Limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York state

Twenty people have been killed in a crash involving a stretch limousine taking people to a party in the US state of New York, police say. All 18 people in the limousine died along with...

Six children dead in virus outbreak at US health centre

A viral outbreak at a New Jersey long-term medical care centre has killed six children and left a dozen more infected. State officials confirmed a total of 18 cases of adenovirus among paediatric patients at...

California wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuation of town

California wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuation of town A man was arrested on suspicion of five counts of arson as firefighters battle to control the blaze. Residents have fled as the Cranston Fire clouds the...

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance US asks Turkey for recording evidence

The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul's Saudi consulate. "We have asked for it, if it exists," President Donald Trump...

Falling stars challenge: China’s twist on the young rich millennial meme

One of the hottest online trends of the summer - the #fallingstarschallenge - has now made an appearance in China and it is inevitably being reinvented by Chinese millennials who never pass up an...

A poem inspired by Manchester’s bee art trail is designed to cheer everyone up

A poem inspired by Manchester’s bee art trail is designed to cheer everyone up One hundred colourful 6ft sculptures of bees have been added to the city’s streets and the artwork is inspiring more creativity. (Paul...

Successful test flight for Virgin Galactic’s space tourism rocket

Successful test flight for Virgin Galactic’s space tourism rocket It was the third such voyage for VSS Unity. Handout photo issued by Virgin Galactic of the Virgin Spaceship Unity (VSS Unity) (Virgin Galactic/PA) Virgin Galactic’s space tourism...

Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire filed a criminal lawsuit Friday against seven officials, including Greece’s interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the...

Mary Ellis – last of the WWII women Spitfire pilots – dies aged 101

Mary Ellis - last of the WWII women Spitfire pilots - dies aged 101 Mary Ellis flew 400 Spitfires after she joined up in 1941. Photo: PA The last surviving female Spitfire pilot - who flew...

Yosemite fall: Victims identified as married bloggers from India

A man and woman who died after falling from a cliff in Yosemite National Park have been identified as a married couple from India. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were living in the...

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