The incident occurred after ScotRail cancelled at least 200 trains, including expresses between Edinburgh and Glasgow, due to flooding and landslides on lines. LNER, which runs services between Inverness, Aberdeen, and London, said it was also unable to provide trains north of Edinburgh due to the weather conditions.
Pictures of the fugitive American billionaire show him wearing black underwear on his face, which he refused to take off for his "health's sake".
Forbes reported on Sunday that the US military probably has enough fighter jets to win a war against China in the Western-Pacific region, but it doesn't have enough bases there. The report suggested that the US army could "borrow" bases from China by "dropping paratroopers or landing Marines" on some of China's islands and reefs.
The prominent Iranian general was assassinated in a 3 January US airstrike near Baghdad International Airport. The Trump administration justified its actions by using unsubstantiated claims that Soleimani planned attacks on American diplomatic missions in the region.
Parts of the UK have been hit by high water due to excessive rainfall, with a flood warning issued across Scotland, Wales, and northern England. Meanwhile, sweltering heat continues to bake the rest of Britain. Heat warnings were issued for young children and the elderly as a temperature of 34C (93.2F) was recorded for a fifth straight day.
On 12 August 2000 the Kursk nuclear submarine sank to the bottom of the ocean in the Arctic Circle, leading to the death of all 118 men on board. Twenty years on are the world’s submariners still at risk of such a horrific death?
In 2005, former PM Sharon's decision to pull out from Gaza divided the Israeli public and experts. While those in favour of the plan claimed the initiative would scale back the country's military spending and improve the Jewish state's security, those who opposed it alleged the situation would only get worse.
On Tuesday, Russia announced that its Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology had registered the first vaccine against the coronavirus in the world. The vaccine, named "Sputnik V", has undergone a series of trials since 18 June 2020 and proven to be effective, granting patients immunity from COVID-19.