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Fancy dress at Bestival: 'You're talking to jellyfish, a gingerbread man…'

More and more revellers are turning up to the the UK's music festivals in fancy dress, and nowhere is this trend more apparent – and outrageous – than at Bestival on the Isle of Wight…<p>• Bestival fancy-dress outfits – in pictures<p>It is, perhaps, the magical "anything goes" quality of festivals that …

Without radar, missile may not have identified jet

LONDON (AP) — If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.<p>American officials said Friday that they believe the Boeing 777 …

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants, says boat engine fumes likely killed 19

ROME (Reuters) - Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000 migrants in the last three days.<p>Eighteen bodies were found in the …

More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies.<p>The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have …

Typhoon Rammasun kills at least eight in China

Typhoon thought to be strongest to hit southern China in 41 years moves north after claiming at least 94 lives in Philippines<p>A typhoon believed to be the strongest storm to hit southern China in four decades has killed 17 people after claiming 94 lives in the Philippines, officials said.<p>Typhoon …

Israel continues to widen ground offensive in Gaza

GAZA CITY — At least 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed Sunday in a major battle in a crowded Gaza City neighborhood on what has been the single bloodiest day of the nearly 2-week-old conflict, Israeli and Gazan officials confirmed.<p>United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon called Israel's …