World News Digest

Amazon among the possible buyers as Google seeks to offload robotics division
Google is looking to sell its robotics division - and one of the buyers thought to be in the frame is Amazon. Despite impressive breakthroughs from...
Europe sets out migrant swap deal as Turkey warns against ‘refugee bargaining’
European leaders are presenting their plans to send thousands of migrants and refugees to Turkey to the country’s prime minister on Friday.
Lion claws man after wandering out of national park on to main highway
A lion attacked and injured a man after straying out of the Nairobi National Park on to one of the city’s major roads during morning rush-hour on...
Former Pakistan leader heads abroad for treatment after travel ban lifted
Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who faces treason charges, has left the country to receive medical treatment in Dubai.
Worker killed as he lands on car after 800ft fall from city’s tallest skyscraper
An electrician has died after falling more than 800ft (245 metres) from a Los Angeles skyscraper which will be the tallest on the West Coast once it is...
North Korea ‘fires ballistic missiles into sea’ in fresh act of defiance
North Korea has fired two medium-range ballistic missiles into the sea in defiance of international calls to curb its military ambitions.
Deadly ebola returns to Guinea months after it was declared free of virus
Two people have died from ebola in Guinea, months after the country was declared free of the deadly virus. The victims were a couple from the village...
Islamic State is committing genocide against religious minorities, Kerry says
Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, the U.S.
Trump makes a new enemy as he upsets Putin with online campaign ad
Donald Trump has made a new enemy … Vladimir Putin. The outspoken presidential wannabe, whose views on immigration and religion have caused outrage...
Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti ‘could be buried behind Tutankhamun tomb’
Scans of King Tutankhamun’s tomb last November show there are two hidden spaces or chambers behind it.
Bataclan victims’ families enraged as ‘voyeuristic’ investigators visit scene
The first police officers to the terrorist attack which left 89 people dead at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris have returned to the venue.
SeaWorld to halt killer whale shows and end breeding programme
SeaWorld is to end its killer whale breeding programme and will phase out theatrical shows featuring the animals.
At least five cats tortured and burned with acid in Paris
At least five cats have been attacked with acid and left with burns in the space of just a few weeks in an eastern suburb of Paris. Maria, a resident...
Australia hails 600 days of no asylum boats
Australia has hailed its controversial policy of turning back asylum-seeker boats after no vessels reached the country in 600 days.
Brazil’s ex-President Lula takes Cabinet post in bid to save embattled Rousseff
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday appointed her predecessor and mentor, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as her chief of staff...
Fears over Brexit brushed aside as stock exchanges push ahead with merger
Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange agreed on Wednesday to press ahead with their planned merger to create one of the world’s biggest exchanges. The...
And fin-ally: Humpback whale without a tail has experts puzzled
A whale without a tail has been spotted off the coast of New Zealand. The humpback, missing both flukes on its tail which is now tapered like an arrow...
Australia dumps ‘damaging’ backpacker tax as farmers warn fruit-pickers will vanish
A proposed tax on foreign travellers who work in Australia has been scrapped amid concerns from farmers about a labour drought during harvest times.
Mass killer Anders Breivik vows to ‘fight to death’ to defend Nazi cause
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court he would fight “to the death” for Nazism. The 37-year-old right-wing extremist,...
Hamilton swerves trouble over Snapchat of him riding his Harley
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has escaped punishment in New Zealand after he allegedly filmed himself riding a Harley Davidson on a motorway...
Instagram follows Facebook in giving you posts it thinks you’ll like first
Facebook picture-sharing app Instagram said it is reshuffling feeds to display curated content that users would ‘care’ about first.
Mass killer Anders Breivik vows to ‘fight to death’ to defend Nazi cause
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court he would fight “to the death” for Nazism. The 37-year-old right-wing extremist,...
Chicken or the leg? Reverse genetic engineering sees bird grow dinosaur feet
Scientists in Chile have created a chicken embryo that developed dinosaur-like feet after genetic manipulation, highlighting the evolutionary link between...
U.S. student given 15 years hard labour in N Korea ‘for stealing propaganda’
An American student has been sentenced to 15 years hard labour after admitting stealing propaganda material in North Korea.
Shots fired at police as suspects linked to Paris attacks hunted in Brussels
Shots have been fired at Belgian police officers during a search in Brussels “linked to the Paris attacks investigation”. The raid came...
Deadly car blast in Berlin – but was victim the bomber or a target?
Police suspect a bomb caused an explosion that killed a man driving in rush hour traffic in central Berlin.
Mother Teresa to be declared a saint, Pope Francis confirms
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has announced. The...
Al-Qaeda gunmen drank in bar before unleashing Ivory Coast attack
Gunmen who carried out a murderous attack in the Ivory Coast had calmly downed drinks alongside hotel guests in a beachside bar before opening fire.
Bangladesh bank boss quits over $100m cyber-theft he told no one about
Bangladesh’s central bank governor Atiur Rahman has resigned after between $81million and $101m was stolen from the bank’s account at the New...
Historic vote sees Myanmar elect first civilian president in decades
Myanmar’s lawmakers Tuesday elected a close aide and longtime friend of Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country’s first civilian president in...

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