Trump son-in-law regains access to top-secret info

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 23:04
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly had his top-level security clearance restored after he lost it amid a broader White House shake-up in February.

Hawaiians watch lava eat their street

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:54
Hawaii's national guard is now tightly controlling access to Leilani Estates. 

NFL bans players from kneeling during national anthem

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 21:05
NFL players will be fined if they kneel during the US national anthem.

Yulia Skripal: I'm lucky to have survived poisoning

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 18:28
Yulia Skripal has said she feels lucky to have survived being poisoned and that she would one day like to return home to Russia.

US issues alert in China amid 'sonic attack' fears

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:28
A US embassy worker in China has reported experiencing "abnormal sensations of sounds and pressure" amid fears of a "sonic attack".

Mystery of missing WWII tug solved 74 years on

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:41
A Royal Navy tug which supported Atlantic convoys during the Second World War has been found on the seabed, 74 years after its mysterious sinking.

Kremlin 'planning Champions League cyber attack'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:31
The Russian government is preparing an enormous cyber attack targeting the Champions League final on Saturday, according to Ukrainian state security.

Savita's parents: Ireland must vote Yes on abortion

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:57
Savita Halappanavar is a household name in Ireland.

Firm sorry for 'racist' post linked to Meghan

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:43
A German company has apologised for publishing an image of a marshmallow covered in chocolate and wearing a bridal dress on the day Prince Harry married Meghan Markle.

NASA sends coldest place in universe into space

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:15
The coldest place in the universe is on Earth, or was on Earth. NASA has just launched it into space.

Explained: Why birds don't have teeth

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:03
Birds are quite different from mammals, typically being smaller and lighter and able to fly - but why don't they have teeth?

Woman accused of importing £22m of drugs

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:56
A woman has been charged with importing £22m worth of drugs into the UK from Mexico.

Revealed: How Michael Jackson did Smooth Criminal tilt

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:12
Michael Jackson's gravity-defying Smooth Criminal dance move was down to core strength - and an illusion, scientists have found.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor reveals orphanage plight

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:03
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has told Sky News how impoverished children in Ukraine are being left in orphanages because they have poor eyesight.

American literary giant Philip Roth dies

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:25
Award-winning US novelist Philip Roth has died at the age of 85.

Judge orders man, 30, to leave parents' home

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 06:36
A 30-year-old man must now move out of his parents' home, a court has ordered following a legal battle.

Abortion 'a reality for Irish women' - minister

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:11
Ireland's health minister insists that Friday's referendum is not about abortion but how to deal with the current reality.

'The goddess of volcanoes is showing herself'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 04:08
Some of the best pictures of the Mount Kīlauea eruptions and lava flows have come from the air, so we decided to take a helicopter to the southern coast of Hawaii's Big Island.

N Korea: Path to peace paved with photo ops

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 23:45
Our journey to the nuclear weapons test site at Punggye-ri has been delayed one night already.

Rohingya 'carried out massacre of Hindus in Myanmar'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 22:01
Myanmar's army was not the only group that slaughtered civilians in the country, Amnesty International has concluded.

'New Italy govt thinks I'm evil but I hope it succeeds'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:30
The incoming Italian government has been given an unlikely vote of confidence - from the prime minister whose reforms they intend to abolish.

Trump says Kim summit could be delayed

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:48
President Donald Trump says the planned Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un could be delayed.

What does Donald Trump have in mind for Iran?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:15
What does Donald Trump have in mind for Iran?

What we know about N Korea's secretive nuclear site

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:59
Sky News is the only British broadcaster invited to North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site as it is dismantled.

Sweden to distribute 'in case of war' leaflets

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:38
A new version of a Cold War-era emergency booklet covering different situations, including war, is being sent out in Sweden.

Will Smith 'to perform World Cup song'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:20
Hollywood superstar Will Smith has hinted he will be performing the official World Cup 2018 song.

