World News Digest

11 killed, 21 injured in suicide bomb attack on gas plant near Baghdad
A suicide attack left at least 11 people dead at a gas plant north of Baghdad on Sunday.
Swiss town in shock as football coach confesses to cold-blooded murders
A small Swiss town was in shock on Sunday after discovering a youth football coach has confessed to the cold-blooded murders of four people in their home.
Five to face court over plot to sail from Australia in fishing boat to join IS
Five men suspected of planning to travel in a small motor boat as they made their way from Australia to join Islamic State will appear in court on Monday...
After Premier League glory, Leicester boss turns to Thailand to find new talent
The billionaire owner of unlikely Premier League champions Leicester City has launched a reality TV show in Thailand to find football’s future stars. Vichai...
Mass brawl in cemetery turf war leaves three dead and dozens injured
At least three people have been killed and 24 others injured in a mass brawl at Moscow’s largest cemetery.
Eight killed and 44 injured as charter bus crashes on trip to casino
A bus has crashed and rolled over in Texas, killing eight people and injuring 44 others. The chartered bus was on its way to a casino in Eagle Pass...
De Niro plans new 83-room hotel in London’s Covent Garden
Hollywood star Robert De Niro has announced plans to build an 83-room hotel in London’s Covent Garden area. The actor has submitted plans to...
EU naval mission is saving lives but ‘fails to stem migrant crossings’
A naval mission is failing to tackle people smugglers and stem the flow of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, it is claimed.
New arrival is conservation boost for endangered Sumatran rhinos
A Sumatran rhinoceros calf has been born at an Indonesian sanctuary in a welcome success for efforts to save the critically endangered species. The...
Apple takes on Uber as it invests $1bn in Chinese taxi-hailing service
Apple has pumped $1bn into Chinese taxi-hailing service Didi Chuxing. The tech giant said the move would help it better understand the Chinese market,...
Second bank hit as cybercrooks again target money transfer system
A second bank has been raided by hackers who have again broken into the global financial messaging network that banks use to move billions of dollars...
Just one human born in 19th century left as world’s oldest person dies at 116
Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, has died in New York at age 116.
Hezbollah suffers military blow as top commander killed in Syria blast
The top military commander of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group has been killed in an an explosion in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Instagram gets new ‘vibrant and diverse’ logo - and reaction is mixed
Instagram has launched a new logo - and some users aren’t happy. The photo-sharing app, which has 400 million monthly users, has ditched its...
Thunder road: Huge sinkhole swallows car as rain lashes London
Resident of a street in Greenwich woke up this morning to the sight of a people carrier disappearing into a sinkhole. The car in Woodland Terrace...
Twitter suspends rapper Azealia Banks after racist abuse of Zayn Malik
witter on Thursday suspended the provocative rapper Azealia Banks after she went a step too far by launching racist attacks on former One Direction heartthrob...
At least 80 die as three suicide bombings rock Baghdad
Three car bombs in Baghdad have killed at least 88 people on the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital this year. The first blast hit a busy outdoor...
Taiwan executes rush-hour commuter killer who left four people dead
Taiwan has executed a man convicted two years ago of stabbing four people to death in an attack on an underground train during rush hour.
My life is complete, says 72-year-old mother who had baby through IVF
An Indian mother who has given birth at the age of 72 through IVF treatment says her life is now complete.
‘Emotionally disturbed’ man detained by police outside Taylor Swift’s home
Police have detained an “emotionally disturbed” man outside Taylor Swift’s New York apartment.
Is it all about that publicity?: Meghan Trainor pulls ‘Photoshopped video’
Singer Meghan Trainor has reposted her latest music video with her curves restored hours after taking it down because producers altered her body shape.
Climbers warned to stay away as Lord Of The Rings volcano lake heats up
Climbers and hikers have been warned to stay away from a volcano in New Zealand which featured in The Lord of The Rings movies.
Rescued son of Pakistan’s former prime minister heads home to his family
The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was freed from kidnappers in a military rescue in Afghanistan was handed over to Pakistan’s ambassador...
D-day for Brazilian president Rousseff as senate to vote on impeachment
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is only hours from being suspended as an impeachment trial begins on Wednesday.
Off-duty officer shoots dead suspect who killed two in knife rampage
A knifeman who went on a deadly stabbing rampage after crashing his car into a Macy’s store has been shot dead by an off-duty policeman.
Sanders dents Clinton with another victory as Trump marches on unopposed
Bernie Sanders has slowed Hillary Clinton’s march to the Democratic presidential nomination by defeating her in West Virginia.
Facebook rubbishes ‘biased trending topics’ reports amid social media uproar
Facebook has denied workers routinely censor certain stories to prevent them from appearing on its “trending” list.
‘It’s dangerous being a ISIS leader nowadays’: airstrike takes out key figure in Iraq
A senior Islamic State leader in Iraq’s Anbar province has been killed by a US airstrike, the Pentagon says.
North Korea’s Kim holds colourful mass rally to close rare congress
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a mass rally and parade on Tuesday in the capital’s main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling...
Knifeman shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ stabs 4 at German train station leaving 1 dead
A 56-year-old man who was critically injured after a stabbing at a railway station near Munich has died in hospital. Three other commuters were also...

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