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  • 25 May

    Bees chase car for 2 days to rescue queen

    (CNN)This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander. Either way, it makes for a good tale. The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she’d …

  • 24 May

    Angelina Jolie to teach at London School of Economics

    LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress and activist Angelina Jolie has been appointed a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. The London School of Economics announced Monday that Jolie will be working with students studying for a master’s degree in Women, Peace and Security. Among others appointed to teach the course is former British Foreign Secretary William Hague. …

  • 21 May

    Suspect in custody after active shooting at the White House

    US Secret Service officers shot a male suspect near a security checkpoint close to the White House after he apparently brandished a weapon, a law enforcement source told CNN. The suspect was shot in the abdomen and taken into custody, according to two sources familiar with the incident. President Barack Obama was not at the White House, and Vice President …

  • 17 May

    Flooding caused by global warming ‘to put one billion people at risk by 2060’

    Climate change: More than a billion people will be at risk from flooding caused by climate change in just a few decades’ time, a leading charity has warned. Christian Aid says that huge numbers of people in coastal cities would exposed to rising seas, flooding, extreme weather and storm surges by 2060. The urban poor – a demographic expected to …

  • 16 May

    There will be CHAOS and WAR unless we take MORE migrants

    Angelina Jolie’s EU lecture: In the lecture today she also claimed there was a “race to the bottom” between European countries to reintroduce border controls. The American, who is an ambassador for the UN’s refugee agency, said “fear of migration” could threaten world peace, adding that “strength lies in being unafraid”. Jolie, who is the wife of actor Brad Pitt, …

  • 16 May


    Oil prices were sharply higher in North American trade on Monday, adding to strong overnight gains, after Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) said the market shifted into deficit in May due to falling production, while a disruption to supplies in Nigeria provided further support. On the ICE Futures Exchange in London, Brent oil for July delivery rose to a session peak of …

  • 11 May

    China tech workers asleep on the job ─ with the boss’s blessing

    Business is booming faster than tech start-ups can hire, forcing workers to burn the midnight oil to meet deadlines. BIJING: Dai Xiang has slept his way to the top. The 40-year-old Beijinger got his start as an engineer, pulling 72-hour shifts at a machinery company while catching naps on the floor. After a switch to the tech industry and around …

  • 9 May

    Muslim girl sent home by school in France over long skirt

    A teenage Catholic girl who converted to Islam has been banned from attending a school in the eastern Paris suburbs because her skirt is too long. The headteacher of the school in Montereau-Fault-Yonne told the 16-year-old that the length of her skirt meant that it was an “ostentatious religious symbol” – something forbidden in state schools in France since 2004. …

  • 9 May

    Plane’s landing gear damaged during emergency stop after another aircraft crosses runway

    A passenger plane damaged its landing gear when it made an emergency stop during take-off after another jet moved onto the runway. The Singapore Airlines Boeing flight to San Francisco was accelerating for takeoff at Seoul Incheon Airport in South Korea when a Korean Air Airbus flight to Saint Petersburg, Russia, unexpectedly taxied onto the runway. The Singapore Airlines plane, …

  • 9 May

    Death toll rises to 73 in Afghanistan bus, fuel tanker accident

    Kabul, Afghanistan: At least 73 people were killed and 52 others injured in Afghanistan when two passenger buses caught fire after one collided with a fuel tanker, health officials say. The incident happened early Sunday in southeast Ghazni province, provincial government spokesman Aghagul Jawid Salangi told CNN. Provincial authorities had earlier said that 52 had been killed. Salangi said the …