World News Digest

North Korea’s latest missile launch ends in failure, says US
North Korea fired a test missile on Wednesday morning, but the launch failed, US and South Korean officials have confirmed.
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes
EU chiefs have warned airlines including easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways that they will need to relocate their headquarters and sell off shares to...
Theresa May to trigger Brexit by invoking Article 50 on 29 March
rime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29 March, starting the process of the UK leaving the EU.
Twenty die in freak tree accident at waterfall in Ghana
Twenty students have died after trees fell on them at a popular waterfall in Ghana, emergency officials have said.
Paris Orly airport attacker ‘was under influence of drugs and alcohol’
A suspected Islamic extremist who launched an attack at a Paris airport on Saturday was under the influence of drugs, a judicial source said.
M&S suspends Google ads amid pressure over hate videos
Marks and Spencer has become the latest big name company to pull its advertising from Google as the internet giant faces pressure over extremist content...
Man killed at Paris airport after taking soldier’s gun
A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s gun at Orly airport in Paris. French officials say he was killed by security forces in a shop...
Trump attacks Hawaii judge’s travel ban block for making US ‘look weak’
Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has been blocked by a federal judge hours before it was due to take effect across the US.
Pirates fire shots from hijacked Aris 13 oil tanker off Somalia
Somali maritime forces and pirates on board a hijacked oil tanker have started shooting at each other, according to reports.The ship - the Aris 13 - is...
Former England footballer Adam Johnson loses appeal against conviction
Ex-footballer Adam Johnson has lost an appeal against his conviction for sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.
Emma Watson plans legal action over stolen photos
Emma Watson has launched legal action against hackers who stole and shared private photos of her online.
The Queen gives Brexit bill royal assent paving the way for PM to trigger Article 50.
The Prime Minister is free to officially notify the EU that the UK intends to leave after the Queen granted the Brexit bill royal assent.
Headscarves can be banned at work, European court rules
Employers will be able to ban Muslim staff from wearing headscarves at work, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
Muirfield golf club votes to allow female members for the first time
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (HCEG), who play at Muirfield, have voted to allow women members.
Mourinho tells goading Chelsea fans: ‘Judas’ is still your number one
Jose Mourinho has hit back at a section of Chelsea’s fans who called him “Judas”, insisting he remains No.1 at Stamford Bridge until...
Kickboxer Scott Marsden, 14, dies after suffering injuries during title fight in Leeds
A 14-year-old kickboxer who collapsed during an English title fight in Leeds has died.
French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon under pressure over anti-Semitic tweet
Francois Fillon is on the defensive again after his party tweeted a caricature with anti-Semitic overtones and a newspaper claimed a mystery benefactor...
Princess Diana’s former lover James Hewitt denies he is Prince Harry’s father
Princess Diana’s former lover, James Hewitt, has denied long-standing rumours he could be Prince Harry’s father.
Kim Kardashian West reveals she begged with her Paris robbers to spare her life
Kim Kardashian West has revealed she begged with her Paris robbers to spare her life.
Dutch expel Turkish minister as police break up protests
The escalating dispute between NATO allies Turkey and the Netherlands hit a new low Sunday, with a Turkish minister escorted out of the country less than...
World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee plans crackdown on fake news
The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has unveiled plans to crackdown on fake news and “unethical” political advertising.
Intruder with backpack arrested at the White House after scaling fence
An intruder carrying a backpack was arrested after scaling a fence around the White House and entering the grounds, the U.S.
German shopping mall shut on police fears of an attack
Police in the western German city of Essen sealed off a shopping centre in the centre of town and ordered it to remain closed on Saturday due to concrete...
Critics of South Korea’s ousted leader Park call for her arrest
Opponents of South Korea’s ousted leader, Park Geun-hye rallied in the capital, Seoul, on Saturday to demand that she be arrested, a day after she...
Pentagon pledges investigation into nude photo scandal
US Defense Secretary James Mattis on Friday (10 March) warned Department of Defence personnel against violations of social media ethics, saying misconduct...
Sean Spicer begins press briefing with American flag pin on upside-down
White House press secretary Sean Spicer began his Friday press briefing with a bit of a wardrobe malfunction — he took the podium with the flag pin...
Muhammad Ali’s son says he was detained again at airport
Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained and questioned at a Washington airport before being allowed to board a flight to Fort Lauderdale after meeting with lawmakers...
EU leaders prepare for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 within days
European leaders are preparing for formal Brexit negotiations to begin within days should Theresa May trigger Article 50 next week.
Five people injured after axe attack at German train station
German police said they had detained a man who attacked five people at Duesseldorf central train station with an axe on Thursday.
Gunmen disguised as doctors attack military hospital in Afghan capital
ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in which gunmen dressed as doctors slipped into the...

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