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October 22, 2018 11:20 PM Good Country: The new virtual country with no borders

If you were to create your own country, you might think about a territory, language and passports. Simon Anholt and Madeline Hung have taken a different approach. When they launched the Good Country in September, they ditched notions of national identity and focused instead on the international interest. In the current climate of aggression and competition 5

October 22, 2018 9:36 PM Midterm elections 2018: Who will win the midterms? Who is ahead in the polls?

THE US MIDTERM elections are just two weeks away, and after a tough few months, attention is turning to how these will impact the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency. American voters will select 35 out of 100 Senators, as well as all 435 members of the House of Representatives. These Congress elections - the Senate and the House make up Congress - are crucial 6

October 22, 2018 5:26 PM Julian Cole: after five years of waiting police sacked for lying over paralysed man

Julian Cole was on night out at Elements nightclub in Bedford on May 5 2013. He was 19. Things went badly wrong. Having been asked to leave the club, which he did, Julian Cole asked for a refund. He was refused. He tried to get back into the club. A bouncer ‘took him to the ground’. Police were called. He was then “taken to the ground” – that’s a police 6

October 22, 2018 12:23 PM Julian Cole: Four Bedfordshire Police officers guilty

Four police officers involved in an incident which left a man brain damaged and paralysed have been found guilty of wrongdoing by a misconduct panel. Julian Cole was involved in a scuffle with police officers outside the former Elements nightclub in Bedford in 2013. PCs Hannah Ross, Sanjeev Kalyan and Nicholas Oates were found guilty of gross misconduct 6

October 20, 2018 9:09 AM Wimbledon gas explosion: Two hurt as front of house blown off

Two people were hurt when the front of a house in south-west London was ripped off in a gas explosion. Both floors and half of the roof of the terraced house in Haynt Walk, Wimbledon, were damaged by the explosion on Friday evening, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. No one was in the house at the time but London Ambulance Service (LAS) took one woman to hospital 6

October 19, 2018 10:00 PM Saudi Arabia: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed at consulate in Turkey

Eighteen Saudis are arrested and the state news agency says the kingdom "expresses its deep regret" over Mr Khashoggi's death. Mr Khashoggi, 59, went missing on 2 October during a visit to the consulate to get marriage papers and pressure had been growing on Saudi Arabia to explain his disappearance. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor was quoted on state 7

October 19, 2018 12:22 PM Kendall Jenner Hits Out At TMZ Over Lack Of Privacy And Is Backed Up By BFF Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner has hit out at her lack of privacy on Twitter, dragging news outlet TMZ for apparently leaking her home address to members of the public, also claiming that it’s “putting my life in danger.” The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star retweeted TMZ’s story discussing a stalker ending up by the reality star’s pool, and it seems that the model 8

October 19, 2018 9:44 AM Manchester stabbing: Co-op shop worker knifed during botched robbery in Whalley Range

A CO-OP shop worker was stabbed at a branch in Whalley Range, Manchester while chasing after a robber. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene at about 7.25am this morning. The North West Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance and took the man to hospital. Police have since said he has been discharged from hospital after suffering 6

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 10

October 17, 2018 10:34 PM Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

An increasingly desperate search is under way in the US after a Wisconsin teenager went missing and her parents were found murdered. The couple, aged 56 and 46, were found shot dead in their family home at about 01:00 local (06:00 GMT) on Monday. Ever since police have been looking for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who they believe is "endangered". They say a 911 call and evidence 5