Russian court finds ex-minister Ulyukayev guilty of bribery

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ulyukayev denied the charges and alleged that he was framed A Moscow court has found Russia’s former Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev guilty of bribery. He is the first minister to stand trial in Russia’s recent history. Ulyukayev was arrested in 2016, accused of trying to extort $2m (£1.5m) from state […]

Sumatran rhino ‘hanging on by a thread’

Image copyright Tom Uhlman Image caption Ipuh at the Cincinnati Zoo Scientists have decoded the genome of the Sumatran rhinoceros – one of the most threatened mammals on Earth. Its genetic blueprint shows that populations have been in decline for a very long time. The rhino’s troubles began during the last Ice Age, when its […]

Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

Media captionSecurity forces in Lebanon use tear gas to try to disperse protesters at the US embassy There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force […]

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight

Actress Zaira Wasim: I was molested on flight

Image copyright @zairawasim_/Instagram Image caption Ms Wasim shared her experience on her Instagram account, which has almost 400,000 followers An actress who starred in Bollywood’s biggest film says she was molested on a flight between Delhi and Mumbai. Zaira Wasim, 17, said a “middle-aged man” repeatedly moved his foot up and down her neck and […]

Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

Image copyright AFP Image caption Extra forces have been deployed at sensitive locations Israeli forces are on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds of extra police have been deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City, and additional battalions sent to the West […]

Australian parliament approves same-sex marriage

Image copyright EPA Image caption Same-sex marriage supporters outside Australia’s parliament on Thursday Same-sex marriage will become legal in Australia after a historic bill was passed in the House of Representatives. An overwhelming majority of MPs voted to change the Marriage Act, eight days after a similarly decisive result in the Senate. The vote set […]

US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Media captionWhy the city of Jerusalem matters US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. He is due to announce the controversial decision in a speech later. Mr Trump is also expected to approve moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but not for several years. […]

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hallyday broke from France’s classic “chanson” tradition in the 1950s, starting singing rock and roll in French France’s biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. The singer sold about 100 million records and starred in a number of films in […]

US homeless people numbers rise for first time in seven years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Los Angeles is one of several cities pushing the national average higher The number of homeless people in the United States has increased for the first time since 2010. Just under 554,000 people were homeless, a report from the department of housing and urban development said. West Coast cities […]

Malta arrests eight over Caruana Galizia car bomb murder

Image copyright AFP Image caption Caruana Galizia was an investigative journalist Police in Malta have arrested eight Maltese nationals in connection with the car bomb murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters that police operations were under way in the town of Marsa, and the Bugibba and Zebbug areas. […]

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