WORLD NEWS

Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear…

Afghan air force ascent slow, imperilling battle with Taliban

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s armed forces are so short of combat-ready aircraft that, late last year, they began fitting machine guns and rockets to Russian-made Mi-17 transport helicopters,…

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, “humiliation and suffering” imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza…

U.N. to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A new round of talks between rival Libyan factions will take place in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations said, even as gunmen kidnapped the…

Pro-Russian rebels attack key port; Ukraine says at least 30 dead

KIEV (Reuters) – Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union’s foreign policy chief to warn…

Protester killed in Egypt on eve of anniversary of 2011 uprising

CAIRO (Reuters) – A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday, security sources said, one day before the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted…

Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands hostage release

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State after a video surfaced claiming…

U.S. airline flights land in Atlanta after bomb threats

(Reuters) – Two U.S. airline flights accompanied by military fighter jets landed safely on Saturday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after bomb threats were made against them,…

NEWS

Greek poll winner vows to end ‘pain’

Greek poll winner vows to end ‘pain’

26 January 2015 Last updated at 08:03 …

Obama attends India’s Republic Day

Obama attends India’s Republic Day

26 January 2015 Last updated at 09:04 …

LRA commander due in Hague court

LRA commander due in Hague court

26 January 2015 Last updated at 04:36 …

US braced for ‘historic blizzard’

US braced for ‘historic blizzard’

26 January 2015 Last updated at 08:14 …

Anti-austerity party wins Greek poll

Anti-austerity party wins Greek poll

25 January 2015 Last updated at 23:29 …

Greece’s Syriza heading for big win

Greece’s Syriza heading for big win

25 January 2015 Last updated at 20:17 …

Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city

Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city

25 January 2015 Last updated at 19:57 …

Sixteen killed in Egypt protests

Sixteen killed in Egypt protests

25 January 2015 Last updated at 18:11 …

WHO vows reform after Ebola ‘shocks’

WHO vows reform after Ebola ‘shocks’

25 January 2015 Last updated at 15:01 …

US News

U.S. East Coast braces for ‘historic’ blizzard on Monday

(Reuters) – A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine was bracing for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday that is…

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide at NYC Home Depot: NYPD

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two people were killed after a shooting in a Home Depot store in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be…

Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player dies in car crash

(Reuters) – A member of the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team and another university student died on Sunday in a head-on car crash near campus in Ypsilanti…

Senior House Republican says housing finance reform ‘huge priority’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. Republican lawmaker will revisit a plan to reduce government involvement in the country’s housing finance system, and expects Senate colleagues to be…

Obama to propose protecting U.S. Arctic wildlife refuge from drilling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Congress to expand protection of Alaska’s Arctic refuge where oil and gas drilling is prohibited to 12 million…

US planes targeted by bomb threats

US planes targeted by bomb threats

24 January 2015 Last updated at 23:36 The two planes are now sitting on the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson…

US woman jailed for plotting IS help

US woman jailed for plotting IS help

24 January 2015 Last updated at 05:36 Police were deployed around the court during the sentencing …

US court to hear execution case

US court to hear execution case

23 January 2015 Last updated at 23:05 The US Supreme Court is to hear the case…

Exclusive: USDA Secretary orders update of agency’s animal welfare research strategy

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and send him an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days,…

Supreme Court to review Oklahoma execution procedure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma’s controversial method of execution by lethal injection, taking up a case brought by three death row…

Australian News

‘I never hurt William’

‘I never hurt William’

William Spedding and his wife Margaret return home to Bonny Hills. Picture: Lindsay Moller Source: Supplied HIS semi-rural home was raided…

Families could save big on childcare

Families could save big on childcare

Working families could get hip-pocket relief if more PPL money went back into childcare. Picture: Supplied Source: ThinkStock EXCLUSIVE CASH-strapped working…

The real cost of running your aircon

The real cost of running your aircon

Gareth and Nicole Timbs at their airconditioned home with their children Alissa, eight, and Jake, six, at The Ponds, Sydney. Picture:…

Why the banks love lazy customers

Why the banks love lazy customers

Now is the time … customers should ask their banks for a better deal on the products to ensure they are…

Something seriously super about Oz

Something seriously super about Oz

So lucky … Clint Eastwood’s famous Dirty Harry line is twice as old as Australia’s modern superannuation system. Source: Supplied DO…

Media Release: Brisbane man charged with possessing child abuse material

Media Release: Brisbane man charged with possessing child abuse material Release Date: Saturday, January 24 2015, 11:12 AM…

