Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and months in Turkey’s terrifying Agri prison, to carving out a life in Europe, Annahita Parsan’s life story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie.


Kanye West shouts out a name for third baby as reporters hound him for news of a moniker for Kim Kardashian's newborn daughter

Kanye West has offered up a possible name for third baby [Getty] The Yeezy designer and his wife Kim Kardashian West welcomed a baby daughter into the world via surrogate on Monday (15 Jan 2018). The couple are famous for giving their children unusua

United States

Facebook selfie showing murder weapon helps convict killer

Police discovered the weapon used to murder a Canadian teen in a photo she took with her friend.


British man has decades-old theft conviction cleared after Googling arresting officer's name

A British man’s decades-old theft conviction from the 1970s was overturned Wednesday after he Googled his arresting officer’s name and discovered he committed a similar crime.


U.S. tour groups call warnings about travel to Cuba baseless; vow to continue taking Americans to island

Dozens of U.S. groups that organize trips to Cuba say they are continuing to take Americans to the island despite an urging by the U.S. State Department that people reconsider their plans to visit there.


US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a cash shortage like it has repeatedly warned abo

Showbiz & TV

What is Jay-Z’s net worth, has he cheated on Beyonce and is he nominated for the Grammys 2018?

JAY-Z is one of the richest musicians in the world and he and his wife Beyonce are one of the most influential power couples in the world. The 4:44 and Black Album rapper has just been nominated for eight 2018 Grammy Awards – here’s the lowd


White House attacks Republican senator after he likens Trump to Stalin

He's 'looking for some attention', the White House said about Senator Jeff Flake

Life & Style

How an Accra-Based Art Gallery is Bringing Ghanaian Contemporary Art to The Global Stage

"Accra is developing at an exponential rate, ‘cause there is so much talent and the world is starting to watch.”


Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer team

A soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad.


Largest known underwater cave on Earth discovered in Mexico; holds clues to Mayan civilization

A team of experts in Mexico has discovered two linked underwater caverns that are more than 4,000 years old and form the largest known such cave on earth.


Pickup, train collision in Mexico kills 5, injures 10

Authorities in central Mexico say a crash involving a pickup truck and a train has killed five people and injured 10 more, including six children.


Donald Trump one year on: How the Twitter President changed social media and the country's top office

Mr Trump has weaponised Twitter, using it not just to reach the masses but to control the news agenda through bluster and distraction


Thousands of migrants packed into Greek island

As the E.U. struggles to find a solution to waves of migrants coming into the continent from the Middle East and Africa, migrants are being held in limbo on a Greek island.


Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

The group was reportedly travelling in two separate vehicles to the capital of Abuja.

Top News

Blast by 4 female suicide bombers in Nigeria leaves 10 dead

Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.


Boy makes miraculous recovery after diesel can explodes in his face

He suffered devastating injuries and stopped breathing twice.


UN presents new proposals on Greece-Macedonia name dispute

A U.N. mediator says he presented new proposals to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the Balkan nation's name and should know within two months whether progress can be made.


An arms race is building between China and its neighbours as the world focuses on Trump and North Korea spat

While Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un traded public insults, Beijing has been quietly bolstering its military presence on islands in the South China Sea


Republican governor tells Republicans to 'wake up' after Democrats win big in Wisconsin

'This may be just one contest for the state legislature in Wisconsin', one expert says, 'but it is part of a larger pattern we have observed over the last year'


Inter Milan have made an approach to take Daniel Sturridge on loan

DANIEL STURRIDGE could be heading to Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season. It’s a possible move that could be right up the former Chelsea striker’s street. For Sturridge, 28, is desperate for top-class football to reinforce his fad


Pope Francis urges end to Chile's Mapuche conflict

Pope Francis appeals for unity on a visit to the heartland of Chile's longest-running conflict.


Tropical Cyclone Berguitta bears down on Mauritius as airport and port are closed amid "direct threat" to island

Thousands of islanders have scrambled to shelters as authorities declared a class III alert for the category three storm which is due to "pass very close to" the Indian Ocean nation tomorrow

United States

Canada professor on leave after 'mocking' student with anxiety

The professor is accused of calling a student with severe anxiety "annoying".

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