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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...