World News Digest

Brave six-year-old girl tries to stop axe-wielding robber in shop raid
Dramatic CCTV footage has captured the moment a six-year-old girl stood up to an axe-wielding robber when a gang raided her family’s shop.
Home at last: Nasa astronaut returns to Earth after breaking space record
An astronaut who set a record for the longest time in orbit safely returned to Earth on Wednesday after a six-month mission aboard the International Space...
‘Inequality entrenched in film world’ as women get just a third of speaking roles
Inequality is entrenched in Hollywood a new study suggests as it found women had less than a third of the speaking roles in the top 100 movies last year.
Irish MPs grapple with €13bn Apple tax windfall as leader calls it ‘damaging’
Ireland’s parliament was recalled on Wednesday to discuss how it would deal with a €13bn tax windfall from Apple.
Austria ‘breaking tradition of helping those in need’ as it plans to close borders
Austria is in danger of breaking a decades-old tradition of helping those in need as it moves closer to shutting its borders to migrants, the UN refugee...
We need action not empty talk, China tells world leaders at G20 summit
Leaders of the world’s 20 richest countries have been told to avoid empty talk as they try to kickstart the world economy.
Independence on the agenda as young activists stand in Hong Kong election
Young Hong Kong independence activists calling for a complete break from China stood in major elections for the first time Sunday, the biggest vote since...
Rosberg powers to victory as Hamilton throws away Italian GP with poor start
Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix virtually unchallenged on Sunday after Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton wasted pole position with a poor start.
Let us carry her smile in our hearts: Pope Francis makes Mother Teresa a saint
Pope Francis has declared Mother Teresa a saint, honoring the tiny nun who cared for the world’s most destitute and holding her up as a model for...
Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis
Pope Francis has declared Mother Teresa a saint, honoring the tiny nun who cared for the world’s most destitute and holding her up as a model for...
Thousands flock to the Vatican for Mother Teresa sainthood ceremony
Tens of thousands of pilgrims — rich and poor, powerful and homeless — have filled St.
We have forgotten them: Family’s plea for refugees, a year on from Alan’s death
Images of his tiny body washed up on the beach sparked a global outcry over the plight of millions of refugees.
Porn is for losers, says Playboy’s most featured model Pamela Anderson
Baywatch star and former Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson has urged men to stop watching pornography.
How to look and stay cool: Wear clothes made from kitchen wrap
A low-cost textile made using a plastic similar to kitchen wrap that cools the body when woven into clothing has been unveiled by researchers.
Fisherman uses karate skills to see off bear after Revenant-style mauling
A fisherman who came face-to-face with a snarling bear frightened away the beast with his karate skills.
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 sales after faulty batteries explode and catch fire
Samsung is suspending sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after finding faulty batteries were exploding.
They may be hairy and scary but tarantulas need your love, hikers told
Tarantulas may be hard to love - they are, after all, hairy, bitey spiders about the size of your hand.
Uzbekistan begins hunt for successor as long-serving president Karimov ‘dies’
Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov has died at the age of 78 following a stroke, it is being reported.
Footballer Kaepernick defies booing as he vows to continue anthem protests
San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick vowed to maintain his boycott of the US national anthem after being roundly booed for once again refusing to...
16 muesli bars bite the dust as New Zealand shrugs off 7.1 magnitude quake
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake rattled the coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Friday morning, triggering a small tsunami.
At least 17 killed in court bomb blasts and militant attack on Christian colony
At least 12 people have been killed and 52 people injured after two bomb blasts outside a court in Pakistan.
$200m Facebook satellite destroyed as SpaceX rocket explodes on launchpad
An unmanned SpaceX rocket and a $200 million satellite have been destroyed in an explosion during a routine test at Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Beckenbauer home raided as prosecutors open €6.7m football fraud investigation
Soccer great Franz Beckenbauer has been named as a criminal suspect in a World Cup fraud case.
Palestinian Scouts accused over training course dedicated to bus killer
Scout leaders are investigating claims its Palestinian branch held an event in support of a killer who attacked Israelis on a bus.
Cattle-eating croc is caught by police armed with a cage, rope and duct tape
Never smile at a crocodile … especially when it’s a 14ft monster which has been munching on farmer’s cattle.
Rusty tailgates and engine fault prompt Mazda to recall 2.3 million vehicles
Mazda is to recall 2.3 million vehicles worldwide over potential problems with their tailgates and diesel engines.
Discovery of oldest fossils means life on Earth began 220m years earlier
The world’s oldest fossils have been found in Greenland, suggesting life may have emerged on Earth earlier than first thought.
Retired judge offers to swap places with refugee being held in ‘appalling’ camps
A retired judge has offered to swap places with a refugee held at an offshore detention centre.
‘Exploding batteries’ in Galaxy Notes burn $7bn hole in value of Samsung
Samsung has seen $7bn wiped off its market value after reports of batteries exploding in its popular Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
From Hogwarts to Westeros: Jim Broadbent lands role in Game Of Thrones
Veteran actor Jim Broadbent has been revealed as the newest cast-member to join Game Of Thrones.

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