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Labour officials wanted Jeremy Corbyn to 'walk on water' at Party conference

Plans for Jeremy Corbyn to “walk on water” were considered by organisers at this year’s Labour Party conference, it has been revealed.<p>Labour officials suggested that the Party leader should address supporters in an eve-of-conference rally from a floating platform in the sea.<p>However, the idea was …

Referendums

Parsons Green attack: Seventh person arrested in Cardiff over London Tube bombing

A man has been arrested in Cardiff in connection with the Parsons Green attack.<p>The 20-year-old suspect was detained in a dawn raid under the …

Parsons Green

Iraqi Kurds shrug off threats to hold independence vote

ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurds voted in an independence referendum in northern Iraq on Monday, ignoring pressure from Baghdad, threats from Turkey and Iran, and international warnings that the vote may ignite yet more regional conflict.<p>The vote organised by Kurdish authorities is …

Iraq

Yahyah Farroukh: Mother of Syrian refugee freed after Parsons Green attack 'had heart attack over arrest'

The mother of a Syrian refugee detained and then freed over the Parsons Green bombing has suffered a heart attack through the shock of her son’s …

Parsons Green

Parsons Green: Suspect 'bought bomb ingredients on Amazon', court hears

The teenager accused of carrying out the Parsons Green bombing bought some of his deadly ingredients on Amazon, a court heard.<p>Ahmed Hassan, 18, is …

Parsons Green

Iraqi asylum seeker charged after Parsons Green terror attack appears in court

<b>A teenager charged with attempted murder over the Parsons Green Tube terror attack has appeared in court.</b><p>Prosecutors say Ahmed Hassan, an Iraqi …

Parsons Green

Keir Starmer pledges to put "jobs and the economy" first on Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer will promise to put "jobs and the economy" first in Brexit negotiations when he speaks at the Labour conference this …

Brexit

Fresh Brexit talks seek 'clarity' after May speech

Britain and the EU begin a fourth round of Brexit talks on Monday, with hopes of a breakthrough after a cautiously well-received speech by British …

Brexit

David Davis claims that £40 billion Brexit ‘divorce bill’ is ‘made up’

Brexit Secretary David Davis has claimed that the idea of a £40 billion Brexit divorce bill is ‘made up’.<p>Mystery over death of snake handler found …

Brexit

Man behind infamous ‘alien autopsy’ video finally reveals the whole truth behind it

In 1995, a video showing the autopsy of an alien by ‘government pathologists’ shocked the world – and made millions.<p>Man accused of kidnapping Chloe …

UFOs

U.S. won't strike North Korea first because it can fight back, Russia says

The U.S. won't take on North Korea by force, Russia’s top diplomat has said, because Pyongyang has weapons that would posed a credible retaliatory …

North Korea

French govt official: Senate elections 'failure' for Macron

PARIS (AP) — The French government spokesman said Monday that Senate elections have been a "failure" for President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party.<p>The conservative Republicans were the clear winners in Sunday's vote for about half the chamber's 348 seats. The Republicans now have 159 seats and …

Emmanuel Macron

Russian couple suspected of killing and eating up to 30 victims

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Russian police appear to have discovered one of the country's most grisly cases of cannibalism after pictures of dismembered bodies were found on a phone belonging to one of the main suspects, Russia's state media reported Monday.<p>The gruesome case in the southern Krasnodar region has …

Crime

17 more Hindu bodies found as Myanmar unearths mass graves : gov't

Searchers on Monday found 17 more Hindu bodies in mass graves in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said, a day after 28 corpses were exhumed in …

Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

Tired HGV driver filmed desperately trying to stay awake seconds before crash which killed him

A long-distance lorry driver was killed in his own cab after driving while tired and crashing head on into another vehicle.<p>The horrific crash video …

Crashing

Killer whales give surfers a scare during Norway competition

The sight of two fins protruding from the water during a surf competition in Unstad, Norway, could’ve been cause for great alarm, but the animals in question were not every surfer’s nightmare, great white sharks, but orcas.<p>Nevertheless, all surfers competing in the semi-finals stage of the Lofoten …

Killer Whales

Berliners Vote To Keep Cold War-Era Airport Open

Berliners have voted to keep the centrally located Tegel Airport open, in a nonbinding referendum that has starkly divided the city.<p>The margin of victory in Sunday's vote was narrow, with 56 percent of voters supporting the plan. Tegel was built during the Cold War, when Berlin was a divided city, …

Germany

German election has redefined narrative of European party politics

The AfD’s third-place finish shows that populism in Europe is here to stay – but it can be beaten<p>After Britain’s shock Brexit vote and the triumph of Donald Trump in the US, pundits predicted that a wind of populist, anxious, resentful, anti politics-as-usual change would sweep across the old …

Democracy

Church used unemployment scam to boost funds, ex-members say

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week.<p>To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Amnesty: Rohingya in India need support, not expulsion

