While you were sleeping...

19:38, Jun 15 2014

What happened in the world while you were sleeping...

Pakistan has launched a major offensive against Taliban and other militants, pounding hideouts in the North Waziristan region with drone strikes

Iraq's leader has directed troops to make their stand against advancing Sunni militants as the US sent an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf.

Prince George has been snapped trying out his walking skills at a charity polo match where his day Prince William was playing.

Cracks on the surface of Pluto's icy moon indicate it may once have had warm water beneath its surface.

China plans to build a school in the disputed Paracel Islands, boosting its presence in waters also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.


Legendary American DJ Casey Kasem, known for hosting American Top 40 and voicing Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo series, has died aged 82.

Israeli security forces have detained 80 Palestinians in a large scale military sweep to find the "members of Hamas" who kidnapped three Israeli teenagers on Thursday night.

George Clooney is set to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's political footsteps and run for Governor of California, the Mirror reports.

Switzerland scored a dramatic injury time winner against Ecuador in the FIFA World Cup.