Powerful tremor shakes Athens

Greek earthquake: Powerful tremor shakes Athens A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake had an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) north-west of Athens. Athenians ran out into the streets and evacuated tall buildings as the tremor shook […]

Ebola is 'not under control'

The head of a medical charity that is at the forefront of dealing with the Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for a “change of gear” in the approach. A statement from Joanne Liu, the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), came after the World Health Organization declared […]

Argentina: Hezbollah terror organization

Argentina brands Hezbollah terrorist organization, freezes assets Cassandra Garrison BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group’s assets in the country. The announcement coincided with a visit by U.S. Secretary of State […]

Suicide bomb 'kills two' in Egypt

Two people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Egypt’s North Sinai, sources have told AFP news agency. They said the attack hit security forces stationed near a car park in the city of Sheikh Zuweid, killing one member of the security forces and a civilian. No-one has said they are behind the […]

Manchester bomber's brother arrested

Manchester Arena attack: Bomber’s brother arrested for murder The younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi has been arrested on suspicion of murder after being extradited from Libya. Hashem Abedi, 22, was detained in the country shortly after the May 2017 suicide attack that killed 22 people and injured more than 100. He was […]

Data of 'nearly all adults' in Bulgaria stolen

Personal data belonging to millions of Bulgarians has been stolen in a cyber-attack on the country’s tax agency. According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million people are likely to have had some data compromised. Bulgarian authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the attack. […]

Turkish diplomat shot dead

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan A Turkish diplomat was among two people killed in an attack in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil. The victims are thought to be Turkey’s deputy consul general in the city, along with a civilian. Turkey has already vowed to retaliate. The diplomat was among a group of […]

Mexican drug lord Guzmán gets life

El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán gets life in prison A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty of 10 charges, including drug trafficking and money laundering, by a federal court in New York in February. He […]

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland soared to 1,187 last year, according to official statistics. The figure is 27% higher than the previous year, and the highest since records began in 1996. It means there were more drug-related deaths in Scotland last year than the 1,136 alcohol-specific deaths. And the country’s drug death rate is […]

London attackers lawfully killed

London Bridge attackers lawfully killed, inquest finds The three London Bridge attackers, who killed eight people in 2017, were lawfully killed by police, an inquest has found. Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, ploughed into pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people around Borough Market. They were shot dead by firearms […]