Australian firefighters deployed as California bushfires intensify

Los Angeles: A contingent of almost 200 firefighting personnel from Australia and New Zealand will head to the US today, to be deployed in California and its neighbouring states Oregon and Washington. The team of 188 personnel includes fire management specialists and helicopter pilots. Replay NSW Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant said the Australians were "highly trained and have experience […]

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Holocaust survivor’s anger on day Corbyn shut down dissent

ANDREW PIERCE: Holocaust survivor’s anger on the day Jeremy Corbyn shut down dissent in the Commons Within minutes of the start of the stormy Holocaust Memorial Day meeting in the Commons back in 2010, Jeremy Corbyn called on the services of a uniformed police officer posted outside the room where it was being held. Corbyn, at the time a backbench […]

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Cuomo’s economic schemes are bad for everyone

Two lefty groups charge that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “economic development” handouts “shortchange” minorities. But they miss the big picture: In fact, almost everyone loses on these deals. In a new study, the Fiscal Policy Institute and Make the Road NY blast Cuomo for funneling subsidies disproportionately to mostly white areas via his 10 Regional Economic Development Councils, leaving just crumbs […]

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Google Home Max review: the smartest and best-sounding smart speaker

With great versatile hardware, powerful sound and the full resources of Google's AI and Assistant software, the Google Home Max is more than just a better version of the original Google Home. This is an excellent quality, relatively compact speaker system that will likely be able to handle all your music, and can also act as a voice-activated hub for […]

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Tajik govt blames deadly tourist attack on banned Islamist party

Horrifying moment four Western tourists, including two Americans, were killed in knife attack during cycling holiday in Tajikistan, as ambush is blamed on banned Islamist party Tajikistan’s government accused Islamist party of being behind Sunday’s attack  The government banned the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan in 2015  Four cyclists were killed when a car ploughed into them on Sunday afternoon […]

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Watch Saskatchewan Roughriders Vs. Edmonton Eskimos Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, CFL Week 8 Clash

Two teams battling for a playoff spot in the CFL West, the fourth-place Saskatchewan Roughriders and second-place Edmonton Eskimos, meet in the second half of a Thursday Night Canadian Football doubleheader. A pair of CFL West teams will battle for a playoff spot as the 2018 Canadian Football season approaches its midpoint this weekend. The 3-3 Saskatchewan Roughriders and 4-2 […]

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Anti-terror police investigating nerve agent attacks cordon off pub

Was deadly Novichok spread to pub? Police cordon off Salisbury tavern and remove two bins as they retrace steps of nerve agent survivor Charlie Rowley whose girlfriend died of poison The Cloisters Pub has been closed off as officers trace Mr Rowley’s fateful steps  Pub is five minutes from the park where he and Dawn Sturgess found Novichok Ms Sturgess, […]

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Zombie Boy from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video dies aged 32

Rick Genest, the heavily tattooed model also known as ‘Zombie Boy’, has died aged 32 in an apparent suicide. His body was found in his apartment in the Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood in Montreal, Canada, on Wednesday, reports Radio-Canada. The Montreal-born model, who would have celebrated his 33rd birthday on August 7, got his first tattoo when he was 16 and by […]

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