World News

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Sony hits out at Marvel’s Spider-Man split

Sony hits out at Marvel’s Spider-Man split

Sony Pictures is placing the blame for its Marvel divorce squarely with Disney, saying it is “disappointed” Spider-Man has been given the boot.

‘Grotesque’: Cheerleader accused of killing newborn

‘Grotesque’: Cheerleader accused of killing newborn

An 18-year-old cheerleader has been accused of killing her baby just days after she went to prom in a shockingly “sinister and grotesque” case.

World watches ‘global emergency’ unfold

World watches ‘global emergency’ unfold

Alarmed Brazilians have declared an “apocalypse” as the worst rainforest fires in history ravage the Amazon, plunging a city into darkness.

Russia, China turn to UN over US missiles

Russia, China turn to UN over US missiles

Russia and China want the UN Security Council to meet to discuss "threats to international peace and security" following US statements on missile deployments.

Trump hails himself as the ‘Chosen One’

Trump hails himself as the ‘Chosen One’

Donald Trump has raised eyebrows after proclaiming himself “the Chosen One” as he defended his trade war against China.

China’s plea to US on trade war

China’s plea to US on trade war

Beijing has appealed to Washington to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after Donald Trump said Americans warned of pain ahead.

New Thai centre to combat 'fake news'

New Thai centre to combat 'fake news'

THAILAND plans to set up a centre to fight all kinds of fake news, with a focus on misinformation about disasters and financial matters.

Vatican could try Pell under Church law

Vatican could try Pell under Church law

THE Vatican says George Pell "has always maintained his innocence" but could also try the cardinal over the sex abuse charges in a trial under Church law.

Bouchard burned by $63k hotel bill scam

Bouchard burned by $63k hotel bill scam

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard received a shock when she was faced with a whopping hotel bill after being caught up in a case of identity fraud.

Pair laugh, take selfies after plane crash

Pair laugh, take selfies after plane crash

A 34-year-old pilot and his passenger posted selfies and laughed while being stung by jellyfish and waiting for help to arrive.

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