Severe flooding hits central Texas, Oklahoma

Severe flooding hits central Texas, Oklahoma

A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has resulted in record flooding for parts of the Lone Star State. One of the hardest hit areas was in Hays County Texas south of Austin where the Blanco River rose rapidly and set a new recor



Amon's long road from wheelchair to AFL

Amon's long road from wheelchair to AFL

KARL Amon’s path to the AFL has been a remarkable, and inspiring journey. Andrew Capel tells how he went from being wheelchair bound to burning up the turf for the Power.

Artillery spotted on disputed islands

Artillery spotted on disputed islands

TWO large artillery vehicles have been detected on one of the artificial islands that China is building in the South China Sea.

Wasp Turns Cockroaches Into ‘Passive Zombie’

Wasp Turns Cockroaches Into ‘Passive Zombie’

A World Wildlife Fund report describes the discovery of a species of wasp in Thailand named Dementor which turns its cockroach prey into a “passive zombie” by injecting it with venom.

A species of wasp found only in Thailand turns its prey into a “passive zombie.”

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Reef D-Day: The verdict is in

Reef D-Day: The verdict is in

A CRITICAL UNESCO report on whether the Great Barrier Reef should be listed as “in danger” has been handed down. WHAT THE DECISION MEANS

Facing Fletch a game of cat and mouse

Facing Fletch a game of cat and mouse

JONATHAN Brown once kicked eight goals on Dustin Fletcher but is grateful he never had to play on the milestone man too often.

FIFA's other match: Palestinians push vote to suspend Israel from world football

FIFA's other match: Palestinians push vote to suspend Israel from world football

While a corruption scandal plays out in the top echelons of FIFA, the football organisation faces another decisive vote: The Palestinian delegation wants Israel suspended from world football.

As protesters pilled on the pressure outside the Congress, the Palestinian Football Association

We must learn that education saves children

We must learn that education saves children

WATCH the news, or even what’s going on in your street, and you might think the world’s stuffed. But there are people out there making a difference.

Officials monitor river levels in Texas, with focus on Houston area

Officials monitor river levels in Texas, with focus on Houston area

Officials are closely monitoring the levels of rivers in Texas engorged by the deluge of last weekend.

Former speaker of US House charged with banking crimes

Former speaker of US House charged with banking crimes

A former leader of the US House of Representatives is being charged with banking crimes for attempting to evade reporting requirements on cash withdrawals and lying to the FBI, the Justice Department said Thursday.Dennis Hastert, 73, a Republican...

Al-Assad government admits key Syrian city taken by Islamist rebels

Al-Assad government admits key Syrian city taken by Islamist rebels

The Syrian government admitted Friday that its last major stronghold in the north-western province of Idlib, which borders Turkey, has fallen to Islamist rebels led by the al-Qaeda-linked Al Nusra Front.The fall of the city of Ariha is a fresh setback...

Nigeria turns new leaf as Muhammadu Buhari takes reins of power

Nigeria turns new leaf as Muhammadu Buhari takes reins of power

Abuja (dpa) – Nigeria's capital Abuja was festive but quiet on Friday when president-elect Muhammadu Buhari was set to formally take over power from outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan.Buhari, 72, won 54 per cent of the vote in presidential elections...

Greek crisis dominates last day of G7 ministers' talks

Greek crisis dominates last day of G7 ministers' talks

The final day of a meeting of the world's leading financial officials was expected to be overshadowed by the Greek debt crisis on Friday as concerns about a possible Greek default sparked fresh falls on financial markets.The eurozone's blue-chip Euro...

Bail hearing resumes for diplomat's son in Florida shooting case

Bail hearing resumes for diplomat's son in Florida shooting case

The bail hearing for the teenaged son of a Canadian diplomat charged in a double killing resumes today in Miami, Fla.

Protesters demand the resignation of FIFA's Blatter

Protesters demand the resignation of FIFA's Blatter

Protesters took the streets of Zurich to demand the resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. International civil rights organisation Avaaz organised the protest outside the venue where FIFA are holding their 65th congress to bring attention to labour laws in Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup.

Double hotel bombing strikes Iraqi capital Baghdad

Double hotel bombing strikes Iraqi capital Baghdad

A coordinated bomb attack hit two of the Iraqi capital's most upmarket hotels on Thursday night, hitting targets frequented by foreigners and wealthy Iraqis.

Shaky Ben Bishop reveals his Game 7 approach vs. Rangers

Shaky Ben Bishop reveals his Game 7 approach vs. Rangers

Henrik Lundqvist has experienced this moment so many times, and owned it so many times, establishing such a remarkable big-game reputation that he enters Game 7 of the Eastern Conference...

Allahshukur Pashazade: We have done everything possible to prevent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from tu...

Allahshukur Pashazade: We have done everything possible to prevent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from tu...

