World News Digest

Total political crap: Apple boss Tim Cook delivers verdict on €13bn tax row
Apple boss Tim Cook has dismissed a €13bn tax demand from the European Union as “total political crap”.
Pair’s glamour cruise comes to an end with arrest over $22million of cocaine
Two women could be facing life in prison for allegedly smuggling cocaine worth $22 million during a cruise which they documented in a series of glamorous...
Splatter fest: Tomato throwing frenzy leaves town awash with red pulp
Thousands of people have pelted each other with ripe tomatoes, creating a red, mushy mess in the annual Tomatina street battle in Spain.
Lost in a lake: Dog swims six miles and walks 12 more to be reunited with family
A dog swam more than six miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into a lake.
Nursing home patients trapped by floods among 11 killed in Japan typhoon
At least 11 people were found dead and three more were missing after Typhoon Lionrock pounded parts of Japan on Wednesday.
A great role model: Tributes to Olympic great who defied Soviet oppressors
Olympic gymnastics great Vera Caslavska, who became a national heroine after standing up to Soviet oppression, has died at the age of 74.
Top North Korean official executed for ‘not sitting up straight at public event’
A cabinet official has been executed in North Korea because he was not sitting up straight at a public event.
16 hurt as turbulence forces passenger plane to make emergency landing
A flight from the U.S. to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland after 16 people were injured when it ran into violent turbulence.
Donald Trump heading to Mexico for surprise talks with president
Donald Trump is heading to Mexico to meet the country’s president, hours ahead of a much-anticipated speech on illegal immigration.
Murder suspects act out the final moments in the killing of Bali policeman
Two suspects accused of killing a policeman on the Indonesian island of Bali have taken part in a reconstruction of the murder.
Apple ordered to pay $14.5bn in Irish back taxes after European probe
US technology giant Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn ($14.5bn) in back taxes to Ireland after a European probe.
John Lennon’s killer Mark Chapman denied parole for the ninth time
John Lennon’s killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time.
North Korea executes two officials ‘with anti-aircraft gun’
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has had two officials executed by anti-aircraft gun, according to reports.
Taylor Swift excused from jury duty in Nashville over ‘grope’ case
Taylor Swift has been spared jury service in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case after surprising fellow citizens with her appearance at court.
Syria conflict: Turkey ‘kills 25 Kurdish militants in air strikes’
The Turkish military claims it has killed 25 Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Syria.
Militants behind attack on Sri Lanka cricket team killed in police gun battle
Four Islamic extremists allegedly involved in a 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team were killed in a shoot-out with police on Sunday.
Up to 300,000 migrants ‘expected to come to Germany this year’
Germany is expecting up to 300,000 migrants to arrive this year, the country’s top immigration official has said.
Passengers led to safety as rebels launch rocket attack on Turkish airport
Suspected Kurdish militants have fired four rockets at Diyarbakir Airport in Turkey.
Friends gather to remember nuns after suspect confesses to killing them
Friends and colleagues who knew two murdered nuns are gathering on Sunday to remember them.
Would-be suicide bomber knifes priest after home-made device fails to go off
A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a Catholic priest and tried to set off an explosive device at a church in Indonesia on Sunday.
Cut-price house renovations blamed for high death toll in Italy earthquake
Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week’s devastating...
Couple rescued from desert island after writing ‘SOS’ in the sand
A middle-aged couple has been rescued from an uninhabited Micronesia island where they had been stranded for a week after scrawling a huge “SOS”...
Juno spacecraft gets first close-up look at Jupiter
Juno, the spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, has made an unprecedented close approach to the giant gas planet. Mission controllers at NASA said the...
Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand
A middle-aged couple has been rescued from an uninhabited Micronesia island where they had been stranded for a week after scrawling a huge “SOS”...
Italy grieves as state funeral held for victims of powerful quake
A state funeral held on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in an earthquake this week.
Juno spacecraft to provide first close-up look at Jupiter
Juno, the spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is due to make an unprecedented close approach to the giant gas planet today.
Trump doctor wrote health letter in just 5 minutes as limo waited
Donald Trump’s personal doctor, who gave the Republican presidential candidate a glowing health report, told NBC News Friday that he penned that...
Aftershocks strike ahead of state funeral for Italy’s earthquake victims
A series of aftershocks have struck central Italy ahead of a state funeral for many the 281 earthquake victims.
Tearful rebels and their families leave town after four years under siege
Rebel fighters and their families, many of them in tears, began leaving the devastated Syrian town of Daraya on Friday as they surrendered after four years...
Heartache of hiker rescued after a month trapped in hut in mountains
A tourist sobbed as she told how she spent a month trapped in a hut after her partner slipped and died on a mountain trail in New Zealand.

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