US & World

Sudan protesters need ‘united front’ in military talks

[ad_1] Image caption Sudan's military ousted long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in a coup A week after the fall of Omar al-Bashir the street protests in the heart of Khartoum are as loud and energetic as ever.In the searing heat, the music and the speeches blare from the banks of speakers as the people who have already achieved so much in Sudan push for even greater and lasting change.While the military
UK News

Murdered Trainspotting actor’s family at home during shooting

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption Former boxer Bradley Welsh was shot outside his basement apartment The family of a Trainspotting actor who was murdered outside his home were inside the building when he was shot.Bradley Welsh, 48, was killed at his basement apartment in Chester Street, Edinburgh, on Wednesday.Police said his partner and young child were fortunate not to be caught up in the shooting.Detectives believe the murder was
Politics

Jarod Kirkman: Man jailed over threatening emails to MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jarod Kirkman sent malicious communications to MPs including Yvette Cooper and Nicky Morgan A man who sent "threatening" emails to seven MPs, including two ex-cabinet members, has been jailed for 44 weeks.Jarod Kirkman, 51, used a fake email address to target a cross-party selection, including Nicky Morgan, Yvette Cooper and Heidi Allen.Kirkman, of Torquay Drive, Luton, had admitted sending malicious communications at Westminster
Entertainment

Viewpoint: Beyonce’s Homecoming celebrates black culture and education

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beyonce's new documentary features quotes and audio from black leaders and intellectuals Beyoncé's Netflix documentary Homecoming is much more than a film about the first black woman to headline the Coachella music festival. It is a celebration of black American culture with education, specifically Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), serving as the foundation of her message. In the film, Beyoncé describes how
US & World

Mueller report: Things we only just learned

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, released in a 448-page redacted report on Thursday, paints a decidedly mixed picture of President Donald Trump's conduct, both damning and exculpatory, that both sides of the political divide will seize upon.As Attorney General William Barr said last month, the inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election did not conclude that Mr Trump committed a crime, but it
US & World

Nigeria’s top judge Walter Onnoghen to forfeit bank accounts

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Walter Onnoghen is not allowed to hold public office for 10 years Nigeria's Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen has been convicted of falsely declaring his assets after failing to reveal the money he held in foreign bank accounts.The tribunal said he would have to forfeit the money in the five accounts.His suspension over the charges by President Muhammadu Buhari in January, weeks before the presidential
Politics

Chinese journalist Kong Linlin faces arrest over ‘Tory slap’ claim

[ad_1] Image copyright CCTV-13 Image caption Kong Linlin is a correspondent for China's official state broadcaster An arrest warrant has been issued for a Chinese journalist who failed to appear before magistrates.Kong Linlin, 49, was charged with common assault after an incident at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on 30 September 2018.A summons was posted to her address in King's Cross, London, for a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.She
Technology

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

[ad_1] Image copyright Rossiya 24 Russian state news channel Rossiya 24 has introduced a robot presenter for some of its bulletins.'Alex' has already caused a stir, with some viewers complaining about his appearance and accusing him of peddling political propaganda.The robot was developed by Promobot in the city of Perm. His silicon head is modelled on the face of the company's co-founder Alexei Yuzhakov.At the moment, the robot anchor can
UK News

Carson Price: Park vigil held after teen’s drugs death

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Carson was bright and caring, kind and loving'A vigil has been held in the park where 13-year-old Carson Price was found unconscious before later dying in a suspected drugs-related death.Carson, of Hengoed, Caerphilly, was pronounced dead after being found in Ystrad Mynach Park on Friday.Hundreds of people gathered to release balloons in his memory.Earlier on Thursday, Gwent Police officers arrested a
Business

Pinterest shares soar in stock market debut

[ad_1] Image copyright Pinterest Shares in online scrapbook company Pinterest have surged 25% after it floated on the New York Stock Exchange.The shares opened at $23.75 and rose to $24.89, after being priced at $19.This was above the expected range of $15 and $17, and raised $1.4bn in net proceeds.Meanwhile, video-conferencing firm Zoom Video Communications opened on its Nasdaq debut at $65, more than 80% above its initial public offering
US & World

