World News Digest
Zuma faces calls for impeachment after $24m corruption case defeat
President Jacob Zuma is facing calls for impeachment after South Africa’s top court ruled he flouted the constitution in using public funds to upgrade...
Dozens feared trapped beneath the rubble as flyover collapse kills 15
At least 15 people have been killed and 150 feared trapped after a partially built flyover collapsed in the Indian city of Kolkata.
Antarctic melt may raise sea levels 5ft by 2100, scientists warn
Sea levels could rise by double previous estimates by the end of this century if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut, scientists have warned. New...
Quick-thinking friends save shark attack victim in Australia
A 22-year-old surfer remains in a serious condition in hospital after a shark tore a large chunk of his thigh off while he was swimming off the coast of...
UN-backed Libya government told to leave after Tripoli arrival
The head of Libya’s UN-backed unity government arrived Wednesday in Tripoli, but international hopes of a peaceful power handover were dealt a swift...
U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe
The Pentagon plans to deploy an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to rotate troops in and out of...
Bloodstains and shattered glass: Aftermath of Brussels airport suicide bombing
New pictures showing the destruction caused by the suicide bombings at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport have been released. They show bloodstained...
Hollande abandons divisive plans to strip terrorists of French citizenship
French president Francois Hollande has abandoned plans to strip convicted terrorists of their citizenship.
Wildlife rangers shoot dead lion to stop it attacking mob after it strays into city
Wildlife rangers shot dead a stray male lion in the outskirts of Nairobi after it attacked and injured a motorcycle taxi rider.
Colombian soldier survives three weeks lost in jungle
A Colombian soldier who went missing in the jungle has been found after a 23-day ordeal that he survived by eating raw tortoise and singing rap songs to...
U.N. chief urges ‘rich’ countries in West to settle 500,000 Syrian refugees
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all countries on Wednesday to accept nearly half a million Syrian refugees for resettlement over the next...
Britain ‘invaded’ rather than 'settled’ Australia, argues new university guide
Staff and students at an Australian university have been told to refer to the country as having been “invaded, occupied and colonised” rather...
Tears as Myanmar swears in first president with no army ties in more than 50 years
Myanmar’s parliament swore in the first president with no military ties in more than half a century on Wednesday, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s...
Takata plunges 20% on ‘worst case’ airbag recall costs of $24 bn
Takata’s shares plunged 20% in Tokyo on Wednesday, after Bloomberg News said the embattled Japanese airbag supplier’s recall-related costs...
Security forces round up 5,000 suspects in wake of Easter Sunday terror attack
More than 5,000 people have been arrested following Sunday’s suicide bombing in Pakistan in which more than 70 people died.
Falkland Islands ARE in Argentina, according to United Nations
Argentina is celebrating a UN commission decision that has increased its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean to include the disputed Falkland...
Brussels one week on: mayor admits ‘mistakes were made’
Brussels’ mayor has admitted mistakes were made and opportunities missed in preventing the Islamic State terror attacks that left 35 people dead.
Arctic sea ice reaches new record low mark for wintertime
The growth of Arctic sea ice this winter peaked at the lowest maximum level on record, thanks to extraordinarily warm temperatures, scientists have revealed.
U.S. Coast Guard crew seizes $194m cocaine on mini-sub… that sank
A U.S. Coast Guard crew briefly seized more than six tonnes of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel off Panama’s Pacific coast, officials said. The...
Brazil in chaos as coaltion partner threatens to walk out on president Rousseff
Brazil’s largest political party looks set to quit the government of leftist President Dilma Rousseff, in a move that would trigger the collapse...
10yo boy hailed a hero for steering out-of-control truck for 10 miles
A 10-year-old boy has been hailed a hero after he grabbed the wheel of a truck when the driver became unwell and steered it through 10 miles of traffic...
Mother Angelica, small town nun who created a global TV empire, dies aged 92
Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media empire,...
Girl, 15, rescued after escaping from two-year kidnap hell
Police have caught a 23-year-old man wanted for allegedly abducting a teenage girl who escaped and ran for freedom a day earlier after being held captive...
First images show Palmyra damage ‘less than feared’ as experts race to ancient city
Archaeologists were rushing to the ancient city of Palmyra on Monday to assess the damage wreaked by the Islamic State group, after it was ousted by the...
Bee? Blonde girl? Dalai Lama is ‘making a fool’ of Buddhism, says Chinese official
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is “making a fool” of Tibetan Buddhism with suggestions he may not reincarnate, or reincarnate...
Pro cyclist Antoine Demoitie dies following mid-race crash with motorbike
A professional cyclist has died after he was struck by a motorbike during a road race.
Japan opens radar station close to disputed isles in move bound to rile China
Japan on Monday switched on a radar station in the East China Sea, giving it a permanent intelligence gathering post close to Taiwan and a group of islands...
Four linked to ‘gang murder’ of student Giulio Regeni are detained in Egypt
Four people were ordered to be detained on Saturday over the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni.
ISIS on the retreat as Syrian forces push deeper into historic town
Syrian troops backed by Russian ground and air forces pushed deeper into the Islamic State group stronghold of Palmyra on Saturday.
Brussels attacks: Journalist thought to be ‘man in white’ on terrorist murder charge
A suspect who was caught standing outside the prosecutors’ office has been charged with terrorist murder over the Brussels attacks.