Sorrell to end 32-year career at helm of WPP

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 23:09
Sir Martin Sorrell is bringing the curtain down on a 32-year career as chief executive of WPP Group, the ‎marketing services giant, weeks after its board launched a probe into an allegation of improper personal conduct.

US and Russia are avoiding fight over Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 22:13
Perhaps the biggest take-out of the past 24 hours is the insight into how hungry for full-blown war the sparring nations of the world are - or are not, as the case may be.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest director dies

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 15:21
Hollywood stars have paid tribute to the Oscar-winning One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest director Milos Forman after he died at the age of 86.

#IAmGay trends amid Weibo 'homosexuality clean-up'

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:55
A "clean-up campaign" by a popular Chinese social media site has sparked protests from its users.

The world has to do more - Syria's war is getting worse

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 14:27
As Donald Trump correctly praised the work of his military in the campaign to defeat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, he probably didn't realise that he was highlighting the glaring fact that the fighting of the past few years has absolutely nothing to do with the airstrikes carried out by Britain, France and the US overnight.

World leaders react to joint Syria airstrikes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:47
World leaders react to the airstrikes in Syria carried out by the US, UK and French forces following the latest in a series of alleged chemical attacks by Bashar al Assad's regime.

Syria airstrikes a warning to Russia, says May

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:06
Russia should take airstrikes on Syria as a warning over its use of chemical weapons, Theresa May has said.

Trump's gamble of the highest stakes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:46
In to the hornet's nest, Trump wades, as he puts it marshalling America's "righteous power" against barbarism and brutality.

US: Strikes hit Syrian chemical programme

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 04:33
US Defence Secretary James Mattis says the US, along with the UK and France, have taken "decisive action" against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons infrastructure.

PM: No practicable alternative to use of force

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 03:24
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed British armed forces are involved in a combined operation with the US and France to strike Syria.

US-UK launch military strikes on Syria

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 00:56
The US and UK have launched military strikes on Syria following the suspected chemical attack by the Assad regime.

Russia claims UK faked Syria 'chemical attack'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 21:46
Russia has accused Britain of "staging" an alleged chemical attack in Syria, as the UN warned the Cold War is back "with a vengeance".

New suspect charged over Kardashian robbery

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:19
A French court has charged an 11th suspect over the gunpoint robbery of Kim Kardashian West in 2016.

Nearly 500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:06
Nearly 500 people have been rescued from the central Mediterranean, the Italian Coastguard has said.

'Untruthful slime ball': Trump slams ex-FBI chief

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 15:01
Donald Trump has slammed ex-FBI director James Comey as an "untruthful slime ball" in response to a series of explosive claims and personal barbs made about the President in his new book.

Russia 'spying on Skripals for five years'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:05
Russian intelligence have been spying on the Skripals for at least five years, national security adviser Mark Sedwill has said.

Here's how the world prepares for action in Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:38
When Donald Trump launched missiles against Syria in 2017, he did so within 72 hours of the offending chemical weapons strike.

Gold medallist Daley's Commonwealth LGBT rights plea

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:32
Diver Tom Daley has made a plea for Commonwealth countries to decriminalise homosexuality after winning a gold medal in the 10m synchronised dive.

16-year-old boy crushed to death by car seat

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:13
A boy has been found dead after becoming trapped by a car seat in a school car park.

Korean Air 'nut rage' heiress sister throws tantrum

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:54
The sister of Korean Air's infamous "nut rage" heiress has been accused of having her own tantrum during a business meeting.

Protests over kidnap, rape and murder of girl, 8

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:49
Hundreds of thousands of people have attended a midnight vigil in India protesting over two rape cases - including that of a child who was kidnapped, tortured and killed.

Syria 'chemical attack': Is murder by bullets okay?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:19
The use of chemical weapons may be the overwhelming image of the Syrian war - but it shouldn't be.

Yulia Skripal abducted by Britain, says Russia

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 21:39
Russia believes Yulia Skripal has been abducted by Britain - and that the UK is faking sources in order to blame the Kremlin for her poisoning.

