Harvey Weinstein accuser told to delete phone files

Harvey Weinstein accuser told to delete phone files

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex One of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers was told by police to delete any files from her phone that she wanted to keep private, prosecutors have admitted. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the complainant was told by a detective to “delete anything she did […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Pressure grows on Saudis as US envoy meets king

Jamal Khashoggi: Pressure grows on Saudis as US envoy meets king

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo has travelled to Riyadh to meet King Salman Pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met King Salman in Riyadh. Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. […]

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against Trump

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against Trump

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump denies the allegations made by Stormy Daniels A US judge has dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual affair with Mr Trump in 2006. She filed the case […]

Paris attack fake victim Alexandra Damien jailed for fraud

Paris attack fake victim Alexandra Damien jailed for fraud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alexandra Damien had narrowly avoided the attack on Le Carillon bar A French woman has received a jail sentence after passing herself off as one of the victims of the 2015 Paris terror attacks for financial gain. Alexandra Damien, 33, is to serve six months in prison for fraud […]

‘Error’ blamed for anti-white racism vote

‘Error’ blamed for anti-white racism vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Critics say the motion by Senator Pauline Hanson was a publicity stunt The Australian government has said that an “administrative error” prompted 23 of its senators to vote for a motion which stated “it is OK to be white”. The motion by Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Islam One […]

Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero canonised

Image copyright AFP Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero at a ceremony in the Vatican. Archbishop Romero, an outspoken advocate for peace during El Salvador’s civil war, is revered across Latin America as a champion of the poor. He was gunned down by soldiers while giving mass in 1980. His […]

Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Storm Leslie: Portugal hit by hurricane-force winds

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The storm passed through the capital Lisbon Hurricane-force winds have struck central and northern Portugal, leaving 300,000 homes without power. The remnants of Hurricane Leslie swept in overnight on Saturday, with winds gusting up to 176km/h (109mph). Civil defence officials said 27 people suffered minor injuries, with localised flooding, hundreds […]

Storm Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Storm Michael: Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm mauls US

Media captionDevastation as Michael makes landfall The third-strongest storm in recorded history to hit the mainland US has battered north-west Florida, flooding beach towns and snapping trees. Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a category four storm with 155mph (250km/h) winds in the state’s Panhandle region. Two people, including a child, were killed […]

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Image copyright EPA Image caption The crew were on their way to the International Space Station A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be “in good condition”, both Nasa […]

Europe stocks sharply lower after US and Asia sell-off

Europe stocks sharply lower after US and Asia sell-off

Image copyright Getty Images European stocks were sharply down in morning trade after concerns about a trade war and higher US bond yields stoked global investor concerns. In London, the FTSE 100 index of leading UK shares was down more than 1.7% at 7,020. Markets in Asia had plunged to a 19-month low after US […]