World News Digest

‘Noose put around neck of black high school student’ in Mississippi
Mississippi officials are investigating claims that white students put a noose around the neck of black football player at a high school.
Trump’s plans for first 100 days overshadowed by vow to sue his female accusers
Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women...
Trump’s vow to sue his female accusers overshadows policy agenda
Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women...
One dead and three hurt in blast as ex-soldier ‘kills himself’ in Japanese park
A 72-year-old ex-soldier died after he blew himself up in a Japanese park in an apparent suicide, the country’s state broadcaster reported.
France honours art-loving couple for $350m donation to museum
A wealthy couple who discovered their love for art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s have donated the multi-million-dollar collection they have amassed...
Iraq MPs in suprise vote to ban sale, import and production of alcohol
Iraq’s parliament has voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol.
Nine hurt as stairs collapse at Irish theme park’s House of Horrors attraction
Nine visitors to one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions have been taken to hospital after stairs collapsed at a House of Horrors.
Air strikes and renewed fighting bring a violent end to ceasefire in Aleppo
Fierce fighting and air strikes has brought a violent end to a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Scores of barefoot prisoners on the run after guard killed in jailbreak
More than 170 inmates have escaped from a jail in Haiti after a mass prison break which left one guard dead.
One dead and three injured as explosions rock Japanese city park
One person was killed and three injured as a series of explosions rocked a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya on Sunday.
Prince’s first posthumous album to be released next year
Two new Prince albums - including a collection of previously unreleased songs - are due to be released next month.
Haima hammers Hong Kong after cutting deadly swathe through Philippines
The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted on Friday as the city was battered by deadly Typhoon Haima.
Computers at the controls: Tesla to build self-driving technology into all its cars
Tesla will build self-driving technology into all the electric cars it makes so it can gather data on whether it is safer than having people in control.
Bollywood becomes the new battleground in Pakistan TV and radio blackout
Pakistan is banning Bollywood films and all other Indian content from its television and radio as tensions between the two countries worsen over Kashmir.
Tinder murder trial suspect cleared over date’s balcony death plunge
A man has been found not guilty of killing a tourist he met through the dating app Tinder.
Tiny island community reeling after double killer shoots himself dead
An escaped prisoner who murdered two people in the Cook Islands killed himself after a stand-off with police on Thursday, ending a crime spree that shocked...
Second ballistic missile test in a week ends in failure for North Korea
North Korea appears to have conducted another test of a powerful medium-range missile - but it ended in failure for the second time in days.
Chemical castration will wipe out paedophilia, says Indonesian president
Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has defended his new chemical castration policy saying it could wipe out paedophilia.
New Delhi zoo forced to close as bird flu kills storks, ducks and pelicans
New Delhi’s zoo has been closed temporarily after nine birds died from suspected bird flu.
Passenger crushed to death after being trapped between train and platform doors
A commuter has been crushed to death after being trapped between a subway train and the screen door on the platform.
All systems go: Astronauts blast off for the International Space Station
A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russians and an American has blasted off for the International Space Station.
Saudi Arabia executes prince for shooting a man dead during brawl
Saudi Arabia has executed a prince who shot and killed a man in a fight. The execution of Prince Turki bin Saud al Kabir is a rare death sentence carried...
Police van rams protesters in front of US embassy as trouble flares in Manila
A police van rammed into protesters as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent outside the American embassy in the Philippines capital Manila on Wednesday.
Michael Moore wades into election with surprise screening of anti-Trump film
Film-maker Michael Moore has announced the surprise release of an anti-Donald Trump documentary weeks before the US election.
At least 18 dead after riots break out in Brazilian prisons
At least 18 inmates died in two separate Brazilian penitentiaries during clashes between rival gangs, and authorities were investigating a possible connection...
Jia Jia, the world’s oldest-ever captive panda, dies at 38
A Hong Kong theme park says the world’s oldest-ever panda in captivity has been euthanized because her health was deteriorating.
Suspension bridge collapse kills eight in Bali
At least eight people have died and 30 others were injured after a suspension bridge collapsed off the coast of Bali, officials have said.
Athlete Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter shot dead
The 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has been fatally shot in Kentucky, the athlete’s agent and authorities said Sunday.
Murray closes in on world No. 1 spot after Shanghai Masters
Andy Murray closed to within 1,000 ranking points of Novak Djokovic as he claimed the Shanghai Masters title.
Iraqi forces on verge of major offensive against IS in Mosul
Iraqi forces say they are on the verge of launching a major offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State.

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