Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Joshua Boyle is facing 15 criminal charges A Canadian man who was held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked insurgent group has been arrested. Joshua Boyle, 34, is facing a total of 15 charges including assault and unlawful confinement, according to Canadian media. Pakistani soldiers rescued Mr Boyle, his […]

Peru Pasamayo: Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff

Peru Pasamayo: Dozens killed as coach plunges off cliff

Image copyright EPA Image caption A transport official said the coach was carrying about 50 passengers At least 36 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in Peru, officials say. The health ministry said six survivors had so far been pulled from […]

Senator Orrin Hatch’s exit opens door to Mitt Romney

Senator Orrin Hatch’s exit opens door to Mitt Romney

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mitt Romney lost his race to oust President Barack Obama in 2012 Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, could be poised for a political comeback. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has announced he will resign, and Mr Romney has reportedly been telling associates he […]

Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises over Japan dead man video

Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises over Japan dead man video

Image copyright YOUTUBE/Logan Paul Image caption The video was posted to his 15 million subscribers An American YouTube star says he does not expect to be forgiven after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends discovering the body in the […]

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

Trump blasts 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 […]

Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests

Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests

Media captionProtesters take to streets venting anger against authorities Anti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday have now spread to several major cities. Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere. The protests began against rising prices but have […]

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 180 on Mindanao

Philippines Tropical Storm Tembin kills more than 180 on Mindanao

Media captionThe aftermath of Storm Tembin on Mindanao island More than 180 people are reported to have been killed as a tropical storm swept through the southern Philippines, with dozens more missing. Storm Tembin brought flash flooding and mudslides to parts of Mindanao island. Two towns badly hit were Tubod and Piagapo, where a number […]

Conductor Charles Dutoit denies ‘forced physical contact’ claims

Conductor Charles Dutoit denies ‘forced physical contact’ claims

Image copyright Rex/Shutterstock Image caption Charles Dutoit amassed 10 Grammy Award nominations between 1982 and 2008 Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit has said allegations by a number of women of “forced physical contact” have “absolutely no basis in truth”. Dutoit issued a statement after the Associated Press news agency reported three opera singers and a musician […]

Miss America bosses resign over ‘inappropriate’ leaked emails

Miss America bosses resign over ‘inappropriate’ leaked emails

Image copyright Miss America Organization Image caption Sam Haskell (pictured on the front row) watches the 2017 contest The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants. In a statement, the organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell’s immediate resignation. Its chairperson, Lynn Weidner, is also leaving. The […]

Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats

Venezuela expels top Brazil and Canada diplomats

Image copyright AFP Image caption Delcy Rodriguez said Canada has repeatedly meddled in Venezuela’s internal matters Venezuela has expelled the Brazilian ambassador to Caracas, Ruy Pereira, and Canadian charge d’affaires Craib Kowalik. The move was announced by the head of Venezuela’s powerful Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez accused Canada of interfering in Venezuela’s internal […]