Donald Trump has given what has been branded his most unintelligible interview yet. The US president spoke to the Associated Press as he approaches his 100th day in the White House. There are 16 instances in the transcript in which a portion of Mr Trump’s answers are deemed ‘uninRead More »
By James Pearson and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan. The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to mounting concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.
Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died aged 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said the former child star was found unresponsive after authorities received an emergency call. Californian-born Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old and joined the cast in Happy Days as Joanie, the kid sister to Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham, in 1974.
Who is Emmanuel Macron, the centrist frontrunner? Why does the French Presidential Election matter to the UK? Le Pen celebrates victory but warns 'survival of France at stake' Gallery: French presidential elections 2017 - in pictures How the world reacted Euro surges towards six-month high on election relief
Sam Allardyce toasted another unexpected scalp for Crystal Palace by claiming his tactics "exposed Liverpool's weaknesses time and time again" at Anfield. Having already shocked Chelsea and Arsenal this month, the former England boss added a third major result as Christian Benteke's brace secured a 2-1 win which dents Jurgen Klopp's Champions League hopes. Philippe Coutinho gave the Reds the lead with a sumptuous free-kick in the 24th minute but Benteke once again haunted his former club, finishing a swift counter-attack from close-range then nodding home a second-half corner.
Wendy Bowman, an 83-year-old farmer, has been awarded the Goldman environmental prize, awarded across six global regions for grassroots work. For three decades Bowman has fought the march of open-cut coalmines across the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, and helped organise her community to protect agricultural land and water.
Theresa May has called a general election for June 8, amid polls that indicate she could win a huge Tory majority in Parliament. Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. What are the betting odds for the UK general election?
Police have appealed for witnesses and urged the "criminal fraternity" to help find the killers of Michael Samwell who was run over by his own car. The former Royal Navy officer was found seriously injured in a parking area at the rear of his house in the Chorlton area of Manchester and died around an hour later in hospital. Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This is the murder of an innocent man who has merely sought to protect his property from criminals.
An Italian-born author and conservationist has been shot in the stomach by suspected cattle herders in northern Kenya. Kuki Gallmann was ambushed as she was driving in her conservation park in Laikipia. Rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service were able to intervene and fight off the attackers.
What if JFK had lived? While most speculation in that vein covers civil rights legislation and the Vietnam War, one video game is using Kennedy’s space legacy as a source of broad and terrifying inspiration. Prey, from Arkane Studios, is a near-future thriller that centers on a stranded astronaut aboard Talos 1, an enormous space station the U.S. built in conjunction with the Soviet Union in an alternate timeline where Kennedy led the nation to the moon and beyond.
By Mohammed Al-Ramahi MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Toy shops are thriving in eastern Mosul, with Iraqi children once again able to buy dolls, teddy bears or action figures after Islamic State was driven out of the area. The militant group banned toys with faces or eyes during the three years they controlled Iraq's second largest city, including any anthropomorphic animals, which they deemed a form of idolatry. "Under Islamic State, any toys with faces we would have to make them veiled (if it is female) or only show eyes.
Peruvian police are evaluating the possible expulsion of two foreigners for "inciting" rural communities to protest against the Hudbay Minerals mining company, which owns a copper mine in the nation, the country's interior ministry said on Sunday. The police, the ministry said, had requested documents from U.S. citizen John Dougherty, 61, and Canadian citizen Jennifer Moore, 42, who entered Peru earlier in April while claiming to be tourists. "The authorities have abundant information that documents that their condition (as tourists) has not been complied with, as they have dedicated themselves to inciting townspeople ... against Canadian mining activity in Peru, in particular against the Constancia mine owned by the Hudbay company," the ministry said in a statement.
Anglican cathedrals could be forced to charge for entry or face closure, amid dwindling public funding and expensive running costs. Financial crisis is threatening the future of half of England's Anglican cathedrals, the chairman of a new working group has warned.
We're just starting to get the first specks of summer – a flash of sun here, a pair of pasty legs there – so it must be time to get out your calendar and plan for some serious hours sitting in a dark cinema. Summer is blockbuster season in movieland and there are some massive hitters coming your way this year. Grab your diary and family-sized bag of popcorn: here are the 17 most exciting movies heading to cinemas soon - ranked in order of excitingness. From Digital Spy
In a document submitted to California regulators earlier this month, Apple has outlined plan to train the operators of self-driving cars, seeding details about its autonomous driving system technology.
As the image of one the greatest mathematicians of all time, a statue of Archimedes might be expected to inspire logic and reason.
By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) - New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia. New Zealand's civil aviation authority "is assessing the evidence to determine what is appropriate," Transport Minister Simon Bridges told Reuters in an interview in Dubai.
Miranda was four months pregnant and extremely anxious when she got her first HIV test. Miranda—who asked to use a pseudonym to protect her safety and privacy—had never been tested. After her diagnosis, Miranda was referred to Safe and Sound, a program to reduce violence against pregnant women in South Africa, where it is disturbingly common.
Linguistic experts have warned that the Icelandic language is at risk of dying out in the modern society. The widespread use of English in the country, both for tourism and for voice-controlled electronic devices, has slowly reduced the numbers of people speaking Icelandic to less than 400,000. Asgeir Jonsson, an economics professor at the University of Iceland, said without a unique language the country could experience a brain drain.
The suspect in the attack on the Borussia Dortmund Team bus on 11 April was looking to profit financially in a convoluted plan reliant on a share price crash. This is a step change, all be it with some heritage, but it is ultimately a flawed one.
A London Marathon runner helped an exhausted competitor across the finishing line in an act of sportsmanship that increased his own time. Swansea Harriers runner Matthew Rees stopped 300 metres from the finish after he noticed David Wyeth was no longer able to stand. Mr Rees realised Mr Wyeth would not be able to finish the race so decided to help him complete the final stretch.
Updated with new pictures on 23/04/2017! Your full collection of pictures revealing what's ahead in Walford in the week commencing Monday, April 24. From Digital Spy