Giant Icelandic volcano is 'about to erupt' on scale that dwarfs explosion which halted air travel across Europe
A giant and 'highly hazardous' volcano in Iceland is showing signs that it could erupt on a scale that dwarfs the explosion that disrupted worldwide air travel eight years ago.
Scientists have warned that Katla, a close neighbour to Eyjafjallajokull that erupted in 2010, is showing clear signs it's going to blow for the first time since 1918 and it's not a matter of if, but when.
Man 'with Taser' arrested at Buckingham Palace
A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of possessing a firearm, police have said.
Officers were called to the palace's visitor entrance just before 1pm on Sunday, where the man had already been stopped by security staff.
The man, 38, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm (a Taser) and remains in custody at a central London police statio
Momentum festival is challenging for the 'mainstream' Labour conference
It says a lot about how much Labour has changed since Jeremy Corbyn became leader that the battle this week is over which conference is more "mainstream".
Is it the official event, with 13,000 delegates shuffling round a secure zone at Liverpool's Arena and Convention Centre, with corporations paying top dollar to rub shoulders with the shadow cabinet, MPs and trade unions?
Scotland's first black professor calls for reparations after groundbreaking report shows Glasgow University benefited from proceeds of slavery by almost £200million
Scotland's first black professor has called for reparations to be made after a groundbreaking report shows how Glasgow University benefited from the proceeds of slavery.
Sir Geoff Palmer said it posed 'uncomfortable questions' for British society as a whole and that institutions who profited on the slave trade to make amends.
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry says Labour would delay Brexit
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry says Labour would delay Brexit if it forms a Government in the near future.
She said she expected there to be a snap general election before the end of the year.
And she said if Labour won that election, it would ask the EU for an extension of "Article 50", the two-year process of leaving the EU which is currently due to end on March 29 2019.
Speaking to regional journalists at Labour's annual conference in Liverpool, she said: "We would have a good reason for doing that, because there would be a new government, and with a new approach we would be able to reset our relationship with the European Union."
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‘Lives in danger’: Dozens of Afghan ex-workers block Bundeswehr base, demand asylum in Germany
Camp Marmal, the German Army’s largest overseas base, has reportedly been blocked by dozens of Afghan ex-workers, who say they fear for their lives after working for the Bundeswehr. They are demanding asylum in Germany.
As many as 150 people are protesting at the gateway to Camp Marmal, a German-run military base in the north of Afghanistan, Spiegel magazine reported. The men, who were once employed as interpreters, security guards or kitchen workers, are there for the third week in a row.
France’s Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS group tweets
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.
Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, sparking widespread condemnation in France.
The 50-year-old leader of the National Rally (formerly the National Front), who lost to Emmanuel Macron in last year's presidential vote, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity over the pictures and charged with circulating violent messages that can be viewed by minors.