Russia: We will protect our troops in Syria

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:57
Russia has told Sky News it will protect its people on the ground in Syria if missiles are launched by the US and its allies.

Whale killed by 29kg of human rubbish in stomach

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:11
Plastic bags and rubbish sacks were among 29kg of waste found in the digestive system of a dead sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain.

Watchdog confirms novichok poisoned Sergei Skripal

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:47
Independent chemical weapons scientists have confirmed that novichok was used in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Salisbury shows 'how reckless Russia can be'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:52
Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, said that the Salisbury nerve agent attack "demonstrates how reckless Russia is prepared to be".

Syrian stranded at Malaysian airport for a month

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:37
A Syrian man who's been living in a Malaysian airport for more than a month told Sky News he fears he could be stranded there for years.

Russians deployed to site of 'chemical attack'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:29
Russian military police have been deployed to the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria, according to a report.

Cyclones like lava flows in Jupiter flyover

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:09
NASA has released out-of-this-world footage of polar storms over Jupiter's north pole.

'Britain must join any US strikes against Assad'

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:56
The Prime Minister is expected to convene a special "war cabinet" on Thursday to discuss joining military action against the Syrian regime, following its apparent use of chemical weapons.

NZ stops new offshore oil and gas exploration

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 07:48
New Zealand is stopping all new offshore oil and gas exploration to fight climate change.

Nocturnal 'night owls' risk early death

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 05:29
People who stay up late and struggle in the mornings are more likely to die early, a new study has found.

'They're animals': The crisis where child rape is weapon

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:02
A 10-year-old girl writhes around in front of us.

'Spelling error' gets banned Dublin mayor into Israel

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:40
The mayor of Dublin has entered the West Bank after a reported spelling error allowed him through Tel Aviv airport in defiance of a ban.

US military 'ready' to give Trump options on Syria

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:37
The US military is ready to provide Donald Trump with options on striking Syria, the US defence secretary has said.

My own Facebook data was sold, says Zuckerberg

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:37
Mark Zuckerberg has revealed his personal data was among that improperly acquired by election consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica.

Mourners celebrate the life of Winnie Mandela

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 17:44
Thousands of South Africans poured into a football stadium in the South African town of Soweto to celebrate the life of the anti-Apartheid hero Winnie Mandela.

'Proud' war criminal has acquittal overturned

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 16:35
A Serbian nationalist who described Muslims as "excrement" and called for Croats to have their eyes gouged out at the height of the Balkans wars has had an acquittal for war crimes overturned.

Twenty killed as prison breakout sparks gunfight

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:27
At least 20 people have died in Brazil after an attempted prison breakout became a fierce gun battle.

Billionaire goes missing on ski trip in Alps

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:37
Authorities are searching for a German billionaire who was reported missing after failing to return from a ski excursion.

Russia warns US against military action in Syria

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:34
Russia has warned the US about taking military action against its ally, Syria, as concerns grow that Western powers may retaliate over a suspected chemical weapons attack.

Damian Lewis to play ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:00
British actor Damian Lewis is to play the controversial former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford.

Russian TV crew in 'appalling' Skripal hospital stunt

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:45
A Russian TV crew has been condemned for an "appalling" report filmed within the hospital treating poisoned spy Sergei Skripal.

Military plane with more than 100 on board crashes

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:33
Several are feared dead after an Algerian military plane carrying more than 100 people crashed near the country's capital.

Bootleg liquor kills more than 100 in Indonesia

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:25
More than 100 people have died from alcohol poisoning in Indonesia after drinking toxic bootleg liquor.

Athletes vanish at Commonwealth Games

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 05:32
Five members of the Cameroon team competing in the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast have gone missing.

Third UK warship to enforce N Korea trade ban

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 03:07
The UK is to deploy a third warship to help enforce sanctions against North Korea.

Zuckerberg: 'We're in an arms race with Russia'

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 02:09
Facebook is in an arms race with Russia, its CEO told senators as he faced questions about a huge data breach and election meddling.