Mueller report: Trump ‘tried to get special counsel fired’

[ad_1] President Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed.Details are starting to emerge about the 448-page redacted document, collated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, which has just been published.Mr Trump's legal team earlier described the report as a "total victory".It comes as the country's top lawyer, William Barr, faces heavy criticism of his handling of the report's release.
UK News

Professional footballers to boycott social media for 24 hours in racism protest

[ad_1] Danny Rose made his England debut in 2016 and has 26 capsProfessional footballers in England and Wales are to boycott social media for 24 hours on Friday, to protest against the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism.It follows a number of high-profile incidents in domestic and international matches this season.Earlier this week, Manchester United captain Ashley Young was racially abused on Twitter.And Watford captain Troy Deeney
UK News

Santorini deaths: London teachers killed in buggy crash

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The couple from London were in a buggy on Santorini when it fell into a ravine A British couple killed in a buggy accident on the Greek island of Santorini have been named as two teachers who worked in south London.Milly and Toby Savill had been driving on the Profitis Ilias mountain when the buggy fell into a 200-metre ravine on Sunday afternoon,
UK News

The best-before cafe ‘at full capacity’ in Letchworth

[ad_1] A cafe that sells unwanted and surplus food is running "at full capacity" because of high demand, organisers have said.The Best Before Cafe, in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, has been serving up to 100 customers each Wednesday for nine months.Food from 10 local supermarkets and other donors is sold whole or turned into hot meals for people to buy. It includes food past its best-before date and broken chocolate that can
UK News

Horse trainer Richard Woollacott took own life after discovering affair

[ad_1] Image caption Richard Woollacott married Kayley in 2013 Racehorse trainer and point-to-point champion Richard Woollacott took his own life after discovering his wife was having an affair with a jockey, an inquest heard.Mr Woollacott, 40, was found hanged in a barn at his north Devon home in January 2018.He had discovered a series of sexual messages to his wife Kayley on Facebook three weeks beforehand.Mr Woollacott had also been
UK News

Erdington shooting: Man shot dead in street

[ad_1] Image copyright @AlexHaines Image caption The ambulance service said it was called by a member of the public to Church Road A man has been shot dead in a residential street.The 28-year-old man, who has not yet been named, was killed at about 12:00 BST on Church Road in Erdington, Birmingham. West Midlands Police said the man's family had been informed and a murder investigation was under way.West Midlands
US & World

Notre-Dame fire: Temporary wooden cathedral proposed

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Notre-Dame was already undergoing renovation work when the fire broke out A temporary wooden cathedral should be built in the shadow of Notre-Dame's famed towers while the building is being repaired, officials have said.The structure would serve as a home for worshippers and tourists alike, the rector of the Paris landmark, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, suggested.The 850-year-old Gothic cathedral has been closed after a fire
Business

Debenhams boss Sergio Bucher steps down

[ad_1] Image caption Sergio Bucher joined Debenhams from Amazon Debenhams boss Sergio Bucher has stepped down following the recent takeover of the struggling department store chain by its lenders.The retailer was taken over earlier this month as part of an administration process.Mr Bucher's departure had been signalled over the weekend and he said on Friday that "it is time to move on, knowing the company is in good hands".Terry Duddy,
Entertainment

George Alagiah’s ‘guilt’ over disabled toilet use

[ad_1] George Alagiah has spoken of his guilt at having to use disabled toilets while having no visible disability.The BBC newsreader, who has stage four bowel cancer, used the facilities in the past because of having a stoma bag attached to his stomach.When disabled people saw him using the toilets he would feel the need to "apologise or explain", he said.Talking about living with the bag for the first time,
US & World

A Bulgarian vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

[ad_1] Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn't look good. When he was captured they had found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, more sophisticated than much of the equipment they had in Taiz, a town on