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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hans Asperger, the Austrian paediatrician who gave his name to a kind of high-functioning autism, helped the Nazis in their murder of disabled children, according to a new report. The new study claims that the respected professor actively recommended children should be sent to...
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...
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...
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...
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...