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After two-year purge, Turkey to end state of emergency

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and bloody clashes broke out in Istanbul in a doomed putsch bid that claimed 249 lives. The measure, which normally lasts three months but was extended seven times, has seen the detention of some 80,000 people and about double that number ...

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Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

A Brazilian celebrity surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro. Denis Furtado was considered capable of performing magic on women’s bodies and became known throughout the country for his expertise. The 45-year-old’s Instagram account reflects…

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Thai cave boys’ to make their first public appearance

The boys, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach sparked an international rescue effort after they became trapped inside the flooded Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai. The boys and their coach have been in hospital in Chiang Rai since they were rescued. “I pass the hospital where the children are staying every day and every day I ...

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Previous Trump Critic Republican Rep. Martha Roby Survives Primary Runoff in Alabama

Republican Representative Martha Roby seemed close to a victory after a runoff election on Tuesday night in Alabama, according to CNN projections. Roby was able to defeat former Democratic congressman-turned pro-Donald Trump conservative Bobby Bright who targeted Roby after she called on Trump to “step aside” after the “Access Hollywood” tape went public just before the election. Roby was one ...

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Georges Lemaître: The cosmic mystery that remains at the heart of our universe after the big bang

Google is celebrating Georges Lemaître’s 124th birthday with a special doodle. But even after all this time, his greatest discovery is an enthralling mystery. Lemaître, a Catholic priest who died in 1966, is best known for first proposing the Big Bang theory of the universe, which explains how everything around us came to be. He knew it as the “cosmic ...

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Donald Trump’s bizarre world tour: embarrassing and shocking

From the Baby Trump balloon to Putin’s political football , what a week of metaphors it’s been. As Donald Trump prepares to head home after three variously acrimonious, embarrassing and shocking visits to meet foreign counterparts, he will return to a country struggling to make sense of what he’s spent his time abroad doing. Coming hot on the heels of ...

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