Smith quits as Royals IPL captain amid scandal

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:00
Steve Smith has stepped down from his captaincy of the Rajasthan Royals over the ball-tampering scandal, the IPL says.

'Green' lakes could accelerate global warming

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:50
The biggest human influence on climate change and global warming is the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Politician 'celebrated death of Trebes hero'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:28
A French former parliamentary candidate has been arrested for apparently celebrating the death of a "hero" police officer on Twitter.

'World's patience wearing thin with Putin'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:12
Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Britain from its allies, according to Britain's defence secretary.

'Sack them all': Oz media slam team over scandal

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 09:57
There is no sympathy back home for the Australian cricket team. This is how the country's media has reacted to the cheating scandal.

'Orange snow' brings eerie Mars-like landscapes

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 07:29
Mountainous areas of eastern Europe have been covered with 'orange snow'.

Armed security to bolster 'schools of rocks'

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:35
Additional armed security has been drafted into classrooms in Pennsylvania after a school district came under scrutiny for tasking students and staff with using rocks to thwart mass shootings.

Porn star 'threatened' over alleged Trump affair

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 01:01
The adult film star seeking to sue Donald Trump claims she was threatened with violence to stay silent about their alleged affair.

'Sad reality' of life in war-torn Yemen

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 00:11
It is now three years since a Saudi-led coalition began conducting military operations in Yemen in an attempt to reinstate the country's official government.

Shopping centre fire kills at least 37 in Russia

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:30
The death toll from a blaze at a shopping centrel in Russia has risen to 37, according to local authorities.

Slow rollercoaster stops and no one notices

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 17:36
The "slowest rollercoaster in Japan" derailed this week - and passengers didn't notice.

Chinese space station to crash to Earth on Easter

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 17:09
China's first prototype space station is to crash to Earth over Easter scientists expect, amid rumours that the Chinese space agency has lost control of the craft.

Syrians flee eastern Ghouta as Assad closes in

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 16:08
Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians are fleeing besieged eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus.

Five men 'arrested after flight disturbance'

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 15:20
Five British men have reportedly been arrested following a disturbance on a Thomas Cook flight from Manchester to Las Vegas.

How to survive a long-haul flight

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 14:30
The first-ever direct Australia to London flight landed on Sunday morning - here are some tips to surviving 17-hours on a plane.

Vote: Most scandalous sporting cheats

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 13:59
Following the revelations Australia's cricket team cheated against South Africa on Saturday, here's a list of other highly controversial moments in sport - but which is the most scandalous?

Former Catalan president detained in Germany

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 12:40
The former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has been detained in Germany.

Ex-newspaper editor who killed wife gets 10 years

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 12:24
A former newspaper editor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being found guilty of bludgeoning his wife to death with a hammer.

Vettel holds off Hamilton to win Australian GP

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:45
Sebastian Vettel has won his third Australian Grand Prix with an opportunistic victory in Melbourne.

Race to save 192 passengers as ferry hits rock

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 11:05
Almost 200 people are trapped on board a ferry that hit a rock in South Korea.

Daredevil blasts off in homemade steam rocket

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 10:32
A daredevil inventor who believes the Earth is flat blasted himself around 570 metres (1,875ft) into the air in a rocket before landing with a bump.

Captain quits over Australia ball tampering scandal

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 10:27
Australia's cricket captain Steve Smith quits following revelations his team cheated in a test match against South Africa.

France terror attack hero married before he died

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 09:03
A police officer who took the place of a hostage during a terror attack at a French supermarket married his partner while on his death bed.

'Day of shame' in Australia amid cricket scandal

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 08:37
The revelations that Australian cricketers cheated in a Test match against South Africa has sparked outrage in Australia.

Australia-UK: First direct flight takes 17 hours

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 06:22
The first non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has landed at London.

Eurovision's first ever winner Lys Assia dies

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 04:19
Lys Assia - the first person to win the Eurovision song contest - has died at the age of 94.

