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 […]

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stallone’s spokeswoman said the story was “categorically false” Actor Sylvester Stallone has denied reports that he and a bodyguard sexually assaulted a 16-year-old fan in Las Vegas in the 1980s. The Mail Online has published what it says is a police report dating from 1986, which detailed the allegations. […]

Zimbabwe crisis: SA delegation tries to find resolution

Media captionRobert Mugabe: From war hero to president of Zimbabwe South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control. They are trying to reach a deal on the future of the man who led the country for 37 years before being put […]

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Image copyright Getty Images/PA Image caption Richard Spencer and Tommy Robinson have lost their blue badges Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their “verified” badge, after changing its policy. Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist Richard Spencer. English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also […]

Epic India leopard rescue photo wins award five years later

Image copyright Anand Bora/Sanctuary Nature Foundation Image caption Villagers and forest guards rescued the leopard by dropping a bed into the well and then pulling it out Around 8 am on July 19, 2012, Anand Bora received a phone call saying a leopard was trapped in a well in a nearby tribal village in the […]

Greece searches for the missing after deadly floods

Media captionTorrential rain overnight created fast-flowing torrents of red mud Rescue teams in central Greece are searching for at least six people who are missing after flash floods that killed 15 people. Some roads have reopened in the three hardest-hit towns near the capital, Athens. But schools and other public services remain closed. Many people […]

Diplomat falls to his death in New York

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Simpson was on the seventh floor of a Manhattan building when he fell An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing […]

Turkey: German gay film festival banned in Ankara

Image copyright AFP Image caption LGBT activists say their rights are being curtailed under President Erdogan Turkish officials have banned a festival of German-language gay films due to be held in the capital Ankara, saying it could incite hatred or be targeted by terror attacks. The organisers Pink Life QueerFest Four had planned to screen […]

Delhi lifts anti-pollution measures

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some schools were closed during the smog India’s capital Delhi has lifted several emergency measures designed to combat air pollution, days after doctors declared a “medical emergency”. Pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization’s safe limits in some areas of Delhi last week. Air quality is now said […]

Cambodian court mulls dissolving opposition

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prime Minister Hun Sen has said he would bet his life on the opposition being banned by the court Cambodia’s Supreme Court is considering whether to dissolve the country’s main opposition party – in a case brought by the governing party of leader Hun Sen. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue […]