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...



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.

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.

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

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 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

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.

Facebook Launches Yelp-like Feature to News Feed

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

All-Star ballots highlight KC Royals' popularity

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

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,...

Drone Footage of Floods Over Texas and Oklahoma

Drone Footage of Floods Over Texas and Oklahoma

Video footage of floods in Texas and Oklahoma following storms that left at least 15 dead and a similar number missing. Photo: AP

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JK Rowling takes on Twitter trolls over fictional wedding between Dumbledore and Gandalf

JK Rowling takes on Twitter trolls over fictional wedding between Dumbledore and Gandalf

The acclaimed author tackled Westboro Baptist Church for their comments about a gay marriage between the two fantasy characters

Police launch probe after 25-year-old man dies after buying so-called legal high in Falkirk

Police launch probe after 25-year-old man dies after buying so-called legal high in Falkirk

THE man passed away at Forth Valley Royal Hospital last Thursday after reportedly purchasing the substance from shop in Falkirk.

Caroline Flack to appear on both X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing this year

Caroline Flack to appear on both X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing this year

TV PRESENTER Caroline Flack could be appearing on both ITV's X Factor and BBC's Strictly Come Dancing this year.

Fifa corruption arrests live: Sepp Blatter 'not involved' as football officials arrested in Switzerl...

Fifa corruption arrests live: Sepp Blatter 'not involved' as football officials arrested in Switzerl...

Several senior Fifa officials have been arrested in a dawn raid at a luxury Swiss hotel as part of an investigation into alleged "institutionalised corruption".Here are the latest updates:• Fifa officials arrested in corruption investigation• Separate probe launched into allocation of 2018 and

Fifa corruption arrests: Swiss attorney general's statement on raids at Fifa's Zurich headquarters i...

Fifa corruption arrests: Swiss attorney general's statement on raids at Fifa's Zurich headquarters i...

While Fifa officials were arrested in relation to US corruption charges, a separate probe has been launched into the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Here is the Swiss Attorney General's statement in full:

Car Seller Kidnapped At Knifepoint By Two Men

Car Seller Kidnapped At Knifepoint By Two Men

Police are looking for two people who kidnapped a man at knifepoint after they claimed to be interested in the car he was selling.

Queen's Speech: EU Vote But Human Rights Delay

Queen's Speech: EU Vote But Human Rights Delay

A bill to guarantee a referendum on the EU will be rushed through Parliament while plans to scrap the Human Rights Act are put on the back-burner, in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech for 1

Stroud Life published Talking point: Can an Australian lead England to Ashes glory?

Stroud Life published Talking point: Can an Australian lead England to Ashes glory?

Foreign coaches taking up England coaching positions isn't an unusual occurrence in our sports domain.Some are confronted with language barriers while others bring a European touch to an old school way of thinking.While English football attracts some of the best managers from around the world &ndash

Stroud Life published Tough times ahead, Stroud district leaders warn

Stroud Life published Tough times ahead, Stroud district leaders warn

TOUGH times lie ahead, Stroud District Council leaders have warned.The Labour group continues to lead the council in partnership with the Green and Liberal Democrat parties, as the May 7 local election results mean no party has overall control of the council."The co-operative arrangement has pr

EU due to unveil latest version of migrant plan

EU due to unveil latest version of migrant plan

Italy will be left to deal with the 80,000 migrants and asylum seekers who have landed on its shores and are housed in centers.

Texas floods: 13 missing, more rain to come

Texas floods: 13 missing, more rain to come

The storm may have passed, but the full scope of the tragedy is just starting to emerge. As floodwaters slowly recede in Texas, more bodies surface -- many found in vehicles swept away by raging currents. By Wednesday morning, at least 18 people were...

K-9 officer saves deputy's life during ambush

K-9 officer saves deputy's life during ambush

A Mississippi deputy who was attacked by three men is injured but alive after quick action by his K-9 officer. Deputy Todd Frazier was driving on a deserted road during his night shift last week when he noticed a car at a rest stop in Pearlington, Mis...

Web Wednesday: Bring a Buddy

Web Wednesday: Bring a Buddy

Bring a Buddy to the SCG this Friday night when the Sydney Swans take on the Carlton Blues in Indigenous Round.

Pakistan arrests owner of 'fake degree factory': officials

Pakistan arrests owner of 'fake degree factory': officials

KARACHI: Pakistani investigators on Wednesday arrested the head of a firm accused of running a global fake degree empire and conducted fresh raids at the company’s Karachi headquarters where they discovered thousands of blank diplomas. Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, the CEO of software house Axact, reve

RM600m to fight enemies in sampans?

RM600m to fight enemies in sampans?

An MP asks what's happened to the high-tech military equipment already bought to defend Sabah against attacks.

Depp finds Australia 'war on terrier' 'quite humorous'

SYDNEY: Johnny Depp found the “war on terrier” storm over his pet dogs Pistol and Boo being turfed out of Australia “quite humorous”, his friend Mick Doohan said Wednesday. But the five-time motorcycle racing world champion, in whose mansion Depp stays while on Australia̵

'Claps and cheers' as Bob Jones ejected from Air NZ flight

Property tycoon and former politician Sir Bob Jones is unlikely to be charged after upsetting cabin crew and being kicked off a flight this morning.Passengers applauded when the businessman and Herald columnist was told to get off...

Photos: Recovery at the Sea Baths

View a selection of the best photos from Collingwood's recovery session at the St Kilda Sea Baths.

AB De Villiers' 98-Test Streak Ends After he Opts Out of Bangladesh Series

AB de Villiers has been granted leave for the birth of his first child with wife Danielle and his absence will end a run of 98 consecutive Tests -- most by a South African.

Energy News Roundup: Texas Floods Related To Climate Change, CO2 Emissions Down & Duke Reveals Stora...

Constant rainfall in recent weeks across Texas and Oklahoma resulting in extreme flooding is a result of global warming which is affecting the jet stream, according to meteorologists. “The waterlogged landscape is partly to blame for the weather-related destruction in Central Texas, where fier

FIFA Officials Arrested as U.S. Investigates Corruption in Soccer

LONDON — Several officials of FIFA, the body that governs soccer worldwide, have been arrested in Switzerland on charges of corruption initiated by the U.S. Some of the charges relate to media deals for soccer tournaments. Swiss law-enforcement agents made the arrests on Wednesday at the Baur

Man brutally attacked in D.C., robbed of $1 on surveillance video

WASHINGTON (AP) - Police in Washington are asking for the public's help after they say surveillance video captured a brutal attack on a 63-year-old man who was robbed of $1. D.C. police say a suspect in a bright red shirt attacked the man on Sunday evening in southeast Washington. In the video, an

Janet Hook: Big 2016 Field Gets Even Bigger

Rick Santorum is jumping into the GOP race Wednesday. Also coming up: former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as well as two first-time candidates: South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Photo: AP

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Six FIFA officials arrested

The suspects were arrested at dawn - at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland - over claims of alleged bribes worth about $100m over 20 years. Report by Hullandl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Live - Fifa officials arrested in Zurich as part of corruption and bribery probe

At least six senior Fifa officials have been arrested as part of a £65million bribery investigation dating back three decades. Swiss police carried out a dawn raid at the five star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich this morning as Fifa gathered for its annual meeting

Ex-Los Angeles officer wanted on murder warrant deported to Texas after capture in Mexico

A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico.

In the tank? Women's magazines swoon over Hillary

Hillary Clinton hasn't been getting along so well with the mainstream media, which have hammered her over her private email server. And astronomical speaking fees. And tangled Clinton Foundation finances. And for rarely answering questions from the press.