Children set alight at nursery school in Brazil

Six children and a teacher have died after a security guard at their nursery school sprayed them with alcohol and set them on fire, said emergency services.

Posted 2017/10/06 01:41:00

Movie mogul apologises after harassment claims

American film producer Harvey Weinstein has apologised for his past behaviour following accusations of sexual harassment.

Posted 2017/10/05 23:32:00

Late Kane goal fires lacklustre England to World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Kane's stoppage time goal earned England a 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday and a place at next year's World Cup finals although his last-gasp effort barely masked a sterile Wembley display by the hosts.


Posted 2017/10/05 22:13:25

May will carry on as prime minister, Green says

LONDON (Reuters) - Theresa May will carry on as prime minister because she sees it as her duty to continue, her deputy, Damian Green, said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/10/05 22:12:29

Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.


Posted 2017/10/05 21:44:34

Mixing Kafka with Jane Austen - Ishiguro wins literature Nobel

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of "The Remains of the Day", won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of "exquisite" novels that the award body said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen.


Posted 2017/10/05 20:18:28

Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday's session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing into doubt its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain.


Posted 2017/10/05 19:16:35

NRA calls for crackdown on gun modifications

The National Rifle Association has called for tougher regulations on modification devices like those used by the Las Vegas attacker.

Posted 2017/10/05 18:52:00

Brexit divorce plan to be sent to WTO next week

GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union plan to send a letter to the rest of the World Trade Organization's 164 members next week, setting out Brexit plans that have already been rejected by seven key agricultural exporters, trade officials said on Thursday.


Posted 2017/10/05 18:13:56

Ex-Catalan leader fears unrest if army sent in

Artur Mas has warned of possible civil unrest if the Spanish government strips the region of its autonomy and sends in the army following the referendum on Catalonian independence.

Posted 2017/10/05 18:11:00

Vegas police investigate possible car bomb plan

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was planning other attacks, including a car bombing.

Posted 2017/10/05 17:31:00

Late PM Heath had questions to answer over child sex abuse claims - police

SWINDON, England (Reuters) - Former British prime minister Edward Heath would have been questioned about claims he sexually abused boys if he were alive today, police said on Thursday after a two-year investigation into the allegations.


Posted 2017/10/05 14:23:59

Spanish court blocks Catalan parliament session

Spain's constitutional court has suspended a session of the Catalan parliament where separatists were planning to declare independence.

Posted 2017/10/05 14:09:00

Late PM Heath had questions to answer over child sex abuse claims - police

LONDON (Reuters) - Edward Heath, British prime minister from 1970 to 1974, would have been questioned about claims he sexually abused boys if he were alive today, police said after a two-year investigation into the allegations.


Posted 2017/10/05 10:07:21

Prince Charles: We must act now to save oceans

Prince Charles has told Sky News that overfishing is "madness" and we must manage our oceans in order to avoid "total disaster".

Posted 2017/10/05 10:07:00

Catalan leader says not afraid of arrest over independence - report

MADRID (Reuters) - The leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said he was not afraid of being arrested for organising a banned referendum on the region's independence from Spain, which went ahead on Sunday despite Madrid using force to try to stop people voting.


Posted 2017/10/05 09:48:51

Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.


Posted 2017/10/05 09:39:03

UK car sales set for first annual decline since 2011 after September slump

LONDON (Reuters) - British new car registrations on Thursday appeared on course for their first annual fall since 2011 after a 9.3 percent tumble in September, a month which normally accounts for around 15 percent of demand.


Posted 2017/10/05 09:20:00

Giant python fried up after fight with villagers

An "unbelievably huge" python ended up being fried for a village feast after biting off more than it could chew when it attacked a security guard in Indonesia.

Posted 2017/10/05 09:05:00

Italian regulator says taking action against Ryanair over flight cancellations

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's civil aviation authority said on Thursday it was preparing to impose sanctions on Ryanair over its handling of mass cancellations of flights last month.


Posted 2017/10/05 09:01:16