New Jersey boy ‘murdered family and friend on New Year’s Eve’

New Jersey boy ‘murdered family and friend on New Year’s Eve’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption From left to right: Brittany Kologi, Steven Kologi Jnr (who escaped unharmed), Scott Kologi with parents Steven Kologi and Linda Kologi A 16-year-old is accused of shooting his parents, sister and a family friend at home on New Year’s Eve. The boy has not been officially identified, but neighbours identified […]

Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber’s Japan dead man video

Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber’s Japan dead man video

Image copyright YOUTUBE/Logan Paul Image caption The video was posted to his 15 million subscribers An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base […]

New York City Ballet: Peter Martins retires amid abuse claims

New York City Ballet: Peter Martins retires amid abuse claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several dancers have accused Mr Martins of abusive behaviour and harassment The longstanding leader of the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins, has retired amid accusations of sexual harassment and abusive behaviour by ballet members. Mr Martins, 71, was placed on leave last month pending an investigation. He denied […]

US rabbi calls Lorde a ‘bigot’ in advert

US rabbi calls Lorde a ‘bigot’ in advert

Lorde has been branded a “bigot” in a full-page ad in the Washington Post – a week after the New Zealand star cancelled a concert in Israel. The ad, published in the New Year’s Eve edition, was placed by US rabbi Shmuley Boteach. It accuses the 21-year-old of joining “a global anti-Semitic boycott of Israel”. […]

Trump attacks Pakistan ‘deceit’ in first tweet of the year

Trump attacks Pakistan ‘deceit’ in first tweet of the year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has previously said Pakistan offers a “safe haven” to terrorists President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the United States while receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid. In his first tweet of the year, he also alleged Pakistan harboured terrorists. Pakistan reacted angrily […]

US teen arrested after family shot dead on New Year’s Eve

US teen arrested after family shot dead on New Year’s Eve

A US teenager has been arrested after his family were found shot dead in their home on New Year’s Eve. Police responded to a report of shots fired at a house in Long Branch, New Jersey, shortly before midnight. On arrival, they discovered the suspect’s father, mother, sister, and a family friend had all been […]

Miss America scandal: Former winner Carlson crowned new chairperson

Miss America scandal: Former winner Carlson crowned new chairperson

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Carlson is already known as a vocal opponent of sexual harassment The Miss America beauty pageant has chosen a former winner as its chairperson for the first time after a scandal over leaked emails. The organisation’s CEO resigned in December after the leaks showed he mocked contestants over […]

The Cleveland Browns are second team in NFL to complete winless season

The Cleveland Browns are second team in NFL to complete winless season

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson (right) was embraced by Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin at the end of the match The Cleveland Browns have become only the second team go through a 16-game NFL season without winning. The Browns finished 2017 with a 0-16 record after losing 28-24 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The […]

Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

Recreational cannabis use becomes legal in California

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California legalised cannabis for medical use in 1996, but is now permitting recreational use by adults California has become the largest state in the US to legalise recreational cannabis use. As of 1 January 2018, adults aged over 21 can possess up to an ounce (28 grams) of the […]

Colorado shooting: Four police officers injured, one dead

Colorado shooting: Four police officers injured, one dead

Image copyright DENVER 7 Image caption Police were responding to a domestic disturbance at about 05:00 (12:00 GMT) at an apartment south of Denver A police officer has been killed and four others have been injured in an “ambush-style attack” while responding to a verbal disturbance in Colorado. The shooting happened at an apartment at […]