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Albert Dryden is back

A man who shot a council officer dead in front of TV camera crews has been released from jail after having a stroke. Albert Dryden, 76, had been serving life in prison for the murder of Harry Collinson, principal planning officer with Derwentside council in County Durham, in June 1991. ...

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Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq falls

Iraqi forces have captured Islamic State’s last stronghold in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday, leaving the militant group holed up in pockets of land by the Syrian border, across which its self-proclaimed “caliphate” once stretched. The town of Hawija and the surrounding areas were captured in an offensive ...

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North Korea Missile Threat Pushes

 CANBERRA, Australia—Australia will equip a new fleet of naval warships with advanced air-defense technology, allowing them to work more closely with U.S. and Japanese counterparts to offset threats in the Asia-Pacific region, such as missiles fired by North Korea. Nine anti-submarine frigates are set to be fitted with combat systems ...

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Tom Petty death after heart attack

Conflicting reports have emerged over the death of Tom Petty who has experienced a heart attack at the age of 66. The singer-songwriter was reportedly rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica hospital on Monday after being found unconscious in his Malibu home. According to an initial LAPD source via CBS News and Variety, he was ...

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Female Georgia Police Officer Shot

  A female Georgia police officer was shot and killed Friday and a second officer was injured, prompting an intense manhunt that led to the arrest of two suspects. Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd indentified the murdered officer as Det. Kristen Hearne, 29. The injured officer was identified as David ...

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Man jailed

A former superintendent of an Edinburgh cemetery has been jailed for 16 months for illegally selling burial plots to bereaved families. William Henderson, 46, earlier admitted carrying out the crime at Mount Vernon Cemetery between 2006 and 2015. Henderson’s £14,000 fraud offence affected 13 people. Sheriff Donald Corke told him ...

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Manchester City Striker Injured

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been injured in a car crash in Amsterdam, hours after attending a concert. The Argentine, 29, was reported to be in a taxi on his way to the airport after watching singer Maluma perform. City said he “was in Holland on his day off ...

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