Dire predictions for future of world wildlife

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 03:44
The Asia-Pacific region could run out of fish in just 30 years' time, according to the United Nations.

March For Our Lives: Global protests for US gun laws

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 22:07
Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in cities in America and around the world to call for stricter gun control laws in the USA.

Kremlin denies Skripal wrote to Putin for pardon

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 19:04
The Kremlin has denied that poisoned former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to be pardoned.

Australian cricketer charged with ball tampering

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 17:24
Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft has been charged by match officials with ball tampering during his side's Test match against South Africa.

British man 'arrested in Peru with cocaine'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 16:22
A British man has been arrested after allegedly being caught with more than 32kg (70lbs) of cocaine in Peru.

Sex trafficking bill makes Craiglist axe personal ads

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 15:48
Craigslist has dropped personal advertisements after Congress passed a law making websites liable for promoting sex trafficking and prostitution.

Buckets of rocks placed in schools to stop shootings

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 14:37
A Pennsylvania school district has placed buckets of rocks in all 200 of its classrooms to be used in the event of a mass shooting.

Officer who swapped with hostage 'saved many lives'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 14:00
A policeman who died after taking the place of a hostage during a terror attack at a French supermarket has been described as a "hero".

Justin Bieber involved in LA car crash

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 13:01
Justin Bieber was involved in a car accident in LA when a Range Rover smashed into the back of his Mercedes-Benz.

Apple unveils new emoji to represent disabilities

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:29
Apple has proposed a set of new emoji to provide better representation of people with disabilities.

'You're welcome': Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins LA Galaxy

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 09:46
Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic - with the Swedish striker taking out a full-page ad in a newspaper telling the city: "You're welcome."

Chinese sailors saved 50 hours after ship capsizes

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 09:08
Two Chinese sailors have been rescued more than 50 hours after their sand dredger capsized off Malaysia's southern coast.

'Hero' officer dies after French siege

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 06:07
French policeman Arnaud Beltrame who took the place of a hostage during an attack at a supermarket has died.

North Korea and South Korea to talk next week

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 03:17
North Korea and South Korea are to meet next week for talks at the border truce village of Panmunjom.

Epilepsy drug behind birth defects banned

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 22:06
An epilepsy drug linked to birth defects in thousands of children will not be given to women of child bearing age unless they are on a pregnancy prevention plan.

'Hero' officer fights for life after French siege

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:14
A "hero" police officer is fighting for his life in hospital after swapping himself with a hostage taken by an Islamist terrorist.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook pages amid privacy row

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:06
Elon Musk has deleted the official Facebook pages for his SpaceX and Tesla brands amid concerns over the security of the social network.

'Large number' of countries plan more Russia action

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:16
A "large number" of EU countries are set to impose tougher sanctions on Russia after the Salisbury poisoning.

Terror expert: France attacker seemed 'amateur'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:42
A British terror expert has said a hostage situation in the south of France was an "atypical" attack carried out by an "amateur".

Bid to stop Salvador Dali lobster phone leaving UK

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:31
A Government minister has stepped in to stop one of Salvador Dali's iconic white lobster telephones from leaving the UK.

'Hostages taken' at supermarket in France

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:46
A policeman has been shot and a man has taken hostages at a supermarket in south west France, according to reports.

Police kill man 'after mistaking iPhone for gun'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:39
California police officers shot dead an unarmed man in his grandparents' back garden after apparently mistaking his iPhone for a gun.

'More countries to expel Russian diplomats'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:30
Theresa May has shared new information on the Salisbury nerve agent attack with her fellow European leaders, according to the Lithuanian President.

Desert 'alien' skeleton mystery finally solved

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:09
A mummified skeleton believed to be an alien has been found to be a baby with rare gene mutations.

Pilots suspended over mid-flight Snapchat clips

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:44
Two easyJet pilots have been suspended after one of them posted videos on Snapchat during a flight.

Pope Francis: 'Don't be afraid of tattoos'

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:44
The Pope says people should not fear tattoos as they can help build communities.

