October 18, 2018 10:20 AM 'Mad cow disease' in Aberdeenshire farm after BSE confirmed
A case of BSE - so-called mad cow disease - has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said a movement ban was now in place on the unnamed farm. Investigations are under way to identify the origin of the disease - the first in Scotland in 10 years - which was found after an animal died. Chief Veterinary Officer 42
October 18, 2018 8:42 AM In pictures: 'Eye of Istanbul' photographer Ara Guler dies at 90
One of Turkey's best known photojournalists, Ara Guler, has died at the age of 90. Nicknamed The Eye of Istanbul, Ara Guler chronicled the city with melancholic black-and-white pictures taken mostly with a Leica camera. He died in hospital in Istanbul on Wednesday after suffering heart failure, Anadolu news agency said. Guler, who was born to ethnic 64
October 16, 2018 12:30 AM World War 3: Iranian embassy in Turkey on HIGH ALERT after ISIS suicide bomb threat
THE IRANIAN embassy in Ankara has been put on high alert after an individual who claimed to have links to ISIS threatened to launch a possible suicide bomb attack. Turkish media claimed the Iranian envoy to Turkey was evacuated after the threat was made. However, the Iranian ambassador called these claims false and a complete fabrication 33
October 15, 2018 2:54 PM BBC Weather forecast: Travel WARNING as 'murky' fog to bring MISERABLE weather to UK
BBC Weather forecasters predicted a “murky” and misty evening as a weather front pushes its way across the UK. A BBC meteorologist said that mist and fog from a weather front could see a “claggy” start to Tuesday with poor visibility in some areas, although the worst of the rain should end by this evening. BBC forecasters said: “We’ve had a weather front 27
October 10, 2018 11:36 AM Somalia's al-Shabab says it has killed British spy
Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying - one of them for the UK. According to a jihadi website, he had admitted giving information to British intelligence services about al-Shabab supporters living in the UK. The five men, aged between 22 and 36, were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under 53
October 10, 2018 1:20 AM World War 3: China to send MEGA-DRONES to Pakistan DAYS AFTER Russia-India arms deal
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin “are unanimous in strengthening multi-polarity and multilateralism in the rapidly changing world”. The Pakistani air force's Sherdils Aerobatic Team first announced on Sunday the state-run Pakistan Aeronautical Complex company and China's government-owned 58
October 9, 2018 8:50 PM Hurricane Michael: TORNADO threat as huge storm bears down on Florida
HURRICANE Michael is forecast to bring a series life-threatening hazards including torrential rain and fierce winds when it hits Florida but officials have also warned the huge storm could also trigger dangerous tornados. Michael is currently a Category 2 hurricane but is forecast to intensify as it bears down on the US - and could make landfall as a major 63
October 9, 2018 9:20 AM Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'
Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is "weeks" away from its first trip into space. "We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," the firm's founder and chief executive told news website CNBC. He said the firm would be taking people into space "not too long after" 47
October 6, 2018 8:48 PM Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'was killed inside Saudi consulate'
Jamal Khashoggi disappeared four days ago after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. An official, speaking to Reuters news agency, said Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated murder and his body removed from the consulate. They said: "The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi 39
October 5, 2018 7:43 AM Japan earthquake: Will there be a tsunami after POWERFUL 5.2 earthquake hits Hokkaido?
A JAPANESE island has been rocked by a 5.2-magnitude earthquake. But will there be a tsunami after the powerful earthquake hit Hokkaido? The US Geological Survey recorded the quake at 8.58am local time (12.58am BST). The earthquake struck 73 miles south east of Sapporo, Japan’s fifth largest city and d37 kilometres east of the city of Tomakomai. A woman 51