China’s ex-intelligence chief Ma Jian has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes including taking bribes and insider trading, a court says. Ma had been put under investigation in 2015 and expelled from the Communist Party one year later. He pleaded guilty and would not appeal, a court in the north-eastern Liaoning province said. […]

  Authorities in Indonesia have raised the danger level for the volcano that triggered a tsunami on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, and extended the no-go zone to three miles. Flights around the Anak Krakakau volcano were rerouted and the crater’s status was raised to high alert, the second-highest level. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the […]

A South Carolina school shooting will soon become a test case for court rulings that restrict life-without-parole sentences for juveniles after a 16-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of murder. Jesse Osborne pleaded guilty earlier this month to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at […]

Jose Jimenez had his first experience with electronic music at the dawn of the 80s. For this Dj and Producer, an early started interest for the electronic music became a real passion. Funk, Disco, Soul, R&B, Freestyle, Electro and the new beat scene where the first big influences on his future career in music. DJ […]

Queen guitarist Brian May says humane hunts, where sniffer dogs track people rather than animals, is the best way to keep hunting traditions alive. The rock legend kick-started a “clean boot” Boxing Day hunt in Swansea – which saw around a dozen on horseback and a team of hounds try to catch a group of […]

The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast was the most watched TV programme on Christmas Day, overnight viewing figures show. A combined audience of 6.4 million watched her annual message on BBC One, ITV, Sky One and Sky News. Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show on BBC One was the highest rated programme on a single channel, with 6.1 million viewers […]

A senior member of a major Pakistani political party has been shot dead. Syed Ali Raza Abidi, 46, was targeted by attackers outside his home in Karachi on Christmas day, police say. Mr Abidi previously led the secular Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), but resigned from the party in September for “personal reasons.” The murder comes […]