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Australians head to the polls on Saturday to vote in a national election that shows the Opposition ahead in opinion polls. The Labor Party is narrowly ahead of the ruling conservative coalition although a strong showing by climate-focused independents could lead to a hung parliament. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese's centre-left Labor Party is a favourite to win its first election since 2007.
Pope Francis has expressed his spiritual closeness to Catholics in China and voiced hope that the church there operates in “freedom and tranquility
Police are investigating claims that a van driver "crushed" three ducklings by mowing them down as they were crossing the road. Staffordshire Police said officers were made aware of the incident, which took place in Trentham, a southern suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday. Images of the ducklings laying in the road were shared across social media after being posted on Facebook by a man called Steven Walley.
Foreign secretary says topics of conversation ranged from the peace treaty to ‘the importance of free trade’ and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Footage filmed on May 21 shows the spectacle of Mount Etna's most recent eruption, with breathtaking rivers and jets of lava. Yesterday (May 20) the Italian Civic Protection issued a warning alert for Mount Etna, an active volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy. The level of alert was raised from green to yellow. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Etneo Observatory, announced that starting from 3 pm a new effusive vent opened on the northern side of the SE Crater, at an altitude of about 3250 metres height above mean sea level, immediately north-west of the mouth which opened on 12 May. A small lava flow is currently emitted from the new vent in a north-easterly direction. A The SE Crater continues to be affected by Strombolian explosive activity of variable intensity, Accompanied by discontinuous emissions of diluted ash that disperses in a southwest direction. From the seismic point of view, the average amplitude of the volcanic tremor, while showing large fluctuations in its trend, remains in the range of high values. The source of the volcanic tremor is located below the SE Crater, at a depth of about 3000m. The infrasonic activity at the SE Crater is quite sustained both in the number and in the energy of the infrasonic transients. The signals acquired by the GNSS and clinometric networks do not show significant variations associated with the phenomenology in place.
‘The Underground Railroad’ author joked he would dedicate his speaking time to a discussion of Critical Race Theory as he kicked off the inaugural event in New Mexico
World leaders are descending on the Swiss mountain resort for the WEF's belated annual meeting. Here's what the 2022 event is likely to have in store.
Animal lured with “a pile of grain, oil and pastries” before being killed, according to officials in the state
PM says Australians ‘need to vote Liberal and Nationals’ so he can stop future boats, despite Labor’s identical policy on boat turnbacks
An Iraqi court has postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession
The rapper spoke with the PA News Agency at the tournament, hosted by Queens Park Rangers.
Sky After Dark regulars say the Liberal party must distinguish itself by appealing to ‘conservative values that Labor have abandoned’
A MAN is due to appear in court in connection with the death of Samuel Hamilton in Bellshill.
Pressure is growing on Number 10 to explain a meeting between Sue Gray and Boris Johnson as it emerged an unnamed Downing Street official suggested the pair get together. Opposition MPs have demanded more details about the event, which took place some weeks ago and was made public last night by Sky News. Downing Street sources issued a statement which said the meeting had not been ordered by the PM personally.
This is the moment a distraught tenant threw a gas cylinder and several other belongings from her balcony in China. Shocked onlookers filmed the woman hurling the gas tank down onto the street in Maoming city, Guangdong province on May 15. She also threw out boxes, shoes, bags, and other items that formed a pile on the road.
The special programme starring the royal couple is due to be aired on June 2.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has said he does not know who requested a meeting between the prime minister and Sue Gray over her partygate report, but is confident there was "no way" she would allow herself to be influenced by anybody.
Lorraine Kelly and her daughter Rosie were among the guests at the opening night of the Glyndebourne opera festival.
LIFEBOAT crews rushed to help the medical evacuation of a patient from Green Island.
Rail bosses are drawing up emergency plans to stop what is expected to be the biggest rail strike in modern history leaving supermarket shelves empty and petrol pumps dry.