Inventor accused of sub murder 'could kill again'

1 hour 14 min ago
A Danish inventor accused of murdering a Swedish journalist on board his submarine planned to "torture and murder her with great pleasure", a court has heard.

Apple's Shazam takeover facing competition probe

1 hour 17 min ago
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple's takeover of UK-based music app Shazam after finding the deal could raise competition concerns.

South Korea halts propaganda ahead of Kim visit

4 hours 6 min ago
Anti-North Korea propaganda blaring across the border has been stopped by South Korea ahead of an historic meeting of the countries' leaders.

N Korea bus 'falls off bridge' killing 32 tourists

5 hours 25 min ago
At least 32 Chinese tourists have died after a bus crash in North Korea, officials in Beijing have said.

Shania Twain sorry for saying she'd vote for Trump

8 hours 26 min ago
Shania Twain has tweeted an apology to "anyone she offended" after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump in the US election.

Paris suspect Abdeslam guilty of attempted murder

9 hours 1 min ago
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been found guilty of attempted murder after a shootout in Brussels in March 2016.

World's oldest person dies in Japan

10 hours 2 min ago
A great-great-great grandmother who was the world's oldest person has died at the age of 117.

Nashville gunman was held for trespassing near White House

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 22:03
The suspect in a shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year for being in a restricted area near the White House.

Migrants drown off Libyan coast on way to Europe

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:34
Eleven migrants have died at sea and 263 have been rescued off the coast of Libya, the country's navy said.

Reporter covering protest killed on Facebook Live

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 19:54
The death of a journalist covering protests in Nicaragua has been captured on camera as he filmed on Facebook Live.

'Four' Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 17:09
Four Britons have died after their coach collided with a petrol tanker in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

Naked gunman kills three in restaurant

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:14
A naked gunman has shot dead three people and left at least four more with injuries at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee.

Suicide bomber kills 48 at Kabul voting centre

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:43
At least 48 people have been killed after a suicide bomber struck at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan.

Man bitten by shark previously attacked by bear and snake

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:40
An American man who was bitten by a shark in Hawaii has also previously been attacked by a rattlesnake and mauled by a bear.

Deaf dog stays with lost toddler for 15 hours in bushland

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:36
A loyal family dog stayed by the side of a three-year-old girl for 15 hours after she got lost in bushland in Australia.

17 dead after dragon boats capsize in China

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 05:53
Seventeen people have drowned after two dragon boats capsized in southern China.

'Jungle police' risking their lives for gorillas

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 01:50
The rangers of Kahuzi-Biega National Park take part in a parade every morning before setting out to do their jobs guarding one of the world's most critically endangered gorillas.

PM urges Ireland to 'trust women' in abortion reform bid

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:55
Ireland's Prime Minister has urged his country to vote "yes" in next month's referendum to overturn strict abortion laws in the country.

Europa League trophy recovered intact after theft

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:41
Arsenal's hopes of lifting the Europa League trophy were almost dashed after it was stolen - but it has now been recovered.

'No criminal suspicion' in Avicii death - police

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:35
There is "no criminal suspicion" in the death of star DJ Avicii, according to a source in Oman's police force.

Weapons inspectors visit site of Douma 'chemical attack'

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:20
Weapons inspectors have collected samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where they are investigating a suspected chemical weapons attack.

Avicii to Max Martin: How Sweden dominates pop music

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:10
You probably didn't know it, but when you're humming to old classics by Britney or new music from Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry, a lot of the time you're actually enjoying the musical composition of talented Swedes.

India bids to bring in death penalty for child rapists

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:53
India is set to introduce the death penalty for anyone found guilty of raping girls under the age of 12.

Grave mistake to think Kim is backing down

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:01
Against a backdrop of 2017's escalating tensions and threats of attack, North Korea's announcement that it is suspending all nuclear and missile tests seems a dramatic change of course.

Holy guacamole! Million-dollar fajita thief jailed

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 02:09
A former juvenile detention centre employee has been jailed for 50 years after stealing $1.2m (£974,000) worth of fajitas over a period of nine years.

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump over N Korea?

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 01:25
On the surface, it sounds like a historic commitment by Pyongyang - and one that was unthinkable months ago.

House prices soar as Ireland's economy booms

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:32
Ireland's economy is booming and so too are its house prices.

North Korea shuts down nuclear test site

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:12
North Korea has suspended missile tests and will shut down its nuclear test site.

Calls for Portman to lose Israeli citizenship

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:53
An Israeli politician has called for Natalie Portman to be stripped of her citizenship after she pulled out of a prestigious Jewish awards ceremony.

DJ Avicii found dead in Oman aged 28

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:28
Music producer and DJ Avicii has been found dead in Oman at the age of 28, his publicist has said.

Scientists discover new species of exploding ant

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:22
A new species of ant which can detonate their bodies when threatened has been discovered by scientists. 

Trump, Russia and Wikileaks sued over 2016 campaign

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 17:57
Russia, Donald Trump's campaign and Wikileaks are being sued by the Democratic Party, which alleges they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election.

