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  • Man charged after dead body of pensioner brought to post office in Ireland
    A man has been charged by Irish police after the body of a pensioner was brought to a post office in an alleged attempt to collect his pension. It follows the arrest of two men in their 30s yesterday as part of the ongoing investigation into the incident that took place last week. The second man has been released from custody. The man who was charged is scheduled to appear before Kilkenny...
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  • ‘We won’t panic until the Russian tanks arrive’: Ukrainians taking invasion threat in their stride
    They are taking the latest twists and turns in the diplomatic crisis over Ukraine in their stride here in the country’s capital. Kyiv feels like a city caught in a moment of time, suspended between humdrum normality and the threat of looming conflict. There are thousands of Russian troops just a few hours drive north of here but life goes on as it has for seven years now of war. Among the...
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  • Children sold for £150 to feed hungry siblings as women sell kidneys for cash: The horror of life inside Afghanistan
    Warning: This article contains distressing content. In our first few days in Herat, we’ve met whole families who’ve sold their kidneys so they can eat. In one case, three brothers and their two sisters told us they flogged their organs for around £1,150 a piece to buy food for the rest of the family. We’ve sat with a mother grieving over her toddler who starved to death....
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  • Fears grow for 850 children trapped inside seized Syria prison
    Fears are growing for hundreds of children trapped inside a prison in Syria that has been seized by Islamic State (IS) inmates. Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and US troops attempted to storm the Gweiran prison, in the city of Hassakeh, after it was seized by militants last Thursday. Around 850 children are thought to have been caught up in the clashes, which have lasted six days,...
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  • Inside the top-secret tank base that provides Ukraine’s best hope of defence against Russia
    With a soldier on board, we were given directions to drive off main roads and along snow-covered tracks to a desolate spot and await further instructions.  The soldier’s telephone rang and he was given new orders, turning us around, then taking a sharp right down another track where a car was waiting for us. As we appeared in his rear-view mirror the driver in the non-descript car...
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  • Tucker Carlson again questions why the US would side with Ukraine over Russia
    Carlson questioned why the US would not side with Russia as it appears ready to invade Ukraine. "Why is it disloyal to side with Russia but loyal to side with Ukraine?" the Fox News host asked. Russia is building up troops on Ukraine's border. Governments warn of an imminent invasion. The Fox News host Tucker Carlson again questioned why the US would side with Ukraine as Russia appears...
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  • Russia Just Laid the Trap to Start Ukraine War
    ussian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have accused Kyiv of rolling out military hardware in preparation for a strike, further stoking fears that a miscalculation could lead to war. An unnamed representative of the people's militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), which has been embroiled in conflict in the Donbas region since 2014, told RIA Novosti that...
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  • ‘I’m defending my adopted city’: Britons ready for fight against Russians after starting new lives in Ukraine
    The Ukrainian soldiers speak in whispers as they trudge through the snow and mud of their trenches, keeping low as they pass the most exposed sections, past signs warning of sniper activity. Nothing has changed here for years. The daily exchanges with Russian-backed separatists and, what the Ukrainians are certain of, professional Russian soldiers, goes on and on. Their biggest fear is Russian...
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  • West getting ready for the worst as prospect of Russian invasion grows
    With NATO bolstering its eastern flank, some UK and US embassy staff evacuating Kyiv and Britain warning of a Russian plot to install a puppet regime in Ukraine, signs of hostility seem far stronger than any signals of hope for a peaceful solution to a growing crisis with Russia. It was only last Friday that Washington and Moscow agreed to extend a series of diplomatic talks aimed at trying to...
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  • Man pleads guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith from campsite in Australia
    A 36-year-old Australian man has pleaded guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith and keeping her inside his home for more than two weeks. Terence Darrell Kelly has appeared in Carnarvon Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to a charge of child stealing. The 36-year-old could face up to 20 years in prison on a conviction of forcibly taking a child aged under 16....
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