Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Media caption‘He has incredible genes’ US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump underwent a three-hour examination in his first […]

Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trump and Kim on TV screens in Seoul The world has become a more uncertain place since US President Donald Trump issued his “America First” decree in the dark and dystopian language that so alarmed allies and intrigued adversaries. But has it become more dangerous? Not if you look […]

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Image copyright ECASTER Image caption Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died on Wednesday, a hospital confirmed Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed. The accident in New South Wales on 26 December had already killed her parents, sister and […]

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an […]

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

US holds back $65m aid to Palestinians

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Palestinians like these in Gaza City receive UN food aid The US is withholding more than half of a $125m (£90m) instalment destined for the UN relief agency for the Palestinians, American officials say. It will provide $60 million in aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but […]

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Media captionPolice chief: ‘I would call that torture’ Police say 13 siblings who were found malnourished, some of them shackled, in a California home were torture victims. Riverside County Sheriff’s office said the mother was “perplexed” when officers came to rescue the siblings, who are aged two to 29. Investigators said they had had no […]

Seven-year-old delivery boy causes outrage in China

Seven-year-old delivery boy causes outrage in China

Image copyright Pear Video Image caption ‘Little Li’ delivering parcels in the city of Qingdao, China The story of a seven-year-old orphan working as a delivery boy in China has ignited a debate about child poverty and access to education in the country. A video, posted on the Pear Video website, shows the young boy […]

Dozens of women describe abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar

Nearly 100 women are expected to testify during a criminal sentencing hearing for ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting dozens of girls. Several women tearfully described how the 54-year-old abused them, imploring the court to impose the maximum sentence. Source Article from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42711940Dozens of women describe abuse by […]

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Media captionA neighbour said the children were always accompanied by the parents A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child […]

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Turpins: The ‘happy family’ at centre of torture allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been held on charges of torture and child endangerment Outwardly, the California couple accused of torturing and endangering their 13 children seemed to preside over a happy American family. If the photographs the couple posted on Facebook are anything […]

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