Swedish prime minister livid after youths torch more than 100 cars

Washington: In the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Monday night, plumes of smoke rose above the shells of burned cars as fire engines raced to put out a string of blazes that were captured on camera. More than 100 cars were "burned or damaged" in and around the nation's second-largest city, police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm said, after youths reportedly moved through […]

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All Blacks defend haka after criticism it has become ‘showpiece’

The All Blacks insist the haka is as powerful, prestigious and pivotal as ever, claiming Kees Meeuws' thoughts about the pre-game ritual haven't been accurately reported. Meeuws suggested the haka had "lost its mana" and "become a showpiece" in The Jersey, a book about the world No.1 rugby side by British journalist Peter Bills. Cultural significance: The haka remains as […]

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Girlfriend of lad who ended up in Magaluf after going for quick pint reveals she has forgiven him – but only if he takes her away for ANOTHER holiday

Alun Griffiths, 27, was touching down on the Spanish resort with his mate when he got a text from partner Sarah Meah telling him tea was ready. But Sarah has revealed she wasn't angry with her boyfriend over the quick trip – and instead simply wanted him to take her away for another holiday. Speaking to the Sun Online, nurse Sarah, 36, […]

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Builder ‘trashed five retirement homes worth £4MILLION after being sacked for leaving company van in Romania’

Romanian Daniel Neagu, 30, was fired and allegedly told he would not get his wages until a missing company vehicle came back. The builder today faced court over the alleged rampage that saw five McCarthy & Stone homes, worth about £800,000 each, wrecked in Buntingford, Hertfordshire over the weekend. The accused is claimed to have broken into the building site before […]

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Canberra back in $75,000 Highway Handicaps after Racing NSW backflip

The Canberra horse racing industry has been saved thanks to three blokes jumping in a car and driving up the Hume Highway. Racing New South Wales let Canberra trainers back in the Highway Handicaps on Monday, just nine months after they were banned in a move which has "saved the industry". Leading Canberra trainers Nick Olive and Matt Dale agreed […]

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Johnson to remain in Melbourne after ACL heartbreak

Luckless Sydney AFL defender Alex Johnson has remained in Melbourne with family after suffering a suspected sixth torn ACL. Head of football Tom Harley said the Swans were in no rush to confirm their worst fears after the 26-year-old – who returned for his first AFL game in 2136 days last week – went down in the first quarter against […]

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Roundup’s safety reviewed in Britain after US Monsanto verdict

London: DIY chains in Britain announced at the weekend that they were reviewing the safety of weedkillers, as a US court ruled that a commonly used ingredient had given a man cancer. Homebase confirmed it was undertaking a review following a California jury's decision to award a former groundskeeper £226 million ($395 million) after concluding the weedkiller Roundup had caused […]

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Flood warnings issued after a month’s worth of rain falls in just one DAY

The yellow alert is in place between midday and 10pm with heavy rain and hail forecast to batter Wales and western regions. A second day-long warning has also been issued by the Met Office for Monday for eastern parts of Britain after the heatwave came to a very wet end. More than 40mm (1.57 in) of rain lashed parts of […]

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Dubai DENIES Brit mum Ellie Holman banged up with daughter, 4, over glass of wine – and claims she was held after passport row

Ellie Holman, 44, from Sevenoaks, said she was held for three days in a "baking and foul-smelling jail" with her four-year-old daughter Bibi. But Dubai’s Attorney General said Dr Holman arrived in Dubai with Swedish passport that expired in June this year. “She was advised by the immigration officer that she could not enter the country with an expired passport,” […]

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Nathan Cleary goes from zero to hero after trial by social media

Nathan Cleary rated it one of the ''toughest weeks'' of his life. While Cleary was the hero with the 84th-minute winning field goal on the Gold Coast, the start of the week was a different story. The speculation about father Ivan Cleary walking out on the Wests Tigers to link with him at the foot of the mountains became so […]

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