Max Burman


  • Syrian army breaks 3-year ISIS siege on key city

    Syrian government troops broke a years-long Islamic State group siege of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Tuesday, retaking one of the militants' last major footholds and freeing thousands trapped in the contested enclave near the Iraqi border.

  • Dairy industry planning campaign in response to attacks from vegans

    Britain’s dairy industry is planning to splash out on a £1.2 million marketing campaign as it struggles to counter attacks from increasingly vocal vegan activists. News of the campaign comes after anti-dairy groups marked the first World Plant Milk Day on August 22, while thousands of protesters marched in London last week as part of a global effort to “fight animal oppression”. The marketing campaign will be led by Dairy UK and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, according to trade magazine The Grocer.

  • Four British soldiers arrested on suspicion of planning far-right terror plot

    Four British soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of preparing acts as terrorism as suspected members of the banned neo-Nazi group National Action.

  • Looters stole from flooded Houston home while victim, 89, lay floating inside

    Looters broke into a flooded Houston home last week while the body of an elderly flood victim was still floating inside the property.

  • Boy, 5, shocked after finding python inside his toilet in Southend

    A blocked toilet is nobody's idea of fun, but it turned into the stuff of nightmares for one five-year-old from Southend, Essex, when he lifted the lid to discover a three-foot-long python.

  • At least 20 Grenfell survivors and witnesses have attempted suicide, says charity

    At least 20 survivors and witnesses of the Grenfell Tower fire have attempted suicide since the deadly incident, a charity has claimed, warning that more such cases could arise in the coming weeks and months.

  • 1 in 3 Brits think Princess Diana was assassinated

    Twenty years after her death, one in three Britons think Princess Diana was assassinated and almost two thirds are at least open to the possibility.

  • Brits are more likely to have been to Paris than Edinburgh

    British people are more likely to have visited the French capital than Scotland's Edinburgh, according to a new YouGov poll.

  • UN Human Rights Office advertises for unpaid internship

    In an ironic twist on an endemic problem, the United Nations came under fire on Friday after it emerged that its office for Human Rights was advertising for a months-long unpaid internship.

  • Cycling magazine accidentally prints what they actually think about women

    A cycling magazine has been forced to apologise after using the caption "token attractive woman" for a photo of a female cyclist in its latest edition.

  • Channel 4 removes video featuring racist Islamist amid backlash

    Channel 4 News is facing criticism for providing a platform to a woman who has previously declared her support for terrorists and her hatred for "honkies" and "Israeli parasites".

  • Grieving husband calls for change in law after cyclist is cleared of manslaughter

    The grieving husband of a woman who was killed when a 'remorseless' courier rammed into her on an illegal bike has called for new laws to tackle "irresponsible and reckless" cycling as he paid a heartbreaking tribute to his late wife.

  • Donald Trump appoints adviser who helps big pharma hike drug prices

    The White House announced on Monday that Tomas J. Philipson, a health care economist whose company advises pharmaceutical companies that charge patients huge amounts of money for crucial drugs, was joining the President's Council of Economic Advisors. That news came just hours after Trump publicly attacked Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier for allegedly charging patients huge amounts for drugs after he resigned from the President's Manufacturing Council in protest at the president's response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend.

  • 'I thought Grace Mugabe was going to kill me'

    Gabriella Engels, the 20-year-old South African model who accused Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe of attacking her with an extension cord at a hotel in Johannesburg, says she doesn’t understand what caused Mugabe to her “with so much hate” that she feared for her life. Engels claims she was assaulted by Mugabe on Sunday evening as she waited with two friends in a luxury Johannesburg hotel suite to meet one of Mugabe’s adult sons.

  • White supremacist Christopher Cantwell banned from dating site OkCupid

    If you had your heart set on a date with an infamous neo-Nazi then bad news: dating site OkCupid took the unusual step of banning one individual who participated in last weekend’s rally in Virginia for life on Thursday, and naming them publicly. “We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid”, the site announced on their Twitter account. Cantwell featured prominently in Vice’s documentary on the ‘Unite the Right’ white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that caught global attention after it descended into violence, leading to the death of one counter-protester.

  • Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville says first time she heard from Trump was during her daughter's funeral

    The mother of Heather Heyer, the 33-year-old killed when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend, says she has no interest in speaking to President Trump "after what he said".

  • The odds suggest there's an almost 50% chance of Trump being impeached

    Increasingly isolated in the White House, President Trump is facing criticism from all sides following his nuclear standoff with North Korea and response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

  • Photos: At least 13 dead in Barcelona terror attack

    A man has been arrested after a white van plowed into a packed summer crowd in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, injuring 50 others and sending dozens fleeing.

  • People are sharing pictures of cats after the Barcelona attack

    At least 12 people are dead and many more injured after a terror attack in the heart of Barcelona.

  • 'No whites allowed' graffiti sparks outrage in Birmingham

    A Birmingham councillor has vowed not to let racist graffiti divide the community after an image of a wall in the city covered with the words "no whites allowed after 8pm" went viral.