US vice-president Mike Pence greeted by 'Make America Gay Again' sign

Sign hung by neighbours outside Pence’s Colorado vacation home Pence has opposed laws prohibiting discrimination against gay Americans Neighbours of the home where Mike Pence has been staying in Colorado this week have a message. They placed a rainbow-coloured banner Read More

New Year's Eve celebrations to go ahead despite Storm Dylan

Tens of thousands expected to join Edinburgh Hogmanay street party despite forecasts of high winds New year celebrations are being prepared as planned across the UK, despite Storm Dylan bearing down on the country bringing 80mph winds and the Met Read More

Iran blocks Instagram and messaging app after third night of protests

Growing anti-establishment demonstrations leave at least two dead, with more protests planned for Sunday Iranian authorities, scrambling to contain the biggest nationwide protests since 2009, have blocked social media apps and said anyone who disrupts public order will pay the Read More

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of smuggling oil to North

Panama-flagged tanker KOTI seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port on suspicion of violating international sanctions South Korean authorities have seized a second vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions. The Panama-flagged tanker, KOTI, was seized Read More

Government infighting over old growth forest logging revealed in 1995 cabinet papers

Then primary industries minister tried to renew 11 woodchip export licences against environment department’s advice In January 1995 the Keating government’s attempts to curtail logging in old growth forests ran into fierce opposition when timber trucks blockaded Parliament House, ringing Read More