OJ Simpson to be freed from Nevada prison

Media captionThe moment OJ Simpson won parole Former US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been granted parole after nine years in a Nevada prison. “Thank you!” said the 70-year-old, bowing his head as the board approved him for release in October. Simpson is serving time for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon […]

Chester Bennington: Linkin Park vocalist ‘took his own life’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Bennington spoke publicly about being abused as a child Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41, LA County Coroner says. The coroner said Bennington apparently hanged himself. His body was found at a private home in the county at 09:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Thursday. Bennington […]

Dali body exhumed for DNA test

Image copyright AFP/EPA Image caption Ms Martínez says she was born in 1956 as a result of an affair between Dalí and her mother The body of the artist Salvador Dalí is being exhumed on Thursday night in order to settle a paternity suit brought by a woman who claims to be his daughter. The […]

North Korea drought: Children at risk in ‘worst crisis since 2001’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea’s crop production has been hit in recent years by both drought and flooding North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says. Crop production in the country has been hampered by a prolonged […]

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down

Image copyright US Department of Justice Image caption AlphaBay went offline earlier this month Two of the largest dark web marketplaces have been shut down following a “landmark” international law enforcement investigation. The AlphaBay and Hansa sites had been associated with the trade in illicit items such as drugs, weapons, malware and stolen data. According […]

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, ‘killed by hunter’ in Zimbabwe

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / ZIMBABWE NATIONAL PARKS Image caption Sad inheritance: The much-loved Zimbabwean lion Cecil was killed in 2015 Two years after Cecil the lion was killed by a trophy-hunter in Zimbabwe, prompting global outrage, his son may have met a similar sad end. Xanda, a six-year-old lion with several young cubs, was […]

Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

Image copyright Twitter/DC Police Department Image caption Washington’s police posted fliers of the missing teenagers on its Twitter account Six teenagers from Burundi taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been reported missing, police say. Four boys and two girls – aged from 16 to 18 – disappeared during the First Global […]

Venezuela crisis: Violence fears as strike action begins

Image copyright Reuters Image caption OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro said the Venezuelan government had “blood on its hands” The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) has warned of a “calamitous deterioration” of the situation in Venezuela. “The fear we have, and which we are afraid to say out loud, is that this situation […]

Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon, Amnesty says

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cameroon has been fighting the Boko Haram militants Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been “brutally tortured” by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says. Amnesty International said in a report that the suspects, including women and children, were beaten, water-boarded and forced into stress positions. The cases allegedly happened […]

Trump and Putin met twice at G20 in Germany

Media captionWhat Trump said of his formal meeting with Putin US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at a second, previously undisclosed meeting at the G20 in Germany earlier this month, the White House says. They held talks joined only by a Russian translator hours after a formal sit down, reports say. […]

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