World News Digest
Hulk Hogan ‘humiliated’ to see sex tape with best friend’s wife leaked online
Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan has told a court in Florida he thought it was a joke when his former best friend Bubba 'the Love Sponge’ Clem said...
Sports giant Nike suspends deal with Sharapova after drugs test admission
Nike has said it is “saddened and surprised” by Maria Sharapova’s admission that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. The...
Big splits over migrant crisis as Turkey demands €3bn to cope with refugees
An EU draft proposal has suggested a refugee swap aimed at easing the flow of migrants into Greece from Turkey. The move would see Turkey taking back...
My ‘hero’ boyfriend put me in a coma for 8 months, says bakery girl
A young woman woke from an eight-month coma to accuse her 'hero’ boyfriend of attacking her.
‘Close the borders’ call from Hungary as big splits emerge over EU migrant crisis
Big divisions over how to tackle Europe’s migrant crisis emerged even before leaders sat down to discuss the issue. Hungary’s prime minister...
Cautious optimism ahead of key summit on Europe’s on-going migrant crisis
EU leaders voiced guarded optimism before a summit with Turkey on Monday that Ankara was finally ready to act to curb migrants crossing illegally into...
Dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, rat-man: ‘Mad Matt’ in court for video bite
An Australian man has appeared in court on animal cruelty charges - after allegedly biting the head off a live rat in a video he posted on Facebook.
Militants and Tunisian forces clash in border town leaving 16 dead
Islamist fighters attacked army and police posts in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane near the border with Libya early on Monday, in clashes that left...
Beauty is only skin deep: how science snubs ‘ugly’ animals
Twitching rodents and 'ugly’ bats are subject to less research than 'cute’ koalas and kangaroos, according to a new report.
North Korea threatens ‘nuclear strike’ as Allies begin war games
North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate “pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice” on Washington...
It’s turning ugly: Clinton and Sanders in heated clashes on Wall St and industry
Ratcheting up the rancor, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled aggressively in a Democratic presidential debate Sunday night over trade, Wall Street...
‘Corrupt’ tycoon who helped Iran evade oil sanctions is sentenced to death
A multi-billionaire has been sentenced to death for corruption over oil deals in Iran. Babak Zanjani, who claimed to be worth $13.5bn, and two of...
Safe but psychologically devastated: Freed hostages return home to Italy
Two Italians who were held hostage by Islamic State militants in Libya have arrived home after being released in a raid. Gino Pollicardo, 55, and...
Turkey’s largest newspaper toes the party line after police seize control
Turkey’s largest-circulation newspaper has adopted a pro-government line in its first edition since it was seized under a court order. Zaman’s...
47 killed and dozens injured in IS suicide truck bombing at security checkpoint
Militants drove a truck laden with explosives into a crowded security checkpoint in Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 47 people and wounding dozens more. The...
Naples up in arms over Saint’s treasures ‘worth more than British crown jewels’
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Naples in a bid to prevent the Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint that is reputedly...
Europe’s leaders to press Turkey for ‘large-scale’ deportation of migrants
European leaders will push Turkey at a summit on Monday to agree to “large-scale” deportations of economic migrants from Greece, as EU chief...
Benin goes to the polls with bumper ballot box featuring 33 presidential hopefuls
Polls opened in Benin on Sunday in an election to replace President Thomas Boni Yayi who is stepping down after two terms, leaving 33 candidates to vie...
Australian church abuse victims return dismayed by Pope snub
Australian victims of child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church returned home on Sunday disappointed they did not meet Pope Francis and angry with the...
Slovakia PM wins election on anti-migrant ticket but loses majority
The leftist ruling party has won the parliamentary election in Slovakia, but will need coalition partners to form a majority government.
Turkish police fire tear gas to seize country’s largest newspaper
Turkish police have raided the premises of the country’s largest newspaper, staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to impose a court...
Police test knife ‘found at OJ Simpson estate’, scene of double murder
Police say they have recovered a knife apparently found at OJ Simpson’s former estate in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Police Department Capt Andrew...
SpaceX launches satellite, but fails to land rocket on barge
SpaceX has another launch under its belt, but not another rocket landing. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying a broadcasting satellite...
World leaders hail progress in Syria as truce brings sharp drop in violence
A shaky cease-fire in Syria brokered by Moscow and Washington has survived its first week, outlasting skeptics’ expectations and providing some hope...
Former Brazil president Lula arrested as police ratchet up corruption inquiry
Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was being questioned by police in Brazil on Friday after they raided his home.
Boozy cocktail of ‘drugs, drink and drowning’ killed Bobbi Kristina Brown
Whitney Huston’s daughter drowned in the bath after drinking, smoking marijuana and taking prescription drugs, it was revealed on Friday.
Two jailed over drowning of refugee boy Aylan whose death moved the world
Two people smugglers have been jailed over the drowning of migrant boy Aylan Kurdi, whose death sparked a worldwide outcry.
Droppings them in it: Bird mess shuts down nuclear power plant
Bird droppings are suspected of causing the shutdown of a nuclear power plant outside New York City.
Self-cleaning aeroplane toilet kills 99.9% of bacteria within three seconds
Germophobes rejoice. Boeing has developed an aeroplane bathroom that can automatically kill 99.9% of bacteria. The moment someone exits the bathroom,...
I want to live until I’m 100 says Mugabe as he refuses to name his successor
Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe says he wants to stay in power until he is 100.