What is coloboma, Madeleine McCann's eye defect? What causes it and how rare is it? Here's all you need to know

DOZENS of images of missing Madeleine McCann were released over a number of investigations to find her. Police officials always urged people to look out for the mark in her right eye. But what exactly is it? What is coloboma? Coloboma is a gap in part of the eye's structure, normally towards the bottom of the eye. It can affect just […]

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Half a million asthma sufferers face 'impossible choice' between food or life-saving drugs

HALF a million asthma sufferers are left facing the impossible choice between food or life-saving drugs, new figures have shown. Researchers found than more than a third of people with the condition in England admitted they had to cut back on groceries to afford their medication. While around 100,000 said they couldn't afford to buy their children's school uniform after […]

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Haunting ‘Eva Stories’ Instagram revives brutality of Holocaust with dramatised 'story' featuring Jewish teen

A HAUNTING Instagram project designed to revive the memory of the Holocaust lets social media users follow the a Jewish teen as she uploads 'stories' showing the horrors of the genocide. Eva Stories is a digital dramatisation of the real-life story of Eva Heyman, a young girl from Hungary who was caught up in the atrocity in 1944. The project […]

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Minister resigns as serial killer case grips tiny island nation

Nicosia, Cyprus: The Justice Minister in Cyprus resigned on Thursday amid mounting criticism that police bungled their investigations when some of the seven foreign women and girls slain by a serial killer were initially reported missing. A Cypriot army captain has admitted to killing the women and girls. Even as the minister resigned, police on Thursday kept searching a lake […]

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Probe launched after ‘Marathon cleaners branded slow runners fat’

London Marathon chiefs investigate ‘horrific’ abuse of slower runners left in tears after street cleaners branded them ‘FAT’ and shouted ‘hurry up’ Liz Ayres, a pace setter, confronted race director Hugh Brasher live on air today  She directly accused Marathon officials of berating the runners at the back Comments reportedly included ‘if you didn’t eat as much, your t-shirt would […]

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