Minister vows to fight abuse claims

Minister vows to fight abuse claims

A MINISTER has been accused of threatening female staffers in the first major scandal to rock the Andrews Government.



US officer cleared over shootings

US officer cleared over shootings

A judge in the US city of Cleveland clears a police officer over the deaths of two unarmed black people killed in a barrage of police fire.

Iraqi troops repulse Islamic State attack on key Anbar town

Iraqi troops repulse Islamic State attack on key Anbar town

Iraqi government troops on Saturday repelled an attack by Islamic State fighters trying to capture a strategic town in the embattled western province of Anbar, where the extremist militia has a strong foothold, a security official said.Backed by local...

Bradford man charged after police say girlfriend held against her will

Bradford man charged after police say girlfriend held against her will

A 42-year-old Bradford man is facing several charges after police say he got into an argument with his girlfriend and wouldn't let her leave his house.

Cleveland officer not guilty in 2012 shooting deaths of 2 unarmed suspects

Cleveland officer not guilty in 2012 shooting deaths of 2 unarmed suspects

A Cleveland officer has been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire after a high-speed chase.

Firefighting plane crashes in Alberta

Firefighting plane crashes in Alberta

A small tanker plane crashed on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range on Friday, reportedly killing the pilot. The craft was in the area fighting forest fires.

One-rank, one-pension issue: Rahul Gandhi meets ex-servicemen

One-rank, one-pension issue: Rahul Gandhi meets ex-servicemen

Former minister of state for defence and Congress leader Jitendra Singh accused the Modi government of being anti-soldier.

Shiite militias take on Islamic State as US launches air strikes near Ramadi, Iraq

Shiite militias take on Islamic State as US launches air strikes near Ramadi, Iraq

A convoy of Shiite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces commenced a counter-offensive to reverse gains made by Islamic State in Ramadi on Saturday as the US-led coalition launched air strikes against the jihadi insurgents.

Iraqi forces launch ISIS counterattack

Iraqi forces launch ISIS counterattack

An alliance of fighters opposed to ISIS say they've launched an offensive near Ramadi -- hoping to stop the terror group's march east towards capital city Baghdad.

Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate's approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for T

Kaylie Hatton: Teenager and 51-year-old man feared together are 'high-risk missing persons' say poli...

Kaylie Hatton: Teenager and 51-year-old man feared together are 'high-risk missing persons' say poli...

Kaylie Hatton climbed out of a window at her grandmother's home in Sidcup, Kent, in the early hours last Saturday, police said

Caught on camera: Waitress 'groped' by customer floors him with the menu

Caught on camera: Waitress 'groped' by customer floors him with the menu

The restaurant worker reacts with fury and lashes out after the man appears to touch her neck and grab her on the bottom

Bighearted pensioner steps in to help after Scots school garden is hit by ruthless vandals

Bighearted pensioner steps in to help after Scots school garden is hit by ruthless vandals

CHILDREN at St Paul's Primary School in Paisley had spent eighteen months creating their garden, which was destroyed by vandals, but now help is at hand.

Buckingham Palace denies claims that redundant workers face losing their homes

Buckingham Palace denies claims that redundant workers face losing their homes

A BUCKINGHAM Palace spokesperson says morale there is high, despite claims it is at "rock bottom" over staff cuts.

England vs New Zealand first Test: Kane Williamson picks up where he left off as Mark Wood ends Bren...

England vs New Zealand first Test: Kane Williamson picks up where he left off as Mark Wood ends Bren...

England must overturn a surely sizeable first-innings deficit if they are somehow to prevail in the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord's.

Monaco Grand Prix 2015: Lewis Hamilton triumphs in battle for pole with Nico Rosberg as German makes...

Monaco Grand Prix 2015: Lewis Hamilton triumphs in battle for pole with Nico Rosberg as German makes...

Lewis Hamilton has claimed his first ever pole position in Monaco, edging out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Syrians Try To Build Case Against Assad In Chlorine Attacks

Syrians Try To Build Case Against Assad In Chlorine Attacks

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby. Once a house painter and now a member in a volunteer rescue tea

US Senate blocks blocks measure to extend surveillance bill

US Senate blocks blocks measure to extend surveillance bill

The US senate has blocked a measure to extend spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records. The vote of 54 to 45 failed to reach the 60 threshold which was needed.

