World News Digest
Fiji wakes to death and destruction after ‘assault’ by 185mph Cyclone Winston
Five people have died after Cyclone Winston slammed into Fiji leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
‘She divided Americans’: Miami police call for Beyonce show boycott
A police union in Miami has voted to boycott Beyonce’s April concert, claiming the singer used her Super Bowl performance to “divide Americans”. Javier...
James Bond’s Spectre Aston Martin sells at auction for £2.4m
An Aston Martin DB10 from the James Bond film Spectre has sold for £2.4m at auction. Ten items of 007 memorabilia from the 24th film in the...
U.S. aircraft strike targeting IS in Libya kills 40
U.S. warplanes have attacked an Islamic State group training camp and a “high-value” target in Libya, an American spokesman confirmed.
I’ve seen a (very large) cat in your garden… Lions on the loose in city
When a neighbour tells you they saw a cat in your back garden, this is not what you probably think they mean.
Austria angers Union as daily asylum seeker cap comes into force
Austria’s new daily cap on asylum seekers entered into force Friday, in a move that the European Commission has described as “plainly incompatible”...
Uber burning through $1 bln a year to compete in China
Global taxi company Uber is burning through more than a billion dollars a year in China as it wages a fierce price war against local rival Didi Kuaidi,...
Russia warns Assad of dire consequences on vow to retake all of Syria
Russia’s envoy to the UN on Friday warned long-term ally President Bashar al-Assad over his vow to retake all of Syria, saying he faced dire consequences...
Protests spread but India’s top court refuses to intervene in student leader’s arrest
India’s Supreme Court on Friday refused to consider a bail plea from a left-wing student leader whose arrest for sedition triggered demonstrations...
Social media shutdown, rigging claims and arrest mar voting in Uganda
Uganda’s opposition leader has been released after being arrested by police in Kampala as the country wraps up voting for the presidential election,...
Turkey targets Kurdish camps in retaliation for deadly Ankara suicide blast
Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq - as an explosion hit a second military convoy in south-east Turkey.
Pacquiao accepts sponsorship KO by Nike over ‘abhorrent’ gay slur
Multinational sportswear company Nike has cancelled its contract with Philippine boxing megastar Manny Pacquiao over remarks he made in recent days saying...
Young dolphin dies after being passed around beach for tourist selfies
A young dolphin has died after beachgoers took it from the sea to pose for photographs with it.
Scientists close in on Zika virua link with paralysing condition
Scientists say they are on the verge of confirming that Zika is the cause of the paralysing condition Guillain-Barre. Colombian researchers told Sky...
Dolphin dies being passed around for selfies on Argentina beach
A young dolphin has died after beachgoers took it from the sea to pose for photographs with it. Huge crowds gathered around the small animal on the...
Millions can get their hands on a new smartphone … for the price of a coffee
A smartphone which costs the same as a cup of coffee has been launched in India.
Footballer faces a dressing down after parading on pitch in pro-Putin vest
A Russian footballer has sparked controversy after pulling off his shirt to reveal a vest with a portrait of president Vladimir Putin after a politically...
Indian media magnate is charged with murder of his stepdaughter
One of India’s most powerful media moghul’s has been charged with the murder of his stepdaughter.
George Gaynes, Police Academy’s hapless leader, dead at 98
Actor George Gaynes, who played a beleaguered commandant in seven “Police Academy” films and a grouchy foster parent on the 1980s sitcom “Punky...
Michael Schumacher’s manager: ‘one day hopefully he’ll be back with us’
The manager of F1 motor racing legend Michael Schumacher has given a glimmer of hope to his legion of fans by saying she hopes “one day” he...
Scandal of 4,000 missing or murdered indigenous Canadian women
As many as 4,000 indigenous women of Canada are missing or have been murdered, a minister has admitted.
Apple vows to fight court order to help FBI unlock California shooter’s iPhone
Tech giant Apple says it will oppose a court ruling ordering it help the FBI break into a phone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Judge orders Apple to help FBI unlock California shooter’s iPhone
A U.S. judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a phone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters, an order that heightens a long-running...
Chocolate fries: sweet saviour or last gamble for McDonald’s Japan?
Customers like Shigeaki Yamaguchi may be the last hope for McDonald’s Japan as it battles slumping sales in the wake of an embarrassing string of...
Hero in a half-shell! New species of turtle discovered on island
A new species of freshwater turtle has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, one of a group that would have been present for the full geological formation...
Former UN leader Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies, aged 93
Former UN chief and Egyptian statesman Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died aged 93. The death of the veteran diplomat, who served one five-year term as...
Turkey calls for ground war as Kremlin denies Syrian hospital strikes
Turkey said Tuesday it wanted a ground operation in neighbouring Syria with its international allies, as a UN envoy held talks in Damascus aimed at saving...
Saudis, Russia agree oil output freeze, talks with Iran to follow
Oil ministers from three Opec countries, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela, as well as Russia, agreed to freeze oil output at January levels, as long as...
Pakistan scientists ‘find 1.1 million year-old stegodon tusk’
A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new...
2 Bangkok bomb suspects appear in court with one claiming he was tortured
Two members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority pleaded innocent to carrying out the deadly bombing of a Bangkok landmark last year, with the lawyer...