Sunday, 14 August 2022


The number of people confirmed as injured after a car ploughed into a carnival crowd in western Germany has risen to 52, police say. Eighteen of those hurt in Monday's incident are children.

A hotel in Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands has been locked down after a visiting Italian doctor tested positive for coronavirus.

Justin Bieber's seventh album, Changes, has debuted at the top of the US Billboard chart - beating a record set by Elvis Presley 59 years ago.

The Canadian singer is now the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number one albums, at the age of 25 years.

Ever heard of the gnu goat, the red-eared guenon or the Gila monster?

They could be the future icons of conservation, according to a study. Scientists say these little-known animals are key to raising money for protecting vulnerable ecosystems.

Iran's deputy health minister has denied a claim of a cover-up over the new coronavirus disease, as the number of confirmed deaths there rose to 12. A parliamentarian for Qom, the city at the centre of Iran's Covid-19 outbreak,

Google has warned people not to circumvent the ban on Google apps that affects newer Huawei phones.

Recent Huawei devices cannot download the Google Play app store or hugely popular apps such as Gmail, YouTube, or Google Maps.

Global stock markets have sunk as investors worry about the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

The UK's FTSE 100 share index fell more than 3%, while in Italy, which has seen Europe's worst outbreak of the virus, Milan's stock market plunged 4.5%.

Media reports that Home Secretary Priti Patel is distrusted by intelligence chiefs and bullied her staff have been dismissed as "false" by the government.

Officials have denied that MI5 held back information from Ms Patel, following allegations that officials lacked confidence in her abilities.

Violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters have overshadowed the opening night of Latin America's biggest music festival in the Chilean resort of Viña del Mar. Masked demonstrators attacked shops

Former French Prime Minister François Fillon is due in court for his role in a "fake jobs" scandal. He is accused of paying his Welsh wife Penelope hundreds of thousands of euros for work she allegedly never did when she was employed

A vast sandstorm from the Sahara has shrouded Spain's Canary Islands, disrupting travel plans for tourists flying in and out. Airport operator Aena cancelled, suspended or diverted all flights to and from the islands at the weekend,

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have visited the Taj Mahal on the first day of their trip to India. The iconic monument to love was the second stop in a 36-hour official visit, Mr Trump's first to India.

Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could reach pandemic scale as more cases emerge around the world.

Households in England face further council tax rises from April, according to research.

The County Councils Network said the majority of councils that run social care services would be

Iranians are voting in elections in an exercise widely expected to result in a more hardline parliament loyal to the country's supreme leader.

US intelligence agencies have warned that Russia is attempting to help President Donald Trump get re-elected in November, US media report.

US intelligence agencies have warned that Russia is attempting to help President Donald Trump get re-elected in November, US media report.

A judge has expressed "disgust" at US President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone, as she sentenced him to 40 months in prison.

Dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China. The evacuees were brought to a health spa in Novi Sanzhary,

Germany will deploy extra police to protect mosques, railway stations, airports and other sensitive sites because of a "very high" far-right threat following the Hanau killings, the interior minister says.

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