World News Digest

Brussels attack: Airport to remain closed as security measures are stepped up
Brussels airport will stay closed until Tuesday as it brings in new security measures and repairs the departure hall wrecked by the suicide bomb attackers,...
Image emerges of baby-faced bomber who killed 32 at football match
The village of Al-Asriya, south of Baghdad, prepared Saturday to bury its sons, killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up after a football tournament.
It’s all garbage: Cruz bruised but defiant over marriage slurs ‘peddled by Trump’
Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has rejected as “garbage” rumours he had adulterous affairs.
Nuclear bombs lay waste to Washington in chilling new N Korea propaganda film
North Korea has released a new propaganda video titled “Last Chance”, showing a submarine-launched nuclear missile laying waste to Washington...
U.S. Navy captain jailed for almost 4 years in sex-for-secrets scandal
A Navy captain who oversaw operations in the U.S. Pacific Fleet has been jailed for nearly four years in prison for providing classified information to...
Dismay as major logging to begin in Europe’s last primeval forest
Poland’s environment minister has approved a deeply contested plan to allow extensive logging in Europe’s last pristine primeval forest, arguing...
Islamic State driven out of historic town in major victory for Syrian forces
Syrian forces have claimed a major victory against Islamic State after forcing it out of the historic town of Palmyra.
Teenager freed after two years in prison for wearing torture protest T-shirt
A youth arrested two years ago for wearing a T-shirt with a slogan against torture was finally released on Friday.
Brussels attacks: Nuclear plants security clampdown amid dirty bomb plot fears
Belgium’s nuclear agency has launched a security crackdown amid fears the country’s plants could be a target for extremists.
Brussels attacks: I couldn’t let my girls grow up without a dad, says basketball star
A professional basketball player who survived the terror attack at Brussels airport said that as he lay bleeding profusely and fearing death, he thought...
Brussels attacks: Chilling photos show shrapnel and nails found in victims
Pieces of shrapnel which were blasted into the bodies of Brussels terror attack victims have been shown to the media by surgeons. The mangled and...
Kim faces threat from ‘lone assassin’ … as he threatens South Korea president
A lone assassin from Kim Jong-Un’s inner circle is the most likely method by which the North Korean leader would be eliminated, according to new...
Terror suspect ‘convicted last year with Paris attacks ringleader Abaaoud’
A terror suspect arrested near Paris was convicted in Belgium in July along with Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the November 13 attacks on the French...
Penitents nailed to crosses as Philippines marks Easter with crucifixions
Christian devotees were nailed to crosses in the Philippines on Friday as Asia’s Catholic heartland marked Easter with an extreme display of faith.
Guilty of genocide: Bosnia war leader Radovan Karadzic jailed for 40 years
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and nine other charges and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Brussels attacks: Paris suspect denies involvement as he agrees to extradition
Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam was unaware of the Brussels terror plot, his lawyer has insisted.
Football in mourning: Dutch ‘legend’ Johan Cruyff dies after lung cancer battle
Johan Cruyff, the legendary Dutch football striker and coach, has died of lung cancer.
Syrian government forces ‘enter IS-held Palmyra’
Syrian government forces have entered the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra, according to state television.
Hola Cuba! Rolling Stones invite Cubans to historic free concert
The Rolling Stones have invited Cubans to their free concert with Mick Jagger speaking Spanish in a YouTube video few people in the country will be able...
New Zealand votes to keep Union Jack on national flag
New Zealanders have voted to keep the Union Jack on their national flag, following a lengthy referendum process. The country’s Prime Minister...
Brussels attacks: Teenager survivor was also at Boston Marathon and Paris
A teenager who was injured in the Brussels airport attack survived similar horrors at the Boston Marathon and in Paris. Mason Wells, a 19-year-old...
Brussels attacks: Bloodied air stewardess who became symbol of suffering
An injured woman photographed in shock in the aftermath of the attacks at Brussels Zaventem Airport has been identified as a crew member of India-based...
Runaway zebra dies in lake after police chase across golf course
A zebra that escaped and ran amok on a golf course has died after being chased around for hours by a dozen officials and police officers.
Brussels attacks: Bomber in the white jacket still at large with several others
Several suspects linked to the terror attacks in Brussels are still at large, say federal prosecutors.
Private Cygnus space supply rocket blasts off in stunning Moon-lit launch
A commercial Cygnus cargo ship has launched into space, streaking into the Florida night sky on a mission to deliver a record-breaking load of NASA experiments...
‘Anything can happen in space…’ Harrison Ford teases future Star Wars return
Harrison Ford has tantalisingly hinted he may yet reprise Han Solo in Star Wars.
Clinton and Trump trade wins – and barbs – with rivals in Western states
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded wins with their chief rivals on Tuesday and attacked each other’s world views as the 2016 presidential contest...
Aussie PM ridiculed for using ‘most meaningless’ slogan from TV show Veep
Australia’s looming election campaign entered the world of the hit U.S. political satire “Veep” when the country’s prime minister...
Brussels under attack: social media rallies round Belgian terror city
Social media users around the world have shown their support for Brussels after the terrorist attack in the Belgian capital.
Brussels under attack: at least 14 die as suicide bomber strikes at airport
At least 14 people have been killed after two explosions ripped through Zaventem Airport in Brussels in a suicide attack.

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