World News Digest
Paris terror suspect charged over deadly shootout which left four police injured
Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been charged over a deadly shootout with police days before the Brussels bombings.
Olympic torch is lit in ancient ritual at start of marathon journey to Rio
The Olympic flame has been kindled at the birthplace of the ancient games in Greece, heralding the start of a 15-week journey to the opening ceremony in...
US Air Force smashes maglev speed record with 633mph sled
The US Air Force has smashed the world speed record for a magnetic levitation vehicle on a test track in New Mexico. Maglev vehicles levitate above...
Chyna, porn star turned female wrestling pioneer, found dead aged 45
A WWE star who became one of the most popular female wrestlers in history has been found dead at the age of 45. Chyna, whose real name was Joan Marie...
Jason Bourne trailer has Matt Damon back to his best
The CIA’s most lethal former operative has been drawn out of the shadows in the first full trailer for the new Jason Bourne film. Matt Damon...
Mass killer Breivik wins ‘degrading treatment’ case after five years in solitary
Mass killer Anders Breivik has won his human rights case against the Norwegian state.
Smiles and compliments as Obama begins rebuilding bridges with Saudi Arabia
Barack Obama opened a brief trip to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a one-on-one meeting with King Salman.
Google faces anti-trust charges for ‘abusing Android phone dominance’
Google has been charged with abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system in deals with phone makers and mobile network operators.
Euro 2016 and Tour de France to take place under state of emergency
France plans to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks to cover the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Tour de France cycle...
Now Mitsubishi admits to faking fuel economy tests on 600,000 vehicles
Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors has admitted manipulating fuel economy emissions tests on some of its own brand and Nissan cars.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson says quitting touring ‘the darkest day of my rock career’
Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC has said he was “personally crushed” to have to give up touring owing to his hearing loss.
Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna
The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers’ favourite whose population has dropped...
Fierce aftershock rattles Ecuador as hope fades for 1,700 missing after quake
Ecuador was rattled by a fierce aftershock on Wednesday as the death toll from Saturday’s earthquake rose to 525.
Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as it confronts decline in PCs
Intel has said it will cut up to 12,000 jobs, more than 10% of its workforce, over the next year. The restructuring, which the tech giant said would...
Evil and addictive: Utah declares porn a ‘public health hazard’
The U.S. state of Utah has declared porn a public health hazard. While the heavily Mormon state has stopped short of an outright ban, governor Gary...
Bear mauls university teacher taking mountaineering class
A man who teaches classes on the outdoors has been mauled by a bear during a mountaineering class.
Australia’s Turnbull gives his clearest indication yet of July 2 election
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has all but confirmed his intention to call a general election for July 2.
Peroni and Grolsch heading to Japan in multi-billion deal with Asahi
Peroni beer brand is heading to Japan as part of a multi-billion dollar deal with Japan’s Asahi.
At least 28 dead after Taliban suicide squad hit Afghan capital
At least 28 people have been killed and more than 300 wounded in a Taliban suicide attack on a government security building in Kabul, the Afghan capital’s...
How inconvenient: Trump mistakenly cites 7-Eleven instead of 9/11
Donald Trump has made an unfortunate blunder while campaigning on the eve of New York’s high-stakes primary by getting the date of the World Trade...
400 migrants feared drowned as four boats capsize in Mediterranean
Several hundred migrants are believed to have died after perhaps as many as four boats capsized in the Mediterranean.
Aussie swimmer Hackett sorry for ‘tweaking male passenger’s nipple on plane’
Australian long distance swimming great Grant Hackett has apologised for an altercation with a passenger on a flight to Melbourne after being questioned...
Watch as bar owner holding baby fights off gunman
This is the moment a bar owner in France fights off an armed robber - while holding a newborn in her arms.
Israel will never give up Golan Heights, says PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel leader Benjamin Netanyahu has stated in emphatic terms that his country will never withdraw from the Golan Heights - a strategic plateau which Israel...
Desperate search for survivors in quake-hit Ecuador and Japan
A national emergency has been declared in Ecuador as rescuers scramble to find survivors following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which has claimed at least...
South Korea says North is preparing for ‘imminent’ fifth nuclear test
South Korea’s president says there are signs North Korea is preparing for a fifth nuclear bomb test amid reports of increased activity at the country’s...
Oil prices tumble after Saudi-Iran tensions sink output deal
Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a meeting by major exporters in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output.
Brussels airport to reopen fully in June … and it will be safe, insists boss
Brussels airport will fully re-open in June, three months after being targeted by suicide bombers, its chief executive has said.
Rosberg on pole for Chinese GP but engine fault sees Lewis start from last
Nico Rosberg took his first pole position of the season in China, where Lewis Hamilton hit unreliability problems and will start from last. The world...
New ‘e-skin’ turns your body into a smartwatch display
What if instead of wearing a watch, you had a light-up sensor thinner than your skin, taped to your hand, that would constantly tell you the time, temperature,...