Asian markets routed on US-China trade war fear

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:35
Asian markets have fallen sharply overnight on increasing fears of a damaging trade war between China and the US, the world's largest two economies.

Victims trapped as flames engulf apartments

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 04:51
Thirteen people have been killed after fire spread through a large apartment complex in Vietnam.

Bolton appointment: Sign of confidence or chaos?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 02:04
Donald Trump seems to have got over his apparent aversion to walrus-style moustaches and appointed John Bolton, the staunchly conservative foreign policy hawk, as his national security adviser.

'I helped make nerve agent novichok'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:17
Russia has denied involvement in the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury.

PM pushes for Salisbury response from EU leaders

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:48
Theresa May was pushing for a strong statement from EU leaders over the Salisbury nerve agent attack as they met in Brussels.

Quiz of the Week: What's been making the headlines?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:54
As Donald Trump gets threatened, Jim Carrey's art is slammed and a special wedding cake order is taken, what do you remember about this week's news?

Ousted Pakistan PM blocked from visiting London

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:25
Ousted Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif cannot visit London to see his sick wife, a court has ruled.

Kim Wall's boyfriend: She was afraid of submarine

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:54
Murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall was "afraid" of going on the submarine where she died, according to her boyfriend.

UK wants strong EU line to send message to Russia

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:54
It's no coincidence that the Russian ambassador chose this morning for his hour-long news conference in which he tried to dismantle, bit by bit, the British assertion that Russia was behind the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

World markets sink on Trump trade war fears

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:28
World stock markets have tumbled as investors fret over the prospect of a damaging trade war between the globe's two largest economies.

Pacific 'garbage patch' even worse than feared

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:02
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – the largest accumulation of ocean plastic on the planet – contains even more debris than scientists had feared, according to new research.

Ocean-going robot fish blends in with aquatic life

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:59
Scientists have developed a soft robotic fish that they can control with sound to swim beside real fish in the ocean.

Trump threatens Biden with physical violence

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:24
Donald Trump has described Joe Biden as "weak, both mentally and physically", adding that he could "go down fast and hard".

Johnson's Putin-Hitler comparison 'insulting'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:49
Moscow's ambassador to Britain has condemned Boris Johnson likening Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, accusing the Foreign Secretary of "insulting the Russian people".

Johnson's Putin-Hitler comparison 'disgusting'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:49
Russia has hit out at Boris Johnson's comparison of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, calling it "disgusting and unacceptable".

Strikes cause UK-France travel disruption

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:33
Travel to and from Paris will be severely disrupted today as French public sector workers stage widespread industrial action.

Austin bomber left 25-minute 'confession'

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 04:37
The man suspected of being behind a series of bombings in Texas left a "confession" before he blew himself up, police have said.

Facebook boss 'open' to testifying before Congress

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 02:06
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he is "open" to testifying before the US Congress on the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Bishop arrested over collection box thefts

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:37
A Brazilian bishop has been arrested in connection with a corruption case involving around $600,000 (£423,000).

PM to tell EU: 'United we succeed against Russia'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:37
Theresa May will tell EU leaders they will succeed in the face of Russia's threat if they remain united.

Trump defends congratulatory call to Putin

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:43
Donald Trump has defended his decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on being re-elected Russia's president, amid claims White House advisers specifically told him not to.

Zuckerberg: 'We made mistakes' over data scandal

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:43
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted his company "made mistakes" over the alleged misuse of users' data.

'Smart and happy': Who was the Texas serial bomber?

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:25
The moment Mark Anthony Conditt turned on his mobile phone signalled the beginning of the end of his reign of terror as the Austin serial bomber.

Putin 'will use World Cup like Hitler used Olympics'

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:20
Boris Johnson has sparked a fresh diplomatic war of words with Russia after suggesting Vladimir Putin will "glory" in this summer's World Cup in a similar way to Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Trump's Fed chair admits trade policy concerns

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:11
The head of the US central bank says members of its rate-setting committee have reported "concerns" among business leaders over the impact of President Trump's protectionist agenda.

