Supreme Court ruling could extend pension rights of unmarried couples

Brewster claimed her partner submitted a nomination form before he died, but the Northern Ireland Local Government Officer's Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC), which administers the scheme, said it did not receive the form and refused to pay a survivor's pension. Read More

Greece bailout 'credible' despite International Monetary Fund criticism

The Europeans - particularly Germany - are strongly opposed to any talk of debt relief at this stage. Fresh worries over Greece's debts have pushed the country's borrowing costs sharply higher amid renewed insistence from Athens it will not swallow further austerity demands from global lenders. Read More

Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan

Civilian deaths rise in Afghanistan

UNAMA attributes the vulnerability of children to unexploded ordinance to the fact that many children living in contested areas have never received mine-risk education. Conversely Klopp's record against the rest of the so-called "big six" is the best of his contemporaries with one defeat in 15 matches since his arrival in England. Read More

Lifetime ISA among plans to fix 'broken' housing market

Lifetime ISA among plans to fix 'broken' housing market

The new strategy allows councils to pressurise developers to start building on land they own, as well as encouraging developers to avoid building "low-density" housing where land space is scarce. The Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has also recently stated that the governmental housing target is now running behind schedule. He also mentioned that the cost of housing was the "greatest barrier to social progress in Britain today". Read More

Twenty-First Century Fox Q2 Profit Rises

Twenty-First Century Fox Q2 Profit Rises

These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.46/share and a High Estimate of $0.52/share. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its position in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 8.7% in the third quarter. Recently, FOXA's stock has been recommended as BUY from 17 and 1 given OVERWEIGHT rating for the company. They fell 1.1 percent to $31.06 at the close in NY and have gained 24 percent in the past year, in line with the S&P 500 Media Index. Read More

Myanmar must protect Rohingya

The report recounts in chilling detail abuses against Rohingya children. Suu Kyi's spokesman told the BBC , however, that the latest allegations were extremely serious. Zeid said the perpetrators of such "horrors" must be held to account. The plight of the stateless Rohingya, of whom some 1.1 million live in apartheid-like conditions in Rakhine, has always been a source of friction between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Read More

Bill Maher: 'Real Time' Trying To Book Milo Yiannopoulos

Berkeley University said it did not endorse his ideas but was committed to free speech and rejected calls to cancel the event, which was sponsored by the campus Republican club. "There are things that if a president really wanted to punish some particular college they could influence those decisions but it would take a long time and there would be a lot of reaction", said Shireman, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. Read More

Iran confirms recent ballistic missile test

Iran confirms recent ballistic missile test

Iran confirmed on Wednesday that it had test-fired a new ballistic missile, but said the test did not breach the Islamic Republic's nuclear agreement with world powers or a U.N. The Trump administration did not elaborate on what specific actions the United States will take against Iran, the Associate Press reported . Three senior US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a range of options, including economic sanctions, was being considered and that a broad review was being ... Read More

MPs to debate cancelling Donald Trump state visit on February 20

MPs to debate cancelling Donald Trump state visit on February 20

This follows Prime Minister May's visit to Washington to meet with the newly elected 45th President of the United States to discuss further security cooperation and a potential trade agreement. The debate will be held in Westminster Hall on 20 February and will also consider a rival petition in support of the U.S. president's visit, which has 114,000 signatures. Read More

'My snake got stuck in my earlobe' - pet owner seeks hospital treatment

She posted to say she was holding the snake, called Bart, when it slithered through a hole in her ear. "I like froze instantly", said Glawe. " I tried to get him out myself ", she told CNN . Ball pythons aren't poisonous, by the way. They constrict their prey. "Put like string or something like in between my ear and the snake and like stretched my ear out more and pulled him back through and all was well". Read More

Sharkwater filmmaker Rob Stewart goes missing during Florida dive

Stewart's sister said there's a concern her brother lost consciousness as well. "Coast guard is looking but we need all the help we can get", the page reads, adding they need "every boat and diver to put all resources into this search". Alexandra said she remains hopeful in part because she's heard that people can survive more than 72 hours in the "nice, warm waters of Florida". "We're in the critical window of daylight right after he's gone missing where, if we're going to find him on the ... Read More

Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav to hold road show in Lucknow today

Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav to hold road show in Lucknow today

While BSP chief Mayawati in a press note termed the Samajwadi Party- Congress alliance as unholy one which has been forged on the behest of BJP. Instead, he said the SP-Congress alliance could not accommodate someone as "big" as Mayawati or her election symbol the 'elephant.' Akhilesh was reminded by the media that till some time ago, he used to call Mayawati his bua (paternal aunt), but he very firmly said he does not say so now. Read More

Iran Flouts UN Resolution, Iran Deal With Ballistic Missile Test

Iran Flouts UN Resolution, Iran Deal With Ballistic Missile Test

At a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the test. The launch of the Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile happened at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, according to the report, which cited unnamed USA officials. Read More

US Service Member Dies In Raid Against Al-Qaeda In Yemen

The al-Dhahab family is considered an ally of Al Qaeda, which security forces say is concentrated in Bayda province. Two other members of the Al Thahab family who the United States said were affiliated with Al Qaeda were killed in drone strikes in the past five years. Read More

French left chooses a presidential candidate, in an nearly hopeless race

Recent polls still show Fillon and Le Pen most likely to come first and second on April 23, going through to a decisive run-off vote on May 7 which Fillon would win. This refusal of the most pro-business wing of the party to rally behind a more radical leftist could hasten a break-up of the Socialist party, for decades one of the main political forces in France, analysts said. Read More

American Toughness: Trump Threatens 20% Tax on Mexican Products

American Toughness: Trump Threatens 20% Tax on Mexican Products

Speaking to the lawmakers, Trump said that he and Peña Nieto had "agreed" to cancel their meeting, which was to have been next week, because it would have been "fruitless". Some of the border is already fenced, but the President said a wall is needed to stop illegal immigrants entering from Latin America. "We're going to restore the rule of law in the United States", President Trump said during a speech at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday. Read More

EPA Employees 'Coming to Work in Tears' Because of Trump Win

An EPA spokesperson pushed back on the report , saying new science is under a "temporary hold", and that there is no directive to subject scientific research to political reviews. Is this the sort of information the administration wants unavailable to Americans? EPAAs of midnight January 24, the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change webpage and links were still up and operating. Read More

North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs on Kim Jong Un

North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs on Kim Jong Un

North Korea's most highly-ranked defector in years says Kim Jung-un's regime is crumbling. They have also defected to South Korea and remain under Seoul's protection. The former North Korean diplomat compares the growing discontent in his country to the situation in the Soviet Union before its collapse, and hopes for a peaceful outcome that ends with a unified and democratic Korea. Read More

Trump invites Israel's Netanyahu to February talks

BICOM chief executive James Sorene last week said Trump may opt for a compromise, relocating the U.S. Ambassador to work from Jerusalem , but not the embassy. Israel calls Jerusalem its eternal capital, but Palestinians also lay claim to the city as part of an eventual Palestinian state. The President emphasised on the importance the US places on US-Israel close military, intelligence and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between the two ... Read More

Weather officials say take precaution ahead of severe weather

Weather officials say take precaution ahead of severe weather

Early this morning, forecasters with the Weather Service said they had only received a few reports of minor damage from Sunday night's storms. TRT World 's Oliver Whitfield-Miocic reports. A vast storm system that kicked up apparent tornadoes, shredded mobile homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 19 lives during its two-day assault on the region. Read More