Japan Executes Seven Cult Leaders Behind Tokyo Sarin Attacks

Japan Executes Seven Cult Leaders Behind Tokyo Sarin Attacks

Seven members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult which carried out a deadly chemical attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 have been executed, including cult leader Shoko Asahara. The Sarin attack, Japan’s worst terror incident, killed 13 people and injured thousands more. The executions took place at a Tokyo detention house on Friday morning. […]

White Rhino Extinction ‘Can Be Reversed’

White Rhino Extinction ‘Can Be Reversed’

Scientists say the loss of the northern white rhino could be reversed by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) – months after the last male died in Kenya. The scientists say they have produced viable embryos using the sperm of deceased animals. They were made using the eggs of a very closely related sub-species – the southern […]

Tunis Gets First Elected Woman Mayor

Tunis Gets First Elected Woman Mayor

A woman has been elected mayor of the Tunisian capital, Tunis, for the first time since the position was created over a century ago. Souad Abderrahim, 53, who works as a manager at a pharmaceutical firm, dedicated her victory to Tunisian women everywhere. Ms Abderrahim was the candidate for the Islamist party, Ennahdha – one […]

Gangster In Helicopter Prison Break

Gangster In Helicopter Prison Break

A notorious gangster has escaped by helicopter from a prison in the Paris region, the French authorities say. Redoine Faid was helped by several heavily armed men who created a diversion at the prison entrance while the helicopter landed in the courtyard. The helicopter flew to the nearby Gonesse area, where it was found by […]

Sophia the Robot Loses Parts On Way To Ethiopia

Sophia the Robot Loses Parts On Way To Ethiopia

Sophia, the famous humanoid robot, has arrived in Ethiopia – but without some of her body parts. A bag containing some of the robot was lost at Frankfurt airport, which has led to cancellation of a press conference scheduled to take place on Friday at the Ethiopian National Museum in the capital, Addis Ababa. Designed […]

Philippine President Duterte Calls God ‘Stupid’

Philippine President Duterte Calls God ‘Stupid’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called God “stupid”, sparking anger in the largely Catholic country. In a televised speech, he slammed the story of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace in the Bible and the logic behind the Christian concept of original sin. Mr Duterte is well known known for his outrageous statements and unfiltered […]

Turkey Election: Erdogan Win Ushers In New Presidential Era

Turkey Election: Erdogan Win Ushers In New Presidential Era

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in Sunday’s poll. Parliament has been weakened and the post of prime minister abolished, as measures approved in a controversial referendum last year take effect. Defeated opposition candidate Muharrem Ince said Turkey was now entering a dangerous period […]

Thousands March Demanding Second BREXIT Vote

Thousands March Demanding Second BREXIT Vote

Tens of thousands of people marched on the British Parliament on Saturday, demanding another vote on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. They wore T-shirts reading “This is what a European looks like” and waved signs urging “Bollocks to Brexit!” The crowds were sizeable and committed – organisers claimed 100,000 walked down Pall Mall […]

BMW Joins Airbus In Brexit Warning

BMW Joins Airbus In Brexit Warning

The car giant BMW has followed plane-maker Airbus in warning of a lack of clarity over Brexit. BMW UK boss Ian Robertson says clarity is needed by the end of the summer. BMW makes the Mini and Rolls Royce and employs about 8,000 people in the UK. Earlier, Airbus, which employs 14,000 people in the […]

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister, Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister, Gives Birth to Baby Girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to a baby girl. Ms Ardern shared a photo of her and partner Clarke Gayford with their daughter on Instagram on Thursday afternoon. She captioned the image: “Welcome to our village wee one.” She said the baby arrived at 4:45pm (local time), weighing 3.31kg. “Thank you […]