News: World

More than 75 girls sent home from school after staff said their trousers were 'too TIGHT'

Tuesday  11:46,   28 february 2017

Some young pupils aged from 11 to 16 were also told their skirts were not long enough, parents claimed .Mums of students who were told to go home from Smith’s Wood Sports College said they were due to sit important GCSEs in just nine weeks.One[...]

Nine injured after Rio carnival float collapses

Tuesday  10:51,   28 february 2017

Nine people were injured in Brazil Tuesday during the fourth round of samba parades when the platform of a float collapsed under the weight of dancers. The incident happened around 3:00 am during the Unidos da Tijuca parade in Rio de Janeiro's [...]

Trump says Obama is helping to organize protests against his presidency

Tuesday  10:18,   28 february 2017
The Washington Post

In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump says, “I think he is behind it. I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is.” A spokesman for Obama did not immediately reply to a request for comment.Trump has lambasted the town-hall demonstrators[...]

Small plane crashes into homes; at least 4 dead

Tuesday  09:05,   28 february 2017

At least four people were killed and two more injured when a small plane crashed into homes and sparked a fire in Southern California Monday evening. The plane was carrying five people — a husband, wife and three teenagers, all believed to be[...]

Police storm London train as mass brawl erupts after row over bagels

Tuesday  08:51,   28 february 2017
Evening Standard

Police stormed a rowdy train from London after a mass brawl was apparently sparked by a row over bagels . Footage from the late-night service from King's Cross showed chaos break out in a carriage in the early hours of Sunday morning. The video[...]

Life after Guantanamo: A tale of two Afghan friends

Tuesday  08:07,   28 february 2017

Two Afghan friends were incarcerated together at Guantanamo Bay, but they chose starkly divergent paths after release.Haji Ghalib and Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, whose friendship coalesced around a shared love for poetry, were scooped up in the[...]

Bahamas' swimming pigs found dead 'after tourists give them rum'

Tuesday  08:07,   28 february 2017
The Independent

Several of the Bahamas’ famous swimming pigs have died after tourists reportedly fed them beer and rum .Seven of the animals were found dead in seas off the country’s Exuma Cays, leading the government to ban visitors from feeding the porcine[...]

Obama for French president petition reaches 40K

Tuesday  08:07,   28 february 2017
Sky News

A petition aiming to persuade Barack Obama to run for the French presidency in 2017 has been signed by more than 40,000 people. A website was set up a week ago to gather signatures as part of a campaign that has now been widely publicised.It comes[...]

HILLARY CLINTON: Trump 'must step up & speak out' on hate crimes'

Tuesday  07:05,   28 february 2017
Business Insider Australia

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter Monday to ask President Donald Trump to speak out on a recent killing in Kansas City that is being investigated by law enforcement as a hate crime. "With threats & hate crimes on rise, we shouldn't have to tell @POTUS [...]

US House intelligence chair says no evidence of Trump ties to Russia

Tuesday  06:35,   28 february 2017

Democrats and Republicans have descended into a partisan feud over a probe into Trump campaign ties to Russia. Democrats accuse Republicans of obstructing the investigation. The Republican head of a congressional committee investigating alleged[...]

Wave of bomb threats against US Jewish centres after cemetery attacked

Tuesday  05:21,   28 february 2017
France 24

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and[...]

Rescuers save drowning boy at Hawaii beach

Tuesday  04:30,   28 february 2017

A young boy was lucky to escape drowning when he ventured into rough seas at Hawaii's famous North Shore on Sunday. Ryon Kim, 8, and his family were visiting the landmark Sunset Beach on the island with his family from South Korea, reports[...]

Russia's Mysterious Cyber Treason Case Just Got Even Sketchier

Tuesday  01:21,   28 february 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Late last year, top cybersecurity investigators from a private firm and Russian intelligence were arrested in dramatic fashion. One was dragged out of a meeting with a bag over his head. All were disappeared. Details were scarce at the time, but[...]

Trump's war on the media is inspiring copycats outside the US

Tuesday  01:21,   28 february 2017
Business Insider Australia

President Donald Trump's attacks on the US media have sent shivers through the public at home, but in at least one other country, government officials are imitating Trump's aggressive stance toward the journalism. President Donald[...]

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge

Tuesday  00:51,   28 february 2017

Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul's five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq's second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes. Maj. Gen Thamir[...]