Mail bombs: FBI investigators check Florida leads

Mail bombs: FBI investigators check Florida leads

Image copyright EPA Image caption New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill (centre), New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) and FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney (right) brief reporters The FBI has searched a mail facility in Florida, as investigators try to find out who is behind a series of crude explosive packages targeting several prominent […]

Suspect package ‘found at De Niro restaurant’

Suspect package ‘found at De Niro restaurant’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US reports say actor Robert De Niro’s restaurant has been sent a suspected explosive device A suspect package similar to those sent to CNN and senior Democrats has been sent to a New York restaurant owned by the actor Robert De Niro, US media say. Citing police sources, NBC said […]

Khashoggi murder: CIA Director Gina Haspel ‘heard Khashoggi audio’

Khashoggi murder: CIA Director Gina Haspel ‘heard Khashoggi audio’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gina Haspel travelled to Turkey this week CIA director Gina Haspel has heard audio recordings that are believed to capture the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reports say. They say Ms Haspel was allowed to listen to the audio during a visit to Turkey earlier this week. […]

Stocks plunge in Asia after Wall Street sell-off

Stocks plunge in Asia after Wall Street sell-off

Image copyright Getty Images Asia stocks have joined a sell-off after a bruising session on Wall Street which saw two of the three main indexes erase their gains for the year. Tokyo stocks slumped more than 3%, while losses pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 into negative territory for the year. […]

Diddy pledges $1m to new school for disadvantaged students

Diddy pledges $1m to new school for disadvantaged students

Image copyright Getty Images Diddy is donating $1m (£755,000) to a school which aims to help disadvantaged students in New York. The rapper revealed a new Capital Prep Charter School will open in the Bronx in 2019. It will be the third school Diddy has helped to open as part of a network – there […]

Falling stars challenge: China’s twist on the young rich millennial meme

Falling stars challenge: China’s twist on the young rich millennial meme

Image copyright Sina Weibo Image caption Sina Entertainment said that Chinese users were “more creative” than the Russians with the challenge – showing their daily life toils One of the hottest online trends of the summer – the #fallingstarschallenge – has now made an appearance in China and it is inevitably being reinvented by Chinese […]

Trump says Khashoggi murder ‘worst cover-up in history’

Trump says Khashoggi murder ‘worst cover-up in history’

Media captionThe US President criticises Saudi Arabia’s handling of Jamal Khashoggi’s death US President Donald Trump has said Saudi Arabia’s response to the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is “the worst cover-up ever”. Those behind the killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul three weeks ago “should be in big trouble”, he said. […]

Winning ticket in $1.6bn US Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Winning ticket in $1.6bn US Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Image copyright EPA Image caption There had been queues for lottery tickets across the US A lottery ticket holder in South Carolina has scooped the largest jackpot in US history. Mega Millions confirmed there was one winner for the whopping $1.6bn (£1.2bn) prize. The jackpot numbers were: 28, 70, 5, 62, 65, with a Mega […]

Lion cub found in Paris apartment in France

Lion cub found in Paris apartment in France

Image copyright PA Image caption The authorities have warned against treating wild animals as toys or pets (file photo) A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a lion cub was discovered in an apartment in the suburbs of Paris. According to French media, police were alerted after the suspect tried to sell the six-week-old female […]