A Pakistani court has sentenced a woman to death for burning her daughter alive in a case of honour killing. The country's Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore sentenced Praveen Bibi on Monday (16 January). Investigators said that other family members had helped Bibi in the murder.
EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO "obsolete" and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain.
This is the incredible moment a 595lb Grizzly bear took on an entire pack of wolves to steal their dinner. The amazing images, taken by British holidaymaker Tom Littlejohns, show the wolves feasting on the carcass of a deer — until the larger predator arrives. The wolves attempt to protect their meal, but eventually the bear wins out, forcing each away one by one. Littlejohns, 75, a logistics consultant from Guildford, took the pictures while on a trip to the Rocky Mountains in Montana. He said: “In these particular images, I saw the change from relatively docile and almost large cuddly wolves become unbelievably ferocious both with each other and prepared to take on a fully grown Grizzly.”
The pound has surged by more than three cents on Theresa May's Brexit speech putting it on course for its biggest one-day rise against the US dollar since 2008. Sterling rocketed after the Prime Minister's vision for exiting the European Union appeared less "hawkish" than had been expected - and floated the possibility of an associate membership of the tariff-free customs union.
Andrew Hall from Pocatello, Idaho, lost seven teeth and suffered second-degree burns after the e-cigarette blew up while he was in the bathroom of his home. After he was taken to his local intensive care unit with a bloodied lip, singed beard and a hole in his cheek, Hall posted the pictures on Facebook to raise awareness of the potential dangers of using e-cigarettes.
Unveiling a 12-point plan for Brexit, she will propose a "new and equal partnership" between an "independent, self-governing Global Britain" and its friends and allies in the EU. "The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, also suggested at the weekend that Britain could cut taxes to create a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit.
The actor has said he tried to create his own work when the right roles were not being offered to him, but that the situation was improving.
Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbour Russia. Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Russia, but the deployment coincides with the U.S. sending several thousand troops to Poland to beef up its Eastern European allies worried about Moscow's assertiveness. Marines from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina landed a little after 10 am CET (0900 GMT) at a snow-covered Vaernes airport near Trondheim, Norway's third-largest city, where temperatures were reaching -2 degrees Celsius (28 degrees Fahrenheit).
Britain's decision to leave the European Union's single market does not mean it won't retain access to it, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Theresa May set out her priorities for Brexit earlier, including ditching membership of the single market as she pitched her plan for a "hard Brexit" divorce from Britain's biggest trading partner. "Pretty much every country in the world that is not subject to sanctions has access to the single market.
A British research base in Antarctica is being shut down for eight months because it is perched on an ice shelf which is cracking. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is withdrawing all staff from its space-age Halley VI base from March to November. BAS says a new crack in the floating Brunt ice shelf presents "a complex glaciological picture" and scientists are unable to predict what will happen during the Antarctic winter.
The latest episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, which was aired from Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 16 January, saw some exciting matches. In the main card The Club challenged champions Cesaro and Sheamus for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship, and Brock Lesnar made his return ahead of his fight at the Royal Rumble. Next, Roman Reigns walked out and told the audience that he will win the Universal title at Royal Rumble and then head into WrestleMania 33's main card.
Astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 82 in Texas, NASA has announced. Mr Cernan was the 11th person to walk on the surface of the Moon when he stepped from the lunar module Challenger.
The giant billboards that have lit up London's Piccadilly Circus for more than 100 years have been switched off for renovation. The six famous screens, which have long been a tourist attraction in the capital, are to be replaced by a single, large curved screen. Coca-Cola, which has had its name up in lights on the corner of Regent Street and Piccadilly since 1954, will share the new space with five other advertisers.
The winners of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition have been announced, showcasing some of Earth’s most beautiful scenery. The contest seeks to find the most beautiful and compelling images of landscape, wildlife, nature and adventure. More than 17,000 photographs were submitted by professional and amateur photographers from 50 countries worldwide. From desolate snowscapes to wild mountains, the pictures show some of our planet’s most eye-catching wonders. A portfolio of the best entries is available to buy here. These are the winners of the competition’s eight categories.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has stood by forecasts of a UK slowdown as he suggested the economy's consumer-led growth could fizzle out. Mr Carney said that in contrast with the "less sanguine assessment of financial markets" that had sent the pound plunging, households were "entirely looking through Brexit-related uncertainties". In a speech at the London School of Economics, Mr Carney also defended the 0.25% interest rate cut in the wake of the referendum, claiming that without it 250,000 jobs could have been lost.
By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - A Turkish cargo jet smashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday as it tried to land at a nearby airport in dense fog, killing at least 37 people, Kyrgyz officials and the airline said. According to airport officials, the Boeing 747 was supposed to make a stopover at Manas airport, near the capital Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, airport officials said, but it crashed in poor visibility at 7:31 a.m. The plane ploughed on for a few hundred metres (yards) through the Dachi Suu village, home to hundreds of families, sheering into mangled pieces and damaging dozens of buildings.