At least eight migrants have died and 86 have been rescued from a smugglers' boat after it starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the Italian coast guard said. A search is ongoing to find any possible survivors. Italy's coastguard said an aircraft on patrol for a European anti-smuggling...
Poland’s counterintelligence agency has arrested and charged an employee of Chinese tech giant Huawei over spying allegations. According to Polish TV broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP), Huawei’s sales director and an ex-security agent were arrested on Tuesday by officers of the country’s Internal Security Agency, charged with espionage. The Huawei employee is...
Alfred K. Newman, one of the last of the Navajo Code Talkers, has died in New Mexico at age 94. Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code for military transmissions using the Dine language. The Code Talkers have...
At least 15 people have been killed after a military cargo plane crashed in Iran amid severe weather. A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency. Reports said a fire engulfed the Boeing 707 immediately after it...
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi‘ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday. There was no immediate word on who opened fire from Syrian...
A customer has found a human bone in a pair of socks from Primark. Police revealed they are investigating the discovery that “turned up in the garments that were bought from the Colchester store on 10 December and was subsequently reported to police on 2 January”, reports The Guardian. “The bone...
Santander is to close 140 branches, putting 1,270 jobs at risk, the bank announced on Wednesday. The company is in talks with unions to try to find new roles for staff affected where possible and said it expects a third to be redeployed. Customers will be supported in finding alternative branches...
After weeks of confusion and consternation, Rome’s mayor told the Vatican newspaper that Rome Caritas would benefit not only from the coins tourists throw in the Trevi Fountain, but from coins tossed in any of the city’s historic water features. Caritas was informed in late December that it would no...
Santa Claus ring found by Israeli gardener. Nicholas, fondly known as Santa Claus, while weeding a garden in the Jezreel Valley, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. Moshav Yogev is located east of Tel Megiddo and settlements from the Roman and Byzantine period at nearby Legio. Dekel Ben-Shitrit, 23, a resident...
One of the best things about artistic expression is the fact that artwork can mean different things to different people. Case in point: Ivanka Trump's response to this art exhibit with a vacuuming lookalike prompted a much different conversation than what the artist intended. The POTUS' daughter and White...