Brazilian ex-president holed up in union office

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 08:44
A former Brazilian president who has defied a judge's order to go to prison over corruption is holed up in a union headquarters.

States answer Trump's call for border troops

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 03:50
Arizona and Texas have answered Donald Trump's call for troops to help fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration at the US-Mexico border.

US sanctions hit one of UK's best-known Russian oligarchs

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 23:13
One of Britain's most well-known Russian oligarchs is among 38 targets in the latest round of US sanctions aimed at Vladimir Putin's inner circle.

Hamilton deletes post backing F1 'grid girls' return

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 23:09
Lewis Hamilton has backed the return of 'grid girls' after Monaco and Russia officials indicated they plan to defy Formula One's decision to replace them with 'grid kids'.

Seven Palestinians killed as Gaza bloodshed worsens

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:25
Seven Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops with hundreds wounded in another day of bloody clashes on the Gaza border.

Fans chant 'let atomic bomb drop' on Hiroshima rivals

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:31
A Japanese baseball club is struggling to identify fans who taunted rival Hiroshima Carp supporters with references to the atomic bomb which devastated the city in 1945.

Skripals' relative refused entry to Britain

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:59
The cousin of Yulia Skripal has been refused a visa to come to Britain and visit her relatives in Salisbury District Hospital.

McGregor taken to court in handcuffs after assault charges

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:57
UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been taken to court in handcuffs after being charged with three counts of assault.

Lorde sorry for posting bath photo with Whitney lyric

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:22
Lorde has admitted she was an "idiot" as she apologised for posting what social media users called a "disgusting" and "insensitive" post referencing Whitney Houston.

'Ashamed' rugby star 'truly sorry' after rape acquittal

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:28
Rugby star Paddy Jackson has said he is "ashamed" and "truly sorry" to a woman who accused him of rape.

Sergei Skripal no longer in a critical condition

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:34
Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition following last month's nerve agent attack, Salisbury District Hospital says.

'Miracle' recovery: How the Skripals survived

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:13
Poisoned spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and his daughter says her strength is "growing daily". Just a few weeks ago they were seemingly on the brink of death - so how did they survive?

Black Panther is debut film for first Saudi cinema

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:54
Black Panther will be the first movie shown when Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema in 35 years - bringing an end to a ban in the deeply conservative Kingdom.

Almost 3m Europeans hit by Facebook data breach

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:01
Facebook has reportedly told the European Union that nearly three million people in the bloc could have been affected by the data-sharing scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.

Skripals' relative: I don't think UK will let me in

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:59
A relative of the Skripals has told Sky News she does not think she will be allowed into Britain after the nerve agent attack.

Conor McGregor charged with assault

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:13
UFC fighter Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one of criminal mischief over a backstage scuffle.

Jacob Zuma in court over corruption charges

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:06
Former South African president Jacob Zuma has appeared in court to face charges of fraud, money laundering and racketeering.

Ex-South Korean president jailed for corruption

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:00
Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been jailed for 24 years over corruption.

China ready to win at 'any cost' in trade war

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 07:16
China has fired the latest salvo in a possible US-launched trade war, saying it will "take (the US) on until the end at any cost".

McGregor 'turns himself in' after 'bus attack'

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:00
Conor McGregor has turned himself in to police following a backstage melee at a UFC event in New York, US media reports.

Spy attack: Russia warns UK it is 'playing with fire'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:49
Russia warned the UK it is "playing with fire" as Britain sought to keep foreign powers on-side over the Salisbury poisoning.

Conor McGregor wanted for questioning after altercation

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:20
Irish fighter Conor McGregor is wanted by police for questioning after footage appeared to show him throwing a railing at a rival's bus.

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont bailed in Germany

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:16
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail, a German court has ruled.

Gaza hospitals discharging injured before protests

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:36
Doctors in Gaza are discharging seriously injured patients because they need the bed capacity for border protests on Friday.

Gay people go to 'hell', says Aussie rugby star

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:27
An Australian rugby star has sparked outrage by saying that gay people go to "hell".

Charles dismisses toilet seat claim as 'crap'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:13
The Prince of Wales has pooh-poohed the rumour he takes his own personal toilet seat with him on overseas trips, telling interviewers in Australia: "Don't believe all that crap".

Sub murder accused 'dreamed of being kidnapped'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:38
A Danish inventor accused of murdering a journalist on his submarine dreamed of being kidnapped and abused, a court has heard.

FTSE's £42bn surge as trade war seen overblown

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:47
Stock markets are recovering some value as hopes grow that the two largest economies in the world will avert a damaging trade war.

Man won't stand trial for backpacker killings

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:05
A judge has decided a French man will not be tried for the killing of two British backpackers in an Australian hostel because of mental illness. 

Poisoned Russian spy's daughter says her 'strength is growing daily'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 15:04
Yulia Skripal has said her "strength is growing daily" in her first statement since she and her father were poisoned in Salisbury last month.

'Potentially every Facebook user' had data scraped

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:39
It is "reasonable to expect" that potentially every Facebook user has had their information scraped, Mark Zuckerberg has warned.

