More than 125,000 people have signed a petition demanding the jailed parents of terminally ill Ashya King must be released and allowed to visit their son in hospital. Supporters today went to Downing Street to call on David Cameron to intervene and ensure Brett and Nagmeh King are granted bail and allowed to leave a Madrid high security prison. Ashya King family lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz : Since Saturday night the five-year-old has been separated form his family and only his older brother Danny, 23, has been able to see him at Málaga's Hospital Materno-Infanti, where the brain cancer patient is being guarded by armed police.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will meet in Wales this week, where NATO leaders will approve a squad that will be on high alert and ready to strike if crises deepen in Ukraine. WSJ's Naftali Bendavid joins Simon Constable on the News Hub with the details. Photo: AP
The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved? The format is simple - somebody has water, often full of ice cubes, dumped over their head. They then nominate people they know to undertake the same challenge. There have been in excess of 2.4 million ice bucket-related videos posted on Facebook, and 28 million people have uploaded, commented on or liked ice bucket-related posts.
Artwork found in a Gibraltar cave that was possibly done by Neanderthals suggests they may have been smarter than we all thought.
Ukraine is moving to a defensive strategy against what officials are calling a “full-scale invasion” of Russian troops. The announcement came as another round of talks between Kiev, Moscow and the separatists ended without apparent results. (Photo: Getty Images.)
Volcanic activity in Iceland’s Holuhraun lava field continued Monday, after a volcanic vent became active Sunday morning, releasing smoke and flames. But reports from the country’s national broadcaster indicated the severity was decreasing. Photo: AP
Jamaican-Chinese American Paula Williams Madison set out to discover her biracial roots on a journey that turned up a family of 400 across the world. The WSJ’s Ramy Inocencio speaks to Ms. Madison about the film, "Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China."
The U.S. military conducted an operation in Somalia on Monday involving drone strikes against the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab.
The parents of Ashya King say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child at risk.
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by US air strikes pressed a fightback against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking a weeks-long siege of a Shiite town. The military gains came as a senior UN rights official said the Islamic State jihadist group has carried out "acts of inhumanity on an unimaginable scale" in Iraq, and caretaker premier Nuri al-Maliki vowed the country would be the group's "graveyard". The breakthrough at Amerli on Sunday was the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS-led militants overran much of the Sunni Arab heartland north and west of Baghdad in June.
Cole Hamels and a pair of Philadelphia Phillies relievers are pitching a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Atlanta Braves. Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.
Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed Monday that the city gradually raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, up from the current $9 an hour. The proposal, which would make Los Angeles' wage law among the highest in the nation, needs City Council approval to become law. Garcetti unveiled his plan at a Labor Day gathering at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in South Los Angeles with a coalition of business, labor, community and religious leaders. He wants to raise the minimum wage in the city to $10.25 in 2015, $11.75 in 2016 and $13.25 in 2017, an amount the mayor said would enable workers to live above the poverty level. Currently, Los Angeles is covered by California's state minimum wage of $9 an hour. Under the plan, future increases would be tied to the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners.
Manchester United has signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco in an unexpected move on transfer deadline day Monday. The Colombia striker's deal gives United an option to buy him at the end of his season-long loan. The 28-year-old Falcao says "Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and is clearly determined to get back to the top."
French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that deflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Draghi called last week for greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity - comments that irritated German leaders but were welcomed in France because they hinted at a shift away from a current emphasis on budgetary austerity.
The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy. A Spanish judge ordered Brett and Naghemeh King held for 72 hours while documents are translated and doctors are consulted. After that, the judge could extend their time in detention or release them. The family had fled to Spain in hopes of selling a property to obtain enough cash for a new treatment in the Czech Republic or the United States they hope will help their child.