Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Media captionGold medalists Raisman and Wieber face their abuser A gold-medal winning Olympian has confronted disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing to reveal he abused her, too. Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the Fierce Five, the winning 2012 Summer Olympics squad, to accuse him. She joins teammates Aly Raisman, Gabby […]

Las Vegas shooting: Police say gunman’s girlfriend won’t face charges

Las Vegas shooting: Police say gunman’s girlfriend won’t face charges

Image caption Stephen Paddock smuggled more than 20 weapons into the hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip Police say they do not expect to file charges against the girlfriend of a gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas in October. Marilou Danley, girlfriend of gunman Stephen Paddock, had previously been named a person of […]

Kenya investigates ‘sex attacks’ on new mothers at hospital

Kenya investigates ‘sex attacks’ on new mothers at hospital

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social media users have claimed sexual assault is common at the Kenyatta National Hospital Kenya’s health minister has ordered an investigation into claims new mothers were sexually assaulted at a flagship hospital in the capital Nairobi. Social media posts alleged that male staff members targeted the women when they […]

Museveni: Uganda may reintroduce executions

Museveni: Uganda may reintroduce executions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Museveni says his “leniency” has been taken advantage of Uganda could begin enforcing the death penalty again, President Yoweri Museveni has said, 13 years after the country’s last execution. Mr Museveni said his “Christian background” had prevented him from going ahead with executions, but this “leniency” was encouraging criminals. […]

Surviving cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine

Surviving cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine

Image caption Monica Kyotazala’s long wait for treatment is finally over Monica Kyotazala has lived with a life-threatening disease for 12 years. In 2006, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and her body shows the physical ravages of the condition. Painfully thin and with a faltering voice, she explains how she went without adequate medical […]

Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash

Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Roy Bennett, a former coffee farmer, was a thorn in the side of President Robert Mugabe Prominent Zimbabwean politician Roy Bennett has been killed with his wife in a helicopter crash in North America. The couple died along with three others when the aircraft crashed on Wednesday in a mountainous […]

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Turpin case: California couple deny torturing ‘shackled siblings’

Media captionDavid Turpin (R) and his wife Louise Turpin (L) deny charges of torture The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. They were arrested after their daughter escaped […]

South Africa: Cape Town slashes water use amid drought

South Africa: Cape Town slashes water use amid drought

Image copyright EPA Image caption Car washing is banned in Cape Town The South African city of Cape Town will slash residents’ water allowance to 50 litres a day from next month amid fears that it could become the world’s first major city to run out of water. The city had reached a “point of […]

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Merera Gudina, Ethiopia opposition leader, freed

Image copyright AFP Image caption Merera Gudina’s arrest came after he criticised Ethiopia’s state of emergency Jailed Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina has been freed after more than a year in detention. The leader of the Oromo Federalist Conference was released on Wednesday morning and allowed to go back home. He has been in prison […]

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies

Image copyright Alhassan Sillah Image caption A traditional healer gave women medicines to make them look pregnant Police in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant. N’na Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs and other medicines […]