Extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, the country’s wildlife minister has said.


Fernando Spilki, virologist, holds up a water sample, backdropped by the Marina da Gloria, Zone 2, in Rio, Brazil. Picture: AP

Brazil’s Olympic water ‘contaminated’

Athletes competing in next year’s summer Olympics in Brazil will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human faeces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.


Trump enjoys big poll lead over rivals

Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Senator John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.


Lion killer cancels patients as clinic besieged

A dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for killing a lion in Zimbabwe named Cecil has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere as he remained in hiding amid protests at his US clinic.


Cameron sparks anger with ‘migrant swarms’

David Cameron was under mounting pressure last night after describing migrants trying to reach Britain as a "swarm".


Quirky World: Sci-fi memorabilia to go on auction

ENGLAND: Memorabilia from the some of the world’s most famous films is going under the hammer at an auction held inside a cinema.

French police carry a piece of debris from a plane in Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean. Air safety investigators identified the component asa flaperon from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing.  Pictures: AP/Lucas Marie

Wing part may help solve flight mystery

A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation’s most perplexing and expensive mysteries.

Mullah Muhammad Omar's longtime deputy is succeeding him as Taliban supreme commander. Afghanistan said Omar died in 2013.

Afghan Taliban names new leader as peace talks delayed

The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar’s longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders announced, as Pakistan said peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed.

HSR, short for 'human support robot', is Toyota's new robot devoted to a single task — picking things up. Picture: AP/Eugene Hoshiko

Robot is the perfect ‘pick me up’

Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task — picking things up.