Monthly Archives: May 2017



Venezuelan security forces used water cannon and tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of opposition protesters heading towards the foreign ministry as the Organization of American States held another meeting on the crisis. Two months of protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government have convulsed the South American OPEC […]

Venezuela violence: Tens of thousands hit the streets




Image copyright Twitter: Lee James Brown Theresa May’s decision to not take part in the BBC’s seven-way TV debate did not stop Twitter searching for the missing prime minister. Memes depicting where she might be started trending across the UK hours before the broadcast, after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced […]

The social media search for the missing prime minister



Ohio is suing five drug manufacturers for their role in causing the state’s unprecedented addictions crisis, and accusing them of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and claiming drug benefits not backed by science. State Attorney General Mike DeWine, who announced the lawsuit on Wednesday, said the state […]

‘Deadly mess’: Ohio sues 5 pharma companies over opioid crisis



Published time: 31 May, 2017 21:45Edited time: 31 May, 2017 21:47 The US now has a credible deterrent against intercontinental ballistic missiles, the head of the US Missile Defense Agency said, following the first-ever successful test of an interceptor against a mock-up ICBM target over the Pacific Ocean. “The intercept […]

‘Critical milestone’: Pentagon hails ICBM intercept test (VIDEO)


Turkey’s military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash near the border with Iraq. A military statement said the AS532 Cougar helicopter crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from a base in the region of Senoba in Sirnak province. “As a result of the painful accident, our […]

Turkish troops killed in helicopter crash near Iraq




Image copyright Wiltshire Police Image caption Michal Kisiel left Salisbury District Hospital after receiving treatment for a head wound A prisoner who went on the run has been recaptured after he was spotted by a member of the public. Michal Kisiel, 30, was being treated for a head wound at […]

Escaped prisoner Michal Kisiel recaptured


Image copyright Getty Images Chinese and EU leaders are to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is “an imperative more important than ever”. A draft of the document, seen by the BBC, stresses the “highest political commitment” to implement the deal. It will be widely […]

Paris climate deal: EU and China rebuff Trump




Police arrested a man who was staying at the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC after guns were found inside his car. The cache included a handgun, an assault rifle, and 90 rounds of ammunition. Metropolitan Police made the arrest inside the hotel early on Wednesday morning and charged 43-year-old Bryan […]

Trump Hotel guest arrested with guns & ammo in car





by Merrill Hope31 May 2017Fort Worth, TX0 31 May, 201730 May, 2017 SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The troubles continue for cereal giant Kellogg’s as it announced layoffs of more than 400 Texans working in company distribution centers this summer. In this latest round of layoffs, 421 employees will lose […]

Kellogg’s Laying Off More Than 400 in Texas


A court has upheld the life-without-parole sentence for Ross Ulbricht, the creator and administrator of Silk Road, a dark web marketplace. He was convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering for the anonymous crime website. Ulbricht, 33, was convicted in February 2015 and sentenced to life in prison three months […]

End of the Silk Road: Court upholds life sentence for ...


SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Former aides to former President Barack Obama reacted sorrowfully to the news that President Donald Trump would withdraw from the Paris Climate agreement, sharing their feelings on Twitter. “Malicious idiocy derived from willful ignorance motivated by avarice,” Obama’s former senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer wrote, reacting […]

Crushed Obama Aides React to Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from ...





SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Barron Trump, President Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son, reportedly “panicked” and became distressed after seeing Kathy Griffin’s now-infamous “beheading” photograph because he didn’t know who Griffin was or understand the context of the photo. According to TMZ, Trump’s youngest son was watching television Tuesday when he […]

Report: Barron Trump ‘Panicked’ after Seeing Kathy Griffin ‘Beheading’ Photo



SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Barron Trump, President Donald Trump’s 11-year-old son, reportedly “panicked” and became distressed after seeing Kathy Griffin’s now-infamous “beheading” photograph because he didn’t know who Griffin was or understand the context of the photo. According to TMZ, Trump’s youngest son was watching television Tuesday when he […]

Report: Barron Trump ‘Panicked’ after Seeing Kathy Griffin ‘Beheading’ Photo










KABUL ATTACK: WHAT WE KNOW Blast kills at least 90, but sources say death toll could be higher The massive explosion hit the diplomatic quarter, one of Kabul’s most secure areas No immediate claim of responsibility – Taliban denies involvement Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the “cowardly” truck bomb […]

