World News

Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

Share This: BEIRUT Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defense worker said, continuing a fierce air…

U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help

Share This: WASHINGTON A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating…

Rights group wants settlement soccer clubs to relocate inside Israel

Share This: JERUSALEM A human rights group urged soccer’s governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to…

Knives out for young pretender Macron in French presidential race

Share This: PARIS Inside the election war rooms of Paris, French politicians on both left and right are waking up to the threat Emmanuel Macron poses ahead of…

Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Share This: WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the…

Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Share This: WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the…

Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Share This: WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the…

News

U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea’s nuclear program

Share This: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Monday said it had sanctioned a…

Sharp rise in French unemployment in August

Share This: French unemployment rose sharply in August, reaching its highest level in years and…

Catholic Church alleges smear campaign against slain priests

Share This: MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church is criticizing what it considers…

Venezuela opposition calls Oct. 12 protest to press Maduro recall

Share This: CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition called on Monday for a nationwide protest on…

The Latest: Campaigns disagree on debate fact-checking

Share This: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):…

Paris OKs disputed plan to transform highway into walkway

Share This: PARIS (AP) — The Paris City Council has approved a controversial plan to…

India: Arrests made over attack on pregnant Dalit woman

Share This: Six people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a pregnant…

UAE says backs output freeze to support oil markets

Share This: By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal ALGIERS (Reuters) – The United Arab…

South African mining union backs Ramaphosa as ANC president

Share This: JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) wants Deputy President…

German business confidence index soars in September

Share This: German business confidence improved significantly in September, the Ifo economic institute said Monday,…

US News

From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe’s quest to stop a pipeline

Share This: CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took…

Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police

Share This: HOUSTON A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.…

US election: Debate showdown looms for Trump and Clinton

US election: Debate showdown looms for Trump and Clinton

Share This: Media captionHow do you debate Donald Trump? The two US presidential candidates are to face each other in their first TV debate, in what could be…

Houston gunman shot dead after opening fire at US mall

Houston gunman shot dead after opening fire at US mall

Share This: Image copyright NBC Image caption Police say the scene of the attack is active but contained Nine people have been injured in a shooting at a…

William and Kate travel by seaplane on tour of Canada

Share This: Media captionThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by crowds in Vancouver The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have flown by seaplane to Vancouver on…

Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar released by Iran

Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar released by Iran

Share This: Image copyright AP Image caption Homa Hoodfar was arrested earlier this year and indicted alongside other dual nationals A Canadian-Iranian academic has been released from prison…

From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe’s quest to stop a pipeline

Share This: CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took…

Gunman injures several in Houston; suspect shot by police

Share This: HOUSTON Several people in the vicinity of a Houston strip mall were injured by a shooter who fired upon vehicles on Monday, and the suspect was…

From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe’s quest to stop a pipeline

Share This: CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took…

Australian News

Same-sex marriage: ‘What on earth are we doing?’

Same-sex marriage: ‘What on earth are we doing?’

Share This: Video Image Would it be smarter to pass the SSM legislation so there would be a decision early 2017…

Living End support Sting for AFL

Living End support Sting for AFL

Share This: The Living End are ready to rock the AFL Grand Final. Picture: Ian Currie THE Living End have thrown…

Man sets friend on fire in suitcase

Man sets friend on fire in suitcase

Share This: Video Image A man and woman are arrested over the death of 20-year-old Dane McNeill in Picnic Point. Courtesy:…

‘Bottom pinch sparked deadly fight’

‘Bottom pinch sparked deadly fight’

Share This: Police line do not cross A MAN accused of fatally bashing an acquaintance “launched” himself into a fight after…

Gunman on run after shooting

Gunman on run after shooting

Share This: Video Image A guman is on the run after a man was shot repeatedly in the leg in a…

Connor questioned on position, punches

Connor questioned on position, punches

Share This: Video Image Sara Connor pictured at Denpasar Police Station today before being interviewed by police. Sara Connor is escorted…

Politics

John McDonnell vows ‘£10 real living wage in 2020’

Share This: Media captionA Labour government would bring in a “real living wage”. says John McDonnell Labour would introduce a “real living wage” of at least £10…

Labour’s Clive Lewis plays down Trident speech row

Share This: Image copyright EPA Image caption Clive Lewis said he was clear that Labour policy was to renew Trident Labour’s shadow defence secretary has played down…

Theresa May camp hits back at ‘lily-livered’ immigration claims

Share This: Image copyright EPA Sources close to Theresa May have hit back at claims she was branded “lily-livered” by former PM David Cameron over proposed EU…

Labour will ‘replace post-Brexit EU funding’ in UK

Share This: Image caption Deprived areas “must be looked after first”, Emily Thornberry will say Labour says it will replace any regional funding shortfalls caused by Brexit…

John McDonnell vows ‘£10 real living wage in 2020’

Share This: Media captionA Labour government would bring in a “real living wage”. says John McDonnell Labour would introduce a “real living wage” of at least £10…

Theresa May camp hits back at ‘lily-livered’ immigration claims

Share This: Image copyright EPA Sources close to Theresa May have hit back at claims she was branded “lily-livered” by former PM David Cameron over proposed EU…

