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Death toll rises to 40 in California fires

Death toll rises to 40 in California fires

Forty people are now dead in what have become the deadliest and most destructive fires in California’s history. The fires have consumed nearly 214,000 acres north of San Francisco, with the state’s governor Jerry Brown describing the scene as a...
MS-13 'gang leader' Blanco captured in Guatemala

MS-13 'gang leader' Blanco captured in Guatemala

MS-13 ‘gang leader’ Blanco captured in Guatemala 14 October 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Policia Nacional Civil de Guatemala Police in Guatemala say they have captured a leader of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha, or...
Prisoner executed over sandwich row murder

Prisoner executed over sandwich row murder

A man has been executed for killing a prison guard in a dispute sparked by a peanut butter sandwich. Robert Pruett, who was serving a life sentence for being accessory in a murder committed by his father, stabbed guard Daniel Nagle in Huntsville Prison in Texas in...
Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes

Microwave breakthrough helps boost hard drive sizes 13 October 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Image caption Web giants and large firms rely on cheap hard drives to store information in data centres The data-storing abilities of hard drives...

Trump to decertify Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump will decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear, going against international support for the agreement. The landmark Obama-brokered deal – agreed in 2015 – limited Iran’s nuclear capability in return for the lifting of some sanctions....
Goldman Sachs mulls its £750k Weinstein Co stake

Goldman Sachs mulls its £750k Weinstein Co stake

Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs says it is exploring options for its £750,000 stake in The Weinstein Company. “There is no place for the inexcusable behaviour that had been reported, and we strongly condemn it,” said Andrew Williams, a spokesman for...

Grandmother feared dead after crocodile attack

A hunt for a crocodile suspected of snatching an elderly woman at a creek in northern Australia is under way. Anne Cameron’s clothes, walking stick and what appeared to be human remains were found near the creek bank on Thursday. They were discovered two days...
Islamic State 'down to less than 400' in Raqqa

Islamic State 'down to less than 400' in Raqqa

Islamic State militants have largely been flushed out of their one-time stronghold of Raqqa, US-led coalition forces have said, but are still clinging on to a small part of the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has...

North American hostages rescued in Pakistan

A North American family held hostage for five years by a network with ties to the Taliban has been rescued by Pakistani troops. US officials confirmed that American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children have all been safely...
Kim Wall investigators find saw in sea

Kim Wall investigators find saw in sea

Divers have found a saw that may have been used to dismember the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. The item was found in Koge Bay, south of Copenhagen – where Ms Wall’s headless torso was found 11 days after she disappeared on 10 August. The Swedish...
Taliban hostage family 'freed by Pakistani troops'

Taliban hostage family 'freed by Pakistani troops'

Taliban hostage family ‘freed by Pakistani troops’ 12 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were abducted in 2012 Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were...

Indian court outlaws sex with wife under 18

India’s supreme court has closed a legal loophole that allowed men to have sex – even forcibly – with a woman under 18 if she was his wife. Its ruling stated that “sexual intercourse with a girl below 18 years of age is rape regardless of...
Unheard Prince songs worth millions taken from home

Unheard Prince songs worth millions taken from home

Prince’s sisters have demanded the return of a trove of unreleased music that has been removed from a vault at his home. The collection, believed to include master tapes of unpublished material worth millions of pounds, was reportedly moved from the Paisley Park...
How do we know 'White Widow' has been killed?

How do we know 'White Widow' has been killed?

Establishing the success or failure of a drone strike in Syria is hard. Ideally special forces would be sent to the scene to gather DNA and other evidence for proof, but in Syria that is rarely practical or possible. Instead, analysts examine cockpit footage from...
Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists 11 October 2017 From the section Europe Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Rajoy accused the Catalan leader of creating confusion Spain’s government has given Catalonia’s separatist...
No-deal Brexit would be 'devastating' for Ireland

No-deal Brexit would be 'devastating' for Ireland

If Britain failed to agree a Brexit deal it would be “devastating” for the peace process in Northern Ireland, a former Irish prime minister has told Sky News. John Bruton, who helped shape the peace agreements of the 1990s, said the UK leaving the EU with...
Zuckerberg sorry for 'tasteless' VR video

Zuckerberg sorry for 'tasteless' VR video

Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for a video showing him taking a virtual reality tour of a heavily damaged Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The Facebook boss appeared as a cartoonish avatar in a video made through the VR app Spaces to explain how the social media...
At least 15 dead as California wildfires rage

At least 15 dead as California wildfires rage

At least 15 people have died in California as ferocious wildfires continue to sweep across the US state’s wine region. Thousands have been made homeless and more than 200 reported missing, with a state of emergency declared in multiple counties. The national...

NFL and clubs to discuss anthem protest

NFL teams have been “taking the knee” during the American national anthem as a form of protest The NFL will discuss the issue of players kneeling during the United States national anthem when it meets in New York next week. Kneeling at NFL games has become...
Hackers hijack PornHub ads to infect 'millions'

Hackers hijack PornHub ads to infect 'millions'

Visitors to adult website PornHub may have been infected by malware after hackers infiltrated the site’s advertising supply chain, according to researchers. The recent large-scale attack “exposed millions of potential victims in the US, Canada, the UK, and...
Arrest after images of child abuse victim released

Arrest after images of child abuse victim released

German police have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing a young girl after taking the unusual step of releasing unblurred photographs of the victim. The images of the four-year-old girl had been discovered on the dark web – and hours after they were...
Court case may unleash political storm in Oz

Court case may unleash political storm in Oz

Australia’s highest court has begun a three-day hearing to decide whether lawmakers with dual citizenship are eligible to sit in parliament. The case could spark an unprecedented political crisis in the country and endanger the government’s razor-thin...
Costa pays £35m to go solo in southern China

Costa pays £35m to go solo in southern China

The owner of Costa has paid £35m to buy out its joint venture partner in southern China, signalling an acceleration in its coffee shop expansion plans. Whitbread, the FTSE 100 leisure group, confirmed a story by Sky News that it was acquiring the 49% stake in the...

Student 'shoots police officer dead' at station

A university student has allegedly shot a police officer dead at a police station in Texas. Police at Texas Tech University in Lubbock entered a room on campus on Monday evening for a “student welfare check”, said university spokesman Chris Cook. Mr Cook...
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