Blair 'quits as Middle East envoy'

Blair 'quits as Middle East envoy'

Tony Blair has resigned as the Quartet's Middle East peace envoy after nearly eight years in the role, officials in Jerusalem have said.



Meninga scoffs at Qld critics after win

Meninga scoffs at Qld critics after win

Queensland coach Mal Meninga has laughed off criticism of his veteran side after they grabbed a dramatic 11-10 win in the State of Origin series opener.

'Long road to recovery' for memo MP

'Long road to recovery' for memo MP

Alistair Carmichael faces a "long road to recovery" after the leaking of a memo about Nicola Sturgeon, according to a Liberal Democrat colleague.

Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Former Everton, Queens Park Rangers and Luton midfielder Andy King dies

Former Everton, Queens Park Rangers and Luton midfielder Andy King dies

Former Everton, Queens Park Rangers and Luton midfielder Andy King has died from a heart attack aged 58.

Fifa election to go ahead despite criminal probe into awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Fifa election to go ahead despite criminal probe into awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Seven officials arrested today in separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption

Are we talking-up World War III?

Are we talking-up World War III?

IS the world going mad? Military posturing is quietly reaching new extremes in Europe, the Mediterranean and the South China Sea. And the provocative bluster has just reached new heights.

ShowBiz Minute: Shepard, Rutherford, Johnson

ShowBiz Minute: Shepard, Rutherford, Johnson

Actor and writer Sam Shepard arrested on suspicion of drunken driving; Kelly Rutherford's ex-husband ordered to return children over custody concerns; Dwayne Johnson hops on a fire truck for premiere of 'San Andreas' (May 27)

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Kochie's eruption highlights crisis

Kochie's eruption highlights crisis

DAVID Koch’s tirade over organ donation inquiry has drawn attention to falling donation rates and a growing medical emergency.

Duo charged over violent home invasion

Duo charged over violent home invasion

TWO men have been charged over a violent home invasion in Brisbane in which an elderly woman was allegedly dragged through her house.

'Dangerous' Snoopers' Charter is back, but is it already out of date?

'Dangerous' Snoopers' Charter is back, but is it already out of date?

The controversial "Snoopers' Charter" has returned, with the UK Government confirming that it will "modernise the law on communications data" through the Queen's speech. After being blocked by the Liberal Democrats in the previous, coalition government, the bill has been sped through

Tall boy sues over school bullying claim

Tall boy sues over school bullying claim

THE parents of a boy who was much taller than his primary school peers are suing over claims he was taunted and bashed because of that.

FIFA's wake-up call finally arrives

FIFA's wake-up call finally arrives

ZURICH’S five-star Baur au Lac Hotel has for decades proved a comfort for Sepp Blatter and his FIFA cohorts... until now.

Irish gay marriage vote 'a defeat for humanity,' Vatican says

Irish gay marriage vote "a defeat for humanity," Vatican says

Last week's referendum legalizing gay marriage in Ireland "is not only a defeat for Christian principles, but also a bit of a defeat for humanity," according to a top Vatican official.Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin - who is the Vatican's second-in-command...

Brussels to seek redistribution of 40,000 asylum seekers across EU

Brussels to seek redistribution of 40,000 asylum seekers across EU

Forty thousand asylum seekers who have arrived in Italy and Greece should be taken in by other EU countries, the European Commission was expected to propose Wednesday, in a controversial bid to ease the migration burden on the two nations.The European...

British parliament to open with EU referendum pledge

British parliament to open with EU referendum pledge

Prime Minister David Cameron was expected to set out his plans for an in-out referendum on Britain's EU membership at the state opening of parliament on Wednesday.The Queen's Speech, a formal address by Queen Elizabeth on behalf of Cameron's new Conservative...

5 things to know for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5 things to know for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Five things you need to know this Wednesday: the world's soccer federation has been rocked by a series of arrests and raids this morning; cancer rates in Canada are expected to dramatically rise by 2030; Ontario teachers are heading back to class after a labour relations board ruling; Hamilton is fi

Wednesday's Top 7 News Stories

Wednesday's Top 7 News Stories

From the scandal erupting in international soccer to the rising death toll in the flooding across Texas, see the stories we're following today.

