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...
New York state is granting voting rights to convicted felons who are currently out on parole. The move would allow approximately 35,000 people to go to the ballots this coming November as well as those who enter the parole system before...
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...
England would have to double the number of disadvantaged pupils achieving top GCSE grades in maths to match some of the best countries in the world, a new report has found.  The country is in the bottom half of developed nations for the attainment...
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...
Donald Trump said he would strive to make a looming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “worldwide success”. “We hope to see the day when the whole Korean peninsula can live together in safety, prosperity and peace”, the president during...
Raheem Sterling believes his improvement at Manchester City this season is down to Pep Guardiola’s focus on “the basics”. Sterling earned the first Premier League title winners’ medal of his career this week to cap off an excellent individual season, his best to...
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...
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...