Mediterranean migrants: 'Major' rescue operation as boat capsizes near Lampedusa

Mediterranean migrants: 'Major' rescue operation as boat capsizes near Lampedusa

A "major" rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized, the Maltese Navy has told the BBC.
Up to 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya

Up to 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks off Libya

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, 120 miles south of the southern Italian island
Rare bug found in species challenge

Rare bug found in species challenge

An extremely rare insect is found during a challenge to identify 1,000 organisms at a park in Nottinghamshire.
Pollwatch: Still awaiting take-off

Pollwatch: Still awaiting take-off

Another week, and still no breakthrough in the 2015 general election campaign, writes the BBC's David Cowling.
Afghan president starts Iran visit

Afghan president starts Iran visit

Afghanistan's president arrived in Tehran Sunday on his first trip to Iran since taking office, with security questions likely to dominate talks after the Is...
'Democracy violates the rights of Allah': Inside the mind of terror accused Sevdet Besim revealed in...

'Democracy violates the rights of Allah': Inside the mind of terror accused Sevdet Besim revealed in...

The Instagram page of Sevdet Besim (pictured) features posts with anti-Western sentiments and Islamic State propaganda. The Melbourne teen was arrested over an alleged terror plot on Saturday.
Boat Carrying 700 Migrants Capsizes Off Libya

Boat Carrying 700 Migrants Capsizes Off Libya

A major rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya.
Robbie and Claudine Keane to meet Barack Obama at opening ceremony of summer's Special Olympics

Robbie and Claudine Keane to meet Barack Obama at opening ceremony of summer's Special Olympics

LA Galaxy star Robbie, 34, and Claudine were asked by the Irish team management to take part and they jumped at the chance
Sunday's gossip column

Sunday's gossip column

Raheem Sterling could buy out Liverpool deal, Man Utd target Christian Benteke, Toure's agent criticises Man City, plus more.
'Major' emergency as boat capsizes

'Major' emergency as boat capsizes

A major rescue operation is under way after migrant boat capsizes off the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Maltese navy tells the BBC.
Driver dies after being trapped in car

Driver dies after being trapped in car

A MAN has died after being trapped in a crashed car for an unknown period. A passing motorist found the crash scene but the injured driver later died.
Australian PM Abbott guzzles beer

Australian PM Abbott guzzles beer

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been caught on camera guzzling a glass of beer in seven seconds amid raucous cheers from onlookers.
Sam Armytage, 37, says she wouldn't bring up a child single-handedly adding: 'I don't need a baby to...

Sam Armytage, 37, says she wouldn't bring up a child single-handedly adding: 'I don't need a baby to...

Sunrise host Samantha Armytage is holding out to meet someone but says she would never have a child without a partner adding 'that not my path'.
Son of well-known nightclub owner who boasted about taking a girls virginity after raping her in an ...

Son of well-known nightclub owner who boasted about taking a girls virginity after raping her in an ...

Luke Lazarus, a 23-year-old former private school boy, is appealing his three-year conviction for raping an 18-year-old virgin in an alley outside his father's nightclub in Sydney in May 2013.
April 19: Plastic bags, police protests and Hillary Clinton

April 19: Plastic bags, police protests and Hillary Clinton

Brooklyn: The push in New York City to get rid of plastic bags by charging a fee is great for taxpayers and the environment.
Oklahoma City bombing pain still intense for victims' kin

Oklahoma City bombing pain still intense for victims' kin

Peggy Broxterman remembers everything about the day Timothy McVeigh was executed for orchestrating the Oklahoma City blast 20 years ago that killed her son and 167 others.
Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.The video, reportedly recorded on Saturday night, showed the leader knocking b
Sea search for missing kayaker

Sea search for missing kayaker

A search is under way after a male kayaker went missing in the Solent off the Hampshire coast, the coastguard says.
Fight Night New Jersey: Post-fight Press Conference Highlights

Fight Night New Jersey: Post-fight Press Conference Highlights

Hear from UFC president Dana White, Luke Rockhold, Jacare Souza, Beneil Dariush, Paige VanZant, and Max Holloway in these Fight Night New Jersey post fight press conference highlights.
Ringo Starr Green Day rock their way into Hall of Fame

Ringo Starr Green Day rock their way into Hall of Fame

Green Day was inducted along with Ringo Starr the Beatles drummer going in as a solo artist undergroundicon Lou Reed Joan Jett and The Blackhearts soul singersongwriter Bill Withers guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The 5 Royales
Coachella 2015: Festivalgoers pursue #Stylechella with foil tattoos and more

Coachella 2015: Festivalgoers pursue #Stylechella with foil tattoos and more

INDIO >> As festivalgoers dance under the desert sun during the last weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, it's easy to see that this year's festival trend is all about foil tattoos -- for both men and women.From tribal to floral patterns, the temporary tattoos became the accessory
Ringo's starr turn at hall of fame

Ringo's starr turn at hall of fame

Ringo Starr had a little help from his friends as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Beatles drummer was recognised at a ceremony in th...
Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain: state media

Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain: state media

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said on Sunday, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hik...
Dean McDermott's Gummy Bear Salad fails the kid test

Dean McDermott's Gummy Bear Salad fails the kid test

Some kitchen ideas are so ridiculous they just might work. And then there's Dean McDermott's Gummy Bear Salad recipe, which does not.
'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000

'Gone With The Wind' dress sold for $137,000

A dress worn by Vivien Leigh as she played Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind" has fetched $137,000 at an auction.

