World News Digest

Apple in talks to acquire Jay Z’s Tidal as music streaming battle hots up
Apple is eyeing up a potential takeover bid for Jay Z’s music-streaming service Tidal.
Turkish suicide attack mastermind is ‘killed in counter-terror operation’
The mastermind of a deadly suicide attack that left at least 28 people dead in the Turkish capital Ankara has been killed in a counter-terror operation.
Tourist posing for ‘flying’ picture tumbles 100m to his death at Machu Picchu
A tourist has died after falling into a ravine while posing for a picture at Machu Picchu in Peru.
Ooops! Taiwan navy accidentally fires aircraft killer missile towards China
A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile towards China on Friday.
Hindu priest hacked to death in latest religious-hate killing in Bangladesh
A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday at a temple in the latest of a series of attacks linked to Muslim hardliners in Bangladesh.
Australian election: Leaders peddle stability message but dead heat looms
Australians go to the polls on Saturday in an election thought too close to call but with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull warning of economic chaos if...
Katniss and Spartacus team up as TV and film companies agree $4.4bn deal
Katniss Everdeen is getting into bed with Spartacus. Or at least, Lionsgate, the company behind the Hunger Games film franchise is buying TV network Starz...
Palestinian youth stabs Israeli girl, 13, to death as she sleeps in her bed
A teenaged Palestinian stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli girl to death in her bedroom in a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.
Firebrand Duterte warns of ‘rough ride’ ahead as he is sworn in as president
Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte warned of a “rough ride” after being sworn in as the Philippines’ president on Thursday, promising...
Brexit fallout: Singapore bank suspends London home loans
A bank in Singapore has become the first in the world to suspend loans for the purchase of homes in London, citing uncertainty over the UK’s vote...
Ten women migrants die as dozens are rescued from sinking dinghy
Ten women died in a sinking boat packed with migrants off the coast of Libya on Thursday.
Elba and Boyega among Academy invites as Oscars bids for more diversity
A record number of new people have been invited to vote for next year’s Oscars following the row over a lack of diversity.
Police couple under investigation over claims they ‘faked Everest ascent’
Two police officers who claimed they were the first couple to climb Everest are facing an inquiry from their own force after being accused of lying about...
Raised from the sea bed: Wreck which was tomb for hundreds of migrants
The wreck of an overcrowded boat which sank in the Mediterranean killing hundreds of migrants was raised from the sea bed on Wednesday.
The musician behind the legend: Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore dies
Scotty Moore, a pioneering rock guitarist who was best known for being a member of Elvis Presley’s original band and inspiring other musicians including...
Australian opposition leader explains flip-flop on gay marriage
Australia’s opposition leader has sought to explain his shift on gay marriage, which will be a key issue in this weekend’s elections.
I’m proud of Bruce: Caitlyn Jenner poses on Sports Illustrated with Olympic gold
Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 Olympics decathlon win in Montreal.
Buoy will eavesdrop on whale songs to help us understand them better
Scientists have deployed a unique buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in “near...
Zika hope as vaccines prove 100% effective in tests on mice
Two experimental Zika vaccines have been 100% successful in testing on mice, US researchers have said.
Toyota recalls 3.37 million cars over airbag and emissions control issues
Japanese carmaker Toyota has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units.
Congo to vaccinate 11.6M against yellow fever after World Health warning
A campaign to vaccinate 11.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo against yellow fever will start on July 20, the health minister said on...
The world’s ‘cheapest smartphone’ ready to take on Apple this week…
A brand new smartphone that costs just $4 sounds ridiculous, right? Turns out it isn’t, thanks to a new tech start-up in India.
A kiss and then the attack: ‘Why are you here?’ EU President asks Brexit architect
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker has turned on Nigel Farage and his fellow UKIP MEP’s, asking them: “Why are you...
Congo says aims to vaccinate 11.6M against yellow fever
A campaign to vaccinate 11.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo against yellow fever will start on July 20, the health minister said on...
Great news for children’s parties and doctors as new helium source discovered
Don’t panic partygoers – scientists won’t be restricting helium balloons just yet as a new discovery could solve a shortage of the gas.
The world’s ‘cheapest smartphone’ to ship starting this week
A brand new smartphone that costs just $4 sounds ridiculous, right? Turns out it isn’t, thanks to a new tech start-up in India.
Euro 2016: Iceland humiliates England, Roy Hodgson resigns as coach
Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history when they stunned England 2-1 in their last-16 clash on Monday leading losing...
Sleeping 15yo boy ‘has face ripped open’ by hyena in South Africa game park
A 15-year-old boy is in a serious condition after he was attacked in his tent by a hyena.
Italy rescues over 3,300 migrants from Med as fine weather sees smuggling surge
More than 3,300 migrants adrift on boats in the Mediterranean have been rescued by Italian coastguard and navy ships.
It’s a Mexit! Argentina star Lionel Messi quits international football
Lionel Messi has quit international football after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile in a penalty shootout in the Copa America final on Sunday, the fourth...

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