- In pics: Dozens killed as military plane crashes in Indonesian village of Medan Tue, Jun 30, 2015
A military plane has crashed into houses and hotels in the city of Medan in Indonesia, killing dozens of people. Local television showed black smoke and flames billowing from a residential neighbourhood. Red Cross worker Eko Triandi, who was helping emergency teams at a nearby hospital, said it had received 38 bodies, including that of a child. Twelve people, including the pilot, were aboard the … More »
- Deadly Suicide Attack On Mosque In Kuwait Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Four people were killed in a suicide attack on Friday on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait City, the governor of Kuwait City Thabet al-Muhanna said.
Speaking by telephone from Kuwait, Muhanna told Reuters that eight people were in critical condition. A witness said the bombing happened when the mosque was packed with some 2,000 worshippers during Friday prayers. (Reuters)… More »
- Glastonbury 2015: Festival Goers Pour In As Gates Open Wed, Jun 24, 2015
Tens of thousands of people are expected to pour through the gates of the Glastonbury Festival armed with wellies and rain coats today.
Organisers believe around 90% of the 135,000 ticket-holders will have set up camp by the end of the day, in a bid to get the best camping spots.
This years headline acts include Kanye West, The Who and Florence and the Machine, the latter being upgraded in the… More »
- Chameleon In A Handbag Found By UK Border Force Fri, Jun 19, 2015
Scorpions in postal packages, a chameleon in a handbag and 10,000 seahorses are all among the illicit cargo seized in a smuggling crackdown at the UK border. Ivory tusks, a polar bear skin and 400 live tortoises were also among the thousands of items found by UK Border Force in a worldwide operation to tackle the 'illegal and barbaric' trade of endangered animals and plants.
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- 'Amazon - From Paradise to Inferno': Deforestation continues to threaten rainforest Wed, Nov 13, 2013
The Amazon rainforest is being eaten away at by deforestation, much of which takes place as areas are burnt by large fires to clear land for agriculture. Initial data from Brazil's space agency suggests that destruction of the vast rainforest - the largest in the world - spiked by more than a third over the past year, wiping out an area more than twice the size of the city of Los Angeles. If the … More »
- Friends And Family Gather For Charles Kennedy's Funeral Fri, Jun 12, 2015
Family, friends and politicians have gathered in a small Highland village to bid a fond farewell at the funeral of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.
Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander are among those paying their last respects at St John the Evangelist church in Caol, Fort William, near his home.… More »
- Deadly Germanwings Airbus A320 crash In the French Alps Tue, Mar 24, 2015
- Philadelphia Train Derails Killing At Least Five Wed, May 13, 2015
An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, killing at least five people and injuring several more. Some passengers climbed out of windows to get away.
Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and firefighters have said dozens of people were hospitalized and six were critically… More »
- Pictures Of The Week: Dachshunds, Dinosaurs and Droughts Fri, Jun 5, 2015
Here's our selection of the best images from around the world in the last seven days … More »