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September 17, 2018 12:25 AM Hurricane Florence latest: Death toll RISES to 18, according to reports

THE DEATH toll due to Hurricane Florence has risen to 18 according to the Weather Channel, with 12 deaths recorded in North Carolina and six in South Carolina. Among those killed was a 3-month-old child, who suffered fatal injuries after a tree fell onto its family home, according to North Carolina Gaston County commissioner Tracy Philbeck. North Carolina 6

September 10, 2018 1:03 AM 'Afghan knifeman with child immigration papers' STABS SEVEN in Paris rampage

AN AFGHAN knifeman carrying child immigration documents left two British tourists injured after going on the rampage in Paris. The attacker, believed to be in his 30s, left SEVEN people wounded in total. A group of men playing the traditional French pastime petanque threw their metal boules in an attempt to stop him but he fled. The knifeman struck at a cinema 14

September 6, 2018 12:07 PM Cécile Djunga: Belgian forecaster hits out at race insults

Cécile Djunga has been presenting the weather on Belgian public TV for a year, and after being subjected to a stream of racist comments she has decided to fight back. In a five-minute appeal on Facebook, Ms Djunga says one viewer rang into work to complain she was "too black and all people could see were my clothes". Its head, Jean-Paul Philippot, told Belgian 14

September 6, 2018 4:12 AM Police appeal for owners of luxury items after 'thief' caught

COPS collared a suspected thief, then took to Facebook to ask his victims if they were missing luxury items. Among the possessions the 36-year-old Swindon man is believed to have taken from cars around Blunsdon on Tuesday night were a heart rate watch, Gucci sunglasses and a gold ring. Wiltshire Police wrote: “In the early hours, officers from the North 12

September 5, 2018 9:27 PM David Lammy dedicates GQ Award to Grenfell and Windrush

David Lammy dedicated his GQ Men Of The Year award to the victims of the Grenfell fire. The Labour MP won the Politician Of The Year prize at the ceremony in London. He said the accolade was dedicated to the people who died in the 2017 fire and the Windrush generation. He said: “I dedicate this award to the 71 people that lost their lives at Grenfell 15

September 4, 2018 2:14 PM London acid attack: Three hurt in Notting Hill after 'noxious substance' thrown

THREE people have been raced to hospital following a suspected acid attack in Westbourne Grove, near Notting Hill, in west London. Police said a "noxious substance" was thrown at the victims on Westbourne Grove, in the City of Westminster, shortly after 2pm. Officers were scrambled to the scene alongside London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics and crews 25

August 27, 2018 12:50 AM Man arrested after two knife attacks on lone women in east London

Two knife attacks on lone women in streets a short distance from each other could be linked, police say. The two lone victims, aged in their 50s and 60s, were stabbed two days apart. Police believe the attacks, which took place in streets a short distance from each other, could be linked. A 36-year-old man was arrested at a Bow address in the early hours 8

August 25, 2018 12:32 PM 'Well done Leo!' Irish PM praised after POWERFUL speech in front of the Pope

THE IRISH Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been praised after he delivered a rousing speech in front Pope Francis urging him to “use his office” to bring "justice, truth and healing" to clerical abuse victims. Leo Varadkar used his speech to discuss the relationship between church and state, abuse perpetrators, as well as same-sex families. The Pope travelled 7

August 21, 2018 11:28 PM More mayhem on the streets as six hurt in knife and gun attacks

A wave of violence has claimed six more victims after a boy was stabbed and five people shot in separate attacks. Yesterday afternoon armed police stormed Rayners Lane, in north-west London, following a double shooting outside the Tube station in broad daylight. Witnesses said two suspects were seen fleeing the scene on a moped with their faces covered 13

August 19, 2018 4:26 PM France bridge fear: 840 structures at risk of COLLAPSE in wake of Genoa tragedy

FRANCE is at risk of seeing a shocking 840 bridges collapse in the same devastating way as the Genoa tragedy that killed 43 people in Italy, a damning audit has revealed. Emmanuel Macron has been condemned by his government after a terrifying report in the aftermath of Tuesday’s catastrophe which saw a section of the main road linking Italy’s A10 motorway 15