Decision Day in the UK's general election

Decision Day in the UK's general election

Voters in the UK are going to the polls today in one of the most unpredictable general elections in decades. Despite weeks of campaigning, a hung parliament is on the cards with neither of the two main parties expected to win a majority.

On the final push Conservative Prime Minister Davi



Suspect in Bellevue murder and arson pleads not guilty

Suspect in Bellevue murder and arson pleads not guilty

The man accused of fatally stabbing a Bellevue woman and then torching her apartment to cover his tracks pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first degree murder and arson charges.

Former inmate of 'Shawshank' prison captured after 56 years on the run

Former inmate of 'Shawshank' prison captured after 56 years on the run

An American fugitive who once spent time in an Ohio jail featured in the film The Shawshank Redemption has been recaptured after 56 years on the run.

Graham Taylor rejects claims FA told him not to pick 'too many black players' during time as England...

Graham Taylor rejects claims FA told him not to pick 'too many black players' during time as England...

The former England manager Graham Taylor has told The Independent that he categorically denied claims the Football Association tried to limit the number of black players he should use in the national team.

Rejected baby chimp matched with surrogate mom

Rejected baby chimp matched with surrogate mom

A 2-month-old baby chimp recently went on an exciting journey from the the Maryland Zoo to Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa to finally meet her surrogate mom The little chimp, named Keeva, was born on March 12, but her mother chimpanzee was unable to care for the baby. “The birth seemed to be wit

3 arrested for running a secret society's bizarre fake police force in Los Angeles

3 arrested for running a secret society's bizarre fake police force in Los Angeles

A California state justice department official and two others were arrested after Los Angeles authorities alleged they had been running a bizarre and fake police department that claims to have roots in an ancient secret society Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were arrested under suspici

Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska

Tornadoes reported in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska

Severe storms tore through the Midwest on Wednesday, bringing tornadoes, flooding and heavy winds to parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. There were reports of tornado damage southwest of Oklahoma City, Capt. Paul Timmons of the Oklahoma Highway Pa...

McDonald's has a new Hamburglar

McDonald's has a new Hamburglar

Maybe the new Hamburglar can steal back some of the customers that McDonald's has been losing. Gone is the short, chubby, masked cartoon character who spent the '80s and '90s scheming to steal burgers from Ronald McDonald. The new Hamburglar still spo...

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

LONDON: The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business “Prince William Pottery” in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mu

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

LONDON: British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world’s fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. Prime Minister David Cameron’s

Competition good for video fans: Lightbox boss

Competition good for video fans: Lightbox boss

The arrival in New Zealand of online streaming services has dramatically altered the way people consume video content, and with competition between the main offerings, New Zealand consumers are well placed to take advantage of this...

Two found guilty of $100k fake ad scam

Two found guilty of $100k fake ad scam

Two people have been found guilty today on charges relating to an advertising scam worth more than $100,000.Johannes Middledorp and Noelene Banton were found guilty on seven charges each and not guilty on four charges after an earlier...

ANZ Bank was most aggressive in rural rate swaps sales to farmers, ComCom says

ANZ Bank was most aggressive in rural rate swaps sales to farmers, ComCom says

ANZ Bank New Zealand, the country's biggest lender, was the most aggressive in pitching interest rate swaps to farmers, over which it subsequently agreed to pay $19 million in compensation, the Commerce Commission says.General counsel...

China's 'Poet on a Business Trip' Wins Jeonju Festival Award

China's 'Poet on a Business Trip' Wins Jeonju Festival Award

Chinese documentary "Poet on a Business Trip" wins Grand Prize at Korea's Jeonju International Film Festival.

Cannes: Vietnam's 'Yellow Flowers' Picked by Fortissimo

Cannes: Vietnam's 'Yellow Flowers' Picked by Fortissimo

Fortissimo Films has picked up Vietnamese social drama "Yellow Flowers on The Green Grass," a 1980s set picture, directed by Victor Vu.

Ice demand in Nash's sights

Ice demand in Nash's sights

OPINION: THE recent Australian Crime Commission report confirmed organised crime gangs are targeting rural and regional Australia.

Baltimore governor lifts state of emergency

Baltimore governor lifts state of emergency

BALTIMORE >> The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said even though complaints of excessive force and lawsuits alleging misconduct

See Who Will Play Clary Fray in ABC Family's Mortal Instruments Series

See Who Will Play Clary Fray in ABC Family's Mortal Instruments Series

Katherine McNamara has landed the role of Clary Fray in Shadowhunters, ABC Family's adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments young adult fantasy novel series.The show announced the news on Twitter, Wednesday. It's official! @Kat_McNamara is going to play Clary Fray on #Shadowhunter

Mediterranean crisis: Italian police boat saves 98 migrants after 12 days adrift

Mediterranean crisis: Italian police boat saves 98 migrants after 12 days adrift

The rescue of the flooded ship comes as the EU's foreign minister prepares to brief the UN Security Council on the scale of the situation

General Election 2015: UKIP leader Nigel Farage accused of homophobia 'after video shows him using w...

