Israel's parliament has approved controversial legislation that defines the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, but critics have warned that it will sideline minorities. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the legislation's passage a "historic moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel".
Theresa May has been criticised for not hearing first-hand the concerns of locals living and working near what is to become the UK's only land border with the European Union. The border remains a crucial sticking point in Brexit negotiations with the EU, amid a stand-off between the UK and Brussels on how to maintain free flow of movement across the 310-mile frontier between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
The end of the world may be upon us as archaeologists dare to open an estimated 2,000-year-old sarcophagus found in Alexandria, Egypt. The public is frantically warning the scientists about a possible curse they could release on mankind and send us all into oblivion the plot of every mummy movie ever.
An Islamic State terrorist has been found guilty of a plot to behead the Prime Minister in a suicide attack on the heart of Government. Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, planned to bomb the gates of 10 Downing Street, kill guards and then attack Theresa May with a knife or gun.
South Africans have joined former US president Barack Obama in marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule. South Africans have joined former US president Barack Obama in marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24 years after the end of white minority rule.
Romanian couple Alex and Nicoleta Tirb, who met while studying together at Exeter University, married and graduated from medical school on the same day A young Romanian couple who met while studying together at university in Britain have married and graduated from medical school on the same day. The couple met more than 1,600 miles away from home, while studying medical imaging at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Government forces began advancing on Masaya's Monimbo neighborhood before dawn and had largely regained control of it by the afternoon for the first time since massive protests against Ortega's government began in mid-April. Youths fired homemade mortars from behind barriers of stacked paving stones pried from streets lined by single-story homes and artisan workshops in the town about 16 miles southeast of the capital.
Officers said they recovered a number of items and are examining the computer to determine if it is relevant to the case. It comes months after a man was arrested over a missing laptop used by Poppi's father Paul Worthington to watch pornography on the night the 13-month-old was sexually abused and died.
Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. "The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia" instead of "why it would," Trump said, in a rare admission of error by the bombastic U.S. leader.
A Punch and Judy man has whacked political correctness after a school cancelled a booking over fears that the show glorified domestic violence. Brian Llewellyn, who took over the act from his father in 1977, said he refused the request from a Middlesbrough school to make sure Punch did not hit Judy, and that his performance should include police officers rather than a policeman.
Israel shut down its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until next Sunday but will allow food and essential medication to cross.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to visit a major exhibition about the life of Nelson Mandela being staged in the centenary year of his birth. Harry and Meghan will tour the exhibition, at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, which traces Mr Mandela's career from activist to president through six themes: character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman.
Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organisations, including a gun-rights group, at the direction of a senior Kremlin official. According to court papers in Washington, Maria Butina was arrested on Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government.
The Prince of Wales has revealed that on a Sunday night he likes nothing better than sitting down and watching the latest episode of hit TV drama Poldark. Charles' admission came when he visited a Cornish bookshop as he started his annual visit to the West Country and stumbled across some of the novels of Poldark writer Winston Graham.
Activists used Monday's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances. Abortion-rights activists dressed up Monday in bulging bellies and Trump masks.
The European Union has created fear and uncertainty among farmers in Northern Ireland by treating the region as a political football in Brexit negotiations, MPs have been told. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/farmers-accuse-eu-of-playing-political-football-over-crossborder-trade-37123335.html The European Union has created fear and uncertainty among farmers in Northern Ireland by treating the region as a political football in Brexit negotiations, MPs have been told.
Net migration from the EU to the UK has fallen to its lowest level in nearly five years, official figures show. An estimated 101,000 more people from the bloc arrived than left in 2017, according to the first data for a full calendar year since the Brexit vote.