Drugged puppies blamed for spreading diarrhea superbugs in multi-state outbreak

Enlarge / I don’t feel so good. (credit: Getty | Christopher Furlong) Puppies given a startling amount of antibiotics have spurred a multi-state outbreak of diarrhea-causing bacterial infections that are extensively drug resistant, federal and state health officials report this week. The finding, published in the September 21 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the […]

Max Verstappen blamed for Daniel Ricciardo exit by Red Bull boss

Ricciardo shocked the F1 world when he announced he was joining Renault at the end of the season. The Australian was tipped to move to Mercedes or Ferrari earlier in the year but he has instead opted to drive alongside Nico Hulkenberg. Horner was disappointed with Ricciardo’s decision and initially thought the phone call was […]

Explosives thrown at home of SF’s Gerry Adams, while Derry rioting blamed on ‘New’ IRA

A week of rioting and violence across Northern Ireland culminated in explosive devices being thrown at the Belfast homes of prominent Sinn Fein activists, including the party’s former leader Gerry Adams. The home of the republican Bobby Storey, who previously served as the party’s chairman in Northern Ireland, was also targeted. Read more The Police […]

Nigeria’s top statistician tweeted the country’s latest inflation data an hour early — and blamed a non-existent time difference between Nigeria and London

Nigeria’s top statistician tweeted the country’s latest inflation data one hour early. He blamed the fact that his watch was on “London time” — despite London and Nigeria being in the same time zone. The country’s inflation rate fell to 13.34% from 14.33% in March. The head of Nigeria’s statistical authority made an embarrassing blunder […]

London tourism sees attractions DROP in visitors – as cost and rail disruption blamed

UK tourism hit a record high in 2018 and is looking to continue into 2018. Over 39.9 million visits were made to the UK, and this number is expected to exceed 40 million this year. Yet the capital city is seeing fewer visitors, as London tourism reports a decline in tourists visiting the major attractions. […]

Living hell of pilot blamed for deaths of Busby Babes

GETTY Rescue workers pictured in a snowstorm at the wreckage of the plane carrying the Busy Babes As the aircraft powered down the Munich runway James Thain’s eyes were fixed firmly on the instruments panel, oblivious to the flurries of snow outside. Behind him tensions were running high in the passenger cabin because of the […]

North Korea canceled a cultural-exchange concert and blamed ‘insulting’ South Korean media coverage

North Korea announced that it had “no choice” but to cancel a scheduled joint cultural performance with South Korea. North Korea’s statement cited what it called South Korea’s “insulting” media coverage of its participation in the Winter Olympics for the cancellation. The cultural performance would have included Korean pop and traditional music, including a performance […]