Army veteran who shot dead hostages had PTSD

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 07:52
The army veteran who shot dead three women at a treatment centre struggled to adjust to life after returning from Afghanistan, according to his childhood guardian.

Bannon to Le Pen rally: 'Let them call you racist'

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 04:52
Appearing alongside French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon told Front National supporters to wear any assertions they were "racist" as a "badge of honour".

Club closed after woman rides horse on dancefloor

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 00:41
A nightclub has been shut down after a video showing a scantily clad woman riding a horse inside the packed venue before falling off went viral.

Nun in Katy Perry property lawsuit dies in court

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 22:41
A nun who was involved in a property lawsuit with pop star Katy Perry has died after collapsing in court.

Death toll tops 1,000 in Syrian bombardment

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 20:24
The Syrian regime's bombardment of rebel-held eastern Ghouta has now claimed the lives of more than 1,000 civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Elephants 'beaten with sharp poles' at polo event

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 13:32
Organisers of a prestigious elephant polo tournament in Thailand have said they are "saddened" by behind-the-scenes footage that appears to show animals being beaten with sharp metal poles.

Army veteran shoots dead three female hostages

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 06:20
Three hostages have been killed by a gunman, a former US Army rifleman, at a veterans' home in California.

Trump: North Korea deal 'very good for the world'

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 03:19
Donald Trump has said a deal with North Korea could be a "very good one for the world" a day after agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks.

Kim deal would mean lasting legacy for Trump

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 23:46
The White House view is that North Korea's softening of its stance and the invitation to talks is evidence that Donald Trump's strategy of "maximum pressure" is working.

Kurds say Syrian city is being 'ethnically cleansed'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 21:15
Syrian Kurds living in the northern city of Afrin have accused Turkey of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli jailed for 7 years

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 20:07
Martin Shkreli has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors in two botched hedge funds.

Trump and Kim: A gamble but nothing else works

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 19:44
Donald Trump has astonished the world again.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's war of words

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:20
Donald Trump has agreed to meet Kim Jong Un after months of escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Killer's confession links him to second murder

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:16
A man who has admitted "unintentionally" killing a French schoolgirl has made a confession linking him to a second murder.

British woman in Australia charged with killing boy

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:13
A British woman has been charged with the murder of a boy in Australia.

UN chief: Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:58
The UN's human rights chief has attacked the President of the Philippines - claiming he needs "psychiatric evaluation".

Russia willing to help in spy investigation

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:11
Russia would consider helping UK authorities investigate the poisoning of a former spy, the country's foreign minister said.

Russian spy poisoning search moves to Skripal's car

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 09:07
A vehicle recovery centre is being searched as part of the latest investigation into the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy.

What will Trump get in return for Kim meeting?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 07:03
In the North Korean version of this story, their leader is not the aggressor, he is the hero.

Trump hails 'progress' ahead of Kim Jong Un meeting

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 06:18
Donald Trump has hailed the "great progress" made with North Korea after agreeing to meet with Kim Jong Un by May this year.

Carney: World's oceans face 'market failure'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 03:20
The world's oceans are facing a "market failure" that risks triggering the extinction of fish species, the Governor of the Bank of England has warned.

'South Korea announcement on North Korea'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 23:30
South Korea will make a "major statement" on North Korea at midnight on Thursday, Donald Trump has said.

Russian spy poisoning: 21 people treated

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 22:32
A total of 21 people have been treated as a result of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

Wording of Ireland's abortion referendum agreed

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 21:30
The wording of Ireland's abortion referendum has been finalised, giving the go-ahead for voters to have their say on the issue.

Trump tariffs order risks world trade war

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 20:48
Donald Trump has fired the starting gun on what could become a world trade war by officially ordering tariffs on US imports of steel and aluminium.

Shell and Blackstone line up $10bn shale bid

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:25
Shell, the FTSE 100 oil behemoth, is plotting a $10bn (£7.3bn) joint takeover bid for the American shale division of BHP, the world's biggest miner.

Girl escapes with her life after being mauled by lion

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:45
A young girl has escaped with her life after being mauled by a lion in Saudi Arabia.

UK senses opportunity in Saudi Arabia's reforms

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 17:36
We have never seen a Saudi royal visit like it. Young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - MBS for short - has swept through in a whirlwind of hype, excitement and controversy.

Submarine murder accused 'has psychopathic traits'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:39
A submarine owner who denies murdering journalist Kim Wall is an intelligent man with "psychopathic traits", a court heard.

'Accidental' school shooting kills teenage girl

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:57
A school shooting that killed a 17-year-old student and injured another is being treated as accidental, according to police.

Russian spy poisoning was a 'professional hit'

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 13:38
Experts believe nerve gas used in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was state owned.

John Williams: Next Star Wars will be my last

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:08
Star Wars composer John Williams has announced the next episode of the saga will be his last, leaving a vacuum in the force.

IS leader's sister convicted of terror charges

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:49
The sister of Islamic State's leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has been convicted of terrorism charges and sentenced to death.

