World

World

Colombia's former Farc rebel chief 'Timochenko' to run for president

For most Colombians, former rebel chief Rodrigo Londoño – better known by his wartime alias “Timochenko” – is more commonly associated with kidnappings and bomb attacks than voter polling and stumping on the...

HSBC investigated over fund transfers in South Africa corruption row

A British bank, believed to be HSBC, is being investigated over claims it ignored “suspicious” transactions linked to the Gupta corruption investigation in South Africa. Speaking in the House of Lords on Wednesday, two...

Miss Peru contestants accuse country of not measuring up on gender violence

It was that moment in the beauty pageant where the contestants come forward, introduce themselves and then announce their bust, waist and hip measurements. But in the opening segment of Sunday night’s televised...

Sony brings its AI-infused robotic dog Aibo back from the dead

Pets are great, but in our modern hectic lives it’s increasingly difficult to give them the love and attention they deserve without paying someone else to do it. But what if you never...

Amsterdammers v tourists: 'It's worst when they throw up in your plant box'

Last weekend, Els Iping caught a group of male tourists ripping out the shrub in front of her house in the centre of Amsterdam. They were wearing pink dresses and they were very...

'We feel safe': defiant New Yorkers parade on Halloween despite truck attack

Hours after a terror attack, tens of thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Manhattan for a Halloween parade, and even those dressed as chickens said they were not afraid. “The police took care...

Russia blamed for attack on Chechen pair who fought with Ukrainians

Ukrainian officials said they believed either Russian secret services or pro-Kremlin Chechen assassins were behind an attack on a Chechen man accused of plotting to kill Vladimir Putin. The Chechen man, Adam Osmayev, who...

White House defends Kelly's civil war remarks and calls criticism 'outrageous'

The White House on Tuesday stood by chief of staff John Kelly’s defense of Confederate monuments and his assertion that a failure to compromise led to the American civil war. In an interview with...

Facebook, Google and Twitter grilled by Congress over Russian meddling – live

8.19pm GMT20:19 Senator Patrick Leahy says “I hear a lot of johnny-come-latelys.” There’s a lot that I think you could have done earlier, he says. He bets that the companies made lots of add...

Satellite eye on Earth: September 2017 – in pictures

A potentially harmful algal bloom covered more than 700 square miles in the western basin of Lake Erie in late September, turning the lake bright green and alarming residents and local officials. Blooms...

Vegan Advise

The three illegal weapons bought over Amazon.co.uk

Pepper pistol The Guardian Angel II is advertised for sale on Amazon.co.uk as a “handy animal deterrent model gun”, priced at £36.73, dispatched and...