Thousands block major Bangkok junction in continuing protests against government and monarchy
Thousands of democracy activists blocked a major junction in Bangkok for several hours on Friday to rehearse “coup prevention” strategies in the latest round of Thailand’s anti-government protests.
The country has for months been rocked by youth-led protests demanding a new constitution, reform of the untouchable monarchy and for the prime minister, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, to resign.Continue reading...
Newcastle man is facing charges of possessing, soliciting and sharing child abuse material, and bestiality
A Newcastle man has become the 15th person arrested after police uncovered a global paedophile ring alleged to have filmed and shared the sexual abuse of almost 50 children in Australia.
The 54-year-old was taken into custody on Friday and faces a string of charges, including possessing, soliciting and sharing child abuse material. He is also charged with bestiality.Continue reading...
Ethiopia's army says it has seized control of several towns in the northern region of Tigray.
The Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have rounded up hundreds of suspected street gang members as part of a U_S_-backed effort known as "Operation Regional Shield."
Iran expressed fury over the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, blaming it on Israel and the United States. His death may complicate President-elect Biden’s intention to restore the Iranian nuclear deal.
Temperatures expected to reach into the mid-40s in some parts of Australia
Much of Australia is in the grip of an extreme heatwave with temperatures expected to reach into the mid-40s and total fire bans in force in parts of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
In South Australia, 47C was forecast for Maree, a small town in the north of the state, and 46C in Renmark and Port Augusta. The state capital of Adelaide was expected to hit 38C on Saturday.Continue reading...
Around 500 miles of roadworks are being cleared to ease congestion on motorways over the festive period.
The emergence of vaccines has taken the edge off the worst fears, but a meaningful economic recovery probably remains distant.
Court filings reveal consultants’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma.
Black Friday sales may be strong this year, but how consumers are shopping is entirely different from any other holiday season, market analysts say.
Advice for getting back into the work force at 60, dealing with shame and co-workers, and how to cope with losing all motivation for working from home.
Activists deface dozens of road signs on county border referencing fears of insanitary gridlock
Road signs at the Kent border welcoming drivers to the “Garden of England” have been defaced by anti-Brexit protesters to label the county the “Toilet of England”.
A group called EU Flag Mafia said they had used “scissors and stickers” to transform dozens of signs at 27 entry roads across the 90-mile county border.
Apologies for delays, we are currently managing the approach to the Channel Tunnel on the M20 from Jct 11. Rolling roads are implemented for yours and our colleagues safety. Thank you for your patience #Apologies DS pic.twitter.com/ooOzcU59vhContinue reading...
U.S. stock futures rose on Friday morning as traders wrapped up a record-setting week.
The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include AstraZeneca, Disney, Pfizer, Amazon, and more.
Footage shows victim, who was later released without charge, being punched, kicked and hit with truncheon
Three French police officers have been suspended after they were filmed beating and allegedly racially abusing a music producer in his Paris studio.
An official inquiry has been opened – the third such investigation in a week – into the officers’ behaviour. The latest incident comes after MPs in the French parliament voted to approve a new law increasing police powers.
DOCUMENT: la séquence intégrale des 13 minutes de l'agression policière contre un producteur de musique parisien. Attention: images difficiles de violences et d'insultes racistes. pic.twitter.com/37EbfgID2TContinue reading...
Germany, Italy and France in favour of resorts closures amid third-wave Covid fears
Governments are at odds over a Europe-wide plan to bar ski holidays over Christmas and New Year, with Germany, Italy and France in favour but Austria and Switzerland reluctant to damage a sector worth millions to their economies.
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, joined Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday in calling for a Europe-wide wintersports shutdown until 10 January to avert a fresh coronavirus wave.Continue reading...
The soap has been forced to "go back to brass tacks" to mark its birthday, its producer says.
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Christmas album denies the South Korean boy band another chart-topper.
The worst-kept secret in the "Star Wars" universe brought a huge fan favorite to "The Mandalorian" -- moving the show further into the orbit of the animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars Rebels," while adding details about the merchandising bonanza alternately known until now as "Baby Yoda" and "The Child."
Thanksgiving may be over, but it's beginning to feel a whole lot like Christmas -- thanks to Mariah Carey.
The latest celebrity to be revealed on "The Masked Singer" is Paul Anka, who was hiding under a big head of Broccoli.
Monica's turkey dance is one of the greatest "Friends" moments. It's also when Chandler first tells her "I love you."
Matthew Perry is engaged to his girlfriend, Molly Hurwitz, the "Friends" star revealed in comments published Thursday.
The judge has to stay put in the US amid Covid concerns over a flight to the UK.
As coronavirus deaths rose, museums and galleries have rolled out new shows. The socialite Libbie Mugrabi is planning a dinner for the ages. Is Miami’s art world clueless?
Ari Roth founded Mosaic Theater Company after being fired by Theater J. He resigned under pressure after complaints from staff.
And how to do a solo holiday season.
Mando gets a new task from a complicated ally. Baby Yoda gets a back story.
It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, buried in the desert: If the sculptor made this tall, silvery object, it was without mentioning a word to his dealer or his art friends.
A lack of hard facts has not prevented plenty of speculation as to whether Queen Elizabeth and the other member of the royal family ever watch their fictionalized selves.
Inspired by this year’s protests against racial injustice, this Derek Fordjour painting reimagines the stars and stripes of the American flag.
The return offers started coming when videos of Tyson sparring at 54 gained steam online. They landed on a bout with Roy Jones Jr., another champion from long ago.
Manchester United has launched investigations as the club continues to tackle a "disruptive" cyber attack.
Part of Diego Maradona’s enduring appeal is testament to his genius. But part of it, too, speaks to a sense of nostalgia for what he represented.
Tributes have been pouring in for the Dallas Cowboys' strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul, 54, who died Wednesday after experiencing a medical emergency unrelated to Covid-19 at the team's headquarters.
The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.
A rare wetland plant has reappeared after not being seen for more than a century.
As President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency rushes to complete its regulatory rollbacks, agency staff, emboldened by the Biden victory, moves to stand in the way.
Non-native quagga mussels, which can block pipes, have been discovered in the East Midlands.
Hard-to-trace clusters, along with pandemic fatigue, have forced officials in Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan to keep recalibrating their responses.
Officials must understand limits of computer models and risks of bias, government advisory body says.
Amazon has spent several months preparing for a Black Friday and holiday peak like no other.
While Google was quick to mobilize employees amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one thing it wasn't as prepared for was the toll on employees' mental health.
You might want to try mesh networking if you know you pay for fast internet but feel like your home Wi-Fi is slow in some rooms.
The fashion house is following rivals in finding innovative ways to showcase their lines.