A manhunt is under way for four gunmen - one who disguised himself as a woman and the other three as SWAT team officers - who opened fire at a boxing match weigh-in in Dublin. Apparently armed with AK-47 rifles, they burst into the Regency Hotel in Dublin, where up to 300 fans including children were27 minutes agoSky News
Steven Joyce, 52, was holding a press conference in Waitangi when a woman yelled: “That’s for raping our sovereignty”. The minister had been speaking with reporters about Prime Minister John Key’s decision not to attend Friday’s event for Waitangi Day, which marks the signing of a treaty between New Zealand’s settlers and the Maori people.
World Wrestling Entertainment star Axl Rotten - who thrilled fans in the 1990s with dramatic bouts featuring flaming furniture, barbed wire and broken glass - has died, aged 44. The wrestler, real name Brian Knighton, was found dead on Thursday night in his car outside a McDonald's in Baltimore, Maryland, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported. "WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away," read a statement.
Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered.
Zika is transmitted by a mosquito vector Aedes aegypti, a pan-global tropical species already well known for spreading diseases such as yellow and dengue fever. Female Anopheles mosquitoes carry the parasite that causes up to 500 million cases of malaria a year while the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Ades albopictus, spreads dengue fever and the chikugunya virus. Mosquitoes have been ready vectors for emergent diseases such as West Nile virus and now Zika.
Like a zombie, the Milky Way galaxy may already be dead but it still keeps going. Galaxies like the Milky Way and Andromeda do so very, very slowly over billions of years. How and why galaxies "quench" their star formation and change their morphology, or shape, is one of the big questions in extragalactic astrophysics.
A Missouri couple accused of a violent crime spree across multiple southern US states have been shot by law enforcement. Blake Fitzgerald died in the Florida showdown and his girlfriend, Brittany Nicole Harper, was taken to a local hospital wounded. Santa Rosa County sheriff's Sgt Rich Aloy said the shootout took place at about 12.30am on Friday on a road.
A boy has been placed into local authority care and separated from his younger sister and brother after social services staff raised concerns that he had been "over-involved" in parenting them.
The captured monkey, its arms tied tightly behind its back, sits crouched over in a Mumbai residential colony trying with its teeth to untie the cord bound around its ankles.
With rebel forces facing the prospect of a crushing defeat by Syria's Russian-backed regime, their allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey may send in limited numbers of ground troops, analysts say.
Zayn Malik's first solo single since he left One Direction has gone straight to number one and is the fastest-selling song of the year so far. Malik fought off competition from Jonas Blue's Fast Car, which is at two this week, and last week's number one Stitches by Shawn Mendes is at three. Rihanna's Work climbs from 13 to four, and Justin Bieber's Love Yourself completes the top five.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson received the highest bid of $1.4 million while banished England star Kevin Pietersen was sold to a new franchise at a glitzy Indian Premier League auction Saturday.
Two of Japan's biggest airlines said they are taking alternate routes to avoid confronting the debris of a North Korean rocket. The move by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines has come amid fervent preparations by Pyongyang for the upcoming launch of a suspected long-range rocket. Both the operators said they would divert all their airplanes flying over the waters off the Philippines in order to avoid contact with the rocket debris.
At least one person has died and two more seriously injured after a crane collapsed on to a New York street during morning rush hour. Several cars were damaged after the crane fell down on to on Worth Street in the Manhattan area. "I didn't know what was happening because it was happening so fast," one witness told ABC7. "I could hear the bending of metal. I think it hit the side of the building." The construction crane, which has Bay Crane written on the side, is also believed to have hit a building its way down. A NYPD spokesperson said the construction crane collapse was reported at 8:24am local time at the intersection of Worth Street and Broadway, reported Reuters. Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD's Sergeants Benevolent Association, told The New York Post that one man is said to have died, believed to have been a construction worker. Blair Steele who was on her way to work when she saw the crane collapse, told the New York Daily News: "I couldn't even see all the way to the other end. Everyone was in shock. Even the police that were here were totally shocked." An FDNY spokesperson said: "We have one fatality, an individual that happened to be sitting in a parked car not associated with the work being done with the crane. We have three individuals with injuries - two serious, one minor, and none life threatening as far as we know at this point."
