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US admiral claims North Korea crisis 'at worst point'

The senior US Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific has said the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he has ever seen.

Ex-Trump advisor Michael Flynn 'warned not to take foreign payments'

US president Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities, newly released documents show.

Researchers have found a way to turn air into drinkable water with a solar-powered device

They hope the technology will help supply clean drinking water in places where water is scarce.

Irish aid worker reveals how starving children are dying on roads as 20m face starvation in Somalia

One of Ireland’s most experienced aid workers has described the devastating famine-like conditions in Somalia as the worst she has ever seen.

Man armed with knives arrested by UK police over suspected terror attack

A man armed with several knives has been arrested in Whitehall, London, on suspicion of planning a terror attack, Scotland Yard said.

Man murdered partner's toddler son by 'kicking or punching' him, court told

A "callous" 22-year-old man murdered his partner's two-year-old boy by "kicking or punching" him in the stomach while the child's mother had gone to the shops, a UK court has heard.

Russian navy ship sinks after colliding with freighter

A Russian navy reconnaissance ship has sunk off Istanbul after colliding with a freighter in the Black Sea.

Apparently, mammals take around 12 seconds to poo

Researchers say it is the speed that differs.

Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns

Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said, asserting that Americans already have "plenty of information" about their president's financial matters.

Paris protesters march against both candidates in French presidential election

Protesters have clashed with police in Paris during a demonstration against both candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.

Donald Trump team softens war talk but vows other pressure on North Korea

The Trump administration has said it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action.

US pledges to use diplomacy to resolve 'threat' from North Korea

North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and the US will exert pressure through diplomatic measures and tighter economic sanctions, the Trump administration has said.

Belarus protestors march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

Around 400 people have marched in Minsk to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, and protest against the construction of a nuclear plant in Belarus.

North Korea UN Mission warns over 'total war with US imperialists'

North Korea's UN Mission has said the government will react to "a total war" with the United States with a nuclear strike.

French analysis finds Assad regime was behind sarin gas attack in Syria

Analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault, France's foreign minister has said.

Woman whose legs were crushed by falling tree wants all palm trees removed from sunbathing areas

A British holidaymaker has told how she feared she would never walk again after being crushed by a palm tree while sunbathing at a resort in Sri Lanka.

New York plans to release Donald Trump tax returns

New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democrats.

LATEST: Donald Trump plans to cut corporate tax rate to 15% 'this year'

LATEST: US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said that he hopes to get the legislation required to introduce these changes passed "this year".

First ever exploration of space between Saturn and its rings to be Nasa spacecraft's 'grand finale'

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.

Donald Trump planning 'the biggest tax cut in US history'

President Donald Trump's tax plan will amount to "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in US history, according to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

How does the ’action plan’ compare with the first 100 day reality for Donald Trump?

US President Donald Trump promised to start work on a host of major reforms 'immediately' upon taking office as US president.

Opposition group to challenge result of Turkish referendum at European court

Turkey's main opposition party is to challenge the outcome of the country's April 16 referendum on expanding presidential powers at the European Court of Human Rights.

BBC drama-documentary to lay bare ’betrayals and blunders’ of 2016 UK Tory leadership campaign

The programme will air after the General Election and feature interviews with those involved in the campaigns jockeying for power.

Marine Le Pen hijacks Emmanuel Macron campaign visit to factory

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has upstaged opponent Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop to a home appliance factory.

Buzz Aldrin wants to serve as a 'strong adviser' in US mission to reach Mars

The astronaut met with Vice President Mike Pence last month.

EU launches legal action against law 'aimed at shutting down university funded by George Soros'

The EU has launched legal action against Hungary over a new higher education law that critics say is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

Sarin gas attack bears the signature of Assad regime, French analysis claims

Analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault, France's foreign minister said.

New claims about saturated fat labelled 'unhelpful and misleading'

Heart experts have been criticised for claiming it is "plain wrong" to believe that saturated fat clogs up arteries.

Police looking at how to speed up removal of 'inappropriate online content' after man kills baby live on Facebook

The social network says it is already reviewing its policy.

United Airlines 'saddened' after giant rabbit dies on flight to US

United Airlines is investigating after reports a giant rabbit died on one of its transatlantic flights.

Minister quits after saying 'it was good' that Japan tsunami hit Northern region

His blunder is the latest in a string of remarks and scandals that have plagued the government in recent months.

Judge blocks Donald Trump order to hold back 'sanctuary city' funding

A federal judge has blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with US immigration officials.

Donald Trump insists US will start building Mexican border wall 'soon'

Donald Trump has insisted his promised wall along the American border with Mexico will be built by the end of his first term in office.

Marine Le Pen's platform based on 'hatred', says Macron whose campaign was targeted by hackers

French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron has launched a political offensive against far-right leader Marine Le Pen, saying her platform is based on "hatred for others" in contrast to his desire to "calm" the country.

Audience groans as Ivanka Trump defends father in Berlin

Ivanka Trump drew groans and hisses from an audience in Berlin as she defended her father's attitude towards women.

Police following 'significant line of inquiry' 10 years after Madeleine McCann disappearance

British detectives working on the Madeleine McCann case are still pursuing "critical" leads as the 10th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, a Scotland Yard chief has revealed.

Russia and China reject new sanctions against South Sudan

The US has urged the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the country's civil war - but Russia and China remain opposed.

An 'exercise pill' which builds muscle is one step closer to becoming real

The drug's use on mice was promising.

Scottish police arrest 81-year-old man over sex abuse in youth football

An 81-year-old man has been arrested by police in Scotland investigating alleged historical sexual abuse in youth football.

Thieves steal phone and bank cards from man suffering stroke

Two "despicable" thieves posed as good Samaritans and stole from a man as he suffered a stroke in the street.

Former Trump aide Michael Flynn 'may have broken law' over Russian payments

US president Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break US law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organisations after a trip there in 2015, congressional committee leaders have ...

Former Trump aide Michael Flynn 'may have broken law' over russian payments

US president Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break US law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organisations after a trip there in 2015, congressional committee leaders have ...

Gay sex not a sin, says Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

Gay sex is not a sin, Tim Farron has said after days of pressure to clarify his stance on the issue.

Trump condemns holocaust deniers as 'accompices of evil'

US president Donald Trump has condemned those who deny the Holocaust and pledged to confront anti-Semitism.

Jeffery Archer and Kevin Keegan among 44 to settle phone-hacking claims

A host of celebrities have settled their phone-hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers .

Rhino conservationists hope tinder users swipe right for horny beast

The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-ditch breeding effort to keep his species alive.

Families of soldiers killed in Hyde Park bombing 'made victims three times over'

Families of soldiers killed in the IRA bombing in London's Hyde Park said they have been made victims "three times over" in the years since the atrocity.

Thai man kills baby then himself on Facebook Live

A Thai man upset with his wife has killed their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live before taking his own life.

Scientists have created an 'artificial womb' in the lab that could help keep premature babies alive

But they say it will not be used as replacement to human pregnancy.

Israeli PM cancels meeting with visiting German minister

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a meeting with the visiting German foreign minister over the latter's plans to hold a meeting with Israeli rights groups.