Man sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp post

Man sentenced to death in Pakistan over ‘blasphemous’ WhatsApp post - Earlier this year, Pakistan tightened its strict blasphemy laws

Labour ‘overconfident’ on election win as middle-class voters coming back to Tories, says poll guru

Labour ‘overconfident’ on election win as middle-class voters coming back to Tories, says poll guru - Signs of Rishi Sunak-inspired revival in Tory fortunes in affluent ‘blue wall’ territory, says Lord Hayward

Xi Jinping 'sends cold chill down Putin's spine', experts claim

Russia's poor performance on the battlefield has led to new opportunities for a 'particularly assertive' China, which already enjoys substantial economic ties with the republics through its Belt and Road Initiative.

When does government energy rebate stop? Last £67 payment revealed

Find out if the scheme will be replaced by anything, as it comes to an end.

Capybara caught getting a new hair-do from his magpie friend at the zoo

A capybara has been caught on camera getting a new hair-do - from a magpie at a zoo. The eager bird was spotted by staff giving his furry friend a makeover at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol on Saturday (March 18). The footage captured shows the magpie collecting some much-needed capybara fur as nest material, whilst the capybara enjoyed a good pampering and itching those hard-to-reach places. The farm posted the adorable video in a tweet that read: "Apparently, getting pampered by a magpie is our capybara's favourite Saturday activity. We've never seen such a happy Capy!" Rory Mizen, a spokesperson for Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, said: "Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo farm noticed an unlikely friendship form between a local Magpie and the zoo’s resident capybaras. "This footage captured shows the magpie collecting some much-needed capybara fur as nest material, whilst the capybara enjoyed a good pampering and itching those hard-to-reach places. "This video posted on the morning of Saturday 18th March 2023 has now gathered nearly 8 million views between the zoos social media channels. This has been the zoo’s biggest hit ever with people from all around the world commenting in multiple languages."

29 of the worst things the Tories have done this year (so far)

2023 is still in its first quarter but the Tory government is already doing the most to mess it up. While their intentions are doubtless good, over the last few weeks we've seen silly policy suggestions, strikes, no sign of the cost of living crisis abating and behaviour from MPs that is enough to make you gasp. It's not ideal, to put it mildly, bu...

State pension age can't keep rising if we're dying earlier

The Government's decision to scrap an early hike to the state pension age looks like good news. Until you learn the reason why.

Dog gridlocks major road after running between traffic

National Highways are currently trying to track down the pet on the carriageway.

"You can put us in jail!" Russians soldiers fed up with war filmed threatening rebellion

How Poland uncovered a Russian spy ring planning sabotage

Putin says he will move nuclear weapons into Belarus - and blames the UK

Putin says he will move nuclear weapons into Belarus - and blames the UK - Vladimir Putin has announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring ally Belarus

Boris Johnson allies fear they would lack votes to stop his suspension from Parliament

Allies of Boris Johnson fear they would lack the Commons votes to save him from being suspended from Parliament by the privileges committee. Last week, the former prime minister endured a bruising appearance in front of the committee, which will now rule on whether he “knowingly or recklessly” misled MPs over what he knew about Downing Street parti...

Sadiq Khan's cycling tsar is punched in the face by cyclist

Sadiq Khan's cycling tsar Seb Dance was punched in the face by a cyclist after he confronted them for for pedalling through an Amsterdam-style 'floating bus stop' without stopping at a zebra crossing.

Russian ‘storm' troops say ‘blocking units' stopped them retreating from being slaughtered

In a video posted online by a group of Russian soldiers they call their orders ‘criminal' and complain of suffering ‘very, very substantial losses' on the frontline.

Prince Harry must 'waive' drug use on US visa to avoid deportation, lawyers claims

The Duke of Sussex has faced criticism in recent weeks after detailing his repeated drug use in his controversial memoir, Spare.

Ukraine LIVE: Putin risks catastrophe with plot to 'intimidate NATO' in new nuclear threat

Russia's bid to station nuclear weapons in Belarus will be the first time the Kremlin has deployed nukes outside the country since the mid-1990s.

