Monday, August 20, 2018
Third strong earthquake shakes Lombok as death toll tops 300 The 5.9 magnitude aftershock damaged buildings, caused landslides and sparked panic. Birds sit above earthquake-damaged homes in North Lombok (AP) The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by a third big...
Israel pounds Gaza Strip with airstrikes amid ceasefire talks Palestinians fired scores of rockets into Israel as Egypt seeks to broker a truce. Fireballs caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City (Khalil Hamra/AP) Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza...
Russian border police stop Pussy Riot activist from visiting UK Authorities said Maria Alekhina was stopped from travelling as she had failed to carry out community service. Maria Alekhina (AP) An activist from the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot says she has...
'Disarm it' - politician uses C-word at rally in attempt to reclaim it from abusers The co-leader of New Zealand’s Green Party repeatedly used the C-word at an anti-racism event for families last week as part of an initiative she...
Watch: Baseball umpire pulls a huge live moth out of his ear mid-game Utterly horrifying. A moth flew into Bruce Dreckman’s ear (stockfotocz/Getty) It’s tough being an umpire, with abuse, flying bats, misplaced balls and all sorts of hazards coming your way...
This artist’s balloon animals take a party trick to a new and beautiful level The artwork is made using nothing except blowing and twisting. Balloon artworks by Masayoshi Matsumoto (Masayoshi Matsumoto/Twitter) Many of us will have experienced balloon art at children’s parties,...
Argentina’s senators reject bill to legalise abortion Supporters and opponents of the proposal watched the debate on large screens outside Congress. Demonstrators against abortion celebrate outside Congress (Luisa Balaguer/AP) Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first...
Murdered Maltese journalist’s family demands public inquiry into ‘mafia state’ Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb on the Mediterranean island last year. Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (AP) The family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has called...
AA on track despite extreme weather AA’s insurance division has seen a 7% growth in motor policies. The cold weather in March saw breakdowns rocket (Danny Lawson/PA) The AA is on track to meet full-year expectations as the breakdown recovery and car...
Explainer: What is the latest (and why it's happening) with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's very dramatic divorce? Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie speak onstage during the opening night gala premiere of Universal Pictures' "By the Sea" during AFI...

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