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Mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in Italian hospital

Mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in Italian hospital

One of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia has died in a hospital for prisoners at the age of 87. Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina was serving 26 life sentences for a reign of terror that spanned decades – and he is thought to have...
Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck

Elon Musk unveils Tesla Semi electric truck

Electric car specialist Tesla has unveiled a prototype for a truck equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system that it will start producing in 2019. The company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, revealed the big-rig truck, dubbed the Tesla Semi, to car owners and...
Missing explorer's children 'seriously worried'

Missing explorer's children 'seriously worried'

The wife of British explorer Benedict Allen has said their three children are “seriously worried” about their father. Mr Allen has not been heard from since he was dropped by helicopter into the remote jungle of Papua New Guinea three weeks ago. He had...
Gucci Grace: Who is Zimbabwe's first lady?

Gucci Grace: Who is Zimbabwe's first lady?

Zimbabwe’s army says President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have been taken into custody amid speculation of a “bloodless” coup. As conflicting reports suggest Mrs Mugabe has fled the country, Sky News takes a look at the first lady referred to...
Mugabe: The war hero who became a dictator

Mugabe: The war hero who became a dictator

Robert Mugabe is the first prime minister and, later, first president of an independent Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia. A qualified teacher and able negotiator, he was regarded on his assumption of power as the one man capable of healing the wounds left by years of civil...
Trump touts big energy deals in Asia

Trump touts big energy deals in Asia

14 November 2017 From the section Business Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump wraps up a 12-day tour of Asia on Tuesday which he said created $ 300bn (£228bn) in sales to companies in the region and several major energy deals. Energy agreements made up...
Trump Jr releases private WikiLeaks messages

Trump Jr releases private WikiLeaks messages

Donald Trump’s son has released private Twitter messages he exchanged with the WikiLeaks account in the run-up to the US election. Donald Trump Jr’s response came hours after they appeared on The Atlantic website. The Twitter direct messages began in...
Warning to Humanity from 15,000 scientists

Warning to Humanity from 15,000 scientists

Humans are “jeopardising our future” by failing to tackle material consumption and rein in population growth, more than 15,000 scientists have warned. The “Warning to Humanity” is even more bleak than a similar prophetic warning to the world by...
Babies dumped and left to die in Rohingya crisis

Babies dumped and left to die in Rohingya crisis

We have witnessed scenes of shocking deprivation and desperation amongst thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including emaciated women and newborn babies who have been dumped on beaches and left to die. Sky News has managed to film the first independent...
Briton faces Egypt trial over painkillers

Briton faces Egypt trial over painkillers

A British woman is facing trial in an Egyptian criminal court for allegedly attempting to smuggle powerful painkillers which are banned in the Arab country but legal in the UK. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested last month at Hurghada airport after she had 290 tramadol...
Rebel Wilson reveals sexual harassment experience

Rebel Wilson reveals sexual harassment experience

Rebel Wilson reveals sexual harassment experience 11 November 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rebel Wilson says a male star repeatedly asked her to perform an obscene act Australian actress Rebel Wilson is the...
TPP deal moves forward without US

TPP deal moves forward without US

TPP trade deal talks move forward despite Canada wobble 11 November 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption The meeting was held during the Apec summit in Da Nang, Vietnam Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed a new...
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