WORLD - BREAKING NEWS

The UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion to pay for its divorce from the European Union, David Davis has insisted.

Remains found by South Korean ferry salvage crew

South Korean salvage crews have found what are presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers, officials ...

More

Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical north east

A powerful cyclone has slammed into Australia's tropical north east coast, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousands.

More

What is a dodecagon?

It’s the shape of the brand new pound coin.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

US-backed forces pause military campaign to allow Syrian dam to be fixed

US-backed forces in northern Syria have paused military operations near a dam held by the Islamic State group to allow engineers to fix any problems.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

latest

Donald Trump urges court to let travel ban take effect pending appeal

US president Donald Trump's administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban come into effect while it considers the case.

More

latest

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May has no 'rational opposition' to second independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has said the British Prime Minister has no rational argument against a second independence referendum following discussions between the two leaders ...

More

latest

Doctor 'misled medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey'

A doctor who admitted misleading other medics over Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey also acted dishonestly, medical watchdogs in England ruled today.

More

latest

Mother must return daughter to England from Northern Ireland, judge rules

A little girl whose mother moved her from England to Northern Ireland without her father's consent must be returned, a High Court judge in England has ruled.

More

Uber takes its self-driving cars off the roads in Arizona and Pittsburgh after crashes

Uber has said its self-driving cars remain suspended in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following a crash over the weekend.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Canada expected to legalise cannabis next year

Canadians are expected to be able to smoke cannabis legally by July 1, 2018.

More

Saturn's moon Titan 'ideal for sand castles thanks to static electricity'

Saturn's moon Titan has land surfaces covered with "electric sand", scientists believe.

More

Study of primates throws up surprising possibility about why humans have big brains

The findings challenge the widely held view that socialisation was primarily responsible for humans having big brains.

More

Donald Trump surveillance claims congressman 'met source at White House'

A senior US congressman who claimed communications involving Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance has said he met his source on ...

More

latest

Mother of Westminster killer 'shocked, saddened and numbed' by son's actions

The mother of Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood has said she is "deeply shocked, saddened and numbed" by the actions of her son.

More

latest

Estate agent promises to remove 'sexist' advert after complaints

A "sexist" advert for an estate agent in London depicting a young woman with an older man will be removed after it sparked a backlash.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Prosecutors fight Bill Cosby bid to question 2,000 potential jurors

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case in Pennsylvania are fighting efforts by his defence to question 2,000 potential jurors.

More

German police hunt for thieves who stole 21-inch gold coin worth millions from museum

Thieves have stolen a massive 100kg (220lb) gold coin worth millions of euro from Berlin's Bode Museum.

More

Le Pen: I would quit if France rejects Eurozone exit

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if her plan to pull France from the euro currency is rejected by the French if she is elected, she ...

More

Disabled woman with lighter who doused herself in petrol at garage spared prison

A disabled woman who doused herself in petrol and threatened to set herself on fire at a service station in frustration that a hospital had no beds free to treat ...

More

Firm fined 800,000 after English court hears how driver crushed brother in dumper truck accident

A construction firm has been fined £800,000 after a man accidentally crushed his brother to death with a dumper truck.

More

Russian opposition leader jailed following nationwide protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders.

More

Thai government suspends TV station over reports

Thailand's broadcasting watchdog has suspended a television channel for a week over what it called biased reports affecting national security.

More

Ex-gangster Terry Adams loses appeal over how much he must pay back

A former gangster has lost his appeal over how much he has to pay back from his days of crime.

More

Man held after girl, four, killed in hit-and-run

Police investigating a hit-and-run in which a four-year-old girl died have arrested a man on suspicion of being carried in a stolen vehicle.

More

Eight students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Eight Japanese high school students are feared dead after being caught in an avalanche during a mountain climbing outing at a ski resort, authorities and media said. ...

More

No 'apparent reason' for shooting on Las Vegas strip bus

A man sitting at the back of a bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, ...

More

Joe Biden: I could not run for President while son Beau was sick

Joe Biden has spoken movingly of the reason he decided not to run in the 2016 Presidential election in the US, as his son Beau battled a fatal cancer diagnosis.

More

Two men sought after girl, four, dies following 'hit-and-run' incident

A four-year-old girl has died in her mother's arms days after she was mown down in a hit-and-run involving a stolen car.

More

Man arrested in Westminster attack probe

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in Birmingham by officers investigating the Westminster terror attack in London.

More

Merkel party wins state vote as German election year starts

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state.

More

Powerful pictures as Russians came out in force to protest corruption

People protested across Russia, from its most eastern point to the European heartland.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Donald Trump attacks conservative Republicans over healthcare bill failure

President Donald Trump has attacked conservative Republicans after the failure of the bill to replace Obamacare.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Counter-terror police search house close to Masood's former home

Counter-terrorism police have been searching a home in Birmingham where friends of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood lived.

More

Russian opposition leader arrested as anti-corruption protests held

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested as thousands of people crowded into a Moscow square for an unsanctioned protest against the government.

More

Gas blast wrecked dance studio just hour after children were in building

Children were in a dance studio just an hour before it was destroyed in a suspected gas explosion.

More

Islamic State 'evacuating Raqqa over dam collapse fears'

The Islamic State has ordered an evacuation from its de facto capital Raqqa following warnings that a dam could collapse, Syrian activists said.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

latest

No surprise as Beijing favourite Carrie Lam picked to lead Hong Kong

A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites has picked China favourite Carrie Lam to lead the former British territory in the first such poll since huge pro-democracy ...

More

One killed and 15 injured in Cincinnati nightclub shooting

One person has been killed and 15 injured after gunfire erupted at an Ohio nightclub.

More

Intruder with fake ID 'wandered round Parliament for 12 hours'

Security at UK Parliament's gates was breached last year by an intruder who flashed fake identification and wandered around the estate for 12 hours, it has been ...

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after senior militant shot dead

Hamas have shut Gaza's main border crossing with Israel following the mysterious killing of a senior militant.

More

Al Qaida boss behind deadly attacks killed in Afghan strike, according to Pentagon

A US counter-terrorism air strike in Afghanistan killed an al Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus ...

More

Bus siege gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas strip

A man on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in ...

More

Murdered PC's family praises life-saving efforts of helpers

The "selfless bravery" of the policeman killed in the Westminster terror attack has been hailed by his family, who thanked those who fought to save his life.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Casualties reported as suspected gas blast destroys building

A number of people have been injured after a building collapsed in a suspected gas explosion.Emergency services were called to Bebington, on the Wirral, on Saturday ...

More

Nasa's dramatic 'farewell to Pluto' image is a sight to behold

New Horizons took the image from a distance of 120,000 miles.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

More

Rome police seize weapons ahead of anti-EU March

Police in Rome said officers seized sharpened iron bars, clubs and knives ahead of anti-EU march - just a few miles from where the EU summit was being held.

More

Forty-two police officers decapitated in Congo ambush

Forty-two policemen have been decapitated after being ambushed by a militia group in Congo, officials report.

More

Turkey may hold referendum on EU membership

Turkey's president said the country may hold a Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership.

More

Killer Khalid Masood left jail a Muslim, says childhood friend

Fears Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood was groomed for extremism in prison have heightened after it was claimed he turned to Islam behind bars.

More