Sunday, November 19, 2017

Russian tower block collapses after ‘gas’ explosion in Izhevsk, western Urals

A nine-storey residential block in Izhevsk, central Russia, has partly collapsed following reports of an explosion. A total of 32 apartments were destroyed....

New Jersey political candidates targeted by xenophobic abuse all win respective election races

The message on postcards mailed to voters in the New Jersey township of Edison was not ambiguous. Stamped beneath the pictures of two Asian...

Sainsbury’s finds going heavy but unlike M&S it’s still in the race

Those of a certain age will remember when Sainsbury’s and M&S were of a type.  They were middle class, a shade pricier than some rivals,...

Pope Francis bans sale of cigarettes at the Vatican on health grounds

Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said...

What has Donald Trump achieved for the US economy 12 months after winning the...

Ever since he unexpectedly prevailed over Hillary Clinton in the 8 November 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has been boasting about his achievements in...

Gold demand at eight-year low in third-quarter

Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewellery buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded...

Iranian TV welcomes Boris Johnson’s ‘unintended confession’ about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘plot’

Boris Johnson has come under renewed pressure over his mistaken comments about a British woman imprisoned in Tehran after Iranian state TV said...

Man found guilty of murder after 10-year-old girl suffocates in locked box as punishment...

An Arizona man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in...

Madonna’s recent economy class flight was not about cost – she just wanted to...

There has been much amusement at the sight of Madonna (net worth £580m) taking a budget flight from Lisbon to London, but I...

Iranian women who refuse to wear hijabs filmed standing up to men telling them...

New videos have emerged of women defying Iran's law obliging women to wear hijabs in public. Part of the "White Wednesdays" online campaign against compulsory headscarves, the...

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