Storm batters Florida causing ‘worst flooding’ in state’s history

Sheriff Bull Prummell of Charlotte County, just north of Fort Myers, announced a curfew between 9pm and 6am on Wednesday night “for life-saving purposes”, saying violators may face prosecution. Emergency services have fielded dozens of calls, but in some areas the conditions were still too treacherous to go out and respond. There have not yet been … Read more

Trump news latest: Former president nearly fired Ivanka and Jared via tweet, claims new book

Former US president Donald Trump claims he can declassify top secret documents just ‘by thinking about it’ Donald Trump came very close to firing his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner from the White House via a tweet, a new book has claimed. According to an early copy of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s … Read more

Hurricane Ian latest: People trapped and 2.25 million without power as monster storm swamps Florida

Hurricane Ian: Waves flood roads in Key West as storm strengthens to category 4 Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, turned streets into rivers and knocked out power to 2.25 million people after slamming into southwest Florida with 150mph winds. People were trapped in flooded homes and many took … Read more

Italy’s Giorgia Meloni denies she is anti-women as credentials questioned | Giorgia Meloni

On election day, Giorgia Meloni appeared to have found a way to flout rules demanding candidates stop all campaigning. The Italian far-right leader posted a video of herself on social media holding two melons in front of her chest while winking into the camera and saying: “25 September [voting day], I’ve said everything”. Meloni in … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war live: new leak found on Nord Stream pipelines as pressure grows to declare Russia ‘terrorist state’ | Ukraine

Fourth leak found on Nord Stream pipelines, Swedish coast guard says Sweden’s coast guard earlier this week discovered a fourth gas leak on the damaged Nord Stream pipelines, a coast guard spokesperson told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. “Two of these four are in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone,” coast guard spokesperson Jenny Larsson told the newspaper. The … Read more

Australian academic Sean Turnell sentenced to three years’ jail after secret trial in Myanmar | Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Australian academic Sean Turnell who served as her advisor have been sentenced to three years in prison after a closed trial in Myanmar, according to reports. Turnell, an economist at Sydney’s Macquarie University, was first detained last year on 6 February, a few days after the military ousted Myanmar’s … Read more

Ukraine Russia war – live updates: Putin set to seize Ukrainian territories ‘three days before birthday’

Volodymyr Zelensky rules out talks with Russia if land is annexed Russia is on course to annex around 15 per cent of Ukraine’s territory within days after claiming that four contested provinces have voted to break away from Kyiv and join Moscow. There were celebrations in Moscow where a giant screen in Red Square displayed … Read more

Fourth leak reportedly found on Nord Stream pipeline | World News

A fourth leak has reportedly been found on the Nord Stream gas pipeline. Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet quoted the coastguard as saying it had found the leak after the pipelines, which run from Russia to Germany, were damaged in three places earlier this week. “Two of these four are in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone,” coastguard … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 218 of the invasion | Ukraine

The European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has proposed a fresh round of proposed sanctions on Russia designed “to make the Kremlin pay” for escalating the conflict in Ukraine. The proposed eighth package of “biting” sanctions includes a cap on the price of Russian oil and further curbs on hi-tech trade. Politicians across Europe … Read more