A Tory MP has defied an order banning identification of radical cleric Abu Hamza's Moroccan daughter-in-law after her fight against deportation was boosted by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general.
An onlooker filmed the moment a giant construction crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing a Wall Street worker and injuring three other people. The clip shows the massive structure crashing down an entire block in the Tribeca neighbourhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. Harvard mathematics graduate David Wichs, 38, had just stepped out of a parked car when he was killed in Friday morning's incident.
A married Tory MP was heard "giggling" in a colleague's bedroom the night before "sheepishly" emerging from the bathroom in his pants, a tribunal heard.
The RBS Six Nations—comforting annual staple of the European sporting calendar, or a six-week dirge through mud, rain and tradition bordering on torpor?
Is your dog looking down in the mouth? Chances are he’s depressed.
Bus Éireann made a financial settlement with the complainant.
Scuffles broke out on Friday on the Greek island of Kos between police and a small group of residents protesting against the construction of a registration and reception centre for migrants, police officials said. "About 100 people tried to enter the facilities under construction, and we fired teargas," one of the Police officials said.
Earth has scored a disappointing 82 per cent chance of being able to sustain life, according to a new calculation that’s designed to assess whether exoplanets are inhabitable. The ‘habitability index’ was developed by researchers at the University of Washington’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory to help scientist prioritise the search for life on exoplanets. If Earth were spotted from hundreds or thousands of light years away by alien astronomers, it would probably be considered too close to its host star - the sun - to be able to support life.
Scotty T has been crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2016.
Among the 3,000 counties that make up the United States, there is one in Texas where it's best not to mess with the law, because justice is hard and mistakes are common.
Some of the world's most famous restaurateurs joined around 1,500 mourners Friday at the Swiss funeral of star chef Benoit Violier, who killed himself last weekend.
David Cameron has insisted a finalised EU reform deal would be "irreversible" as the UK would have a veto. He was speaking after the European Parliament President Martin Schulz told Sky News that everything could be reversed, including legally binding decisions. But during a visit to meet with his counterpart in Copenhagen, Mr Cameron said while it was technically reversible, Britain would need to agree to it.
More than 1,000 refugees were reportedly stranded in the port city of Piraeus, on the outskirts of Athens, on February 5, as roadblocks set up by farmers protesting about taxes had cut off routes for buses of refugees heading to the Idomeni camp. Voluneteers said on February 5 that urgent help was needed at the port as there was no food to be handed to the refugees. Credit: Twitter/Daphne Tolis
Economic growth in Britain would be up to 4 percentage points lower over the next four years and sterling could lose a fifth of its value if the country votes to leave the European Union, economists at U.S. bank Citi said on Friday. Citi is the latest big bank to say that so-called 'Brexit' would take a "significant" toll on the UK economy, hitting sterling and sending inflation sharply higher. "Brexit would probably trigger major economic weakness and a political crisis in the UK ... with a 15-20 percent depreciation of sterling in trade-weighted terms, resultant return to import-driven inflation and a major policy dilemma (for the Bank of England," Citi's team, led by Michael Saunders, wrote in a note.
Three Seattle area schools will be shut on Friday after a threat was found written in a girls' toilet, authorities have said. Classes at Juanita High School, Redmond High School and the Futures School are suspended after school administrators found threatening messages at two of the schools. One of the messages, discovered on a paper towel dispenser in a bathroom at Juanita High School on Tuesday, read: "Don't come to school on 2/5 if you like your life.
Emmerdale producer Iain MacLeod has teased a new member of the Dingle family will be joining the ITV rural soap.