Kardashian West shares 'first' family of five pic

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:58
Kim Kardashian West has shared what is reportedly the first photo of her family of five, including her new daughter Chicago.

'North Korean hackers, not nukes, threaten UK'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:34
The UK faces a greater threat form a North Korean cyberattack than a nuclear missile, according to a Defence Committee report.

HSBC tax evasion whistle-blower arrested in Spain

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:26
A former HSBC employee convicted of leaking account data that led to a tax evasion scandal has been arrested in Madrid.

Bollywood star guilty of killing rare antelope

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:56
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been found guilty of killing an endangered species of antelope in a wildlife preserve two decades ago.

Pokemon Go to reward players for picking up litter

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:55
To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Pokemon Go will be challenging its players to pick up litter.

'Zombie' raccoons scaring residents in Ohio city

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 08:20
Dozens of calls have been made to police in Ohio after residents reported an invasion of "zombie" raccoons.

'Cesspool' paradise island to shut in the Philippines

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 08:15
The Philippines will shut its most famous holiday island for six months after the President called it a "cesspool".

North Korea missiles 'soon able to reach UK'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 05:11
North Korea is "almost certain" to have ballistic missiles within six to 18 months that can reach the UK, MPs have warned.

Russia calls for UN meeting over Salisbury attack

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 02:19
Russia has called for an urgent UN meeting later over the Salisbury nerve agent attack after failing in its bid to be involved in the UK's investigation.

Pardoned 140 years after being hanged

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:07
A man has finally been pardoned for a crime he did not commit, nearly 140 years after he was hanged.

Trump to send National Guard to Mexican border

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:24
Donald Trump is planning to send National Guard troops to the southwest US border to combat illegal Mexican immigration.

Facebook: Data leak risen to 87m users

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:48
Facebook has said more users may have been affected by a data leak than previously thought, bringing the total to 87 million.

Russia loses bid to join Salisbury investigation

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:11
Russia has lost a bid to be included in the international chemical watchdog's investigation into the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

YouTube suspect visited gun range before attack

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:28
Claims from the father of the YouTube shooting suspect that he warned police about her are being disputed by officers in California.

University contest to 'convert' gay students

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:31
A Malaysian university has come under fire for holding a contest to "convert" gay students.

Kim Wall suspect 'had pictures of hanged girls'

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:45
A Danish inventor accused of murdering a journalist on his homemade submarine had dozens of images of hanged girls on his laptop, a court has heard.

A look inside Russell Crowe's divorce auction

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:08
Out of all the different ways to settle a divorce, auctioning hundreds of belongings has to be among the strangest.

Zuckerberg to testify before US Congress

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:52
Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a congressional committee in the US to answer questions about Facebook's privacy practices.

Mini Me star hospitalised after alleged incident

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:11
Verne Troyer, the actor who played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies, has been hospitalised in Los Angeles.

Beijing strikes back in trade war with US

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:06
China has struck back in its trade dispute with the Trump administration, imposing tariffs on $50bn of US goods.

Facebook and Instagram ban 135 Russian accounts

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:55
Facebook has identified and removed 135 accounts linked to a Russian influence campaign during the US presidential election.

England 'part of Africa' in Commonwealth Games gaffe

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:26
Brexit appears to have pushed England out of Europe and into Africa - if the official programme for the Commonwealth Games is to be believed.

Russian spy chief: UK and US 'staged' poisoning

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:59
Russia's spy chief has claimed the Salisbury nerve agent attack was "staged" by Britain and the US, ahead of an emergency meeting of an international watchdog.

What we know about shooter who 'hated' YouTube

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:40
A woman who shot three people before killing herself at YouTube HQ in California had accused the video sharing website of censorship and ranted about its "close-minded" staff.

US Marines die in California helicopter crash

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:58
Four US Marines are believed to have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern California.

YouTube shooting suspect's father warned police

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 05:33
The father of a woman who shot three people at YouTube's headquarters has revealed he warned police she "hated" the company and might be heading there.

Pasta helps weight loss, new study finds

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:04
Italian food lovers will be happy to hear that eating pasta could help people lose weight, new research has found.

Putin demands inquiry into nerve agent attack

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:17
Vladimir Putin wants an inquiry into the Salisbury nerve agent attack, citing a Sky News interview with the Porton Down boss.

American gangs bring murder to El Salvador

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:00
MS-13 is a brutal, clandestine and fractured gang.

Trolls attack women's pro-choice Facebook group

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:46
A Facebook group for Irish women to share their stories about illegally accessing abortions has been attacked by trolls.

Trump targets MS-13 in immigration crackdown

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:20
Donald Trump has put MS-13, one of the world's deadliest gangs, at the heart of his immigration reform.

Half of European flights face delay after glitch

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:25
Half of flights travelling across Europe face delays due to computer failures, the continent's air safety group said.

Murder suspect sank submarine 'intentionally'

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:23
A Danish inventor accused of murdering a journalist on board his homemade submarine may have sunk the vessel "intentionally", a court has heard.

UK experts unable to identify nerve agent source

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:15
Scientists from Porton Down have not been able to establish where the novichok nerve agent used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was made. 

Why is Spotify taking unorthodox route to market?

