An Australian woman kidnapped with her husband by al Qaeda fighters in Burkina Faso has been freed. Jocelyn and Ken Elliott, both in their 80s, were abducted in the north of the West African country, near the border with Mali, last month. Mrs Elliott stood with Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou9 minutes agoSky News
EastEnders is to recast the role of Johnny Carter, the BBC has said.
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Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.
A passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after an explosion blew a gaping hole in its fuselage.
Archaeologists have mapped hundreds of kilometres of Roman roads that have been lost for thousands of years. The roads were discovered using data from Environment Agency's laser mapping technology called LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The roads helped Roman squads conquer and control a large region of northern England, including Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Saudi Arabia wouldn't dare send ground troops to war-torn Syria, the chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Saturday, after Riyadh opened up the possibility of such a deployment.
David Bowie's widow Iman has broken her silence on social media for the first time since his death.
A teenager who found a 500 gram bar of gold while swimming in an Alpine lake in Germany has been told she can keep it. The gold bar, which is 6cm and weighs 17.6 ounces making it worth about $19,000. In 2015, two treasure hunters Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter claimed they found the location of a Nazi train full of gold and gems in Poland.
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The Channel Island of Guernsey could not take in any of the Syrian refugees flooding Europe due to "Islamophobia" in the British dependency, its chief minister said.
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.
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.
An 11-year-old boy from Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering his eight-year-old neighbour after she refused to bring him her puppies. The boy will now spend at least the next eight years at a juvenile facility after he shot and killed MaKayla Dyer outside her home in Tennessee. Benjamin Nicolas Tiller shot the girl with a 12-gauge shotgun on 2 October, 2015.
An explosion which tore a hole in a passenger plane was caused by a bomb designed to kill everyone on board, the Somalian government has confirmed.
A cluster of mysterious lights hovering over Moscow has sparked Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) sighting rumours in the country. The video, which has so far been viewed by more than 97,000 people, was originally posted by a user called Timur. In the video, the suspicious objects can be seen flying in a peculiar manner sparking speculation that the objects can be a cluster of UFOs.
Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.
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.
Valentine's Day has been a special day for Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler, as it was on this day in season 8 that Sheldon finally said those three magical words — I love you — to Amy. The Big Bang Theory season 9's all new episode will find Shamy (Sheldon and Amy) spending the special day hosting a live Valentine's Day episode of Fun with Flags.
Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. The movement, whose name stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, originated in the eastern German city of Dresden in 2014, with supporters seizing on a surge in asylum seekers to warn that Germany risks being overrun by Muslims. After almost fizzling out early last year, the movement has regained momentum amid deepening public unease over whether Germany can cope with the 1.1 million migrants who arrived in the country during 2015.
A video shows the moment gunmen with AK-47s open fire at a boxing weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, forcing one of the fighters and members of the public - including children - to run for their lives.
Thousands of families face being forced out of council homes and will be unable to afford an alternative property in the same region under Government plans to end subsidised rents for high-earners, according to new research.
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.
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.
Greece's outspoken former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has cautionary words for Britain over its possible exit from the European Union. Pro-Brexit campaigners will be heartened to hear that Varoufakis thinks London's financial prowess will not be affected by leaving the European Union. David Cameron promised a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union as part of last year's general election campaign.
Five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after a "massive" avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps. A police spokesman said the avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people. Two other skiers have been injured and 10 people were rescued unhurt, police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said.
The much awaited iPhone 5se, Apple's 4-inch upgrade version of the iPhone 5s expected to be launched at the 15 March Apple event is now said to get a bright pink colour variant. Japanese site Mac Otakara through their third-party vendors confirmed that the bright pink option is not the same as the rose gold shade offered for the iPhone 6S. When the iPhone 6S was due to be launched, a similar rumour of a bright pink shade had made the rounds, but it turned out to be rose gold, which is a subtle metallic shade of pinkish gold.
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.
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. But the final purchase price was inflated to €32m (£24.7m) by what's called a "premium" price, an additional fee leveraged by some auction houses to cover logistical costs. 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.
Nigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by a British newspaper on Saturday. A former army ruler from the 1980s who returned to power as a civilian after winning an election in March last year, Buhari has the image of an ascetic disciplinarian keen to tackle his country's persistent problems with crime and corruption. "Some Nigerians' claim is that life is too difficult back home," he was quoted as telling the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Calls to legalise cannabis are slowly being answered as more countries and US states start allowing the legal sale and consumption of the drug, though Uruguay is still the only country where marijuana is an entirely legal product. As legalisation becomes more possible to more countries, the uses of cannabis as not just a recreational drug as starting to come further to the front. During the second world war, hemp was so needed that the US government issued a film called Hemp for Victory, encouraging farmers to grow more.
People around the world are preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which falls on Monday 8 February this year. Ahead of the Lunar New Year, we look at traditional ways to celebrate the year of the monkey.
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.
A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said on Saturday. One passenger died and two were injured in the explosion on the Airbus A321, operated by Somali company Daallo Airlines. United States investigators believe the attack was carried out by Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab, but there has been no comment from the organisation.