Man charged with hiring 'hitman' to kill ex and three others

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:33
A man in Houston has been charged with attempting to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend, her current boyfriend and her parents.

80,000 'vomit-smelling' durian sold in 60 seconds

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:28
Lovers of the world's smelliest fruit purchased 80,000 "vomit smelling" durian in 60 seconds after a promotion went online.

Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth head

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:24
Prince Charles has been approved to take over from The Queen as the next head of the Commonwealth, according to Sky sources.

Central Berlin evacuated after WWII bomb found

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:48
The centre of Berlin has been evacuated after the discovery of a Second World War bomb dropped by Britain.

'Putin boasted to Trump about Russian hookers'

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:06
Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin had told him Russia had "some of the most beautiful hookers in the world", according to memos written by a former FBI chief.

Russia: We told US where in Syria they could not bomb

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:42
Russia has revealed it warned the US about "red lines" it should not cross before it launched airstrikes on Syria.

'4,000% rise' in spread of lies by Russian bots

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:21
Online activity by Russian bots, trolls and automated accounts has increased by 4,000% in the days and weeks following the Salisbury poisoning and suspected chemical attack in Syria.

Swaziland changes its name to eSwatini

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:23
Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has changed his country's name to eSwatini.

Botox maker's interest helps Shire shares soar

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:04
Shire has attracted further takeover interest as it continues to hold talks with a Japanese rival despite rejecting its advances three times.

Six billion cockroaches bred for potions at AI-controlled farm

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:24
Six billion cockroaches are being bred each year through artificial intelligence at a Chinese farm making "healing potions".

David Copperfield vanishing trick exposed in court

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:01
Magician David Copperfield has been forced to reveal the secret of one of his signature tricks after being sued by an injured British audience member.

Kanye West publishing philosophy book on Twitter

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:49
Hip hop star Kanye West has broken his 11-month Twitter silence to write a philosophy book "in real time" in a bid to satisfy his "innate need to be expressive".

NASA spacecraft begins search for new planets

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:30
NASA's Tess spacecraft has blasted off from Earth in a search for new planets that could support life.

Nanny guilty of murdering two children in her care

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:00
A nanny has been convicted of murder after stabbing two children to death at their family's luxury apartment in Manhattan.

Woman sucked from plane died of 'blunt trauma'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:57
More details have been released about the death of a woman who was partially sucked out of a plane window in the US.

Breakdown in Trump-Kim talks could be high risk

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:23
It had the air of a fait accompli.

Trump's warning on talks with North Korea's Kim

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:19
Donald Trump has said he wants a successful meeting with Kim Jong Un, but warned he will call the talks off if he does not think they will produce results.

UK attacks Russia's 'changing fantasies' on Skripal case

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:28
The United Kingdom has accused Russia of having "multiple narratives" and "no credibility" at an emergency meeting of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to discuss the Salisbury poisoning.

Bitcoin suspect 'flees on plane carrying Iceland PM'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:00
The suspected mastermind of a Bitcoin heist has escaped prison and fled to Sweden on a plane reportedly carrying Iceland's prime minister.

UN security team in Douma targeted by gunfire

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:19
A United Nations security team working with international chemical weapons inspectors has been targeted by gunfire and a small explosion in the Syrian town of Douma. 

Global debt higher than before crisis - IMF

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:05
Global debt levels are now higher than before the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

'Race against time' to save Rohingya from monsoon

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:32
Aid agencies are in a "race against time" to save thousands of Rohingya refugees from the dangers of the impending monsoon season.

CIA chief Pompeo 'met Kim in secret N Korea trip'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 03:32
Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state - CIA boss Mike Pompeo - is said to have travelled to North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un.

Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies aged 92

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 01:39
Former US first lady Barbara Bush has died aged 92, a family spokesperson has said.

Woman 'sucked out of window' after plane malfunction

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 19:41
A woman was partially sucked out of a plane after a window exploded in mid-air, according to media reports in the US.

This is what happens in a chemical weapons inspection

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:51
Chemical weapons inspectors are to be allowed into Syria's Douma, the site of a suspected chemical attack. Their job is to investigate what happened at the site. But what does that actually involve?

No 10 defends destroying Windrush landing cards

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:50
Downing Street has defended the Home Office's decision to destroy landing cards recording the arrival of Windrush generation immigrants to the UK.

Jessie J wins China's version of The X Factor

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:54
British pop singer Jessie J has won China's equivalent of The X Factor after dazzling millions with her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You in the competition's final.

Businesses urged to tackle modern slavery

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:53
Businesses across the Commonwealth could be the key to eradicating modern slavery globally, Australia's foreign minister has said.

'Man with three faces' tells of second transplant

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:27
The first person to have two face transplants says he is recovering well after being dubbed "the man with three faces".

PM 'sorry' for Windrush deportation scandal

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:57
Theresa May has told Caribbean leaders she is "genuinely sorry" for the "anxiety caused" by a row over the immigration status of Britain's Windrush generation.

