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.
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.
This is the incredible moment a 595-pound 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.”
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - Italian conservative Antonio Tajani maintained a strong lead in Tuesday's second round of voting for speaker of the European Parliament following a coalition deal with the liberals, official returns showed. Tajani won 287 of the 691 votes cast, keeping his lead over centre-left candidate and fellow Italian Gianni Pittella who had 200. Four other candidates had scores between 42 and 66. If no candidate in the 751-seat chamber has a majority of votes cast after another ballot the top two will contest a decisive fourth round on Tuesday evening. ...
By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - The gunman who murdered 30 Britons on a Tunisian beach in 2015 had been able to walk nearly two miles on his killing spree before being shot dead by security forces, inquests into the deaths heard on Monday. Evidence critical of local authorities' response and of tour operator TUI is expected to form part of the inquiry, a lawyer said. The inquests, being held collectively at the Royal Courts of Justice, are expected to last around six weeks.
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.
A bovine visitor took a fancy to a neighbourhood swimming pool and couldn't resist an early morning dip. An Oklahoma City homeowner was enjoying his morning coffee when he was startled by loud "snorting" noises from the vicinity of the pool on Sunday. As part of the team effort, Fire Department pumps were used to remove a significant amount of water from the pool, which helped to reduce the risk of hypothermia setting in.