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June 25, 2017 8:34 AM In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival

The Islamic world has begun marking the holiday which ends the Ramadan fast. Egypt and other Arab countries began celebrating on Sunday, based on an official sighting of the new moon. This is a street scene in the Egyptian village of Dalgamon, 120km (75 miles) north of Cairo. Families in the Egyptian village of Dalgamon made a traditional visit to the cemetery 5

June 25, 2017 6:24 AM Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills at least 123

At least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East, local officials say. A crowd had gathered reportedly to collect fuel leaking from the overturned vehicle when it caught fire. Dozens are being treated in hospital. Unconfirmed reports suggest the tanker had been speeding when it overturned 4

June 25, 2017 12:47 AM Wealthy Tory councillor, 38, who was in charge of the Grenfell Tower refurbishment FLEES his £1.3million home after 'receiving threats from angry residents'

The wealthy Tory councillor who was in charge of the Grenfell Tower refurbishment has fled his £1.3million home after allegedly receiving threats from angry residents. Rock Feilding-Mellen, who is deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council and the cabinet member for housing, was seen leaving his house with a suitcase and holdall on Saturday 4

June 24, 2017 7:42 PM Major crash shuts A377 near Exeter for five hours as man airlifted with serious injuries

A major route into Exeter was shut for five hours this afternoon, as police crash scene investigators set to work following a serious crash between a motorcycle and a car. Emergency services, including a Devon Air Ambulance helicopter, were called at 3.20pm to Langford Road, Newton St Cyres, on the A377. According to an eyewitness, a black Yamaha motorcycle 5

June 24, 2017 11:50 AM Days left to join the Great British Bee Count

GARDENERS, dog walkers and nature lovers in Oxfordshire have been urged to join the last few days of the Great British Bee Count. More than 15,000 people across the UK have already recorded 280,000 bees as part of the Friends of the Earth citizen science survey. And nature lovers still have until Friday, June 30, to ‘join the buzz’. One of the bees already 5

June 24, 2017 11:25 AM Fiji defeat Scotland in Suva

Scotland’s mission to finish their summer tour unbeaten failed as they lost 27-22 to Fiji in Suva. The Scots won the try count by three to two but their discipline was poor and they were ripped apart by the brilliant handling of Leone Nakarawa and five penalties from fly-half Ben Volavola. Scotland’s handling in the steady drizzle let them down until 4

June 24, 2017 9:29 AM Iran, Qatar voice support for Saudi after Mecca suicide bombing

Both Iran and Qatar on Saturday voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca despite their severed ties. "Iran... as always expresses its readiness to assist and cooperate with other countries to confront these criminals, who deal death and ignorantly spread hate," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi 3

June 24, 2017 9:17 AM The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85. Pakistani troops leave after a shootout with militants on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Security forces raided a militant 3

June 24, 2017 2:46 AM 'Boyhood' actress gets deferred sentence for drug charge

WACO, Texas (AP) - A 24-year-old actress from the Oscar-nominated movie "Boyhood" has been given a three-year deferred sentence for a drug possession charge in Texas. Lorelei Grace Linklater will have no conviction on her record if she completes her probation successfully under sentencing terms. She was arrested in May 2016 on Interstate 35 near Waco after 3

June 24, 2017 12:27 AM World Digest: June 23, 2017

Saudi security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on Friday, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshipers and security forces at the mosque 8