Venezuelan President Maduro creates popular assembly for constitution rewrite amid more anti-government protests

Venezuelan President Maduro creates popular assembly for constitution rewrite amid more anti-government protests

Venezuelas socialist President Nicolas Maduro has called for a rewriting of the countrys constitution in a bid to quell the ongoing protests against his government. Anti-government protests continued for a second month on May Day, as the opposition want a general election to try to end 18 years of socialist rule. Millions are suffering from chronic food shortages and cannot afford basic medicines due to an economic crisis in the oil rich country. May 2, 2017
Caltrans workers run to avoid dramatic landslide

Caltrans workers run to avoid dramatic landslide

Wendy Kornberg was waiting in traffic and started filming as Caltrans workers ran to avoid a dramatic landslide on 25 April. The hillside gave way above U.S. Highway 101 north of Laytonville, near Leggett, California. Apr 27, 2017
Wheelchair user shares video of harassment: ‘If you was in my shoes you’d be laughing now’

Wheelchair user shares video of harassment: ‘If you was in my shoes you’d be laughing now’

Wheelchair user Becca shared a video on Twitter which showed a man harassing her on the street after claiming he could heal her. The man apparently approached her in the car park of a leisure centre in Gloucester on 25 April and asked her what was wrong before claiming he could heal her. The pair then engaged in a heated argument, which ended with the man telling Becca “you can swear all you want to, that’s just the devil. Apr 27, 2017
Emmanuel Macron booed by crowd and upstaged by Marine Le Pen over Whirlpool factory closure

Emmanuel Macron booed by crowd and upstaged by Marine Le Pen over Whirlpool factory closure

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was booed by employees at a factory slated for closure on 26 April, after being upstaged by political opponent Marine Le Pen. Macrons diary had included a meeting in the chamber of commerce with union representatives from the Whirlpool plant, but Le Pen pulled off a surprise campaign stunt by meeting the picketing workers at the same time. When Macron later went to the factory, he was greeted by boos and chants of President Marine by some in the crowd. Apr 27, 2017
Boris Johnson defends calling Jeremy Corbyn a mugwump

Boris Johnson defends calling Jeremy Corbyn a mugwump

Boris Johnson MP has defended his attack on Jeremy Corbyn MP, after referring to him as a mutton-headed mugwump. The Foreign Secretary accused the Labour leader of being wedded to old fashioned policies on nuclear disarmament and NATO, and said voters need to know he poses a very real threat to the UK in a world that is uncertain and unstable. Apr 27, 2017
What has Trump done in his first 100 days as president?

What has Trump done in his first 100 days as president?

After taking office on 20 January Donald Trump has kept himself busy in his first one hundred days.From instituting travel bans to launching missiles against Syria. Here is a round-up of what the 45th President of the United States has done so far. Apr 27, 2017
Amnesty UK vows to confront politicians over toxic language during election campaign

Amnesty UK vows to confront politicians over toxic language during election campaign

Politicians will be confronted if they use toxic language during the general election campaign, Amnesty International UK warned on Friday 28 April. Kate Allen, director of the human rights group, told IBTimes UK that her organisation will call out such behaviour.What politicians say influences public opinion and influences behaviour and there we want them to be careful, she said. Apr 28, 2017
Gift Ngoepe: The first African player in Major League Baseball

Gift Ngoepe: The first African player in Major League Baseball

Gift Ngoepe is the first African-born player in Major League Baseball. The 27-year-old second baseman is originally from Pietersburg, South Africa. Ngoepe spent 8 1/2 years in the minors before being called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his first at-bat, Ngoepe hits a single grounder to center field. While on base, Ngoepe said that he had to fight back the tears. In Ngoepes debut, the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5. I and #39;m from Africa, Ngoepe said after the game. Baseball is not a popular sport, but if you work hard enough and dream a little bit, anything is possible. Apr 28, 2017
Macedonian MPs attacked as 200 protesters storm parliament

Macedonian MPs attacked as 200 protesters storm parliament

The ethnic tensions have been sparked after the breakdown of coalition talks to form a new government. A sticking point is the demand by the Albanian minority, comprising one quarter of the population, that their tongue be recognised as the official second language. Apr 28, 2017
UK general election 2017: What you need to know

UK general election 2017: What you need to know

On 8 June 2017, the British public will go to the polls again after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election in April. Heres everything you need to know in the lead up to one of the most important elections in recent years.  Apr 28, 2017
Caitlyn Jenner emplores Trump to read her new book, then give it to Jeff Sessions

Caitlyn Jenner emplores Trump to read her new book, then give it to Jeff Sessions

Caitlyn Jenner sent a message to U.S. President Donald Trump outside the White House on Thursday: read my book. You might learn something, she added. Jenner was speaking of her memoir, The Secrets of My Life. She asked Trump to give the book to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after finishing it.The 66-year-old Olympic gold medalist turned television personality has become a spokesperson for equal rights since she came out as transgender in 2015.This isnt the first time Jenner has posted a call to Trump on social media. In April of 2016, she posted a video of herself using a womens bathroom at Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trumps New York hotel. Apr 28, 2017
North Koreas Kim Jong-un oversees live-fire drills in Wonsan

North Koreas Kim Jong-un oversees live-fire drills in Wonsan

North Korea state-run television KRT, on 28 April, shows leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a live-fire exercise to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the army. North Korea, regularly threatens to destroy the United States and says it will pursue its nuclear and missile programs to counter any perceived U.S. aggression. Recently President Donald Trump said that all-out conflict with North Korea is very likely, although he would prefer a diplomatic solution. Apr 28, 2017
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attacked with green dye again

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny attacked with green dye again

Prominent Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny had to be taken to hospital on 28 April, after green antiseptic dye was thrown in his face causing his eyes to burn. Navalny says he will continue his anti-corruption activity and presidential campaign after an unknown assailant threw the green liquid at his face. Apr 28, 2017
North Korea propaganda video shows missile strike on US Capitol

North Korea propaganda video shows missile strike on US Capitol

A North Korean propaganda site has released a video in which it says its military will destroy the US if threatened. The video features clips of US military forces in crosshairs, and ends with a computer-generated missile strike on the US Capitol. Apr 28, 2017