Nerves as far-right party set for office in Italy

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:35
A populist government is set to be formed in Italy three months after its national election.

Fried turtle and minders - reporting in N Korea

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:04
North Korea may be offering unprecedented access but it is still determined to maintain full control of the journalists here.

Earliest violins imitated human vocals - study

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:00
The inventors of the violin wanted the instrument to imitate the human voice, music historians have claimed in a new study.

LIVE: Sky News reports from N Korea nuclear site

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:47
Sky News is reporting live from a North Korean nuclear test site due to be dismantled ahead of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

'Sulphur and caramelised foliage': Hawaii under Kilauea's threat

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 07:04
The north east corner of Hawaii's Big Island is a beautiful and strange place.

Archbishop convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 05:40
An archbishop has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, making him the most senior member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of such a charge.

'Go to work on an egg' really is good advice

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 02:48
A advertising campaign from the 1950s advising people to "go to work on an egg" was thoroughly good advice, according to new research.

Down's syndrome key to abortion referendum

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 22:28
The issue of Down's syndrome has been front and centre of Ireland's abortion referendum.

Giant Chinese salamanders in 'serious jeopardy'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:55
The world's largest amphibians are facing extinction due to illegal poaching and their reputation as a luxury food.

Incurable 'bat virus' sparks alert in India

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 18:53
A deadly virus that causes fever, vomiting and convulsions - and for which there is no vaccine - has sparked a health alert in India.

Police warn Meghan's nephew over nightclub knife

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 17:50
Meghan Markle's nephew has been let off by police after taking a knife into a London nightclub hours after her wedding to Prince Harry.

Belarus upset by British embassy's rainbow flag

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:41
Belarus has criticised the British Embassy in Minsk for flying a rainbow flag on the International Day Against Homophobia.

Woman's body found after man shot by police

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:29
Police searching for a missing woman in Dublin have found a body, less than 24 hours after the death of a man who was shot by officers involved in the investigation.

Iran will face 'strongest sanctions in history'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:26
Iran will face the "strongest sanctions in history" if it doesn't change course, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned.

Damascus and surrounds are 'free of militants'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:19
Syria's military says the country's capital and surrounding areas are free from militants for the first time in nearly seven years.

Van Breda guilty of murdering family with axe

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:44
A South African court has found Henri Van Breda guilty of killing his mother, father and brother in a frenzied axe attack.

Kremlin hits out over Abramovich's UK visa

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:58
The Kremlin says Russian businesses "often encounter unfriendly and unscrupulous actions", after Roman Abramovich's visa expired.

Hundreds apply for asylum after Commonwealth Games

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:49
More than 200 people who travelled to Australia for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum, an official has said.

Ofcom widens inquiry into Russia-backed RT

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:16
The Russian-funded TV channel RT is facing a further three investigations as Ofcom considers whether it has breached the terms of its UK licence.

Arrests after man 'lynched' in front of families

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:50
Three people have been arrested after a man was beaten to death by a gang of teenagers in France.

Obscure professor named new Italy PM despite CV row

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 11:14
Italy's president has approved a political novice who has never held public office and has been accused of embellishing his CV as the next prime minister.

Nazanin 'will be convicted' on new charges

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:57
British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been told she is likely to be convicted over new charges in Iran.

NASA spacecraft captures 200,000 stars on camera

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:06
NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft has successfully completed a flyby around the moon - snapping a photograph revealing more than 200,000 stars along the way.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews toxic glass cloud

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 08:24
Authorities in Hawaii have warned people to stay away from dangerous "laze" fumes as molten lava from the Kilauea volcano reaches the Pacific Ocean.

UK is 'turning blind eye' to Putin's 'dirty money'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:20
Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his allies are continuing to use London as a base for their "corrupt assets", according to a Foreign Affairs Committee report.