Alexa's 'creepy' laugh fixed, says Amazon

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:21
Amazon has taken action after users of its digital assistant Alexa reported it randomly laughing, leading some to feel "freaked out".

China's 'Ice Boy' forced out of new school

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:36
A Chinese boy whose frozen hair photo went viral has been thrown out of his new private school due to media attention.

Man dies after falling from Sydney Tower

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:01
A man has died after falling from Sydney Tower - with reports suggesting he removed his safety harness and jumped.

White House softens trade tariff stance

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:23
The White House has said that certain countries may be spared planned new trade tariffs in an apparent softening of a policy which has already sparked threats of retaliation.

Have Amelia Earhart's bones been found?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 04:03
Bones found on a remote Pacific island are extremely likely to be those of Amelia Earhart, according to a scientist.

Florida gun control bill passes state's House

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 02:29
A Florida bill to tighten gun controls has been approved by the state's second legislative body - now only a veto by the Governor can stop it becoming law.

Sub inventor's trial for dismembered journalist murder

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:15
The man accused of one of Denmark's most gruesome and horrific murders will go on trial today.

UK government to build prison in Nigeria

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:55
Ministers plan to build a prison in Nigeria to enable the government to transfer prisoners from the UK.

Florida shooting suspect charged with 17 murders

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 19:56
A grand jury has formally charged Nikolas Cruz with 17 counts of murder following a mass shooting at a high school in Florida.

Crew missing after Maersk Line ship fire

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:21
Four crew members are missing after a "serious fire" broke out on a cargo ship, authorities have said.

Saudi prince poses with PM on controversial visit

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:19
Saudi's Crown Prince is meeting with Theresa May during a controversial visit which has sparked protests.

Google confirms its drone tech is used by Pentagon

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:11
Google has confirmed that its technology is being used by the Pentagon to analyse footage captured by drones.

Ireland rugby star Paddy Jackson denies rape

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:09
An Ireland rugby player accused of raping a woman said he would have "completely freaked out" if a girl left his house crying.

Corbyn accuses UK troops of 'directing' Yemen war

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 15:51
The Queen has met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince at the same time as political leaders clashed over British involvement in the kingdom's conflict in Yemen.

EU threatens to squeeze US with orange juice tariff

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 14:31
The EU has upped the ante in the trade dispute with the US - warning duties on peanut butter and orange juice could be imposed if Washington goes ahead with tariffs on steel and aluminium.

'We do not want to build a wall' - EU's Tusk

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:35
Donald Tusk has said Brussels' Brexit negotiating guidelines show "we do not want to build a wall between the EU and Britain".

Ireland Supreme Court rules on unborn babies

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:10
Ireland's Supreme Court has ruled that state protections for unborn babies do not extend beyond the right to life.

Son rejects abuse claims against Gary Oldman

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:34
Gary Oldman's son has defended his father against historical allegations of domestic abuse.

Fresh quake in Papua New Guinea 'traumatises' kids

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:07
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea - days after a larger quake killed dozens.

Saudi Crown Prince 'not really' a reforming leader

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:54
Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman is "not really" a reforming leader and the UK should immediately stop selling arms to the country, according to shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.

Pro-gun Wikipedia users spark fierce editing war

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:28
Behind the scenes at Wikipedia, an edit war is being waged on gun control as special interest groups try to influence public debate.

Weinstein deal collapses after more debt found

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 08:59
A last-minute deal to buy The Weinstein Company has collapsed after more debt was uncovered by investors.

Economic adviser quits White House over trade tariffs

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 07:40
Donald Trump's economic adviser has quit his role in the White House over the president's trade tariffs.

US changes policy to allow elephant trophy imports

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 01:45
Donald Trump's administration has changed its mind again over whether Americans can import dead African elephants shot for sport.

Cobra committee to discuss spy poisoning mystery

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 00:33
The Home Secretary will chair an emergency meeting of the Government's Cobra committee as the Russian spy poisoning mystery threatens to become a security and diplomatic crisis.

Has Kim caved in to Teflon Don's aggression?

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 20:00
In the endless saga that is solving a problem like North Korea, a glimmer of hope has emerged.

Johnson 'pathetic' over Russia World Cup threat

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 17:46
Boris Johnson has been criticised as "pathetic" over his response to the apparent poisoning of a former Russian spy, after he appeared to suggest England could pull out of this summer's World Cup.

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after riots

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:26
A nationwide state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka following anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people.

World's oldest message in a bottle found in Australia

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 16:07
More than 131 years after being thrown overboard, the world's oldest message in a bottle has washed up on a beach in western Australia.

Trump on Oscars: The only star is your President

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 15:06
Donald Trump has ridiculed the Academy Awards, suggesting that the ceremony suffered its lowest-ever TV ratings because "we don't have stars anymore".

'Secretive' deals used to sell arms to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 13:15
The number of open licences for weapons given to Saudi Arabia has increased considerably since Theresa May became Prime Minister, according to government figures analysed by Sky News.