Australia Day’s dishonourable mentions

Australia Day’s dishonourable mentions

It’s an honour … but Australia Day honours can be taken away, too. Source: Supplied AUSTRALIA Day is about honouring the…

Aussie stars’ plea for Bali Nine

Aussie stars’ plea for Bali Nine

Actor Asher Keddie has thrown her support being the Bali Nine members. Photo: Getty Images Source: Supplied A ROLL call of…

‘We’ve stuck our necks out’

‘We’ve stuck our necks out’

Adopt change … NSW Australian of the Year Deborra-Lee Furness. Picture: Toby Zerna Source: News Corp Australia IN Canberra’s National Museum,…

POLITICS

Farage hits back at defecting MEP

Farage hits back at defecting MEP

25 January 2015 Last updated at 15:25 …

Hoax call made to David Cameron

Hoax call made to David Cameron

25 January 2015 Last updated at 22:11 Downing Street says it is to review security…

Tories ‘close to TV debates deal’

Tories ‘close to TV debates deal’

25 January 2015 Last updated at 16:01 There is the prospect of all seven party leaders appearing…

‘No veto’ on Scots benefit changes

‘No veto’ on Scots benefit changes

25 January 2015 Last updated at 13:57 …

UKIP MEP Bashir defects to Tories

UKIP MEP Bashir defects to Tories

24 January 2015 Last updated at 21:49 …

Seven-party TV debate plan announced

Seven-party TV debate plan announced

23 January 2015 Last updated at 17:29 There is the prospect of all seven party leaders appearing…

Finance

UPDATE 7-Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

* Anti-bailout party on course to form government * Could end up with absolute majority * Syriza aims to write off debt, boost wages, pensions * Syriza…

UPDATE 2-"We have a deal" – insurance may unlock India-U.S. atomic trade

(Updates with Westinghouse comment in paragraphs 13 and 14) By Frank Jack Daniel and Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI Jan 25 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and…

UPDATE 1-Bundesbank’s Weidmann: It’s in interest of Greek govt to do reforms

(Adds more quotes) BERLIN Jan 25 (Reuters) – Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Greece, where an anti-bailout party looks set to win a snap election, would continue…

India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

* RBI rules pave way for creation of new payments banks * Deadline for applications Feb. 2 * Mobile operators, payments specialists set to apply * E-commerce…

UPDATE 1-After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

* Coeure says low growth threatens Europe’s political foundations * Japanese central banker calls ECB moves “significant” * BlackRock chief points to more pessimistic mood in Davos…

BOJ’s Kuroda sees Japan growth of 2 pct in fiscal 2015

DAVOS, Switzerland Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:59pm GMT Source Article from http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/24/japan-economy-kuroda-davos-idUKB4N0RB00V20150124?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews…

TRAVEL ADVICE

Ukraine

29 December 2014 29 December 2014 Summary – Isolated explosions and other security incidents in Kharkiv city, Odesa, Kherson and Lviv. Remain vigilant, avoid demonstrations and public…

Sri Lanka

21 December 2014 21 December 2014 Latest update: Summary section – Flooding in Anuradhapura and Habarana areas. Risk of flooding has led to the temporary closure of…

Congo

Congo

18 December 2014 18 December 2014 Latest update: Summary – addition of new a map Download map (PDF) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all…

India

18 December 2014 18 December 2014 Latest update: Summary section – SpiceJet flight cancellations The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel in the immediate…

Ghana

16 December 2014 16 December 2014 Latest update: Summary – information about UK screening for travellers returning to the UK from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia An…

Solomon Islands

10 December 2014 10 December 2014 Latest update: Summary and Safety & security section – removal of advice about general elections on 19 November The Royal Solomon…

OPINIONS

Paris. To go or not to go? That is the question.

Paris. To go or not to go? That is the question. Lately I am more likely to be put off visiting Paris by the price of even…

France’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ now a worldwide phenomenon.

A magazine which was once a very clique publication with a circulation of 20,000 has become a world wide phenomenon today. The Paris based publication renowned for its…

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes.

The hypocrisy of the ideological middle classes. In the week prior to the Local and European elections the National press, Twitter and the blogosphere were, to a…

SPORT UK

HOT OR NOT: Raheem Sterling finds a way, Nigel Clough willing to take risks but why are Everton not shouting?

HOT OR NOT: Raheem Sterling finds a way, Nigel Clough willing to take risks but why are Everton not shouting?

