- Greece's debt crisis Tue, Jun 30, 2015
After months of acrimony, Greece finally clinched a bailout agreement with its European creditors that will, if implemented, secure the country's place in the euro and avoid financial collapse.
The terms of the deal, however, will be painful both for Greeks and their radical left-led government, which since its election in January had vowed to stand up to the creditors and reject the budget… More »
- The United States and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations Mon, Jul 20, 2015
The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.
The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties on July 20 came into force just after midnight Sunday and the diplomatic missions of each country were upgraded from interests sections to embassies. When… More »
- Deadly suicide car bombing in Suruc, Turkey Mon, Jul 20, 2015
At least 28 people were killed Monday in a suicide attack in a Turkish town on the Syrian border, with officials pointing the finger of blame at the Islamic State group.
The blast ripped through a cultural centre in Suruc, a town opposite the Syrian flashpoint of Kobane -- which was hit shortly afterwards by a suicide car bombing.The force of the explosion in Suruc smashed the windows of the … More »
- Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack at JBay Open Mon, Jul 20, 2015
Australian surf champion Mick Fanning's shocked mother feared she had lost another son after he was attacked by a huge shark in South Africa, with the sport's top names also left shaken Monday by the terrifying close call.
The 34-year-old was competing in the final heat of a world tour event at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa's Eastern Cape province on Sunday when a looming black fin appeared behind… More »
- The heroes of 7/7 Mon, Jul 6, 2015
Emergency services first responders pose for portraits ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks. … More »
- In pictures: 7/7 attacks remembered Mon, Jul 6, 2015
It's been 10 years since four bombers detonated devices on three Underground trains and a bus in Tavistock, killing 52 civilians and injuring over 700 more, making it the worst terror attack in Britain since the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. On July 7, we remember those we lost, those who were heroes, and the day the United Kingdom refused to bow to those who wanted us to live in fear. Here, a brief … More »
- 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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