England’s childhood obesity crisis is exposed in interactive map

England’s childhood obesity crisis is exposed in interactive map

The obesity map of England: Interactive graphic reveals the areas with the most overweight children – so how does YOUR region compare? EXCLUSIVE: Interactive map reveals England’s childhood growing obesity crisis and the north/ south divide St Alban’s has the lowest rates…

Warburtons slashes crumpet production due to CO2 crisis

Warburtons slashes crumpet production due to CO2 crisis

Now CRUMPETS are running out: Baker Warburtons warns stocks of the British staple are running low as they cut production due to CO2 shortage Warburtons has slashed its 1.5m weekly crumpet production due to the CO2 shortage  Just one of its plants…

Father of 2-year-old face of the child separation crisis speaks

Father of 2-year-old face of the child separation crisis speaks

EXCLUSIVE: ‘They’re together and safe: Father of Honduran two-year-old who became the face of family separation crisis reveals daughter was never separated from her mother, but the image of her in tears at U.S. border control ‘broke his heart’ Denis Javier Varela…

Global markets plunge amid Italian political crisis

Global markets plunge amid Italian political crisis

Global markets plunge amid Italian political crisis with investors spooked by prospect of fresh elections and an even better result for anti-EU parties Italy in crisis after president vetoed nomination of eurosceptic finance minister Move sparked collapse of bid by populist parties…

Macri says Argentinian crisis is over

Macri says Argentinian crisis is over

Buenos Aires: Argentinian President Mauricio Macri says his country's looming economic crisis is over, after the local currency recovered somewhat on Wednesday. Macri announced last week that Argentina was seeking a financing bailout from the International Monetary Fund following a sharp drop in the…

U.S.-backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

U.S.-backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory Islamic State controls in the east near the border with Iraq. Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen in Deir al-Zor, Syria May…

U.S.-backed Syrian forces re-launch IS battle in east

U.S.-backed Syrian forces re-launch IS battle in east

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Tuesday they have re-launched their battle to capture the last Islamic State pockets in eastern Syria. The SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said they paused the fight against…

Iran says U.S.-Saudi cooperation to destabilize Mideast: state TV

Iran says U.S.-Saudi cooperation to destabilize Mideast: state TV

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the United States will further destabilize the Middle East, a senior official said, adding that Tehran will continue its presence in the region despite Washington’s pressure to limit its influence….

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army began an intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Homs on Monday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad pushed to recapture all the remaining areas his forces have besieged. Soldiers loyal to Syria’s President…

Syrian army says ‘enemy’ rockets hit military bases

Syrian army says ‘enemy’ rockets hit military bases

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army said on Sunday that rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside in what it said was new “aggression” by its enemies, state television said. In a news flash, state television said…

Syrian state TV says successive blasts heard in Hama province

Syrian state TV says successive blasts heard in Hama province

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian state television said on Sunday successive blasts were heard in rural Hama province and that authorities were investigating the cause. State television did not give a location for the explosions but two residents contacted in eastern Hama countryside…

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian troops on Sunday tightened the noose around a major Palestinian refugee camp held by Islamic State militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said. Soldiers loyal to Syria’s…

Syrian army says captured villages from U.S.-backed forces

Syrian army says captured villages from U.S.-backed forces

AMMAN (Reuters) – The Syrian army said on Sunday they had captured a string of villages from U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) east of the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq where the Kurdish-led forces are in control, Syrian state television…

Military solution in Syria would be illegal, Turkish foreign…

Military solution in Syria would be illegal, Turkish foreign…

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Any military solution in Syria would be illegal and unsustainable, Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday at a meeting with his Iranian and Russian counterparts in Moscow. Cavusoglu said the three countries could work together to help…

Jewish groups left fuming after Corbyn refuses ALL of their demands at meeting to tackle anti-Semitism crisis

Jewish groups left fuming after Corbyn refuses ALL of their demands at meeting to tackle anti-Semitism crisis

After two hours of make-or-break talks, Jewish community bodies said the Labour chief had declined to accept even one proposal tabled in a desperate bid to make the peace. They said Mr Corbyn had refused to speed up disciplinary hearings into Ken…