Mourners line streets of Coatbridge as tributes paid to six-year-old killed on holiday
Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of a Scottish town on Saturday for the funeral of a six-year-old girl killed on holiday.
Alesha MacPhail went missing on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, where she had been staying with her father and grandparents, on 2 July. She was found dead three hours later at the site of a former hotel. Continue reading...
Confidential report says officers implicated in the abuse of Tamils were operating in Africa
The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.
The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Continue reading...
Kansas rallies with Bernie Sanders are show of strength as party seeks winning coalition in usually Republican states
After her stunning primary win over Joe Crowley in New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been using her newfound national platform to boost other progressive candidates across the country. Continue reading...
Lewis Vaughan Jones, 37, feared his career was over after he suddenly lost the hearing in one ear.
Letter to John Bercow signed by 45 MPs says existing fines are regarded as ‘simply the cost of doing business’
More than 40 MPs have called for far-reaching changes to the UK’s electoral system, which was described as unfit for purpose and in dire need of reform after the official Brexit campaign was fined £61,000 for breaking campaign rules.
Stephen Kinnock, whose letter to the speaker, John Bercow, was signed by 45 Labour, Lib Dem and Green MPs, said the existing fines were an insufficient deterrent and were regarded as “simply as the cost of doing business”. Continue reading...
- Tape contains discussion of payment to Playboy model
- New York state law allows recording of conversations
“The good news,” Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday morning, “is that your favourite president did nothing wrong!”
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Fifteen-month-old Honduran boy came to symbolise America’s draconian policy of separating migrant families
A 15-month old baby who came to symbolise the US government’s draconian policy of separating migrant families did not recognise his parents when they were reunited in Honduras on Friday, his tearful mother has said.
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Three women who do gymnastics on a plane explain the challenges of performing at height.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.
Holiday activities for kids now mean forest skills and coding, if parents can afford the fees
Giving an eight-year-old a saw, a hammer and a power drill may sound a little reckless right now, but by the end of summer plenty of parents will be congratulating themselves on their bravery.
At The Hive, summer camp means activities that are a lot more challenging than finger painting, football and watching a grainy video copy of Toy Story 2. Here, children arrive every morning to make their own camouflage shelter from scratch, race go-karts they’ve put together, or build a trebuchet that’s bigger than them. Continue reading...
Tanyalee Davis was left stranded when a ramp for her mobility scooter failed to arrive.
A truce between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, largely held on Saturday a day after one of the most fierce flare-ups along the volatile border in years.
Highways England said the car was left in lane one of the southbound M1 for almost an hour.
15-year-old sentenced to six months for terminating pregnancy after six-week limit
A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an official said on Saturday.
The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian district court on the island of Sumatra, the court spokesman Listyo Arif Budiman said. Continue reading...
A German court has issued an arrest warrant for a German-Iranian man suspected of carrying out a knife attack on a bus in the northern city of Luebeck but there is no indication that it was a terrorist attack, police and prosecutors said on Saturday.
The Girl Guides have added 72 new badges in a shake-up intended to help girls and young women "take on the world".
The former Ukip leader was unusually shy as he turned out for Lou Barletta, a Republican lagging in the Pennsylvania polls
Nigel Farage did not so much sweep as creep into Pennsylvania on Friday, for a low-key appearance at a fundraiser for a Trump-supporting Republican Senate candidate that illustrated the toxicity of the US immigration debate.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said that it was "perhaps illegal" for a lawyer to record a client, a day after reports his onetime attorney had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.
The victim, believed to be in her 20s, went to a nearby house for help following the attack in Oldham.
The cult show is coming back and the original series creator is already on board.
Donald Trump has questioned whether his former lawyer was acting illegally when he secretly recorded him.
The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, particular in the eastern Ghouta province, during a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday.
Saudi and Israeli fears over Iran have benefited Assad
The surrender of rebel forces in south-west Syria, following the fall of eastern Ghouta and other regime successes, strengthens the grim expectation that nothing can now deny Bashar al-Assad a final victory – of sorts – in Syria’s civil war.
But the physical restoration of territory does not necessarily translate into restoration of political authority. For Assad, besieged by predatory friends and neighbours and shunned internationally, the larger question is: having survived the war, can he survive the peace? Continue reading...
Iran's supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped, according to his official website.
Five to seven people beat man to death on suspicion of cow smuggling, police say
Suspected vigilantes killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India on Saturday, just 15 months after a similar attack highlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups.
Police in the north-western state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, identified only as Akbar, as he led the cows to his village in nearby Haryana state and thrashed him to death on suspicion of cow smuggling. Continue reading...
Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found.
The rising New York star and the Vermont senator think leftwing politics can help Democrats win in the wheatfields
For her national political debut, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez traded the concrete jungle of New York for the endless wheatfields of Kansas.
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Eritrea has appointed its first ambassador to neighbouring Ethiopia in two decades, the government said on Saturday, as the former foes pushed on with a rapprochement.
Officials confirm the Queensferry Crossing paintwork will not be completed until December 2019.
The furnace-heated "luxurious tub" must have been owned by affluent people of high status, experts say.
Comments from Tory MP and hardline leaver come after EU mauls Brexit white paper plans
Jacob Rees-Mogg has said Britain is heading for a no-deal exit from the EU, and that leaving on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms is now likely.
Presenting a phone-in on LBC, the prominent Tory MP and hardline Brexiter said: “I think we are heading to WTO and I think WTO is nothing to be frightened of. Continue reading...
A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion.
Senior members of the DUP are holding a private meeting to discuss the future of North Antrim MP Ian Paisley.
Managers apologised to those hoping to come this week and said they could re-book or get a refund.
Makers scrap the 150g bar, likened to a bike rack, in favour of a heavier one in its traditional shape.
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will be questioned by lawmakers next week as the government faces mounting criticism of the way it disciplined President Emmanuel Macron's top bodyguard who was filmed beating a protester on May Day.
Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA officer running in a competitive congressional race in Virginia, is using the outcry over President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin to press what she and other Democrats believe will be a powerful campaign theme.
The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an "obvious mistake" to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable.
Family and friends of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, who was killed on the Isle of Bute, have said a tearful farewell to their "little angel" at her funeral.