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Elon Musk sued for libel by British Thai cave rescuer

A British cave diver is suing tech billionaire Elon Musk for defamation after his repeated claims the diver is a child abuser. Vernon Unsworth helped with the rescue of 12 Thai teenagers from a flooded...

Australia’s elder abuse scandal ‘beyond belief’

On Sunday, Australia announced that it would hold a royal commission - its supreme form of inquiry - into the nation's scandal-hit aged care sector. Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Australians to brace for...

Brett Kavanaugh ‘sexual assault victim’ speaks out

A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself. Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Mr Kavanaugh had pinned her to a...

Lewis Hamilton wins in Singapore with Sebastian Vettel third

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the Singapore Grand Prix to strengthen his hold on this year's World Championship. Hamilton's controlled drive from a pole position won brilliantly on Saturday was helped by...

Four things to know for the week ahead

It's Monday, it's a new week, and while we won't pretend we know everything that's going to happen over the next seven days, we have some sense of what's coming up. Here's your briefing on...

Hurricane Florence: Deadly ‘brute’ of a storm ravages Carolinas

At least three people have died as Florence mauls the US East Coast, knocking out power to 600,000 homes and causing buildings to crumble. A mother and child were killed when a tree fell on...

Steph Curry: NBA superstar talks Donald Trump, Serena Williams and Colin Kaepernick

NBA superstar Steph Curry says it is important for influential athletes to stand up for their beliefs and is grateful that social media gives them the platform to do so. Curry has won three NBA...

Botham Shem Jean: Police ‘trying to smear’ shooting victim

Dallas police have been accused of smear tactics after court documents revealed marijuana was found in a man's flat where he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer. Lawyers for 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean...

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is putting $2bn (£1.5bn) into a charitable fund he has established to help the homeless and set up a new network of schools. The world's richest man announced the move in...

Trump says US under ‘no pressure’ for China trade deal

The US President Donald Trump said Washington is under "no pressure" to achieve a trade deal with China as the prospect of new tariffs loom. The comments come amid reports the two sides could resume...

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