Iran protests: at least 450 arrested in northern province | Iran

At least 450 people have been arrested in Mazandaran, a northern province of Iran, during the last 10 days of protests, according to the province’s chief prosecutor. Protests sparked by the death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini have spread across the country. They have been met with internet shutdowns and violent repression. The … Read more

Shinzo Abe funeral: world figures fly in to political storm over state service for Japan former PM | Japan

The US vice-president, Kamala Harris, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, and British foreign secretary, James Cleverly, will be among foreign dignitaries arriving in Japan to attend a state funeral for the assassinated former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, despite strong public opposition to the ceremony. They will be among about 700 people from overseas, including … Read more

Storm Ian strengthens into hurricane as Florida and Cuba forecast to be in path | World News

Tropical storm Ian has strengthened into a hurricane set to unleash significant winds, flash floods and mudslides in Florida, Cuba and Jamaica, weather experts have warned. The weather system is about 90 miles (150km) southwest of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean Sea, according to the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) … Read more

Trump says what he really thinks about Mitch McConnell: ‘The Old Crow’s a piece of s***’

Donald Trump has condemned Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as “a piece of s***” and accused other Republican senators of treating him like a “schmuck”. In excerpts from a new book published in The Atlantic on Sunday, Mr Trump said he had hoped Mr McConnell would act with “strength” to protect him from criticism and … Read more

Melbourne rollercoaster accident: Brother of woman critical condition recently died double tragedy

Shylah Rodden sustained horrific injuries in a rollercoaster accident in Melbourne on Sunday  The family of a young woman in critical condition after a horror rollercoaster incident were recently hit by another tragic loss – with her brother losing his life about two months earlier. Shylah Rodden, 26, remains in an intensive care unit after … Read more

Weather tracker: how did Hurricane Fiona maintain intensity so far north? | Hurricane Fiona

Late last week, Canada’s Atlantic coast was hit by Hurricane Fiona, with maximum sustained winds in the region of 90mph (145km/h). Hurricanes rarely maintain such an intensity that far north. Why? Hurricanes are fuelled by high sea surface temperatures (SSTs), and ideally high sea temperatures over a large depth. As you move away from the … Read more

Vladimir Putin sending newly-mobilised troops to their slaughter in Ukraine, says UK

V ladimir Putin is sending newly-mobilised troops to their slaughter in Ukraine with little training before they are deployed, British defence chiefs said on Monday. They warned these troops were likely to suffer a “high attrition rate” after being despatched to fight in Ukraine with “minimal relevant preparation”. They stressed that the Russian army faced … Read more

Putin ‘deeply mourns’ death of seven Russian schoolchildren, killed by gunman wearing swastika t-shirt

At least 13 people have been killed after a gunman with a swastika on his t-shirt, opened fire at a school in the western Russian city of Izhevsk. Among the dead were seven children, said police. Two teachers and two security guards were also killed. Another 21 people were injured. Those wounded include 14 children, … Read more

Trump news latest: QAnon salute reminiscent of Nazi rallies, says Hillary Clinton ahead of new Jan 6 hearing

Former US president Donald Trump claims he can declassify top secret documents just ‘by thinking about it’ Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has likened Donald Trump’s supporters to those who supported the Nazi party following a single finger salute at a recent rally held by the former president. Ms Clinton, who was speaking at … Read more