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  • WATCH: Lewis Hamilton takes on King Bach in a hilarious game of FIFA 19

    18 December 2018 5:57 AM 34

    Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and actor and comedian King Bach took each other on in a game of FIFA 19. The game takes place in Abu Dhabi as part of the FIFA 19 World Tour that sees Hamilton play as French club Paris St Germain and Bach as English Premier League club Manchester City. The match looks like it will be ending in a 1-1 draw but Hamilton

  • WATCH: Frogs, fish and small birds die in zoo fire

    16 December 2018 6:19 PM 39

    A zoo in northwest England says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats. Chester Zoo said in a statement issued on Sunday that keepers were able to lure all mammal species to safety, including critically endangered Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi macaques and endangered

  • Turkey's Erdogan reveals part of Khashoggi killing audio

    15 December 2018 7:11 AM 57

    Turkey's president says he has heard an audio recording in which a suspected killer of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi allegedly says: "I know how to cut well." Speaking on Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan added that the man heard in the recording was a high-level soldier and "morgue employee" who "openly" said he could dissect a body. Turkey

  • Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

    14 December 2018 8:43 AM 35

    Australians in the north east of the country are bracing for a severe tropical cyclone, with authorities warning of flash flooding and destructive winds. Cyclone Owen has been strengthening off the north coast of Queensland state, in warm waters in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and is expected to reach category four – defined as a severe tropical cyclone

  • 2 children wounded after toddler finds gun in dad's backpack

    13 December 2018 5:36 AM 156

    Authorities say two children were wounded in suburban St. Louis after a toddler found a pistol in his father's backpack. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the toddler shot himself in the arm and his sleeping 7-year-old brother in the head with one round on Monday night in Pagedale. The toddler has been released from the hospital and the older

  • WATCH: Top world news stories, December 13

    13 December 2018 4:12 AM 36

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence. Tory MPs voted by 200 to 117 in the secret ballot in Westminster, Conservative 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady announced. US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday

  • Nanny convicted of shoving baby wipe down infant's throat

    12 December 2018 7:50 PM 64

    A Manhattan nanny has been convicted of stuffing a baby wipe down the throat of a 2-month-old boy in her care, nearly killing the child. Marianne Benjamin-Williams was found guilty on Tuesday of attempted murder, assault and strangulation after just one day of deliberations. Little Maxwell Blutreich was gasping for breath when he was rushed to Bellevue

  • SEE: Most expensive petrol prices in the world

    12 December 2018 9:45 AM 37

    The gap between the most expensive fuel and the cheapest is staggering with motorists in Hong Kong paying $2.06 more for a litre of petrol than those driving Venezuela. The difference in prices are due to the various taxes imposed by governments and subsidies for petrol. International oil prices have declined since November. The highest fuel price in the world

  • German SWAT team accidentally barges in on 88-year-old woman

    12 December 2018 3:19 AM 64

    An 88-year-old German woman received a scare when a police SWAT team bashed in her door and set off a stun grenade after accidentally mistaking her apartment for that of a biker gang member. The dpa news agency reported on Tuesday the raid in the western city of Luedenscheid was part of a coordinated crackdown on biker club violence. The heavily-armed

  • May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

    11 December 2018 4:18 PM 39

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days. May arrived early on Tuesday at Rutte's official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day to Berlin and Brussels. Her whistle-stop tour came on the day that British