Officials in New Jersey have ordered a mandatory evacuation which could affect 750000 people as Hurricane Irene looms. The Philadelphia Inquirer said officials in Cape May county have told people to leave from 8am local time (1pm UK time) on Friday. The hurricane – which has been battering the Bahamas – is expected to hit the north eastern seaboard of America this weekend. It is predicted to hit North Carolina before working its way up the coast, with more than 50 million people potentially in t
There are growing concerns this morning about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tripoli. Hundreds of dead bodies have been discovered in a hospital — it appears patients were abandoned in their beds when fighting broke out last week. The United Nations Secretary General has made an urgent call to the international community to send humanitarian help. Sky’s Jane Dougall reports.
video.news.sky.com Michael Jackson’s children have made a rare public appearance — on stage in front of 50000 people — at a tribute concert in honour of their father. The event in Cardiff last night had a host of A-list performers. But as Jane Witherspoon reports, not everyone in the Jackson family was happy about the concert.
Sir Bruce Forsyth has received his knighthood for services to entertainment in a career spanning 70 years. The Strictly Come Dancing host’s place as a leading TV presenter has been recognised after years of campaigning by fans. The award also marks his charity work, something the star does privately.