'Abortion was never an option for us'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 02:50
In the lead up to Ireland's referendum on abortion on Friday, we take a look at those affected by the issue on both sides of the debate.

'They gave us back our baby in a box'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 02:09
As those on both sides of Ireland's abortion debate continue to campaign on the issue, those directly affected have been sharing their stories.

Man shot dead as police search for missing woman

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 01:49
A 24-year-old woman remains missing after a man was shot dead by police investigating a suspected abduction.

A nation divided: Ireland's abortion dilemma

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:50
Ireland is at a crossroads: On 25 May the Irish people will decide whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment and end a constitutional ban on abortion.

Trump pulls back from trade war with China

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:15
The US has pulled back from starting a trade war with China that could have sent shockwaves through the global economy.

The fight to leave the 'open air prison' of Gaza

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:27
Uniformed officials scream at a desperate group of men and women trying to force their way into an indoor football stadium in the Gaza town of Rafah on the border with Egypt.

'Reforming' Saudi Arabia detains female activists

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 16:01
Saudi Arabia has arrested at least seven prominent women's rights activists - just a few weeks before the ban on women driving is formally lifted in the Kingdom.

Narrow support for abortion ahead of Irish referendum

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 15:19
There is narrow support for abortion on request for women up to 12 weeks into pregnancy in the Republic of Ireland as the referendum approaches, a Sky Data poll has revealed.

What next for record-breaking Everest Sherpa?

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 15:12
A Sherpa guide who has scaled Mount Everest for the 22nd time has returned from the record-breaking trip and told friends he is not done yet.

Playboy model and son fall to their deaths from hotel

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:06
A Playboy model and her seven-year-old son have died after falling from a New York hotel penthouse suite, police have said.

School gunman 'spared friends' to tell his story

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:35
The suspect in a US school shooting that left 10 people dead spared his friends so they could tell his story, police say.

Actress accuses director Luc Besson of rape

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 10:35
French filmmaker Luc Besson - known for movies including The Fifth Element and Leon - has been accused of raping an actress in Paris.

Cougar mauls cyclist to death and wounds another

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 08:30
A cougar has been killed by authorities in Seattle after it mauled a mountain biker to death and wounded another.

Fresh lava flow could block Hawaii escape path

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 05:56
Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is dangerously oozing towards a major road that serves as an escape route for coastal residents.

Gunman shouted 'surprise' before Texas school shooting

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 22:17
The teenager accused of killing 10 people at a Texas high school exchanged "a lot of firepower" with police before he surrendered, a county official has said.

20 priests among dead in Cuba plane crash

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:55
Twenty priests were among 110 people who died in the Cuba plane crash, it has emerged.

Whole world (and its dog) celebrates royal wedding

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 15:57
Fans of the Royal Family in the UK and around the world have marked Harry and Meghan's wedding with their own celebrations.

Over 100 dead after plane crash and explosion in Cuba

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:52
More than 100 people have died after a plane crashed into a field shortly after take-off in Havana, Cuban state television has confirmed.

Green light for driving in Europe after Brexit

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 18:09
Millions of British drivers will be able to carry on using existing insurance policies in the EU after Brexit without the need for additional paperwork, the Government has confirmed.

Reports of active shooter at US high school

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:00
A Texas high school is on lockdown amid reports of an active gunman on the grounds.

Platini admits draw for 1998 World Cup was fixed

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:21
Disgraced ex-footballer Michel Platini has admitted the draw for the 1998 World Cup was fixed.

'Little evidence' Israel tried to minimise casualties

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:20
There is "little evidence" that Israel made any effort to minimise casualties during Monday's protests by Palestinians, the UN's top humans rights official has said.

Gates: Trump asked me difference between HIV and HPV

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:51
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has claimed Donald Trump asked him twice to explain the difference between HIV and HPV, and said it was "scary" how much the president knew about his daughter's looks.

WikiLeaks' Assange to lose embassy security

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:34
Ecuador has cancelled extra security at the London embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up since 2012.

