News: World

Frenchman smashes solo round-the-world sailing record

Monday  02:06,   18 december 2017
France 24

French sailor François Gabart smashed six days and 10 hours off sailing's around the world record on Sunday producing what many pundits felt was a previously unthinkable time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. The 34-year-old[...]

Police probe death of British embassy worker in Beirut

Sunday  21:40,   17 december 2017
Press Association

The Foreign Office said it was in contact with the Lebanese authorities. “Following the death of a British woman in Beirut, we are providing support to the family,” a Foreign Office spokesman said.“We remain in close contact with local authorities.[...]

Employee suspended as University Hospital Kerry conducts review of over 46,000 files

Sunday  20:07,   17 december 2017

A hospital employee has been suspended as University Hospital Kerry conducts a review of over 46,000 scans or files. The files involve over 26,700 patients in an area that includes Kerry, north Cork and south Limerick. RTE News reports today that[...]

'We got to see the reality... it's frightening' - GAA stars slept out across the country for homelessness last night

Sunday  20:07,   17 december 2017

Around 400 GAA stars of past and present raised close to €200k for homeless charities by holding sleep-outs across the country last night. The group, made up of inter-county hurling, camogie and gaelic football players, organised the charity event[...]

Kim in Kerala: CPI-M has a poster boy like no other. Clue: He wants to nuke US

Sunday  15:35,   17 december 2017
India Today

Kim in Kerala: CPI-M has a poster boy like no other. Clue: He wants to nuke USDrawing a unique analogy thereafter, Patra said that this reasons the mass killing of RSS cadres in the[...]

Welsh woman ties knot in Oz's first gay marriage

Sunday  14:50,   17 december 2017
Sky News

Australia's first same-sex wedding has taken place following the country's vote to legalise gay marriage. Welsh-born Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, tied the knot in Sydney where they were pronounced "wife and wife" in front of 65[...]

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

Sunday  10:05,   17 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis.</p>Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra[...]

Canadian mogul's family slam murder-suicide claim

Sunday  10:05,   17 december 2017
Sky News

The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife who were found dead in the basement of their Toronto mansion have refuted reports which suggest their parents' deaths could have been a murder-suicide. Police have said they are treating the[...]

Have the chances of a London white Christmas ebbed away?

Sunday  10:05,   17 december 2017

Despite temperature gauges plunging into negative territory of late, above average temperatures in the days before Christmas mean snowfall is not likely, forecasters say. From this Thursday (21 December) a drier front is set to sweep across the[...]

Days after release, Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy arrested by Jharkhand police

Sunday  09:20,   17 december 2017
Hindustan Times

Days after release, Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy arrested by Jharkhand policeGhandy, who got bail in five cases on Tuesday, came to attend a trial at Junior First Class Magistrate Court in Achampet of Nagarkurnool district in Telangana in a case[...]

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

Sunday  07:21,   17 december 2017

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emailsKory Langhofer, counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America, Inc., wrote a letter to congressional committees to say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team had improperly[...]

Former guard at Nazi camp is the last remaining war collaborator ordered out of the United States. Authorities want him gone before he dies.

Sunday  07:20,   17 december 2017
The Washington Post

Lawmakers and Jewish groups have called on the White House to take action, in a race to have him face justice.But the three countries have repeatedly declined to accept him, allowing 94-year-old Palij to spend his retirement in the comfortable[...]

Ski Lift Malfunction Leaves 100 People Stranded on Mountain

Sunday  04:07,   17 december 2017

A chairlift malfunction at Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain left as many as 100 people stranded and five injured on Saturday, the Penn State Daily Collegian reports.&nbsp;Initial reports falsely said the chairlift had collapsed, according to the[...]

Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

Sunday  04:07,   17 december 2017

The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. But as to whether the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program[...]

A huge 5km wide asteroid is hurtling towards Earth

Saturday  20:35,   16 december 2017

Just when you thought you could get through a month without an end of world conspiracy one manages to speed its way across the solar system. In recent months Nasa has been forced by conspiracy theorists to strongly dismiss claims that a mythical[...]