All-time records almost fall as Europe roasts in sunPortugal and Spain endured scorching sunshine on a day which seriously threatened to break a 30-year European heat record.
Trump taunts NBA star over his intelligenceDonald Trump has taunted NBA player LeBron James over his intelligence, claiming it “isn’t easy” to make him “look smart”.
American ends up in Russia after getting lost at sea in dinghyAn American man is being held by Russian border guards when he came ashore in the remote Chukotka region after sailing in a dinghy from Alaska.
Family of four killed in Swiss plane crashA family of four have been killed after a small plane crashed into a forest in Switzerland, police have said.
UK ‘deeply concerned’ over Zimbabwe election violenceThe Foreign Office says it is “deeply concerned” by outbreaks of violence in the wake of the controversial election in Zimbabwe.
Hurricane could collide with erupting volcanoA powerful hurricane is on course to collide with an erupting volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island within days, forecasters have said.
NASA announces crew for commercial spaceshipsNASA has named the crew of astronauts tasked with reviving America’s prowess in extraterrestrial travel.
Eighteen dead in Russia helicopter crashEighteen people have died after a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia.
North Korea has not halted nuclear programme – UNNorth Korea has not halted its nuclear missile programme and is trying to sell weapons to the Middle East and Africa, a UN report has found.
Chinese monk ‘demanded sexual favours from nuns’One of China’s most high profile Buddhist monks has been accused of demanding sexual favours from nuns.