Tuesday, 31 May 2016

US Issues Euro 2016 Terror Attack Warning



Americans planning to travel to Europe for events this summer are being told to "exercise vigilance" in public places.

Former Miss Turkey Guilty Of Insulting President


Free speech advocates in Turkey raise alarm over what they say is an erosion of people's rights to speak out.

Shield Actor Found Guilty Of Wife's Killing



Michael Jace faces between 40 years and life in prison after a Los Angeles jury convicts him of second-degree murder.

Austin Reed To Close All Stores By End Of June



No viable solution has been found to save the 116-year-old clothing chain since it entered administration five weeks ago.

Swimwear Model Gets 15 Years For Shooting Ex


Slovakian Mayka Kukucova is sentenced to 15 years in prison for murdering a British expat millionaire in Spain.

Tumblr Hack: '65m Passwords And Emails For Sale'



Three years after a major security breach at Tumblr, details on the scale of the incident are now emerging.

Rashford Named In England's Euro 2016 Squad



The Manchester United striker continues his meteoric rise, earning a place in Roy Hodgson's plans for the tournament in France.

Liam Fee: Mother and partner guilty of murdering two-year-old boy



Mother Rachel Fee and her partner Nyomi have been found guilty of murdering Rachel's two-year-old son Liam in Fife.

Kuwait jails three ruling family members for insulting emir



They were among 13 people charged with using WhatsApp and Twitter to insult the emir and publish false news.

'Dozens Killed' In Airstrikes On Syrian City



Airstrikes near a hospital and mosque in the Syrian city of Idlib are reported to have killed 60 people.

Police Appeal Over Missing Boys Aged 9 And 11

 
 
Police are asking for help from the public to find two young boys from Manchester who have not been seen since Monday evening.

Bride refused entry to Grand Mosque on grounds of ‘modesty’



An Arab woman had to be told that she could not enter the Grand Mosque in Makkah wearing a wedding dress.

Roy Hodgson concedes England may not have the outstanding individuals needed to win Euro 2016



Roy Hodgson fears England may not have the outstanding individuals needed to win a major tournament.

Kuwait upholds death sentence for mosque blast ringleader



Court also upholds jail terms of between two and 15 years for eight people, and acquits 15 others.

Adele 'buys $9.5million mansion in Beverly Hills'



Adele has splashed out $9.5million on a luxury mansion in Beverly Hills, it has been claimed.
The star has sparked rumours she could be set to swap the UK for the States, as she branched her property portfolio out.

Israel and Turkey close to reconciliation: Netanyahu


Netanyahu made the remarks on Monday, meeting with visiting American congressmen, Israeli daily Ha'aretz reported.

Saudi Arabia executes Nigerian man, marking 95th execution this year


Saudi Arabia on Monday carried out its 95th execution in 2016, putting it on track to top last year's number of capital punishments, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Former Boss Of Insurance Giant Kills Himself


The body of multimillionaire Martin Senn, Zurich's ex-CEO, was found at a holiday apartment in the Swiss resort town of Klosters.

Syria conflict: Chief opposition negotiator resigns



The chief negotiator of Syria's main opposition umbrella group, Mohammed Alloush, has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks.

Japan believes hostage photo is genuine



Japan says it believes in the authenticity of a newly released photo purporting to show a Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria.

Bahrain extends opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman's jail term



An appeals court in Bahrain has increased from four to nine years a prison sentence imposed on the country's main Shia opposition leader.

Australia to sell £8m of seized bitcoins



A collection of bitcoins worth about £8m, which had been confiscated by police in Australia, will be auctioned off in June.

France labour dispute: Rail workers strike as protests continue



French railway workers are to go on strike as unions continue to protest against planned labour reforms.

Soldiers die in Indian army ammunition depot fire



Seventeen Indian soldiers have been killed in a massive fire at a military ammunition depot in western Maharashtra state, army officials say.

Pele sells off his life in the beautiful game


 
It is a conundrum to challenge even the best of hosts. What do you give as a gift to a global football icon who has everything?

North Korea missile test launch off 'fails'



North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.
 

Monday, 30 May 2016

A man is facing an attempted murder charge over a violent attack on police officers



A 27-year-old American man is facing an attempted murder charge over a violent attack on police officers in their patrol car, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

Suspicious Package Causes White House Lockdown



A woman has reportedly been arrested after throwing something over the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue.

England v Sri Lanka: James Anderson and Alastair Cook seal nine-wicket victory



Second Test, Chester-le-Street, day four:

Student Dies After 'Face Set On Fire By Ex'



Two cars drove by the Italian student as she screamed for help before being set alight with alcohol and a cigarette lighter.

Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy & Jason Day head to Ohio in form


In recent weeks the so-called "big three" was being reduced to the "big one" because Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy were struggling to live with the excellence of top dog Jason Day.

Four Stabbed In Clashes After Luton Carnival



One man and five youths are arrested after what police described as "scenes of disarray" in the town on Sunday evening.

Suspicious Package Causes White House Lockdown



The northern side of the White House grounds are in lockdown after a suspicious package was found.

Security Scare Grounds Planes At Cologne Airport



A "suspicious person" reportedly went around a security checkpoint, forcing officials to evacuate the terminal.

Police say they couldn’t find any evidence of Amber Heard’s injuries when they investigated call



Amber Heard showed no evidence of injuries when the police arrived to investigate her domestic abuse claim against Johnny Depp on May 21, according to the LAPD.

Manicurist pulls gun on customer who wanted glitter nail varnish



The technician didn’t agree – and an argument escalated extremely quickly when the worker pulled a gun on the customer.

Tourist missing after crocodile pulls her under the water



A tourist was swimming in the sea when she screamed ‘a croc’s got me’ and vanished into the water.

Man shoots doctor who helped deliver his baby ‘because he was a man’



Saudi Arabian man shot the doctor who helped his wife give birth because he was a male and not a female doctor.

Chad's ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity



Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal.

Why do Indian-Americans win spelling bee contests?



The 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US was won last week by two boys of Indian origin - Nihar Janga, 11, from Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, from New York.
 

Sugar Tax 'Will Hit The Poorest Hardest'


Some drinks laden with sugar are exempt from the levy, which is nothing more than a tax on the poor, the TaxPayers' Alliance says.

Computer Failure Leaves Long Lines At JFK



A server problem leaves check-in staff at the British Airways' operated terminal handwriting boarding passes.

Four Dead In Flood Chaos In Southern Germany


One of the victims is a 13-year-old girl who is hit by a train after apparently sheltering under a bridge amid heavy rain.

Johnny Depp's Daughter Defends 'Loving Dad'


Lily-Rose Depp comes out in support of her father after his wife accused him of abuse and filed for divorce.

Kidnapped Mexican football player rescued



International football player Alan Pulido, who was abducted in north-east Mexico on Sunday, has been rescued, officials say.

Search For Boy Left In Forest 'As Punishment'



The parents of a Japanese boy missing in a forest populated by bears confess they left him for a brief time to teach him a lesson.

Dirty Water Supplies 'Poisoning Public Trust'



The team which exposed lead contaminated water supplies in Flint, Michigan, fear similar scenarios are unfolding across America.

Mexican authorities search for kidnapped soccer star



Security forces in northern Mexico say they're searching for a kidnapped soccer star.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

One Dead, Several Injured In Lightning Strikes



One man has died, a child is on life support and dozens of other people have been hurt in flash thunderstorms across Europe.

Looters And Vandals 'Desecrate' War Memorials


A Virginia Civil War battlefield is dug up, a Kentucky driver ploughs through crosses, and a Los Angeles memorial is defaced.