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:20
Daniel Ek, the chief executive of streaming service Spotify, is clearly a master of understatement.

Malaysia PM enters MasterChef 'crispy' chicken row

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:42
Malaysia's prime minister has entered the row over a chicken dish that was incorrectly criticised on MasterChef for not being "crispy".

Platinum miners 'burned beyond recognition' in arson

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:15
Six platinum miners have died after a bus they were travelling on was attacked by arsonists.

Grindr admits sharing info on users' HIV status

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:39
Gay dating app Grindr has been criticised after admitting sharing information about its users' HIV status.

The Milky Way is growing as new stars are born

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:56
The Milky Way, the galaxy which contains our own solar system, is expanding and will eventually grow into its neighbour Andromeda.

UK to introduce ivory ban to protect elephants

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 01:45
The UK will introduce one of the world's toughest bans on ivory sales in a bid to protect elephants for future generations, the Environment Secretary has said.

Trump offers Putin 'White House visit'

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 23:11
US President Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House, a senior Russian diplomat has revealed.

'Day Zero heroes' halve Cape Town's water use

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 22:25
Here is some good news from Cape Town. It rained last week.

Elephant dies as circus truck overturns on motorway

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 21:14
One elephant has been killed and others roamed loose after a circus truck carrying them overturned on a Spanish motorway.

Scandalous yet adored: The Winnie I knew

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 19:00
Sky News Correspondent Mark Austin lived in South Africa in the 1990s and interviewed Nelson and Winnie Mandela several times.

Sisi re-elected: Spoilt ballots outnumber Egypt rival

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:11
The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi has been re-elected in a landslide victory.

Anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela dies

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:59
The South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died, aged 81, her personal assistant confirmed.

Mountaineer doctor dies in French Alps avalanche

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:45
A French doctor renowned for treating mountaineers has died in an avalanche in the French Alps.

'We are just existing': On the front line in Ukraine

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:30
The Kremlin has warned the White House not to implement a plan to supply weapons to Ukraine, or accept "negative consequences".

China hits back at US trade tariffs

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:24
China has raised tariffs on a $3bn (£2.1bn) list of 128 US products including pork, wine and apples.

Nazanin reaches second year in Iranian prison

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:12
The husband of a jailed British mother has criticised the Foreign Secretary's unsuccessful bids to have her released as he marks the second anniversary of her arrest.

'Britain could have poisoned spy' says Russian Minister

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:06
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the poisoning of Sergei Skripal could have been in Britain's interests.

Eighteen killed in Gaza border protests

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:17
The number of Palestinian protesters killed during clashes along the Gaza border with Israel has risen to 18, after a man shot in the stomach succumbed to his wounds on Monday.

Deadly SUV crash may have been 'intentional'

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:27
A car which careered off a cliff in California killing a family of eight may have been driven off the highway intentionally, according to police.

Cape Town introduces 'water police' after drought

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 06:42
There was a point, earlier this year, when it looked like Cape Town was going to run out of water.

Chinese space lab re-enters Earth's atmosphere

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:04
China's Tiangong-1 space module has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the South Pacific, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Russia: UK blocking our 'right' to see poisoned spy

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 23:44
Russia has accused Britain of flouting diplomatic convention by blocking access to poisoned spy Sergei Skripal and barring it from the investigation into a murdered Russian businessman.

Kim Jong Un 'bops to K-pop' at N Korea gig

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 17:02
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife have turned out to see South Korean 'K-pop' acts at a rare concert in Pyongyang.

28m apply for 90,000 Indian railway jobs

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:54
At least 28 million people have applied for a job with Indian Railways after its latest nationwide recruitment drive.

Crash time frame narrowed as space lab falls to Earth

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:26
A Chinese space station hurtling towards Earth is expected to re-enter the atmosphere between 11pm tonight and 5am tomorrow, a Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist has said.

Peace a distant and naive dream in war-torn DR Congo

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:19
The UN peacekeepers are on red alert - a call has just been put out on the radio.

'Deal struck' to end 'hell on earth' conflict

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 14:07
Rebels appear have struck a deal that could bring fighting in the Syrian area of eastern Ghouta to an end.

Pope loses skullcap in breezy Easter conditions

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:00
Pope Francis suffered a wardrobe malfunction as he was driven around St Peter's Square, greeting thousands of well-wishers on Easter Sunday.

Avalanche in Swiss resort kills three skiers

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:00
An avalanche in the Swiss Alps has swept skiers down a mountainside, killing three of them and injuring two others.

Russia has 14 questions for the UK over Salisbury

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 09:10
Russia has sent a list of fresh questions to British authorities over the investigation into the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Russian governor quits after shopping centre fire

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 07:35
The governor of the Russian region of Kemerovo has announced he will resign in the wake of a deadly shopping centre fire.

France and Italy in row over migrant drug test

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 23:37
Armed French border patrol agents have caused anger by crossing into Italy and entering a migrant clinic at a railway station.

Netanyahu praises troops after deadly Gaza clashes

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 20:26
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised his troops for "guarding the country's borders" after a mass Gaza frontier protest led to clashes that left 16 Palestinians dead.