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January 1, 2020
Netanyahu says he’ll seek immunity from prosecution in corruption cases

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed he will seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in multiple corruption cases hanging over him ahead of upcoming March elections. In a speech at...

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January 1, 2020
Heil Bandera: Ukrainian nationalists hold torchlight parade to celebrate Nazi collaborator’s birthday

Thousands of nationalists In Kiev have celebrated the New Year with torchlight parades in honor of Stepan Bandera, a WWII nationalist regarded by modern Ukrainians as a hero and by...

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January 1, 2020
‘I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot’: Spurs boss Mourinho cracks up internet after being yellow-carded in Southampton defeat

There was no sense of festive goodwill from Jose Mourinho after he was yellow-carded in Tottenham's loss at Southampton for appearing to read the tactics being jotted down by a...

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January 1, 2020
Can hitting the reset button save the Cleveland Browns from cementing their status as the NFL's most doomed franchise?

The Cleveland Browns entered the 2019 season as the most hyped team in the NFL. Ten losses later, they have fired their head coach, their GM and are mired by...

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January 1, 2020
Greta Thunberg SEX joke triggers outrage at disabled British comedian

British comedian Rosie Jones has provoked a mass clutching of pearls on Twitter after she took aim at media's most sacred cow, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, with an X-rated...

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January 1, 2020
It’s the wrong guy! Two Ukrainian channels air oligarch Poroshenko’s NYE address instead of president Zelensky’s

The political struggle in Ukraine never goes on holiday. The viewers of two local channels couldn't tell if it was 2019 all over again when they saw former president Petro...

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January 1, 2020
ICYMI: Rite On’s 2020 predictions – Macron joins Yellow Vests, Greta hires bear, Trump wins (VIDEO)

2020 is here, bringing with it a whole new set of events ready to unfold in the 12 months ahead, so ICYMI has attempted to predict the unpredictable Will Donald...

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January 1, 2020
Is the shale boom running on fumes?

Shale drilling does not produce as much oil and gas as the industry promised, raising questions about the productivity, profitability and, ultimately, the longevity of the fracking boom. The Wall...

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January 1, 2020
Iraqi protesters withdraw from US Embassy in Baghdad, some defy orders (VIDEOS)

Paramilitary leaders have ordered their supporters to leave the heavily fortified US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq, as American troops reinforced the besieged facility. However, some protesters stayed put. Live...

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January 1, 2020
Starting the New Year with a BANG: Brighton star Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores incredible overhead kick against Chelsea (VIDEO)

Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh started 2020 in style as the Iranian scored a stunning overhead kick equalizer for his team in the Premier League encounter with Chelsea. Jahanbakhsh, 26, came...

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January 1, 2020
Dance, chant, sing: WATCH Indian soldiers send army-style New Year greetings

Taking a break from the hard work of soldiering, Indian service members have been filmed sending a flurry of artistic New Year greetings to the nation, garnering applause on social...

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January 1, 2020
'An absolute joke': More VAR controversy as Jack Grealish goal ruled out for offside because of teammate's HEEL

It didn't take long for the first VAR controversy of 2020 after a Jack Grealish strike was ruled out for Aston Villa in their early kick-off at Burnley after replays...

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January 1, 2020
No survivors: New Year’s fire at German zoo kills ALL animals inside monkey sanctuary (VIDEO)

A fire reportedly caused by New Year's Eve fireworks burnt down the monkey house at a zoo in Germany, killing all of the chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas inside. More than...

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January 1, 2020
In 2020 prepare to eat bugs, bags and weed

While haggis, neeps and tatties typically represent the best of Scottish cooking, 2020 has other plans in a culinary clash of evolution, innovation and sustainability. In a new publication from...

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January 1, 2020
Numerous cars TORCHED during New Year’s Eve mayhem in Strasbourg, France (VIDEOS)

Vandals in Strasbourg, France, marked the start of 2020 by setting countless vehicles on fire. Videos on social media purportedly show shocking acts of arson that took place across the...

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January 1, 2020
'Hail Cesar': Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta scores first Premier League goal of the decade

Chelsea's Spanish skipper Cesar Azpilicueta carved out his own little piece of history by scoring the first Premier League goal of the decade during his side's early New Year's Day...

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January 1, 2020
Keep Ron going! Juventus considering new deal to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at club until age of 38 – reports

Juventus are considering offering Cristiano Ronaldo a contract extension which could keep the Portuguese ace at the club until the age of 38, according to reports in Italy. Ronaldo, 34,...

