World News Digest
Guy Ritchie defends ‘fabulous actor’ David Beckham amid King Arthur criticism
Director Guy Ritchie has defended David Beckham’s latest big screen outing, calling him a “fabulous actor”.
The Rock considering a run for president after Donald Trump
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson says he considers a White House run “a real possibility”.
Boeing halts test flights of 737 MAX jetliner
Boeing has suspended test flights of its new 737 MAX jetliners over fears of a potential manufacturing flaw affecting an engine part.
Massachusetts judge overturns Hernandez’s murder conviction
A former NFL player’s murder sentence has been overturned - because he killed himself in jail before his appeal could be heard.
Evacuation of 50,000 people in Germany as five WW2 bombs discovered
Experts in Germany have to defuse five Second World War bombs near Hanover, as 50,000 residents are evacuated from their homes on Sunday.
North Korea accuses CIA of ‘vicious’ plot to kill Kim Jong-Un
North Korea has accused the US and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-Un.
Eiffel Tower stunt exposes security concern on eve of French election
As Mr Macron and Ms Le Pen make their last push for support, protests have been breaking out in Paris.
Game Of Thrones announces plans for four spin-offs to add to ‘vast universe’
HBO has announced plans for four different spin-offs of hit TV show Game Of Thrones.
Swearing makes you stronger and increases stamina, study finds
Muscle strength and stamina can be improved by swearing, a study has suggested. Turning the air blue may help a cyclist struggling up a hill to summon...
Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest
Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, died on Mount Everest...
Tom Hardy ‘didn’t chase and arrest moped thief’
Doubt has been cast on last week’s widely reported story claiming that Hollywood star Tom Hardy chased down and arrested a suspected moped thief.
Anthony Joshua ‘could emulate Muhammad Ali’ and become sporting icon
Promoters believe Anthony Joshua could go on to be as popular as his hero Muhammad Ali, as they hatch plans to make him one of sport’s biggest stars.
Pope warns of broad destruction if Korean tensions escalate
Pope Francis is warning that “a good part of humanity” will be destroyed if tensions with North Korea escalate, and he is calling for diplomacy...
Madeleine McCann: Investigators pursuing ‘significant’ lead
Police searching for Madeleine McCann have said they are pursuing a “significant line of inquiry” as the 10th anniversary of her disappearance...
Serena Williams Snapchat pregnancy reveal was an accident
Serena Williams has admitted she accidentally revealed her pregnancy to the world with a swimsuit photo on Snapchat.
British Islamic State terrorist killed by drone ‘posed serious threat’
A British terrorist killed by a drone strike in Syria “posed a very serious threat to the UK” and was a “prolific recruiter and attack...
West Ham United and Newcastle’s offices raided by tax officials
West Ham and Newcastle United have been raided as part of a huge football tax fraud investigation involving 180 HMRC officers across the UK and France.
Macron tipped for French presidency as banks soar in European relief rally
European banks led a relief rally on Monday after business-friendly candidate Emmanuel Macron topped France’s first-round election poll, cutting...
Donald Trump has worst poll approval rating at 100 days than any President since 1945
As Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the Republican is suffering the lowest approval ratings than any President since 1945.
London Marathon stars targeting new world record
Athletics fans have been advised to watch out for a potential men’s world record time in Sunday’s London Marathon.
American Airlines’ employee suspended after row with passengers
American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman...
Champion cyclist Scarponi killed in training crash
Italian cycling great Michele Scarponi has been tragically killed following a crash with a van during a training ride.
Death toll in Afghan base attack continues to rise
Well over 100 Afghan soldiers are believed to have been killed in Friday’s assault on a military base in the north of the country.
Borussia Dortmund bus attack suspect ‘was Islamic State fighter’
A man detained by police over a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus is believed to have been an Islamic State fighter in Iraq, German prosecutors...
United passenger launches legal action over forceful removal
Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois state court on Wednesday to require...
Two bullets from drive-by shooting miss 4-year-old girl’s head by inches
Video released by Arizona police shows how a four-year-old girl narrowly escaped being shot when gunfire shattered the windows of a barber shop she was...
Brawl breaks out during Lord Of The Dance performance in Manchester
A boozy brawl broke out at a theatre in Manchester during a performance of Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance.
‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel: Jude Law Will Play Young Dumbledore
Jude Law has been cast as a young professor Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
United States’ first female Muslim judge found dead in Hudson River
The first female Muslim judge in the United States has been found dead on the banks of the Hudson River in New York, police have said.
North Korea warns US of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if it takes military action
North Korea has promised a strong response if the US “dares opt for a military action”, warning such a move would have “catastrophic...