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy

ROME >> Pope Francis joined Italy in pressing the European Union Saturday to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.As the pope made his appeal, flanked by

Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife.St. Louis County Police said in a news release that a woman reported Friday night that her 23-year-old son, Thaddeus McCarroll, had locked her out of he

Evacuations ordered as fire crews battle Prado Dam blaze

A vegetation fire in the Prado Dam area quickly grew to 175 acres with 0% containment, fire officials said late Saturday, and evacuations were ordered as 200 homes reportedly were threatened.Located on the border of Chino Hills and Corona, officials dubbed the blaze the Highway Fire because it was b

Timothy McVeigh viewed Oklahoma City bombing as failure, docs show

An archive of documents donated by the defense attorney of convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh reveals he considered the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago somewhat of a failure, viewed himself as a "Paul Revere-type messenger" and even suggested his defense team should receive

Alonso relief at McLaren progress

Fernando Alonso admits his progressing beyond first qualifying in Bahrain was "important" for McLaren.

Usher, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige headline Earth Day rally

A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday at the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.

Green Day plows into Rock Hall along with Jett, Ringo, Reed

Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and other music legends were welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night, an evening made special with two of the Beatles set to come together and play.

Lady Gaga and Driver Get Ticket From Cop Outside L.A. Restaurant (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga got ticketed in Los Angeles on Friday. Well, actually, it was her driver who was given a ticket by an officer with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, apparently for lingering too long in the drop-off area in front of the restaurant Pump, where Gaga was mobbed by fans as she left dinner

Pakistani PM condemns deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan

Baku-APA. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday strongly condemned the bomb blasts in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city which killed and injured dozens of people, APA reports quoting Press TV.

Jeremy Clarkson's cancer scare ahead of dismissal

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he "probably" had cancer two days before the incident which led to his dismissal.

Throat cancer could soon be detected on your breath

Thanks to new technology being developed by Swiss scientists and already tested on patients, blowing into a portable apparatus equipped with sensors will allow for the detection of certain cancers of the head and neck, such as throat and mouth. Scientists from the École polytechnique fédérale de

Police: 2 teens held in Australia terror plot

Police conducted raids at five locations in southeast Melbourne to thwart an alleged terror attack. Seven Network has the story.

Microsoft Updates Bing Image Search for Android and iOS

Microsoft recently updated its Bing mobile homepage on both Android and iOS platforms. Next in line is the image search experience on these operating systems, which should provide a faster and easier way to search for images on iPhone and Android. The most important improvements included in t

Relief after syria arrest man freed

The family of a man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after he apparently attempted to travel to Syria have spoken of their relief after he was releas...

Manchester City are not big enough for Raheem Sterling, says Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has written off Manchester City's chances of signing Raheem Sterling by declaring the Anfield club are bigger than their Etihad rivals.

Whether the Bradford fire was accident or arson former captain Peter Jackson knows horrors of 30 yea...

JOE BERNSTEIN: Peter Jackson was shopping in Halifax recently when the daughter of one of the 56 Bradford fire victims approached him politely and then started to explain their connection.

England coach Peter Moores forced to defend captain Alastair Cook as failure to win first Test leave...

Peter Moores found himself in the familiar position of defending his captain on Saturday with Alastair Cook badly needing runs and wins in the last two Tests of the series.

Neiman Marcus accused by Humane Society of selling real fur in FTC complaint

Complaint alleges retailer sold three kinds of boots that had rabbit fur. The company was sanctioned for a similar violation after a complaint in 2013. FTC could impose fines or jail time according to HSUS.

Mother's Day comes early for Marian Robinson: Michelle Obama takes mom and 'grandma-in-chief' out to...

Enjoying a perfect spring day in New York City, the First Lady and her mom had a mother-daughter bonding lunch on Saturday at Lupa in the Greenwich Village.

Silent candlelit vigil for karen

One thousand candles were lit as neighbours gathered to be part of a silent vigil for Karen Buckley, close to where the student lived. Residents of the Garne...

Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 home...

Dickie's last picture show: Treasure trove of movie legend Richard Attenborough including Jurassic P...

Following the death of Richard Attenborough (pictured) death aged 90 last year, the actor-director's treasured possessions are going up for up sale at auction house Bonhams.

David Cameron visits The Festival of Life before heading to Gravesend Gurdwara in Kent

The Prime Minister, wearing a traditional orange patka, and Mrs Cameron, in a blue headscarf, chatted and posed for selfies at the Gravesend Gurdwara in Kent earlier today.

SEE IT: Memphis teacher puts student in chokehold

A Memphis teacher put a 16-year-old student in a chokehold and slammed him to the ground, video shows.

Los Angeles woman used 74 aliases for identity thefts: cops

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy arrested Cathryn Parker, 72, last month when she allegedly stated the wrong name during a traffic stop, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Tories Pledge Thatcher-Style Lloyds Sell-Off

David Cameron is pledging an '80s-style privatisation if the Tories win the election, selling off the Government's stake in Lloyds Bank.

Somerset Standard published ​Britain's Got Talent 2015: Complaints about talking dog Wendy...

The RSPCA will be investigating following public complaints about a talking dog act that appeared on Britain's Got Talent last week. Britain's Got Talent has defended the act in which Miss Wendy, a dog, appeared to talk. Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has now received 30 complaints, while ITV h

Swans take derby honours

The Sydney Swans have maintained their perfect start to the season with a comfortable 21-point win over Greater Western Sydney at the SCG on Saturday.

Baylor Baseball Drops Series Opener at No. 17 Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla.– Baylor (14-23, 4-9) dropped the series opener at No. 17 Oklahoma State (25-12, 9-4) in a 10-4 decision Saturday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys used a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth along with a four-run sixth to put away the Bears.BU started the day we