Baku. Mubariz Aslanov - APA. We have done everything possible to prevent the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict from turning into a religious war, Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade said on Friday.

How Africa's largest oil producer almost ran out of gas?

How Africa's largest oil producer almost ran out of gas?

Nigeria is the biggest exporter of petroleum in Africa and one of the world's largest exporters, it is also the one country in the world where its citizens often have to live through months of fuel scarcity. This is not the only paradox that defines Nigeria but it is one of the most telling of its m

Can an ex-dictator clean up Nigeria?

Can an ex-dictator clean up Nigeria?

The victory of a 72-year-old former general, Muhammadu Buhari, in the Nigerian elections represents a moment of maturity in West African politics. Buhari, who some 30 years ago was Nigeria's harsh military leader, could of course prove to be a disaster; so many self-described reformers have been. sw

Google Simplifies User Authentication with the New Identity Platform

Google Simplifies User Authentication with the New Identity Platform

At the Google I/O 2015 conference in San Francisco, Google announced a new set of developer tools aimed at improving password management and user authentication procedures. The Google Identity Platform, as the collection of services, was named, comprised three new tools: Google Sing-In, Identity Too

What We Didn't Get to See at Google I/O 2015 but Were Hoping For

What We Didn't Get to See at Google I/O 2015 but Were Hoping For

Google's much anticipated I/O 2015 keynote came and went, and during it we got to hear the tech giant talk about a variety of topics, including Android M, Android Pay, the new Photos app, Android Wear's improved functionalities, the evolution of Google Now, and so on. But for some, the keynot

Watch: World's Most Powerful Engine Being Built

Watch: World's Most Powerful Engine Being Built

It was just the other day that we talked about NASA's ambitious plan to build the most powerful rocket the world has ever seen and have it launch astronauts on a space adventure all the way to Mars.  To qualify as the most powerful rocket that ever was, NASA's Space Launch System will have t

7 Stocks You Should Be Watching Today

7 Stocks You Should Be Watching Today

Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are: Wall Street expects Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) to report its Q1 earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $1.28 billion. Big Lots shares climbed 3.15 percent to $46.50 in after-hours trading.

[I/O 2015] Google's Cardboard Now Works With Phablets And iOS, Pushes For 360 Degree Videos, And Bri...

[I/O 2015] Google's Cardboard Now Works With Phablets And iOS, Pushes For 360 Degree Videos, And Bri...

What everyone thought was an innocent little experiment from Google during last year's I/O has turned into a full-on Virtual Reality venture from the company. Cardboard, a piece of actual cardboard that you fold and insert your phone in for a make-shift low-cost VR display, has been getting more f

Robo wealth advisors: has the terminator arrived?

Just as the ATM did not displace the bank teller, robo advisors are unlikely to replace all wealth managers

Android M and more at Google I/O

A new Android for phones, an unlimited photo storage service, a smarter watch, highlights of Google's I/O conference

Ukip MP told off for live streaming the Queen with iPhone app Periscope

House of Commons authorities have had a word with Douglas Carswell after used iPhone app Periscope filmed Her Majesty's arrival at the State Opening of Parliament

Play Daily Double free and you could WIN £1000 in Stan James free bets

Want to win some free Stan James bets this month? Get involved in the Mirror's new Daily Double Game

Andy Murray timing it right at Roland Garros but alarm bells ring for Heather Watson

ANDY MURRAY refused to get ticked off by a key time violation penalty as he came through a difficult match against Joao Sousa 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Fifa presidential election live updates: Sepp Blatter stands against Prince Ali amid corruption scan...

The Fifa president Sepp Blatter will stand for re-election in a vote today as an FBI investigation into long-standing corruption continues.These are the latest updates so far:The 161-page dossier exposing Fifa's dark heart.Blatter's Presidential address: 'You can't just ask people to behave ethical

Jack Warner pictured dancing and waving to supporters hours after leaving jail in an ambulance due t...

Jack Warner was spotted dancing and waving to his supporters hours after being released from jail and taken to hospital in an ambulance due to exhaustion.

Japanese volcano erupts, forcing island to evacuate

A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, forcing residents to evacuate the island.

Man critically injured by hit-and-run driver in Bronx: cops

The man, whose identity was not immediately known, was slammed on the Grand Concourse at E. 182nd St. around 8:45 p.m. by a car that fled the scene, police said.

Scripps National Spelling Bee ends in tie again

It was an un-bee-lievable ending as the Scripps National Spelling Bee finished Thursday evening with a tie for the second straight year.

Boy, 16, Arrested Over Two Colchester Murders

A teenager has been arrested over the murders of a Saudi student and a man who was stabbed 102 times in Colchester last year.

Blatter Appeals For Unity Ahead Of FIFA Election

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed for "unity" as he fights for re-election amid corruption allegations engulfing the governing body.