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GE17: No electronic voter registration for Northern Ireland

GE17: No electronic voter registration for Northern Ireland

Image copyright UK GOVERNMENT Electronic voter registration will not be in place in Northern Ireland for the snap general election on 8 June. Legislation to bring in the registration was passed in December but the systems are not in place yet. The Electoral Office has said it hopes to be able to introduce it in […]

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties

Image copyright PA Labour will “never, ever apologise” for the closeness of its ties with the trade unions, Jeremy Corbyn will say. The party’s leader is due to address the Scottish Trades Union Congress in Aviemore on Monday. Labour has only one MP in Scotland, having lost 40 seats to the SNP at the last […]

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Soldiers were targeted at an army base in Mazar-e-Sharif Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff have resigned in the wake of a Taliban attack that left scores of soldiers dead, the presidential palace says. The attack happened on Friday at an army base near Mazar-e Sharif. Insurgents targeted […]

Voodoo rebels

Voodoo rebels

Image caption The latest conflict began when the government refused to recognise a traditional chief A new conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has seen hundreds killed, a million displaced and the reported recruitment of thousands of child soldiers. The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga has gained rare access to central Kasai region to report on […]

Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boy would have driven along roads like this one, outside Broken Hill A 12-year-old boy who was apparently trying to drive across Australia has been stopped by police 1,300km (800 miles) into his journey. The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in the New South Wales outback […]

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in just under two weeks’ time Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political outsider, having […]

Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

Venezuela's President Maduro calls for talks with opposition

Image copyright AFP Image caption The latest protests were on Saturday and another march is planned for Monday Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called for talks to resume with the opposition. He also said he wanted local elections to take place. His comments came as another large demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks […]

Fake or Not: Candice Swanepoel

Fake or Not: Candice Swanepoel   It’s a fake or not? We checked the photo. Please see result below!   It’s a 100% fake. Original photo Unknown model by David Dubnitskiy    If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.    For the full HQ photo set […]

Fake or Not: Candice Swanepoel

Fake or Not: Candice Swanepoel   It’s a fake or not? We checked the photo. Please see result below!   It’s a 100% fake. Original photo Unknown model by David Dubnitskiy    If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.    For the full HQ photo set […]

Navy officer Michael Samwell’s car theft death ‘beyond criminal’

Navy officer Michael Samwell’s car theft death ‘beyond criminal’

Image copyright GMP Image caption Michael Samwell served in the Royal Navy for 10 years The death of an ex-Royal Navy officer who confronted intruders breaking into his home has been described by police as “more than criminal”. Michael Samwell, 35, is believed to have been run over by his own car in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater […]