World News Digest
Dozens killed as Islamic State hits back with suicide bombings in Baghdad
A spate of Islamic State suicide bombings have left 39 people dead in and around the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Four-year-old boy survives internal decapitation in car crash
A four-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being internally decapitated - where the skull is separated from the spine - in a car crash. Killian...
You’ve got the wrong man: Identity of arrested people-smuggler called into doubt
Investigators who thought they had captured one of the world’s most wanted people smugglers are checking claims they nabbed the wrong man.
Man dies after falling into hot spring at Yellowstone National Park
A man has died after falling into a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park in the US state of Wyoming.
Rudolph’s little helper: Reindeer herders launch app to reduce road kills
They have painted their antlers in fluorescent colors, hung reflectors round their necks and even used movable traffic signs.
All civil servants to lose access to the internet in security clampdown
Civil servants have been told that internet access is NSFW in Singapore. They are being disconnected in a crackdown to make official information systems...
Healthy baby boy born four months after mother declared brain dead
A baby has been born safe and well almost four months after its mother was declared brain dead — one of the longest such cases in Europe. The...
Mother burns teenage daughter alive for eloping to marry man she loved
A mother was arrested on Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive because the girl had defied her family to marry the man...
‘Unscrupulous’ people smuggler known as The General to face justice
One of the world’s most wanted people smugglers is due before a court in Italy after being arrested in Sudan.
Adidas faces ridicule for epic ‘Columbia’ spelling mistake
Sportswear giant adidas is facing embarrassment after it misspelled the name of Colombia in football promotional images.
Japanese banks raise guard after $16 million taken from ATMs
Japanese banks that lost some 1.8 billion yen ($16.5 million) when fake overseas cards were used at convenience store ATMs are scrambling to combat such...
Hit-and-run truck driver arrested after leaving five cyclists dead
Five cyclists died and another four were left seriously hurt by a hit-and-run truck driver, authorities say.
PNG police fire on student protesters, four reported dead
Rioting, looting and gunshots erupted in the capital of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday after police opened fire on a student demonstration, wounding about...
Top people smuggler known as ‘The General’ arrested in Sudan
One of the world’s most wanted people smugglers has been arrested in Sudan, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed.
Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi taken to hospital with ‘heart condition’
The controversial former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital in Milan with a heart problem. The 79-year-old centre-right...
Car bomb blast rips through police bus leaving 11 dead in historic Istanbul
A car bomb attack on a police bus in Istanbul has killed at least 11 people, seven of them officers.
Mexican security forces committed crimes against humanity: report
Mexican security forces have committed crimes against humanity, with mass disappearances and extrajudicial killings rife during the country’s decade-long...
Barbie beamed up for Star Trek 50th anniversary collection
Two 1960s icons get mashed up as Mattel has created Barbie versions of James. T.
Exclusive Sydney homes face falling into sea as storms wash away 50m of beach
A number of exclusive homes on Sydney’s Collaroy Beach face collapse after storms washed away some 50 metres of beach.
‘I’m fine’: Japanese boy abandoned in woods released from hospital
A Japanese boy who was found nearly a week after he was abandoned in a forest by his parents as punishment waved to onlookers as he released from a hospital...
15 terror attacks on Euro 2016 foiled as Frenchman ‘armed with TNT and guns’ held
Several planned terror attacks during the Euro 2016 tournament in France have been thwarted, according to a Ukrainian security chief.
Kanye West surprise show causes ‘near riot’ outside New York’s Webster Hall
A secret Kanye West show in New York City descended into chaos after thousands of fans swarmed the venue and caused the event to be cancelled.
Skydiver falls 14,000ft to his death after mid-air collision
A skydiver fell 14,000ft (4.3km) to his death after a mid-air collision with another skydiver in South Carolina, according to authorities.
Australian storm leaves 3 dead and disrupts everything from internet to shipping
A weekend of wild weather in Australia disrupted everything from the internet to shipping and banking, while pummelling coastal towns and exposing insurance...
Are Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake really to blame for obesity crisis?
Would teenagers be any slimmer if Katy Perry hawked kale and quinoa? New research doesn’t prove a link, but its authors think music stars popular...
Clinton wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico… now for California
Hillary Clinton overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico’s Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, putting her within striking distance of capturing...
‘Pocket Hercules’: India’s former Mr Universe Manohar Aich dies at 104
Manohar Aich, a celebrated Indian bodybuilder and former Mr. Universe, has died in the eastern city of Kolkata.
Nun who saved Jews in World War II among two new saints canonized by Pope
Pope Francis proclaimed two new saints on Sunday – a Lutheran convert who hid Jews during World War II and the Polish founder of the first men’s...
Gun down a drug dealer and I’ll give you a medal, pledges president-elect
Vigilantes will get a medal if they shoot and kill a drug dealer, the newly elected president of the Philippines has said.
Plug is pulled on German rock festival after dozens inured in lightning storms
The third and final day of a rock festival in western Germany has been abandoned after scores of people were injured in a lightning storm and forecasters...