‘We’re sorry’: UK apologizes for Belhaj rendition that led to torture by Gaddafi forces (VIDEO)

‘We’re sorry’: UK apologizes for Belhaj rendition that led to torture by Gaddafi forces (VIDEO)

UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright has apologized to Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, admitting the UK government’s complicity in their rendition and ‘mistreatment’ at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan forces. Putting an end to a six-year legal dispute, Wright admitted to the Commons that “the United Kingdom government’s actions contributed to […]

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

North Korea frees three US detainees ahead of Trump summit

North Korea has freed three US citizens from prison, according to a tweet from US President Donald Trump. It is viewed as a goodwill gesture ahead of a historic summit between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Mr Trump said he would greet the men when they return with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump is to reveal whether the US will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. Mr Trump has been highly critical of the 2015 accord, under which Iran limited its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. European states see it as the best […]

Kadyrov praises Putin's role in defeating terrorism, restoring Chechen economy

Kadyrov praises Putin's role in defeating terrorism, restoring Chechen economy

Thanks to Vladimir Putin’s resolute decisions the Chechen people have defeated terrorism and restored the economy in the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov said ahead of the Russian Presidential Inauguration ceremony. “Chechnya has transformed. We all remember that 18 years ago we had no schools, no roads and no infrastructure, the economy was on the lowest possible […]

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

India police arrest main suspect after teen raped and burned alive

Indian police say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old alive on Friday in the state of Jharkhand. She was killed after her parents complained to village elders that she had been raped, according to […]

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani warns Trump of 'historic regret' over nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the US will face “historic regret” if Donald Trump scraps the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Mr Rouhani’s comments come as the US president decides whether to pull out of the deal by a 12 May deadline. Mr Trump has strongly criticised the agreement, calling it “insane”. The 2015 […]

US Navy resurrects Second Fleet in Atlantic to counter Russia

US Navy resurrects Second Fleet in Atlantic to counter Russia

The US Navy has said it will re-establish its Second Fleet, as Russia becomes more assertive. Chief of Naval Operations Adm John Richardson said the fleet, disbanded in 2011, would oversee forces on the US East Coast and North Atlantic. He said the National Defense Strategy, published earlier this year, made it clear that the […]

Black Death: UKIP general secretary compares party to bubonic plague

Black Death: UKIP general secretary compares party to bubonic plague

UKIP’s disastrous performance in the local elections in England has prompted a senior figure to compare the party to the Black Death, a disease that killed over 50m across Europe in the 14th century. By 9am on Friday morning the party had lost 92 out of its 183 councilors. The only high point was in […]

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Kilauea: Hawaii emergency declared over volcano eruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 residents. Streams of lava have been seen running through woods and bubbling on to roads. Extreme levels of dangerous sulphur dioxide gas have been […]

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