North Korea military parade shows off ‘new weapons’ – video

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, marking the 105th ‘Day of the Sun’, the birth anniversary of the state’s founder Kim Il-sung. The parade showcases military vehicles carrying different types of missiles. International fears have been mounting over whether the regime is preparing to conduct a nuclear test…

More than 20 stag party revellers kicked off UK flight to Prague

One man issued with public order fixed penalty notice after plane had to return to gate over complaints of drunken behaviour Twenty-three people from two different stag parties have been removed from a flight at Manchester airport after complaints of drunken and rowdy behaviour before the plane had taken off. One man was issued with…

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits northern Chile: USGS

(Reuters) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, 144 km (90 miles) southeast of Calama, at a depth of 188 km, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday.

Life on the edge: how will Brexit affect the Northern Irish border?

For years the border was dotted with checkpoints, but now young locals aren’t even sure where it is. That’s all about to change… For the past couple of decades, the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has been shrinking, not in length but in density, all the apparatus of othering – customs…

The 20 photographs of the week

Holy Week, a mass rally in Pyongyang, the ongoing destruction in Mosul and Sergio Garcia winning the Masters – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading…

North Korea flaunts missiles, other weaponry at parade

The parade, the annual highlight of North Korea’s most important holiday, came amid growing international worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch, such as its first flight test of an ICBM capable of reaching US shores.

North Korea: The Next 'Surgical Strike'?

Trump’s cruise missile strike on Syria has spread fear that North Korea could be next, especially since the US has just dispatched a naval strike group to Northeast Asia.

G7 Get-Together: Pinning the Blame on Russia

The G7 met in Italy earlier this week and predictably tried to pin the blame on Russia for the Mideast’s destabilization, and the US even floated the idea of broadening the anti-Russian sanctions as a result.

Vogue and now Gucci: fashion takes steps outside a whitewashed world

Hopes Edward Enninful’s appointment as editor and Italian label’s campaign featuring only black models are part of long-term move towards diversity For decades the fashion industry’s issue with diversity has been starkly seen on the catwalks, on the pages of glossy magazines and on lavish billboards. But this week marked a pivotal moment for the…

The modern pilgrims retracing Britain's ancient routes

Devout Christians and committed atheists are among those rediscovering the joys of slow travel on foot with strangers In one of the smallest churches in England, a couple of dozen people are taking the weight off their walking boots for a moment of quiet reflection in the cool gloom. Outside, an unlikely April sun pours…

It Tickles! Furless Tickle Me Elmo Doll Looks Terrifying

Twitter user #ScienceMobile, associated with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, has recently published this video with a toy, which is supposed to be cute plush Elmo, but looks more like a kitchen grater with huge eyes. This furless monster has scared everyone on the entire internet and will now haunt everyone in their dreams!

NATO's Summer Shield Drills: Baltic Battleground

The North Atlantic bloc will begin two weeks of war games in the Baltic country of Latvia on 17 April, underscoring the priority that it places in staging provocative exercises right near Russia’s borders.

Toxic burden

This week, Reveal goes to places where poisonous chemicals are so deadly that they can devastate a town. And they all have one thing in common: The people in these towns are overwhelmingly black, brown and poor. Through the dangerous combination of racist attitudes and cheap land, polluting industries often are avoiding responsibility – all…

Man sues museum after hitting a wall in race to beat virtual Cathy Freeman

He accuses Scienceworks of failing to prevent injury risk in challenge against simulation of the Olympic gold medallist An Australian man has launched legal action after coming off second-best to a virtual Cathy Freeman in an interactive exhibit. Visitors to Melbourne’s Scienceworks museum are invited to pit themselves against a simulation of the Olympic 400m…

Driving test to be updated to include satnav training

Other changes include more focus on everyday manouevres, independent driving and navigating busy areas Learner drivers will have to show they can safely use a stanav during their tests as part of an overhaul of the exam, the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced. From 4 December, learner drivers will spend about 20…

Turkey prepares for tight vote that could strengthen Erdoğan's grip on power

The campaign for Sunday’s controversial referendum on constitutional reform has polarised a divided country still further Millions of Turks will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a tight referendum race that could transform the country into a presidential republic, in what could be one of the most significant developments in the nation’s…

Train stuck in tunnel nearly 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

Train stuck in tunnel in US, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached New York’s Penn Station in the early evening.

Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

Arkansas’ plan to execute eight men by the end of the month appeared to be unraveling on Friday, with a judge blocking a lethal injection drug use and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled for execution.

Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

NEW YORK (AP) — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

Ukraine's anti-graft fight targets telecoms

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced Thursday that a Kiev court had “frozen” the shares of tycoon Rinat Akhmetov in the Ukrtelecom company and its subsidiary TriMob.

White House decides to keep visitor records secret

White House officials argued that the decision to keep the logs secret is in line with what previous administrations have done, except for President Barack Obama’s, and that continuing Obama’s practice of voluntarily releasing the records could interfere with policy development.

Lavrov to Meet With Qatari Counterpart in Moscow on Saturday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss with his Qatari counterpart on Saturday the situation in Syria, military as well as political, and prospects “for promoting a political process with constructive international assistance.”

Three baby koalas stolen from carer's home in Brisbane

The joeys, which require supplemental feeding and medication, are unlikely to survive if released into the wild Police are calling for help from the public in hunting down three koala joeys that were stolen from a house near Brisbane. The three koalas, about 14 months old, were taken from a carer’s house at Ormiston between…

Tanzania gunmen kill 8 police in restive region

“President John Pombe Magufuli is surprised and very sorry to learn of the news of the death of eight police officers killed last night by armed people,” Tanzania’s presidency said in a statement.

Violence flares at Australian refugee facility in PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Violence has flared at an Australian asylum-seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and shots were fired when local people tried to break into the center after an argument got out of hand, media and a rights group reported on Saturday.

North Korea parades military might and warns US as nuclear test fears persist

As thousands of soldiers mass at Kim Il-sung square, Pyongyang tells US to end its dangerous ‘military hysteria’ North Korea has begun a vast military parade to celebrate the birth of its founding father, Kim Il-sung, and warned that it was prepared to take the “toughest” action unless the US ended its “military hysteria”, as…