Jayalalithaa

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. Dec 6, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline: What you need to know

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’. Dec 5, 2016
Man and dog airlifted as flash flooding hits Malaga

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. Dec 5, 2016
India’s cherished Jayalalithaa Jayaram suffers cardiac arrest

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. Dec 5, 2016
India’s cherished Jayalalithaa Jayaram suffers cardiac arrest

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. Dec 5, 2016
Protests staged by Bexit rivals as historic Article 50 appeal begins

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. Dec 5, 2016
Donald Trump, Berlin attacks, Russian envoy, Turkey

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. Dec 5, 2016
Donald Trump to meet the leaders of tech world

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. Dec 5, 2016