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US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria 18 January 2018 Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption The US special forces and military advisers are deployed in northern and eastern Syria The US will maintain an open-ended military presence...
Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'

Japan warns over North Korean 'charm offensive'

Japan warns over North Korean ‘charm offensive’ 17 January 2018 Related Topics North Korea missile tests Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has recently moved towards talks with its Southern counterpart Japan has told an international...
Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas 16 January 2018 Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish military lorries were photographed transporting tanks to the border with Syria on Tuesday Turkey’s president has warned of...
US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

16 January 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Palestinians like these in Gaza City receive UN food aid The US is withholding more than half of the $ 125m (£90m) it gives to the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $ 60...
Cranberries singer was to re-record Zombie

Cranberries singer was to re-record Zombie

The lead singer of Irish band Cranberries had been due to record a new version of their hit song Zombie the day after she died. Dolores O’Riordan was found dead at a hotel room in London’s Park Lane on Monday, just hours before she was booked to sing with...
Adults and children found chained up in US home

Adults and children found chained up in US home

Twelve siblings ranging in age from two to 29 have been found shackled to their beds in their homes with chains and padlocks. A 17-year-old girl managed to escape and tell police her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive by their parents. Riverside County...
Romania loses second PM in seven months

Romania loses second PM in seven months

15 January 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Tudose has served for less than seven months in the post Romania has lost its second prime minister in seven months after Mihai Tudose’s own political party withdrew its backing. The Social Democrat (PSD)...
Deneuve apologises to sexual attack victims

Deneuve apologises to sexual attack victims

Film star Catherine Deneuve has apologised to sexual abuse victims after signing a letter saying men should be “free to hit on women”. The letter was signed by 100 French women and said the flurry of accusations against powerful men since the Harvey...
Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment

Chile complains of World Bank unfair treatment 15 January 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Paul Romer is the World Bank’s chief economist Chilean officials have accused the World Bank of treating the country unfairly for several years. Foreign...

Donald Trump: 'I am not a racist'

The President insists he is “not a racist” despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa. Questioned by a reporter in Florida following reports that he said Haiti and Africa were “shithole countries” in a...
Critical alert as Philippines volcano fears grow

Critical alert as Philippines volcano fears grow

Thousands of people have been forced into emergency shelters by an active volcano in the Philippines, with warnings a “hazardous eruption” could happen in days. Officials raised the alert level around Mount Mayon in Albay province to critical after it...
Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre

Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre

Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre 14 January 2018 At least eight people have been killed and dozens more injured after a blast triggered a fire at a community centre in northern Portugal. The fire in Vila Nova da Rainha started when a heating boiler in the...

'OMG': Florida man bags $451m lottery jackpot

“Oh. My. God.” was the response of 20-year-old Shane Missler on Facebook after he bagged a $ 451m (£328m) Mega Millions lottery jackpot. Instead of taking the full prize across several payments over a period of time, the Florida resident opted to receive a...
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