World News Update, what you need to know

The brother of Queensland mother Noeline Bischoff, who along with her daughter died from food poisoning in Bali, says it is unlikely the pair would have survived had they contracted the illness in Australia.


DUNCAN – The youngest Oklahoma boy charged with the murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane has become the prosecution’s star witness.

TRIPOLI – Libya has completely destroyed the chemical arsenal it inherited from the ousted dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi, Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz says.

WASHINGTON DC – Microsoft says founder Bill Gates is stepping aside as chairman to become an adviser to the tech giant as Indian-born Satya Nadella was named chief executive officer.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has extolled the benefits of sharing wealth with the poor, warning that “unjust” social conditions like unemployment can lead to sin, financial ruin and even suicide.

WASHINGTON DC – The White House has launched a swift damage control effort after a congressional watchdog suggested President Barack Obama’s health care law would mean the equivalent of more than two million fewer jobs.

TUNIS – The suspected assassin of Tunisian opposition figure Chokri Belaid, whose death almost exactly a year ago sparked political turmoil, has been killed in a police raid, the interior minister says.

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ – Fishermen in Mexico say they had searched for days for a colleague who claims to have survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific before washing ashore in the Marshall Islands.