World News Digest

At least 50 killed as ‘Islamic State suicide bomber’ strikes at wedding party
The death toll from a suspected suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in Turkey was lifted to 50 on Sunday.
Tears and tributes as Canada comes to a halt to watch band’s final farewell
Rock band The Tragically Hip have played an emotional farewell concert in their home city after their lead singer was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Same-sex couple celebrate as they defy the odds to father surrogate triplets
A same sex couple are celebrating after becoming one of the first in the world to have triplets by a surrogate mother.
Brazil lands prize it craved: Gold in Olympic soccer is lift for troubled nation
Brazil has won the Olympic medal it most craved, claiming its first gold in soccer and providing a lift to a beleaguered nation in the process.
Brazil didn’t deserve this: ‘Immature’ Lochte says sorry over robbery ruckus
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has appeared in a Brazilian TV interview to apologise for exaggerating claims he and three of his team-mates were robbed at...
Brother of Omran, the bloodied and dazed face of Syrian war, dies in airstrike
The older brother of a Syrian boy pictured bloodied and dazed after an air strike in Aleppo has died of injuries sustained in the same incident.
At least 30 die and dozens hurt as ‘suicide bomber’ strikes at wedding party
At least 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a bomb attack on a wedding party in Turkey last night.
At least 22 killed in Turkey wedding attack, near Syria border
At least 22 people were killed and dozens more wounded late Saturday in an attack possibly carried out by a suicide bomber on a wedding party in the Turkish...
Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy
The Russian defense ministry has denied responsibility for an attack on a neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo which wounded a young boy whose rescue...
Experts hunting for missing MH370 to define new search zone
Experts hunting for the missing Malaysian airliner are attempting to define a new search area by studying where in the Indian Ocean the first piece of...
A new campaign tactic? Trump says sorry for controversial comments
In a highly uncharacteristic move aimed at resetting his struggling campaign, Donald Trump has said for the first time that he regrets some of the caustic...
13 killed and dozens injured in spate of bomb attacks on Turkish security forces
A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, has killed at least 11 people and wounded 226 others.
No sex, no spices and plenty of yoga: ‘120-year-old’ reveals secret to long life
A monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices and daily yoga.
Grab it while you can: Kanye West to open 21 pop-up Pablo stores
Kanye West fans can buy a taste of The Life of Pablo this weekend following the rapper-turned-fashion mogul’s announcement of 21 pop-up stores worldwide...
Atom smashers’ prank human sacrifice video sparks investigation
A prank video of a human sacrifice is being investigated by officials at CERN, home to the world’s largest particle accelerator.
The death of the chattering cabbie?: Uber to launch self-driving cars ‘in weeks’
Ride-hailing service Uber is to start carrying passengers with self-driving cars in next few weeks.
11 killed and dozens injured in spate of bomb attacks on Turkish security forces
A string of bombings, blamed on Kurdish rebels and targeting Turkey’s security forces, has killed at least 11 people and wounded 226 others.
Boy who survived airstrike: The dazed and bloodied face of Syria’s civil war
He stares, bloodied, frightened and confused, into the camera. His world is shattered - another young victim of Syria’s relentless civil war.
He brought coolness to keyboards: Tributes to Nine Inch Nails’ James Woolley
Nine Inch Nails keyboard player James Woolley has died at the age of 50. His death was announced on Facebook by his ex-wife, Kate Van Buren, as she played...
Irish father-of-three shot dead on holiday was ‘victim of mistaken identity’
An Irish tourist shot dead while on a family holiday in Majorca was killed in a case of mistaken identity in a suspected gangland attack.
Car bomb attack on Turkish police station kills three and wounds 170
At least three police officers were killed and another 170 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in Turkey on Thursday.
My viral video devastation, by Olympic pole vaulter ‘knocked out by his penis’
A pole vaulter has expressed his dismay over reports his outsize penis stopped him from progressing in the Rio Olympics.
Munich bans backpacks from this year’s Oktoberfest in security clampdown
Backpacks and other large bags will be banned from this year’s Oktoberfest as part of a security crackdown.
Australia agrees to close controversial Papua New Guinea migrant centre
Australia has agreed to close its controversial asylum-seeker detention centre in Papua New Guinea.
Highest-ranking North Korea diplomat defects to South ‘to protect his child’
North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected to the South, according to officials in Seoul.
Top Irish Olympic official arrested in Rio over ticket touting allegations
The head of the Olympic Council of Ireland has been arrested over ticket touting at the Rio games.
38,000 inmates freed early to make room for those arrested after failed coup
About 38,000 prisoners in Turkey are set to be released early - apparently to make room for those arrested over last month’s attempted coup.
‘Hijacked’ oil tanker was taken to port by its crew in dispute with owners
A oil tanker, which was thought to have been hijacked, has been found after being taken to port by its own crew in a dispute with owners.
Two children die peeking out of car sunroofs as kite strings slash their throats
Two children have been killed after the glass-coated string used to fly kites slashed their throats.
Syria: Russia and UN to work on ‘humanitarian pause’ in besieged Aleppo
Russia has agreed to sit down with the United Nations to try to agree a “workable humanitarian pause” in fighting in the besieged Syrian city...

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