Travel Advice

Belarus

Share This: From 26 December 2015 all British nationals will need to have valid medical insurance before travelling to Belarus. You’ll be asked to provide proof of…

Ghana

Share This: Demonstrations in the capital Accra are normally well policed and peaceful, but sometimes occur at short notice and can cause travel disruption. Seek local advice…

Sweden

Share This: Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum. Over 770,000 British nationals visited Sweden in…

Lithuania

Share This: Information and advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe, following the result of the EU referendum. Petty crime is common. See Crime Call…

Canada

Share This: Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. However, the Canadian authorities have stated…

Benin

Share This: There is an underlying threat from terrorism; you should be vigilant after recent attacks in Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso See Terrorism. There’s no…

All Sports

Premiership round 4 teams

Share This: Bristol v Exeter Bristol: Williams; Edwards, Hurrell, Palamo, Varndell; Pisi, Cliff; Traynor, McMillan, Cortes, Phillips, Sorenson, Fisher, Lam (c), Crane. Replacements: Crumpton,…

Young Gun: Simon Uzokwe – Newcastle flanker

Share This: Not being offered a contract by Northampton was tough to take for Simon Uzokwe, but in the space of three years he…

David Wilson leaves Bath to join Newcastle

Share This: David Wilson has left Bath and joined Newcastle with immediate effect. Capped 44 times by England, the 31-year-old tighthead had done the…

Olympic champions turns back on Saracens

Share This: Saracens have confirmed that Fijian wing Save Rawaca will no longer be joining the club. The Olympic Gold Medallist returned to Fiji…

Jeff Probyn: I won the ball; took the punch … and Brian Moore got the credit!

Share This: Sometimes it’s difficult not to feel a slightly nostalgic tinge when you hear of the French having a mass brawl during a…

Bath to play in London once a year for five years

Share This: Bath have announced they will be one home game in London for the next five years the first of which being against…

Sport UK

McIlroy wins $10m FedEx Cup with Tour victory

Share This: Rory McIlroy’s eagle shot from 137 yards at 16 was his longest hole out on the PGA Tour in three years Rory McIlroy won a…

Tour Championship: Rory McIlroy wins title in Atlanta to claim FedEx Cup

Share This: McIlroy’s eagle shot from 137 yards at 16 was his longest hole out on the PGA Tour in three years Rory McIlroy beat Ryan Moore…

Taylor wins first Champions League title – highlights & report

Share This: Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Dominant Taylor wins in Cardiff Phil Taylor overpowered world number one Michael van Gerwen for the…

Tyson Fury: Eddie Hearn does not think heavyweight champion will fight again

Share This: Tyson Fury was at the Manchester Arena on Saturday to watch cousin Hosea Burton beat Fernando Castaneda in three rounds Tyson Fury will never fight…

Saints condemn West Ham to fourth straight league loss

Share This: Charlie Austin scored with the first shot on target from either side Charlie Austin scored his fifth goal in four appearances as Southampton condemned West…

Manchester City win WSL title for first time

Share This: Media playback is not supported on this device Belief led Man City to first title – Houghton Manchester City won the Women’s Super League title…

Sport US

LA Clippers’ Paul Pierce to retire at end of season

Share This: Los Angeles (AFP) – Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce confirmed Monday he will retire from basketball at the end of the season after nearly…

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of the fairways’

Share This: (repeats to more subscribers, no change to text) Sept 26 (Reuters) – Following is reaction to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday:…

Five Great Moments from Arnold Palmer’s career

Share This: Minneapolis (AFP) – Five great moments from the career of golf icon Arnold Palmer, who died at age 87: – Palmer won his first of…

Obama joins stars, rivals in tributes to Arnold Palmer’s legacy

Share This: Minneapolis (AFP) – The legends iconic US golfer Arnold Palmer battled and the players he inspired paid tribute to a beloved figure who spawned the…

Arnold Palmer remembered as ‘King of the fairways’

Share This: (repeats to more subscribers, no change to text) Sept 26 (Reuters) – Following is reaction to the death of golfing great Arnold Palmer on Sunday:…

Five Great Moments from Arnold Palmer’s career

Share This: Minneapolis (AFP) – Five great moments from the career of golf icon Arnold Palmer, who died at age 87: – Palmer won his first of…

Health

Body fat link to bacteria in faeces

Share This: Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption At least 50% of human faeces is made up of bacteria shed from the gut The make-up of…

Poor food ‘risks health of half the world’

Share This: Image copyright Thinkstock Poor diets are undermining the health of one in three of the world’s people, an independent panel of food and agriculture experts…

‘No proof’ fitness trackers promote weight loss

Share This: Image copyright Thinkstock Wearing an activity device that counts how many steps you have taken does not appear to improve the chances of losing weight,…

Miami’s Wynwood district declared free of Zika virus

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local officials want more assistance from the federal government The Miami district which saw the first locally transmitted Zika…

‘No proof’ fitness trackers promote weight loss

Share This: Image copyright Thinkstock Wearing an activity device that counts how many steps you have taken does not appear to improve the chances of losing weight,…

Miami’s Wynwood district declared free of Zika virus

Share This: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local officials want more assistance from the federal government The Miami district which saw the first locally transmitted Zika…