• Three die on Mount Everest as photo shows long queue of climbers trying to reach summit

    Three people have died on Mount Everest amid scenes of overcrowding at the summit of the world's highest mountain. In the last few days, a 65-year-old Austrian climber, an Irish professor and an Indian mountaineer have also lost their lives on Mount Everest. The deaths come amid traffic jams near the summit as record numbers make the ascent, despite calls to limit the number of climbing permits.

  • Malaysian man set to hang in Singapore gallows today granted stay of execution

    Malaysian prisoner Pannir Selvam Pranthaman had been scheduled to hang this morning in Singapore, having been found guilty of drug trafficking into the city state, and meted out the most severe punishment despite having cooperated with authorities. Last week, a letter from Singapore's president had stated that his appeal for clemency was not granted, and notifying him of his execution date, the following Friday. A Chief Justice, along with two Judges of Appeal, heard the case, and agreed that Pannir should be granted a “reasonable opportunity to take advice on whether he can mount a successful challenge” against his charges.

  • Woman recreates PrettyLittleThing's £25 plastic skirt for £1

    Online retailer, PrettyLittleThing is selling a see-through plastic skirt for £25. Couldn't you recreate this exact look for a fraction of the cost using clingfilm from your kitchen cupboard? Yes, yes you could, and one woman has.

  • The Latest: Warnings about Trump actions on Russia probe

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says the nation's spy agencies will provide the Justice Department all appropriate information for its review of intelligence activities related to Russian interference in the 2016 election. President Donald Trump claims his campaign was the victim of "spying" and has given Attorney General William Barr full authority to publicly disclose still-secret information collected during the investigation. Some former intelligence officials and Democrats worry that Barr will cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger offers to help 102-year-old 'dear friend' who's being evicted: 'It is heartless'

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is using the power of his celebrity to help a woman he considers a “dear friend. He posted on social media Friday - for all his millions of followers and everyone else to see - about Thelma Smith. The senior resident of Ladera Heights section of Los Angeles County is being evicted so that the landlord's daughter can move into the residence that Smith now occupies, according to the Los Angeles Times.

  • Former AP journalist reflects on Tiananmen Square

    Thirty years after the Chinese government crushed a student-led demonstration for democratic reform and against government corruption, a former AP photographer says the country needs to move forward and “come clean on what happened. ” (May 24)

  • Ranieri to pay fine if De Rossi wears special armband in Roma farewell

    Claudio Ranieri said he is happy to pay a fine if departing captain Daniele De Rossi wears a special armband in his farewell match. De Rossi will leave Roma following their Serie A finale against Parma on Sunday - ending a 19-year association with his hometown team. Roma opted not to renew the 35-year-old's contract and caretaker head coach Ranieri is braced for an emotional game at Stadio Olimpico.