Madonna applies to adopt two children

Madonna applies to adopt two children

Image copyright AP Image caption The star previously adopted two children from Malawi with ex-husband Guy Ritchie Pop star Madonna has applied to adopt two more children in Malawi. The 58-year-old appeared in court in the Malawian capital Lilongwe to make the application. She previously adopted two children from the African country: David Banda in […]

Trump pledges "major investigation into voter fraud"

Media captionSean Spicer: “The president has believed this for a long time” President Donald Trump has promised a “major investigation into voter fraud”, after making claims about millions of illegal ballots. The new president said the inquiry would include “those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal”. Mr Trump also said the […]

Paris Jackson: ‘My father was murdered’

Paris Jackson: ‘My father was murdered’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paris was 11 years old when her father died of a heart attack brought on by an overdose of painkillers Michael Jackson’s only daughter, Paris, says she believes her father was murdered. In her first in-depth interview, Paris told Rolling Stone she was convinced Jackson’s 2009 death was “a […]

Donald Trump: ‘We will build Mexico border wall’

Donald Trump: ‘We will build Mexico border wall’

Image copyright AFP Donald Trump has said a “big day” is planned on national security, including an announcement to build a wall on the border between the US and Mexico. The new US president is expected to sign several executive orders regarding immigration and border security over the next few days. They are likely to […]

Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Bana Alabed: Syrian tweeting girl pens letter to Trump

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bana, who is now in Turkey, Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump. “You must do something for the children of Syria because they are like your children and deserve peace like you,” she wrote. Bana […]

Trump’s voter fraud claim ‘based on evidence’

Trump’s voter fraud claim ‘based on evidence’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Voter fraud claims have been widely debunked President Donald Trump believes that millions of people voted illegally in the US election based on “studies and evidence”, the White House has said. Press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr Trump “does believe that”, but offered no evidence to support the claim […]

Trump to retain embattled FBI Director James Comey

Trump to retain embattled FBI Director James Comey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump met with the FBI director at a law enforcement appreciate event in the White House over the weekend Embattled FBI Director James Comey will stay in his current role, reportedly at the request of President Donald Trump. Mr Comey is among officials who will remain in their […]

Oscar nominations 2017: La La Land leads field with 14 nods

Oscar nominations 2017: La La Land leads field with 14 nods

Image copyright Lionsgate Image caption La La Land stars Gosling and Stone are up for best actor and actress La La Land will be the one to beat at this year’s Oscars, having scored a record-equalling 14 nominations. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are up for best actor and actress for their roles in the […]

Trump backs Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

Trump backs Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A depot used to store Keystone pipes in North Dakota US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders supporting two controversial oil pipelines. The new Republican president backed the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects on condition American steel be used. The Obama administration in late 2015 halted Keystone, which […]

Massachusetts mattress conceals $20m in cash

Massachusetts mattress conceals $20m in cash

Image copyright Twitter US authorities have seized $20m (£16m) in cash discovered in a bed frame under a mattress in a Massachusetts flat. The cash is believed to be linked to a $1bn pyramid scheme involving TelexFree, a company that claimed to provide internet phone services. Investigators uncovered the cash while following a Brazilian man, […]