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November 15, 2017 11:59 PM Pictured: Australian UN diplomat, 30, plunges to his death from his Manhattan apartment while playing a bizarre drunken 'trust game' with a friend after celebrating same-sex marriage 'Yes' vote

An Australian diplomat who died after falling from a New York balcony after a night out celebrating the 'Yes' vote for same-sex marriage has been hailed as a 'fine young man' who was exceptional at his job. Julian Simpson, 30, died after falling from the seventh floor of his apartment building on Clinton Street the Lower East Side of Manhattan at around 24

November 15, 2017 11:14 PM New York joins Australia in celebrating the Yes vote for gay marriage as the Empire State Building lights up in rainbow colours

New York's empire state building was lit up in rainbow colours in a show of support for Australia's same-sex marriage survey. The bright colours glistened throughout the New York night just hours after it was revealed the country had voted 'Yes' in support of gay marriage. Social media has been flooded with photos of the landmark, as thousands praised 19

November 15, 2017 11:00 AM Which ship was being launched at Swan Hunter on the River Tyne 50 years ago?

Fifty years ago, and another busy day on the River Tyne as a Royal Navy destroyer is launched at Wallsend The Royal Navy destroyer, HMS Norfolk, is launched, having been constructed at Swan Hunter’s Wallsend yard. Across the river are the cranes of Hebburn’s Hawthorn Leslie yard and, to the right, the ballast hill. The hill was a landmark on the southern 46

November 14, 2017 5:36 PM 'Fair point Kanye!' Kim Kardashian reads husband West's mean tweet to Jimmy Kimmel on comic's birthday

And what better way to celebrate the landmark occasion, than by turning the tables and making his famed mean tweets segment all about the comic himself. Among those celebrities roped in to read out the abusive messages on Kimmel on Monday was Kim Kardashian - who shared a tweet from her husband Kanye West. The reality star certainly wasn't alone in sharing 24

November 14, 2017 4:30 PM Landmark Srebrenica trial resumes in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - The landmark trial of eight former Bosnian Serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre has resumed in Serbia following a suspension. The trial was halted in July because charges in the case had been filed when Serbia was without a chief war crimes prosecutor. The new prosecutor, Snezana Stanojkovic 12

October 31, 2017 2:20 PM Celebrities and football managers are to sue three banks and Hollywood studio Disney in landmark £100m legal action over failed tax avoidance ruse

Celebrities and world famous football managers are to sue three banks and Hollywood studio Disney in a landmark £100million legal action over a failed tax avoidance scheme. Some 780 wealthy stars, including former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, invested in the Eclipse film investment ruse which offered tax breaks. But disgruntled investors 30

October 27, 2017 2:03 PM NAB bank fined $50 MILLION by ASIC after financial regulator found its staff broke the law in rate-rigging scandal

National Australia Bank has been ordered to pay $50 million, after an investigation by the financial regulator found its staff broke the law trying to rig a key interest rate guideline. NAB announced a landmark settlement had been reached with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on Friday, following allegations its employees had rigged 23

October 26, 2017 6:25 PM Rome's Trevi fountain runs red after man pours dye in water

ROME, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The waters of Rome's Trevi Fountain, one of Italy's top tourist attractions, turned red on Thursday after a man dumped dye into the main pool, a city official said. Police detained the man responsible, a statement from the mayor's office said, as city officials assessed if there had been any damage to the 18th century landmark 23

October 26, 2017 6:40 AM Lines of famous war poem appear on White Cliffs of Dover

Lines of a renowned poem have today appeared on a Kent landmark, as part of the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal. A verse of John McCrae’s In Flanders Field, marked out in a cluster of poppies, has been emblazoned across the white cliffs of Dover. The poem was written after poppies bloomed on the battle fields of the First World War. They represent 28

October 25, 2017 3:00 PM Police officer Adam Provan denies Leeds Castle rapes

PC Adam Provan, 38, is accused of raping one woman twice in 2010 and another woman four times between April 2016 and January 2017. Three of the charges from last year relate to alleged rapes in the grounds of the landmark and tourist attraction near Maidstone. He is also charged with one count of indecent assault of a 15-year-old which allegedly took place 25