1. Islamic State fighters have seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and now control the nearby airport, prison, and intelligence headquarters. 2. Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho, who was sentenced
A South Korean court has released from jail the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight in 2014. Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not
Britain goes to the polls on Thursday 23 June to decide whether the UK should stay a member of the European Union. Use this guide to find out the arguments from the Leave and Remain sides on a range of
The second semi-final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest was held on Thursday in Vienna. Ten acts made it through from a total of 16 countries. So who is in and who is out? Commentator and author John
Space NASA researchers have identified the brightest galaxy ever encountered, which shines in the infrared wavelength with the equivalent light of 300 trillion suns. The "extremely luminous infrared galaxy,"
U.S. news Two days after a ruptured oil pipeline spewed crude into the waters off of California — tainting 9 miles of ocean teeming with coastal creatures — environmentalists are scrambling to assess mucked
Deutsche Bank shareholders have delivered a strong vote of disapproval on the running of the company. At the German banking giant's annual meeting, 39% of investors refused to support the performances
With demand for air travel in Europe growing at an impressive rate, the need for world-class airports is at an all-time high. Leading aviation reviewer Skytrax recently released the results of its annual
In our last Readers' Choice Awards survey, Condￃﾩ Nast Traveler asked our readers if, after visiting a city for the first time, they were planning a return trip. by David Jefferys, Condￃﾩ Nast Traveler
The U.S. military has begun to carefully but publicly challenge Chinese island-building on disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, creating fresh tension in a potential global tinderbox as both
(CNN) — A boy in a black knit cap stands in front of a man on his knees. He locks eyes with the captive, brow furrowed, his gaze seething with anger. He lifts a pistol and shoots the man in the forehead.
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historical child sex abuse allegations. The figures were revealed by Operation Hydrant, set up
Official claims by North Korea that it has successfully developed the technology to "miniaturise" a nuclear device and, by implication, deploy it on a ballistic missile, have raised international concerns
The body of New Zealand teenager David Erik Moen has finally been returned to his family, nearly 42 years after he went missing during an Aoraki/ Mt Cook climb. The well-preserved remains of the 19-year-old