China’s DiDi Chuxing suspends carpooling service after female passenger raped and killed

Police in China say a driver using DiDi Chuxing's app admitted to raping and killing the female passenger and was arrested. Chinese ride-hailing firm DiDi Chuxing has suspended its carpool service after the arrest of...

Italy allows migrants to disembark ship 10 days after rescue in Mediterranean Sea

The end of the standoff follows the reported investigation of deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement". Italy has allowed the migrants stranded aboard a ship in Sicily to disembark, 10 days after they...

Video game tournament shooting: Gunman kills two and turns gun on himself in Florida

A man opened fire in Florida while gamers were live-streaming a regional qualifier for a new video game before he killed himself. A gunman has killed two people and himself at a video game tournament in...

Genoa FC fans stay silent for 43 minutes in honour of bridge collapse victims

Fans had asked for "a deafening silence of 43 minutes, one for each child, worker, student, father or mother" to honour the dead. Fans of Italian Serie A football club Genoa watched the first 43...

Pope in Ireland: Francis faces call to resign over abuse cover-up claim

The pontiff faces criticism in a bombshell letter published as he begs for forgiveness at the end of his historic Ireland visit. A former Vatican official has claimed Pope Francis had known about allegations of...

Scepticism as Venezuela chops five zeros off currency to curb hyperinflation

President Nicolas Maduro prints a new currency in an attempt to curb hyperinflation, which is forecast to reach 1,000,000%. Venezuela is facing its first day of trading after the president removed five zeros from the...

The Arctic’s oldest, thickest sea ice is ‘breaking up’ for first time in recorded...

Meteorologists call satellite images showing open water occurring in areas it is rarely seen "scary" amid growing climate fears. Sea ice north of Greenland - some of the oldest and thickest in the Arctic -...

Eleven killed as ‘avalanche of water’ hits Italy’s Raganello Gorge

Rescuers try to find stranded hikers but it is difficult to know exactly how many people were in the area when the floods hit. Six women and five men have died after floods hit the...

Musk tells newspaper he’s cracking under stress of Tesla job

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must...

Sweden cars: 80 set on fire by gangs in several cities

Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about...

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