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G7 breaks up without US agreement on climate

G7 breaks up without US agreement on climate

The G7 summit has ended in deadlock without any agreement with the US to commit to the Paris climate agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions. President Donald Trump said that he would make a decision next week on whether the US would commit to the 2015 Paris...

US spy plane intercepted by Chinese jets

An American spy plane came within 200 metres of a scrambled Chinese fighter jet near Hong Kong, according to US officials. The P-3 Orion surveillance plane was in international airspace when it attracted the attention of two Chinese aircraft. Flying in front of the US...

Mystery as police investigate abandoned SOS

Police are trying to solve the mystery of who made an SOS out of rocks in a remote part of Western Australia. The message was recently spotted by a pilot flying over the Kimberley area of Swift Bay. Police searched the area – which could only be reached by air...

Former Greek PM hurt in Athens car bomb

Greece’s former prime minister Lucas Papademos has been hurt by an explosive device hidden in an envelope, according to police. The politician and his driver were rushed to hospital following the blast inside a car in central Athens on Thursday. Two other people...
Modern Family star berates body shaming

Modern Family star berates body shaming

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family actress hits back over body shaming 25 May 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sarah Hyland had a kidney transplant in 2012 “I’m here to say that no-one should aim to be the...
New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site 25 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright [email protected] Image caption The launch had been delayed by several days due to poor weather An American company has launched a rocket into space from New...
26 Ways People Welcomed President Trump To Belgium

26 Ways People Welcomed President Trump To Belgium

Uh, strong language warning… President Trump is in the midst of his first international tour. So far he's met with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and Israel. He also met the leaders of Italy, and had his first meeting with Pope Francis in...
Images of Manchester 'bomb fragments' released

Images of Manchester 'bomb fragments' released

Photographs appearing to show bloodstained fragments from the Manchester Arena killer’s bomb have been published in the US. The images include what could be part of a detonator as well as a 12-volt battery and torn scraps of blue fabric said to be from suspect...
Philippines police chief beheaded by militants

Philippines police chief beheaded by militants

A police chief has been beheaded and at least 20 other people have been killed by Islamic militants who rampaged through a city in the southern Philippines. Around 100 heavily armed gunmen linked to Islamic State swept into Marawi City, on the island of Mindanao,...

Top Gun sequel to take flight next year

A sequel to the cult action film Top Gun is in the works, with filming set to begin next year. The word comes from Maverick himself, actor Tom Cruise couldn’t hold his breath and broke the news live while on a promotional tour for his new monster movie The...
Moody's cuts rating for Chinese economy

Moody's cuts rating for Chinese economy

The ratings agency Moody’s has cut its assessment of China’s creditworthiness for the first time in 30 years after flagging concerns over the country’s financial strength. Moody’s downgraded China’s credit rating by one notch, from Aa3 to...
Sydney siege: 'Police should have acted earlier'

Sydney siege: 'Police should have acted earlier'

An inquest into the Sydney cafe siege in 2014 has found the police waited too long to storm the building. Police conceded on Wednesday that they “should have gone in earlier” rather than waiting to act until the gunman had killed a hostage. It follows the...
Indy 500 motor racing ace robbed at gunpoint

Indy 500 motor racing ace robbed at gunpoint

The racing driver who is on pole position for the Indianapolis 500 this weekend has been robbed at gunpoint. Scott Dixon, from New Zealand, was targeted by two men while he was buying fast food at a drive-through restaurant in Speedway, Indiana. The incident happened...

Hillary Step rock face collapses on Mount Everest

A near-vertical rock face near the summit of Mount Everest named after Sir Edmund Hillary has collapsed, according to mountaineers. The Hillary Step, located around 28,800ft (8,790m) above sea level, was considered one of the trickiest parts of the ascent of the...
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