Hurricane Maria has strengthened to an “extremely dangerous” category four hurricane, US forecasters say, as it heads towards the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It is due to hit the islands on Monday night local time. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. […]

Maria an 'extremely dangerous' hurricane
















United Nations, New York City – Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani used the pulpit of the UN General Assembly to attack the four neighbours that have imposed a blockade against it, accusing them of “terrorism”-like behaviour. Gulf crisis explained, 100 days after anti-Qatar blockade Sheikh Tamim also met privately […]

Sheikh Tamim takes Gulf crisis to global audience





A recidivist jewel thief who became famous for her decades-long international crime spree is out of jail after her latest sentence. Doris Payne, 86, has a long rap sheet of robberies to her name, but most recently was arrested at a Walmart in July when she allegedly violated the terms […]

86-year-old jewel thief released from jail









President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore “democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back by calling the U.S. president “the new Hitler” […]

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him ‘Hitler’


President Donald Trump urged world leaders Tuesday to help restore “democracy and political freedoms” in Venezuela, singling out the South American country for some of his most blistering criticism in a speech to the United Nations. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hit back by calling the U.S. president “the new Hitler” […]

Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him ‘Hitler’








Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated […]

3 arrested during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil


Three people were arrested Monday night during a protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated […]

3 arrested during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil













More than 105 people are dead after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest earthquake to ever strike the country’s capital. The earthquake caused extensive damage to Mexico City, leveling at least 27 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, […]

More than 100 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico



More than 105 people are dead after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest earthquake to ever strike the country’s capital. The earthquake caused extensive damage to Mexico City, leveling at least 27 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, […]

More than 100 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico






Image copyright Getty Images A life-extending lung cancer drug will be made immediately available to NHS patients in England, say advisers. Campaigners, including the late Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill, have repeatedly called for access to the pioneering immunotherapy, which can add months to life. Scotland already offers nivolumab […]

Life-extending lung cancer drug approved






Image copyright Colin Richards / UHI Image caption Ring of Brodgar is a famous Orkney site Rivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities including over how people were buried, according to new research. Scientists were able to gather much more precise estimates of the […]

Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new study



Image copyright James Whitty Image caption 12oz Coffee Joint founder David Nathaniel says the chain has been welcomed in Italy In Italy coffee is synonymous with espresso, downed quickly and without ceremony. But a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians. “We like it here because […]

The Italians who prefer to drink American coffee






Image caption Google-owned YouTube has been singled out for criticism about the hosting of inappropriate material Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK. The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant […]

Google launches UK ‘anti-terror fund’


Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Windows XP dates back to October 2001 and was replaced by Vista five years later England’s second biggest police force has revealed that more than one in five of its computers were still running Windows XP as of July. Greater Manchester Police told the BBC […]

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP