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Encrypted messaging service Signal appears to be offline for some users, blaming ‘technical difficulties’ and promising restored service. Millions of new users recently flocked to the app, promoted by Elon Musk...
The German memorial at former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald had to issue a bizarre warning, telling people to respect the dead, as some apparently went for sled rides over the mass...
The German doctor at the center of a ring that helped athletes to make blood transfusions in a bid to enhance their performance at competitions has been jailed for four years...
Joe Biden’s transition team has picked David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, to reprise his role and help smooth things out for his future boss, career diplomat and...
Ukrainian tennis star Dayana Yastremska has caused controversy after being filmed dancing on board a chartered flight to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open - despite being provisionally suspended for a...
The French government has announced that it will begin refusing entry to non-EU travellers who use quick, readily available Covid-19 tests, which deliver results in minutes, before traveling to the country. ...
Underperforming Premier League giants Arsenal shocked viewers by playing Kurt Angle's anthem, 'You Suck', midway through a dismal match at their London home - and the wrestling icon said he wished...
The rumor mill around Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's future has gone into overdrive after UFC boss Dana White posted a clip of the pair ushering each other into a meeting room...
The US Department of Justice has said it is “initiating a review” of its own procedures and possible failings following the storming of the US Capitol last week by Trump supporters,...
Six EU governments have written to the bloc’s executive to call for action as deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech are being delayed, while supply issues have also been reported...
Web operators in Hong Kong have been warned they face being blocked by the region’s domain registrar under a new policy banning “inappropriate content,” including any deemed illegal or “disruptive to...
Chinese swimming star Sun Yang's eight-year doping ban has been wiped out - for now - after one of the judges involved in his case was found to have tweeted anti-Chinese...
The lawyer for Jacob Chansley, dubbed the ‘QAnon Shaman’, has claimed his client entered the US Capitol at President Donald Trump’s “invitation” and a pardon would be “honorable.” ...
Protestant evangelist Franklin Graham has taken a harsh stance against the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump, comparing the “betrayal” to that of Judas turning on...
President Erdogan said he hopes the Biden administration will move to resolve tensions between Ankara and Washington over the purchase of a Russian missile system. The US halted delivery of F-35s...
US tech and health behemoths have joined forces to roll out yet another Covid-19 vaccination passport, dangling a return to international travel but raising more questions about the future of privacy. ...
Two-time major winner Angel Cabrera has been arrested in connection with assault charges leveled against him back home in Argentina, according to reports from Reuters. A federal police...
Aussie tennis ace Bernard Tomic has angrily claimed he “risked his life” and does not need the money after reaching the Australian Open - earning emotional congratulations from ‘Love Island’ star...
Established Indian news anchor Nidhi Razdan has filed a police complaint claiming she was duped into quitting her job for an offer to join Harvard University as an Associate Professor of...
Emails related to the vaccine evaluation process were leaked following a December hacking attack on the EMA, the European drug regulator, the agency said, adding that data was “manipulated” to undermine...
Marathon race the Dakar rally has witnessed yet more danger and drama after a truck driven by Anton Shibalov, of the victorious Russian Kamaz-Master team, hit an organizers' helicopter in mid-air...
A leading virologist has warned that a mutant strain of Covid-19 from Brazil has been detected in the UK amid fears the virus’ mutations could have an impact on the effectiveness...
The Dutch government led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte collectively resigned on Friday, following a report that blamed the cabinet for the mismanagement of childcare subsidies. Rutte said...
Russian sambo specialist and former protege of the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Eldar Eldarov, is all set to take center stage as Brave Combat Federation holds its first big MMA event in...
Friday's official weigh-ins for the first UFC event of 2021 were particularly poignant for one fighter, as Argentina's Santiago Ponzinibbio made weight before paying tribute to recently-departed football legend Diego Maradona. ...
The UK government has denied a report saying that it is planning to curtail workers’ rights in order to appease Tory MPs and save administrative costs after Brexit. ...
Tourist traffic to Thailand has plummeted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the kingdom is introducing a visitor tax to help pay Covid-19 costs and is being urged to legalize gambling to stop its spread in underground Every visitor to Thailand...
A building that used to host people seeking asylum in Germany is being converted into a “corona jail,” a detention facility for people who repeatedly violate quarantine, the German tabloid Bild...
The Dakar Rally is mourning the loss of French rider Pierre Cherpin, who tragically passed away after a horror crash during the seventh stage of the endurance race in Saudi Arabia. ...
Returning UFC provocateur Conor McGregor has been mocked by fans after spending a reported $2 million on a watch that opens up to show two people having sex, bought as one...
An anti-disinformation campaign by the National Health Service is warning that language and cultural barriers are allowing fake news to cause black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals to reject the...
Some 150,000 records stored in UK police databases have been deleted due to a computer bug in an embarrassing development for the nation that supposedly took back control after finally parting...
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the country could lift Covid-19 restrictions by summer once the Chinese-made vaccine is cleared for use. Hungarian officials have complained that the EU vaccine...
Premier League legend Didier Drogba has reluctantly announced on social media that his marriage is over, ending his relationship of more than 20 years after a mysterious video of him in...
The UK transport minister has said there is confidence within the scientific community that existing vaccines will be effective against the new variant of Covid found in Brazil, after Britain banned...
The Pentagon said it will reinforce its zero-tolerance policy towards white supremacists and violent extremists after a crowd of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol last week. ...
The outgoing Trump administration is using its final days to further escalate tensions with Beijing as it blacklists more Chinese firms, including one of the biggest global smartphone makers, Xiaomi, and...
OPEC’s major output cut may be a lifeline for US shale, which is struggling under the weight of the new pandemic world order. Frenemies at lastOPEC and the...
Max Holloway is all set for the main event spotlight at the UFC's first show of 2021, but it's the main headlining next weekend at UFC 257 that he'd love to...
The UK will ban all travel from South America and Portugal from 4am GMT on Friday after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in Brazil, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said...
Mexico said it will not prosecute former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, whose arrest by the US on drug trafficking charges led to diplomatic tensions between the countries. “It...
At least 13 people have died in Norway due to side effects of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, the national medicines regulator has revealed. All were frail and elderly people who had...
Russian gold and foreign currency holdings have increased to a total of $597.4 billion as of January 8, according to the latest data released by the country’s central bank. ...
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has expressed his concern that the capital is not getting enough coronavirus vaccines, as the city’s healthcare system battles against soaring Covid-19 hospitalisations. The NHS has...
With less than a week left before the inauguration of Joe Biden, Washington is getting ready for the event with 15,000 members of the national guard in the streets of the...
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey has suggested plans for a far-reaching crackdown on his social media site in footage reportedly leaked by a company insider, implying the purge campaign would extend well...
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, killing over two dozen people and injuring hundreds, while scores of houses and a major medical facility were reduced to rubble. ...
Scores of military hardware, including what is said to be a new version of North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missile, touted as the world’s most potent, were shown off in a grandiose...
Allegations that the Nord Stream 2 project’s implementation could lead to Europe’s over-reliance on Russian energy supplies are groundless, says a member of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD), Jochen Schulte. ...
New York Attorney General Letitia James has sued the New York Police Department over its allegedly long-standing pattern of abuse deployed against protesters, focusing on the response to last year’s George...