Corrupt or Not, FIFA Says World Cups Will Go Ahead

Corrupt or Not, FIFA Says World Cups Will Go Ahead

World Cup soccer tournaments in Russia and Qatar will go ahead as planned, FIFA insisted Wednesday despite the arrests and bribery inquiry.

Macedonia Will Only Join Turkish Stream amid Agreement between Russia, EU on it - Gruevski

Macedonia Will Only Join Turkish Stream amid Agreement between Russia, EU on it - Gruevski

Macedonia will join the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project when the European Commission and Russia reach agreement on the scheme, according to Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. In an interview for local news portal Pres 24 he says that Macedonia is a country that makes decisions of strate

Swiss prosecutors open criminal proceedings in 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

Swiss prosecutors open criminal proceedings in 2018, 2022 World Cup bids

The Swiss prosecutors, who seized electronic data and documents at FIFA's headquarters, will question 10 FIFA executive committee members who took part in the World Cup votes in December 2010.

Rick Santorum to decide today on whether to take on large Republican field

Rick Santorum to decide today on whether to take on large Republican field

An aggressive advocate for conservative family values, 57-year-old Republican Rick Santorum is announcing his presidential intentions on Wednesday. He is all but certain to enter the contest — one that would test his clout in a dramatically different presidential field.

Indian envoy wanted President Mukherjees remarks on Bofors retracted Swedish paper

Indian envoy wanted President Mukherjees remarks on Bofors retracted Swedish paper

Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter has reported it was warned by the Indian envoy that President Pranab Mukherjees planned state visit to Sweden was at risk of being cancelled if it did not retract remarks he made about the Bofors scandal during an interview

You Have To Watch This Bunch Of PR Guys Attempt Bringing Back Rahul Baba

The "superheroes" for brands, PR agents can patch up broken brand images in no time. Even through the trolling hilarity in the video, you will find it hard to miss the sentimental message these guys have for us. 

Teacher promises to cancel final exam if Taylor Swift calls

A Montana high school teacher promises he will cancel final exams if Taylor Swift calls one of his students. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) has the story.

EU seeks to move 40,000 refugees to north from Greece, Italy [Video]

The European Commission proposed easing the impact of the Mediterranean migration crisis on Greece and Italy by moving 40,000 refugees to countries further north.

Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is in loan talks with Bournemouth

Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is in talks with Bournemouth, according to Sky Sports News HQ sources.

Live: State of Origin I - Blues vs Maroons

Follow live with Stuff.co.nz sports writer Clay Wilson as the New South Wales Blues clash with the Queensland Maroons in the opening match of Australia's State of Origin rugby league contest at ANZ Stadium, Sydney.

Airman shoots 2 Walmart employees

A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store on Tuesday, police in Grand Forks, North Dakota, said.

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Around the world, an estimated 120 million children are involved in child labor -- but you can help highlight the problem.

Why is U.S. bringing down hammer on FIFA?

In recent years, FIFA has made news not just for enforcing rules on the soccer field but also for allegedly breaking them off it.

Facebook Launches Yelp-like Feature to News Feed

Yelp has been struggling, and Facebook can and will take advantage of the opportunity and start pushing critics' reviews of restaurants in its users' news feeds. The time when Facebook was a mere social networking site where people logged in to interact with their virtual friends is long gone

Cybercriminals Get 100,000 Tax Records via Internal Revenue Service Website

Tax accounts of about 100,000 US citizens have fallen into the hands of cybercriminals, who authenticated to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) system using information from external data breaches. In an official announcement on Tuesday, the IRS informed that the perpetrators gained unauthoriz

All-Star ballots highlight KC Royals' popularity

It looks like fans are taking notice of Kansas City's winning ways. Five Royals players lead All-Star balloting at their respective positions.

FIFA officials, including 2 VPs, arrested

Latest developments: 5:56 a.m. ET: The FIFA officials who have been arrested will not automatically be suspended from their positions, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio said Wednesday. 5:37 a.m. ET: No one at FIFA,...