Advert

World

  • British teenage girl admits having bomb-making guide

    British teenage girl admits having bomb-making guide

    A schoolgirl arrested with a teenage boy involved in a plot to attack police at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has admitted two terror offences. The 16-year-old from Manchester, who cannot be named because of her age, used her school computers...

  • Merkel heckled in Germany during visit to refugee shelter

    Merkel heckled in Germany during visit to refugee shelter

    Dozens of protesters booed, whistled and waved placards that read Volksverraeter (traitor), at German Chancellor Angela Merkel when she visited an eastern German town where anti-refugee protests erupted into violence at the weekend. Merkel, one of...

  • Hungary scrambles to confront migrant influx

    Hungary scrambles to confront migrant influx

    Hungary made plans yesterday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into...

  • Death boats, tear gas mark path for migrants to Europe

    Death boats, tear gas mark path for migrants to Europe

    Hassan, a 30-year-old IT engineer from Syria, was still shaken from having been forced by smugglers to drive an overloaded boat full of fellow migrants from Turkey to Greece. Standing in a queue for a bus inside Hungary, he had his young nephew on...

  • Global insecurity and refugee crisis ‘linked to climate change’

    Climate change is “adding fuel to the fire” of worsening political instability and unrest around the world, an expert told a security forum. “We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity... partially due to our inability to manage...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    The bongs of Big Ben have become “temperamental” and can be out by up to six seconds, clocksmiths have admitted. The famous hour markers have been fast for the past fortnight, interrupting BBC Radio 4 broadcasts that use the sound live. The Houses...

  • Wall Street chalks up biggest gain in four years

    Wall Street racked up its biggest one-day gain in four years today as fears about China's economy gave way to bargain hunters emboldened by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve might not raise interest rates next month. Led by Silicon Valley...

  • Some 50 migrants found dead in boat off Libya

    Some 50 migrants were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya today during a rescue operation which saved 430 other people, the Italian coast guard said.  A spokeswoman for the Italian coast guard said the Swedish ship Poseidon,...

  • Update 4 - Two Virginia TV journalists shot dead on-air attack by ex-employee

    Update 4 - Two Virginia TV journalists shot dead on-air attack by ex-employee

    Two TV journalists have been shot dead on air in central Virginia, the general manager of a US TV station has said. Jeffrey A Marks, general manager of WDBJ-TV, identified the two killed as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. The...

  • Another victim of 9/11?

    Another victim of 9/11?

    A 9/11 survivor whose photograph became one of the enduring images of the terrorist attacks has died aged 42 after suffering from stomach cancer, the BBC reported. Marcy Borders became known as the "dust lady" after a photo showed her covered in...

  • Corbyn's suggestion of woman only train carriages draws fire

    A suggestion by UK Labour leadership candidate  Jeremy Corbyn that women-only train carriages could be introduced at night to guard against sexual attacks has been condemned by rival Labour leadership contenders and anti-sexism campaigners. The...

  • Saudi Arabia executes four people in one day

    Saudi Arabia announced it carried out four executions in different cities today, bringing the total number of judicial killings to 130 so far in 2015, a sharp rise on recent years. Three executions were of Saudi nationals convicted of murder. They...

  • China markets jump after rate cut, but worries linger

    China's turbulent stock markets turned sharply highertoday, following yesterday's strong dose of central bank stimulus, though confidence in Beijing's ability to jolt the economy out of its slowdown remained fragile. China's two main stock...

  • Baby girl born on German navy ship after migrant rescue

    Baby girl born on German navy ship after migrant rescue

    A Somali woman gave birth to a baby girl on a German navy ship on Monday morning, just hours after being rescued from a migrant ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The girl who was named Sophia, was born on the German ship Schleswig-Holstein. It was...

  • White House fence jumper shot dead after new incident

    White House fence jumper shot dead after new incident

    White House fence jumper shot dead after new incident A man who was once arrested for climbing the White House fence has been fatally shot after allegedly slashing a sheriff's deputy with a knife in Pennsylvania. Curtis Smith had climbing a White...

  • Refugees from war in race to beat Hungarian fence

    Refugees from war in race to beat Hungarian fence

    A surge in migrants, many of them refugees from Syria, hit Hungary’s southern border yesterday, passing through gaps in an unfinished barrier to a Europe groping for answers to its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. Nearing the end of a...

  • Greece’s Syriza feels confident despite split

    Greece’s radical left Syriza party can win re-election with an outright majority, a senior member said yesterday, and govern without relying on other parties that backed its hard-fought bailout deal with international creditors. Panos Skourletis,...

  • Renzi promises to forge ahead with reforms despite setbacks

    Renzi promises to forge ahead with reforms despite setbacks

    Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed yesterday to forge ahead with his reform programme despite growing opposition within Parliament, saying Italy had to break free of 20 years of inertia and bickering. Emerging after the summer break, Renzi...

  • Rival Koreas reach accord in marathon summit by proxy

    Rival Koreas reach accord in marathon summit by proxy

    North and South Korea reached agreement early yesterday to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension. The leaders of North and South Korea have not met...

  • French prosecutor says gunman had ‘terrorist intent’

    The Paris prosecutor yesterday dismissed a claim by the gunman disarmed by passengers on a train between Amsterdam and Paris that he had been planning a robbery, and opened an investigation into “attempted murder with terrorist intent”. Francois...