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Italy on collision course with Europe amid fears new right-wing coalition will go on a spending spree as the parties pick a new Prime Minister 

5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio (left) and League leader Matteo Salvini will present their pick for Prime Minister, believed to be lawyer Giuseppe Conte (right),...

Leave it out, mate! Feisty lioness SLAPS a lion to put him in his place

Remarkable photos show an epic battle between a proud lioness and her partner in the African bush. The pictures, taken by reserve manager, Giuseppe D'amico...

British mother jailed in Iran for 'spying' has been taken to court to face new charges of spreading propaganda against the regime as judge tells her she faces conviction

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 39, from London, has been charged with spreading anti-government propaganda and has reportedly been told by an Iranian judge she can expect another...

Mark Zuckerberg finally agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing on Facebook's data sharing after outrage it was set to be behind closed doors

Zuckerberg was summoned to give evidence in front of MEPs after the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which up to 87 million Facebook users were said...

British universities offer bursaries to Irish students to fly home to vote in Friday's abortion referendum as PM Leo Varadkar warns it is a 'once in a generation decision' 

Cambridge, Oxford, Nottingham and London universities are offering to help buy plane tickets for Irish students in order to fly home and vote in Friday's...

Muslim tailor is beaten to death by Hindu vigilantes for killing a cow in India

Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old Muslim tailor, was attacked by an angry mob accusing him of having slaughtered a cow in the Satna district of Madhya...

'That you are gay does not matter': Pope Francis tells homosexual survivor of church sex abuse 'God made you like that and he loves you like that'

Juan Carlos Cruz, who was abused by priests in Chile while he was a teenager, claims Pope Francis made the statement during a four-day meeting...

Kidnapping suspect, 40, is shot dead in Dublin by police hunting for a missing Filipino student - but there is still no sign of her

The suspect, named locally as married father-of-two Mark Hennessy, 40 (top right), was shot in the head and arm in south Dublin around 8pm on...

Two airline passengers are arrested for smuggling TWO KILOS of gold bars in their rectums after Sri Lanka customs officials notice their 'suspicious movements'

The suspects had arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), near Colombo, yesterday, when they were intercepted because of their 'suspicious movements'. 3 comments 162 shares...

Saudi police save three women from rapists - then arrest them 

The three victims had been picked up from outside a college in the Saudi city of  Mecca before being driven to a flat where two...

Robo lawnmowers are 'mincing' hedgehogs: Garden gadgets scalp the animals - with young ones particularly at risk because they curl into a ball instead of running away

The spiny animals didn't die quick deaths either, with advocates in Switzerland saying they suffered a long, agonising struggle and 'severely mutilated', as shown in...

Dramatic images show Portuguese 'Suicide Squad' forcados flung into the air after taking on a raging bull without any protection in Lisbon

Jaw-dropping photos show members of a Portuguese 'Suicide Squad' bullfighting group balancing on the animal's head and being tossed around while taking on the raging...