Smiling and squinting in the daylight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy Friday in a rare public appearance after a UN panel declared him "arbitrarily detained".
Irish police have confirmed that one man has died and two more have been injured in a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin during a weigh-in for a boxing match.
The 37-year-old victim, identified in media reports as Jenny Gonzalez, was entering a turnstile at Seventh Avenue and 49th Street, just blocks from Times Square, when she felt stinging pain in her shoulder. When she got home, she realised she had a puncture wound and was immediately taken to Mount Sinai Hospital Queens in Astoria.
The recent oil rout has been championed as good news for the UK economy, but if you care about your retirement you may feel differently. Despite the Bank of England's deputy governor insisting that the fall in oil prices has been a "net good" for the UK economy, there's a chance your pension pot has felt some pain. That could result in a lower retirement income or having to retire at an older age than you hoped.
Northern Ireland is selling a heavily fortified secret nuclear bunker that dates back to the latter stages of the Cold War. If you have a spare half a million pounds or so, you could be the owner of the nuclear fallout shelter – never used, excellent condition. Its existence was a state secret until 2007.
A few months ago Bashar al Assad had his back against the Mediterranean. This week, Russia launched wave upon wave of bombing sorties against opposition forces, some of them backed by the West, around Aleppo and Homs. Turkey estimates 70,000 people are on the move from around Aleppo towards its frontiers.
At least four buildings have collapsed in Taiwan after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the south of the island. Dozens of residents are reported to be trapped in a block in the city of Tainan, which has a population of two million. Tainan resident Brent Brown told Sky News: "I awoke to my girlfriend saying, 'Oh my god'.
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BMX legend Dave Mirra has been found dead in his truck after having apparently committed suicide. Police said he had been visiting friends in Greenville, North Carolina, where he lived. As well as BMX, Mirra was a noted rally car driver and previously hosted a TV show on MTV, as well as owning his own bike company.
Becca Piwinski and Adam Nicholson are the lucky winners of a tiered Yorkshire pudding cake, Yorkshire pudding canapes and - but of course - a gravy fountain. Bride-to-be Becca, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, said: “We are getting married on a Yorkshire farm and a giant Yorkshire pudding wedding cake felt like a brilliant idea to wow our guests with.
Manchester United bid £145 million ($211 million) for Neymar in the summer of 2015, according to the Barcelona star’s father. Neymar Sr. told Spanish radio station COPE that United was willing to meet COPE. Manchester United has been known for its attempts to sign famous players for large amounts of money under the direction of Ed Woodward, its executive vice chairman.
French linguistic purists voiced online anger Thursday at the loss of one of their favourite accents -- the pointy little "circumflex" hat that sits on top of certain vowels.
Apple will launch its latest round of devices, including the new iPad Air 3 and 4-inch ‘iPhone 5se’ at an event on 15 March, according to 9to5mac.com. The smaller handset, dubbed the iPhone 5se, will provide an update for iPhone 5s users who feel that Apple’s flagship handsets are too large. The new phone will reportedly have a faster chip along with support for Apple Pay contactless payments.
The European Union's single market is "absolutely crucial" for embedding free trade in the 28-country bloc and should not be lost under EU reforms aimed at keeping Britain inside the EU, Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said on Friday. "The single market is absolutely crucial," Bailey told a financial conference. EU President Donald Tusk has made proposals aimed at changing how the EU works in a bid to persuade Britons to stay in the bloc in a UK referendum that is likely to take place in June.
