'Multiple fatalities' in Florida shooting.
'Multiple fatalities' in Florida shooting.
An Oxford University student who was spared jail after stabbing her ex-boyfriend may be allowed to return to her studies. Lavinia Woodward, a medical student and aspiring heart surgeon, attacked her ex-boyfriend with a bread knife at her university accommodation at Christ Church College. Now it has emerged the 24-year-old will be allowed to suspend her studies for 18 months at one of the university’s richest colleges, thereby delaying any disciplinary hearing against her.
Spain's foreign minister Alfonso Dastis says British expats will be able to stay in the country even if Britain leaves the European Union without striking a withdrawal deal.
Ronald Koeman spent big on his squad this summer to raise expectations, but the Toffees sit 16th in the table heading into the weekend's action and without a win in four games - losing a bad-tempered Europa League home clash to Lyon on Thursday. The Everton manager arguably needs a result against Arsenal to avoid being sacked, while Arsene Wenger is also under pressure to deliver at Goodison.
Russian blogger and Putin critic Alexi Navalny has announced on social media his release from detention after spending about three weeks in jail. Navalny was arrested last month near his home in Moscow following a Facebook post calling on his supporters to attend an unauthorised public rally. He hopes to run for president next year, but he is effectively barred from taking part in the ballot because of a suspended prison sentence .. something Navalny says was politically motivated. While not being allowed much time on state television, Navalny gets his message out to his millions of subscribers and followers on YouTube and Twitter. After his release on Sunday (October 22), Navalny said on social media he planned to speak at a political meeting in the town of Astrakhan in southern Russia.
Sadiq Khan’s £10 weekday T-Charge will come into play on Monday in a bid to cut levels of toxic air in central London. The YouGov poll published ahead of the launch showed of 1,053 adults found 74 per cent strongly or tended to support the T-Charge. T-Charge is a £10 emissions surcharge paid in addition to the Congestion Charge for vehicles travelling through central London.
Community leaders from the home town of jihadi Abu Sa'eed Al Britani say evidence suggesting he was imprisoned by Islamic State could deter other young Muslims from travelling to Syria. Sky News has found his name scrawled on a wall of a prison in the recently liberated town of Raqqa, the one-time headquarters of IS. Abu Sa'eed left for Syria in 2014 and is on a UN sanctions list.
The five living former presidents all appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise cash for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush gathered in College Station, Texas, in a bid to unite the country in compassion.
A diver who became separated from his boat has said he is lucky to be alive after swimming miles back to shore while being stalked by a large tiger shark. John Craig was fishing underwater between Denham and Cape Peron in Western Australia when his boat experienced engine problems and was swept away in strong currents. After shouting and splashing in an attempt to alert his crew mate, Mr Craig put his head in the water and saw the 4m (13ft) tiger shark "approaching within arm's reach".
Police have stormed a bowling alley in Nuneaton where a gunman took two members of staff hostage on Sunday, bringing the incident to an end. Warwickshire police said a man was arrested and no one was injured in the incident. “At 2.30pm this afternoon Warwickshire police received reports of a man with a firearm in Nuneaton.
The World Health Organisation has reversed its decision to make Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador. The appointment was described as "laughable" and an "insult" as critics claimed Mr Mugabe's policies and alleged human rights abuses have run Zimbabwe's health system into the ground. WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he had "listened carefully" to the criticism, consulted with the Zimbabwean government and concluded that Mr Mugabe's removal "is in the best interests" of WHO.
Britain can only come up with a figure for a financial settlement with the European Union when Brexit has been agreed, trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, warning leaders not to believe London is bluffing over a no deal. Prime Minister Theresa May won a reprieve last week in the talks to unravel more than 40 years of union, when EU leaders offered a signal that the negotiations could move on to a discussion of future ties in December.
A Scottish man has been sentenced to three months in jail in Dubai for touching a man’s hip as he carried a drink through a crowded bar. Jamie Harron, 27, was arrested for public indecency at the Rock Bottom bar on 15 July. It was thought the case against Harron might have been dropped after reports that the businessman he touched had withdrawn his complaint.
The University of Cambridge has banned its Arabic students from studying in Palestinian territories as part of their year abroad. The decision comes after a number of Cambridge students travelling there were either interrogated or deported by Israeli security. The Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been occupied by the Israeli state since the Six Day War of 1967.
Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions Sunday for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea.
When last we saw Rick Grimes and his band of survivors on The Walking Dead, they had banded together their allies for a war on Negan and the Saviors. Rick and his core group of survivors include Michonne (now his girlfriend), his son Carl, Daryl, Carol, Morgan, Rosita, Tara, and Maggie. This core group enjoys an alliance with members from the Alexandria group, located where Rick and his gang now live, the Kingdom, led by Ezekiel, and Hilltop, which splits its leadership between Jesus, Maggie and Gregory.
Writing out of Washington DC, the temptation is to focus on the US – and there are certainly two huge issues affecting US economic policy that will move forward in the next few weeks. One is taxes, the other is the chairperson of the Federal Reserve. What will a tax cut do to the US economy?
Shepherds drove 1,300 sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain on Sunday. The event which is known as the Fiesta de la Transhumancia defends ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital's traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat its way past some of the city's most well-known locations.
A man in the West Bank was arrested by Israeli police after he wrote "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook and then software mistranslated his words as "attack them". Palestinian builder Halawim Halawi had posted the words with a photo of himself in the Israeli settlement of Beitar Ilit where he works. Facebook's automatic translation software interpreted the post to mean "attack them" in Hebrew and "hurt them" in English, according to Haaretz.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Elephant Protection Act into law after it was passed by the state legislature in June. Animal rights campaigners argue elephants used in performances are subjected to cruel treatment at the hands of circus trainers. Today I signed legislation banning the use of elephants in entertainment acts.
A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or "prohibited area" in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end to its isolation from the rest of the country. The Namibia Press Agency said a new road has opened between the Namibian town of Rosh Pinah and Oranjemund, ending a decades-long system whereby travelers had to get security clearance before entering the Sperrgebiet.