Turpin: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Turpin: 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 […]

Venezuela helicopter pilot Oscar Pérez killed in raid

Venezuela helicopter pilot Oscar Pérez killed in raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Oscar Pérez said the security forces wanted to kill him Renegade helicopter pilot Oscar Pérez was killed in a nine-hour long siege near the capital, Caracas, on Monday, the Venezuelan government has confirmed. The pilot was labelled a “terrorist” by the government after he threw grenades at government buildings from […]

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, […]

Peter Hain accuses London law firm of ‘whitewash’

Peter Hain accuses London law firm of ‘whitewash’

Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Hain’s allegations have been dismissed by the law firm as unfounded A British peer has accused UK-based law firm Hogan Lovells of helping to cover up corruption in South Africa. The firm had carried out a “fatally flawed whitewash” after being hired to investigate alleged corruption at South Africa’s […]

Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Seven migrants found dead off shore of Lanzarote

Image copyright EPA Image caption Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort Seven African migrants have died trying to reach the Spanish island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands police say. Five men were found dead in a drifting inflatable boat near a beach resort. Police said it appeared that […]

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez caught up in bloody siege

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez caught up in bloody siege

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Oscar Pérez was wanted for using a stolen helicopter to throw grenades at government buildings Two police officers and several “terrorists” have been killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot accused of leading an armed rebellion in Venezuela last year, officials say. Venezuelan forces surrounded a house in […]

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A police superintendent said the charges come as a warning to young people never to share sex videos. More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material. They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two […]

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching

Zimbabwe aide: I feared Robert Mugabe lynching

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robert Mugabe wanted “to go on his own terms”, his former spokesman has said. An aide to Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could “drag out and lynch” the leader in a “Libyan scenario”. During Mr Mugabe’s last week in office, he was under house arrest […]

Tunisia protests: Government announces reforms after unrest

Tunisia protests: Government announces reforms after unrest

Image copyright AFP/getty Image caption Demonstrations have broken out across the country in recent days The Tunisian government has announced a wave of social reforms, following days of demonstrations by anti-austerity protesters. Protests broke out ahead of Sunday’s seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Emergency government meetings were held in […]