Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds ‘shocking’ failures

Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds ‘shocking’ failures

Image copyright ABC Image caption A youth detainee being forcibly stripped by prison guards A major Australian inquiry has recommended the closure of a youth detention centre involved in an abuse scandal that shocked the nation. Last year, a TV programme broadcast images of inmates being mistreated – including one teenage boy who was restrained […]

India man kills wife for refusing sex, police say

India man kills wife for refusing sex, police say

Image caption Domestic violence is the most reported crime against women in India Police say a man in the northern Indian state of Haryana killed his wife after she refused to have sex with him. Sanjiv Kumar, 35, allegedly strangled his wife, Suman, during a fight on Tuesday. The man confessed to the crime after […]

George Bush Snr accused of groping by eighth woman

Image copyright Supplied Image caption An interpreter, second left, says Mr Bush, centre, groped her in 2004 An eighth woman has come forward with claims that former US president George HW Bush groped her. An interpreter, whom the BBC has agreed not to name because of the sensitive nature of her job, claims Mr Bush […]

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Image copyright EPA White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling. The lawmakers said they became aware of […]

Senators: Kushner ‘withheld WikiLeaks and Russia emails’

Image copyright EPA White House senior aide Jared Kushner failed to disclose emails he received about WikiLeaks and “a Russian backdoor overture” in 2016, senators have said. Two senators sent Mr Kushner a letter demanding additional documents as part of an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling. The lawmakers said they became aware of […]

The Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump to resign

Image copyright Getty Images It holds nuclear missile codes, it’s in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter. But when it comes to handling its own Twitter account, the Pentagon could do with improving its skills. On Thursday the US Department of Defense […]

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in one of the biggest showbiz weddings of the year. A-listers including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were at the star-studded bash which took place in New Orleans on Thursday. The event had a Beauty and the Beast theme and included 200 people on the guestlist, […]

Trump attacks Senator Al Franken after grope allegation

Media captionFranken accuser: I was disgusted President Donald Trump has criticised Senator Al Franken on Twitter after the Democrat admitted to groping a woman during a 2006 overseas comedy tour. Mr Trump called him “Al Frankenstien” – a misspelled reference to the undead monster – and mocked his previous advocacy for women’s’ rights. Mr Franken […]

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

Image copyright Getty Images Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore Customs said commercially traded goods from or to the North were banned from 8 November. Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two years. […]

Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance

Media captionMr Mugabe wore blue and yellow robes and a mortarboard hat Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a […]