NZ council to stop paying The Wizard $16,000 a year after 23 years on the payroll

The Christchurch City Council will stop paying a performer known as The Wizard $16,000 a year after more than two decades on the public payroll to "provide acts of wizardry"… Read more

New study finds Vikings reached the Americas exactly 1000 years ago

Vikings reached the Americas exactly 1000 years ago, a new study has claimed. Evidence of settlement by Scandinavian people in North America has only been confirmed in one location -… Read more

Warning of 100,000 daily coronavirus cases for UK

The UK Government is warning daily COVID-19 cases could reach the 100,000 figure during the approaching northern winter. In a coronavirus briefing, Health Secretary Savid Javid warned that winter poses… Read more

Trump golf club under new criminal probe over taxes

Donald Trump's company is under criminal investigation by a district attorney in a New York City suburb into whether it misled officials to cut taxes for a golf course there,… Read more

Charges unlikely for passengers who saw Philadelphia train rape

Prosecutors pursuing the case against a man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train last week in the US don’t anticipate charging fellow passengers for not intervening, a… Read more

Bitcoin sets new record with steep surge in value

Bitcoin stormed above $87,787 for the first time on Wednesday, riding a wave of excitement about how the financial establishment is increasingly accepting the digital currency's rise. One Bitcoin was… Read more

Former US police officer that killed Justine Ruszczyk to be re-sentenced

A former US police officer who fatally shot Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk after she called 911 to report hearing a possible sexual assault behind her home is set to be… Read more

Breakthrough in search for Gaby Petito’s missing partner

Clothes and belongings of Brian Laundrie, the key person of interest in the disappearance and murder of his partner Gabby Petito, have been found. The lparawyer for Mr Laundrie's parents… Read more

Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 2018 Parkland school massacre

Nikolas Cruz has pleaded guilty to murdering 17 people during a rampage at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving a jury to decide whether he will be executed… Read more

Queen accepts medical advice to rest for few days

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland. The palace did not offer… Read more