DAN HODGES: It doesn't matter if Harman dons her executioner's cap - it's over for Boris

DAN HODGES: The Parliamentary Conservative Party has had enough of Boris. They're tired of his self-serving dissembling. He should just go.

ULEZ cameras are covered over with bags in guerilla war

EXCLUSIVE: Opponents of London's ULEZ scheme are using shopping bags to cover the cameras that photograph cars - to save drivers from the controversial daily charge.

Russia’s mistakes in Ukraine have destroyed its military forces

Study reveals which booster offers 'better protection' against Covid infection and death

As of September 2022, 40.3 million people in the UK had received a booster or third dose of the Covid vaccine - roughly 59 percent of the population.

Woman, 22, who failed driving test passes after travelling to town with the UK's highest pass rate

Emma Cannon, 22, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, said she thought she would 'never pass' her test after going over the speed limit and breaking down in tears during her first attempt.

China has been caught sending weapons and armor to Russia

The East London neighbourhood that was once a murder hotspot now home to trendy cafés and art galleries

Spitalfields today is a world away from the poverty-stricken neighbourhood of the 19th century

Painful ten-second pause when Kuenssberg asks Gove for Sturgeon's 'greatest achievement'

The Cabinet minister appeared to struggle to answer the question on the SNP leader's biggest achievement.

Lake Mead has reached critically low water levels - will more bodies be found?

Hundreds of protesters turned up to oppose the far-right in a small Welsh town

‘Llantwit Major: Refugees welcome, fascists not!’

‘My colleague had a heart attack in front of me’: horrific toll of Ofsted inspections

Senior teacher Rob Dyson* says his last Ofsted inspection remains a “trauma”. Drinking tea in the staff room of the academy in the north of England after the inspector left, having delivered the verdict that the school had plummeted from “outstanding” to “requires improvement”, he says everyone was “ashen faced”. Noticing that the deputy head had turned a “terrible colour” and looked unwell, Dyson ushered him into the toilets. “He started having...

Woman accused of ‘making a scene’ at sister’s wedding over bride's ‘humiliating’ speech

A woman has shared how her sister who got married "humiliated" her when it was time for the bride to give a speech at the wedding reception. In a post to Reddit's "Am I the A**hole?" forum, the woman gave a backstory as to what led to the fall out with her sibling. She explained how her 24-year-old sister got married in a "very well planned out" we...

How significant are Russian nukes in Belarus?

Retired Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell explains the significance of Russia's decision to station nuclear weapons in Belarus.

The Conservative Party After Brexit by Tim Bale review – why conservatism turned into chaos

Napoleon was history on a horse. Since the Brexit referendum, Britain has been history in a clown car. We are now on our fifth prime minister in the six tumultuous years since that fateful vote. Some describe this revolving door of chaos as the “Italianisation” of our politics. Many have marvelled at how a country that used to have an international reputation as boringly predictable has so often resembled a banana republic with crap weather. And...

Firefighters rescue a dog at 2,400 meters altitude on the Gran Sasso mountain

Italian firefighters rescued a dog, which had slipped into a gully at an altitude of 2,400 metres, with the help of helicopter rescue workers from the Pescara flight department on the Gran Sasso, near the Duca d'Aosta refuge.In the pictures, made available by the Italian fire brigade itself, the stages of the dog's recovery can be seen. Two rescuers descended onto the snowy mantle and proceeded to recover the animal, bringing it to safety on the helicopter.The dog seems to be in good condition and will no doubt be happy to have been rescued.

North Koreans volunteer in droves to fight "evil U.S. imperialists"

Voices: I have tabled an amendment to the Illegal Migration Bill – and it could change everything

I have tabled an amendment to the Illegal Migration Bill – and it could change everything - We can do as this bill offers in its current form and choose to raise our guard as we make a fortress of our home – or we can choose something different

Thousands of dead fish in Australia, the sad phenomenon is also linked to climate change

A sad phenomenon has struck the Australian outback. Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of the lake in the town of Menindee.The phenomenon was caused by flooding in the area, but also by a heat wave. The death of the fish seems to be mainly related to low oxygen levels in the water as the floods receded.In addition, the water retains less oxygen because it is warmer, thus not allowing the fish - especially cod and perch - to breathe.

