World News Digest

Auschwitz guard jailed for five years for helping send thousands to gas chambers
A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison for serving as...
Aid group rejects EU funding in protest over ‘shameful’ migration policies
Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders on Friday said it would no longer take funds from the EU in protest at its “shameful” policies on...
Iraqi forces retake city centre from Islamic State after four weeks of fighting
Iraqi special forces entered the center of Fallujah on Friday, taking over a government complex and a neighborhood that served as a base for Islamic State.
Hopes of solving EgyptAir crash mystery rise as second black box is found
The flight data recorder of the EgyptAir plane which crashed last month killing all 66 people on board has been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean.
Time to bomb Assad, say diplomats in challenge to Obama’s stance on Syria
Dozens of diplomats think America should launch military strikes against the Syrian government, breaking ranks with president Barack Obama’s policy...
Debris found from rescue plane which crashed while looking for missing pilot
Wreckage has been recovered from a Vietnamese search plane which went missing with nine people on board while looking for a pilot from a crashed fighter...
Out of credit: The Waltons’ snooty shopkeeper, Ronnie Claire Edwards, dies
Ronnie Claire Edwards, who played grocer Ike Godsey’s prickly wife, Corabeth, on The Waltons, has died.
Sanders pledges to work with Clinton to defeat Trump … but he wants more
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he is ready to work with rival Hillary Clinton to stop Donald Trump in his run for the White House.
11 jailed for life for murder during deadly anti-Muslim riots in India
Eleven Hindus have been sentenced to life in prison for murder during one of a string of anti-Muslim riots that left more than 1,000 people dead in India.
Disney to post alligator warning signs after boy is dragged to his death
Disney is to install new signs warning of alligators following the death of a two-year-old boy who was dragged into a lake at one of its resorts in Florida.
Euro 2016: Russia’s far-Right football fan leader to be deported over violence
The far-right leader of Russia’s soccer supporters is to be deported from France as it tries to stem the explosion of violence marring the Euro 2016...
Human rights call leaves Bernie baffled as F1 drives into Baku backlash
Bernie Ecclestone insists Formula One has a “100 per cent” clear conscience as the sport came under fire upon its arrival in Azerbaijan ahead...
At least 10 whales die as rescuers battle to return stranded pod to the sea
At least ten pilot whales have died after a pod of more than 30 became stranded on the coast on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
We’re never ever getting back together: Calvin and Taylor hit the delete button
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift have been pressing the delete button after she was pictured kissing British star Tom Hiddleston.
Kerry braves extreme cold on boat trip to see effects of climate change
U.S. secretary of state John Kerry braved the cold of Norway’s extreme north on Thursday on a trip to see the effects of climate change.
Son and wife of China’s former security chief jailed in corruption crackdown
The son and wife of former Chinese domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang have been jailed, the latest high-profile figures to be felled in a corruption...
‘Gay death penalty’ scholar leaves Australia amid Orlando shooting backlash
A Muslim cleric who suggested that homosexuals be put to death has left Australia ahead of his visa being cancelled.
Russian foreign minister: Our fans were provoked by outrageous English insults
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said his country’s football fans were provoked into violence by English supporters at the Euro 2016 tournament...
Sobbing killer Pistorius removes prosthetic legs ‘to show his vulnerability’
A sobbing Oscar Pistorius walked hesitantly on his stumps around court on Wednesday as his defence team’s argued that the double-amputee athlete...
We could be waiting 1,500 years before aliens make contact
It might take another 1,500 years before extraterrestrial aliens make contact with the human race, a team of astronomers has predicted.
French PM Valls vows no climbdown on reforms after violent demos
A defiant French prime minister on Wednesday vowed to stand firm on a disputed set of labour reforms, despite mass protests against them that spiralled...
Wife of Orlando shooter ‘knew of attack and could soon be charged’
The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could be charged in connection with the deadliest...
Clinton wins last primary with big issue now of who will be running mate
Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win Tuesday in the nation’s capital and a meeting with dispatched rival...
Stylist who created beehive hairdo dies, aged 98
The creator of the beehive hairstyle, worn by countless singers from the 1960s through to the 2000s, has died aged 98.
He must pay: Reeva’s father gives powerful evidence in Oscar Pistorius hearing
The grieving father of murdered model Reeva Steenkamp has given powerful testimony at the sentencing hearing of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
Going for a song: jury to decide whether ‘Stairway to Heaven’ riff is lifted
Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”.
Finding Tatooine: Jupiter-like ‘Star Wars planet’ that orbits two Suns discovered
A newfound alien world is the biggest ever discovered that has two suns in its sky, like Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine in the “Star...
Bungling sailors who couldn’t launch a boat in record New Zealand ‘ice’ bust
Some bungling boating by a group of landlubber drug smugglers led to New Zealand’s largest ever haul of methamphetamine, commonly known as 'ice’.
Shanghai evicts small businesses and residents for Disney theme park
Authorities have evicted hundreds of Shanghai residents and dozens of businesses to clean up the air and make way for the newest Disney theme park, which...
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius ‘a broken man’, psychologist tells sentencing hearing
Oscar Pistorius is “a broken man” who should not be jailed, a psychologist told a court sentencing the South African Paralympic gold medalist...

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