Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduros socialist power-grab Play

Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduros socialist power-grab

Venezuelans have begun to vote in the controversial election of a constitutional super-body. Opposition parties are boycotting the election which is opposed by a large majority of Venezuelans. Voters only get to select the super-bodys members not vote on its establishment. The election is expected to grand the ruling Socialist Party widespread new powers. President Nicolás Maduro states this move will bring peace after months of violent protests. Critics say it will allow Maduro to dissolve the opposition-run Congress. They see the election super-body as an attempt to establish dictatorial rule in the crisis-hit country. Jul 30, 2017
Thief arrested after getting stuck in traffic Play

Thief arrested after getting stuck in traffic

A thief failed to escape after getting stuck in traffic in Birmingham. Martin Tolan was pursued by police after stealing a Mini convertible when he crashed into cars waiting at red lights. Officers were quick to break the car windows and arrest Tolan. He was jailed for almost 10 years for multiple burglaries, dangerous driving and theft. Jul 30, 2017
Australian polar bear cub thrilled to explore new enclosure Play

Australian polar bear cub thrilled to explore new enclosure

A three-month-old polar bear cub got to explore her new enclosure at Sea World Australia. The Cub Kindy enclosure was built to expose the baby bear to new experiences. This will help her develop her life-skills. Polar bear mum Liya stayed close by to watch over the cub. Sea World is currently running a naming competition for the fluffy white baby. Jul 30, 2017
Celtic and Sunderland fans clash with police ahead of friendly Play

Celtic and Sunderland fans clash with police ahead of friendly

Sunderland supporters clashed with police ahead of a match against Celtic. Police officers attempted to separate fans of both teams but were attacked and had glass thrown at them. One man was injured in the clashes. Celtic fans also clashed with far-right activist Tommy Robinson in Sunderland. Jul 30, 2017
Australia tightens security at airports after terror plot Play

Australia tightens security at airports after terror plot

Australian police arrested four men suspected of planning a terror attack on an aircraft in Sydney. Five properties were searched after a credible tip-off warned of the Islamic-inspired terror plot. Counter-terrorism operations are still ongoing with extra security measures put in place. Australian airlines warned passengers to expect delays due to the heightened security situation. The country is worried about the threat of home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle East. Jul 30, 2017
Tomorrowland fire: 22,000 people evacuated from Spanish festival after blaze Play

Tomorrowland fire: 22,000 people evacuated from Spanish festival after blaze

More than 22,000 people have been evacuated from a Spanish festival after a fire. Tomorrowland Unite Spain festival in Barcelona was stopped at 10.15pm local time due to a massive blaze. Witnesses believe a section of the stage may have been ignited by pyrotechnics. The organisers blamed a technical malfunction for the incident. Firefighters contained the fire in half an hour but warned the stage might collapse. Jul 30, 2017
US border agents caught encouraging teenager to drink liquid meth before his death Play

US border agents caught encouraging teenager to drink liquid meth before his death

CCTV footage shows US border officers encouraging a teenager to drink liquid meth. Cruz Velazquez died two hours after being interrogated to the two officers at a border crossing from Mexico. The footage shows the officers making drinking gestures to Velazquez. The officers should have carried out instant substance tests if they suspected the teen to carry illegal substances. His family has launched a lawsuit against the two officers. Jul 30, 2017