Rohingya refugee camps threatened by floods

Rohingya refugees in camps in Bangladesh face “a race against time” as the monsoon season brings heavy rains, leading to landslides and floods. Twelve people are thought to have died so far, with the heaviest rain yet to come. Sky News has spoken to the families of some of the victims. “This is an emergency […]

Chemical weapons watchdog ‘should name culprits’

Boris Johnson has called for the international chemical weapons watchdog to get beefed up powers to name countries behind attacks. He said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) should be able to use its “forensic, scientific impartiality” to identify states that use the banned substances aggressively. The foreign secretary’s comments come three […]

Rain hampers efforts to reach footballers in cave

Persistent heavy rain has hampered rescue efforts to reach a team of 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand since the weekend. Hundreds of rescue workers are involved in the operation which is now focusing on trying to find another opening into the cave after the main entrance became inaccessible. […]

Probe arrives at ‘hazardous’ asteroid ahead of landings

A Japanese space probe is preparing to land on an asteroid 170 million miles from Earth to collect samples. The unmanned Hayabusa2 spacecraft has entered into orbit around the Ryugu asteroid ahead of three touch-and-go landings over the next 18 months. The robotic explorer will initially search for landing sites on the uneven hot surface […]

Rebel Wilson told to repay millions to publisher

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has been told she must pay back the millions of dollars she was awarded in a defamation court case last year. The actress had her record AUS$4.6m (£2.7m) payment slashed to $600,000 (£338,000) on appeal two weeks ago after a judge ruled it was too much. The same judge at […]