Brain injury link with dementia confirmed

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 01:05
A link between brain injuries and dementia has been confirmed in a study involving almost three million people.

Russia vetoes Syria chemical weapons inquiry

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:06
Russia has vetoed a proposal to set up an investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria.

Video shows Israeli soldiers cheering shot Palestinian

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 17:37
A video showing Israeli snipers celebrating after shooting a Palestinian man at the Gaza border has emerged, provoking outrage.

Israeli Labor Party cuts ties with Jeremy Corbyn

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:55
The Israeli Labor Party has suspended ties with Jeremy Corbyn over the Labour leader's response to anti-Semitism and his "hostility" to the Jewish community.

Rugby star avoids punishment over anti-gay slur

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 15:11
Israel Folau has not been formally sanctioned by Rugby Australia after anti-gay comments he made on social media last week.

Global markets rise as China vows to cut auto tariffs

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:13
Global markets reacted positively to conciliatory moves from China on Tuesday, after President Xi Jinping promised to cut automotive tariffs this year.

Syria assassinated journalists - US lawsuit

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:43
A stash of evidence alleging Bashar al Assad's Syrian regime assassinated journalist Marie Colvin has been unsealed in a Washington DC court.

Kim Jong Un mentions US talks for first time

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:20
Kim Jong Un has spoken publicly for the first time about his proposed upcoming talks with Donald Trump.

World's oldest man's secret to longevity revealed

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:45
The world's oldest man has been named as 112-year-old Masazo Nonaka, whose secret to longevity is said to be eating sweets and taking hot baths.

'End of the road' for Pistorius as court rejects appeal

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:34
South Africa's highest court has rejected a request for appeal by Oscar Pistorius.

Man charged over rape of British teen in Thailand

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:20
A French man has been charged with the rape of a British tourist on one of Thailand's popular holiday islands.

Three Britons hurt in fatal Malta bus crash

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:56
Three Britons including two children are among 50 people injured after a fatal bus crash in Malta, local police have said. 

IS 'Beatles' warn of more attacks in Europe

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 21:12
Two British men accused of being members of the Islamic State 'Beatles' cell have told Sky News there will be more IS-inspired attacks in Europe.

'Let Chico live': Battle to save killer dog

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 19:25
A Staffordshire terrier that mauled its owner and her son to death in Germany might not be put down after a public outcry.

At least 21 children dead in India school bus crash

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:46
At least 21 children have died after a school bus plunged into a gorge in the Himalayan foothills in India.

Syria attack part of 'wider abuse of norms'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:43
Theresa May has blasted Russia for enabling "long-standing international norms" on chemical weapons to be broken, as she condemned the latest attack in Syria.

UN 'frozen in place' over Syria response

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 15:58
“Horrific”, “appalling”, and “reprehensible”. If responsible for what looks like a chemical attack in Douma, the Assad regime “must be held to account”.

Kim Jong Un 'told to stop smoking' by S Korean envoy

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 14:25
A South Korean envoy risked the wrath of Kim Jong Un by telling him to kick his smoking habit during landmark talks, according to reports.

'Beatles' jihadist slams IS parking laws but defends slavery

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:37
British jihadist El Shafee Elsheikh - part of the group nicknamed "The Beatles" - has spoken of his disapproval of Islamic State's parking enforcement rules.

Geoffrey Rush 'barely eating' after misconduct claim

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:07
Geoffrey Rush is "barely eating" and has become "virtually housebound" since a newspaper published claims that he repeatedly touched an actress inappropriately while on stage.

Passengers panic as runaway train rolls for miles

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:19
Desperate passengers were left fearing for their lives when a runaway train rolled backwards at speed for seven miles in India.

Russian stocks hit hard by US sanctions

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:12
Russian stocks slumped on Monday as new US sanctions targeting President Vladimir Putin's allies rattled investors.

Hackers tell Iran: 'Don't mess with our elections'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:02
The hackers behind a "cyber attack" which hit Iranian data centres have left a message with an American flag and the warning: "Don't mess with our elections."

