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,...
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...
Police are hunting for a British woman missing in a Brazilian forest after wandering there barefoot and alone to meditate. Katherine Brewster, 27, was dressed in only light clothing and left her mobile phone behind when she headed into the rough terrain. Her...
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,...
Brad Barritt was right to describe Saracens European campaign thus far as “doing it the hard way” but there was an undeniably world-class feel to the champions' team to face Leinster when it was announced on Friday. Mark McCall’s men barely made it...
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...
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...
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...
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...