Philippine police on Tuesday arrested a lawmaker who is among President Rodrigo Duterte's most vocal critics, just minutes after a court issued a warrant on revived charges of rebellion that were dropped in 2011 after an amnesty. The arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes is the latest round in his sparring with Duterte, whom he accuses of hiding wealth and being responsible for alleged executions of thousands of suspected criminals and drug dealers, which Duterte denies. Trillanes has backed several complaints to the International Criminal Court (ICC) seeking the president's indictment for crimes against humanity and has protected people willing to testify against Duterte.
These adorable pictures capture six fluffy cheetah cubs as they play with their parents. The youngsters - three male and three female, can be seen exploring their enclosure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. The 14-week-old spotted creatures play-fight with each other, or lounge on logs in the hot sun. The lively litter has been given a clean bill of health from vets following a health check.
After days of chaos in Canberra, Scott Morrison has emerged as the new leader of the Liberal party and the new prime minister of Australia. It's been almost impossible to keep track of every twist and turn in this Shakespearean drama, to help you get your head around it, we've pulled together the numbers that matter in the 2018 leadership spill.
Police in Thailand discovered on Tuesday the bodies of a British man and his Thai wife buried near a creek on their property in the country's north, days after the couple were reported missing. Alan Hogg, a 64-year-old retired businessman, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, were reported missing from their home in the province of Phrae last week. "The three men conspired in the murder of the couple and our investigation is ongoing to determine exactly who did what," deputy police spokesman Colonel Kissana Phatanacharoen told Reuters.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks, further raising regional tensions after a weekend militant attack on a military parade in Iran.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church have outraged the faithful and are driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.
A police force has been accused of "glorifying killers" for charging people £75 to spend Halloween in a cell used by serial killer Fred West. West Midlands Police are holding a ghost hunt at the Steelhouse Lane prison in Birmingham. West was held in a cell there before being transferred to Winson Green prison in the city where he hanged himself in 1995.
It is increasingly likely Britain's opposition Labour will vote against any Brexit deal reached by Prime Minister Theresa May, the party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday. Starmer also said that if parliament votes down May's deal, or she fails to reach an agreement, all alternatives must be on the table, including another public vote in which remaining in the EU is an option. "If Theresa May brings back a deal that does not meet our tests - and that looks increasingly likely - Labour will vote against her deal.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with no money to his name, a man with an oddball combination of sympathies for right-wing and liberation causes. Even Indonesian police say it's unlikely Skrzypski could have arranged the arms deal they say he promised to make with rebels. But Skrzypski, who is charged with treason, still faces up to 20 years in prison if he's found guilty.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International and an Afghan art collective unveiled Tuesday a mural in Kabul in the memory of AFP's slain chief Afghanistan photographer, Shah Marai, who was killed in April along with eight other reporters in a double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group.
Portugal's Socialist government has warned crisis-hit Venezuela that bilateral ties could be at risk over its jailing of Portuguese supermarket managers on charges of gouging food prices and demanded that the problem be resolved swiftly. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said he had "a tough conversation" over the issue with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. The brewing diplomatic row could sour relations between Portugal's left-leaning government and the cash-strapped leftist government of Venezuela, where about 400,000 Portuguese citizens and people of Portuguese origin live.
Upcoming Celebrity Island scenes are set to show Pete Wicks having a meltdown after a pig accidentally chocked to death in front of him. Wicks had supposedly been opposed to slaughtering the animal insisting that he “didn’t need to take another life to survive”, despite being seen on the show eating fish. A source told The Sun: “Somehow it [the pig] managed to get all worked up, and in a tragic accident it hung itself.
GENEVA (AP) — Novartis said Tuesday it's cutting some 2,100 jobs in Switzerland and Britain over several years as the Swiss pharmaceuticals giant tweaks its corporate structure to become more nimble and more efficient.
Britain's top share index edged up on Tuesday thanks to a surge in oil majors as crude prices hit a four-year high, while retailer Next stole the spotlight after a strong update confounded expectations. The FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent by 0825 GMT, boosted by energy stocks and miners. Next