Macron hits back at MEPs criticising Syria airstrikes

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:11
Emmanuel Macron has angrily confronted critics of last week's airstrikes in Syria - claiming France, the UK and the US "saved the honour of the international community".

Chemical weapons investigators enter Douma

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:49
The chemical weapons watchdog has entered the site of a suspected gas attack in Douma, days after it said it was blocked from the scene by Syrian and Russian authorities.

Online child sex abuse images 'up by a third'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:47
More child sex abuse images and videos are being found online than ever before, according to a charity.

Headless 'body' sparks major police operation

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:14
The discovery of an apparent headless body near a stream triggered a major police operation in southern Germany.

PM's 'deep regret' over Britain's homophobic past

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:44
Theresa May "deeply regrets" the criminalisation of same-sex relations in former British colonies, saying they "were wrong then and are wrong now".

Mystery illness see diplomats' families leave Cuba

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 03:36
Canada is removing diplomats' family members from its Cuban embassy over a mystery illness - amid fears some could be suffering from a new type of "acquired brain injury".

Missiles shot down over Syria airbases - reports

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 02:18
Syrian government troops have shot down missiles fired at two airbases in the country, according to state TV.

May denies launching airstrikes on Trump's orders

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:52
Theresa May has denied launching airstrikes in Syria on the orders of Donald Trump, as she faced MPs for the first time since the military action.

Kendrick Lamar makes history by winning Pulitzer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 23:06
Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music - the first ever non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.

11 endangered lions found dead in national park

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 20:55
Eleven lions from an endangered species have been found poisoned to death at a national park in Uganda.

'Serious concern' about death of Russian writer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:15
The death of a journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria is being described as a cause of "serious concern".

'Kremlin hacking critical national infrastructure in UK'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 18:01
The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.

Eight in court after gang rape and killing of girl, 8

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:40
Eight men have entered not guilty pleas following the rape and killing of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India.

Seven dead after fights at maximum security prison

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:54
Seven prison inmates have died following hours of fighting inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina.

Chinese social network to end 'gay censorship'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:45
Chinese social network Sina Weibo is to stop a planned crackdown on content related to gay issues after a hashtag-driven campaign by outraged users.

Ex-Auschwitz guard, 94, charged over atrocities

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:32
A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder.

Eurovision winner reveals she is HIV positive

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:24
Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst says she has been forced to reveal she is HIV positive after being blackmailed by a former friend.

Surfer seriously injured in shark attack

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:47
A surfer has been left with serious injuries to both of his legs after being attacked by a shark off the coast of southwestern Australia.

Trump 'morally unfit' to be president - Comey

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 04:27
Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be US president, according to former FBI boss James Comey.

Assad: Western air strikes based on lies at UN

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:53
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said Western airstrikes in his country were based on "lies" by the UN Security Council.

Milo Djukanovic set to win Montenegro election

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 21:05
Veteran leader Milo Djukanovic is set to win Montenegro's presidential election with 53.8% of the vote, projections suggest.

Beyonce stages surprise Destiny's Child reunion

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 18:44
Pop superstar Beyonce has reunited Destiny's Child for a surprise performance.

Plane diverts after fountain pen hostage drama

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:23
An Air China flight had to be diverted after a passenger held a crew member hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon.

Trump attacks 'slime ball' Comey for 'lying' in book

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:26
Donald Trump has yet again branded James Comey a "slime ball" - hours before an interview with the former FBI director is broadcast.

Assad is Russia's ally but also a 'liability'

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 16:24
Russia was not spoiling for a fight in Syria. Not with the US.

Saudi king attacks Trump over Israel embassy move

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 15:20
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Woman arrested in connection with rape of teen

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 13:29
Police have arrested a second person in connection with the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl in India last year.

Homes threatened as bushfire burns near Sydney

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:28
More than 500 firefighters have been working in "very high temperatures" to tackle a wildfire which has threatened homes on the southwestern outskirts of Sydney.

Montenegro goes to polls to elect president

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:54
Voting has begun in Montenegro with pro-western former prime minister Milo Djukanovic expected to be elected president of the small Balkan country.

Johnson defends strikes on 'barbaric' Assad

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:38
The Foreign Secretary has defended the case for the UK's action in Syria, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons.

England stun Australia to win Games netball gold

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 09:23
England's netball team stunned favourites Australia to take the gold medal in a last-gasp victory at the Commonwealth Games.

War on plastic in world's oceans gets £61.4m boost

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 07:30
A £61.4m war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been announced by the Government.

Western powers bid for ceasefire in Syria

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 06:23
The UK, US and France have presented plans for a ceasefire in Syria in the wake of their joint airstrikes on the war-torn country.

Myanmar takes back first Rohingya family

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 06:07
Myanmar's government has confirmed it has repatriated the first Rohingya family after more than 700,000 fled Bangladesh.

UK marathon runner collapses at Commonwealth Games

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 02:59
Scotland's Callum Hawkins has been taken to hospital after collapsing while leading the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games.