Tim Farron: Lib Dem leader refuses to rule out going into coalition with Tories

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has refused to rule out taking his party back into a coalition government with the Conservatives. “Any serious politician who rules out going into power isn’t a serious politician,” he told IBTimes UK on Monday (5 December). The comments come just days after Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney beat independent candidate and former Conservative MP in the Richmond Park and North Kingston by-election on 1 December. 3 days ago

Jayalalithaa: An enigma until the end

The Tamil Nadu chief minister passed away in Chennai on December 5 at 11 30 pm at Apollo Hospitals at the age of 68 after a brief illness. 3 days ago

Dakota Access Pipeline: What you need to know

The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced it will halt construction on the controversial pipeline after months of protests by environmentalists, Native Americans and so-called ‘water protectors’. 3 days ago

Man and dog airlifted as flash flooding hits Malaga

Torrential downpours hammered the Costa del Sol on 4 December, sparking flash flooding in Malaga. Officials in the popular tourist town at one point issued red alerts and one woman was reportedly killed in the town of Estepona. Footage shared by the Seville emergency services shows the Spanish Civil Guard saving a man and his dog trapped by the flooding. 3 days ago

India’s cherished Jayalalithaa Jayaram suffers cardiac arrest

Former actress and leader of India’s southern Tamil Nadu State Jayalalithaa Jayaram is being treated for a cardiac arrest suffered on 4 December. Jayalalithaa was admitted to hospital in September with a severe respiratory ailment. Large crowds of supporters gathered outside of the hospital, crying and praying for her recovery. 3 days ago