Hijacked ship’s crew rescued from pirates near Somalia

Hijacked ship’s crew rescued from pirates near Somalia

Image copyright Indian Navy Image caption The Indian navy ship INS Mumbai (background) helped stop the hijacking of the Tuvalu-flagged ship (foreground) Nineteen crew members have been freed from a ship captured by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Maritime officials received an alert on Saturday that pirates had boarded the timber-carrying ship about […]

Egypt Coptic church blast ‘kills at least 21’ in Nile Delta

Egypt Coptic church blast ‘kills at least 21’ in Nile Delta

At least 21 people have been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at a church in northern Egypt, state media say. The blast targeted St George’s Coptic church in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta. The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but Egypt’s Christian minority has often been […]

Oslo police destroy ‘bomb-like device’

Oslo police destroy ‘bomb-like device’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The device was found in the central Gronland area A “bomb-like” device has been destroyed in a controlled explosion in central Oslo, police have said. Officers cordoned off a large part of the Gronland area on Saturday evening, before the bomb squad detonated the suspect device. A police spokesman said […]

North Korea missiles: US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

North Korea missiles: US warships deployed to Korean peninsula

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Carl Vinson is now heading towards the Korean peninsula The US military has ordered a navy strike group to move towards the Korean peninsula, amid growing concerns about North Korea’s missile programme. The Carl Vinson Strike Group comprises an aircraft carrier and other warships. US Pacific Command described the […]

10 things we learned about Iowa State football this spring – DesMoinesRegister.com

10 things we learned about Iowa State football this spring – DesMoinesRegister.com

CLOSE x Embed x Share Tommy Birch has some observations about Cyclone football as the spring ramps up. Wochit Buy Photo Iowa State redshirt senior linebacker Joel Lanning (7) during their spring game on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Ames. (Photo: Brian Powers/The Register)Buy Photo AMES, Ia. — There were tons of questions about Iowa State football […]

How tobacco firms flout UK law on plain packaging – The Guardian

An insider in the tobacco industry has revealed some of the unscrupulous tactics it is using to avoid new restrictions governing the marketing of cigarettes that come into force next month. One strategy – sticking competitive pricing labels on packets, a move designed to attract cost-conscious poorer smokers who make up the majority of the […]

Russia to blame for Syria deaths – Sir Michael Fallon – BBC News

Russia to blame for Syria deaths – Sir Michael Fallon – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Russia is to blame for “every civilian death” in the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has claimed. Sir Michael, writing in the Sunday Times, said the Kremlin was responsible “by proxy” as the “principal backer” of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. It comes after Foreign Secretary […]

Vimy Ridge: Royals to commemorate defining WW1 battle – BBC News

Vimy Ridge: Royals to commemorate defining WW1 battle – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canadian soldiers celebrate after they captured Vimy Ridge The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to join more than 25,000 people in northern France to mark the centenary of a defining World War One battle. The four-day battle of Vimy Ridge, near the city of Arras, saw huge losses […]

UK blames Russia for Syria deaths

UK blames Russia for Syria deaths

Image copyright AFP Russia is to blame for “every civilian death” in the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has claimed. Sir Michael, writing in the Sunday Times, said the Kremlin was responsible “by proxy” as the “principal backer” of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. It comes after Foreign Secretary […]