• Tesla belonging to husband of US actor Mary McCormack catches fire in street

    A Tesla belonging to the husband of US actor Mary McCormack has been filmed shooting flames from its undercarriage while parked on the side of a road in Los Angeles. McCormack, best known for her role as Katie Harper in American political drama The West Wing, posted footage on social media of the car engulfed in smoke and fire on Friday. It comes amid mounting scrutiny for Tesla and the company’s founder, billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk, over the safety of its vehicles following multiple crashes in recent months.

  • 7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.

  • Defiant Merkel backs Europe migrant policy as Bavaria row simmers

    Migration is an issue that demands a European solution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday, giving no ground in a showdown with her Bavarian allies that threatens her three-month-old coalition. The row is over Merkel's rejection of plans by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, from Bavaria, for Germany unilaterally to send back migrants who have registered in other European Union countries. "This is a European challenge that also needs a European solution.

  • Once-closed Russian city opens doors for the World Cup

    During the Soviet era, foreigners were prohibited from entering the closed city of Nizhny Novgorod, the site of secret weapons programmes and the city where the famous dissident Andrei Sakharov was sent into internal exile. Where once they could not set foot before the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union, now foreign fans are streaming in for Nizhny Novgorod's first game on Monday: Sweden v South Korea. "I read about the city's history, it sounded a scary place during the Cold War! But look at it now - times have changed obviously," said Swedish fan Axel Gustavsson, proving his point by asking a friendly local to take a selfie of him at the stadium on the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers.

  • Assets registered to Thai Crown Property Bureau to be held under king's name

    Assets previously registered to Thailand's Crown Property Bureau will now be held "in the name of His Majesty", the bureau said on its official website on Saturday, the latest shake-up in royal affairs under King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The Crown Property Bureau said its assets will now be "subject to the same duties and taxation as would assets belonging to any other citizen". Previously, assets registered in the name of the Crown Property Bureau were exempt from tax.

  • Scientists find 'strong evidence' of what dogs are trying to say with gestures

    A study has found “strong evidence” that dogs use gestures to communicate with humans. Researchers from the University of Salford carried out the study in an attempt to work out what dogs were saying - if anything - when they performed certain gestures and humans.

  • ‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Everything we know so far

    Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot will bring Wonder Woman back to theaters in November 2019, so here is all of the casting news and other details we have about Wonder Woman 1984 so far.