A screengrab of a YouTube video posted on Rojak Daily claiming to be of Thursday’s (23 Feb) fire at a Tuas waste management plant. A video purporting to show an explosion during Thursday (23 February) morning’s blaze at a waste management plant in Tuas is fake. In the video, whicRead more »
An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts arrived safely at the International Space Station Thursday, a day after SpaceX aborted the process due to a GPS problem. This time, the Dragon cargo ship made a "perfect approach to the capture point," a NASA commentator said
The head of Myanmar's most powerful ethnic rebel group has warned that fighting in the country's restive borderlands has reached a critical point, threatening to derail the government's wobbling push for peace. Bao Youxiang, chairman of the Wa, told dozens of armed ethnic leaders they must
LONDON (AP) — The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for murdering her and dumping her body in a cesspool at their home.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or were merely stored
The Dubs amendment was one of my biggest tests in Parliament since my election in May 2015 as before this point I had not rebelled against my party. Although the Government won the vote that evening, shortly afterwards, they changed their position and accepted an amended version of the Dubs amendment
GENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.
Cooper said the public would feel sickened by the idea that Harith, formerly called Ronald Fiddler, had received a compensation payment from the British government. A Home Office minister has said the government cannot reveal details about the fate of Jamal al-Harith, the former Guantánamo Bay detainee
In my experience patients with severe mental health problems do not usually want to be in A&E. The environment is busy, loud and fast and even with my lack of mental health training, I know this is not conducive to calm. You want to take the pain away but mental torture isn’t cured by painkillers.
Public officials in North Dakota pleaded with the remaining protesters at the Dakota Access oil pipeline camp to pack up and leave so authorities can resume cleaning up the premises without any further arrests. Most of the campers marched out of the area ahead of Wednesday's 2pm deadline to get
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian negotiators arrived separately to meet U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Thursday in a low-key start to the first U.N.-led peace talks in almost a year. Government negotiator Bashar al-Ja'afari, Syria's ambassador to the U.N. in New York, and
People who eat diets high in sugar could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. For the first time, scientists have established a "tipping point" link between blood sugar glucose and the degenerative neurological condition. Abnormally high blood sugar levels,
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels announced on Thursday that they had taken full control of the northern town of Al-Bab from the Islamic State jihadist group after weeks of deadly fighting.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised his Philippine counterpart that China would not build structures on a rocky outcrop both countries claim in the South China Sea, a Philippine government minister said on Thursday. Strained ties between the two countries have improved since President Rodrigo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.
When is Ash Wednesday 2017? Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of Lent in the Christian calendar, has been observed by Britons for centuries. Its exact date changes every year, because it is determined by when Easter falls.
The Met Office has declared Storm Doris is now a "weather bomb" after an intense drop in pressure saw winds reach 100mph on Thursday. The Port of Liverpool had to be shut along with the city's waterfront as high winds hit the north-west after Doris made landfall in the UK this morning.
An off-duty police officer has been caught on video dragging a 13-year-old boy on to his property before firing his gun near a group of teenagers. Footage widely circulated online shows the as-yet unidentified Los Angeles police officer holding on to Christian Dorscht during an apparent dispute with
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man accused of trying to hack the Clinton Foundation in 2015 is expected to plead guilty on Thursday, months after he was sentenced in a related case to 42 years in prison over child pornography discovered on his computers during the probe. Timothy Sedlak
Marine Le Pen has been doing a little Trumping in Beirut. Yes, all the way from Paris she came to ride her French presidential election campaign through the sectarian thickets of Lebanon by refusing to wear a veil to meet the Sunni Muslim Grand Mufti. Given the nonsense she spoke to the (Christian)
PARIS (AP) — Paris teenagers have blockaded 16 city high schools with burning garbage cans and makeshift barricades to protest the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse.
The UN's Syria envoy launched consultations Thursday with rival sides in the six-year conflict, but hopes of breakthrough are clouded by persistent violence and deadlock over the country's political future. Staffan de Mistura began separate meetings with Syrian regime and opposition delegates
Whilst some people believe that naming storms ‘Doris’ or ‘Barbara’ trivialises the danger posed by adverse weather, the Met Office claims that the new practice has made the public more engaged, informed and better prepared to face the elements. As Storm Doris continues to batter England with torrential
A police helicopter hovered over the city as speakers slammed Canberra's strong support of Netanyahu and his government. "We are here to oppose Australia's support for Israel, for a racist apartheid nation," pro-Palestinian author and Australian lawyer Randa Abdel-Fattah told AFP.