The result came after the Senate narrowly blocked the “USA Freedom Act” a bill that would have ende

Counter-attack against ISIS staged near Ramadi

Counter-attack against ISIS staged near Ramadi

After days of ISIS fighters advancing east out of Ramadi, an alliance of Iraqi forces opposed to the terror group say they've launched a counterattack -- hoping to push them away from a key Iraqi military base and the country's capital. The Iraqis rep...

Bikers honor Memorial Day amid tight security

Bikers honor Memorial Day amid tight security

Motorcycles will roar into Memorial Day weekend rallies amid heightened tension after a biker gang shootout left nine people dead in Texas. The massacre in Waco, which was triggered by feuding biker gangs, left the community stunned. Law enforcement ...

Dash cam shows plane's fatal fall on highway

Dash cam shows plane's fatal fall on highway

New police dash cam video shows the aftermath of a deadly plane crash on an Atlanta-area highway earlier this month. Greg Byrd, 53, and his two sons, Christopher, 27, and Phillip, 25, died in the crash on May 8, along with Christopher's fiancee, Jack...

Verdict reached in Cleveland police killing of 2

Verdict reached in Cleveland police killing of 2

A judge has reached a verdict in the 2012 case of a Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for allegedly standing on hood of a car and firing into the windshield, killing the vehicle's two unarmed occupants. The verdict in the c...

The regional Team of the Year: Players who have produced time and again for their region this season

The regional Team of the Year: Players who have produced time and again for their region this season

Some players have stood out more than others, but these boys have been consistently awesome all year

Summer kicks off with sunshine & rising warmth

Summer kicks off with sunshine & rising warmth

This Afternoon:Sunny & Pleasant Highs: 70-75 Wind: N 5 mph Tonight:Mostly Clear, Comfortably Cool Lows: 49-58 Wind: SE 5 mph Saturday:Mostly Sunny, A Bit Warmer Highs: 79-83 Wind: SW 5-10 mph Right on cue, this Memorial Day

Jeremy Clarkson slams Eurostar security saying if he wanted to cause chaos he'd 'pilot plane into th...

Jeremy Clarkson slams Eurostar security saying if he wanted to cause chaos he'd 'pilot plane into th...

The ex Top Gear presenter says 'time wasting' security checks are victories for terrorists and there are million other ways to 'cause chaos, bloodshed and death'

Both sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage

Leaders on both sides of Ireland's gay marriage campaign say advocates of legalization have won a resounding victory with the ballot count still underway.

Iranian state television reporting that Djibouti has turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees

Iranian state television is reporting that authorities in Djibouti have turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees there.

Navy pilot safely ejected before aircraft crashed in California bay

A Navy pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay Friday before a training jet went off the end of a runway landing at Naval Air Station North Island.

Dutch set to ban full-face veil

The Dutch cabinet has approved plans for a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil in public places including schools, hospitals and on public transport

But officials say it will not apply to wearing the veils on the streets. People who do not adhere to the ban could be fin

VIDEO: Meet the new British tennis number two

BBC Sport's Emily Croydon meets Aljaz Bedene, the new British tennis number two, following his recent switch to British nationality.

Bank of England admits to researching 'Brexit' risks

London (AFP) - The Bank of England revealed it is researching the economic risks of Britain leaving the European Union, just as Prime Minister David Cameron began negotiations with EU leaders ahead of a referendum on membership.The central bank study, which could have a major impact on the debate ov

The backyard shed where hits are made

JOHN Castle produced Vance Joy’s international smash hit Riptide in the shed in his parents’ the backyard.

Netflix offers glimpse of 'Wet Hot American Summer' series

Karen ButlerBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- Netflix has released images of Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Ken Marino and Joe LoTruglio as their characters for the "Wet Hot American Summer" series.

Ethiopia Election Met With Silence From Ordinary Voters

Ethiopia will hold a major election Sunday, but critics of the longtime ruling party say systematic repression has made this vote a nonevent. Outside of the country, Ethiopians who say they are political refugees have even harsher words for the government. On the streets of Ethiopia's capital,

VIDEO: The battle to take Husayba from IS

Iraqi forces and Shia militias have begun moving against Islamic State militants after the fall of the city of Ramadi last week, officials say.

Cannes Review: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Salvage Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth'

READ MORE: Watch: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Coronate and Conquer in First 'Macbeth' Clips From the moment a blue baby is presented as the first image it's clear this new adaptation of "Macbeth" will be a visual marvel. Even the onscreen text, which informs the audience that

IPL8 Face-Off - Chennai v Mumbai - The Final

Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians meet in the Indian Premier League 2015 final and as the two sides that topped the table meet, who do you think will win?