Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega guilty of murdering children

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The prosecution said Ortega’s actions were premeditated A nanny has been found guilty of murdering two children she stabbed at their luxury New York City apartment. Yoselyn Ortega had pleaded insanity, but the jury rejected that defence as they unanimously convicted her. The bloody bodies of Lucia “Lulu” Krim, six, […]

US senators allowed to bring babies into chamber

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Senator Tammy Duckworth has said parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue The US Senate has agreed new rules that allow members to bring infants into the chamber when they vote. The move comes a week after Tammy Duckworth became the first sitting US senator to give birth while in […]

Puerto Rico hit by first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Puerto Ricans have suffered repeated power cuts since Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico has suffered an island-wide power outage nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island’s infrastructure and power grid. The US territory’s power authority, known as Prepa, said it was working to restore service to almost […]

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful

Media captionTrump on North Korea meeting US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is […]

Tammie Jo Schults: Southwest pilot praised for safe landing

Image copyright Facebook/MidAmerica Nazarene Image caption Capt Shults (left) was among the first cohort of female fighter pilots to transition to tactical aircraft A pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines passenger plane after a jet engine ripped apart mid-air has been praised as a hero by passengers. Tammie Jo Shults captained Flight 1380 to […]

Trudeau met by anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline protests in UK

Image copyright Courtesy Greenpeace Image caption Greenpeace activists scaled two entrance pillars to drop banners at the Canadian High Commission Canadian PM Justin Trudeau was met in the UK with anti-pipeline protesters angry over the controversial Kinder Morgan project. Mr Trudeau says Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in the national economic interest. The […]

Southwest crash: Passengers praise pilot for safe landing

Image copyright Facebook/MidAmerica Nazarene Image caption Mrs Shults (left) flew fighter jets in the US Navy A pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines passenger plane after a jet engine ripped apart mid-air is being praised as a hero by passengers. Tammie Jo Shults landed Flight 1380 at a Philadelphia airport after the incident on […]

Canadian PM Trudeau: ‘Trump keeps me on my toes’

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Autistic teen’s Lego Titanic replica on display in US

Image copyright Titanic Museum Image caption The replica took over 700 hours to build A 26ft-long (8m) Lego cube model of the Titanic built by an autistic boy from Iceland has been premiered at a Tennessee museum. Brynjar Karl Birgisson, 15, used actual blueprints of the doomed ship to decide how many Lego bricks it […]

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to N Korea

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The aim Mr Pompeo’s mission was to pave the way for a Trump-Kim summit CIA director Mike Pompeo forged a “good relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they met last week, US President Donald Trump has tweeted. Confirming media reports of the secret meeting in Pyongyang, Mr Trump […]