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January 1, 2020
Iran’s Supreme Leader hits back at Trump’s ‘big price’ threat, says US ‘took revenge’ for defeating ISIS

Giving a sharp rebuke to Donald Trump's threat to make Iran pay for an attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said tirades like this usually end...

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January 1, 2020
Million-dollar woman: Kayla Harrison - dubbed 'the female Khabib' - wins PFL Championship & mega payday (VIDEO)

Kayla Harrison, the two-time Olympic medalist in judo who's described herself as a "female Khabib Nurmagomedov," is $1 million richer after winning the PFL lightweight tournament late on New Year's...

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January 1, 2020
WATCH: Russia’s Ali Isaev smashes his way to $1 MILLION with victory at PFL Championship in New York

Russian MMA heavyweight Ali Isaev is walking into 2020 with an extra $1 million in his bank account after winning the PFL championship at the promotion's end-of-year extravaganza in New...

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January 1, 2020
Australia deploys military aircraft & navy ships to help fire-ravaged communities

Australia has sent military aircraft and ships to relieve towns that have been caught in the violent infernos sweeping the country's southeast coast. Thousands of people have been forced to...

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January 1, 2020
Chelsea post $130 million loss – but insist they WILL stay within Financial Fair Play limits

Chelsea have posted losses of £96.8million (US$128.3 million), although the club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich insist they are not in danger of breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP)...

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January 1, 2020
US troops fire tear gas at protesters outside US embassy in Baghdad – reports

Tear gas has been used to disperse angry crowds outside the US embassy in Baghdad, a day after thousands of protesters attempted to storm the diplomatic compound, AFP reported. Dozens...

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January 1, 2020
‘It's going to be an eventful year': India set to launch THIRD lunar mission in 2020

India will send its Chandrayaan 3 orbiter to the Moon, hoping that it could further explore the Earth's satellite later this year. The previous attempt failed after mission control lost...

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January 1, 2020
Pope Francis repeatedly SLAPS woman’s hand after she YANKS him toward her (VIDEO)

The world saw a different side of Pope Francis on New Year's Eve after the pontiff tore himself free from a woman who had grabbed his hand and pulled him...

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January 1, 2020
OMG! Mini Cooper catches fire & drives ON ITS OWN in stunning VIDEO

Onlookers in Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana, captured the gut-wrenching moment a car was engulfed by flames and started moving with no driver inside, ploughing into vehicles parked nearby. The video shows...

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January 1, 2020
China drops tariffs on hundreds of Pakistani products as wide-ranging trade agreement takes effect

A newly implemented deal between Beijing and Islamabad will eliminate tariffs on hundreds of products, a move which is expected to provide a billion-dollar boost to bilateral trade. The Free...

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January 1, 2020
Not the bees! Pentagon wants to use swarms of AI-powered drones for ‘rescue’ missions

The Pentagon is combing the AI developer community to try to build a self-starting swarm of AI-enabled drones capable of recognizing and tracking a target – ostensibly for search and...

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January 1, 2020
From dream to reality: Russia’s ‘Silicon Valley’ to mark 10-year anniversary with new projects

Russia's Skolkovo innovation center, which is marking 10 years since its founding, has ambitious plans for 2020 and beyond to continue promoting technology and helping small innovative startups grow into...

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January 1, 2020
'Reckless escalation' or 'no more Benghazis'? Dems jeer & GOP cheer as Trump points finger at Teheran after Baghdad embassy attack

A major partisan divide has formed around President Trump's handling of the situation in Iraq, with several Democrats blasting recent US airstrikes and troop deployments, and some in the GOP...

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January 1, 2020
Pompeo blames ‘terrorists & Iranian proxies’ for attack on US embassy in Baghdad as Teheran rebuffs accusations

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named the alleged masterminds of the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad, calling them “terrorists” and pinning blame squarely on Tehran for...

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January 1, 2020
‘How’s the climate accord doing?’: Trump rips Macron amid massive pension protests & labor strike

US President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, highlighting a series of heated protests unfolding across France over a hot-button pension reform and poking...

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January 1, 2020
US sending 4,000 troops to Middle East after Baghdad embassy siege – reports

Some 500 paratroopers from the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division are already on their way to Kuwait, and 3,500 more are set to follow, after the US embassy in Baghdad...

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