Raheem Sterling scored for Liverpool in the League Cup against Chelsea Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough one game away from Wembley Kevin Mirallas penalty incident highlights Everton’s…

Adrian Chiles was a knotted handkerchief away from ITV greatness but he should have quit after the World Cup 

Adrian Chiles was a knotted handkerchief away from ITV greatness but he should have quit after the World Cup 

Adrian Chiles has left ITV Sport as their lead football host Mark Pougatch has replaced Chiles – 10 things to know about the new host  Chiles was…

Chelsea are playing sexy football like the old Arsenal… Jose Mourinho has turned into Arsene Wenger

Chelsea are playing sexy football like the old Arsenal… Jose Mourinho has turned into Arsene Wenger

Chelsea played wonderful football in their 5-0 rout of Swansea on Saturday Jose Mourinho has cast aside the functional style of his first spell The manager now…

Liverpool’s Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea at Anfield made me miss the buzz

Liverpool’s Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea at Anfield made me miss the buzz

Games like the one at Anfield on Tuesday makes me miss playing I stopped playing at the right moment in 2013, but there are times I miss…

How Manchester United legend Eric Cantona turned his back on football to preach about Islamophobia… and star in soft porn films  

How Manchester United legend Eric Cantona turned his back on football to preach about Islamophobia… and star in soft porn films  

Sportsmail went to France to track down Eric Cantona at home Cantona won the Premier League four times with Manchester United The Frenchman also scored 20 times…

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Arsenal

78:39 Booking Booking Danny Holla (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. 78:32 Chuba Akpom (Arsenal) wins a free kick in…

SPORT US

Titans’ Hill being investigated for sexual assault

(Reuters) – Tennessee Titans veteran defensive tackle Sammie Hill is being investigated for sexual assault, the Atlanta Police Department said on Tuesday. “The Atlanta Police Dept. has…

Carolina Panthers QB Newton injured in car accident: police

(Reuters) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a car accident on Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and taken to the hospital where he was…

Oklahoma City high school drops the name ‘Redskins’ for its team

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board has voted unanimously to remove “Redskins” as the nickname for a high school after…

British royal couple pays respects at New York’s September 11 Memorial

British royal couple pays respects at New York’s September 11 Memorial

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and…

No fines for LeBron James or others over protest, NBA sources say

No fines for LeBron James or others over protest, NBA sources say

By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) – No fines or reprimands will be handed down to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others who wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during…

McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after an impressive season saw him…

ALL SPORTS

Young Gun: Curtis Langdon – St Paul’s & London Irish hooker

Young Gun: Curtis Langdon – St Paul’s & London Irish hooker

Curtis Langdon might only be 17 but he knows what he wants and that is to help St Paul’s become only the second school…

London Welsh Statement on club funding

The Board of London Welsh Rugby Football Club voted unanimously on Thursday (January 22) to emphasise its commitment to securing an appropriate resolution to…

Champions Cup round 6 teams

POOL 1 Clermont v Saracens Clermont: Nick Abendanon; Noa Nakaitaci, Jonathan Davies, Wesley Fofana, Naipolioni Nalaga; Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra; Thomas Domingo, Benjamin Kayser,…

Henson signs for Bristol

Gavin Henson has agreed a one-year deal with Bristol ahead of next season. The 32-year-old, who is currently out injured, arrives from Bath where…

Room 101: Guy Thompson – Wasps flanker

Room 101: Guy Thompson – Wasps flanker

1. Insomnia Insomnia is not something I tend to suffer from but, now and again, particularly when I know I have to get up…

Schools round up

Will Attfield scored two tries to help Hampton School beat fierce rivals RGS High Wycombe 20-8 and reach the seventh round of the NatWest…

HEALTH

Exercise advice is ‘unrealistic’

Exercise advice is ‘unrealistic’

22 January 2015 Last updated at 01:20 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Exercise can help…

Falling Ebola cases ‘turning point’

Falling Ebola cases ‘turning point’

22 January 2015 Last updated at 13:41 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website…

Global soil hunt for new drugs

Global soil hunt for new drugs

20 January 2015 Last updated at 07:41 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Samples have…

Malaria resistance genetics revealed

Malaria resistance genetics revealed

19 January 2015 Last updated at 16:21 By Rebecca Morelle Science Correspondent, BBC News Malaria parasites –…

Rocketing vaccine cost warning

Rocketing vaccine cost warning

20 January 2015 Last updated at 09:08 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website …

Fitness ‘rubs off on your partner’

Fitness ‘rubs off on your partner’

19 January 2015 Last updated at 16:08 By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online …