Sunday, 31 July 2016

PM Holds Talks With 'FTSE Fraud Squad'

The bosses of Barclays, GSK and Tesco met Theresa May in her first business engagement as PM, Sky News learns.

Drug Lord's Life Of Luxury Behind Bars Revealed

One of South America's most dangerous criminals had a plasma TV and DVDs, plenty of furniture and a stocked fridge in his cell.

Boy, 12, Is Murder Suspect After Man Attacked

The youngster is being questioned after the victim, aged in his 40s, died after being assaulted outside a McDonald's.

Terrorists plotting AT LEAST four attacks on Britain's shopping centres and stadiums

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe warned an attack was “highly likely”

Armenia gunmen surrender after seizing police station

About 20 armed men who seized a police station in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, have surrendered, police say.

France church attack: Muslims attend Mass

Muslims across France have attended Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday.

India Rescues 10,000 Starving Workers In Saudi

Many workers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have been living in inhumane conditions after losing their jobs.

Modern slavery: Theresa May vows to defeat 'evil'

Britain will lead the fight against modern slavery, Theresa May has said, vowing to make it her mission to help rid the world of the "barbaric evil".

Missing Lynx Stalking Dartmoor Recaptured

Flaviu the big cat spent three weeks out in the open after escaping from a zoo on the edge of the national park.

Man Plunges 25,000ft Without Parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikins lands safely in a net after plummeting to the ground in California without a parachute.

Tokyo 'elects first female governor', projections suggest

Former Japanese defence minister Yuriko Koike has been elected as the Japanese capital's first woman governor, exit polls project.

Tunisia parliament votes to sack PM Habib Essid

Tunisia's parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid, effectively dismissing the government of the US-trained economist.

Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts disciplined over gender comments

The chairman of advertising agency Saatchi and Saatchi has been put on leave for saying the debate on gender bias in the industry is "all over".

Rio 2016: Bob & Mike Bryan withdraw from Olympics over 'health' concerns

Olympic men's doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan have pulled out of Rio 2016 to protect their "family's health".

Multiple victims in Texas shootings

One person is dead and four others have been hospitalised after two separate shooting incidents in the Texan city of Austin, police say.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Merkel's premiership is hanging as thousands gathered to call for her resignation

Merkel's premiership is hanging by a thread today as thousands gathered to call for her resignation while a key political ally dramatically withdrew his support over immigration policy. 

UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi

The UN Security Council has authorised the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi to try to quell violence and human rights abuses in the country.

Corbyn Warns Breakaway MPs To 'Think Again'

The embattled leader says MPs plotting to split away if Owen Smith loses the election will not be able to take the Labour name.

Qataris Join F1 Race As CVC Eyes £6.4bn Deal

Qatar Sports Investments has approached F1's controlling investor about buying a stake in the sport, Sky News learns.

Turkey-PKK conflict: Dozens killed in south-east clashes

The Turkish military has killed 35 Kurdish militants who tried to storm a base in the south-east, officials say.

Chad's ex-ruler has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation to victims of his crimes

Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation to victims of his crimes against humanity.

Russia cyber attack: Large hack 'hits government'

A "professional" cyber attack has hit Russian government bodies, the country's intelligence service says.

Fears Isis could target ferries headed to the UK from France

Extra soldiers and police have reportedly been sent to French ports in order to prevent a terror attack on ferries coming to the UK.

Dead fisherman found with head trauma pulled out of the Thames

Police have made an arrest while investigating the murder of a man whose body was found in the River Thames.

Cross-dressing bank robber wanted by the FBI

Police are looking for a flawless bank robber – he was last seen donning a black hat, silver kitten heels and a dazzling Disney princess dress.

No boost in support for Scottish independence despite Brexit, new poll finds

Britain’s decision to leave the EU has not triggered a boost in support for Scottish independence, according to a new YouGov poll that undermines the SNP’s push for a second referendum.

Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board

A hot air balloon has caught fire and crashed in the US state of Texas, killing all 16 people on board, local media say.

Destroyers In Dock After Navy 'Neglected'

A source tells Sky News the presence of all six in port at once could be a "gross lack of planning" or "something more serious".

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Server 'Hacked'

The White House candidate's online security is reportedly breached, amid fears of state-sponsored involvement.

UK Ticketholder Wins £61m EuroMillions Jackpot

The winner beat odds of one in 116,531,800 to choose all of the five main numbers and two lucky stars correctly.

Five Jailed Over Hundreds Of Cough Syrup Deaths

The cough syrup contained a toxic compound found in antifreeze, and the deaths resulted in years of investigation.

Sandy Hook School To Reopen After 2012 Massacre

Around 70 pupils and 60% of the staff were at the old school when the massacre occurred four years ago.

Brothers Arrested Over Alleged Belgium Plot

Police raids in Mons and Liege see two brothers arrested on suspicion of planning an attack in the country.

Florida Zika Cases Warning To Pregnant Brits

Pregnant women are advised against travelling to Florida after four people are thought to have been infected by local mosquitoes.

Missing Foyle's War Actress Found Safe And Well

Police earlier said Honeysuckle Weeks' recent behaviour had concerned her family and friends and had said she felt anxious.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the French justice system has failed

Prime Minister Manuel Valls says the French justice system has failed in connection with the killing of a priest in a church in Normandy on Tuesday.

South China Sea: Vietnam airport screens hacked

Flight display screens at Vietnam's two largest airports were hacked to show messages criticising Vietnam's claims of territory in the South China Sea.

Paeodophile Rapper Daniel Rodriguez Jailed

The rapper groomed teenage girls online and then persuaded them to go to his parents' home in London, where he lived.

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: UN aid convoy ambushed

Suspected Islamist Boko Haram militants have ambushed a UN humanitarian aid convoy in north-eastern Nigeria which had a military escort, officials say.

Syria conflict: Save the Children says maternity hospital bombed

A maternity hospital in north-western Syria has been bombed, causing casualties among patients and staff, a UK charity says.

Couple hacked to death over 22 cents debt

A man from India's Dalit community has been beheaded and his wife hacked to death after a row over a 15 rupees (22 cents; 16 pence) debt in Uttar Pradesh state.

Bikini-clad Swedish officer 'stops thief'

A bikini-clad Swedish police officer has been praised for tackling a suspected thief while she was off-duty sunbathing with friends in Stockholm.

Men Jailed For Attempting To Smuggle Migrants

Two men have been jailed for more than four years for attempting to smuggle 18 Albanian immigrants into the UK.

Pope Prays At Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp

The pontiff, who has repeatedly denounced those committing crimes in the name of religion, has met Holocaust survivors.

523 Child Web Sex Abuse Victims Identified

Ongoing police raids see 77 arrests and 390 charges so far including rape, sexual extortion, grooming and sharing indecent images.

San Diego Police Officer Dies After Shooting

Two officers are shot during a late night traffic stop in the Southcrest neighbourhood of San Diego.

Hillary Clinton Accepts Democratic Nomination

The first woman to run for US President for a major party attacks her rival Donald Trump and says Americans are stronger together.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

US 'Declared War' Blacklisting Kim Jong-Un

North Korea has claimed the US "crossed the red line" in taking action against its leader over human rights abuses.

Ryanair To Make Parents Pay For Reserved Seats

The low-cost carrier says the change is to stop families from being split up on busy flights, as it causes delays to departures.

MP Beefs Up Security Over 'Mock Death' Image

Jess Phillips, who has previously spoken about receiving threats, says she brought in a locksmith "to make my home safe".