World News Digest

The story behind the world’s first cashpoint
The world’s first cash machine landed on a north London high street 50 years ago this week, transforming everyday banking for millions of people...
Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide
Around 100 people are feared buried after a landslide smashed through their village in southwest China’s Sichuan Province early Saturday, local officials...
New York ‘gangster’ released from prison at age 100
John “Sonny” Franzese, a reputed underboss of the Colombo crime family, was released from a Massachusetts prison hospital on Friday at age...
Ron Howard steps in to complete the Young Han Solo film
After the shock announcement that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller had been let go from the upcoming Han Solo movie, Ron Howard has been officially...
Police issue child safety warning over Snapchat maps update
Police forces have raised child safety concerns about a new Snapchat feature that reveals users’ locations amid fears it could be used for stalking.
At least 58 killed as forest fires rage across Portugal
At least 58 people have been killed in a number of forest fires in central Portugal, as temperatures pass 40C.
Queen celebrates birthday with Trooping the Colour parade
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were the stars of the show on a packed Buckingham Palace balcony, as they watched open-mouthed at an RAF flypast for...
BA compensation bill expected to exceed £50m after IT failure
Passengers hit by the chaos caused by the British Airways IT outage in May could be eligible for overall compensation in excess of £50m.
Bill Cosby case ends in mistrial as jury fail to agree on verdict
The trial of Bill Cosby has ended in a mistrial after the jury failed to reach a verdict, despite more than 53 hours of deliberations.
World leaders voice solidarity with UK after London Bridge attacks
World leaders have sent swift messages of support even as the full extent of the terrorist attacks in London was still unfolding.
Hundreds of Juventus fans injured in Turin stampede during Champions League final screening
Italian police confirmed on Sunday morning that around 1,000 football fans were injured in one of Turin’s main public squares when a firecracker...
Cyclone heads towards Bangladesh as storm toll reaches almost 200 in Sri Lanka
The death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has risen to 169, with close to half a million people displaced.
British Airways passengers facing third day of delays at Heathrow
British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow after an IT glitch that grounded scores of planes, leaving thousands of travellers...
MI5 launches reviews into how it missed Manchester bomber Abedi
MI5 has launched two urgent inquiries into how it missed the danger posed by Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, according to reports.
Wenger’s Arsenal future remains uncertain after FA Cup triumph
The future of long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to be decided this week as the Frenchman savours his side’s 2-1 FA Cup final...
BA chaos continues at Heathrow and Gatwick airports
Disruption continued at Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Sunday following the British Airways IT failure the previous day that left thousands stranded...
Police release CCTV photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack
CCTV images showing suicide bomber Salman Abedi on the night he attacked Manchester Arena killing 22 people have been been released by police.
Some of Manchester bomber’s network ‘could still be at large’
The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said that other members of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi’s terror network are 'potentially’ still at large.
Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew of challenges
With his whirlwind foreign trip complete, U.S. President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries...
BA hit by ‘global system outage’ as passengers face delays
British Airways passengers around the world are facing delays and long waits as the airline says it is experiencing a “global system outage”.
Venezuela’s late President Chavez’s home, government buildings set on fire
An opposition lawmaker says protesters have set Hugo Chavez’s childhood home and several government buildings on fire in western Venezuela.
Polls show UK’s Conservatives losing ground as policies set out
Theresa May’s lead in the opinion polls has narrowed after her Conservatives and the Labour opposition published their policy plans this week, with...
China ‘crippled CIA by killing or imprisoning informants’, reports New York Times
The Chinese government “systematically dismantled” CIA spying operations in China and killed or imprisoned up to 20 informants over a two-year...
Want to lose weight? Eat from a crinkly plate
A crinkly plate, designed with ridges that cunningly reduce the amount of food it holds, may be heading for the market to help people concerned about their...
Brexit negotiations set to start on 19 June
The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has pencilled in 19 June for the first formal day of talks with Britain about its withdrawal from the...
Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning leaves military prison
Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been released from military prison, a US Army spokesperson has confirmed.
Putin blames U.S. as Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call
Vladimir Putin has blamed the U.S. for the global cyber attack that has crippled computer systems around the world since Friday.
Russian who played Pokemon Go in church avoids jail term
A Russian blogger has been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after uploading a video of himself playing Pokemon Go in a church.
Corbyn accused of taking Britain back to the 70s after Labour manifesto leak
Labour is poised to pledge to re-nationalise energy companies, railways and the Royal Mail in its most left-wing election manifesto in a generation.
Gluten-free foods could increase risk of obesity, says researchers
A gluten-free lifestyle has become one of the most popular diet trends of recent years, finding favour with celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim...

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