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  • Petty pilots have in-flight food fight

    27 July 2018 6:52 AM 30

    Iraqi Airways has suspended two of its pilots for getting into a fight - over a food tray - during an international flight with more than 150 passengers on board. The row erupted on a flight to the capital Baghdad from the Iranian city of Mashhad, with 157 travellers on board plus crew. "Conversation with the pilot became heated because he forbade an air hostess

  • UK doctors given green light to prescribe cannabis

    27 July 2018 4:07 AM 26

    British doctors will legally be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis, the government announced on Thursday following a review – but insisted it was not a first step towards legalising recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid, the interior minister, decided to relax the rules about the circumstances in which medicinal cannabis can be given to patients

  • Former Trump aide Omarosa has 'explosive' book coming

    27 July 2018 3:22 AM 30

    New York — Former President Donald Trump aide and "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman has a memoir coming that her publisher calls "explosive" and "jaw-dropping". The book is called Unhinged. Gallery Books announced on Thursday that it will be released on August 14. Manigault Newman was a Trump ally who joined his administration in January

  • Police recover stolen $20m rare blue diamond that was smuggled out of Dubai in a shoe box

    26 July 2018 6:23 PM 32

    Dubai - Dubai police said on Thursday they have recovered a rare blue diamond worth $20m stolen by a security guard and smuggled out to Sri Lanka in a shoe box. The guard worked at a money transfer company where the gem was stored, police in the southern Gulf emirate said in a video posted on social media. The thief had hidden the diamond in a shoe box handed

  • WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today

    26 July 2018 3:35 AM 60

    Scientists say they've spotted what appears to be a sizeable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, raising the possibility of life on the Red Planet. US President Donald Trump will postpone a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until next year after the federal probe into Russian election meddling is over, national

  • Woman strangles rabid fox attacking her in backyard

    25 July 2018 8:38 PM 29

    A New Jersey woman who was attacked by a fox in her backyard says she had no choice but to reach down, grab its snout with one hand and use her other hand to strangle the animal. Pittsgrove resident Tammy DuBois tells nj.com that she doesn't like killing things but there was nothing else she could do to "get it away from me". The attack occurred July 18 shortly

  • WATCH: Swede's stunt to save Afghan from deportation goes viral

    25 July 2018 8:38 PM 29

    A video taken by a Swedish student who filmed herself stopping the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker onboard a plane has gone viral. In a video streamed live on her Facebook account, Elin Ersson, who is reading sociology at Gothenburg University, is seen refusing to sit down and turning off her phone onboard a Turkish Airlines flight heading to Istanbul

  • Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, dies aged 66

    25 July 2018 2:49 PM 30

    Former Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chief executive, Sergio Marchionne, has died, the carmaker’s controlling family shareholder said on Wednesday, 25 July. Marchionne fell gravely ill after suffering complications following recent surgery in a Zurich hospital. He was replaced as chief executive by John Elkann last weekend after Fiat Chrysler said his condition

  • Five charged over 'acid attack' on three-year-old UK boy

    25 July 2018 1:30 PM 67

    London - Five men aged from 22 to 41 were charged on Wednesday over a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in Britain. The boy was taken to hospital with serious burns to his arm and face following the attack outside a store in Worcester, central England, on Saturday. He has since been discharged but the long-term implications of his injuries

  • 2 inmates walk out of Mexican prison dressed as guards

    24 July 2018 9:04 PM 29

    Mexican authorities say two prisoners have walked out of a jail in northwestern Mexico dressed as guards with apparent assistance from two guards at the facility. Sinaloa state public safety minister Inocente Hernandez says the inmates passed through six security filters as they exited the prison in Culiacan early on Sunday. The inmates, Julian Grimaldi