Chinese nanny Mo Huanjing executed for arson killings

Chinese nanny Mo Huanjing executed for arson killings

Image copyright VCG via Getty Images Image caption Former nanny Mo Huanjing started a fire that killed four members of a family A Chinese nanny has been executed after deliberately starting a fire that killed a mother and her three children in the eastern city of Hangzhou. Mo Huanjing, 35, was sentenced to death for […]

James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker pardoned in Cambodia

James Ricketson: Jailed Australian filmmaker pardoned in Cambodia

Image copyright AFP Image caption James Ricketson has denied all charges An Australian filmmaker who was sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on spying charges has been granted a royal pardon. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally. Mr Ricketson, who […]

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Trump challenges accuser

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Trump challenges accuser

Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford President Donald Trump has challenged the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, demanding she provide evidence. Mr Trump questioned why law enforcement was not called at the time of the alleged assault, in 1982, if […]

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors

Image copyright Stephen Msengi Image caption Volunteers have been helping rescue efforts At least 136 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say. Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after […]

Theresa May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

Theresa May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

Media captionTheresa May: “I will not overturn result of the referendum” UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with more “respect” in Brexit negotiations. In a statement at Downing Street she said for EU leaders to reject her plan with no alternative at this “late stage of negotiations” was […]

May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks

Media captionTheresa May: “I will not overturn result of the referendum” UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with “respect” in Brexit negotiations. In a statement at Downing Street she said for EU leaders to reject her plan with no alternative at this “late stage of negotiations” was “not […]

UKIP aiming to be ‘radical, populist’ party – Gerard Batten

UKIP aiming to be ‘radical, populist’ party – Gerard Batten

Media captionGerard Batten tells the UKIP conference: Some people say I have saved the party UKIP should become a “radical, populist party” standing up for free speech against the “politically-correct thought police”, says its leader. Its “interim manifesto”, unveiled on the eve of its conference, also urges a “clean exit” from the EU. Leader Gerard […]

Court to rule on whether UK can halt Brexit

Court to rule on whether UK can halt Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Court in Luxembourg is said to be ready to hear the case soon Anti-Brexit campaigners have been given permission to take their case to Europe’s highest court as they seek a ruling on whether it can be halted. The cross-party group of politicians argue that Article 50 can […]

Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Facebook employees advised Donald Trump’s election campaign managers Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump’s […]