Nuclear attack would cause ‘political destruction for Russia’, says aid worker

A Ukrainian aid worker said he does not fear a nuclear attack because it would cause “political destruction” for Russia – but said the damage already inflicted by the war is already akin to a nuclear strike. Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of “nuclear blackmail” on Wednesday and warned “it’s not a bluff” … Read more

Heavy rains in the Canary Islands from this afternoon as Storm Hermine advances

The National Hurricane Center has issued Advisory no. 4 and warns about heavy rains in the Canary Islands caused by the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine.  Based on current estimates, maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts are expected. Weakening is expected to commence tonight, and Hermine could become a … Read more

Man is caught PEEING on grave of ex-wife he divorced 48 years ago by woman’s stunned children

A man has been caught urinating on the grave of his ex-wife whom he divorced 48 years ago by the woman’s horrified children.  In shocking footage captured by a hidden camera set up by family members, the man can be seen pulling up in his SUV only to get out while leaving the engine running … Read more

Italy heads to the polls as country expected to elect first far-right female prime minister | World News

The polls have opened in Italy, with the country widely expected to elect its first far-right female prime minister. Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, looks set to win the most seats in the national elections on Sunday, and then form a coalition government including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party and … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 214 of the invasion | Ukraine

More than 730 people were detained across Russia at the latest protests against the country’s mobilisation decree, a rights group said, three days after president Vladimir Putin ordered the country’s first military draft since the second world war. The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said it was aware of detentions in 32 cities, from St … Read more

Houses washed away after storm Fiona as Canada sends in military for cleanup | Canada

Canadian troops are being sent to assist the recovery from the devastation of storm Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and knocked out power across the country’s Atlantic provinces. After surging north from the Caribbean as a hurricane, Fiona came ashore before dawn on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, battering Nova Scotia, Prince … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war latest updates: shelling hits south Ukraine; Lavrov offers ‘full protection’ for any annexed territory | Ukraine

Any annexed territory will have Russia’s ‘full protection’ – Lavrov Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, says the four Ukraine regions where votes are under way in “referendums” will be under Moscow’s “full protection” if they are annexed by Russia. At a news conference following his speech to the United Nations general assembly in New York, … Read more

Storm Fiona – live: Hurricane continues to ravage Canada as death toll rises to 16 in Puerto Rico

Winds pick up as Hurricane Fiona hits Nova Scotia Fiona made landfall in Canada on Saturday morning after taking 16 lives in Puerto Rico. The storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone on Friday, first barrelled into the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia, with heavy rain drenching the region and hurricane-strength … Read more

Storm Fiona washes houses into sea and knocks out electricity in two Canadian provinces | World News

Storm Fiona has washed houses into the sea, torn roofs of others, and knocked out the electricity to two Canadian provinces as it made landfall before dawn on Saturday. Fiona transformed from a hurricane into a post-tropical storm late Friday, but it still brought with it hurricane-strength winds, drenching rains, and huge waves. There has … Read more

Italy’s left clings to optimism as elections threaten painful reckoning | Italy

On a beautiful sunlit Friday evening in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo, Italy’s centre left was in defiant mood. At the end-of-campaign rally of the Democratic party (PD), a large crowd sang along as an orchestra played the famous old resistance song Bella Ciao. Elly Schlein, one of the party’s rising stars, threw down the gauntlet … Read more