Man critical after Anfield attack before Liverpool-Roma clash

Man critical after Anfield attack before Liverpool-Roma clash

Image caption A man was attacked outside the Albert pub in Walton Breck Road A 53-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was attacked outside Anfield before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final match with Roma. Two men, who are aged 25 and 26, and come from Rome, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted […]

Kim Wall death – what we know so far

Kim Wall was a 30-year-old Swedish journalist at the start of a promising career when she was invited to interview inventor Peter Madsen aboard his homemade submarine. Her dismembered remains were found at sea 11 days later, on 21 August last year. Prosecutors accuse him of having planned the crime, either suffocating her or cutting […]

Trump and Macron hint at new Iran nuclear deal

Trump and Macron hint at new Iran nuclear deal

Media captionThe ups and downs of Trump and Macron US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. After talks in the US, Mr Trump, who is sceptical of an accord that was struck in 2015, spoke about “doing a much bigger, […]

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

WhatsApp to raise minimum age limit to 16 in EU

Image copyright Getty Images Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead of the introduction of new EU data privacy regulations in May. The app, which is owned by Facebook, will ask users […]

#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence

#MeToo Japan: What happened when women broke their silence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shiori Ito accused a high-profile journalist of raping her in 2015 In the space of a fortnight in Japan, a model accused a renowned photographer of exploitation and two top officials resigned over sex scandals. This has re-ignited the #MeToo debate in a country which has been reluctant to […]

Chinese university hosts ‘grenade-throwing’ contest

Chinese university hosts ‘grenade-throwing’ contest

Image copyright Wikimedia Commons Image caption The North University of China wants students to put down their javelins and pick up their hand grenades A Chinese university has decided to liven up its annual sports day by hosting a grenade-tossing event, it’s reported. According to the China Youth Daily newspaper, the North University of China […]

Indonesian children marry despite outcry

Indonesian children marry despite outcry

Image copyright Unicef Image caption One in four Indonesian women gets married before she’s 18 Two Indonesian children got married in Sulawesi this week, after a long battle to do so which drew nationwide attention and criticism. The 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl had sought permission from a religious court for their wedding. The case […]

Kim Jong-un Swiss summit dish to remind him of school

Kim Jong-un Swiss summit dish to remind him of school

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In will be served dishes from both parts of the Korean peninsula North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is to be served a Swiss potato dish at a summit dinner with the South, in an apparent attempt to remind him of school. Mr Kim is said to […]

Toronto van attack: Alek Minassian praised ‘incel’ killer

Toronto van attack: Alek Minassian praised ‘incel’ killer

Media caption“I have a gun in my pocket” – the moment Alek Minassian was arrested. A van driver accused of killing 10 people in Toronto posted to Facebook minutes before the attack to praise killer Elliot Rodger and refer to the misogynistic “incel” Reddit group. Alek Minassian, 25, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts […]

Toronto van attack: Moment suspect arrested

A man suspected of killing 10 people and injuring 15 more by ploughing a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto has been charged by police. Alek Minassian, 25, pleaded “kill me” and claimed to have a gun as a police officer approached. But the officer put his own gun away and approached with a baton. […]

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