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20:30 World
U.S. top court buries CalPERS suit over Lehman collapse

The justices ruled 5-4 at a New York federal appeals court was correct in throwing out the California Public Employees' Retirement System's suit because a class action case the fund had temporarily participated in did not extend the deadline for it to sue on its own.
Source: Reuters

19:46 World
Facebook is going Hollywood, seeking scripted TV programming

Social network is looking for programming aimed at audiences from 13 to 34 that avoids politics, news, nudity and rough language.

19:28 World
Hand-drawn Disney map sets auction record

Company founder Walt Disney and artist Herb Ryman created the blueprint for the park over one legendary 1953 weekend.

19:05 World
Northern Ireland party agrees to prop up Theresa May's UK government

In return, the UK government has pledged an extra £1 billion ($1.2bn) investment over the next two years from the British government, in addition to £500 million ($600m) already committed.

18:44 World
An Oregon chiropractor has been arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

after he was caught fleeing to Canada following sexual abuse charges against children. Shane Espinoza was arrested by agents at the Canadian border in Blaine and turned over to US Marshals.

18:27 World
Colombia tourist boat sinking: at least 6 dead and 15 missing

Rescuers including firefighters from nearby cities and air force pilots were searching for survivors at the reservoir where the El Almirante sank with more than 150 passengers on board.

17:24 World
Saggy mastiff Martha named World’s Ugliest Dog

With an air of languid confidence Martha pawed her way past her 13 competitors, with judges saying they were impressed by what appeared to be “300 pounds of skin” hanging off her big-boned, 57kg body.

16:16 World
Google will stop scanning content of personal emails

Company did read emails in personal Gmail accounts to target users with tailored adverts but said it would stop.

15:27 World
New U.S. ambassador to China says North Korea a top priority

Terry Branstad, a former Iowa governor, has been described by Beijing as an "old friend" of China. Branstad was confirmed on May 24 as President Donald Trump's new ambassador to China but his arrival date has yet to be announced.

15:01 World
Jewish diaspora angry as Netanyahu scraps Western Wall mixed prayer plan

Decision to abandon landmark deal described as a ‘slap in the face’ and prompts charity to cancel gala event with Israeli PM.

14:44 World
Angela Merkel and Donald Trump head for clash at G20 summit

German chancellor plans to make climate change, free trade and mass migration key themes in Hamburg, putting her on collision course with US.

13:41 World
Driver, children survive after SUV crashes into San Pedro motel pool

A total of eight patients were injured in the wreck, including one vehicle occupant who was transported to a nearby hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition.

13:28 World
Rescuers being evacuated as secondary landslide forecast

The Sichuan provincial work safety bureau issued the order at 11:10 a.m., after radar monitoring found the moving and deformation of the hillside in Maoxian County, where the landslide occurred on Saturday.

13:07 World
Australian banks warn surprise taxes scaring away investors

The statements are the latest salvos in a war of words as the nation's five biggest lenders hit back against a fresh A$370 million ($280 million) tax announced by the state of South Australia, just one month after being slapped with a A$6.2 billion tax by the federal government.

12:43 World
China landslide: More than 90 missing as search continues

Thousands of rescuers were deployed after some 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county, in what one local man said had been an "unprecedented" event.

12:29 World
Blue shark captured after Mallorca beach panic

Shark was first spotted close to beaches at Cala Major and Can Pastilla, then discovered to have serious head wound

12:02 World
Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective airbags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.

11:15 World
Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Jason O'Connor, a senior executive in charge of attracting Chinese high-rollers, was sentenced to 10 months by the Baoshan District Court in Shanghai.

10:47 World
Colombia boat sinking: Six killed and 16 missing

Leisure boats quickly came to the rescue, hauling victims from the water and the top deck of the vessel.

18:44 World
New Zealand beat British and Irish Lions 30-15 in first Test in Auckland

But after the Lions had gone close early in the second period, the home side struck again through Rieko Ioane's try in the corner after more quick thinking and fast hands.

18:28 World
$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in an email Friday that the agency decided to equally split the $20,000 portion of the reward it had offered.

18:06 World
Texas mom left 2 toddlers in hot car to 'teach them a lesson,' police say

Police were called to her home near Lake Weatherford on May 26 where Randolph told police she found her two kids unresponsive after being locked inside a vehicle.

17:00 World
Teen killed by stray bullet while police fire at dog during response to 'loud music'

Officers were responding to a call about “loud music” early Thursday morning when a pit bull charged at the deputies and bit one of them, according to authorities in California.

16:38 World
Trump questions impartiality of Russia investigation chief Robert Mueller

Trump says Mueller, a former FBI director, is ‘good friends’ with James Comey and that his Russia investigation staff ‘are all Hillary Clinton supporters’.

16:16 World
Victoria Police cancel hundreds of speeding fines after WannaCry virus attack

Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther made the announcement on Friday afternoon, saying about 55 cameras were affected by the the WannaCry ransomware virus between June 6 and June 22.

15:27 World
Has Goldie fuelled theory Banksy is Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja with slip of the tongue?

During an interview with the podcast Distraction Pieces, which aired on Tuesday, Goldie was discussing how people were trying to cash in on Banksy.

14:44 World
Mosul battle: Second French journalist dies after mine blast

The mine blast occurred in the Ras al-Jadah district, west of the Old City. Iraq is one of the world's deadliest countries for journalists.

14:26 World
Ivanka Trump must answer questions in a lawsuit over whether her company ripped off a rival’s shoe design,

as a judge rejected her claim that she’s too busy as a “high-ranking government official” in the White House to sit for a deposition.
Source: Bloomberg

14:02 World
Exeter school’s uniform resolve melts after boys’ skirt protest

Isca academy in Devon to ditch policy that boys must wear trousers even in a heatwave after ‘box-pleat rebellion’ caught global attention.

13:53 World
Andrea Leadsom's call for 'patrotic' Brexit coverage prompts anger

House of Commons leader called ‘stupid’ for suggesting broadcasters should be ‘a bit patriotic’ about negotiations with the EU.

13:31 World
Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertainty

PNG has been hit hard by a slump in oil and gas prices and a 2016 drought that crippled farming and brought production at its largest copper mine to a halt.

13:07 World
China landslide buries more than 40 houses, state media says

The landslide occurred at 6 a.m. local time in Xinmo village in Mao County, Aba Prefecture, CCTV said.

12:43 World
Qatar given 10 days to meet 13 sweeping demands by Saudi Arabia

Gulf dispute deepens as allies issue ultimatum for ending blockade that includes closing al-Jazeera and cutting back ties with Iran.

12:29 World
Five London tower blocks evacuated over cladding safety fears

Residents of 800 homes moved out for up to four weeks after inspection by fire brigade following Grenfell Tower fire.

12:02 World
Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

Mr Vallenilla says he once worked with the president on Caracas' transport system, and called on his "former colleague" to clear his son's name.

10:47 World
Johnny Depp apologizes for joking about Trump assassination: 'I intended no malice'

The actor was on hand to introduce a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine when he asked the crowd, “Can you bring Trump here?” When the crowd began booing, Depp followed up, saying, “No, no, no, you misunderstood completely.

10:00 World
Corruption charges against Brazil's Temer expected to come in waves: source

Under Brazilian law, any criminal charges against a sitting president must be approved by two-thirds of the lower house of Congress in order for the Supreme Court to put a leader on trial.

20:07 World
Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city

The find was made by archaeologists during building work on the site of the the Arsenaux cultural centre in the city, Sion authorities said in a statement on Thursday. 

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