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  • Lion attacks owner in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez

    10 October 2018 12:35 PM 22

    A female lion attacked a man who apparently kept her along with another lion and a tiger as pets at his home in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez, authorities said on Tuesday. A Juarez police official who was not authorised to be quoted by name said police were called to the house in the upscale Rincones de San Marcos neighbourhood on Sunday

  • UK medical waste firm dropped after body parts 'pile up'

    10 October 2018 6:24 AM 55

    A British waste disposal firm has been stripped of its hospital contracts after allowing medical waste to build up, including human body parts, the government said on Tuesday. Healthcare Environment Services (HES) lost contracts with 15 regional bodies within the state-run National Health Service (NHS), health minister Stephen Barclay said. "While the waste

  • Rare white tiger attacks, kills zookeeper in Japan

    09 October 2018 12:21 PM 26

    Tokyo – A rare white tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its enclosure in southern Japan, officials said Tuesday. "A zookeeper was found collapsed in a cage, bleeding," a local police official told AFP, adding the man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The attack happened late on Monday at the Hirakawa Zoological Park in the southern

  • Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

    08 October 2018 6:33 PM 61

    Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it's unclear if people will open their homes to an internet-connected camera sold by a company with a shoddy track record on protecting user privacy. Facebook is marketing the device, called

  • Pakistani ex-PM Sharif in court again, faces treason charges

    08 October 2018 1:02 PM 46

    Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in court again – this time on treason charges for comments he made earlier this year, claiming militants had crossed from Pakistan into India to carry out the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The remarks from May, when Sharif was no longer premier, had irked Pakistan's military and the government. They rejected

  • Oil spill feared after ships collide near Corsica

    07 October 2018 7:15 PM 29

    French maritime authorities are trying to contain an apparent oil spill after two merchant ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica. A spokesperson for the regional French maritime authority said no one was injured in Sunday's collision, and the size and exact nature of the spill remain unclear. Two French ships were sent to the area and specialists

  • 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

    07 October 2018 3:50 PM 44

    Over 700 firefighters battled a wildfire on Sunday in a national park west of Lisbon that forced Portuguese authorities to evacuate about 350 people. The fire that broke out overnight has already injured 17 firefighters and one civilian, Andre Fernandes of Portugal's civil protection agency said on Sunday, adding that 300 people were evacuated from a campsite

  • Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

    07 October 2018 2:54 PM 22

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said on Sunday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "he agreed with Chairman Kim to hold the second US-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible," South Korea's presidential office said in a statement. The two sides agreed

  • Dutch scramble F-16s after airline passenger scare

    06 October 2018 2:52 PM 38

    The Dutch air force scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to escort a flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam after an onboard fight broke out with an aggressive American passenger, authorities said on Saturday. "A 29-year-old American man became aggressive after being asked by a purser to return to his seat," said Joanna Helmonds, a spokesperson for the gendarmerie

  • Trump boards plane with toilet paper stuck to his shoe

    05 October 2018 1:31 PM 37

    He’s the leader of the free world and commander-in-chief of its most powerful military, yet Donald Trump experiences the oopsies most of us try our utmost avoiding. The US president had what appeared to be a long piece of loo roll attached to the heel of his shoe as he boarded Air Force One. The 72-year-old billionaire was on his way to a rally in Minnesota