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March 15, 2016 4:14 PM Prison officer wounded in Belfast bomb attack dies in hospital

A prison officer has died after he was injured in a bomb attack in Belfast. Adrian Ismay, 52, was hurt when the booby trapped device exploded under the van he was driving on March 4. Dissident republican group the New IRA, which opposes the peace process, claimed responsibility. Mr Ismay was said to be recovering well from surgery for leg injuries but was taken 13

March 14, 2016 4:02 PM The deadly new route into Europe: Three migrants – including a pregnant woman – drown trying to cross river to get to Macedonia after border closure left them trapped in Greek slum camp

Hundreds of migrants trapped in a squalid Greek camp are risking death by crossing a treacherous river in a desperate new attempt to get into Europe. The perilous journey has already claimed the lives of three refugees including a pregnant woman whose bodies were pulled from the water near the Macedonia border earlier today. But just hours later, around 18 4

March 12, 2016 1:19 PM President's troops partially break siege of Yemen's third city

ADEN - Troops loyal to Yemen's president have captured the western entrance to the strategic city of Taiz, partially breaking a siege by Houthi fighters allied with Iran, medical and military sources said on Saturday. At least 48 people have been killed in heavy clashes in Yemen's third biggest city, the medics and local fighters said, and at least 120 people 11

March 12, 2016 1:01 AM Refugees’ futures remain unclear following EU-Turkey deal

Europe’s controversial plan to solve crisis faces major and immediate problems Mohammed dragged a hoe through the thick mud of Idomeni, trying to stop his family’s tent sinking into the mire along with their hopes of reaching Germany. His wife sat with head bowed nearby, and his tiny brother slept in a cocoon of blankets, four days after spending his first 17

March 11, 2016 8:45 PM Group of weary refugees stuck at Serbian-Macedonian border

TABANOVCE, Macedonia — Yousif Shikhmous had such high hopes of starting a new life in Germany that when his son was born, the Syrian refugee named him Merkkel. Only four months later, Shikhmous has seen all those dreams shattered after he and his family boarded what has become known as "The Last Train to Europe." The group of about 400 refugees from Syria 9

March 11, 2016 12:16 PM New cafe opens for men trapped in ‘Friend Zone’

TRAGICALLY deluded men will be able to nurture their crush in a new Friend Zone cafe. The Friend Zone, in north London, will have a jukebox filled with songs by sensitive white boys playing acoustic guitar and comfy sofas where customers can rock back and forth, mouthing the word ‘why?’. Owner Nikki Hollis said: “Our overheads will be pretty high – so many tissues 10

March 11, 2016 8:37 AM Old Mutual splits itself into four to ‘unlock value’

Old Mutual, the £9.5 billion Anglo-African financial services company, is to be broken up into four separate businesses. The 170-year-old company will be split into Old Mutual Emerging Markets, Old Mutual Wealth, Nedbank and OM Asset Management, Bruce Hemphill, the new chief executive, said as he unveiled the restructuring alongside annual results on Friday 11

March 9, 2016 9:19 PM Mystery after the bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a car parked at a Midlands golf club

The two bodies were found today in the car park, behind a social club in the Bushbury area of Wolverhampton, close to a National Grid electricity transmission site. A dog, which was found alive but trapped in the vehicle, was removed from the car and has been taken to a local vet. The bodies, which were discovered around 12.30pm, have not been formally 21

March 9, 2016 7:09 PM Balkan Nations Shut Down March of Migrants

LONDON — The route that more than one million migrants have used to traverse southeastern Europe was effectively shut down Wednesday, when four Balkan nations stopped waving the migrants through on their journey northward. The four countries — Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia — have closed their borders to new migrants with the implicit backing 20

March 9, 2016 8:10 AM Children ‘starving to death’ in Syria

A quarter of a million children are at risk of starvation in “open-air prisons” in besieged Syria despite the truce, Save the Children has said, as peace talks scheduled to resume today looked shaky. About 486 700 people in 18 different areas across Syria are under siege by either government or opposition forces, according to the UN, with no movement 15