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Pakistan: Is Imran Khan up to the prime minister’s job?

He says it is a new Pakistan. Imran Khan is pledging to help the poor, talk to the Taliban and try to end the decades of dispute over Kashmir. The former World Cup-winning cricket captain is set to be Pakistan's new prime minister, following Wednesday's general election. His Tehreek-e-Insaf party




Syria’s Kurds hope for ‘new state and system’ via Assad talks
Syria’s Kurds hope for ‘new state and system’ via Assad talks

A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has agreed to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government towards a "democratic, decentralised Syria" after preliminary talks in Damascus. A delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) - the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance - arrived in Syria's capital earlier…




Earl Thomas’ Agent Blasts NFL Fans for Siding with Teams over Players
Earl Thomas’ Agent Blasts NFL Fans for Siding with Teams over Players

Don Juan Moore/Getty Images David Mulugheta, the agent for Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, questioned why NFL fans side with teams when players hold out seeking a new contract. Thomas didn't report for the start of Seahawks training camp this week and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported his holdout could extend into the regular season…




Zimbabwe elections: Mnangagwa and Chamisa hold final rallies
Zimbabwe elections: Mnangagwa and Chamisa hold final rallies

Harare, Zimbabwe - President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to build an "open" and "prosperous" Zimbabwe on the last day of election campaigning, just as his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa told supporters that "victory was certain". Zimbabweans will head to the polls on Monday in the first election in nearly four decades where the name of long-time leader…




Shocking moment woman lashes out with knife  in road rage incident
Shocking moment woman lashes out with knife in road rage incident

Shocking moment woman lashes out with knife as road rage row erupts into violence on London high street before bystanders are forced to step in Three men and a woman have been arrested by police following the fracas  The violent incident happened last night on Kilburn High Road in north London  Police said they are…




Serious incidents involving ‘sub-optimal’ care rising in hospitals
Serious incidents involving ‘sub-optimal’ care rising in hospitals

Norman Lamb (pictured) called the figures 'deeply disturbing'  The number of 'serious incidents' involving 'sub-optimal care' in NHS hospitals is rising, harming critically ill patients. Deteriorating patients are facing growing instances of inadequate care in hospitals, mental health facilities and ambulances. The rise was exposed in previously unpublished NHS England figures showing patients are suffering harm…




Grey’s Anatomy showrunner calls out anonymous exec for uninvited touching
Grey’s Anatomy showrunner calls out anonymous exec for uninvited touching

Seemingly empowered by women who came forth with accusations against CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff posted a series of tweets Friday about uninvited touching she says she received from a studio boss during production of an unnamed pilot. Vernoff, who’s been on and off the writing staff of the ABC Studios’ produced…




Thousands of riders pedalled around the capital for  FreeCycle event
Thousands of riders pedalled around the capital for FreeCycle event

One of the world’s greatest festivals of cycling pedalled off today in London as thousands of cyclists took advantage of rare, traffic-free roads in the capital. Today’s Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle event gave families the chance to bike along normally busy thoroughfares. Traffic was banned from an eight-mile circuit which passed iconic London landmarks including Buckingham…




Iconic Dambusters raid brought to life in Virtual Reality
Iconic Dambusters raid brought to life in Virtual Reality

If you’ve ever wondered how it felt to be part of the iconic Dambusters squadron, its audacious bombing raid is being brought to life through Virtual Reality, so users can experience the heroic RAF crew's daring Second World War mission. Heroic Wing Commander Guy Gibson led 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force on an…




Ving Rhames says police held him at gunpoint in own home after neighbor called in a robbery
Ving Rhames says police held him at gunpoint in own home after neighbor called in a robbery

Ving Rhames was recently held at gunpoint in his own home by police officers who suspected he was burglarizing the property after a neighbor reported that a “large black man” had broken in, the actor said on Friday. Asked about racism on SiriusXM’s The Clay Cane Show, the Mission: Impossible — Fallout star and Golden Globe winner went into…