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...
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,...
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...
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 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...
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...
Air France has cancelled a quarter of its flights due to a day-long strike over pay. The company said in a statement that 20 per cent of its long-haul flights were cancelled on Friday as well as 30 per cent of its...
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...
John Kricfalusi, the creator of the Nickelodeon animated series The Ren & Stimpy Show, has been accused by two former employees of sexual harassment, statutory rape, and the possession of child abuse images.  Two women, Robyn Byrd and Katie Rice, came forward to Buzzfeed...
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...