Giant swarm of bees bring London borough to a standstill at rush hour

Giant swarm of bees bring London borough to a standstill at rush hour

The huge swarm of bees descended on Greenwich on 16 May, during rush hour. Abigail Hering, who works nearby, shared a video of the swarm on social media, showing commuters ducking to avoid the insects. She told the Evening Standard that there were millions of them, and that the swarm was there for at least an hour.  May 17, 2017
World War Two bomb safely detonated in Birmingham

World War Two bomb safely detonated in Birmingham

A World War II bomb was safely detonated in Birmingham on 16 May. The device contained around 300 pounds of high explosives and was likely a German air drop bomb. The controlled detonation prompted the evacuations of hundreds of residents and the closure of parts of the A38 Aston Expressway, M6 motorway and the cancellation of rail services. It was discovered by construction workers. May 17, 2017
Turkish And Kurdish supporters come to blows after Trump-Erdogan meeting in Washington

Turkish And Kurdish supporters come to blows after Trump-Erdogan meeting in Washington

In an unexpected turn of events on Tuesday (May 16), following a vital meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump in Washington, two groups of protesters clashed outside the Turkish embassy. Altercations broke out between pro-Erdogan and Kurdish supporters outside the Turkish ambassadors official residence in the US capital. The two groups were carrying their respective flags and placards, shouting slogans outside the embassy. Footage from the Armenian National Committee of America showed policemen trying to intervene and stop the violence. The situation was reportedly brought under control after a reinforcement team reached the spot. May 17, 2017
Nikki Haley vows to call out states backing North Korea and slap sanctions on them

Nikki Haley vows to call out states backing North Korea and slap sanctions on them

The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday (16 May) urged countries to decide whether they support North Korea or oppose its nuclear and missile ambitions. Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council following Pyongyangs latest missile test on 14 May, Haley vowed to call out states backing the reclusive state. She suggested that some countries were failing to adhere to UN-imposed sanctions and warned she would target them with sanctions for supporting the Kim Jong-un regimes missile programme. May 17, 2017