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  • WATCH: Moment 2-metre long snake is found in London street

    19 July 2018 11:04 AM 25

    There was a small measure of pandemonium on Monday in London’s Stepney Street when pedestrians spotted a 2-metre long snake. The colourful milk snake, weighing in at 1,5kg, was spotted at around 09:55. The snake, which isn't endemic to England and is therefore thought to be an escaped pet, was caught safely in the borough of Tower Hamlets, in East London

  • Trump asked Iran's Rouhani for meeting 8 times at UN

    18 July 2018 3:09 PM 32

    The chief of staff to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his US counterpart Donald Trump asked for a meeting eight times during the UN General Assembly last year. "During Rouhani's last visit to New York for the UN General Assembly session, Trump asked the Iranian delegation eight times to have a meeting with the president," Mahmoud

  • Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl inside her home

    17 July 2018 8:07 PM 92

    Authorities say a stray bullet struck and killed a 9-year-old girl inside her southern New Jersey home. Bridgeton police say the shooting was reported around 00:30 on Tuesday. They say relatives drove the girl to a hospital but she was pronounced dead there a short time later. The shooting occurred about a block away from the girl's home and authorities

  • Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

    17 July 2018 3:22 PM 29

    A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to hop into his police car, but her legs were too short so he had to lift her. Police posted a photo of Bean on Facebook with the caption

  • UK's official Brexit campaign fined, referred to police

    17 July 2018 2:20 PM 29

    Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU referendum, the Electoral Commission said on Tuesday, adding it had referred the case to the police. Bob Posner, the Electoral Commission's director of political finance and regulation, said there had been "a thorough investigation into spending

  • Woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore

    17 July 2018 11:31 AM 99

    US police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore. The Asbury Park Press reports 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds was at Seaside Heights on Monday afternoon when part of the umbrella pierced her right ankle and was driven completely through due to the "force of the wind". Borough Police Chief Tommy Boyd says fire crews

  • Procession marks 100th anniversary of czar's execution

    17 July 2018 11:12 AM 29

    Thousands of pilgrims have begun a procession marking the 100th anniversary of the execution of Czar Nicholas II and his family. Russia's last czar, his wife and five children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers in Yekaterinburg 18 months after Nicholas abdicated in the February 1917 revolution. They had been moved from detention in St. Petersburg and then in Siberia

  • Woman arrested, charged with acting as Russian agent in US

    16 July 2018 7:56 PM 94

    Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organisations, including a gun-rights group, at the direction of a senior Kremlin official. That's according to court papers unsealed on Monday in Washington. Maria Butina was arrested on Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered

  • Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy, dies at 101

    14 July 2018 11:07 AM 29

    Nancy Sinatra Sr, the teenage sweetheart and first wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, has died. She was 101. The announcement was made by Nancy Sinatra Jr who wrote on her website that her mother had died at 6:02 pm on Friday but did not say where. "She fought hard to remain on this earth but time got the better of her," she wrote, adding that her mother

  • US woman sentenced for trying to sell daughter for sex

    14 July 2018 6:51 AM 33

    Texas — A Houston woman accused of offering to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1 200 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Marie Peters was sentenced on Thursday after pleading guilty to charges that include promotion of prostitution. Authorities say undercover officers in Montgomery County, north of Houston