Colombians reject deal to end FARC rebel war

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Colombian voters have narrowly rejected a peace deal to end a 52-year conflict between the state and communist FARC rebels, in a shock blow to the country’s government. The “no” camp in the nation’s referendum won by 50.21% to 49.78%, reversing the trend of earlier opinion polls. Turnout was low … Read More

Rosetta mission ends in comet collision

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Europe’s Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object’s surface. Mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, was able to confirm the impact had occurred when radio contact to the ageing spacecraft was lost abruptly. The assumption is that the probe would have been … Read More

Trump threatens to ‘hit Clinton harder’

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US Republican candidate Donald Trump has said he may hit his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton harder in the next presidential debate, following their first encounter on Monday. Mr Trump said he held back “because he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings”. In a Fox News interview, he also accused moderator … Read More

Clinton vs Trump: Debate could change America

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It is 90 box-office minutes that could change America. With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump virtually tied in recent national polls, they enter the debate as the two least popular presidential candidates in modern history. Monday’s debate, which will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, will see the two candidates … Read More

Cluster Bombs Leave Aleppo In Flames

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Cluster bombs have left entire streets in flames after the Syrian government announced a major offensive on rebel-held areas. Sky sources said at least five different parts of Aleppo had been targeted on Thursday evening, as a week-long truce collapsed. Video footage showed buildings on fire and a journalist for … Read More

Putin set for election win despite dip in support

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Vladimir Putin’s ruling party is set for victory in Russia’s parliamentary elections despite a dip in support, preliminary results suggest. United Russia received 44.5% of votes, according to an exit poll, compared to 49% in the previous election five years ago. Liberal opposition parties, the only group openly critical of President Putin, reportedly … Read More

Clinton ‘healthy and fit to serve as president’

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Hillary Clinton is “healthy and fit to serve as president” despite her bout of bacterial pneumonia, her doctor has said. Dr Lisa Bardack said the Democratic nominee was recovering well from “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia” and had been prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics. A detailed letter about her treatment … Read More