Violence against NHS staff rockets as cuts cause ‘hostile’ environment, warns report

Tens of thousands of NHS workers faced physical violence from patients and the public last year as a new analysis shows pressure from funding cuts and...

Plan by right-wing extremists to disrupt World Cup thwarted, says Russian chief prosecutor

Russia’s chief prosecutor says law enforcement agencies have thwarted an alleged plot by right-wing soccer fans to derail events at the World Cup.  Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika’s...

Young girl raped and killed during wedding in India

A seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered during a wedding in India.  A 23-year-old from the village of Etah was arrested after he was found lying drunk next to...

Book vending machines installed across US by French publisher

Stories are shared in many ways. They are recounted in books and magazines. They are read aloud around the campfire at night. They are randomly dispensed...

‘Most Instagrammable Hotel’ in the world is in the Maldives

The world’s “Most Instagrammable Hotel” is in the Maldives, according to Luxury Travel Advisor magazine.  Despite recent violence and a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago,...

Tottenham will aim to complete their transfer business before World Cup, insists Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has strongly hinted that his side are set to carry out their transfer business early this summer in a change to...

Democrats losing lead on Republicans in midterm election polls

Taking Congress back from the Republicans in this year's midterm elections may be more difficult for Democrats than anticipated, according to recent polling. A new poll from...

Pulitzer Prize: New York Times, Washington Post and The New Yorker win for Weinstein...

Exposes on mogul Harvey Weinstein that helped spark the #MeToo movement and coverage of Russian election interference earned top 2018 Pulitzer prizes. <!--*/

Watchdog says EPA broke law with Scott Pruitt’s $43,000 phone booth

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke the law in purchasing a $43,000 soundproof booth for administrator Scott Pruitt, a government watchdog has concluded. Federal law imposes a...

Sydney bush fire: ‘Absolutely unforgivable’ if blaze deliberately lit, says premier

The New South Wales (NSW) premier has said it would be “absolutely unforgivable” if it emerged a huge bush fire in the Australian state was started deliberately. On...

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