Russian woman charged with attempted US election meddling

Russian woman charged with attempted US election meddling

Image copyright Getty Images The US government has charged a Russian woman for her role in a Kremlin-backed campaign to influence the US mid-term congressional elections next month. The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, was revealed by the US Department of Justice on Friday. It marks the first foreign meddling case in the […]

Jayme Closs: Nationwide search for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Jayme Closs: Nationwide search for 13-year-old after parents murdered

Image copyright Barron County Sheriff’s Department Image caption The missing 13-year-old has been described as a “sweet girl” by school officials The FBI has expanded nationwide its search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were found murdered in the US state of Wisconsin. Officials believe Jayme Closs was in the house in the Barron […]

Man ‘fought snakes’ to survive after falling down 100ft mineshaft

Man ‘fought snakes’ to survive after falling down 100ft mineshaft

Image copyright CBS Image caption It took workers six hours to free the 62-year-old father from the mine An Arizona man has survived two days trapped alone in an abandoned mine shaft with rattlesnakes. He killed three of the snakes while waiting to be discovered, according to rescue crews. John Waddell, 62, was lowering himself […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police search forest

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police search forest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police are believed to have extended their search to the Belgrad Forest Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in the nearby Belgrad forest or on farmland. Mr Khashoggi […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have already searched the Saudi consulate and consul’s residence Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on farmland. Mr Khashoggi […]

Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Trump makes new threat over US-Mexico border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The group was held at the border by Guatemalan police on Monday for several hours US President Donald Trump has threatened to use military force to completely close the US-Mexico border. The warning, via a series of tweets on Thursday, comes as a new caravan of more than 3,000 […]

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem in May The US is to merge its consulate general in Jerusalem, which deals with Palestinian affairs, with its new embassy, the secretary of state says. Mike Pompeo said the decision was made for efficiency reasons and did not signal a change […]

Israeli Supreme Court allows US ‘boycott’ student to stay

Israeli Supreme Court allows US ‘boycott’ student to stay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lara Alqasem arrived at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv two weeks ago Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a ban on a US student from entering the country over her alleged support of an anti-Israel boycott campaign. Lara Alqasem travelled from Florida to Tel Aviv on a student visa […]

Convicts ‘blackmail US soldiers in sexting scheme’ from prison

Convicts ‘blackmail US soldiers in sexting scheme’ from prison

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials say a deadly riot at a state prison earlier this year was coordinated with cell phones Prisoners in South Carolina have been accused of extorting money from US soldiers after sending illicit photos of girls and then demanding payment. “Countless prisoners” across the state participated in the scheme, […]

US ‘opens Catholic church sex abuse probe’ in Pennsylvania

US ‘opens Catholic church sex abuse probe’ in Pennsylvania

Media caption“It’s your word against God’s” video testimony from three Pennsylvania victims The US Department of Justice is investigating the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania over alleged child sex abuse, US media say. It follows a state grand jury report that found at least 1,000 children had been abused by over 300 […]