Malaysia to pick king after shock abdication

Malaysia to pick king after shock abdication

Image copyright AFP Image caption Malaysia's king Sultan Muhammad V unexpectedly abdicated the throne in January Malaysian royals are voting on a new king after the previous monarch, in an unprecedented move, abdicated the throne before the end of his term. A new ruler, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, is usually picked every five…
Five dead in bank shooting in Florida

Five dead in bank shooting in Florida

Image copyright CBS Image caption Emergency services responded after receiving a call from a man who said "I've shot five people" A gunman has killed five people at a bank in Florida, police say. They say officers responded after a man called police from inside the SunTrust bank in the town of Sebring and said:…
‘R. Kelly insisted I have a sex trainer’

‘R. Kelly insisted I have a sex trainer’

For two years, Asante McGee was a girlfriend of the now-disgraced R&B superstar, R. Kelly, but in the summer of 2016 she went to live in his house in Georgia. There were other women there, she discovered - and very strict rules. Whenever I was in my room alone, that was when I would call…
Niagara Falls becomes ‘like movie Frozen’

Niagara Falls becomes ‘like movie Frozen’

A cold snap transforms the world-famous waterfall into a winter wonderland.
Brexit prompts Sony’s Europe HQ move

Brexit prompts Sony’s Europe HQ move

Image copyright Getty Images Sony will move its European headquarters from the UK to the Netherlands to avoid disruptions caused by Brexit. The company said the move would help it avoid customs issues tied to Britain's exit from the EU. Despite the move, Sony won't shift personnel and operations from the existing UK operations. It…
EU urges ‘golden passports’ crackdown

EU urges ‘golden passports’ crackdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe European Commission says citizenship for sale poses security risksThe EU Commission has told EU states to tighten checks on non-EU nationals who acquire citizenship - so-called "golden passports" - through investments. The Commission plans closer monitoring of those schemes and of "golden visas" granting residence in…
Delaying Brexit worse than no deal – Fox

Delaying Brexit worse than no deal – Fox

Image copyright Getty Images Delaying or cancelling Brexit would be a "calamitous" breach of trust with the electorate and worse than leaving the EU with no deal, Liam Fox has said. The Brexiteer minister told BBC's Radio 4's Today programme MPs pushing for a delay actually wanted to stop Brexit. He said this was the…
Hitler deputy conspiracy theory quashed

Hitler deputy conspiracy theory quashed

Image copyright Getty Images An enduring conspiracy theory that the Nazi war criminal, Rudolf Hess, had been replaced by a double in jail has finally been put to rest. A DNA test carried out by Austrian scientists has shown that the man imprisoned in Berlin's Spandau Prison had indeed been Hitler's deputy. Hess was captured…
Boy sells art to help mother through shutdown

Boy sells art to help mother through shutdown

Boy sells his drawings to help his mother during the partial government shutdown in the US.
Instagram ‘helped kill my daughter’

Instagram ‘helped kill my daughter’

Molly Russell, 14, took her own life in 2017. When her family looked into her Instagram account they found distressing material about depression and suicide. Molly's father Ian says he believes Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter's death. In a statement, Instagram said it "does not allow content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or…

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