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North Korea says rockets to U.S. ‘inevitable’ as U.S. bombers fly off North Korean coast

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr. Evil President” Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket…

Latest Mexico quake spreads alarm, some rescue efforts suspended

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to…

Fears of dam collapse add to Puerto Rico’s misery after hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Puerto Rico’s governor met with mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday after surveying damage to an earthen dam in the…

U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea on Saturday in a…

Latest Mexico quake spreads alarm, rescue efforts suspended

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and spread alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of…

New quake spreads alarm, sends Mexicans into streets

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets…

Iran says tests new missile, after U.S. criticizes arms program

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it had successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep developing its…

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US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers stage North Korea show of force

US bombers have flown close to North Korea’s east coast in a show of force,…

Catalonia referendum: Madrid takes over local policing

Catalonia referendum: Madrid takes over local policing

Media captionWhy some Catalans want independence A Spanish official has taken command of local policing…

Donald Trump: LeBron James calls president a ‘bum’ after Steph Curry comments

Donald Trump: LeBron James calls president a ‘bum’ after Steph Curry comments

LeBron James (right, pictured with Steph Curry) last season surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA’s…

Mexico quake: ‘If you die saving someone it’s OK’

Search and rescue efforts are continuing in Mexico following Tuesday’s devastating magnitude 71. earthquake. The…

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

Media captionState TV broadcast footage of the missile test at an undisclosed location Iran says…

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Image copyright AFP Image caption Petrol prices are on the rise in Pyongyang China has…

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Lavrov said the exchanges were “like when children in…

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Russia: Trump and Kim are like ‘children in a kindergarten’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Lavrov said the exchanges were “like when children in…

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Theresa May urges EU to retain trade terms for two years after Brexit

Media captionTheresa May says an “implementation period” of two years “will create valuable certainty” for…

Brexit: What did we learn from Theresa May’s Florence speech?

Brexit: What did we learn from Theresa May’s Florence speech?

Image copyright PA Prime Minister Theresa May has used a speech in Florence to set…

US News

Trump pressures U.S. senators to back Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. According…

NFL condemns Trump’s comments on football player protests

(Note: Strong language in paragraphs 2 and 5) By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who…

Protests could derail St. Louis’ bid for second Amazon hub: sources

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city’s bid to attract…

Man spared death penalty for 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) – Zachary Adams will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2011 kidnapping, rape and murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo…

Trump pressures senators to back Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted Senator John McCain for dealing a possibly fatal blow to the latest Republican attempt to dismantle Obamacare. According…

Protests could derail St. Louis’ bid for second Amazon hub: sources

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city’s bid to attract…

NFL condemns Trump’s comments on football player protests

(Note: Strong language in paragraphs 2 and 5) By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s call for National Football League owners to fire players who…

U.S. army probes fake evacuation orders sent to U.S. military, families in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Saturday it has opened an investigation into fake mobile phone alerts and social media messages advising U.S. military personnel and…

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump said Republicans who oppose the new plan “don’t have the guts to vote for it” US President Donald Trump has hit…

Politics

Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues – Macron

Image copyright Reuters The UK must provide more clarity about its negotiating position on Brexit, the French president has said. Emmanuel Macron said the issues of EU…

Corbyn admits colleagues unhappy at ‘restricted’ conference speeches

Image copyright Getty Images Some shadow cabinet members are unhappy about not getting to speak from the main platform at the Labour conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbyn…

Tory MP did not vote in EU referendum because choice was ‘very difficult’

Image copyright UK Parliament A Scottish Conservative MP has admitted she did not vote in last year’s EU referendum because the decision was “very difficult”. Kirstene Hair…

Parliament advertises for new Black Rod

Image copyright PA Image caption Black Rod is best known for summoning MPs to hear the Queen’s Speech Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to…

Brexit: PM bids to break deadlock with two-year deal offer

Image copyright Reuters Theresa May will tell EU leaders there is a shared responsibility to make Brexit work “smoothly” as she attempts to break the deadlock in…

Brexit: Theresa May ‘to offer 20bn euros transitional deal’

