Russia scrambles fighter jet after US and German aircraft sparks panic near border

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept two aircraft, one American, one German, as they approached the border, Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported on Friday.  Russia’s National Defense Control Center […]

Girl, 7, text dad minutes before fatal plane crash worrying if he was okay

A seven-year-old girl text her dad minutes before the plane he was on crashed – killing all but one of the 27 on board. Liza Ostapenko, 7, messaged her dad Oleksiy Ostapenko, 28, to say she was worried about him minutes before the plane crash landed. Oleksiy was second in command on the ill-fated AN-28 […]

Canada joins Britain, EU in plan to stem ‘catastrophic’ biodiversity loss by 2030

Britain and Canada on Monday joined the European Union in pledging to protect 30% of their land and seas by 2030 to stem “catastrophic” biodiversity loss and help galvanize support for broader agreement on the target ahead of a U.N. summit. With the twin crises of climate change and wildlife loss accelerating, leaders are trying […]

Woman accused of setting up GoFundMe page for murder victims to swindle cash

A suspected conwoman stole nearly £10,000 from a fake GoFundMe page for the families of three murder victims, it is claimed. Amanda Brown, 32, is alleged to have set up the online page supposedly to help the relatives of three friends killed in a horrific triple homicide. But she allegedly went on a shopping spree […]

Mexican president offers witness protection in missing students probe

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government is seeking to grant protection to suspects who collaborate in a probe into the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican college students, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday, after officials ordered dozens of new arrests. The dozens of warrants for key “authors” of the crime, including military personnel […]

Armed police scramble to Halifax bank after man ‘pours petrol on himself’

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Armed police have rushed to a Halifax bank in Blackpool after a man "poured petrol on himself and furniture" inside the branch. Police responded to reports that a man on a mobility scooter had poured petrol inside […]

EU bullies: Fear of Brussels drove Swiss referendum result, says politician

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. And Roger Koeppel said he was already focusing on another showdown with the bloc, over whether Switzerland should enter into a wide-ranging institutional framework accord which critics fear would bind it to […]

Mars bombshell as massive lakes show clues of alien life on Red Planet

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Mars could be teeming with life after huge lakes of water were discovered under its south pole, scientists say. The complex system has been likened to an underground "patchwork" in Antarctica filled with weird jellyfish and shrimp-like […]

School football coach ‘shot dead by nephew, 15, who stole more than £5,000’

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of his uncle and stealing $7,000 – around £5,430. Teen Charles Alexander allegedly shot popular football coach Corey Smith, 46, in Miami, Florida, US last Monday after neighbours heard three gunshots. Police rushed to the PE teacher’s home but he was already dead. Schoolboy Charles told […]