Huge truck bomb blast kills 90 in Kabul


KABUL ATTACK: WHAT WE KNOW Blast kills at least 90, but sources say death toll could be higher The massive explosion hit the diplomatic quarter, one of Kabul’s most secure areas No immediate claim of responsibility – Taliban denies involvement Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the “cowardly” truck bomb […]

Huge truck bomb blast kills 90 in Kabul



Published time: 31 May, 2017 20:22 An attempt by wannabe thieves to break into an ATM went awry after the grifters inadvertently set their prospective loot alight. Police in Everett, a city north of Seattle in Washington state, said firefighters were called to Coastal Community Bank Tuesday morning after bandits […]

Criminals set cash on fire in bungled ATM robbery (PHOTO)


2017 French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May-12 June Coverage: Live radio and text commentary of every Andy Murray match on BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app. It’s been a frustrating start to 2017 but hopefully the illness and injury problems are finally behind […]

I’m not playing like number one, but I can turn ...


Garbine Muguruza was a finalist at Wimbledon in 2015 before winning last year’s French Open French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May- 11 June Coverage: Listen to live radio commentary and follow text coverage of selected matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Defending French […]

Defending champion Muguruza survives Paris scare



The British and Irish Lions are greeted by a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony at Auckland airport as they arrive for their 10-match tour of New Zealand, before responding with the Welsh hymn Calon Lan. British and Irish Lions 2017: Live text commentary on every match on the BBC Sport website […]

British & Irish Lions greeted by haka on arrival in ...


Last season’s League Cup – won under previous boss Manuel Pellegrini – is Manchester City’s most recent title Manchester City’s ambition is to win the quadruple in what chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says will be “a massive year” for the club next season. In boss Pep Guardiola’s debut campaign, City […]

‘Let’s go for the quadruple’ under Guardiola


Image copyright Getty Images Police in Los Angeles say they are investigating a “racially motivated slur” found spray painted at the home of NBA superstar LeBron James. The graffiti was reported to police on Wednesday morning. Officers are reviewing surveillance footage to try to identify the vandal. James, who plays […]

NBA superstar James’ home vandalised with racist graffiti



Djokovic showed some frustration during his match French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May-11 June Coverage: Listen to live radio commentary and follow text coverage of selected matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic both won […]

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal reach French Open third round


ICC Champions Trophy: Michael Vaughan’s four reasons why England can title ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Venues: The Oval, Edgbaston, Cardiff. Dates: 1-18 June Coverage: Highlights every evening on BBC Two, ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; in-play highlights and text commentary on the BBC […]

Stokes’ workload against Bangladesh down to fitness test


World number 52 Aljaz Bedene is ranked five places above his Czech opponent in the world French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May- 11 June Coverage: Listen to live radio commentary and follow text coverage of selected matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. British […]

Britain’s Bedene knocked out in French Open second round



Arsene Wenger won a record seventh FA Cup on Saturday but has faced pressure from Arsenal fans this season Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is targeting next season’s Premier League title after signing a new two-year deal at the club. The agreement does not include a break clause and, should it […]

Wenger targets title after extending Arsenal contract






The road to reforming Veterans Affairs is not paved with money but with legislation and better management, Secretary David Shulkin told reporters, listing issues such as failure to fire bad employees to addressing alarming suicide rates among veterans. Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Shulkin laid out the agency’s […]

Veterans Affairs chief vows to fix ‘broken’ agency procedures





Published time: 31 May, 2017 19:29 The captain of the Tu-154 military plane headed for Syria that crashed near Sochi last December probably lost his bearings and caused the accident that killed 92 people, the official investigative commission has concluded. “It has been established that the cause of the accident […]

Pilot error likely to blame for Tu-154 Sochi crash – ...





At least seven people have died and 50 others injured by Cyclone Mora that has also left thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting for help after a night in the rain. Bangladesh’s border region, home to around 12,000 Rohingya refugees that fled Myanmar, faced the brunt of the storm. […]

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh destroyed by Cyclone Mora






Published time: 31 May, 2017 18:40 A New York politician is leading a campaign to allow women in the US state to treat menstrual cramps with medical marijuana. Linda Rosenthal, a member of the New York State Assembly, has called for painful periods to be placed alongside epilepsy and multiple […]

Let women use medical cannabis to ease period pain, says ...







Widespread flooding and devastating mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 202 people and displaced more than half a million, the government has said. The state-run Disaster Management Center said around 600,000 people remained temporarily homeless on Wednesday following last Friday’s landslides and floods. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez, reporting from […]

Sri Lanka floods leave 600,000 people displaced