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Syria air strikes: UK confident strikes were successful, says PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May said the UK had taken part in “limited and targeted strikes” The UK is “confident” that air strikes carried out by Britain, the US and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria have been successful, the PM has said. ...

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Car jumps Brooklyn sidewalk, plows through crowd

A car jumped a sidewalk and hit pedestrians in Flatbush Friday at 8:44 p.m. (Obtained by NY Daily News) Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:39 PM Nearly ten people were injured — including two critically — when at least one car jumped a sidewalk in Flatbush Friday, authorities said. ...

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Jackson and Olding understood to be leaving Ulster Rugby

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The careers of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been under intense scrutiny since they were acquitted of rape It is understood that Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to leave the club. In March, the pair were unanimously acquitted of ...

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Scooter Libby: Trump pardons Cheney aide who leaked

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has pardoned former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, who was convicted of lying about leaks to the media. Lewis Libby, known as Scooter, was found guilty in 2007 following an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of a CIA agent’s identity. The ...

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Russia launched hack attack on Skripal email years ago: UK

Russian intelligence attempted to hack the email of poisoning target Yulia Skripal years ago and had been practicing nerve agent assassinations, according to Britain. The United Kingdom has blamed Moscow for the attack on 33-year-old Skripal and her father Sergei, a 66-year-old former officer for Russia who lived ...

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Sicko arrested after raping, robbing Bronx teacher

A sick predator who raped and robbed a teacher in her Bronx apartment building Thursday has been caught, police said. Lynneke Burris, 30, allegedly grabbed the 23-year-old victim in the entrance to her apartment building on Park Ave. in Concourse Village and put her into a headlock about ...

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Cabinet agrees ‘need for action’ in Syria

Image copyright EPA Image caption In April 2017 the US launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase after a chemical weapons attack Cabinet ministers have agreed “on the need to take action” in Syria to “deter the further use of chemical weapons”, Downing Street has said. Ministers at a cabinet ...

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Opinion: Trump's Syria strategy: no strategy at all

The President’s strategy toward Syria has two critical defects. First, there is no strategy. Second, President Trump has never sought congressional authorization for use of force in Syria — something that many have argued made his previous missile attack against Bashar al-Assad unconstitutional and makes any future unauthorized plans precarious ...

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