World News Digest

He got the job done: Trump praises late Iraqi leader Saddam as terrorist killer
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who frequently criticises U.S.
‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius given 6 years in jail for murdering Reeva Steenkamp
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for six years for murdering his lover Reeva Steenkamp.
‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius faces return to prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is expected to be sent back to prison when he faces sentencing today after an appeal court ruled he was guilty of murdering...
Clinton emails: FBI finds 110 held classified information but urges no charges
The FBI has criticised White House hopeful Hillary Clinton for being “extremely careless” over her use of a private email account but stopped...
Freak sequence of ricochets sees father shoot son, 14, dead at range
The brother of a teenage boy accidentally killed by his father at a Florida gun range has described what happened.
Chef in Dhaka restaurant siege mistaken for terrorist and shot dead
Police in Bangladesh have said they may have shot dead one of the hostages at a Dhaka cafe after mistaking him for an attacker.
Trump: Charges of anti-Semitism over star tweet are ‘ridiculous’
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton’s campaign is “ridiculous” to portray an anti-Clinton tweet that appeared to depict the Star of David...
Infidelity website Ashley Madison facing federal investigation
The parent company of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison, hit by a devastating hack last year, is now the target of a U.S.
‘It’s all my fault’: Australian PM Turnbull accepts blame for poor poll showing
Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended his performance after widespread calls for his resignation.
Amnesty documents ‘chilling’ abuses by armed groups in Syria
Some Syrian opposition groups have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government of President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International...
Chinese paper says country should prepare for South China Sea armed clash
China should prepare itself for military confrontation in the South China Sea, an influential newspaper said on Tuesday.
Dhaka restaurant attackers were ‘highly educated rich kids’, say authorities
Authorities believe the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh restaurant siege were “highly educated” and from “well-off families”.
Father of toddler killed at Disney resort says two alligators were involved
The distraught father of a 2-year-old boy dragged off and killed by an alligator at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida last month has said he was...
Australia PM Turnbull urged to quit after ‘Brexiting’ himself
Australia’s opposition Labor Party has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resign, calling him the “David Cameron of the southern hemisphere”...
EgyptAir crash: all ‘mapped’ human remains recovered from site
A search vessel has recovered human remains at the underwater crash site of EgyptAir flight MS804.
Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: study
Radiation levels across the Pacific Ocean are rapidly returning to normal five years after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant spewed gases and liquids...
19yo tourist ‘could lose foot’ after stepping on homemade firework
A firework that exploded when a 19-year-old unwittingly stepped on it Sunday in New York’s Central Park, seriously injuring his left foot, didn’t...
20 years after Dolly the sheep: are you eating cloned meat?
Two decades after Scotland’s Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat...
Bright spot: Antarctica’s ozone hole is starting to heal
The hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic has begun to shrink, signaling good news for the environment several decades after an international accord...
Thar she goes: Whale carcass dragged out to sea to spare July 4 crowds
The reeking carcass of a dead humpback whale was towed back out to sea after it washed up at a popular Los Angeles beach.
End foreign occupation of Afghanistan to bring peace, says new Taliban leader
The new leader of the Taliban on Saturday called for an end to foreign forces’ “occupation” of Afghanistan.
Visitors evacuated from part of zoo as orangutan escapes from enclosure
Visitors had to be evacuated from part of an animal theme park when an orangutan escaped from its enclosure and climbed trees.
Five killed and 20 wounded as ‘jealous husband’ opens fire on cafe diners
A gunman killed five people and injured at least 20 others when he opened fire with an automatic weapon in a cafe in Serbia on Saturday.
Who’ll be next through the revolving door? Australian voters head to the polls
Australians headed to the polls on Saturday hoping to put an end to a revolving door of leadership which has seen them with four different prime ministers...
Fresh crisis for Europe as far-right gets Austrian election result overturned
Far-right wingers will get another shot at victory in the Austrian presidential election after the country’s highest court ordered the poll must...
Paris goes to war on pollution with a ban to drive old cars from the streets
Paris banned old, exhaust-belching cars from its streets on Friday in a new assault on air pollution.
EU extends sanctions against Russia as it seeks end to war in Crimea
Economic sanctions were extended against Russia on Friday as the European Union wearied of delays in bringing peace to eastern Ukraine.
Taiwan navy kills fisherman as it accidentally fires missile towards China
Taiwanese sailors killed a fisherman after mistakenly launching a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile towards China on Friday.
Hajj pilgrims will have to wear e-bracelets in wake of deadly stampede
Muslim pilgrims joining this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet, after more than 2,000 died in a stampede...
Athlete who helped expose doping in Russia allowed to compete at Olympics
The athlete who blew the whistle on widespread doping in Russia has been cleared to compete in the Olympics.

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