General Election 2015: UKIP leader Nigel Farage accused of homophobia 'after video shows him using w...

The video from July 2001 shows Mr Farage cracking a joke about the death of a man at TV star Michael Barrymore's house, which had happened four months earlier

UK candidates: Google Doodle marks 2015 general election day as voters head to the polls

UK candidates: Google Doodle marks 2015 general election day as voters head to the polls

The colourful doodle contains a ballot box decked out like the Union Flag, with an X marking the ballot paper about to be dropped into the box

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Easter Eggs, Orson Welles Turns 100 and More

Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Easter Eggs, Orson Welles Turns 100 and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Some leftovers from Star Wars Day include the following version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer made out of paper (via Film School Rejects):   And here's another take on the Fo

Marissa Mayer: Our new search deal will 'put more pressure on Microsoft' (YHOO, MSFT)

Marissa Mayer: Our new search deal will 'put more pressure on Microsoft' (YHOO, MSFT)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer successfully renegotiated Yahoo's search deal with Microsoft last month and, as we previously reported, the new terms were far better for Yahoo than the old deal. Mayer just told The Wall Street Journal that her goal with this agreement was to "put more pressure on Micro

Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

Prague (AFP) - Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in kids as young as six.And these problems are likely to become bigger and bigger as the waistlines of European children

TrueX Exec Pitches Interactive Video Ads to Combat Fraud and Boost Views

TrueX Exec Pitches Interactive Video Ads to Combat Fraud and Boost Views

Thirty-two percent of online consumers use blockers to avoid ads, according to digital ad company TrueX today. And with the uptick in fraud and burgeoning viewability concerns, Jamie Auslander, TrueX's vp of research, gave advertisers an interesting pitch at the Interactive Advertising Bureau&

Greens leader could mean fresh start: PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is taking a let's see approach on whether it could be easier to negotiate with new Greens leader Richard Di Natale.

Prince Harry meeting public in Sydney

PRINCE Harry is meeting the public at the Sydney Opera House as he wraps up his month-long deployment with the ADF.

Italian Red Cross Chief: Don't Label Migrants 'Illegal'

President of the Italian Red Cross Francesco Rocca said Wednesday that migrants should not be labeled as "illegal," because they are victims, not criminals. Meanwhile, he warned that traffickers are finding more routes to smuggle humans for profit. Rocca told reporters that since the start of t

Netanyahu's Clinches Deal to Form New Israeli Government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal to form a new government on Wednesday, just before a deadline was to expire, but the coalition will rule by only the slimmest of majorities in Israel's turbulent parliament. "Israel now has a government," Naftali Bennett, the head of the far-r

Record Set for Global Carbon Dioxide Levels

Global carbon concentrations in the atmosphere reached a record level in March, U.S. government statistics showed. For the first time since the government started tracking carbon dioxide in the atmosphere around the world, the monthly global average surpassed 400 parts per million. Carbon

Australian budget targets pensioners

Next week's Australian budget will give more money to pensioners on modest incomes but cut benefits for wealthier retirees, says the government.

The Chicago Fire Spinoff, Chicago Med, Will Hit Your TV Next Season

There’s good news on the horizon for fans of Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.. NBC has ordered the next spinoff in the franchise, Chicago Med to series just a few weeks after we began seeing the hospital staff on the small screen.

Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman To Voice Leads In Disney's "Zootopia"

Walt Disney Animation Studios welcomes Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman to Zootopia, Disney's 2016 animated feature set in a modern mammal metropolis. Goodwin (ABC's "Once Upon a Time," "Something...

Canberra's Nick Kyrgios beats childhood hero Roger Federer in Madrid

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios has claimed arguably the biggest scalp of his rising career, beating childhood hero and 17-time grand slam champion Roger Federer on Thursday morning.

Western Morning News published Errol Brown's secret - Smooth mix of 'black and white'

Singer Errol Brown, who has died at the age of 71, had a smooth soul voice that was never far from the airwaves after his career took off in 1970. And it kept his band in hits for almost 30 years. The Hot Chocolate frontman moved to Britain from Jamaica with his mother at the age of 12 and cr

Western Morning News published Leaders make final last ditch plea as hung parliament looms

As the clock counts down to the opening of the polls tomorrow, the main party leaders closed a frenetic eve-of-election campaign push with desperate appeals for support. And final opinion polls showed the UK remaining on course for another hung parliament. David Cameron said the way voters cast th

Arnold faces Sydney FC selection dilemma

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is facing some selection dilemmas for the A-League home semi-final against Adelaide with three key players returning.