Iran issues warning after US strikes on Syria left 19 dead

Strikes on Iranian-linked bases will be met with an "immediate counter-response" after the reported deaths of 19 people in US attacks on Syria, an Iranian security spokesperson has warned.

Michael Gove backtracks on Boris Johnson criticism insisting he’s ‘man of integrity’

Michael Gove backtracks on Boris Johnson criticism insisting he’s ‘man of integrity’ -

New Russian campaign tries to entice men to fight in Ukraine

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Advertisements promise cash bonuses and enticing benefits. Recruiters are making cold calls to eligible men. Enlistment offices are working with universities and social service agencies to lure students and the unemployed. A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia, seeking recruits to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine. As fighting grinds on in Ukrainian battlegrounds like Bakhmut and both sides...

Jonathan Majors arrested on suspicion of ‘assault and strangulation’ in New York

Jonathan Majors arrested on suspicion of ‘assault and strangulation’ in New York - Marvel star Majors was arrested Saturday on charges of strangulation, assault and harassment after a domestic dispute

M25 traffic chaos after multi-vehicle crash emergency and flooding halts Sunday drivers

At this point, it is unclear whether there are any injuries resulting from the incident.

'Shocked' father demands answers after his wheelchair user son 'was turned away from restaurant'

Brian Kelly, 61, claims The Bombay Cottage in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, refused to seat the family because they had not informed them that his son, Declan, 30, is a wheelchair user.

PR guru hired as Princess of Wales's new private secretary rejects job

Alison Corfield, 51, was offered the job with Princess Kate after impressing while working for the Jamie Oliver's campaigns for free school meals and a sugar tax but turned it down.

India summons Canada High Commissioner, concerned over Sikh protesters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India summoned Canada's High Commissioner on Sunday to "convey strong concern" over Sikh protesters in Canada and how they were allowed to breach the security of India's diplomatic mission and consulates. According to Canadian media reports, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Indian consulate in Vancouver on Saturday over demands for an independent Sikh state, a

Russian oligarch's £38m superyacht rocks up in Canary Wharf again a year after it was seized

The impressive boat is marred in controversy

Russia, China are not creating military alliance, Putin says

By Alexander Marrow MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia and China are not creating a military alliance and the cooperation between their armed forces is "transparent", President Vladimir Putin said in comments broadcast on Sunday, days after hosting Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the Kremlin. Putin and Xi professed friendship and pledged closer ties, including in the military sphere, during their March 20-21

Blind elderly man regains sight: world's first autotransplantation is revolutionary

An exceptional surgery performed at the Molinette hospital in Turin, Italy, has partially restored sight to an 83-year-old patient who was suffering from total blindness due to two different diseases. This world's first surgery of its kind allowed one sighted eye to be reconstructed from two blind eyes. The doctors performed a corneal autotransplant, enlarged to include the sclera and conjunctiva. This innovative technique allowed the patient to partially recover his sight, using tissue from the other blind eye. The surgery was performed by Professor Michele Reibaldi, director of the University Eye Clinic Molinette, and Professor Vincenzo Sarnicola, among the world's leading experts in corneal surgery.

Birthright Israel's contract hasn't been extended by Israeli gov't

The Diaspora Affairs minister is typically in charge of Birthright on behalf of the government, but the current Minister, Amichai Chikli, hasn't received this mandate yet.

'Nazi scum off our streets!' Rival protests face off outside migrant hotel in angry scenes

Asylum seeker supporters included black-clad masked members of Antifa, chanting: "Nazi scum off our streets!"

Russia tipped to use UN security council presidency to 'paralyse' Ukraine war opposition

EXCLUSIVE: Russia has used its veto almost twice as many times as any other nation since it joined the council after the break-up of the USSR, a Ukrainian diplomat said.

Suella Braverman could ban European court from grounding Rwanda deportations

Conservative rebels are attempting to toughen up new legislation to curb Channel crossings.

Boasting Taliban share images of repaired military vehicles left by the West

EXCLUSIVE: Photographs shared by the official Ministry of National Defence, Afghanistan, showed line upon line of military vehicles the regime said were now ready for use.