US orders diplomats’ families to leave embassy in Ukraine as war fears mount

The United States’ Department of State has ordered the families of all American personnel at the US Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid the heightened fears of an imminent Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the US Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. Non-essential embassy staff… Continue reading US orders diplomats’ families to leave embassy in Ukraine as war fears mount

Adele postpones Las Vegas residency because of delivery delays and Covid

Adele has postponed the start of her Las Vegas residency because the show is not ready, having been “absolutely destroyed” by delivery delays and coronavirus. The award-winning singer said she and her production team had tried “absolutely everything” to pull the show together in time but that it had been “impossible”. In an emotional post… Continue reading Adele postpones Las Vegas residency because of delivery delays and Covid

Cool Runnings returns – Jamaican four-man bobsleigh team reaches Olympics for first time in 24 years

When the Jamaican bobsleigh team first qualified for the Olympics it was such a momentous occasion it sparked a hit movie. The 1993 film Cool Runnings starred actor John Candy and told the story of how the team overcame all the odds to take up their place at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. But… Continue reading Cool Runnings returns – Jamaican four-man bobsleigh team reaches Olympics for first time in 24 years

World news: what’s making the headlines today

Japan Today is reporting that about 1,000 women took part in an annual New Year archery event for new adults at Sanjusangendo, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, yesterday (Sunday). The event was held without spectators because of coronavirus. The archery tournament (kyudo in Japanese) involves the women shooting at a metre-wide target 60 metres away.… Continue reading World news: what’s making the headlines today

Man takes four hostages at Texas synagogue in bid to release Pakistani scientist

At least four hostages were held at a Texas synagogue by a man demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist convicted of trying to kill US army officers in Afghanistan. The Colleyville Police Department tweeted on Saturday afternoon it was conducting Swat operations at the address of Congregation Beth Israel, north-east of Fort Worth. At… Continue reading Man takes four hostages at Texas synagogue in bid to release Pakistani scientist

Pacific tsunami warning: US urges people to get away from the shore after undersea volcano erupts near Tonga

An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. A tsunami advisory was in effect for Hawaii and the US Pacific coast. There were no reports of injuries or the extent of the damage as… Continue reading Pacific tsunami warning: US urges people to get away from the shore after undersea volcano erupts near Tonga

Amazed archaeologists discover we were here 30,000 years earlier than we first thought

Archaeologists were left stunned after a fossil that was discovered in 1967 have been proven to be the oldest remains of mankind. Even though the fossil, known as “Omo I” was uncovered in Ethiopia, scientists had difficulty estimating exactly how old those remains were. But an international team of experts led by Cambridge University researchers… Continue reading Amazed archaeologists discover we were here 30,000 years earlier than we first thought

Britney Spears accuses younger sister of promoting new memoir ‘at my expense’

Britney Spears has accused her sister Jamie Lynn Spears of using a recent television interview to sell her new book “at my expense”. The Toxic singer, 40, said her younger sister “never had to work for anything” and that she had always been “the bigger person”. It comes following an interview the actress gave to… Continue reading Britney Spears accuses younger sister of promoting new memoir ‘at my expense’

New drone armed with assault and sniper rifles as well as grenades

A terrifying new gun-toting drone called the SMASH Dragon can fire assault and sniper rifles. It can also throw 40mm grenades – and Israeli-based Smart Shooter say the system features combat-proven technology that ensures “precise target elimination.” A spokesperson for the company explained: “Extremely lightweight and therefore allowing long mission endurance, SMASH Dragon integrates a… Continue reading New drone armed with assault and sniper rifles as well as grenades

Allies ‘must prepare for worst’ says UK Defence Secretary as Russia troops amass at Ukraine border

The Defence Secretary has said Allies must “prepare for the worst” in crunch diplomatic talks with Russia as he vowed that Britain would “stand up to bullies” amid fears of an invasion into Ukraine. Ben Wallace, speaking at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, said distance should “not deter Britain”… Continue reading Allies ‘must prepare for worst’ says UK Defence Secretary as Russia troops amass at Ukraine border