Rights group says India uses 'security threat' to justify plans for mass deportation of approximately 40,000 Rohingya.<p>Amnesty International has initiated an online campaign and petition calling for people's support to stop India's plan of deporting thousands of Rohingya refugees living across India.<p>…

South Asia

Man, 22, raped in alleyway after leaving nightclub in early-morning attack

A man has been raped in a lane near a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.<p>The 22-year-old was seriously sexually assaulted by another man in …

Crime

Woman 'killed by stray dogs' in Greece was ex-Oxford professor and anti-far right activist

Celia Hollingworth was found dead after panicked phone call to her relatives.<p>A retired Oxford University professor believed to have been mauled to …

World Politics

Abe triggers snap election in Japan amid North Korea crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday called a snap election, seeking a fresh term at the helm of the world's third-largest economy as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever-pitch.<p>Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to sweep back into power, as polls show him …

North Korea

17 more bodies found as Myanmar unearths mass Hindu graves

Searchers on Monday found 17 more bodies in mass graves in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said, a day after the bodies of 28 Hindu villagers …

Asia

Putin to meet Erdogan in Ankara on Sept 28: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's president Vladimir Putin is expected to meet his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on his visit to Ankara on Thursday, Kremlin said in a statement on Monday after the presidents spoke by phone.<p>They also discussed the cooperation of Russia and Turkey in Syria, according …

Russia

Philip Hammond refuses to back Theresa May as Conservative leader into the next election

Philip Hammond has refused to endorse Theresa May as the Conservative leader that will take the party into the next election.<p>More follows…<p>Reuse …

Brexit

Rohingya crisis: overpopulated Bangladesh bearing the burden

The unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into southeastern Bangladesh has many locals worried about the future. The south Asian …

Asia

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Iraqi Kurds were casting ballots on Monday in Iraq's Kurdish region and disputed territories on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote that has raised regional tensions and fears of instability.<p>More than 3 million people are expected to vote across the three …

Referendums

Labour would re-nationalise Royal Mail, railways, water and energy

A Labour government would bring contracts signed under the Private Finance Initiative back into the public sector, shadow chancellor John McDonnell …

John McDonnell

Midwives offer lifeline to pregnant Rohingya women

Trained nurses have come to aid of 24,000 pregnant and lactating Rohingya women staying in Bangladesh refugee camps.<p><b>Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar –</b> Masooka lay on the bed at the government-run health centre in Kutupalong.<p>She was pale and drained out after giving birth to her first baby. Her mother-in-law …

Cox's Bazar

Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner has used both a private email account and an official email address to communicate with other government officials, his attorney says. Responding to media reports about Kushner's email habits, his lawyer said, "All non-personal emails were forwarded to his …

Hillary Clinton

U.N. seeks increase in aid for Rohingya; Myanmar hunts for bodies

DHAKA (Reuters) - Muslim refugees seeking shelter in Bangladesh from "unimaginable horrors" in Myanmar face enormous hardship and risk a dramatic deterioration in circumstances unless aid is stepped up, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Monday.<p>The warning came as Myanmar government forces …

Asia

North Korea takes aim at the U.S. Air Force and Navy in its latest propaganda video

After aiming its weapons at the U.S. capital, North Korea’s propaganda is now presenting the destruction of military targets, U.S. fighter jets and …

North Korea

Power Outages Persist In Hurricane Devastated Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still experiencing massive and persistent power outages following a direct hit from Maria. The storm destroyed large swaths of the island's infrastructure and wiped out cell service.

Puerto Rico

Elderly couple who 'strapped puppy to car roof and drove down the motorway' face backlash

RSPCA Queensland received reports of the dog travelling down Bruce Highway at the weekend.<p>RSPCA Australia has tried to stem a social media hunt for …

Unite the Right

Nearly 50,000 flee amid fears of Bali volcanic eruption

Nearly 50,000 people have evacuated their homes for fear of an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, disaster officials …

Indonesia

FDP: Are Germany's 'liberals' in reality 'libertarians'?

The FDP is poised to make a comeback as Angela Merkel's potential kingmaker in a three-way coalition with the Greens. Are they liberal, libertarian, …

Democracy

Soldier brings drowned puppy back to life by performing CPR on its tiny body during incredible rescue after flood

A heroic soldier has won praise from all over the globe after he saved the life of a tiny puppy by performing CPR.<p>A video of Weeraphon Sukudom …

Animals

Puerto Rico’s Guajataca Dam Still a Danger After Hurricane Maria

A Puerto Rico dam damaged by Hurricane Maria's heavy rains remained in danger of failing early Monday, amid fears it might trigger a potentially life-threatening deluge.<p>The National Weather Service said a flash flooding warning in western Quebradillas and eastern Isabela municipalities, where the …

Weather