World News Digest
Judy Garland ‘was repeatedly molested by actors on Wizard of Oz’, says ex-husband
The former husband of Hollywood icon Judy Garland has claimed that she was molested by actors playing the Munchkins on the set of The Wizard of Oz.
‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Richard Hatch dies at 71
Tributes have poured in for actor Richard Hatch, best known for his role on sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, after his death from cancer.
Vladimir Putin opponent Alexei Navalny guilty of embezzlement
Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement at a retrial.
UK speaker criticised over Trump parliament tirade
Commons Speaker John Bercow has been criticised for voicing his opposition to US President Donald Trump addressing Parliament during a state visit.
Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over campaign financing
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy is to stand trial in an illegal campaign finance case, judicial sources say.
‘Terrorist’ armed with machete shot by soldier at Louvre museum in Paris
A French soldier has shot a man after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in Paris carrying a machete and two backpacks.
U.K. supermarkets forced to ration vegetables as bad weather hits supplies
Supermarkets are rationing vegetables after bad weather hit crops across Europe.
Trump’s travel ban could hurt Los Angeles’ bid for 2024 Olympics
Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations may damage Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympics, according...
Misophonia: Hating certain sounds could signal brain abnormality
People who cannot bear sounds such as chewing or breathing may have a brain abnormality, researchers say.
Russia hacking ‘aims to disrupt democracy’, says UK Minister
Vladimir Putin’s Russia is using cyberattacks to undermine democracy in the United States and Europe, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has claimed...
Nicki Minaj loses $175,000 in LA mansion burglary as jewels stolen
Nicki Minaj has had jewellery and other items worth more than $175,000 (£140,000) stolen from her LA mansion.The break-in, details of which have...
Three more court cases could disrupt Brexit regardless of Article 50 vote
The battle over Britain breaking free from the EU is not over even if MPs approve a bill triggering Article 50 on Wednesday, campaigners say.A vote will...
Brit who fought in Syria ‘killed himself’ to avoid capture by ISIS
A Briton who fought alongside Kurdish forces in Syria reportedly “turned his gun on himself” to avoid being captured by Islamic State militants.
Two killed as Saudi warship hit by deadly ‘suicide boats’
Fighters from Yemen’s Houthi movement have reportedly crashed suicide boats into a Saudi warship, killing two people.
Quebec Mosque attack suspect was known for far-right views
The man accused of shooting dead six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque in Canada was known for having far-right views.
Trump fires attorney general for defying his travel ban
Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates was fired after she released a letter indicating her refusal to defend President Trump’s executive order banning...
US and Seoul boost defences against ‘evolving North Korean threat’
The US and South Korea have agreed to deploy an anti-missile system to bolster defences against the “evolving North Korean threat”.
Judy Garland’s remains moved nearer to her family in Hollywood
Judy Garland’s remains have been removed from her resting place in New York and taken to Hollywood.
Showbiz world criticises Trump’s travel ban at Screen Actors Guild Awards
Stars at the Screen Actors Guild Awards have taken aim at Donald Trump’s decision to ban nationals of seven countries from entering the US.
Simple breath test could be key to earlier diagnosis of deadly cancers
A simple breath test could be the key to achieving earlier diagnosis of two deadly cancers.
Facebook ‘should verify content to prove to users articles aren’t fake news’ - UK politician says
Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told Sky News.
American dementia sufferer found in UK village was ‘dumped in car park by wife and son’
An American pensioner suffering from dementia who was found wandering a remote English village was flown to Britain and left in a car park by his wife...
Six teenagers found dead after garden party in Germany
Six teenagers found dead in Germany on Sunday after holding a party in a garden shed may have been killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, police say.
‘We knew nothing’: Nazi propagandist Goebbels’ secretary dies at 106
Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died.
Petition against Trump’s state visit to the UK passes a million signatures
A petition to block Donald Trump from a state visit to the UK has hit one million signatures, ahead of nationwide protests.
Judge blocks part of Donald Trump’s immigration ban
The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s...
Syrian regime accused of ethnic cleansing
Western security forces have warned the humanitarian crisis in parts of Syria could “outweigh” the situation in Aleppo, as aid workers claim...
US raid on Yemen ‘kills 30 al-Qaeda suspects and 10 civilians’
A US raid in Yemen at dawn on Sunday killed 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants, including three prominent figures, and 10 civilians, a provincial official...
Germany’s Schaeuble admits ‘mistakes’ in refugee policy
Germany made mistakes with an open-door policy that saw more than a million migrants enter Germany over the past two years, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble...
Travellers ‘turned away’ after Trump visa halt
Passengers have been barred from flights into the US and visa holders refused entry after Donald Trump imposed strict new controls on travellers from seven...