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Italy bridge collapse: Victims' families shun state funeral

Italy bridge collapse: Victims' families shun state funeral

Fewer than half the families of victims of the Genoa bridge collapse in Italy have accepted the offer of a state funeral, according to media reports. The Morandi bridge collapsed suddenly on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people. Italian media say just...

BBC, 3 min. ago
 
Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' that offered Omarosa 'hush money'?

Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' that offered Omarosa 'hush money'?

It’s often said that no one who finds their way into Donald Trump’s orbit manages to escape entirely clean. But Lara Trump, wife of the president’s son Eric, has largely managed to buck that trend over the past couple of years. Until this week, that...

Guardian, 6 min. ago
 
UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

The UN human rights committee ruled on Friday that Brazil’s imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva cannot be disqualified from upcoming presidential elections because his legal appeals are ongoing. The committee issued the finding...

Guardian, 6 min. ago
 
'I met my IS captor on a German street'

'I met my IS captor on a German street'

A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq,...

BBC, 12 min. ago
 
Vicious sisters scarred man for life after biting him and kicking his face in racist attack

Vicious sisters scarred man for life after biting him and kicking his face in racist attack

Two sisters who bit, kicked and hit a man in a racist attack leaving him scarred for life walked free from court today. The dispute arose after one of them was filming a woman who was lying collapsed in the street. Kimberley and Kayleigh Lomax...

Daily Record, 34 min. ago
 
Genoa bridge collapse: angry families threaten state funeral boycott

Genoa bridge collapse: angry families threaten state funeral boycott

Rescue workers have used jackhammers and cranes to lift huge slabs of concrete from the collapsed Morandi bridge in Genoa, as anger mounted over the disaster and some families threatened to boycott a state funeral for victims. A fire apparently caused...

Guardian, 39 min. ago
 
Revealed: asylum seekers' 20-year wait for Home Office ruling

Revealed: asylum seekers' 20-year wait for Home Office ruling

The Home Office has left some people waiting more than 20 years for decisions on their asylum claims, according to data obtained exclusively by the Guardian, in delays charities say are unacceptable and “utterly barbaric”. Seventeen people received...

Guardian, today, 17:13
 
Tietje Ives-Scheenstra obituary

Tietje Ives-Scheenstra obituary

My mum, Tietje Ives-Scheenstra, who has died aged 99, lived an eventful life. Born into a tiny farming community near Wolvega in the Netherlands, as the youngest daughter of Grietje and Meint Scheenstra, Tietje chose a career outside the farm. At 18...

Guardian, today, 16:54
 
Mum breastfeeding four-week-old baby repeatedly stabbed by partner who left knife embedded in her chest

Mum breastfeeding four-week-old baby repeatedly stabbed by partner who left knife embedded in her chest

A mum-of-two was breastfeeding her four-week-old baby when her partner launched a savage attack upon her. Timothy Philpott stabbed her several times in the chest and her life was only saved by concerned neighbours who heard her screams and knocked on...

Daily Record, today, 16:49
 

Mum burned in arson attack which killed her 4 children will leave hospital for first time for their funerals

A mum who suffered horrific burns in a petrol bomb attack that killed her four children will bravely leave hospital for their funeral nine months on. Michelle Pearson, 36, was left in a coma after two lit petrol bombs were tossed inside her family...

Daily Record, today, 16:49
 

Washington bridge plunge teenager 'asked for a push'

A teenager who shoved her friend off a 60ft tall (18m) bridge causing serious injuries said in a televised interview that her friend had asked for the push. "She wanted to jump and she was scared, and she had asked me to give her a push,"...

BBC, today, 16:42
 
Trump cancels Washington DC's military parade over high costs

Trump cancels Washington DC's military parade over high costs

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a Veterans Day military parade in Washington DC planned for this year over high costs of staging the event. He tweeted that local politicians had asked for a "ridiculously high" figure. Reports say the...

BBC, today, 16:31
 

Kerala floods: death toll rises above 324 as rescue effort intensifies

More than 324 people have died in the worst flooding in nearly a century in the south Indian state of Kerala. Roads are damaged, mobile phone networks are down, an international airport has been closed and more than 220,000 people have been left...

Guardian, today, 16:26
 
Man charged with murder of Britain's Got Talent singer Simonne Kerr appears in court

Man charged with murder of Britain's Got Talent singer Simonne Kerr appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a nurse who performed on Britain's Got Talent in an NHS choir. Desmond Sylva, 40, is accused of stabbing 31-year-old Simonne Kerr to death in her home in Battersea, south-west London. Police were...

Daily Record, today, 16:18
 
Armed forces doctors' struggle with IT system 'threatening patient safety'

Armed forces doctors' struggle with IT system 'threatening patient safety'

Doctors for the armed forces have said their ability to provide a safe service is being hampered by serious problems with their IT system. The British Medical Association (BMA) says it has been raising the issue for two years with the surgeon-general...

Guardian, today, 16:11
 


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