Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dozens of films produced by Harvey Weinstein have won Academy Awards The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual […]

Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

Trump threatens broadcaster NBC after nuclear report

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump criticised NBC’s report as he welcomed Canada’s prime minister to the White House US President Donald Trump has raised the prospect of challenging media licences for NBC News and other news networks after unfavourable reports. He took aim at NBC, which made him a star on The Apprentice, […]

California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple

California wildfires kill 21 including elderly couple

Media captionFire survivor: ‘I don’t have any neighbours any more.’ A couple who recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary are among the 21 dead in some of California’s worst-ever wildfires. Charles Rippey, 100, and his wife, Sara, 98, perished in one of 22 blazes that have destroyed 115,000 acres (26,000ha) and 3,500 buildings. The couple, […]

Ben Affleck apologises for ‘groping’ MTV host Hilarie Burton

Ben Affleck apologises for ‘groping’ MTV host Hilarie Burton

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The incident happened when Ben Affleck appeared on MTV’s TRL Actor Ben Affleck has apologised after being criticised for groping an MTV presenter on air in 2003. The incident surfaced after he posted condemnation of Harvey Weinstein, who is facing sexual assault allegations. One Twitter user remembered how Affleck […]

Ten people charged for Louisiana State University hazing death

Ten people charged for Louisiana State University hazing death

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Mawell Gruver died from excessive alcohol consumption, a coroner ruled Louisiana police have announced arrest warrants for 10 people accused of a role in forcing a university student to drink himself to death last month. All of the suspects are affiliated with the social club that police say 18-year-old […]

US climber kills himself after avalanche kills girlfriend

US climber kills himself after avalanche kills girlfriend

Image copyright Instagram A renowned US mountain climber has killed himself one day after his girlfriend was fatally buried by an avalanche in the US state of Montana. Inge Perkins, 23, and Hayden Kennedy, 27 – both sponsored outdoor athletes – had been backcountry skiing when a slab of hard snow slid down on top […]

Harvey Weinstein: Matt Damon denies ‘killing’ 2004 story

Harvey Weinstein: Matt Damon denies ‘killing’ 2004 story

Image copyright REX/Shutterstock Image caption Damon worked with Weinstein on films including Good Will Hunting Actor Matt Damon has denied trying to “kill” a story about Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour when it was investigated by a reporter 13 years ago. Sharon Waxman has said she looked into rumours that an employee of Weinstein in Italy was […]

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 17

California fires: Scores missing as death toll rises to 17

Media captionFire survivor: ‘I don’t have any neighbours any more.’ More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 17 people are now confirmed dead and more than 2,000 buildings have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Eleven of the deaths […]

Harvey Weinstein: Paltrow and Jolie say they were victims

Harvey Weinstein: Paltrow and Jolie say they were victims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning film producer, has been accused of sexually assaulting three women Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the latest actresses to allege they were victims of sexual harassment at the hands of producer Harvey Weinstein. Both said the incidents happened early in their careers. They join […]

Las Vegas shooting: Police in major switch of timeline

Las Vegas shooting: Police in major switch of timeline

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack, carried out from the Mandalay Bay hotel, killed 58 people The gunman behind last week’s Las Vegas massacre shot a security guard six minutes before the attack, police say, in a striking change to the timeline. Police initially said the guard interrupted Stephen Paddock as the attack was […]