‘Ghost ship’ runs around on Myanmar coast

‘Ghost ship’ runs around on Myanmar coast

Image copyright Yangon Police/Facebook Image caption The vessel, built in 2001, is more than 177 metres long Police in Myanmar are searching a large rusty container ship for clues after it was spotted by fishermen mysteriously drifting near the region of Yangon. The vessel, bearing the name “Sam Ratulangi PB 1600”, was discovered earlier this […]

Continue Reading
Stars and fans say goodbye to Aretha

Stars and fans say goodbye to Aretha

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Thank you, Lord, for Aretha’ Musicians, family, friends and fans have said a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin at her funeral in Detroit. Lasting over seven hours, the memorial was both mournful and celebratory, with the crowd breaking into a spontaneous dance of praise at one point. […]

Continue Reading
Blast kills top Ukraine rebel leader

Blast kills top Ukraine rebel leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexander Zakharchenko in a 2017 photo A leader of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has been killed in an explosion at a cafe in Donetsk city. “The head of the DNR [Donetsk People’s Republic]… has died as the result of a terrorist attack,” Zakharchenko’s spokeswoman told AFP news […]

Continue Reading
US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency

US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Unrwa provides critical services, including education and health care The United States is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the US State Department says. It described the organisation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa), as “irredeemably flawed”. The US administration has “carefully reviewed” the issue […]

Continue Reading
US-Canada Nafta talks break up without deal

US-Canada Nafta talks break up without deal

Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico this week but Canada remains on the sidelines Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) have ended for the week without reaching a deal. US officials said they would meet their Canadian counterparts again next […]

Continue Reading
EU backs scrapping clock changes

EU backs scrapping clock changes

Image copyright Getty Images The EU Commission is proposing to end the practice of adjusting clocks by an hour in spring and autumn after a survey found most Europeans opposed it. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said millions “believe that in future, summer time should be year-round, and that’s what will happen”. The Commission’s proposal requires […]

Continue Reading
US news anchor’s skull fractured in fight

US news anchor’s skull fractured in fight

Image copyright wsazfirstlookatfour/Instagram Image caption Chelsea Ambriz (R) allegedly shoved Erica Bivens (L) in Charleston last Sunday A local US TV weather presenter has been arrested after a row that left a news anchor with a fractured skull. WSAZ-TV’s Chelsea Ambriz, 26, is charged with misdemeanour battery. She allegedly shoved station host Erica Bivens in […]

Continue Reading
Hand over homeless man cash, US pair told

Hand over homeless man cash, US pair told

Image copyright David Swanson/ Philadelphia Inquirer Image caption Happier times. Mr Bobbitt (bottom left) lived with the couple but is now back on the streets A New Jersey judge has ordered a couple to turn over the money they raised for a homeless man after he helped one of them out in an emergency. The […]

Continue Reading