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QUENTIN LETTS sees Hammond eclipsed by cheery Gove

Two speeches, two approaches to life. One (from Philip Hammond) was baleful in a mechanical sort of way but so defeatist it made one long for a pre-lunch gin an... read more

UN chief warns against more cuts to DR Congo mission

By Afp Published: 00:47 BST, 3 October 2017 | Updated: 00:47 BST, 3 October 2017 In a 27-page strategic review of MONUSCO, the UN’s largest and most expen... read more

Woman claims harness came undone at Royal Melbourne Show

An 18-year-old girl has recalled the terrifying moment her safety harness came undone while she was two storeys in the air on a ride at the Melbourne Show.  Al... read more

The £400 headphones that can help you hear in a restaurant

There are some things you don’t need to be told twice. Unless, that is, you haven’t heard properly the first time. Is there anybody alive shocked by the new... read more

Five legged lamb nicknamed ‘Fiver’ saved from dinner table

A five-legged lamb nicknamed ‘Fiver’ was saved from the dinner table thanks to a one-in-a-million extra limb.  Fiver caused quite a stir when she w... read more

General tells May: UK must rebuild its military power

Theresa May must reverse the ‘hollowing out’ of the Armed Forces, a former top general has warned. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Sir Richard Barrons sa... read more

Pidapipo Gelateria apologises for gender specific flavours

Pidapipo Gelateria has apologised after coming under fire for launching ‘gender-specific’ ice cream flavours A gelato bar has apologised after comi... read more

Nephew killed uncle, fled to Vietnam, killed himself there

Phuong Thanh Nguyen, 53, has been identified as the primary suspect in the death of his 77-year-old uncle, Cong Huu Nguyen Cong Huu Nguyen was found dead in Fai... read more

Fossil in Wiltshire identified as prehistoric crocodile

British waters are reassuringly free of deadly reptiles today – but 163 million years ago a sea crocodile dubbed the ‘Melksham monster’ lurked on our ... read more

Soccer star Mitch Austin walks out of live TV interview

Melbourne Victory winger Mitch Austin has walked out of an ABC interview  Austin was just minutes into the interview when he left the show unexpectedly Nationa... read more

Perth family horrified by snake at the door

Huge snake photographed crawling up the front door of a family home in Perth An image of the brown snake was uploaded to Reddit on Monday It comes five days a... read more

Trump holds moment of silence for Las Vegas shooting dead

President Donald Trump has held a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and ordered the flag flown at half-staff in mourning. The first l... read more

Chris Hemsworth strolls hand-in-hand with wife Elsa Pataky

They’ve been going strong since 2010 and raise three young children together.  And Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky looked more in love than ever, as they... read more

Captain with access to nuclear trigger stripped of duties

The captain of a Trident nuclear submarine has been stripped of his command over claims that he had an affair with a female junior officer. Senior commanders we... read more

Rail Ministry tells top executives to ride coach

Faced with mounting criticism following a spate of derailments and the September 29 stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station in Mumbai, the Railway Mini... read more

What makes a ‘lone wolf’ kill

Lone offender attacks – sometimes called ‘lone wolf’ attacks – make headlines fairly regularly.  It’s not just the single shooter killing... read more

Calls for ‘shield’ to protect Earth from solar storms

Solar storms often come and go unbeknownst to most people – at most, we hear of minor radio blackouts or satellite disruptions, and of course, the breathtakin... read more

Yobs hurl pig’s head through Asian family’s window

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Police are treating the incident in Oldham, Greater Manchester, as a hate crime Three suspects are wanted by police, after a teenag... read more

Las Vegas: Witnesses describe how gunman left 59 dead

Stephen Craig Paddock, right, is the man who killed more than 50 and injured 500-plus in a shooting at a Las Vegas music festival Sunday night. He’s pictu... read more

Bed-blocking ‘is causing 8,000 deaths every year’

Up to 8,000 people die every year because of bed-blocking on NHS wards, experts claim. The toll is the result of so-called delayed discharges, in which there ar... read more

Russian firm provides new internet connection to N. Korea

North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang ... read more

Bill O’Reilly: Las Vegas shooting is the price of freedom

The mass shooting which left at least 58 dead and 515 injured in Las Vegas on Sunday night has reignited the debate over gun control in the United States. There... read more

Trump lawyer discussed Moscow conference weeks before RNC

Federal investigators are scrutinizing new documents that reveal additional contacts between Russians and longtime Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen –... read more

Sikh man murdered his wife with a ceremonial axe

A Sikh father-of-two who ‘brutally’ murdered his wife by beheading her with a ceremonial weapon has been jailed for life. Baldeep Singh, 39, carried... read more