Salisbury spy case is 'just first step' for Putin

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:00
A respected expert on Russia has told Sky News that Vladimir Putin is laughing at Britain's latest response to the Salisbury poisoning.

Beheading clips played in Kim Wall's murder trial

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 17:25
Jurors watched videos found on a murder suspect's hard drive which showed women being decapitated and impaled.

EU targets biggest digital firms with tech tax

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:34
The European Union says it is moving to block a "black hole" in tax laws through proposals to ensure large tech firms pay more of their fair share.

Russia slams UK's 'island mentality' in spy rant

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:31
Moscow has accused Britain of "Russophobia" and having an "island mentality" in a remarkable escalation of the war of words over the Salisbury spy poisoning.

Russia condemns UK for skipping poisoning briefing

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:31
Moscow has condemned Britain's decision to skip a Russian foreign ministry briefing on the Salisbury poisoning.

Boko Haram frees kidnapped schoolgirls

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:56
Boko Haram militants have released 76 of 110 schoolgirls they abducted in February, the Nigerian government has said.

Pope Francis will visit Ireland this summer

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:55
Pope Francis will visit Ireland in August, the first papal trip to the country in almost 40 years.

Policeman charged with murder of life coach

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:55
A police officer has been charged with murder and manslaughter after the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman outside her home.

Texas serial bombing suspect 'dead' - reports

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:24
The Texas serial bombing suspect has been killed after being tracked down by police, according to US media reports.

Ed Sheeran and his battles with nature

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:40
This week, Ed Sheeran has found himself in the epicentre of an ancient fight - between man and beast.

Israel confirms 2007 Syrian nuclear reactor

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 05:43
Israel's military has confirmed it was behind an airstrike that destroyed what it believed to be a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007.

Sixth Texas blast 'not linked' to serial bomber

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 01:27
At least one person has been injured by an explosion in the city of Austin, where authorities are hunting a serial bomber.

Russians kicked out over spy poisoning leave UK

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:29
Twenty-three Russian diplomats the Government said were working as spies have flown home after being ordered to leave as punishment for the Salisbury spy poisoning.

Sea level warning over glacier larger than Spain

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 17:31
A glacier larger than Spain could raise sea levels dramatically after scientists found more of it is floating than previously thought.

EU's Juncker criticised for Putin congratulations

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:08
European Union boss Jean-Claude Juncker has been criticised after his "nauseating" letter of congratulations to Russia's Vladimir Putin failed to mention the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Child abuse images hidden in Bitcoin blockchain

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:35
German researchers have discovered that criminals have embedded objectionable content including links to child abuse images within the Bitcoin blockchain.

US high school on lockdown after shooting

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:52
A high school in Maryland is on lockdown after reports of a shooting.

Bumble attacks Tinder for 'bullying' amid bitter row

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:20
"Woman-founded, women-led" dating app Bumble has attacked Tinder's parent company for its "aggressive corporate culture" amid a lawsuit and attempted takeover.

UN calls for access to Ghouta as 45,000 flee

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:10
The UN has called for full access to the besieged Syrian town of eastern Ghouta as more than 150,000 civilians flee towns across Syria.

Is Jim Carrey's latest painting anti-Christian?

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:44
Jim Carrey's latest painting has caused a stir on social media, with the star accused of being both a "Christaphobe" and sexist.

Fifth explosion in Texas as serial bomber hunted

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:58
A FedEx worker has been injured after a package exploded in Texas as police hunt a suspected serial bomber.

Wreckage of infamous WWII ship found in South Pacific

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:36
The wreckage of a military ship hit by Japanese torpedoes in 1942 has been found in the South Pacific.

Dozens of IS hostages found in mass grave

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:02
Dozens of Indians kidnapped by Islamic State four years ago were set on fire and buried in a mass grave, India's government has revealed.