Monday 29 August 2016

Beyonce storms MTV Video Music Awards

Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 15-minute medley from her powerful "Lemonade" album and taking home eight statuettes, including the top prize - video of the year. On a night when women ruled, Britney Spears returned to t


Los Angeles police say airport gunfire report 'false alarm'

Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated briefly late on Sunday before police determined that reports of gunfire in one of the terminals were only "loud noises", the latest false alarm at a busy US airport. No injuries were reported in the incident


Italy rescues 1,100 migrants in Mediterranean

About 1,100 migrants were rescued from boats in the Strait of Sicily on Sunday as they tried to reach Europe, Italy's coastguard said. The migrants were picked up from eight rubber dinghies, one large boat and two punts through 11 rescue operations in the Mediterranean, the c


Iran arrests nuclear negotiator suspected of spying

Iran has arrested a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers on suspicion of spying, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. The suspect was released on bail after a few days in jail but is still under investigation, Gholamhossein Mohsen


Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace ambassador

Iraq's foreign ministry has asked Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador in Baghdad, Thamer Al-Sabhan, Iraqi state TV said on Sunday. Iraqi Shi'ite politicians have made persistent requests that Al-Sabhan be expelled in reaction to comments he has made about Iran's in


300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year

The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. "We're preparing for 250,000 to 300,000 refugees this year," BAMF head Frank-Juergen Wei


Trump vows crackdown on visa overstays

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered fresh details of how he would tackle illegal immigration on Saturday, saying he would crack down on those who overstay their visas as he sought to quiet criticism from conservatives. In a campaign speech in Des Moines, Iow


Japan's Abe pledges $30bn for Africa over three years

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday that his country will commit $30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent. Resource-poor Japan has long been interested in tapping Africa's vast natural resourc


Panic on train as crickets let loose in apparent prank

It could have been a scene straight out of a horror movie. A woman who said she was selling crickets and worms on a crowded New York City subway car appeared to become frazzled by some teenagers and let the critters loose on riders, then urinated on herself, according to social m


'Mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack killed

Bangladesh security forces killed four militants on Saturday, including the alleged mastermind of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, the head of Dhaka's counter-terrorism police unit told Reuters. The militants were cor

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