Jordan has executed two convicts, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one of its air force pilots by Islamic State (ISIS) militants.  In the aftermath of the broadcast of video footage that appeared to show pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being set on fire as he stood in a cage, Jordan had promised a swift […]

Britain could become the first country to allow a “three-parent” IVF technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies.  The MPs have come under enormous pressure from scientists and charities to support the historic and controversial amendment to the Human Fertilisation and […]

The disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn will today stand trial in France accused of pimping.  The 65-year-old economist finds himself back in the dock – this time in the northern French city of Lille – on charges related to his role in a vice ring in which his entourage organised sex parties […]

The 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s state funeral will be marked today by ceremonies in London.  The Prime Minister today said Britain was “incredibly fortunate” that Winston Churchill stepped forward just as the country faced defeat at the hands of the Nazis.  In a tribute on the wreath laid to mark the 50th anniversary of the wartime leader’s […]

Apple’s quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.  The company sold 74.5 million iPhones in its fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 27, while many analysts had expected […]

Blizzard Juno dropped more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across the northeastern United States on Tuesday.  A state of emergency was declared by governors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as the snow blast threatened to affect up to 60 million people in nearly a dozen states.  […]