The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to Islam under the threat of death from Turkish-backed forces which captured the Kurdish enclave of Afrin on 18 March. Islamist...
American households toss out 150,000 tons of food each day — roughly a pound of food per person per day. The waste was recently uncovered in a new report compiled by the US Department of Agriculture that noted most tossed food tended...
Scientists in Sweden have discovered a moss that purifies water contaminated with poisonous arsenic so successfully that it becomes safe to drink. Researchers at Stockholm University say the aquatic moss, warnstofia fluitans, which flourishes in northern Sweden, can rapidly absorb arsenic, removing...
There has been no shortage of praise for Maurizio Sarri since he left Empoli three summers ago to take over the club he first fell in love with as a boy. But one glowing reference stands out more than most. In...
Power outages have cut off electricity across Puerto Rico, whose residents have already endured long periods of darkness after Hurricane Maria. The island’s power authority said it could take between 24 and 36 hours to restore electricity throughout a US territory still...
An earthquake has hit southern Iran just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. It hit on Thursday morning and was also felt in Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck...
The New York attorney general has said a criminal pardoned by Donald Trump should not be immune to being prosecuted by the state. In a letter, Eric Schneiderman urged Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to close a loophole in New York's...
A once-trusted nanny who butchered two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn’t believe her claims she was too insane at the time of the crime to be held responsible. Jurors...
Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has widened his lead in the race to win the 1 July presidential election, opening up a gap of 22 percentage points, a poll by newspaper Reforma showed on Wednesday. The poll, run between 12 and 15 April, suggested...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule.  The Turkish president announced that parliamentary and presidential elections, originally scheduled for November...