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. 5 days ago

Protests staged by Bexit rivals as historic Article 50 appeal begins

Tens of pro-Brexit and Eurosceptic activists staged rival demonstrators outside the Supreme Court in London on 5 December. The protests coincided with the first day of the government appealing a ruling from the High Court in November. The decision meant MPs would have to vote on triggering Article 50, the mechanism to split from the EU. The British government, led by Attorney General Jeremy Wright, had unsuccessfully argued that Theresa May and her ministers had the legal authority – residual prerogative powers – to make such a move. 5 days ago

Donald Trump attacks China in Twitter tirade

US President-elect Donald trump has criticised China over its monetary policy and operations in the South China Sea. Posted on social media platform Twitter, the attacks came after he angered China by speaking to the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan sees itself as an independent state but Beijing considers it as a breakaway province. The US cut off diplomatic relations to Taiwan in 1979, recognising Beijing’s claim. 5 days ago

Donald Trump attacks China in Twitter tirade

US President-elect Donald trump has criticised China over its monetary policy and operations in the South China Sea. Posted on social media platform Twitter, the attacks came after he angered China by speaking to the President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan sees itself as an independent state but Beijing considers it as a breakaway province. The US cut off diplomatic relations to Taiwan in 1979, recognising Beijing’s claim. 5 days ago

What is Pizzagate? The fake news scandal explained

A man claiming to be self investigating the scandal was arrested on 4 December for opening fire at the pizza restaurant in Washington DC, where it was falsely alleged the Clintons run a paedophile ring. But where have these fake accusations originated from? 5 days ago

Burst water main forces Islington streets to close

Several streets had to be shut down after a water main burst in the London borough of Islington on 5 December. Authorities advised people to avoid the area.London Fire Brigade said around 100 people from surrounding homes had to be evacuated in a statement on their website. They also revealed that the flood waters reached a depth of 2m in the basements of properties on one street. 5 days ago