Missiles hit airfield in Homs - reports

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 03:30
A military airbase near the Syrian city of Homs has been hit with missiles, according to Syrian state television.

Deutsche Bank sacks British boss after losses

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 02:31
Deutsche Bank has sacked its British chief executive John Cryan after three years of financial losses.

US Masters: Golf is sitting pretty again

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 01:34
Every sport needs its superstars, and the biggest names in golf are back at the top table.

Hungary's anti-migrant PM Orban wins election

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:52
Hungary's anti-migrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban has won a third term, according to election office data.

North Korea tells US it is 'prepared to talk denuclearisation'

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 21:50
North Korea has told the United States for the first time that it is prepared to discuss denuclearisation.

Syrian opposition and Russia reach deal in Douma

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 19:17
Opposition negotiators say they have reached a deal with Russia that will see the evacuation of fighters from the besieged Syrian city of Douma.

Men linked to Berlin Christmas attack arrested

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 16:01
Four men thought to be linked to the Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri have been detained by German police.

Van attack: Gunman had run-ins with the law

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 15:39
A man who killed two people after he drove a van into a crowd in Germany before taking his own life was already known to police.

Munster asks 'why' after van hits crowd

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 15:32
Of all the candles, flowers and messages laid down at the site of the attack, it's a sign that stands out.

Trump: Russia will pay big price for backing 'Animal Assad'

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 15:17
US President Donald Trump has warned Russia and Iran they will have a "big price to pay" for backing the Syrian regime after a suspected chemical attack.

'He lit up the room': Hockey bus crash victims named

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:40
Tributes have been paid to victims of a crash in Canada in which a truck collided with a bus carrying a youth ice hockey team.

Prince Charles visits Australian rainforest

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 11:16
Prince Charles has ventured into Australia's Daintree Rainforest to discover the traditions of its 50,000-year-old indigenous people.

Over 70 die in Syrian 'chemical attack' - reports

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 23:48
Dozens of people have been killed in what an aid group is describing as "one of the worst chemical attacks in Syrian history".

70 civilians killed in Syria strikes - report

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 22:13
Another 30 civilians were killed by Syrian regime airstrikes in the besieged area of eastern Ghouta on Saturday, a monitor has reported.

Two killed as van hits crowded restaurant in Germany

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 21:29
Two people are dead and 20 injured after a van drove into a crowd in the historical centre of Munster, Germany.

PM pushes anti-migrant message in Hungary election

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 19:16
Hungarians vote on Sunday in an election which could deliver a third consecutive victory for a Prime Minister who has campaigned hard on an anti-immigrant agenda. Europe Correspondent Michelle Clifford reports...

Several dead as 'vehicle hits pedestrians' in Germany

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 16:48
Several people are dead after a vehicle reportedly collided with group of pedestrians in Munster, Germany.

Crowe's Gladiator props sold at 'divorce auction'

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 15:49
Torso armour and a replica Roman chariot from the movie Gladiator eclipsed expectations at Russell Crowe's "divorce auction" in Sydney.

Charles: I may never wear 'budgie smugglers' again

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 13:43
Prince Charles has admitted he may never fit into a pair of "budgie smugglers" again as he approaches his 70th birthday.

Russia requests Boris meeting over Salisbury

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 12:59
The Russian embassy in London has requested a meeting with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the situation in Salisbury.

Bollywood star bailed over antelope killing

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 11:38
Bollywood star Salman Khan has been granted bail after initially being jailed for killing an endangered species of antelope.

'Dozens dead' amid fresh fighting in Syria enclave

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:48
Syrian forces have renewed their attack on rebel areas in eastern Ghouta after talks to arrange a withdrawal failed.

At least 14 dead after truck kits hockey team bus

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 08:58
At least 14 people are reported to have died after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team in western Canada.

Ex-Brazilian president to turn himself in to police

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 08:44
A former Brazilian president has told supporters he will turn himself in to police, after previously refusing to comply with a judge's order to go to prison over corruption.