German Playboy to have transgender model on cover for first time

Image copyright Playboy Image caption The issue will be available on newsstands on Thursday The German edition of Playboy magazine will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time. Giuliana Farfalla, 21, will be topless, a tradition for such magazines in Germany. She is well-known after featuring in a reality TV series. […]

Pakistan reporter Taha Siddiqui flees armed abductors

Image caption Taha Siddiqui says he was dragged out of his cab and threatened with death A prominent Pakistani journalist has escaped an attempt to abduct him by armed men in the capital Islamabad. Taha Siddiqui says 10-12 unidentified men beat him and threatened to kill him on his way to the airport. He jumped […]

Judge blocks Trump’s move to end Daca Dreamers scheme

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Daca supporters have held protest rallies against President Trump’s decision to scrap the programme A US judge has blocked attempts by the White House to end a programme barring the deportation of children brought illegally to the US by parents. In September, President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for […]

Catherine Deneuve defends men’s ‘right to hit on’ women

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Catherine Deneuve has been in more than 100 films in a career spanning decades French actress Catherine Deneuve has said that men should be “free to hit on” women. She is one of 100 well-known French women who wrote an open letter, warning about a new “puritanism” sparked by […]

Catherine Deneuve defends men’s ‘right’ to hit on women

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Catherine Deneuve has been in more than 100 films in a career spanning decades French actress Catherine Deneuve has said that men should be “free to hit on” women. She is one of 100 well-known French women who wrote an open letter, warning about a new “puritanism” sparked by […]

Japanese astronaut sorry for 9cm ISS growth mistake

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronaut Norishige Kanai (L) left Earth for the ISS last month on a six-month mission A Japanese astronaut has apologised for wrongly stating he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) just over three weeks ago. Norishige Kanai said in fact he grew by 2cm, […]

North Korea to send team to Olympic Games in Pyeongchang

Image copyright EPA Image caption The meeting is the first high-level talks in more than two years North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say. The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks […]

Gay marriage: First couples wed in Australia

Some of Australia’s first same-sex marriages have taken place, following a 30-day notice period after new legislation was signed into law in December. Among the first couples to tie the knot, were Commonwealth Games sprinter Craig Burns and his partner, fellow athlete Luke Sullivan, who were married just after midnight local time in New South […]

Sanchi: Oil tanker still burning off China coast

Media captionHuge plumes of smoke were seen rising from the tanker Bad weather is hampering efforts to contain a fire and an oil spill – more than 60 hours after two ships collided in the East China Sea, officials say. China says an Iranian-owned oil tanker is still burning after the incident with a cargo […]

Burning tanker off Chinese coast ‘in danger of exploding’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The crew of the vessel is still missing There are fears of an environmental disaster in the East China Sea as a tanker continues to leak oil two days after colliding with a cargo ship. Chinese officials have told state media the vessel is in danger of exploding and sinking. […]