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Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from holy site

Israel bans Muslim men under 50 from holy site

Israeli police have banned men under the age of 50 from entering Jerusalem’s Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions continue to rise over the installation of metal detectors outside the al Aqsa/Temple Mount compound. There have now been almost daily...
OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison 20 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimpson: “I did my time” Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years...
28 WTF Pictures From Vladimir Putin’s Crazy Life

28 WTF Pictures From Vladimir Putin’s Crazy Life

Vladimir Putin, president of Russia and former KGB spy, has led quite the life. Since taking office in 1999, his knack for controlling his public image in the media has been centered around his tough-guy persona, something the Kremlin has worked hard to craft through...
Wildfires rage in Europe – from France to Croatia

Wildfires rage in Europe – from France to Croatia

Wildfires are raging in parts of central and southern Europe, with thousands of firefighters tackling blazes in five countries. About 12 wildfires broke out in Croatia‘s second largest city of Split, a popular tourist destination. Several cars were burned and a...
Russia demands return of property from US

Russia demands return of property from US

Russia is demanding the immediate return of diplomatic properties seized by the Obama administration after claims Moscow hacked the US election. The Kremlin has accused the United States of setting conditions on the return of the compounds in New York and Maryland....
Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 12 July 2017 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright BAS Image caption It’s currently mid-winter in the Antarctic. The berg-producing crack was last filmed in the...
Family saved from drowning by human chain

Family saved from drowning by human chain

Nine people have been saved from drowning by dozens of beachgoers who formed a human chain to pull them to shore. Roberta Ursrey and her husband, mother, nephew and sons were caught in a rip current some 90m from the beach at Panama City, Florida, on Saturday...
Trump Jr 'was told lawyer had info from Kremlin'

Trump Jr 'was told lawyer had info from Kremlin'

Donald Trump’s eldest son was told a Russian lawyer he met during the presidential campaign had information from the Russian government, the New York Times says. The paper said Donald Trump Jr received an email from music publicist Rob Goldstone indicating that...
$152,000 painting stolen from Sydney home

$152,000 painting stolen from Sydney home

Valuable Colin John McCahon painting stolen in Sydney 7 July 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright NSW Police Image caption The stolen painting, Comet (F13), by New Zealand artist Colin John McCahon A valuable artwork by renowned New Zealand artist Colin...

Volvo ditching all-petrol cars from 2019

Volvo is to become the first mainstream car manufacturer to produce only electric or hybrid vehicles. The Swedish firm’s president, Hakan Samuelsson, said it “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car”. It means that from 2019 all of...
'Take migrants from Libya' EU tells countries

'Take migrants from Libya' EU tells countries

African migrants currently in Libya who qualify as refugees will be legally resettled to the European Union, according to the European Commission. The surprise announcement, one of a number of “immediate measures” made in a new EU Action Plan, is designed...
Etihad flights to and from US avoid laptop ban

Etihad flights to and from US avoid laptop ban

Etihad flights to and from US avoid laptop ban 3 July 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright EPA Image caption The ban meant many people had to pack away laptops and other gadgets before flying Passengers on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to the US will be...
Samsung launches phone made from recalled Note 7s

Samsung launches phone made from recalled Note 7s

Samsung is to start selling mobile phones made from the recycled parts of Galaxy Note 7 handsets, which were due to reports they were catching fire. Called the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (Note FE), the phone is going to hit South Korean shelves this week for 700,000 won...
Qatar will defend itself from Gulf neighbours

Qatar will defend itself from Gulf neighbours

Qatar’s neighbours are plotting to topple its emir, the country’s defence minister has told Sky News. In an exclusive interview, Khalid al Attiyah said Qatar is prepared to defend itself if necessary, as the deadline imposed by neighbouring countries to...
Plane crashes on motorway yards from airport

Plane crashes on motorway yards from airport

Two people were hurt after a small plane crashed on a motorway near an airport close to Los Angeles in southern California. The Cessna 310 aircraft burst in to flames on Interstate 405, just short of a runway at John Wayne Airport in Costa Mesa around 9:30am on...
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