Falling bricks leave woman fighting for her life in east London

Falling bricks leave woman fighting for her life in east London

A woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after being struck by falling bricks that tumbled from a crane at an east London building site. The victim is in a critical condition after she was hit by debris from a pallet of bricks that dropped from a Tower Hamlets construction site on Tuesday. Witnesses say […]

Kemerovo fire: Russia crowd condemns officials over disaster

Kemerovo fire: Russia crowd condemns officials over disaster

Thousands of people are protesting in the Siberian city of Kemerovo, angry at Russian officials over the leisure complex fire that killed at least 64 people, 41 of them children. President Vladimir Putin arrived in Kemerovo earlier and blamed “criminal negligence” for Sunday’s blaze. Relatives say as many as 85 people are still missing, most […]

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK. US President Donald Trump has ordered 60 Russian diplomats to leave the country. Germany, France, Ukraine, Canada and various European countries have also expelled envoys. Russia has […]

Massive crowds rally across US to urge tighter gun controls

Massive crowds rally across US to urge tighter gun controls

WASHINGTON/PARKLAND: Hundreds of thousands of Americans galvanized by last month’s Florida school massacre rallied on Saturday at nationwide March For Our Lives protests led by students demanding tighter gun laws. Carrying signs with slogans including “If they choose guns over our kids, vote them out,” protesters in Washington jammed Pennsylvania Avenue as students from the […]

Man tries to sell 4-year-old daughter for sex in 'Daddy's little girl' online ad, gets 60 years prison term

Man tries to sell 4-year-old daughter for sex in 'Daddy's little girl' online ad, gets 60 years prison term

Washington: A 30-year-old man, trying to prostitute his four-year-old daughter to several clients for sex, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday. In 2015, the Wisconsin-based Andrew James Turley,  28-year-old at the time, posted an advertisement on Craigslist titled “Play with Daddie’s Little Girl”. In the ad description, Turley mentioned his daughter […]

‘No 10 outed me over Brexit electoral fraud allegations,’ says former Leave campaigner

‘No 10 outed me over Brexit electoral fraud allegations,’ says former Leave campaigner

Theresa May’s political secretary has been accused of ‘outing’ his former partner as gay in an attempt to stop him exposing alleged breaches of campaign finance rules. The allegations center on the Vote Leave Brexit campaign. Shahmir Sanni, a former research director of BeLeave, claimed Downing Street aide Stephen Parkinson revealed the pair’s relationship in […]

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Sydney: A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of an island of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, officials said, but the tremor posed no tsunami threat to the region.  There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which was centered in a much more […]

Exposed: Court documents cast doubt on Boris Johnson’s claim nerve gas is in ‘no doubt’ Novichok

Exposed: Court documents cast doubt on Boris Johnson’s claim nerve gas is in ‘no doubt’ Novichok

Boris Johnson has insisted that British chemical lab Porton Down told him the nerve agent used to attack the Skripals was definitely Novichok. However, court documents suggest there is no such certainty. In an interview with Deutsche Welle on Thursday, the UK foreign secretary claimed that a Porton Down scientist was “absolutely categorical” in confirming […]

Protesters attack district official after landfill gas allegedly poisons children

Protesters attack district official after landfill gas allegedly poisons children

A district official from the Russian town of Volokolamsk was attacked by a group of protesters, who said that pollution from a major landfill site near their homes has poisoned their children. Read more Earlier this week, around 50 local children sought medical treatment for symptoms of mild poisoning, including a skin rash, sore throats, […]

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