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died in Florida, aged 85. Mitchell's 1971 mission with two fellow astronauts, the third US lunar landing, restored wavering public faith in NASA after the failure of Apollo 13. The spaceman passed away on Thursday night at a hospice in West Palm Beach following a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said.
Turkish police seized almost 50 unsafe boats destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, in the latest crackdown on businesses exploiting refugees in western Turkey, reports said Saturday.
Morocco has moved a step further towards sustainable energy future by unveiling one of the largest solar plants in the world. The plant, named Noor 1, is the first phase of the Noor project, which is touted to be world's largest concentrated solar power plant by its makers. The Noor 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, located some 20km outside the central Moroccan town of Ouarzazate, was opened on 4 February by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
Pop star Ellie Goulding said she was snubbed by the Prime Minister after asking to discuss women's issues with him.
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer ties with Ukraine if it loses an upcoming referendum on the issue, the country's foreign minister said, but he stopped short of saying a "no" vote would scupper the treaty. The referendum is not binding, but most Dutch parties have said they would respect a rejection by voters, which could plunge the European Union into crisis when tensions with Russia run higher than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Foreign Minister Bert Koenders rejected claims by opponents of the association agreement that it was a first step toward EU membership for war-torn Ukraine, which is battling Moscow-backed rebels in its East.
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The X-Files writer and creator Chris Carter has revealed the new series will end on a cliffhanger. Stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have reunited for six episodes , nearly 14 years after series nine of the cult TV show, famous for its "The Truth Is Out There" slogan, concluded.
British newspaper columnists on Saturday took aim at Julian Assange and the UN panel that found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been "arbitrarily detained".
The UK's 'best preserved Bronze Age dwellings' were discovered in 1999 at Must Farm quarry in Cambridgeshire, dating to back to around 1000BC. The finds have been described as "unique" by David Gibson of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, who is heading up the excavation. Two or three circular wooden houses have been unearthed, which were built on stilts and made up a settlement which was destroyed by fire more than 3,000 years ago.
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An Australian woman kidnapped with her husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al Qaeda has been freed, neighbouring Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Saturday. Issoufou presented the woman, Jocelyn Elliott, at a news conference in Dosso, southwestern Niger, and said authorities were intensifying efforts to secure the release of her husband. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said on Friday it had kidnapped the couple and would release the woman unconditionally due to public pressure and guidance from al Qaeda leaders not to involve women in war.
Leicester City's fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City.
The body of a 28-year-old Italian student who had disappeared in Cairo last week and was found dead was repatriated on Saturday to Italy which has launched an investigation into his death.
Five Czech skiers were killed in a huge avalanche that swept away their group of 17 in the Austrian skiing region of Tyrol on Saturday, police said. The avalanche, which the regional TV station ORF Tirol said was 2 km (1.25 miles) wide and 5 m (16 feet) deep, came down shortly after noon at the Wattener Lizum region, about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Innsbruck. The entire skiing region had been on a 'level three' avalanche alert, out of a maximum five, and several avalanches were also reported elsewhere.
Ireland has the third highest cancer death rate in the European Union, according to a Eurostat report. Around 30% of all deaths in the country are caused by cancer as against 26% across EU, the report reveals. Cancer can be treated once it is diagnosed early," he said.
With a series of rallies planned across Europe on February 6 by anti-refugee group PEGIDA, protesters turned out in opposition with pro-refugee banners and slogans. In Dublin, Ireland, hundreds rallied on O’Connell Street, waving pro-refugee and anti-racism banners. Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, kept the anti-racism protesters apart from the Pegida group. Credit: Razan Ibraheem
Hi Tops is like any other sports bar in San Francisco on the eve of the Super Bowl: bedecked in beery flags, aglow from the action on several television screens. The bar is on Market Street, just a couple miles uphill from where tourists have been flocking to the corporate sinkhole that has been Super Bowl City.
Wigan saw off a second-half fightback from Catalans Dragons as they ground out a 12-6 win in the opening round of Super League. Michael McIlorum scored two tries to give the Warriors a 10-0 lead at half-time at the DW Stadium on Friday night, and though Dragons hit back with a try of their own within three minutes of the start of the second half, the visitors were unable to orchestrate a famous fightback in their first outing of the new campaign. Matty Smith then added a penalty to close out a game that was plagued by poor weather from the outset.
Three of the raiders were wearing SWAT uniforms and carrying assault weapons.
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Scotty T has been crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2016.
The independent TD has hit back at the criticism, saying he has permission.
The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anissa Makhlouf al-Assad, died on Saturday at the age of 86, state media reported.
HSBC has agreed to pay a fine to settle US federal and state investigations in relation to the 2007-2009 housing crisis. On 5 February, it said it would pay $470m (£324.1m, €421.2m) over "abusive mortgage practices" against homeowners who found it difficult to pay their mortgage payments during the crisis, which saw about 7 million Americans lose their homes. It was alleged that the British bank had "robo-signed" thousands of foreclosure documents, without reviewing the paperwork, leading to evictions.
Scuffles broke out in central Dublin at the launch of the anti-Islamisation group Pegida.
Syrian Kurdish separatists have announced plans to open "representation" offices in several capitals, starting next week with Damascus regime ally Moscow, an official told AFP on Saturday.
Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers sought survivors, with more than 150 missing in the quake zone.