Monday, May 21, 2018

‘Urban Ebola’ could see cases rise exponentially

There is a "very high" public health risk from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation has said.

Plastic pollution reaches world’s remotest spot

Plastic pollution has reached the remotest spot in the world, according to new data.

Assad tells Putin: ‘Door open to political process’

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has had talks in Russia with Vladimir Putin.

Trump: Perhaps Kim doesn’t want summit

Donald Trump has said "perhaps Kim Jong Un doesn't want a summit" as he refused to back down from military drills in the Korean peninsula.

School bus and truck in head-on collision

A school bus and a truck have collided on a New Jersey interstate, leaving an unknown number of people injured.

18 cleared over ‘Ocean’s Eleven-style’ heist

A group of 18 people suspected of being behind a multi-million pound diamond heist has been acquitted of the crime.

Oldest US gunmaker secures new lease of life

The future of the oldest gunmaker in the US has been secured after it completed a debt-cutting deal with creditors.

Abortion vote: ‘Unborn babies are human beings’

We are a week away until the Republic of Ireland's referendum on abortion is held, with campaigners on both sides of the argument continuing to make their voices heard.

Row over EU decision to hear Zuckerberg in private

A row has developed over the appearance at the European Parliament next week of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Oil tops $80 a barrel on Iran deal fears

The oil price has climbed above $80 a barrel for the first time in three-and-a-half years amid simmering global tensions over Iran.

Ebola spreads to large city in the DR Congo

The latest outbreak of Ebola has spread to a large city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the country's health minister.

New Zealand’s ‘first bloke’ fends off shark

New Zealand's "first bloke" has tweeted a picture of himself fending off a large, "agitated" shark.

Mysterious rise in ozone-eating gas detected

Scientists have detected a massive and mysterious rise in a banned ozone-eating chemical which they believe is originating from around China, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula.

Whitney Houston ‘abused as a child’ by female relative

A new documentary about the life of singer Whitney Houston has claimed that the superstar was sexually abused as a child by a female relative.

Roads ripped up by rumbling Hawaii volcano

Roads and buildings have been damaged by earthquakes caused by an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

Sherpa reaches summit of Everest for the 22nd time

The record for the number of times a person has made it to the top of Mount Everest has been broken.

Broadway star loses unborn child after crash

The unborn child of Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has died after the actress was hit by a driver who went through a red light in New York.

Vegas shooting survivors’ statements released

Stories of chaos, courage and compassion have been revealed in police reports made public seven months after the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.

US storms cause meteotsunami and kill four

Powerful storms across America's northeast have caused a tsunami, while falling trees have killed at least four people.

Trump: We’ll see if North Korea summit still on

Donald Trump has thrown fresh doubt over a planned US summit with North Korea next month, saying "we'll have to see".
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Giant Chinese salamanders in ‘serious jeopardy’

The world's largest amphibians are facing extinction due to illegal poaching and their reputation as a luxury food.

Incurable ‘bat virus’ sparks alert in India

A deadly virus that causes fever, vomiting and convulsions - and for which there is no vaccine - has sparked a health alert in India.

Police warn Meghan’s nephew over nightclub knife

Meghan Markle's nephew has been let off by police after taking a knife into a London nightclub hours after her wedding to Prince Harry.