Threat from more than 100 Australian bushfires eases despite extreme weather The threat from more than 100 fires burning across Australia’s northeast eased over the past 24 hours, lawmakers and emergency workers said on…

In this Nov. 2018, photo released on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, a firefighter inspects a fire ground at Deepwater, near Bundaberg, Australia. (QLD Fire and Emergency via AP) Wildfires spread across the landscape in the Deepwater area of Queensland (Pool Photo via AP) Karishma Luthria November 29 2018 […]

AustralasiaPolice increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a British tourist who has gone missing in New Zealand.

Grace Millane, 22, who is missing in New Zealand. Photo: Auckland City Police/PA Wire. Ellie Cullen December 6 2018 5:12 PM 0 Comments Police increasingly concerned for backpacker missing in New Zealand Independent.ie Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a British tourist who has gone missing in New Zealand. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/australasia/police-increasingly-concerned-for-backpacker-missing-in-new-zealand-37602133.html […]

Police seek fresh bribery charges against Netanyahu Israeli police say they have found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in a third corruption case against the Israeli leader.

Denial: Benjamin Netanyahu said nothing would come of the claims. Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem December 3 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Police seek fresh bribery charges against Netanyahu Independent.ie Israeli police say they have found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his […]

Middle EastThree killed in Iran ‘terror attack’ – state TV A “terrorist attack” has killed at least three people and wounded several others in the south-eastern port city of Chabahar, Iranian state television says.

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Picture taken September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS Amir Vahdat December 6 2018 8:26 AM 0 Comments Three killed in Iran ‘terror attack’ – state TV Independent.ie A […]

President TrumpFormer Trump aide should be ‘spared jail for co-operation’ US President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn’s co-operation as “substantial”.

Awaiting sentence: Ex-security adviser Michael Flynn. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo Michael Silke December 6 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Former Trump aide should be ‘spared jail for co-operation’ Independent.ie US President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison […]

Ex-Trump aide should be spared jail after Russia probe cooperation – prosecutors Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to a probe into alleged Russian collusion that prosecutors say he…

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors (AP file Carolyn Kaster) Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail December 5 2018 6:52 AM 0 Comments Ex-Trump aide should be spared jail after Russia probe cooperation – prosecutors Independent.ie Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to a probe into alleged Russian collusion that […]

Trump looks on as Bush hailed president of ‘great humility’ George H W Bush, the former US President, was remembered as a “noble” man of “great humility” yesterday at his state funeral, attended by much of America’s political establishment.

Paying respects: Former US President George H W Bush’s coffin is carried past his son former President George W Bush (left), President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn […]

Frat boys and girls in battle with Harvard A group of US fraternities and sororities are suing Harvard University, saying its crackdown on single-sex clubs amounted to sexual discrimination.

The university was discriminating against students on the basis of their sex by punishing men and women who join all-male or all female-organisations, the lawsuits alleged. Photo: Getty Images Nate Raymond December 6 2018 2:30 AM 0 Comments Frat boys and girls in battle with Harvard Independent.ie A group of US fraternities and sororities are […]

‘Stakeknife’, the man widely-named as the British Army’s IRA informer, pleads guilty to possessing extreme pornography A man widely named as the British Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife has avoided prison after…

Freddie Scappaticci is alleged to be the informer ‘Stakeknife’ Independent.ie NewsdeskTwitterEmail December 5 2018 10:44 AM 0 Comments ‘Stakeknife’, the man widely-named as the British Army’s IRA informer, pleads guilty to possessing extreme pornography Independent.ie A man widely named as the British Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife has avoided prison after admitting two counts of […]

BritainPharmacist jailed for at least 30 years over wife’s murder A gay pharmacist who mercilessly strangled his wife so he could start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend and a £2 million life insurance payout will serve at least 30 years of a life sentence behind bars.

Jessica Patel. Photo: Cleveland Police/PA Wire Tom Wilkinson December 5 2018 2:43 PM 0 Comments Pharmacist jailed for at least 30 years over wife’s murder Independent.ie A gay pharmacist who mercilessly strangled his wife so he could start a new life in Australia with his boyfriend and a £2 million life insurance payout will serve […]