Epstein accused of witness tampering in sex trafficking case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy Prosecutors have accused jailed US financier Jeffrey Epstein of paying large amounts of money to two people who could be potential witnesses in his child sex trafficking case in an effort to influence them. Prosecutors said Epstein sent a total of […]

US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta resigns over Epstein case

Media captionTrump on Acosta resignation: ‘This was him not me’ US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning amid criticism of his brokering of a plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein in a child sex case. Mr Acosta, a former Florida prosecutor, made the announcement from the White House lawn on Friday with President Donald Trump […]

Tropical Storm Barry: Trump approves Louisiana state of emergency

Media captionNew Orleans braces for tropical storm President Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana as a growing tropical storm nears landfall. Storm Barry has been gathering speed over the Gulf of Mexico in recent days. Officials say sustained wind speeds have grown to 50mph (80km/h) and may still reach hurricane strength […]

US cop fired over deadly shooting ‘rehired to get pension’

Media captionDaniel Shaver was unarmed when he was shot A US police officer who was fired after shooting dead an unarmed man was temporarily rehired so he could apply for a pension, local media report. Philip Brailsford, 28, killed 26-year-old Daniel Shaver in the hallway of an Arizona hotel in early 2016. He was fired […]

Canadian teacher accused of Indonesia school sex abuse released

Image copyright AFP Image caption Tjiong (L) and Bantleman have always denied the charges against them A British-Canadian jailed for sexually abusing children at an exclusive school in Jakarta is back home in Canada. Neil Bantleman spent five years in an Indonesian jail and was convicted of child sex abuse in 2015 alongside his colleague […]

Turbulence injures 37 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

Media captionFootage shot by a passenger shows the aftermath of the turbulence At least 37 people were injured on board an Air Canada flight after the plane hit severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing. The plane, carrying 284 passengers and crew, was travelling from Vancouver to Sydney but was diverted to Hawaii. […]

US census 2020: Trump retreats on citizenship question

Media captionBill Barr (L) spoke alongside President Trump President Donald Trump will no longer pursue adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 US census questionnaire. Instead, he said he had directed officials to obtain the information through an executive order for government agencies, as court challenges would have delayed a census. “We will leave […]

Turbulence injures 35 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emergency workers assist passengers on Air Canada flight AC33 after it was diverted to Hawaii At least 35 people suffered minor injuries after an Air Canada flight hit a severe patch of turbulence. The plane – which had 284 people on board – was travelling from Vancouver to Sydney on […]

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro offers US ambassador job to son

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eduardo (L), the third son of Mr Bolsonaro (R), has a strong influence on his father Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right president of Brazil, has invited his son to become ambassador to the US. Eduardo Bolsonaro, 35, who is currently serving as a congressman and advises his father on foreign […]

Texas woman shares home with mother’s corpse for three years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police tape (file image) A woman in Texas, US, has been arrested after her mother’s decaying remains were found in the two-bedroom home she shared with her daughter. Police believe the grandmother, 71, suffered a fall in 2016. They allege her daughter, 47, failed to provide adequate help at […]

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