FBI contacts second woman over Kavanaugh

FBI contacts second woman over Kavanaugh

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brett Kavanaugh angrily denied allegations he faces at a hearing on Thursday The FBI has approached the second woman to accuse US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as it begins a fresh inquiry into him. Deborah Ramirez accuses Judge Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during […]

Kanye West changes name to Ye

Kanye West changes name to Ye

Image copyright PA Image caption The artist’s new album Yandhi is due to be released on Saturday Rapper Kanye West is changing his name – to Ye. Announcing the change on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.” West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some […]

N Korea ‘won’t disarm if sanctions stay’

N Korea ‘won’t disarm if sanctions stay’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Ri said sanctions would not “bring North Korea to its knees”. North Korea’s foreign minister has warned that there is “no way” his country will disarm while the US continues to enforce sanctions. Ri Yong-ho told the UN General Assembly the sanctions were deepening North Korean mistrust of the […]

Russian woman ‘identifies’ Salisbury suspect

Russian woman ‘identifies’ Salisbury suspect

Image copyright Bellingcat / PA Image caption The Bellingcat website released a photo of the man it says is Anatoliy Chepiga (left), while Russia Today named him as Ruslan Boshirov (right) A woman in the far east of Russia has told the BBC she recognises one of the key suspects in the Salisbury attack as […]

Elon Musk reaches deal with regulators

Elon Musk reaches deal with regulators

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWho is Elon Musk? Elon Musk must step down as Tesla chair and pay a fine after reaching a deal with US regulators over tweets he posted about taking the firm private. It follows Thursday’s decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sue Mr Musk […]

Danish police free manhunt suspects

Danish police free manhunt suspects

Image copyright EPA Image caption Authorities shut down transport links to and from Denmark’s largest island Danish police have questioned and released two suspects travelling in a Swedish car that was the subject of a huge manhunt on Friday. The pair were detained after they were seen acting in a way that suggested an imminent […]

Erdogan opens major mosque in Germany

Erdogan opens major mosque in Germany

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan officially opened the mosque with the imam Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ended a visit to Germany by opening one of Europe’s largest mosques. He said the mosque in Cologne stood as a symbol of peace and thanked the German government for pressing ahead with its construction […]

Aftershocks rock Indonesian tsunami zone

Aftershocks rock Indonesian tsunami zone

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDramatic video shows buildings being knocked down Strong aftershocks have continued to hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where a major quake and tsunami killed at least 408 people and injured 500. Dozens remain missing, some thought to be trapped in the debris of collapsed buildings in […]

Egypt activist sentenced over ‘fake news’

Egypt activist sentenced over ‘fake news’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rights activists have been campaigning for the immediate release of Amal Fathy A court in Egypt has given human rights activist Amal Fathy a two-year-suspended sentence and a fine for “spreading fake news”. She has been in detention since May after posting a video criticising the government over the […]

China sees surge in HIV/Aids cases

China sees surge in HIV/Aids cases

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The vast majority of new cases in China were transmitted through sexual activity. China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and Aids. More than 820,000 people are affected in the country, health officials say. About 40,000 new cases […]