Kim 'would give up nukes if security guaranteed'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:46
Kim Jong Un is willing to abandon nuclear weapons if the security of his regime is guaranteed, according to South Korea.

Lego posts first sales fall for 13 years

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:28
Lego has reported its first fall in annual sales for 13 years after a "challenging year" for the toymaker in its European and North American markets.

NRA warns celebs: 'Your time is running out'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:08
America's National Rifle Association has warned celebrities and media outlets calling for increased gun control that their "time is running out".

Just Eat shares plunge as it slumps to £76m loss

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:31
Shares in Just Eat have plunged by 14% after it slumped into the red thanks to a £180m hit from its Australia and New Zealand operations and warned of higher investment across the group.

SpaceX celebrates 50th flight of Falcon 9

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 09:09
SpaceX has celebrated the 50th flight of its Falcon 9 rocket following the successful launch of a satellite on Monday evening.

MI6 spy mystery: CCTV shows 'persons of interest'

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:48
A picture has emerged of what is believed to be a Russian double agent shortly before he fell critically ill at a shopping centre in Salisbury.

Emma Watson says her botched tattoo is fake

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 08:41
Emma Watson has responded to widespread mockery of her Oscars tattoo by saying it is a fake.

Florida takes small step towards gun control

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:56
Florida's Republican-controlled Senate has taken tentative steps towards gun control following the recent high school massacre in the state.

Who is Russian double agent Sergei Skripal?

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 00:45
Sergei Skripal has been named as the man who, along with a woman, was found unconscious in a shopping centre in Salisbury.

'Sound of war is constant' in eastern Ghouta

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 22:01
We watch as the convoy moves through the last Syrian Army position into the rebel-held area.

UK's Saudi ties 'will become stronger' after Brexit

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 21:36
Britain can expect an even stronger relationship with Saudi Arabia after Brexit, the country's foreign minister has told Sky News.

Italy's populist win shows turmoil in Europe

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:43
Last September, I sat in the European Parliament in Strasbourg listening to Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech.

EU plots 'decisive' response to Trump on trade

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 15:44
The European Union has said it is preparing a "decisive" response to the threat of a trade war by the US President.

This tiny baby dino bird once walked the earth

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:38
The skeleton of a tiny prehistoric baby bird may provide clues to scientists learning how avian species first evolved, a new study says.

Markets calm despite Italian election deadlock

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:14
The Italian elections have delivered fresh uncertainty to the eurozone.

Tiger slaughtered amid fears it was 'shapeshifter'

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:04
A Sumatran tiger was killed and disembowelled by a remote Indonesian community because villagers thought it was a supernatural creature.

Girl, 2, dies after being crushed by shop mirror

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:42
A two-year-old girl has died after a mirror fell on her at a shoe store in the US.

Medical aid 'rejected' from Syria convoys

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:03
Dozens of trucks carrying humanitarian aid to civilians have arrived in eastern Ghouta without life-saving medical items after Syrian government officials stripped them of trauma kits and surgical supplies.

Italian coalition dealing won't be pretty

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:39
A party founded by a comedian had the last laugh in Italian politics.

Italy's election marred by voter confusion

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:03
These are very early days and it must be remembered that Italian polls are extremely unreliable.

Italy election: Exit polls point to hung parliament

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 22:11
Exit polls in the Italian election point to a hung parliament, with the Five-Star Movement set to be the largest single party.

Topless woman interrupts Berlusconi's vote

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 15:51
A topless protester leaped on to a table in front of Silvio Berlusconi as he was about to vote in the Italian elections.

Fiorentina captain died of 'cardiac arrest'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 12:13
The captain of Italy's Fiorentina football team, Davide Astori, died of cardiac arrest by natural causes, a post-mortem examination has revealed.

Merkel secures fourth term with coalition deal

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 10:23
Angela Merkel has secured her fourth term as Germany's Chancellor, ending nearly six months of uncertainty since the last election.

Avalanche kills two skiers in French Pyrenees

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 04:36
Two Spanish skiers have died after an avalanche hit a group skiing off-piste on a mountain in the French Pyrenees.

Baby hare saved from 'Beast of the East'

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 03:51
A baby hare has had a lucky escape after being pulled from deep snow at Dublin Airport.

Italian election: Voters go to the polls

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 02:02
Polls have opened in Italy for a national election that is as hard to predict as it is important, with up to 10 million voters said still to be undecided.

Race to save iconic beach from tourist damage

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 01:33
Tourist boats could be banned from entering the world famous bay where the blockbuster film The Beach was set.

The nine biggest Oscars upsets of all time

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 21:30
We have all looked with awe at the screen when the envelope is read out loud, but some mistakes are bigger than others. Here's a list of the worst.

White House on lockdown after shots fired

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 18:08
The White House is reportedly on lockdown after "self-inflicted" shots were fired near the North Lawn.

N Korea warns US over military drills with South

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:17
North Korea has threatened to "counter the US" if it holds joint military exercises with South Korea.

Three killed after eating contaminated melon

Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:25
Three Australians have died after eating melon contaminated with listeria.