World News Digest
Marvel movie superhero designer to make SpaceX astronaut outfits
The man who created the superhero outfits in the Iron Man and Captain America movies has been hired to design the space suits worn by SpaceX astronauts. Company...
Janet Jackson ‘pregnant with her first child’ two weeks before 50th birthday
Janet Jackson is reportedly pregnant with her first child - two weeks before her 50th birthday. The claim on American TV show Entertainment Tonight...
Folk singer is China’s weapon of choice amid row over disputed islands
China’s military has a bulging arsenal of ships, warplanes and missiles, but this week, music is its weapon of choice.
Turkish citizens to be allowed to visit Europe without visas
The European Union is poised to allow Turkish citizens to travel to Europe without visas on short holidays and business trips.
Apple gets handbagged in China as its loses legal fight over iPhone trademark
An iPhone can now be a handbag… at least, it can in China. It comes after Apple lost a legal fight with a Chinese company which produces leather...
Fashion house Chanel brings Karl Lagerfeld’s catwalk to Cuba
French fashion house Chanel has put on its first Latin American catwalk show in Havana, the newly opened-up capital of Cuba. Actors Tilda Swinton,...
Lonely hearts women tortured and killed in ‘house of horrors’
At least two women may have been tortured to death by a man and his ex-wife at a house in western Germany, according to investigators. Prosecutor...
Scarcity of water will have major impact on economies, World Bank warns
Economies across large swathes of the globe could shrink dramatically by mid-century as fresh water grows scarce due to climate change, the World Bank...
City of 80,000 people evacuated as raging wildfire wipes out neighbourhoods
Some 80,000 people in the Canadian city of Fort McMurray have been told to get out as a massive wildfire approaches. They were issued with a mandatory...
Trump sizes up run for the White House after seeing off Republican rvials
Donald Trump was turning his attention to the forthcoming battle with Hillary Clinton after all-but landing the Republican nomination for the presidency.
More like the Hamiltonys: Hit musical sets a new record with 16 award nominations
The megahit musical “Hamilton” has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step...
ISIS kills U.S. Navy SEAL amid intense fighting in northern Iraq
Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest...
‘Oldchella’: Stones, Dylan, McCartney to play festival in October
Music legends the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young will perform during a three-day concert in the Southern...
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talcum powder cancer suit
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $55 million to a woman who claims its talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer, the second such judgment against...
Dozens killed in latest Aleppo fighting as efforts to revive truce stumble on
Dozens of people have been killed in a day-long battle in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, as a resurgence in fighting undermines hope of a partial...
EU to grant Turkey visa-free travel under controversial migrant deal
The European Union is set to take a big step Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens, as a widely criticized deal to get Turkey...
Solar plane arrives in Arizona on latest leg of global trip
An plane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse...
Marines investigating identity riddle of men in Iwo Jima photo
The Marine Corps says it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S.
Boom! Now Justin Trudeau joins the banter over Invictus Games
Boom! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has thrown down his own gauntlet to world leaders ahead of the Invictus Games.
18-month-old girl pulled out alive 4 days after Kenya building collapse
Rescue workers pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday morning more than 72 hours after it collapsed...
Johnson & Johnson faces 1,200 talc-powder cancer lawsuits after $55m verdict
Johnson & Johnson has been was ordered by a U.S. jury to pay $55 million (37 million pounds) to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder...
Refugee workers ‘encourage’ self harm and immolation, says Australian minister
Australia’s immigration minister has accused refugee advocates of “encouraging” asylum seekers to set themselves on fire so they can...
Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams apologises for Republican ‘N-word’ slavery tweet
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has publicly apologised for using the N-word in a tweet posted just days before an election in Northern Ireland.
First cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba
Passengers have set sail from Miami on the first cruise in decades to head for the communist island nation of Cuba. Carnival Corp’s 704-passenger...
Another ‘critical’ day for Aleppo as Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid...
Bitcoin creator unmasked: Craig Wright provides ‘proof’ he invented crypto-currency
Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has confirmed his identity as the creator of the Bitcoin crypto-currency Bitcoin.
First probate hearing set for Prince’s $300m estate
Attorneys are holding their first meeting today to try to unravel the complicated finances of the late pop superstar Prince.
Bodies of elite climber and cameraman ‘frozen in time’ in glacier for 16yrs
The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago have been found.
Children pulled alive from rubble as ten confirmed dead in building collapse
Rescuers continued their desperate search for survivors on Saturday as police confirmed ten people were killed when a building collapsed in Nairobi.
Back to their homelands: Rescued circus lions are returned to Africa
More than 30 lions were returning to their African homelands on Saturday after being rescued from a life of misery in circuses.