Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency.
A rare Roman tombstone discovered facedown weeks ago in England proved to be even more spectacular on Wednesday, when archaeologists turned it over.
A suicide bomber approached the entrance of the building, and on being denied entry, detonated his explosives, senior police official Haider Ashraf told Al Jazeera. Continue reading
A scorpion has stung a woman on the hand minutes before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off.
Alaska Airlines Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway at the weekend when the passenger was stung. Continue reading
A house has been destroyed and two towns evacuated after a train carrying 100 tankers of crude oil derailed, causing a massive explosion.
The train derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday. One tanker ended up in the Kanawha River and at least 14 others exploded. Continue reading
Young people out of work or not in education or training for six months will need to do unpaid work to claim benefits under welfare reforms drawn up by the Conservative Party.
The reforms mean people aged between 18 and 21 will have to do 30 hours of community work each week and 10 hours of job-hunting to qualify for benefits. Continue reading
Man identified as Denmark shooter swore fidelity to ISIS leader in Facebook posting
“We stand together as Danes,” Prime Minister says at candlelight vigil Continue reading
China has executed a mining tycoon found guilty of murder and running a “mafia-style” organization, state media reported Monday.
Liu Han, 48, the former chairman of Hanlong Group, was executed along with his brother, Liu Wei, and three associates, official news agency Xinhua reported.
The men met with their families before they were executed, Xinhua said. Continue reading
Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott has said there are still “legal options available” in the case of two Australians on death row in Indonesia.
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were convicted of drug crimes in 2006 and could be executed within days. Continue reading