A British man has been charged with assault over an incident that saw Australia’s Commonwealth Games rugby sevens captain rushed to hospital with a head injury. The 22-year-old suspect, who has not been named, allegedly floored James Stannard with a single punch...
A French vegan has been handed a suspended prison sentence for saying she had “zero sympathy” for a butcher killed in last week’s terror attack. The woman, named locally as Myriam, an animal rights activist, received a seven-month sentence after she posted...
A serial killer in China has been sentenced to death for raping and murdering 10 women and an eight year-old girl. Gao Chengyong, 54, was dubbed China's Jack the Ripper after he mutilated the bodies of his victims over a 14-year period beginning in 1988. The father-of-two,...
Scientists haven’t rendered a verdict on whether coffee is good or bad for you but a California judge has. He says coffee sellers in the state should have to post cancer warnings.  The culprit is a chemical produced in the bean roasting...
A fundraising campaign to cover the legal bills of sacked former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has smashed its target to hit $370,000 (£260,000) in just 14 hours. The page set up by the “Friends of Andrew McCabe” has already received more than 8,700...
An FBI informant thought he was going to have to kill a Trump-backing militiaman to stop him shooting dead two Muslim women, a court has heard. Dan Day said that as they drove past the headscarf-wearing women, Patrick Stein – a member...
The state department wants to require all US visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, vastly expanding the Trump administration’s enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors. In documents to be published in Friday’s Federal Register,...
Pubs in Ireland are being allowed to sell alcohol on Good Friday for the first time in nearly a century. In January, the Irish parliament passed new legislation ending a 91 year-long ban on pubs, restaurants and supermarkets selling alcohol on the...
Based respectively at Wembley Stadium – the £798m concrete bowl opened in 2007 – and in the opulent comfort of Mayfair, London, the Football Association and the Premier League pull the strings when it comes to the modern game. With the...
Oil and gas extraction in west Texas is driving the formation of massive sinkholes, according to a new study. As the fossil fuel industry has expanded its operations in the region, it has been accompanied by an increase in seismic activity and other...