Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sparks fury after accusing Israel of ’50 Holocausts’ at news conference in Germany | World News

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sparked anger after accusing Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” – with Germany’s leader saying he’s “disgusted” by the remark. Mr Abbas made the comments in Berlin on Tuesday when asked about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the attack on the Israeli team by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympics. … Read more

Scott Morrison resists calls to resign after secretly assuming five ministerial roles while Australia PM | World News

Former Australia prime minister Scott Morrison has resisted calls to resign following a scandal after he secretly appointed himself to five ministerial roles. The ex-leader, who is now in opposition after losing the general election to current Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, claimed the extra powers were necessary during the coronavirus crisis. Many of Mr Morrison’s … Read more

Baked owl powder and roasted puppy fat among bizarre medieval cures revealed in Cambridge University project | Offbeat News

Baking a salted owl and grinding it into powder to treat gout is one of the bizarre suggestions found among thousands of medieval medical remedies. Stuffing a puppy with snail and sage, roasting it over a fire and using the fat to make a salve, is another suggested gout cure. Someone suffering from cataracts hundreds … Read more

Emma Raducanu pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ Serena Williams as she thrashes tennis legend at Cincinnati tournament | World News

Emma Raducanu said she’s “grateful to have shared the court” with “inspirational” Serena Williams as she thrashed the tennis legend in their first-ever meeting. Raducanu won 6-4, 6-0 in the first round at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati – the first time the women have played each other. It follows Williams revealing earlier … Read more

North Korea fires two cruise missiles as South Korea leader calls for diplomacy | World News

North Korea fired two cruise missiles towards the sea off its west coast on Wednesday. It is believed to be the first launch by the secretive country since 8 June, when it tested eight short-range ballistic missiles. The latest launch comes as South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol called for diplomacy aimed at building sustainable peace … Read more

Kenya presidential election: Raila Odinga to use ‘all legal options’ to challenge result | World News

Kenyan politician Raila Odinga has said he will use “all constitutional and legal options” to challenge the country’s election result – which saw deputy president William Ruto declared the winner. There were scuffles and chairs were thrown at the national tallying centre in the capital Nairobi shortly before the result was announced on Monday. Mr … Read more

Father who served with British Army in Afghanistan has spent a year hiding from Taliban – and still no sign of evacuation | World News

For two decades, the side road to the Abbey Gate entrance to Kabul’s international airport was restricted. For nine crazy days, it was filled with tens of thousands trying to escape Afghanistan. Today it’s restricted once again – it’s deadly quiet. We drove from the airport terminal along the dusty road that led to the … Read more