PayPal agrees to buy iZettle for $2.2bn

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:51
Digital payments giant PayPal is to swallow up Swedish financial technology start-up iZetttle for $2.2bn (£1.6bn).

Hawaiians warned of 'powerful' eruptions within hours

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:47
Hawaiians have been given face masks and told to take shelter after scientists warned the Kilauea volcano, which has destroyed homes, could become more violent within hours.

UK may double Afghanistan troops after Trump decision

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:59
The number of British troops in Afghanistan could be almost doubled, after the defence secretary wrote to the prime minister asking for more boots on the ground.

'Urban Ebola' could see cases rise exponentially

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 08:52
There is a "very high" public health risk from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation has said. 

Plastic pollution reaches world's remotest spot

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:29
Plastic pollution has reached the remotest spot in the world, according to new data.

Assad tells Putin: 'Door open to political process'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:25
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has had talks in Russia with Vladimir Putin.

Trump: Perhaps Kim doesn't want summit

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:48
Donald Trump has said "perhaps Kim Jong Un doesn't want a summit" as he refused to back down from military drills in the Korean peninsula.

School bus and truck in head-on collision

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:29
A school bus and a truck have collided on a New Jersey interstate, leaving an unknown number of people injured.

18 cleared over 'Ocean's Eleven-style' heist

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:18
A group of 18 people suspected of being behind a multi-million pound diamond heist has been acquitted of the crime.

Oldest US gunmaker secures new lease of life

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:02
The future of the oldest gunmaker in the US has been secured after it completed a debt-cutting deal with creditors.

Abortion vote: 'Unborn babies are human beings'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:25
We are a week away until the Republic of Ireland's referendum on abortion is held, with campaigners on both sides of the argument continuing to make their voices heard.

Row over EU decision to hear Zuckerberg in private

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:22
A row has developed over the appearance at the European Parliament next week of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Oil tops $80 a barrel on Iran deal fears

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:59
The oil price has climbed above $80 a barrel for the first time in three-and-a-half years amid simmering global tensions over Iran.

Ebola spreads to large city in the DR Congo

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:36
The latest outbreak of Ebola has spread to a large city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the country's health minister.

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off shark

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:43
New Zealand's "first bloke" has tweeted a picture of himself fending off a large, "agitated" shark.

Mysterious rise in ozone-eating gas detected

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:23
Scientists have detected a massive and mysterious rise in a banned ozone-eating chemical which they believe is originating from around China, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula.

Whitney Houston 'abused as a child' by female relative

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:54
A new documentary about the life of singer Whitney Houston has claimed that the superstar was sexually abused as a child by a female relative.

Roads ripped up by rumbling Hawaii volcano

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:43
Roads and buildings have been damaged by earthquakes caused by an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

Sherpa reaches summit of Everest for the 22nd time

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:29
The record for the number of times a person has made it to the top of Mount Everest has been broken.

Broadway star loses unborn child after crash

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:10
The unborn child of Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has died after the actress was hit by a driver who went through a red light in New York.

Vegas shooting survivors' statements released

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 03:52
Stories of chaos, courage and compassion have been revealed in police reports made public seven months after the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.

US storms cause meteotsunami and kill four

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:47
Powerful storms across America's northeast have caused a tsunami, while falling trees have killed at least four people.

Trump: We'll have to see if N Korea summit still on

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:03
Donald Trump has thrown fresh doubt over a planned US summit with North Korea next month, saying "we'll have to see".

Art dealer discovers unknown Rembrandt at Christie's

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:06
A Dutch art dealer has uncovered the first "new" Rembrandt work since 1974 after taking a punt on an unknown painting at Christie's.

Ex-rival of new Malaysian PM freed from jail

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 08:31
A former rival of Malaysia's new prime minister whose party helped him to a historic election win has been released from jail and could walk straight in to a government role.