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...
Thousands of south Pacific islanders are to be permanently resettled after an active volcano began spewing torrents of ash and gas from its crater. The government of Vanuatu is to evacuate all 13,000 people from Ambae after declaring a state of emergency this week. It...
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...
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...
Health systems around the world must fundamentally restructure or collapse under the “tidal wave” of demand from people living with multiple serious health conditions, experts have warned. In the NHS alone as many as 20 million people are living with two or...
An eccentric art dealer who claims to have hidden treasure worth millions of pounds in the Rocky Mountains says 350,000 people have tried and failed to find to find the riches. Forrest Fenn, 87, warned it could be “1,000 years from now”...
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...
A British man is suing American magician David Copperfield claiming he was badly injured while participating in a 2013 Las Vegas show. Gavin Cox, who was at the performance for his birthday, was selected to take part in an illusion that appears to...