Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Carillion was left with just £29m before going bankrupt

Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m in cash by the time it went bust on Monday. Until the […]

Dozens of women describe abuse by ex-doctor Larry Nassar

Nearly 100 women are expected to testify during a criminal sentencing hearing for ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting dozens of girls. Several women tearfully described how the 54-year-old abused them, imploring the court to impose the maximum sentence. Dozens of women describe abuse by ex-doctor Larry Nassar

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump shook hands with Dr Jackson after his medical check-up on Friday US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said […]

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Media captionPolice chief: ‘I would call that torture’ Police say 13 siblings who were found malnourished, some of them shackled, in a California home were torture victims. Riverside County Sheriff’s office said the mother was “perplexed” when officers came to rescue the siblings, who are aged two to 29. Investigators said they had had no […]

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Family of H&M child model moved house ‘for security’

Image copyright H&M website The mother of the five-year-old H&M model caught up in a racism row has told the BBC her family has moved house in Sweden “for security reasons.” Last week, photos of Liam Mango modelling a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie went viral, with social media users accusing H&M of racism. […]

Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

Nigeria releases Boko Haram suspects after rehabilitation

Image copyright AFP/Boko Haram Image caption Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the region Nigeria’s military says it has released 244 “repentant” Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The group, […]

Kim Wall death: Danish prosecutors say murder was planned

Kim Wall death: Danish prosecutors say murder was planned

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Wall went missing after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine Danish prosecutors have charged inventor Peter Madsen with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall and will attempt to have him jailed for life. Her dismembered remains were found at sea on 21 August last year, 11 days after she interviewed him aboard […]

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead

Top Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic shot dead

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ivanovic was standing trial for war crimes committed in 1999 A prominent Kosovo Serb politician, Oliver Ivanovic, has been shot dead outside his party offices in the Serb-run north of Mitrovica. Ivanovic, seen as a moderate Kosovo Serb leader, was shot four times in the chest and died later in […]

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “You used my body for six years for your own sexual gratification,” Kyle Stephens said A former babysitter who was abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has told him in court: “You are a repulsive liar.” Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women to […]