Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

Image copyright Getty Images The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed. The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. A statement from her publicist said: “The lead singer with the Irish […]

Syria war: Turkey denounces US ‘terror army’ plan for border

Syria war: Turkey denounces US ‘terror army’ plan for border

Image copyright AFP Image caption About half of the border force will be made up of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters Key powers involved in Syria’s civil war have criticised US plans to help an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong “border security force”. Turkey’s president vowed to “suffocate” efforts to begin training members of […]

France’s ‘Black Widow of the Riviera’ tried over poisonings

France’s ‘Black Widow of the Riviera’ tried over poisonings

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police say Ms Dagorn allegedly asked her victims for money, or to name her in their wills A woman who has been dubbed “the Black Widow of the Riviera” has gone on trial in the south of France, accused of seducing and poisoning four elderly men – two of whom […]

Elderly Germans lose bingo in legal scare

Elderly Germans lose bingo in legal scare

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption No large sums changed hands at the German bingo evenings (archive pic) A care home provider in Cologne has suspended its popular bingo evenings for the elderly because it does not have a licence for gambling. An accountant said SBK-Köln’s bingo evenings could be illegal, after spotting that a […]

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Spain is now set to become the world’s second most visited destination Spain is set to replace the US as the world’s second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Overall, the number of international tourist arrivals grew 7% […]

RAF intercepts Russian bombers near UK ‘area of interest’

RAF intercepts Russian bombers near UK ‘area of interest’

Image copyright MOD Image caption The RAF has previously intercepted Russian bombers flying over the North Sea, including this operation from 2015 Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea as they were approaching a UK “area of interest”, the RAF has confirmed. Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled […]

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

Image copyright AFP Image caption Catherine Deneuve has been in more than 100 films in a career spanning decades The French actress Catherine Deneuve has apologised to victims of sexual assault after signing an open letter that argued the campaign against sexual harassment had gone too far. She said she was sorry if she had […]

Twelve hurt in Russia knife fight at Perm school

Twelve hurt in Russia knife fight at Perm school

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emergency services rushed to the school to deal with the fight Eleven children and a teacher were wounded in Russia when a knife fight broke out at a school in Perm, a city 1,000km (620 miles) east of Moscow. The victims were slashed when they tried to separate two teenage […]

Portsmouth restaurant delivers takeaway curry to France

An Indian restaurant has chartered a private plane to deliver curry to 30 expats in France. The 500-mile journey from Lee-on-the-Solent in Hampshire to Bordeaux was completed on Saturday. Faz Ahmed, from Southsea’s Akash restaurant, said they still honoured the business’s policy of free delivery on orders over £12. Video Journalist: Ben Moore Portsmouth restaurant […]

Spartak Moscow: Black players say there is ‘no racism’ at Russian club

Spartak Moscow: Black players say there is ‘no racism’ at Russian club

A tweet by Spartak Moscow on Saturday Spartak Moscow players described as “chocolates melting in the sun” by the Russian team’s Twitter account have said “there is no racism” at the club. The post accompanied a video, filmed by defender Georgi Dzhikiya, that showed three black players training in sunny conditions. It has since been […]