World News Digest

Former Somali refugee poised to win office in America
Ilhan Omar spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp as a young girl, fleeing with her family from civil war in Somalia.
Syria: At least four dead after suspected chlorine gas attack in Aleppo
At least four people are dead after a suspected chlorine gas attack on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.
Brazil’s Senate indicts Rousseff and opens impeachment trial
Brazil’s Senate voted early on Wednesday to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment...
Man charged over alleged terror plot in Belgium
Belgian authorities on Saturday charged a man over an alleged plot to launch a new attack in Belgium as Europe remained on edge following a wave of jihadist...
Police arrest two brothers over alleged terror attack plot in Belgium
Two brothers are being held by police in Belgium suspected of planning an attack in the country, prosecutors say.
We want to see less of Hillary: Near-naked mural of Clinton has to come down
Hillary Clinton is often accused of being involved in a cover-up. Now, she - or at least a saucy mural of her wearing a revealing, stars and stripes swimsuit...
Notorious drug baron turns his prison cell into a luxury three-room suite
Prison authorities got a surprise when they raided a drug lord’s cell… and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen,...
We will not taint Islam: Muslims refuse to bury teenager who killed priest
Muslims have refused to bury one of the teenagers who murdered a Catholic priest as he celebrated Mass.
Former Brazilian president Lula to stand trial over Petrobas corruption scandal
Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should stand trial for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras,...
Police officers stage hoax traffic stop to help driver propose to his girlfriend
New York City police officers staged a phony traffic stop so the supposed suspect could propose to his girlfriend.
Tears but few reminders as new school opens on site of Sandy Hook massacre
A new elementary school is to open on the Sandy Hook site where 20 children and six teachers were shot dead in 2012.
Policeman killed and second badly wounded in shooting in San Diego
One policeman died and another was seriously injured in the latest law enforcement shooting to rock the U.S.
Tributes to the ‘ultimate busybody’ as Neighbours’ Mrs Mangel actress dies
Vivean Gray, who played meddlesome neighbour Mrs Nell Mangel in hit Australian TV soap Neighbours, has died aged 92.
I’d have done the same if I was naked: Bikini-clad policewoman collars thief
She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn’t stop police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief.
Sweden is losing its sex drive … so it’s time for some really probing questions
The spice is going out of life for Swedes, it seems. They are just not making love as much as they used to, according to the government, which wants to...
Sweden is losing its sex drive and government is going to find out why
The spice is going out of life for Swedes, it seems. They are just not making love as much as they used to, according to the government, which wants to...
Taiwan driver in bus crash which killed 23 tourists was drunk, police say
The driver of a tour bus which crashed and burst into flames killing all 26 on board, including 23 Chinese tourists, was driving drunk, investigators in...
800,000 babies’ lives ‘would be saved every year’ if they were breastfed early
More than half of newborn babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at heightened risk of disease and death, Unicef is warning.
India on tenterhooks as major search for celebrity tiger proves fruitless
A major search operation is under way in India for the country’s most famous tiger, with millions of adoring fans worried about the big cat.
Quiet reflection and prayer for the Pope as he visits Auschwitz death camp
Pope Francis paid a sombre visit to the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz on Friday, becoming the third consecutive pontiff to make the pilgrimage.
Rudd rules himself out of U.N. job after prime minister says he’s not up to it
Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd on Friday withdrew his candidacy to be the next U.N.
I will destroy your country: Priest killer appears in new Islamic State video
A teenage jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest in a Normandy church is seen pledging to attack France in a newly released video.
Indonesia defies global protests and executes four convicted of drug crimes
Four people convicted of drug crimes were executed on Friday as Indonesia defied widespread international protests.
Merkel: Refugees who attack us mock Germany but we will still take them in
Chancellor Angel Merkel says refugees who carry out attacks in Germany are mocking the country that took them in.
Mystery fireball lights up night sky in western US
A fireball which streaked across the sky in the western United States caused social media to light up back on earth.
Elephant poaching falls but ‘tens of thousands still being killed every year’
The illegal killing of African elephants for their ivory seems to have fallen from record peaks but poaching of the animal is still far too high, an international...
Scientists sniff out new antibiotic strain in human nose that could fight MRSA
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered - and it was right under our noses all along.
Oldest cancer is found in early human’s foot bone from 1.7 million years ago
The oldest known example of cancer has been found in the foot bone of an early human dating back about 1.7 million years.
Second French killer was teenager who turned back on journey to Syria
The second killer who attacked a Normandy church during morning mass has been identified as a teenager who was seen heading for Syria last month.
Pope Francis takes a tumble as he misses step and trips during open air mass
Pope Francis has tripped and fallen while presiding over mass on the latest leg of his visit to Poland.

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