods in the southern state have left at least seven people dead and caused more than 20,000 people to be rescued. The storm has put another 12,000 people into temporary shelters. Residents were pulled from water-logged homes, flooded cars and at-risk hospitals across the southern portion of the stateLouisiana left stunned by damage […]
  • Timeline of Taser controversies in the UKThere have been at least 17 deaths linked to the use of the stun guns since they were introduced in 2003The death of the former footballer Dalian Atkinson after being Tasered by the police in Telford has prompted renewed concern about police use of the weapon. There have been at least 17 deaths linked to […]
  • Tourist vessel in deadly collision with speedboat off Greek coastFour people killed and four injured near island of Aegina as small tourist boat breaks in two and capsizesFour people have been killed, including a nine-year-old child, and four more injured in a collision between a speedboat and a tourist vessel in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, the Greek coastguard and local media said.About 20 […]
  • Louisiana left stunned by damage from '1,000-year' flood: 'It just kept coming'In a state that stays prepared for hurricanes, the devastating floods that have left tens of thousands homeless seemed to creep up almost without noticeAn enormous and slow-moving rainstorm has laid waste to much of southern Louisiana, which the National Weather Service has called a “1,000-year” disaster.By Monday afternoon, more than 20,000 residents had been […]

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