Coldplay called playing the 2016 Super Bowl half-time show the "biggest honour" ahead of the big game in Santa Clara, California on Sunday 7 February. "Everyone who does this show knows it's the biggest honour, it's the biggest privilege," the group's frontman Chris Martin told a news conference held in San Francisco. "We've watched all of the other half-time shows many times and they're all – most of them are fantastic...I think we're going to try and celebrate those other years and hopefully make a show as memorable as some of our favourites," he added. Asked how the band was selected for the gig, Martin joked that it "started in Iowa three years ago," a reference to the recent caucuses there, the first nominating contest in the US presidential race. Striking a more serious tone, bandmate Will Champion, said they were "staggered" to be chosen. "There's nothing bigger for a band, so we were blown away and, you know, immediately we started thinking, right, we need to get to work, because there's an awful lot of stuff to do," he said. But despite their enthusiasm for the performance venue, the band admitted to knowing little about the actual game. "I think we're firmly split down the middle between those of us who know absolutely nothing about football and those of us who know almost absolutely nothing about football," joked member Jonny Buckland. Upwards of 100m US viewers are expected to tune in for the intensely choreographed live 15-minute set, more than 50 times the audience of the band's last major tour in 2012, according to figures from concert tracker Pollstar.
The Nitro Circus event at Glasgow's SSE Hydro arena was halted while workers and medical staff assisted the pair, who were hurt as a biker attempted to perform a backflip off a ramp. 4 man back flip just failed.
Zac Goldsmith seemed oddly subdued in his first two election hustings against Sadiq Khan. At times the Conservative candidate looked like he didn’t even want to be on stage. Goldsmith concentrated his fire on Khan’s pledge to freeze the price of TfL fares for four years.
The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.
A giant crane crashed in New York's Tribeca neighborhood Friday, killing one person and injuring three others, two of whom were in serious condition, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages.
Dame Vivienne Westwood and Vanessa Redgrave are expected to join thousands of junior doctors and their supporters later as they stage a "masked march" protest over pay and conditions.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on February 5, 2016
A video shows the moment gunmen with AK-47s opened fire at a hotel during a boxing weigh-in, forcing one of the fighters and members of the public - including children - to run for their lives.
While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can.
Heart surgery carried out on a one-year-old boy at a unit just days before operations were suspended over controversial claims about safety was performed "competently and appropriately", a coroner has ruled.
The headquarters of Swiss bank Julius Baer in Zurich
An Italian actor has been declared brain dead after being strangled on stage when a hanging scene went wrong in the central region of Tuscany, a judicial source said on Friday. The Teatro Lux in Pisa said in a statement it was closing for 10 days because "following the unthinkable tragedy ... we think it right to suspend all our activities, including shows". Raphael Schumacher, a 27-year-old from northern Italy, had been performing a monologue on adolescent existential unhappiness that ended with a scene of simulated suicide by hanging, local media reported.
Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday. Support for the AfD has jumped amid deepening public unease over Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door policy for refugees from Syria and elsewhere after some 1.1 million migrants came to Germany last year. Concern over the refugee influx has hurt support for Merkel and fuelled the AfD's rise.
A rare and historic Ferrari has sold for €32m (£24.7m) at an auction in Paris, breaking the world record for the most expensive car sold in euros. Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars Auction House, which organised the sale, said: "I'm so happy because this is effectively the world record of the history for a car sold in euros.
The recording by the al Mourabitoun branch of AQIM, released on its official Telegram channel, also said the group had decided to release one of the captives - a woman - unconditionally. "The primary motive behind their kidnapping was an attempt to (gain) release of our captives who sit behind bars and suffer the pain of imprisonment, as well as being deprived of their basic rights," the recording stated. In the recording, AQIM said it was releasing the woman under public pressure and in accordance with what it said was guidance from al Qaeda leaders not to involve women in war.
Dozens of miners were trapped underground for several hours - three still remain missing - following the collapse of a gold mine in northeastern South Africa. A spokesman for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) initially said around 115 of its members were "unaccounted for" after offices at Goldfields Lily Mine in Barberton, 224 miles east of Johannesburg, "tragically caved in" at 8.40am (local time) on Friday. Mike McChesney, chief executive of the small gold producer Vantage Goldfields, said 87 workers had been brought to the surface, but three remained unaccounted for as rescuers continued to search for them.