India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 36 dead and scores injured

At least 36 people have been killed and many others injured after a train derailed in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, officials say. Nine coaches and the engine left the tracks near Kuneru station in Vizianagaram district, the head of East Coast Railway, JP Mishra, said. Many people are still trapped in the wreckage … Read more India Andhra Pradesh train crash leaves 36 dead and scores injured

When people believed Queen Elizabeth II was dead because ‘BBC News’ tweeted it

This year has been quite exhaustive in many ways – what with us losing so many of our favourite public figures and let’s not even begin talking about world (mis) affairs. But of the lot, there is one concern that has emerged globally demanding our immediate attention – that of an influx of fake or … Read more When people believed Queen Elizabeth II was dead because ‘BBC News’ tweeted it

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s communist revolutionary, dead aged 90 – latest news, world’s reaction, and what his death means for the county

The death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro divided the world’s leaders on Saturday, as left-leaning governments rushed to praise his revolutionary spirit while others decried him as a cruel dictator who brutalised and impoverished his own people. Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela, led the tributes from world leaders after the announcement, which was greeted with … Read more Fidel Castro, Cuba’s communist revolutionary, dead aged 90 – latest news, world’s reaction, and what his death means for the county