23 injured after lava hits tour boat on Hawaii’s Big Island

At least 23 people have been injured after lava smashed through the roof of a tour boat following an explosion in Hawaii. A woman is in a serious condition with a broken thigh bone, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. She and three others were taken to hospital, while nine other people with superficial injuries…


Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Donald Trump has chosen federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for US Supreme Court Justice. Judge Kavanaugh, 53, has been nominated to replace long-serving conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement in June at the age of 81. The US president said Judge Kavanaugh was known for having a “proven commitment…


Boys lost in Thai cave to be taught how to dive

Twelve boys and their football coach who are trapped in a Thai cave will be given four months of food and taught how to dive. The group was trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Chiang Rai province for 10 days before being found by rescuers. The huge international rescue effort had…


Are Chernobyl wolves spreading mutant genes?

Wolves from the Chernobyl site have been roaming freely beyond the nuclear disaster zone’s border, increasing fears that they will spread mutant genes. The site became off limits to humans after the nuclear power plant disaster on 26 April 1986, due to concerns about the level of radiation, although it has opened to tourism in…


‘A miracle happened just as families were giving up hope’

A British rescue diver has reached the 12 boys who have been trapped in a network of Thai caves for 10 days, with work set to begin on bringing them home. Overjoyed relatives hugged and cheered after hearing the youngsters, who are all members of the same youth football team, were found alive along with…


Belgium avoid another World Cup shock with thrilling comeback win over Japan

Belgium have avoided another World Cup shock after coming from behind to beat Japan 3-2 in a thrilling last-16 clash. The Red Devils found themselves 2-0 down early in the second half after Japan scored a quick-fire double. But Roberto Martinez’s team, which features numerous Premier League stars, rallied in stunning fashion to set up…


UAE-based Mubadala Healthcare launches Cerner integrated information system

Mubadala Healthcare, based in Abu Dhabi, has implemented an integrated electronic health record from Cerner. The latest rollout adds to Cerner’s lead in the worldwide electronic health record market, with Epic in the second spot, Allscripts in third and GE Healthcare now among the top four companies, according to recent research into global EHR market…


How the boys were found

After a football practice on Saturday June 23, 12 young players and their “Wild Boars” team coach entered the 10km (6 mile) Tham Luang cave complex in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. When they failed to return home, a huge search operation was launched, with rescuers facing a race against time to find them as…


Harvey Weinstein could face life in prison after new charge

Harvey Weinstein could face life in prison after being charged with sexually assaulting a third woman. The 66-year-old disgraced Hollywood producer has been charged with a “forcible sexual act against a third woman in 2006”, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R Vance Jr said. There are also “two counts of predatory sexual assault, a Class A-II…


Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says Theresa May and EU leaders want a nuclear Iran

Donald Trump’s lawyer has accused Theresa May and other European leaders of wanting Iran to have nuclear weapons. Rudy Giuliani said efforts to salvage the nuclear deal dumped by Donald Trump suggest the prime minister and other signatories want the Islamic Republic to develop a nuclear arsenal. He made the inflammatory comments while speaking on…