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Angela Merkel: Europe must take its fate in its own hands

In a speech during the campaign trail for the upcoming German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she believes Europe should look after itself and not rely on others, for example the US or UK. I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands, Merkel said one day after the end of the G7 summit in Sicily. 16 hours ago

Freak hail larger than baseballs batters Missouri

Several storms battering Missouri brought a surprise with them. Hail larger than baseballs dropped in the town of Adrian. The chunks were so heavy they left holes in the ground, destroyed fences and brought down power lines. 16 hours ago

Iraqi army begins final push to free Mosul from Isis

The Iraqi army is advancing again in Mosul. The forces will attempt to capture the last Isis-held area in the Old City and three adjacent districts.The offensive to free Mosul is in its eighth month. Isis militants are hiding among the civilian population making the battle more dangerous.If the armed forces succeed, Isis will be defeated in Iraq after three years of fighting. 18 hours ago

Adorable rare Asian elephant calf born at Australian zoo

The first Asian elephant calf in seven years has been born at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The male calf weighs 130 kilograms and managed to stand up within five minutes of birth. The adorable calf doesnt have a name yet. Asian elephant numbers have declined globally with between 30,000 to 50,000 left worldwide. 20 hours ago

Video shows moment of Portland train stabbing suspects arrest

A video shows the arrest of a man charged with killing two people on a train in Portland. Jeremy Joseph Christian stabbed three people on a MAX transit train on May 26. Two of the victims died and one sustained not life-threatening injuries. They had intervened when Christian verbally abused two Muslim women. Several people pursued the attacker after he left the train. The 35-year-old is charged with two counts of aggravated murder and attempted murder. 21 hours ago

Sri Lanka: More than 140 die in worst floods since 2003

More than 140 people have been killed in floods in Sri Lanka. Caused by the worst torrential rains since 2003, half a million people have been affected by the floods. Many had to flee to evacuation centres or shelter on higher ground. Aid had to be delivered by helicopter to cut-off areas. May is the beginning of the wet season in Sri Lanka which lasts until September. 22 hours ago

Wenger hints he hopes to stay at Arsenal after FA Cup win

Following Arsenals 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea, manager Arsene Wenger was questioned on his future at the club. While Wenger evaded a clear answer to the questions he hinted that he sees himself as the best man for the job. 23 hours ago

Massive queue forms at Heathrow exit as passengers are told to leave airport

All British Airways flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled on 27 May after a major IT system failure disrupted the companys flight schedule worldwide. Passengers were told to leave the airport because there were no facilities available to rebook flights. As people tried to leave the terminal an impressive queue formed at the exit as this video shows. 1 day ago

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike after securing concessions

Around 1,100 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast. They reached a compromise with Israel on additional family visits. Israel agreed to allow the inmates a second family visit each per month. 18 prisoners are being treated in hospital because of the hunger strike.Palestinians rallied behind the hunger strikers as national heroes. More than 6,000 Palestinians are currently in prison for offences linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 1 day ago

British Airways flights cancelled after catastrophic failure hits IT network

All British Airways flights from Heathrow and Gatwick have been cancelled on 27 May. A major IT system failure has disrupted the companys flight schedule worldwide. Long queues formed at both airports on the particularly busy bank holiday weekend. Travellers complained about a lack of information from BA. British Airways has said there is no evidence the outage was caused by a cyber attack. 1 day ago

Theresa May: UK security threat level lowered after significant police activity

Following a Cobra meeting, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the UK security level will be lowered from Critical to Severe. This means an attack is still considered highly likely. Soldiers currently assisting police in securing potential targets across the UK will be withdrawn at the end of 29 May because of this decision. 1 day ago

Duterte takes full responsibility for consequences of martial law in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken full responsibility for soldiers actions on Mindanao island. He declared martial law on the island currently engulfed in fighting between soldiers and Islamist militants. Duterte warned soldiers not to rape women and told them to shoot anyone resisting arrest. Human rights groups warn martial law could lead to abuse by security forces. Isis-affiliated extremists took control of parts of the city of Marawi earlier in the week. At least 80 people have been killed in the fighting so far and many civilians have been displaced. 1 day ago

Duterte takes full responsibility for consequences of martial law in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken full responsibility for soldiers actions on Mindanao island. He declared martial law on the island currently engulfed in fighting between soldiers and Islamist militants. Duterte warned soldiers not to rape women and told them to shoot anyone resisting arrest. Human rights groups warn martial law could lead to abuse by security forces. Isis-affiliated extremists took control of parts of the city of Marawi earlier in the week. At least 80 people have been killed in the fighting so far and many civilians have been displaced. 1 day ago

Watch cow stuck in drain charge at rescuers after being freed

A cow showed little appreciation for its rescuers after being pulled out of a drainage hole by firefighters in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Eventually, the men from the St. Lucie County Fire District managed to pull the animal to safety and it promptly charged at the nearest firefighter. Luckily, nobody was injured and the cow quickly recovered from its ordeal. 1 day ago

Rex Tillerson: US takes full responsibility for Manchester attack leaks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London following the diplomatic row over information on the Manchester attacker leaked to journalists by US officials. During the press conference Johnson also attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for his criticism on the UKs involvement in foreign wars calling the comments monstrous. 2 days ago

Rex Tillerson: US takes full responsibility for Manchester attack leaks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in London following the diplomatic row over information on the Manchester attacker leaked to journalists by US officials. During the press conference Johnson also attacked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for his criticism on the UKs involvement in foreign wars calling the comments monstrous. 2 days ago