US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

US shutdown looms amid immigration feud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Congress has until Friday to pass a bill keeping the government open The US government is two days away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the White House feud over immigration. Congress faces a Friday deadline to pass a stopgap measure that would fund federal agencies until next month. […]

Trump’s medical sparks conspiracies

Trump’s medical sparks conspiracies

Media caption‘He has incredible genes’ US presidents regularly undergo physical examinations. It is not remarkable. However, the results of Donald Trump’s recent medical check-up have sparked an online conspiracy theory – the girther movement. According to the official medical report, released by the White House on 16 January, President Trump stands at 75 inches (6ft […]

Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Nigeria gunmen kidnap two US and two Canadian citizens

Image copyright Reuters Two American and two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped near the northern city of Kaduna, Nigeria, police say. Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy. The group, travelling in two vehicles, was reportedly attacked on their way from Kaduna […]

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chrissy Chambers, seen on the left, makes YouTube music and comedy videos with her fiancee Bria Kam A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she […]

Trump’s medical sparks online ‘girther’ movement

Trump’s medical sparks online ‘girther’ movement

Media caption‘He has incredible genes’ US presidents regularly undergo physical examinations. It is not remarkable. However, the results of Donald Trump’s recent medical check-up have sparked an online conspiracy theory – the girther movement. According to the official medical report, released by the White House on 16 January, President Trump stands at 75 inches (6ft […]

Dylan Farrow: Outrage after ‘years of being ignored’

Dylan Farrow: Outrage after ‘years of being ignored’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen has never been prosecuted over Farrow’s claim he assaulted her in 1992 Dylan Farrow says she feels “outrage” after “years of being ignored, disbelieved and tossed aside”. Woody Allen’s adopted daughter has appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about her sexual assault claim against the director. In […]

Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Trump Russia: Steve Bannon refuses to answer at Congress hearing

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bannon recently upset President Trump with reported comments to author Michael Wolff Steve Bannon, ex-chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has refused to answer a broad range of questions at a committee hearing probing alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Mr Bannon had been called to […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held ‘for helping China’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested in the US on charges of unlawful retention of classified information. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York’s JFK airport on […]