Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

Media captionAs Harvey Weinstein turns himself in, an accuser, Rose McGowan, reacts Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been released on $1m (£751,000) bail after being charged in New York with rape and sexual abuse. Mr Weinstein, 66, also agreed to wear a GPS tracker and to surrender his passport after turning himself in […]

Armed bystanders gun down Oklahoma City restaurant shooter

Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The restaurant near Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City where the shooting took place Police have praised two armed bystanders after they shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on diners at a restaurant in the US state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City police said four victims were injured on […]

‘Wolf-like’ creature shot near Montana ranch puzzles experts

Image copyright Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Image caption Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf or relative of Bigfoot US wildlife experts are baffled by a “wolf-like” animal that was killed by a Montana farmer. The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came […]

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle’s Puget Sound

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle’s waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests “a lot of people” are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle’s waters and […]

Trump: North Korea summit could still happen on 12 June

Media captionTrump: ‘North Korea meeting could still happen’ US President Donald Trump has said his summit with North Korea’s leader could still happen on 12 June, despite earlier cancelling the meeting. “We’ll see what happens. It could even be the 12th. We’re talking to them now. They very much want to do it, we’d like […]

Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman

Image copyright EPA Image caption The cyclone made landfall near Salalah, Oman’s second city Cyclone Mekunu has hit southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing a 12-year-old girl and leaving three other people injured, officials say. The girl died after wind swept her against a wall, police say. State TV showed large areas of […]

Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vote was on whether to repeal a part of the constitution known as the Eighth Amendment Exit polls published after Ireland’s referendum on abortion suggest a large vote in favour of liberalising the law. Polls by The Irish Times and RTE suggest about 69% voted to repeal a […]

British men ‘increasingly’ targeted by sextortion

There’s been a three-fold rise in the number of cases of sextortion being reported to police in the UK over the last three years, where criminals trick their victims into sexual activity online and then blackmail them. Experts say that Ivory Coast in West Africa has become a hotspot for the scammers, as Angus Crawford […]

Irish abortion referendum: Turnout ‘brisk’

Image copyright Getty Images Turnout in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws is higher, so far, than in recent votes. Voting will continue until 22:00 local time on Friday. The turnout at mid afternoon on Friday was higher than at the same stage of the country’s referendum on same-sex marriage and its most […]

UK ‘go it alone’ warning over sat-nav

Philip Hammond has warned the EU the UK will “go it alone” and build a new satellite navigation system if shut out of the Galileo project after Brexit. The chancellor said the UK wanted to remain a “core member” of the EU-wide scheme, which it has helped pay for. But if this was not possible, […]