Image caption The foreign secretary and chancellor left No 10 together smiling Theresa May is set to propose a transitional deal with the EU of up to…

All Sports

Young Gun: Fraser Dingwall – Northampton centre

Biding his time is not the easiest thing to do for Fraser Dingwall who is desperate to break into professional rugby but he understands…

Young girls inspired to take up sport

2017 has been a great year for women in sport, with the England rugby team reaching the final of the World Cup, the England…

Shane Williams: Sam’s a huge loss but it may work out well for the future

Sam Warburton’s injury is a huge blow for Wales. I thought he was outstanding on the Lions tour and his displays in the second…

Three Lions miss out on England training camp

England head coach Eddie Jones has named the 33 players who will convene in Oxford on Sunday 24 September for the three-day camp. The…

Give Jonathan chance to lead Wales, Williams urges Gatland

Wales legend Martyn Williams has urged Warren Gatland to use the November series to test the captaincy credentials of Jonathan Davies. With Sam Warburton…

Room 101: Arthur Ellis – Ealing Trailfinders flanker

1. Arsene Wenger Wenger’s departure from the club is long overdue; he is just ruining his own legacy by staying on. As a lifelong…

All Sports

Nick Cain: It’s wrong Eddie must wait a year to face those NZ bullets

Eddie Jones was in full ogre-slaying mode this week, sounding like the armour-plated incarnation of St George as he talked about making England “bullet-proof”…

Peter Jackson: Top Cat still carries the bruises from Meads’ knee

Clive Rowlands woke up yesterday with the same ache in his lower back, just as he has woken up every Saturday for more than…

Carnegie scrum-half banned for stamping

Yorkshire Carnegie scrum-half Max Green has received a three-week ban for stamping. The player pleaded guilty to the charge for an incident that occurred…

Trio signed by Leicester

Leicester Tigers have added three new players to their squad as Tongan international back Afa Pakalani, former Scotland international prop Kyle Traynor and young…

FEATURE: The twin terrors of Sale pack a punch

Identical twins Ben and Tom Curry are like-for-like replacements in every sense of the word. But Ben, the older of the two by an…

20 Questions: Alex O’Meara – Cornish Pirates wing

How was your opening game at Ealing Trailfinders? We played pretty well and we thought we did enough to win but we ended up…

Sport UK

Man City score five as Palace set unwanted record

Leroy Sane’s goal shortly before half-time changed the dynamic of the game entirely and he then also contributed two assists Premier League leaders Manchester City eventually overpowered…

Coutinho’s magic helps Liverpool end winless run

Media playback is not supported on this device Leicester 2-3 Liverpool: ‘Three points are proof we are still here’ Philippe Coutinho scored a brilliant first goal of…

President Trump is a bum – LeBron James enters Twitter row

LeBron James (right, pictured with Steph Curry) last season surpassed Michael Jordan as the NBA’s record post-season scorer Basketball star LeBron James described US President Donald Trump…

Romelu Lukaku: Man Utd ask for CCTV footage over controversial chant

Romelu Lukaku applauded Manchester United fans after the win over Southampton Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to help identify fans who sang a controversial song…

Masterful Celtic cruise to victory in Old Firm derby

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths scored his side’s second goal at Ibrox Second-half goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths eased Celtic to victory over Rangers at Ibrox.…

Kane double helps Spurs edge West Ham in fiery derby

Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his past six Premier League games against West Ham In-form striker Harry Kane scored twice as 10-man Tottenham survived a…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Travel Advice

Cameroon

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to: Far North region within 40km of the border with Nigeria’s Adamawa state in Cameroon’s North and…

Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation on the island and the local authorities deal with all requests for consular…

American Samoa

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission. Although there’s no recent history of…

Antigua and Barbuda

The island of Barbuda was seriously hit by Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017 and further affected by Hurricane Jose on 9 September 2017. Hurricane Irma caused…

Bahamas

The hurricane season in the Bahamas normally runs from June to November. Hurricane Irma passed through the Bahamas on 8-9 September bringing hazardous sea and weather conditions…

Russia

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts. The FCO advise against…

Health

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…

Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Malaria is caused by a parasite spread by blood-sucking mosquitoes The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia…