World News Digest

Amazon takes aim at Apple and Spotify with launch of paid streaming service
Amazon has launched a paid music streaming service to rival Spotify and Apple Music.
Lawyers for Paris attack suspect quit defending him as he refuses to speak
Lawyers representing the main terror suspect of the Paris attacks have quit because of his decision to remain silent.
Samsung blames Note 7 woes as profit forecast slashed by $2.3bn
Crisis-hit Samsung has hacked $2.3bn from its third quarter profits forecast as it deals with the fall-out from scrapping its showpiece Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
Kim Kardashian West sues website for saying she faked Paris jewel robbery
Kim Kardashian West is suing a celebrity gossip website for claiming she staged an armed robbery in Paris to cheat her insurers out of millions of dollars.
Trump’s lewd remarks would disqualify him from a job at a 7-Eleven, says Obama
Barack Obama has waded into Donald Trump, saying his coarse remarks about women would disqualify him from a job at a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Free of the ‘shackles’: Trump unloads on his Republican rivals, Hillary’s health
Don’t expect the 2016 presidential campaign to turn all soft and fuzzy: Republican nominee Donald Trump warned in a tweet on Tuesday that “the...
Enough already! Even Ronald McDonald has had it with creepy clowns
The “Killer Clown” craze has spread to Britain, where police fear it will spike in the run-up to Halloween, and true clowns are beginning to...
Dance your cares away: Jim Henson’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ to return to HBO
Good news for '80s kids — and also late '80s kids, and early '90s kids, and basically everyone else on the planet.
Matthew’s mess: Rescue crews try to reach 1,500; 530K still without power
The wrath of Hurricane Matthew continues to be felt across the Southeast United States, as flooding causes widespread damage.
Dakota Access pipeline work to resume near large protest
Construction on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline will resume on private land in North Dakota that’s near a camp where thousands of protesters...
Drake and Rihanna have reportedly split
Drake and Rihanna may have only just gone public with their relationship, but new reports claim the pair have split.
Obama pushes goal to send humans to Mars by 2030s
Seeking to reinvigorate his call to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, President Obama says the U.S.
Supreme court grapples with Apple-Samsung iPhone patent feud
The Supreme Court raised serious doubts Tuesday about a $399 million lower-court judgment against smartphone maker Samsung for illegally copying parts...
Kaep gets the call: 49ers make a change at quarterback
The wait for Colin Kaepernick to play this season is over. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who has been held back by injuries following three offseason...
Putin cancels Paris visit as Russia renews heavy bombing of Aleppo
Regime ally Russia carried out its heaviest strikes in days on Syria’s Aleppo on Tuesday, as at least five children were killed in rebel fire on...
Kardashian robbery: Kanye West resumes tour but lets music do the talking
Kanye West has returned to the stage after cancelling dates earlier in the week when his wife Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
Working themselves to death: Long hours culture puts fifth of Japanese at risk
A fifth of workers are at risk of dying from overwork, according to an official survey into Japan’s notoriously strenuous working culture.
Islamist moderates win Morocco election but face struggle to build coalition
Moderate Islamists have won Morocco’s parliamentary elections although it may struggle to form a coalition to continue its anti-corruption reforms.
Rosberg pips teammate Hamilton to pole in Japanese GP
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg put himself in the best possible position to widen his lead over Formula One title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton by securing...
Japan’s Mount Aso volcano spews ash 11km into the sky
An alert has been raised after a Japanese volcano began spewing plumes of smoke and ash 11km (6.8 miles) into the sky.
Private Clinton speeches leaked in hacking blamed on Russia
Hillary Clinton told bankers behind closed doors that she favored “open trade and open borders” and said Wall Street executives were best-positioned...
Anti-India clashes erupt in Kashmir city after boy’s killing
Indian forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas Saturday as thousands carried the body of a young boy killed overnight during an anti-India protest in...
Satellite images ‘show activity at North Korea nuclear test site’
An increase in activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site could signal preparations for a new test or a collection of data from its last one, a...
Keeping Up With The Kardashians filming on hold after $6.5m robbery
Production on TV reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been suspended following the robbery in which star Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint...
Brosnan gets Bond fans shaken and stirred over bizarre breath freshener ad
Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan sparked ridicule on social media on Friday by starring in a bizarrely uncool commercial for a mouth freshener.
Owner’s despair as four who ate missing sheepdog face police investigation
Four men who killed and ate a missing sheepdog are being investigated by police.
Colombian president Santos wins Nobel Peace prize despite referendum defeat
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
Giant poster of Putin hung from Manhattan bridge … but no one knows why
A giant banner with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the word “Peacemaker” has been unfurled from a New York City landmark.
He’s no cheat: Agent defends All Black star Dan Carter after he fails drugs test
The agent for All Blacks legend Dan Carter has rejected any implication his client was a drug cheat on Friday, after reports that he tested positive for...
It’s science fiction: Woman has baby after womb transplant from her mother
The first woman to have a baby after a womb transplant from her own mother has told of her amazement that the operation could ever be performed.

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